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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drum Brake Steering Arms vs Discs on: October 13, 2014, 12:50:37 PM
The upper control arm was positioned in a fixture; the bushings, cross bar, washers and bolts were assembled to it and torqued. The fixture established the position of the bar relative to the arm for assembly to the frame in production. The assembly was then dipped in a black coating. The ball joint was installed afterwards and was not coated. The coating was not intended to last 40+ years; none of the parts had any prep. Don't draw conclusions based on how a part looks today; I have seen plenty of rusty Camaro subframes in my days that were known to have been coated. 44 years is a long time.

Painted upper control arm assemblies are visible in engine bay photos in vintage road tests. Washers were coated.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Took the Day Off.... on: August 30, 2014, 03:39:06 PM
The gloss/satin BB rear body panel debate was thoroughly vetted elsewhere a few years back. Gloss and satin OE paint survivors exist so it looks like both is the answer.

Gloss black was used for Z/28 striping. Not a stretch to envision it being used on rear body panels.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay DZ motor... on: August 30, 2014, 11:19:01 AM
The DZ block stamping does not fit with what would be expected from a B 14 9 / 618 casting.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help determining 67 4P scenario on: August 25, 2014, 05:29:23 PM
Tag is not coded for A/C.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help determining 67 4P scenario on: August 25, 2014, 12:10:41 PM
I didn't state there were none. At this time, none are known.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help determining 67 4P scenario on: August 24, 2014, 03:53:33 PM
An L35 396 would be 4N; too early for L78. No known 4P Z/28s out of Van Nuys.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help determining 67 4P scenario on: August 24, 2014, 02:16:09 PM
All 1st gens had the cowl punched for the standard speedo cable routing. It was plugged for Muncie applications.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: march built z28 wheel on: August 17, 2014, 04:16:53 PM
YH wheels entered production January 1969.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 17, 2014, 12:56:58 PM
I have one for a '69 Camaro and it looks like new. Also have other paperwork from the same dealer.

Last fall I saw an original Gutenberg bible, 558 years old. Probably wasn't always well stored but still looked pretty good. Kept dry and indoors, paper does just fine.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 17, 2014, 10:44:30 AM
Body and chassis broadcast copies often remained in completed cars shipped from the plant. They were usually discarded during new car prep. However a few dealers put them in the glove box or in the folder of paperwork retained by the dealer. That may be what occurred here as yours looks genuine.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor..another on: August 05, 2014, 05:53:29 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-Z-28-X33-REAL-DEAL-Z-28-ALL-MATCHING-S-DZ-302-4SPD-/141368527122?forcerrptr=true&hash=item20ea388912&item=141368527122&pt=US_Cars_Trucks
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: July 27, 2014, 12:08:37 PM
Wow!

Great work getting it pulled guys!
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Caveat Emptor on: July 26, 2014, 11:01:55 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-Z28-VERY-RARE-HIGHLY-DOCUMENTED-PRISTINE-TOTALLY-RESTORED-SHOWROOM-CONIDITION-/151365002981?forcerrptr=true&hash=item233e0ea6e5&item=151365002981&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

This ebay ad prominently mentions documents and features several photos of them. The alleged ‘original’ documents have several inconsistencies with genuine original 1969 Camaro documentation.

Exception Control Letters [ECL] are the two-character alpha codes listed after the option; A01 is tinted glass, AA is the ECL for the specific build. ECLs are application-specific; there are at least 22 for Z22. 5 of the ECLs on the documents for this car are inconsistent with others in the database. In addition there are two spelling errors and an error in the listing of the options.

The ad states: “The window sticker and shipper sheet reflect…and the D80 rear [?] spoiler option” however air spoiler equipment is not listed on the paperwork, such as it is. The car has C08 Vinyl Roof Cover and Z21 Style Trim Group, also not listed on the purported original documents. The ad claims a stereo radio but the documents list the U69 monaural am/fm.

There are several incorrect or missing components evident in the photos: headers, no AIR system, master cylinder, trunk mat, stripe color, ducted hood.

The ad boasts “Send your inspector today!” I second that motion.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 22, 2014, 06:57:04 PM
Check out a more modern ZL1 dyno test on the engine from #26:

http://www.camaros.org/copo.shtml

With today's 0 weight racing oils and the latest piston ring technology Camaro Hi-Performance is seeing 550hp+ on their ZL1 rebuilds.


15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 21, 2014, 12:40:31 PM
The only 430 hp engine of the timeframe was the L88, only placed by Chevrolet in Corvettes, and it did not use an air cleaner decal.. as the 'hood itself' was the top cover for the Air cleaner.. Smiley



The ZL1 was also rated at 430 hp. The few period engine bay photos of ZL1 Camaros show either no air cleaner lid decal or just the 427 crossed flags.
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