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1081  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Brake Parts Numbers - 69Z - Rear Drums / Front Rotors on: July 13, 2006, 06:11:23 PM
Our 85,000 67 Z/28 had OE ball joints, drums and rotors. The rotors had never been turned and cleaned up with a light cut.
1082  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: corvette bronze code OO in 1968..how many made? on: July 06, 2006, 03:06:25 PM
Chevrolet never released production by color so there is no way to know how many of each was produced.

Our small db indicates about 6% of 1968 Camaro production was OO, not really rare.
1083  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Camaro booster numbers on: July 04, 2006, 09:42:44 PM
Boosters are rated by output PSI at 20 and 100 lbs pedal pressure. In general disc boosters [so identified by "1-1/8 piston dia"] have higher PSI than drum.
1084  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original grill/bezel color? on: July 04, 2006, 09:00:29 AM
The headlight bezels should always match the grille.

If the car was Hugger Orange originally it would have to be an SS to have been built with a black grille. If it is not an SS the grille and bezels should be silver [aka argent].

1085  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: power brake booster code on: July 02, 2006, 10:01:10 AM
'0426' is the tab number for a 1970 Firebird with the HP option.
1086  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Camaro booster numbers on: July 02, 2006, 09:58:23 AM
According to the Delco Moraine Service Manual dtd 1-70 '2945' is for a 1967 Pontiac Tempest with drum brakes. It has much higher output PSI than the Camaro unit.

A 1967 Camaro would use '0749' or '1109' with metallic brakes.

BTW these are the numbers on the tab, unrelated to the part number.
1087  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1st Gen Driveshaft Design - Did GM Make a Mistake? on: June 27, 2006, 12:09:29 PM
The drivetrain warranty was 5 years and 50,000 miles.

All of my Z/28s had driveshafts with offset yokes and none had any driveline vibration.

In view of the fact that GM has made/purchased hundreds of millions of driveshafts I will bet they know all there is to know about it.
1088  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Delco T I ignition system on: June 22, 2006, 12:17:08 PM
What is the coil #?
1089  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Dealer Installed Options and Window Stickers on: June 22, 2006, 12:16:15 PM
Having bought a few cars in those days in my experience dealers did not 'pack' cars like they do today. If a buyer wanted an accessory it was added before delivery and noted on the sales contract. If a vinyl roof or something had been added it was noted on a slip of paper and pasted near the factory label.

One notable exception were Yenkos cars. The factory Chevrolet window labels were removed and replaced with SYC labels with their pricing.
1090  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What should i expect to pay to have a pair of decent taillamp bezels rechromed? on: June 22, 2006, 12:09:18 PM
I was with a Camaro parts business for 15 years and in that time never saw rechromed 68 bezels that looked good. The process for stripping the chrome will uncover more pitting. Unless someone carefully repairs them prior to re-chroming they will not look anything like new.
1091  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Tire date decoding on: June 21, 2006, 12:57:55 PM
Nothwithstanding the probably hundreds of restored '69s with them there is no reason to believe ANY 69 was built with RWL Goodyear Polyglas tires.

Goodyear Wide Tread GTs, Firestone wide ovals [small letter] Uniroyal Tiger Paws were all used but only the Wide Treads are in repro.

Like the man sez don't even think of putting 37 year old tires on a car.
1092  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Early 69 Z/28 wheels. on: June 19, 2006, 12:10:52 PM
1970 Monte Carlo
1093  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct shifter on: June 18, 2006, 12:05:20 PM
My experience with Muncie shifters is based on 36 years of experience with 1st gen Camaros. I was involved with a Camaro business for 15 years and dismantled many factory Muncie shifters in a effort to acquire enough good parts to assemble a useable unit for a customer that just had to have one.

In that time I never saw a factory Hurst unit that needed more than cleaning and linkage bushings.

A nearby parts store had a sign:

"There are two kinds of oats. Fresh oats, and oats that have already been through the horse. The latter are much cheaper."

Muncie shifters have already been through the horse.
1094  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone know what a factory 427 goes for nowadays? on: June 18, 2006, 11:51:56 AM
There are 3 architectures for 60s-70s big-block Chevy engines:

-oval port
These are general performance passenger car/light-duty truck engines offered in all displacements: 396, 402, 427, 454. They typically have 2-bolt mains, general performance hydraulic lifter camshafts, Quadra-Jet carbs on cast-iron intakes. Some early apps did use Holley carbs; some Corvettes had QJs on aluminum intakes. They are refered to as oval port because the cylinder heads have oval-shaped intake ports. Later 'smog' heads had smaller ports and are nearly worthless. Included are the 325hp/396, 350hp/402, 335hp/427, 360hp/454. Hundreds of thousands were made; intact and running they have value and are in demand largely from restorers, not widely used for racing.

-rectangular port
These are special high performance passenger car engines offered in all displacements: 396, 402, 427, 454. Never used in trucks. They had 4-bolt mains, high-performance solid lifter camshafts, Holley carbs on aluminum intakes. They are refered to as rectangular port because the cylinder heads have large rectangular intake ports. Some versions had aluminum heads. Included are the 375hp/396, 375hp/402, 425hp/427, 450hp/454. Fairly limited production; intact and running any one of them is quite valuable because so many were used up racing.

-tall-deck
Some truck applications used a cylinder block that had 0.400" taller deck heights to accomodate truck-only 4 ring pistons. This means standard bb intakes and other parts do not interchange. There is a 366 cubic inch version that is absolutely worthless; other versions may have some value to racers. They have no value to restorers.

With the huge selection of aftermarket blocks/heads and Chevy crate engines, rebuilding and modifying a used up engine no longer makes much sense.
 
Figure out what you have; price accordingly.

1095  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct shifter on: June 12, 2006, 08:54:35 PM
Actually there is a way to have your cake and eat it too.

An original "MUNCIE" lever can be reworked to fit a Hurst shifter. Takes some patience as it is case-hardened. I'm not certain the Camaro lever works the best for this but there were a number of MUNCIE handles for various applications.
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