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1081  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Impossible to document? on: May 06, 2006, 02:12:21 PM
Many if not most surviving musclecars do not have original paperwork. Mine did not and it never bothered me.

Working the other angle I acquired a lot of '60s paperwork from a Chevrolet dealer, only a few of the cars seem to have survived.

The paint is interesting. This is the 2nd Z/28 I know of with - - paint due to
non-standard stripe color, the other being Le Mans blue with black stripes.

Even if you had the OE window sticker or invoice all it would state is "special paint".
1082  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Impossible to document? on: May 06, 2006, 12:08:00 PM
Van Nuys built 69s [L VIN] often have a Broadcast Sheet taped to the top of the fuel tank.

Check it out.
1083  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What other rear end differentials will fit a 69 Camaro? on: May 06, 2006, 09:59:00 AM
There are others that will work [65-67 Chevelle, 68-74 Nova, 70 Camaro].

If you are intending to start with a 12 bolt axle they are expensive to acquire, expensive to restore/rebuild and will still have the built-in design limitations, namely drum brakes and C-clip axle retention. Cutting/welding on the axle tubes can warp and weaken them. Many 12 bolt axles were in cars that were abused; I've seen cracked center sections and bent housings.

By the time you are done buying, rebuilding and modifying you will have spent close to the cost of a new custom-built 9" or 12 bolt with discs, better axle retention and the ratio of your choice.

Were I building a hot rod that is what I would do.
1084  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Calling on you Camaro Experts. Nobody has been able to figure this out yet! on: May 05, 2006, 12:22:12 PM
That is a plant scheduling code used only at Van Nuys; has nothing to do with the configuration of the vehicle. The code is alpha-numeric so it is merely a coincidence that yours has a Z. The next day probably started back at A001.
1085  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How Many 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Camaros Were Built? on: May 02, 2006, 09:24:59 PM
No.
1086  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: YH wheel dates on: May 02, 2006, 12:39:00 PM
Also used on 1970 Monte Carlo
1087  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: X77 Rally Sport - is this possible? on: April 27, 2006, 06:35:21 PM
Nope.
1088  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Camaro metal dash replacement - will Nova work? on: April 27, 2006, 06:34:06 PM
69-78 X-body [Nova, Pontiac Phoenix, etc] did use the same basic dash structure as the Camaro but it does differ where the instrument cluster is located. The Camaro dash has some punched holes with welded bracketry along the right side of the opening, the Nova dash does not. The speaker grille also has a slightly different configuration.



1089  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 spare wheel on: April 20, 2006, 06:36:20 PM
E70 x 14 tires were never available as original equipment on a 1969 Camaro.

The standard size [non-SS or Z/28] was E78 x 14; F70 x 14 optional.

SS cars had F70 x 14 as the standard size; several varieties were optional.

Z/28s and COPOs also equipped with 9737 used E70 x 15. There were no 15" tire options.
1090  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 spare wheel on: April 19, 2006, 10:01:11 PM
All 5 wheel/tire assemblies matched unless the car was ordered with N65 space-saver spare, available only with 14" wheels.
1091  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z28 engine dates on: April 18, 2006, 12:27:04 PM
I have around 400 '69 Z/28 VIN/engine dates in my db. For the most part none of the rules apply to Z/28s.

A couple of factors are which plant assembled the car and when it was assembled.

Here is something to consider: There is paperwork showing a 2nd week February Z/28 was built with a 2nd week February engine. The car was delivered to the original owner exactly 1 week after the engine was assembled.

Our documented 06E '67 Z/28 had an engine built July 6th. Go figure.

Don't apply this to SHP big blocks; they defy logic. COPOs built within minutes of each other can have engine dates 5 weeks apart.
1092  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 Z/28 engine stands on: April 14, 2006, 12:37:52 PM
Check for BB crossmember. Should have SB. Creates a different alignment problem.
1093  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 RS/SS L78 on: April 13, 2006, 08:59:16 PM
There were 34,922 Camaro SS built.

There were 37,773 Camaro RS built.

4,886 Camaro SS had the L78 engine.

How many had all three options is anyones guess. Chevrolet never furnished that info.
1094  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 350-300hp with 140-speedo..7k tach..? Help on: April 13, 2006, 12:51:41 PM
Almost certainly a repro 140. It has been available for some time.

The only known factory application for the 140 was COPO 9737 which also included 15" x 7" rally wheels with E70 x 15 tires and a 13/16" front stabilizer bar. It is believed 9737 was only available when COPO 9560 or 9561 was also ordered. The 5000 RPM red line 7000 RPM tach was supplied when a tachometer or special instrumentation was ordered with the 307, 327 or 350 engines.
1095  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 Z/28 engine stands on: April 12, 2006, 12:11:09 PM
A couple of other signs you have the wrong mounts are the balancer very close to the stabilizer bar and the #5 spark plug right next to the PS gear.

The mounts have changed #s over the years. You need 69 302/350 or 69 396/427 mounts, same thing.

I learned this the hard way 30 years ago with a 69 Z/28.
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