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1081  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Orange houndstooth interior on: March 29, 2006, 10:06:59 PM
Around here [WI] an orange coupe interior was not unusual. 2 of the Z/28s I owned
[1 w/JL8] had it; there is another nearby. One of the 6 COPOs Dale Chev sold was orange/orange. We also parted out a black coupe with orange houndstooth.
1082  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: original wheel and tire combo on: March 13, 2006, 01:28:04 PM
YH wheels were used from roughly Dec '68 to the end of production. Prior to that wheels coded AD were used. The raised center formed in the rim to mount the hub on the ADs almost touches the caliper on JL8 cars. On YHs the raised area is narrower allowing more room on 4 wheel disc cars.
1083  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: VIN plate color on: March 13, 2006, 01:22:13 PM
That would explain why the tag was not always painted to match the dash top. I know of a fathom green/midnight green 69 with a black VIN tag.
1084  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Disc Brakes on: March 12, 2006, 03:29:35 PM
A good friend has a 10B [68] 69 Z/28. Has single piston calipers but does have a 346 master stamped US.
1085  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: VIN plate color on: March 11, 2006, 06:24:08 PM
68-69 VIN plates appear to have been dipped painted black after stamping. They were then supposed to painted with the top of the dash in the same suede finish and color prior to installation. This does not appear to have always taken place and is most noticeable on non-black interior cars. I have seen green, blue and red interior cars with black and matching color plates.
1086  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct finish(es) on 69 12-bolt Camaro rear on: March 08, 2006, 01:05:52 PM
Actually Dave I doubt they looked that good!
1087  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Tilt Wheel in 68 Z/28? on: March 08, 2006, 01:04:01 PM
Yes tilt wheel was available with Z/28 equipment.
1088  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 z/28 x-77 trunk mat on: March 07, 2006, 01:13:13 PM
Nope, custom interior only. X77 has nothing to do with a trunk mat.
1089  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct finish(es) on 69 12-bolt Camaro rear on: March 05, 2006, 10:52:32 AM
The 12-bolt pinion flange was redesigned for '69. The new design used retaining straps rather than the 67-68 u-bolt & nut and was larger, the reason driveshaft length changed. All 69 12-bolt axles used the same flange.

Don't forget the axle code labels the factory pasted on one or both brake drums, seen on page 166 of Jerry's excellent 1969 Camaro book.
1090  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct finish(es) on 69 12-bolt Camaro rear on: March 02, 2006, 08:10:12 PM
The March '68 Hi-Perf Cars has a feature on a B-M 427 Camaro with probably the best one. The drum is clearly all black as is the center of the axle flange. The single retaining clip on one of the studs is visible and obviously not painted.

The May '68 Rodder & Super Stock has a smaller, similar photo of a '67 that shows essentially the same thing.

May '68 Super Street Cars shows a drum with little more than overspray on the face. The circumference appears to be thoroughly painted.

The May '69 Hot Rod shows the same as above. The angle is better and slight overspray can be seen on the axle flange.

It is not possible to determine if the studs on any of these were painted. It would have been simple to mask them.
1091  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct finish(es) on 69 12-bolt Camaro rear on: March 02, 2006, 01:49:58 PM
Drums were painted black with the axle. Several vintage magazines have photos that clearly show this. Hot Rod did a road test and subsequent mods to a '69 Z/28. The photos of the T-bar installation show the drums were black.
1092  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 ZL2 Coil Bracket: How to ID? on: February 26, 2006, 12:13:51 PM
For whatever it is worth the ZL2 coil bracket is the same one used on the 275/327 engine 66-67.
1093  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1967 SS 427 "Could this be?" on: February 24, 2006, 01:09:03 PM
Dana Chevrolet and Bill Thomas Engineering, both in CA also did a few. Nickey in IL also. Car Life magazine tested a 427 Dana Camaro.

If the car can be documented as a 427 conversion it is quite valuable.
1094  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: EARLY 69 CAMARO on: February 21, 2006, 07:30:30 PM
There are 6 earlier Norwood VINs in the db. Going to be tough to beat N500003, a Z/28.

There are 8 earlier Los Angeles VINs including a few 08As.
1095  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 X77 code Camaro Many fact questions. on: February 19, 2006, 01:40:14 PM
69 Z/28 and SS cars built with N40 had the same ratio acomplished by a longer pitman arm and shorter steering arms. There was only 1 power steering gear used for all 1969 Camaros.

Z/28 equipment included fast ratio steering, again acomplished by linkage changes. The gear was the same manual gear used on any other non-ps Camaro. Apparently it was possible to order a Z/28 with N44 for an even faster ratio; I have seen it on a Z/28 window sticker and assume it is the 17:1 gear mentioned in the Jan 1970 Car Life article on the Penske Camaros. Why anyone would want that escapes me. Standard manual steering is bad enough.
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