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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Picture of 69 z top of engine wanted on: February 10, 2014, 01:21:37 PM
The car was a very late 06A based on VIN. I saw it over 10 years ago and will check if I still have notes on it. I did take a photo of the carb w/lines & bracket attached. I'm guessing an early 06A would not have the bracket based on what is known.

It was in a farm field untouched for 26 years-probably still there. Just about anything of value had been removed and was piled in a shed.
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Picture of 69 z top of engine wanted on: February 10, 2014, 10:01:21 AM
I've seen one on an 06A car.
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What is it ? on: February 08, 2014, 01:16:11 PM
When I was involved in a Camaro business in the '80s we used to go to the Pomona CA swap meet a couple times a year. One of the locals had a small business converting vinyl-rim NK1 wheels to real wood. He would strip off the vinyl, replace it with wood and re-finish. Probably was not worth the work.

This may be one of his wheels.
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: factory eqiiped headlights on: January 04, 2014, 03:09:33 PM
There is/was a one-owner Aug '69 coupe about a mile from here that had one of each.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Hood Part numbers on: December 31, 2013, 04:44:22 PM
A true '67 SS hood had a different part number than the later '68-'69 version. The 'stacks' required punched holes for the drains.
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 RS on: December 28, 2013, 01:48:37 PM
I provided that one and several other shipper copies from Martz Chevrolet Menomonee Falls WI when JM did the '69 book 20 years ago. Doug Martz started a Camaro business in the area, I helped out for many years. Dealership and building are long gone.
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: air cleaner riser on: December 26, 2013, 12:38:34 PM
It is officially known as an extension and is shown in section ZL2 page A3 in the 1969 Camaro Assembly Instruction manual. It fits into the air cleaner body; the flange/seal assembly mounts on top of it.
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: VIN upper dash panel question on: December 19, 2013, 03:45:55 PM
How was it re-attached?
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Back up light switch 4 speed help. on: December 18, 2013, 03:27:08 PM
For '69 the back-up lights were activated by a switch at the base of the steering column inside the car. With the reverse lock-out system, placing the trans in reverse rotated the column, activating the switch.
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Trim Tag on: December 11, 2013, 06:47:29 PM
The body number was generated when Central Office confirmed the dealers order. Many orders were cancelled and never built for a variety of reasons; about 27% to be exact. Also, cars were not built in body number order. The next car off the line might have a number 10,000 higher/lower than yours. All this makes knowing the number impossible without original paperwork.

Repro tags are easy to spot and will raise suspicions about the car.     
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: December 07, 2013, 09:52:48 PM
Upper control arms were assembled to the shaft with the bushings, then dip painted black. Ball joint added afterwards. So the shafts were painted to begin with but it did not adhere well. If you look closely at the Hot Rod test car it is apparent.

Very well done engine bay David!

William,

   Were the washer and bolts added after the A-arm was mounted to the frame, or was it part of the completed and painted assembly (minus the tightening of the bolts of course).

Mike

Washer and bolt were installed and painted with the control arm. The only vintage road test photo I know of where it is clearly visible is the July '68 PHR test of a '68 Camaro SS.
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: December 07, 2013, 11:22:41 AM
Upper control arms were assembled to the shaft with the bushings, then dip painted black. Ball joint added afterwards. So the shafts were painted to begin with but it did not adhere well. If you look closely at the Hot Rod test car it is apparent.

Very well done engine bay David!
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: rear axel code chart on: November 25, 2013, 06:44:32 PM
For '69 4.10 was the lowest RPO ratio. A very few cars have factory documents showing COPO 9511 with 4.56 & 4.88 ratios. The 4.88 was in a Z/28, the 4.56s are in L72 COPOs. The axle code for the L72s remains BE. DT was not an axle code; it is the ECL for that particular ratio. COPO Chevelles may have also used the same posi unit; don't know.

COPO 9560 was the ZL1, 9561 was the L72. Both received BE axles.
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: rear axel code chart on: November 25, 2013, 01:49:16 PM
The BE posi unit is not the same as the GM H-D unit sold over the counter. Jerry MacNeish's 1969 Camaro book has an excellent technical analysis of how it differs from the production posi unit.

They do sell for that-when you can find a real one. Like everything else the re-stampers are at it, converting BL axles. Always take the cover off and pay attention to the date.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: rear axel code chart on: November 22, 2013, 04:23:12 PM
Nope; a BE axle has a different posi unit in addition to the HD ring & pinion.
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