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Originality / Re: Valve stems for Rally Wheels
« on: Today at 10:38:52 PM »
Let me know. I'll be going to LIC soon to get some items and I can pick them up so you don't have to by a minimum.

Thanks Mike, very considerate. I am looking forward to confirmation of the valve stem length.

Originality / Re: Valve stems for Rally Wheels
« on: Today at 12:21:00 AM »
Thanks Mike, LI Corvette seems to be a good source if it turns out the TR418s are the ones to buy.

Restoration / Re: Correct color bolts for Steering Box
« on: March 25, 2019, 11:36:24 PM »
Bolts attaching the top cover were manganese (dark) phosphated for both power and manual boxes.

Originality / Re: Valve stems for Rally Wheels
« on: March 25, 2019, 11:08:19 PM »
Reviving this thread

The initial question posted on this thread was about the correct length of the valve stem for the 1969 Rally wheel which was never actually answered. I'm finishing up the restoration of a set of YH rally wheels for my 1969 RS/Z project and am looking for the same valve stem length information. I've seen references to the Dill 418 stems (2") however would like to know what is the correct stem length and if possible a source for them? 

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: March 25, 2019, 09:01:14 PM »
How do you know that Chick? Is there a thread on the subject ?
Do I need a thread? Have u ever seen that on a survivor as I have not and looked at these white being sold on eBay years ago and determined the white being added clearly showed service replacement but again orientation would hide that aspect. My belief is it was added as the part # was used for other applications but never went any further investigation. Simple fix and only suggestion.

Chick, just wanting to understand the source of your information, assuming perhaps you were referencing a CRG thread or other notable work on the subject as there is nothing published by CRG on subframe cushion markings that I could locate. Most of the original / survivor cushions I have seen were deteriorated to the point where I could not reliably determine what markings they came with originally. Even if I could my sample size was not large enough to be authoritative. Only a couple of the NOS cushions I installed have the WHITE manufacturers mark but they do include the embossed PN#. Could this be a unique practice by a this cushion supplier? As for judging standards I've not heard of anyone receiving a deduction for using GM service replacement cushions which I assume are routinely used as the originals aren't restorable and mostly deform, collapse and sometimes crack after decades of exposure and compression.   

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: March 25, 2019, 01:34:31 AM »
How do you know that Chick? Is there a thread on the subject ?

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:47:23 AM »
Re-installed the subframe.

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: March 12, 2019, 10:28:54 PM »
Chick, although I'm not convinced the integrated washer style cushion is the only correct style it does seem to follow normative practice based on feedback and findings of some members so I'm going to make the switch much like I did with the wheel well plugs.

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: March 10, 2019, 03:39:12 PM »
Decided to drop the sub-frame to replace and correct the narrow body mount tape with the wider tape I sourced (see Reply #90). I cut the pieces to 4" lengths then applied a light coat of 3M Super 77 spray adhesive to ensure a lasting bond as I had noticed the narrow tape was starting to peel. The adhesive worked well on the delicate crepe paper tape backing. I haven't tackled taping the shock mounts yet however will get to it later in my restoration.

Originality / Re: Trunk lid torsion bars
« on: March 02, 2019, 04:52:26 PM »
Just one rod receives a sleeve as shown (don't mind the elbows!). This is a 1969 Norwood built Camaro with the D80 spoiler option. I believe the sleeve was also used on non-spoiler optioned cars. It appears the torsion bars received primer and some body color however the sleeve didn't.



Restoration / Re: 1969 Z/28 Radiator Core - Source?
« on: March 02, 2019, 03:12:19 PM »
Just picked up the re-cored rad (and heater core) yesterday and dropped it off with my painter (no photos yet). I was able to re-locate a guy who had done some rad work for me a few years ago and is now with another local shop. He (Gary) does all the rad work for a restoration shop in Vancouver, RX Autoworks who restored the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show winning 1937 Alfa Romeo. His work is outstanding and he's developed a reputation for superb quality. After the Camaro rad was deconstructed and body worked it was off to Gary for re-coring. 


Restoration / Re: Yoke color
« on: February 20, 2019, 12:56:32 AM »
Here is what a yoke should look like, natural cast iron with a natural steel collar:

Decoding/Numbers / Re: New Reproduction Pilkington windshields
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:30:13 AM »
I sent the above photo of my (former) original glass etching and the above markup of the sample etching from their web site to ECS who responded promptly they have several other templates and could match my spec I plan to place an order and see how they perform. Will post when I receive the order in a few weeks. On their web site they state: " We now offer FACTORY EXACT Date Coded Glass for 1960 1/2 thru 1975 GM vehicles. We have done the research to guarantee that you get the correct logos and print styles, according to your vehicles build date and manufacturing plant".

Decoding/Numbers / Re: New Reproduction Pilkington windshields
« on: February 04, 2019, 04:20:19 PM »
I did a comparison between ECS' "in house" LOF etching and the original from my former 4C Norwood RS Z/28. Its unlikely that ECS and Auto City Glass ("ACG") collaborate on glass etching as the LOF border differs. Its possible they sourced their templates from the same supplier. I plan to inquire if ECS or ACG is willing to correct their template before I place an order.



Restoration / Re: 69 RS reverse lights install question
« on: January 31, 2019, 06:00:34 PM »
Here are photos of the factory reverse lights and cutouts (press stamped actually) from my (former) 1969 RS/Z28. You'll note the cutouts include holes for two locating bosses cast into the back of the RS backup light as well as for 2 screws that thread into clips as shown. The cutouts on reproduction tail pans are not true to the originals and I've not seen these clips reproduced in this style. Also note the location of the grommet hole for the electrical wire "Measure twice cut once"!

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