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Originality / Re: 69 RS Washer Bottle Bracket Fasteners
« on: May 25, 2018, 04:57:20 AM »
Bringing this back up, a couple weeks ago at swap meet I found a washer bottle, cap bracket and RS bracket with 2 out of the 3 caps intact so I bought it - check this thread for measurements and more pis if y'all need -Lloyd?
James the guy that had them made up is he selling these? I know its been 3 years
and lastly do y'all wanna know how much its was?
$1  ::)

The simulated caps that were on the 10 10 RS/Z survivor (that James made up?) were discarded when I discovered they were not original. They appeared to be made from a fiberous material (rather than plastic per the originals) so I replaced them with an original set I located at the time.

Originality / Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« on: May 23, 2018, 05:45:42 AM »
Excellent work Lloyd! Care to explain your process?
Thanks, Doc.

Time and bodywork. Following media blasting and grinding with rotary Scotchbrite discs, fill the deep voids and any uneven areas with JB Weld as the weight of the battery on regular filler risks cracking. Use regular filler to skim coat followed by high build primer then sand and repeat until a smooth paintable surface is achieved. Paint with 30% semi-gloss black.

Originality / Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:35:21 AM »
Looks great Lloyd, as always. Are you enjoying this project as a full restoration, rather than detailing and preserving a survivor?

Thanks!  Restoration vs Preservation are bookends apart. Preservation of a mostly complete car is a matter of verifying for originality, cleaning and detailing, (sometimes) locating those parts that have seen service replacement or Day 2 removal and then maintaining.  Restoration is also verifying for originality however it extends to many other processes. I enjoyed the preservation process and am equally enjoying restoration. Having owned and studied a survivor it has made the restoration process much better.

Originality / Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:26:34 AM »
At Chick's request, here are a few photos of the original battery tray pre-restoration compared with an NOS tray. In addition to the "tab" there are a few other subtle differences as shown:






Originality / Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:45:38 AM »
Looks good Lloyd . Your car is going to turn out real nice, if everything looks as nice as that battery tray, wow.

Thanks - itís a painstaking process - 1 part at a time.

Originality / Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:03:02 PM »
Just completed the restoration of my original tray from my 69 Norwood 2B Z/28 (with tab).


Originality / Re: Opinions on originality
« on: April 20, 2018, 03:46:50 PM »
Tim, this set appears cobbled together, the load rest appears correct and it has the usual stamping, the base is not nor is the jacking mechanism, both are incorrect. The photo doesn't show enough detail to assess the mast (although the trapezoid shape is typically correct). The shape of the jack handle looks OK however the photo detail is inadequate.   

1968 - Orphans / Re: 8N47515x - Z28 engine
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:38:40 AM »
Usually they put blocks in a forge and then weld with nickel rod.

How are they going to repair this one?
No near term plans to repair the block.  It will be shelved in hopes of hearing from the owner of the original, matching chassis 68 Z. 

1968 - Orphans / Re: 18N47515 V011MO - Z28 engine
« on: April 08, 2018, 02:58:31 PM »
Block was purchased by my shop partner for his 68 Z (not its original engine), manafuxing revealed a main web crack. The block is repairable. Below is a photo of the stamp:     


Originality / Re: 1969 camaro RS Back-up light ?
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:03:52 PM »

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro RS Back-up light ?
« on: March 17, 2018, 02:47:45 PM »

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro RS Back-up light ?
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:39:12 PM »
Yes please provide more detailed pictures and the size etc....
Thanks very much for your time and help.....

I'll post more photos.

Originality / Re: 1969 camaro RS Back-up light ?
« on: March 08, 2018, 03:23:36 PM »
Photos from my (former) 4C Norwood RS/Z survivor. Screws and clips would have been clear zinc or silver cad plated. I also have a set from my current RS/Z project car that have been removed if you need more detailed photos or size.   

Originality / Re: Z-Bar / Clutch Bellcrank Plug
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:47:17 PM »
We use these on Navy Ships (Submarine & Carrier) components as FME enclosures (Foreign Material Exclusion).
CAPLUGS has been in business for decades

I did not see the smaller sizes listed but I bet they make them.

I will post my Z bar plug after I clean up he unit.


Thanks Jim, very interesting. Caplugs was a supplier to GM in 1968/1969 (and likely before and beyond that period) as I have seen their branded plugs used in the firewall, wheel wells and cowl areas. Will have to dig further to see if they currently make a suitable z-bar plug in red or orange however the order page link you provided states the plugs are color coded by size - might be a crap shoot.   

Originality / Re: Z-Bar / Clutch Bellcrank Plug
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:43:26 PM »
Bill & Gary, thanks for the photos, very helpful intel and a good addition to the CRG knowledge database!
Lloyd, to know last year while at Legends judging about the orange plug installed in our Z-bar vs. a grease zerk I explained what I had found in research. There was no deduction on my final sheet. Bill had helped me before from what he had on his and a good friend gave me an original but the plug was very brittle and cracked but it gave me enough to find a similar plug as shown. As you started found original with the plug and had that confirmed by a knowledgeable friend. I do believe there were some different type plugs used. What I used looked like Bill and Gary's but its more red then orange but putting it in the sun for awhile softens the color to look more correct. I had to laugh as one of the pictures of a NOS piece I had also saved from an ebay ad. They must have had that on sale for a very long time. LOL Our 68Z will be in the "Class of 68" at MCACN this year so hopefully see you and Mike again. 

Good to know Chick, thanks. I was able to locate a plug from an early NOS z bar which I hope to extricate and put to use that has the cross bar detail however not the extended tab and is definitely orange vs red. MCACN remains on my annual must-attend list.   

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