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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1100837 Alternator Stamping - Original? on: November 01, 2013, 12:13:02 PM
Lloyd - just a word of caution on "837" alternators - I had to source one for my Z last year.  I really struggled to sort out real from the fakes.   It takes a real pro to know is what I found out.   Fortunately, Jerry MacNiesh was rebuilding my engine at the time and I was able to get his confirmation the one I was considering was real.   I think he rejected 90% of the ones I sent him for consideration (at least 15 - 20 samples).   I was quite shocked how many re-stamps are out there.  

Heres the one I bought, confirmed by Jerry as a real "837".   It's a little early for my build (March), but within the acceptable range.   Also, I'll take a better pic if needed.




Yes, I agree with your comments Hans.  I have seen plenty of 837 stamps and the impressions are most all inconsistant - they were hand/gang stamped for identification and not for artistic merit.  On your 837 the bottom of the 0s (zeros) appear irregular and the foot of the first number 1 (one) is mis-stamped, typical irregularities found on others.  I have been paying far more attention to the condition of the aluminum case on un-restored orginals as its extremely difficult to fake / replicate 45 years of patina so tampering is easier to detect.  
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1100837 Alternator Stamping - Original? on: November 01, 2013, 10:19:54 AM
Would appreciate opinions as to the originality of this 837 stamping:




Additional photos:



18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 dash grab handle and trim on: October 15, 2013, 08:23:11 PM
The instrument panel molding shown is currently listed on eBay with the indicated CPP or CCP marking on the reverse side. My original has the GM PN# embossed.  


19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine hook bolts on manifold on: October 11, 2013, 10:46:59 PM
So did the whole production run of 69 Z 's come with the 660 only? maybe i have the wrong one...
( I am not in front of my car just trying to zoom in on a picture of mine, hard to see if it has it or not)

There is a good CRG thread on the 660 thermostat housing that might help:  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10971.0
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine hook bolts on manifold on: October 06, 2013, 10:41:31 AM

21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 Power Brake Hose Bracket - Original vs Repro on: October 05, 2013, 12:11:54 PM
A couple of photos showing some of the differences between the original and reproduction brackets. I posted more photos and description on TC.



22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: September 24, 2013, 11:31:58 PM
...never mind, I re-read the thread and located the link for the tube insert in a previous posting. Thanks.

23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: date codes on T3 lamps? on: September 24, 2013, 06:23:43 PM
In NCRS Corvette Flight Judging, there's only a very minor token deduction (3 points out of 4500) for use of the reproduction T-3 headlamps instead of originals, due to the night driving safety issue (original T-3's don't throw much more light than a kerosene lantern); originals also tend to "smoke and die" without warning, resulting in deductions during Operations judging.

"original T-3's don't throw much more light than a kerosene lantern"...funny.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: September 24, 2013, 05:03:28 PM
Todd (?), where can I source the tube insert, Part #? Dimensions: 1/8" by ?

25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original 1969 standard grille on: September 24, 2013, 01:26:29 AM
Hey Lloyd, your bracket on the grill emblem looks to be installed wrong. Shouldn't it be flipped around? Was it this way on the RS grills?
I think Lloyd's emblem retainer is flipped and rotated, as it should be 'square' with the grill, and with the 'lips' registered around the grill bars.

You can see by the undisturbed speed nuts (previous photo) that the backing plate has been on there a long time. The grill is original to the car and the emblem is in the correct position. I'm not suggesting the backing plate is correctly installed, however it appears the emblem has never been off the grill.  

26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original 1969 standard grille on: September 23, 2013, 12:34:56 PM
That molding detail doesn't appear on my original RS grill:







27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 Power Brake Hose Bracket - Original? on: September 22, 2013, 12:24:44 PM
Thanks for checking & posting Darrell & Gary W .
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: September 22, 2013, 11:47:24 AM
Yeah, like the brake booster hose bracket.

Be vigilant Gary, theses unicorns can be found, I recently located this one: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11264.0
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: September 22, 2013, 11:43:32 AM
New one installed and leak free

Nice!
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: September 17, 2013, 08:30:53 PM
Hey Lloyd, can I get a really nice pic of your Z for my computer? Man, I love 10 10 Camaro's.

How could I possibly say no to that...PM your email address Gary and I will send you a high-res photo. 
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