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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: September 17, 2013, 07:13:05 PM
Gary, from my research this style of fitting is generally what's available from the reproduction parts suppliers:

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: September 17, 2013, 04:25:28 PM
A few more detail photos of an original fitting for reference:







Oil Fitting Location (w/generic gauge fitting installed)

33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 Z/28 Power Brake Hose Bracket - Original? on: September 17, 2013, 01:44:39 PM
I have been trying to locate a power brake vacuum hose bracket for my 69 Z and as they are difficult to source they are fairly expensive. I have recently located one however before I make the purchase decision I'd like to confirm its a factory original.  I have a single photo of one I believe to to be original (see photo: "Original Example") that I am using as a reference however I cannot confirm its authenticity.  I've also posted 2 photos of the bracket that I have been offered to purchase (see photos: "Offered to Purchase"). I did note there is a small crack in the corner crease of the bracket. As there are subtle differences between the brackets and as I only have one data point as a reference I would appreciate input from members who have an original bracket. Photos would of course be helpful.    

Bracket Location


Original Example


Offered to Purchase





34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Camaro SB Exhaust Manifold Bolts on: September 10, 2013, 11:59:22 PM
Interesting head marking detail, thanks Jerry.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Camaro SB Exhaust Manifold Bolts on: September 09, 2013, 06:50:56 PM
Lloyd....don't know for sure about the '69 but my original '68 Z28 has two different manufacturers for the exhaust manifold bolts.  One side had the raised circle bolts with a "RSC" inside the circle.  The other side had a flatter circle on the head with a squiggly "X" inside the circle.  My computer that has my camera software on it is down right now so I can't send a photo at present.  Will try later tonight when I get it back up, that is if your interested.

Yes, I'm interested Jerry, please post photos when you can.  I would like to see examples of head markings from a few known original cars as well determine if the photos of the bolts I posted are correct.
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 Camaro SB Exhaust Manifold Bolts on: September 09, 2013, 12:49:05 PM
When I purchased my '69 Z it had a few Day 2 parts installed including headers.  I located a set of date coded, original exhaust manifolds (and smog system) to replace the headers however I used new, commonly available replacement bolts. I have not been able to locate a photo showing close-up head details of assembly line correct SB exhaust manifold bolts and recently came across the photos below.  The head detail on these early bolts is similar to the reproductions however they do differ somewhat. Note a single ring and N stamping which I assume identifies the manufacturer (National?).

 - Has anyone come across these early bolts, are they assembly line correct or incorrect service replacements?

 - Does anyone have close up photos of original, assembly line installed exhaust manifold bolts?  


Reproduction SB Exhaust Manifold Bolts


Early Manifold Bolts - Original?


37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: September 06, 2013, 09:25:13 AM
Lloyd, I want to THANK YOU!  Within a couple of days of you posting the pics of this, I was looking for a brass fitting for the pool and saw this fitting sitting in my misc brass drawer!  So now that I know what it is, it is now in my drawers of parts for my SS.  I just have to find that short section of oil line I saved someplace with the rest of the fitting on it Smiley

Glad to hear you located the fitting Kevin. Its a tiny, unique, and to me, important detail. 
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: NOS Idler Arm vs Factory Original on: August 01, 2013, 01:46:47 PM
Thanks for the feedback and photos. Its clear the NOS Idler Arm I located is a later, service replacement and differs somewhat from the factory original.  I located a nice original and installed that instead.
 



39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z 28 pictures looking for input on: July 17, 2013, 09:17:27 AM
The photo details of your horn relay aren't great however from what I can see it appears the case is bright zinc or even polished. I can't see if it has the correct stamping however here is what it should look like.




40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: July 15, 2013, 03:32:09 PM
I'm assuming you have a small block, so yes, it's correct.

Ed


Yes. (for a 302)
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: July 15, 2013, 01:42:21 PM
I'm trying to determine the correct oil sender fitting (block side) for a 1969 Camaro with console gauges.  How does this one look and is it missing any pieces or does it appear complete?



42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine hook bolts on manifold on: July 14, 2013, 09:10:37 AM



I have never seen any assembly pics like that. My 1100 mile 70 Z had no evidence of that at all. It has orange paint on the plug wire stands that were done with a brush.


Charley, would love to see a close up photo of the brush work on the plug wire stands.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust manifold bolts. on: July 12, 2013, 12:16:47 AM
Yeah I got a kit from AMK and included everything including the French locks.

Hey Daniel, you have number handy? I haven't looked yet but I was going to see what I could find in the 69 AIM if is even in there.

Gary, be aware the french locks available from AMK and other parts vendors are made of stainless steel which is incorrect. The originals were stamped untreated steel. GM still sells the steel ones (GM part# 14081241) however the stamping has changed and they are not the correct appearance for our cars. I located used ones, treated them with Evapo Rust and they work well for an unrestored car.   
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine hook bolts on manifold on: July 09, 2013, 04:12:26 PM
1. Were the intake bolt heads and/or lift hooks brush painted before or after installation? Is there any evidence of silver paint brushed on the intake manifold?
2. What shade and gloss (of silver) was used? Argent?
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine hook bolts on manifold on: July 07, 2013, 10:22:35 AM
Edgemontvillage was referring to the engine orange on the head surface between the valve cover and intake manifold... ie. the upper part of the machined surface for intake gasket...  which normally would not get painted on such an engine (with aluminum manifold and aluminum valve covers)..

Yes, that's right. 
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