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Restoration / Rear Bumper Guard Bolt Finish?
« on: December 15, 2010, 04:45:06 AM »
Hey Guys.
1969 UPC 14-B2 Item 6, Screw asm 9419385. These are 5/16-18 that are not listed in the AMK caralog.
I would like to know the correct finish of these bolts please.
Phosphate/oil -S2? Silver zinc -S8? Silver Cadmium -S7? Black painted -S3? Chrome -S13? Stainless -S45?

I am also assuming a conical washer, hex head (like B-11910 pg 102)

Thanks.  :)

Decoding/Numbers / Attn Jerry.. Are You Familiar With This Z?
« on: January 03, 2010, 12:59:44 AM »
Seller mentions that you certified this car in California within the last year or so.

Car is now in Australia.

VIN. 124378N428139

True? Any info you can add?

Thank you.  :)

General Discussion / Restoration/Originality Car Magazines
« on: December 27, 2009, 11:50:49 AM »
Which muscle car magazines do you guys subscribe to that feature original cars and restoration stuff?
I've subscribed to HotRod for over 15 years and will continue to, but it's hardly satisfying my want for high quality. accurate restorations, survivors and information.

Originality / What Are These Here For?
« on: December 22, 2009, 04:45:48 AM »
Underneath the headlamp and wiper switches of a 69 instrument carrier are two notches with corresponding holes in the dash bracket.
I had a good look though the AIM and couldn't see what they may have been used for. I thought maybe the V75 liquid tire chain switch, but that's installed into the column cover.

Any ideas?

(Please note that the picture I have included as an example has the radio plate above these holes because I am performing a left to right steering conversion and have swapped the two plates. :P)

Originality / Centerlink Diameters..
« on: December 17, 2009, 01:33:56 PM »
Was the larger diameter centerlink fitted on power steering cars?

I have heard it said that the larger of the two different diameters was for big blocks which doesn't really make any sense.

My 11C 69, a 327/210 car did have the larger link. If this was original to the car, would this confirm it was originally optioned with N40?

If not, what was the reason for the larger link?

General Discussion / Mandatory Front Discs with SS ?
« on: December 10, 2009, 05:58:30 AM »
I was talking with a chap who has a nice original 1968 RS SS..
He said the car has manual front drum brakes that are original to the car. I'm fairly sure with 1969 that the J52 power discs were a mandatory option when ordering SS.. Was this not the case in 1968?
Has someone done a swap on the brakes of this car perhaps?

Restoration / Factory Dash Speaker Grill Cover. -Material?
« on: November 29, 2009, 09:08:04 AM »
The AIM shows a "cover" installed with tape to the underside of the dash panel to cover the speaker grill when no speakers were installed there.
See UPC1 B2 #9 -3903481 (and #10 -3839835)

I have plenty of the tape :P , but what type of material was this cover made of please? I don't expect to find a repro one and intend to make a replacement myself.
I can only assume is was of a cardboard type material and is black. Am I close? Any pics would be very helpful.

Thanks.  :-*

Restoration / What is the correct finish on these fasteners please?
« on: November 25, 2009, 07:53:38 AM »
1969 Camaro.
Screws that fasten the heater control panel in place. 3923905 UPC1 M5..
as well as the speedo, tach and center fuel gauge lenses.. (center fuel gauge is 3849634 RPO U17 A1) catalog shows them only in stainless. (2010 catalog Pg 81)
I thought they were painted black. Which is OE ?

Decoding/Numbers / Firewall Chaulk Marking Question
« on: August 29, 2009, 12:03:02 AM »
Firewall chaulk markings found under the a/c on a 68 rs/ss 396. Any idea what they mean? "60/5"
Also, i expected these to be under the paint..

Originality / Rear Window Defogger Ground.
« on: June 15, 2009, 11:46:14 AM »
I posted this over at, but unfortunately haven't received any responses.
Hopefully someone here can help me.
JohnZ, I understand you have an OE unit. A search brought up text, but none of the pictures you posted.

I have this rear window defogger for my 69..
This is how I received it when I bought it maybe 15 years ago.
It shows the ground strap fastened under one of the vent mounting screws.

Does anyone know if this is this correct? Reason I ask is because with the painted surfaces of the defogger housing and parcel shelf, the ground is very poor if any electrical connection at all to the body.

Unfortunately the AIM C50 chapter only shows the switch installation, and the Fisher Body Manual shows nothing. (I'm hoping I overlooked it somewhere.)

Going by clues of the type of serrated keps-nut (nut with integral star washer) that fastens the ground wire, which also has a serrated eyelet, I expect that these are incompatible with each other and the defogger should be positively grounded elsewhere. (or is that negatively grounded elswhere? ) I don't see the point of grounding to the housing of the defogger when it's not making a contact to the body.

Originality / Pressure Regulator Factory Application/s
« on: June 05, 2006, 11:53:28 PM »
RPO-L48/B3 is the only place within the 1969 Assy Manual that lists the use of this pressure regulator.

Therefore, I was under the impression that only L48 350s had this fitted as shown.
A friend tells me any Camaro with front discs/rear drums use one as well. -Then why is it not in the RPO-J52 chapter?

Was it only the L48 optioned Camaros of 1969 that have this regulator? If not, what others?
Thanks. ;)

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