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Originality / Re: 69 X77 code Camaro Many fact questions.
« on: December 14, 2005, 07:53:47 AM »
heres a web sight that is quite informative on camaro steering power and strong arm.

Restoration / Re: 68 Rear bumper bracket rivets
« on: December 04, 2005, 02:02:44 PM »
that sounds like the ones i've seen.i don't know how close to the original they are but i believe i've seen them on e-bay


General Discussion / Re: 68 Rally Sport
« on: December 01, 2005, 04:04:22 AM »
For the most part the reason for ordering the RS option was to get the hidden headlights and black grille.The additional chrome dress-up was icing on the cake or car.From the discription it sounds like somebody added the cosmetics they liked sometime in the cars history.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 camaro 350 SS authenticity
« on: November 25, 2005, 04:39:26 AM »
I haven't seen anybody answer this ,but I suspect the line from the shocks would indicate somebody installed air shocks to clear those big tires.  Paul

Originality / Re: Spiral Shocks
« on: November 25, 2005, 04:30:27 AM »
Hi Kurt,
the part # is 3909948

Originality / Re: Spiral Shocks
« on: November 22, 2005, 07:36:31 AM »
I'm attempting a full nut & bolt resto hence the springs need to be sandblasted or replaced.The tags would never survive that besides they are not remotely close to pristine condition. They are the original tags with the part # on them but no way to salvage them.I checked Rick's,Classic and D&R prior to posting  none of them list a YQ tag. Paul

Originality / Re: Spiral Shocks
« on: November 21, 2005, 07:40:42 PM »
I don't know if you helped Chris,but you solved a dilemma for me and created another.My front springs(68rsss396) had the YQ tag still attached,but I couldn't find any referrence to that code in the parts manuals.I thought somebody my have swapped them years ago.
My Camaro resto guide refers that YQ tag to 327/350's although I know you need to crosscheck his info. where do you buy new spring tags?Thanks Paul

Restoration / Re: L30/M20 firewall pic needed...
« on: November 15, 2005, 02:59:06 PM »
I didn't know the speedo exited the firewall in differnt locations depending on trans options.Were the necessary holes pre-drilled and plugged if not applicable or drilled as per the options on the car?Would this apply also on other options like manual/auto,rs vs standard?I read the report posted but didn't see this mentioned.Could this be a concern when deciding on trans or other options when doing a rebuild starting without drivetrain?

Restoration / Re: Stripping
« on: November 13, 2005, 11:36:43 PM »
My car is at the body shop as we speak.two body/restoration shops told me if the exterior panels were sandblasted they wouldn't touch it.Sandblasting warps the metal and makes it wavey!Its ok to do firewall,door jambs,trunk and floor areas.I had my car soda blasted(they use baking soda)it was expensive and a mess.It removes paint and only paint no rubber,rust,caulk however once done the bare metal doesn't rust for about a month you wash it with vineger to neutralize the baking soda and rust is instantaineous.My bodyman told me if I'm using a chemical stripper to tape all the seams where the metal over laps to prevent the stripper from seeping between the metal only to leech out later.haven't done the hood or trunk yet,sodas a mess,don't like the leeching and taping can't sand blast so I'm leanig toward media that took a while

Restoration / New G.M. parts right or wrong?
« on: November 07, 2005, 07:50:39 PM »
I'm attempting a complete restoration (as close as possible)of a 68 camaro.My question is some parts are still avaliable through G.M..these parts are not N.O.S
I believe they're referred to as service replacement.If installed and taken to a judged event are the parts right or wrong? I saw a resource for identifying starters,but I can't remember what it was anybody have a idea? thanks

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