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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: June 28, 2014, 03:51:50 AM
No, don't have it. Growing up in Atlanta my first car was a 64 GTO 4 speed at 16. Bought it off a high school friend with a spun bearing for $125.00 in 1969. Had a mechanic friend fix it while I was pumping gas at the local Chevron across from my parents house during the summer. Got it all fixed up and got into a boat load of trouble with it and my dad took the keys and had the car shredded into little tiny pieces while I watched. My dad managed an aluminum plant and this car shredding plant for Max and Bobby London Inc, some old Navy friends. After seeing that my new job was running a pedestal crane 60 feet in the air dropping cars into that shredder. I was 17 that summer. Oh, I had one car explode when someone below didn't tell me the gas tank was still in it. What a bang.  
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Purpose of this bracket?? on: June 27, 2014, 03:59:34 PM
Let's see what we come up with.

69Z28-RS        09C       NOR      Z28      Has Bracket
Hans L              ?         VN         ?         No Bracket
69Z28             06A      NOR     Z28        Has Bracket
Bryan302         05A      NOR     Z28        No Bracket


Hi Bryan I added the missing data for mine.
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Green tip dipstick on: June 26, 2014, 11:09:07 PM
A couple of pics - flat tip original is on the bottom in one pic, "GM 6041" is the other.

The other sticks are NOS earlier ones, including the grey tip that came in the box with my 1969 dated NOS 302 pan.

Regards -

My green tip finger grip is formed like the top two.
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Green tip dipstick on: June 26, 2014, 02:16:13 PM
My 70Z LT-1 has the green tip dipstick.

Does it have the dimple in the neck of the finger grip and same stamp as my first post or something different altogether? I'm leaning towards mine being either a later stick or an over the counter. Might have to hit the  second gen NastyZ boys and ask what they have to know for sure.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Purpose of this bracket?? on: June 25, 2014, 08:56:00 PM
Probably there to hold up that end of the muffler? I thought I just saw recently the tail pipes were welded to the muffler OEM? Was there a bracket attached to the frame rail on the passenger side for single exhaust?

 Hey Gary, look on the driver side, I assuming yours is passenger side? There should be a bracket there too. Here is a pic of the one on my car driver side I noticed when I dropped my gas take a few years ago. If I'm looking at the orientation of your pic that should be drivers side correct?
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Green tip dipstick on: June 25, 2014, 08:38:45 PM
Yes I have read and participated in that thread but it abruptly stalls. I'm going to assume that it's either for a much later small block or service replacement. I haven't actually bought anything over the counter, I'm thinking it came from one of the small blocks I collected sometime in my life, or somebody gave it to me. I do see that there is a big difference though in the stamping on the stick plus that small divot on the "factory" green tip. I'll mark it as small block over the counter.   
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Green tip dipstick on: June 25, 2014, 06:45:21 PM
Anybody ever determine if the green tip round finger grip dipstick was ever used on the 69 DZ engine? I found one I had stashed away and remember this being touched on at some point. The handle has the indentation on the neck of the handle and this is on the stick. Just curious. This could probably be used on any number of small blocks I'm thinking if not used on the DZ engine. The one for my engine has the flat finger grip.

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53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: June 23, 2014, 04:30:32 PM
Will the oil line caps from the reproduction oil lines fit that fitting that Dave posted the same as original? Looks like I'm in the market for another block fitting then. The one at HBC is the correct fitting in reproduction? I believe I have a reproduction oil line from Ricks as a spare and one that is currently on my car now, also from Ricks should fit the HBC fitting then?



On my orange Z I had to replace the line and the reproduction tapered fitting seemed a little oversized (didn't seat very deep), so I bought a 1/8" fitting kit from Advance Auto locally which had compression fittings.  I cut the end and installed, which worked perfect. I did it as precaution, however the repop may work fine.


Steve, you mean this fitting kit correct? Shouldn't be an issue using the nylon oil line. I'm thinking the oil line kit I got from Ricks in 2000 has the small ferrule already on the oil line as apposed to the bigger one your speaking of on the current oil line kit. Or should I use a new ferrule? 

See how deep the ferrule seats. The concern I had was only a couple of threads caught so I used the ferrule from the kit pictured. Sounds like you should be good to go....


And all this hinges on getting the reproduction block fitting from HBC or getting lucky enough to find an original...somewhere. Damn, thought we had this all worked out last year.
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: June 23, 2014, 04:13:25 PM
Will the oil line caps from the reproduction oil lines fit that fitting that Dave posted the same as original? Looks like I'm in the market for another block fitting then. The one at HBC is the correct fitting in reproduction? I believe I have a reproduction oil line from Ricks as a spare and one that is currently on my car now, also from Ricks should fit the HBC fitting then?

On my orange Z I had to replace the line and the reproduction tapered fitting seemed a little oversized (didn't seat very deep), so I bought a 1/8" fitting kit from Advance Auto locally which had compression fittings.  I cut the end and installed, which worked perfect. I did it as precaution, however the repop may work fine.


Steve, you mean this fitting kit correct? Shouldn't be an issue using the nylon oil line. I'm thinking the oil line kit I got from Ricks in 2000 has the small ferrule already on the oil line as apposed to the bigger one your speaking of on the current oil line kit. Or should I use a new ferrule? 
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: June 23, 2014, 03:31:54 PM
Will the oil line caps from the reproduction oil lines fit that fitting that Dave posted the same as original? Looks like I'm in the market for another block fitting then. The one at HBC is the correct fitting in reproduction? I believe I have a reproduction oil line from Ricks as a spare and one that is currently on my car now, also from Ricks should fit the HBC fitting then?
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: June 23, 2014, 03:00:45 PM
Gary, I think Dave's first pic has the cap screwed on/assembled and the last 2 pics separated.
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: June 23, 2014, 01:10:36 PM
Hey guys I'm getting the impression that the oil line fitting we worked out last year isn't correct. There is another post on T.C. now discussing this. So which one is correct then?

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?p=2504706&posted=1#post2504706


Was looking in the 69 AIM UPC U17 and it definitely shows something different from what was discussed here.
58  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: DZ Block V1121DZ? on: June 16, 2014, 09:59:21 PM
What could have been used on the surface of that block? Look too inconsistent to be sand blasted with something other than 0000 or even 000. Would sitting in the mud/dirt for a long time do that?
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Length of J-bolt for spare in trunk on: June 16, 2014, 09:52:44 PM
My 69 Impala survivor has a 6" j bolt with a perfect wing nut, no rust, nice and shiny and my Z has a set up just like rszmjt's. I think the difference between the 2 vehicles is the angle of the  trunk floor where the wheel and tire lays and the placement of the welded loop. There is a lot of space under the rim in the Camaro and in the Impala the rim sits pretty flat. The longer one definitely wouldn't work for the Impala. 
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Z28 drive belt on: June 15, 2014, 07:48:20 PM
I and many others purchase our fan belts from Quanta, the same outfit that makes gas tanks in Rising Sun, MD.
http://www.gastanks.com/RESTORATION-FAN-BELTS/departments/1039/

Mine was a "Quanta" belt I bought from Ricks before it became what it is now, still have the belt and the cardboard label stashed away somewhere. After the first throw off you could actually watch the belt roll around on the alternator pulley at idle. Never was right after that. I don't know how they are now but it seemed to me the hard backing was too soft.
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