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466  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Wiper blade refills on: July 10, 2013, 02:17:30 PM
The 1969 and early 70's refills and the original assembly line were exactly the same. 3 ribs, patent numbers, and skeleton back.

The ones with the metal strip were later years or may even have been for a different arm type?
these were available from Trico as:just the rubber Refills = RF, or Complete blades = I think those were tagged LF?

I saved a 12 case of these for myself - last time someone managed to convince me to part with a pair - think they paid me $35.

When I went looking for that picture today and found the Dots pair for 63-65. I had to control myself and not buy them for $100.
those are just impossible to find for the Corvettes. and the ones on my 63 driver car are streaking a bit   Shocked

my wife would not be happy if she found that I paid $100 for a set of wiper refills, especially when I don't like to drive the car in the rain.  LOL

12 cases? Will you actually use them all? If you get a chance how about a pic of an OEM set for 69. I'm not sure what they look like and not sure what is on my Camaro.


Yeah...my wife would have taken them and used them as a switch on me. Prices are unbelievable for the people that have these cars and can't afford the high prices. It just isn't fair if you ask me. I mean who do those people think they are. I'm damnnn lucky I have what I have but I can't pay those prices. There are several dated pieces I need for my Z I see all the time, but I can't afford them.
467  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Wiper blade refills on: July 10, 2013, 01:06:13 PM
Hey Jeff, by that do you mean they are 'just refills' as sold for replacements or OEM?. I'm going to assume not 69 OEM factory but just what you could buy at the parts stores or gas stations and like that ack in the day. Realistically, that's all I would want anyway. Might have to pic up a spare set for both my Camaro and Impala. I can't see these going into the $100.00 range but ya never know.
468  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Wiper blade refills on: July 10, 2013, 12:25:13 PM
Here are a few pics of the RF-16 refills that came in just now. I thought I would get the box but I didn't. When I went on ebay I just put in Trico RF-15 and Trico RF-16 and these came up. I wasn't after OEM or NOS, that's not important to me and I'm not even positive these are what was factory installed, but I at least have something to install. Looking closely and I mean closely, it's so tiny, I can see U.S. PATENT NO. 2687241 or may be 2697241. The 8 or 9 number, whichever it is isn't very clear. My brain is telling me it's a 9. When I get the RF-15's in I'll post some pics.

I hope this helps others looking. It's a shame you can't get these local.
469  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Wiper blade refills on: July 10, 2013, 09:23:08 AM
Here are the pics of the refills I got off ebay. Top pic 16" you can clearly see the skeleton the bottom pic 15" not so clearly. When they come in I'll post better pics.
470  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Wiper blade refills on: July 10, 2013, 01:23:58 AM
I just checked the pics and can see the clips on the ends of both sets I bought.
471  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Wiper blade refills on: July 10, 2013, 01:20:48 AM
Just scanned ebay, there is a NOS set as a "buy it now" for $29, or you can make the guy an offer, and get an even better deal. Auction #160917044917

Hard to tell from the pictures, but I don't think those are correct.
Originals had a "skeleton like" backbone - those look to be a solid metal strip?

Lets hope they're the correct ones. If not they are going back. I bought a set for my 69 Camaro and my 69 Impala.
472  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Thought I would share. on: July 09, 2013, 03:58:38 PM
I want this one...damnnnn that's hot.


473  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 350/325? on: July 09, 2013, 12:39:35 AM
Oh yeah, something else...I've seen a few big blocks blow too. I think they are way more messy than a small block.
474  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 350/325? on: July 09, 2013, 12:34:28 AM
I've been in plenty. The torque they produce isn't for the faint of heart that's for sure. You have to know what to expect with a BB. I've been friends with this guy in the Air Force since the 70's from Havre De Grace Maryland that had a LS6 well over the stock hp with a tunnel ram in a gutted 66 Chevelle, full floating rear, full cage, 4 speed, the works, one seat. We were sitting in 12 noon traffic at a light with cars everywhere, doing a test run of all things. He says hang on and lets it fly. I'm hanging on for dear life to the roll bar and all I see is sky thru the windshield. A few locals in the area said the wheels were off the ground by at least 2 feet. That was my first time and not my last. Not sure why, but I always thought there was too much muscle needed to control a car like that. With a small block you have that same power but the torque isn't throwing you around your throwing it around, as in your throwing the car around. I feel more in control somehow. In 75 I had my first 69 Z. 12.5's, 140 cam, port work on heads and intake (that's when I did my first divider cut out under the carb), 750 dbl pump, 4.88's and for me that was way more thrilling to drive and easier to control. I always believed that big things came in little packages and never needed to compensate with a big block...at least that's what my wife would say. lol.
475  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine hook bolts on manifold on: July 08, 2013, 05:39:19 PM
This is an interesting subject. Lets keep it going if we can. I know I don't have original intake bolts on my 69 Z and the lift hooks are painted orange, I painted the lift hooks myself and the bolts are from Ricks 1st Gen. So how many different bolts were used and what lengths would be a good place to start for a 69 Z intake?  
476  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Jerry MacNeish - Fire on: July 08, 2013, 03:05:50 PM
Guys, lightening hit the back of my building and caught fire.  The back half of the upstairs was badly burned but overall it could have been much worse.  I lost quite a few NOS parts that I have been saving for over 40 years but I was able to get the cars out safely.  Only damage on the main floor was from the water and fire department.  The sheet rock got wet and then fell down from the ceiling.  Will take about a month or so before I'm back up and running again.  10 trusses have to be replaced along with the plywood and shingles.  

What boggles my mind is why this happened when there is a 4 story oak tree right next to the back of my shop.  Couple that with the fact that the back wall of my shop is about 10-12 feet under ground (building was built into a bank) meaning that the tall peek of the roof is only about 12' out of the ground.

Thanks for your concern,

Jerry


Hey Jerry, Gary from Clayton Delaware. Was this before or after you shipped out those 2 set of valve covers you re-skinned for me? I had no idea until later that your shop got hit. I did get them, but I would have understood if you couldn't ship them out right away. Oh and great job on the covers, too.


On the lightning thing, my wife and I just moved into her parents house after her dad passed 2 years ago. They put it up in 95 and I noticed they had these metal spikes running alone the roof top so many feet apart with a huge braided cable going in the ground. I have heard of these things but never really knew/know if they really work. Do they?
477  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 350/325? on: July 08, 2013, 02:49:50 PM
In 1968, you could order a Chevelle with a 327/325 hp engine which was really strong.   A friend had one outfitted with all the SS goodies, bucket seats, 4 speed, console, etc.. and it would blow the doors off of SS396's.   I'd love to have one of those now.. Smiley


Yeah!! I like the 327 engine a lot more than I like the 350. You can wind the heck out of them like the 283's and 302's. Ehhh, big blocks are OK for some people, I was never really impressed by them and have been around a lot in the 70's, lots of torque, but I like the ear shattering whine from a 283, 327, and 302 when they are upstairs. I had this one in the 90's. 327/375 fuelie engine, ports opened up a bit, 12 bolt 4.56's, manual valve body T350. This car was a solid 12.5 car when I bought it. It was a beast.
478  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 350/325? on: July 08, 2013, 10:29:46 AM
I was looking at my 69 Chassis Service Manual today, specifically Q-jet part numbers and saw a reference for 350 (325) horsepower carb number 7029207 manual trans. Can I assume this is for a Corvette 350 or was it used in anything else? I question this because someone has this carb on ebay saying it's for a 350/300 and that number isn't correct for that engine. 255 LM1 and 300 is 9203 for manual and 9202 for auto.
479  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Wiper blade refills on: July 07, 2013, 04:14:13 PM
Just scanned ebay, there is a NOS set as a "buy it now" for $29, or you can make the guy an offer, and get an even better deal. Auction #160917044917


I found a pair of the correct RF-16 with ribs and patent numbers for $26.00 shipped on ebay for my 69 Impala and made an offer for $20.00 for the 15" ones Bullitt65 linked to. Still, you would think there would be SOMEBODY making some sort of refill for people who like to keep their original blades. Those black replacements are pretty cheesy looking. I have a set on my 69 Impala, and they don't look like they belong.
480  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Wiper blade refills on: July 06, 2013, 12:35:37 PM
There are millions of 60's and 70's cars out there and no one can make just the refills. Seems like a no brainer to me.
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