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676  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: April 18, 2013, 06:00:08 PM
That's good to know Chick. Now I have to go look for a booster hose bracket and loose the reproduction one I have. Never ending details.


Is the AAC stamp only for 69?

Mike

Nope, '68 license plate brackets are stamped "AAC" too.

Paul

AAC (mfg. stamping) was stamped on several parts so when you see that it is a GOOOOOOOD sign. Smiley
Another quick example where the ACC is stamped is on the 68/69 Z/28 power booster vac. hose bracket. 
677  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 18, 2013, 05:50:50 PM
Lynn, I got ya. How old are you? I hit 60 this year myself.

The white could be a fine line for like or dislike for some. Wasn't white or black use for the frost green 69 Camaros? I was thinking in those terms actually. Black and silver always go together, same as Black and gold. My first Z in 74 was Black but I went with gold stripes. Looked good. A friends Z was black with silver stripes. That looked good too. Orchid with black top is fine I think without the stripes. Without the purple tint, orchid is similar to Cortez Silver, so the black stripes would look good too. I've only seen orchid on a few cars that didn't have stripes. 67 Firebird, 65 Impala and a 65 GTO. Hmmmmm.


Yeah, what Kurt said.  Share some of the details Clem.  I am just happy to have a guy on here older than me.   And I mean that with the utmost respect.

Gary.  I just don't see this one with white vinyl and white stripes.   Just not enough contrast.   And frankly, I never cared much for the Carolina Blue car.   I have a friend that had a - - Carolina Blue SS with white vinyl top and white hockey stripes.  Didn't do much for me.

Sometimes you just need some contrast.    That is what makes your silver Z stand out.   For instance, ever see a Fathom Green car with black vinyl top and black stripes?   You almost can't see the stripes.   I also don't care for the DY with white striping.  On the other hand, DY Z/28 with black top and stripes is killer, as in killer bee!!!

And lastly, the absolute most beautiful Z/28 I have ever seen was a special order 67.    Tahoe Turquoise with black vinyl top and WHITE  stripes.   I know the black vinyl was supposed to automatically change stripe color.   I spent a lot of time in that car in high school.   Was a GM exec car that went to the exec's' son and was purchased here in Oklahoma City as a used car on a Ford lot.


Sorry sorry sorry for the hijack.  I am blaming Gary.  He asked.
678  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: April 18, 2013, 03:26:37 PM
Mike.

Not sure on the other years. There is one on ebay for 69 with the old school part number sticker and the plate has AAC stamped in it. Looks to be on the front side.

Is the AAC stamp only for 69? I can check my 67 when I get home.
Where is it stamped?

Mike
679  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Front license plate bracket question. on: April 18, 2013, 02:31:53 PM
Anybody know how to tell the difference between a GM front license plate bracket and a reproduction? I have a chance to buy a GM bracket but seller can't say for sure if GM. There is AAC stamped on it.
680  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 17, 2013, 12:02:36 PM
Hey Lynn. How about white top and interior, houndstooth or standard, with white stripes. Wouldn't be any less unigue then the Carolina Blue Z28. As Marlon Brando would say, "Gotta have style, gotta have class..."


I never weighed in on this.

But.... I love the color (ESPECIALLY with the Black vinyl top), and would have painted it back exactly as it is being painted.   However, given that black top, I would really really be tempted to add black stripes.

As far as the disagreements, well, hopefully we can just agree to disagree.

What a great car.

BTW, didn't read the whole thread, but the earlier Pontiacs that used this color called it Iris Mist.  Saw a Bonneville painted that color and it was killer.


681  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration/ vs preservation on: April 16, 2013, 11:22:55 PM
If it was mine, I would fix all the rust damage and still use all the original parts that I could and what I couldn't I would find. Restoring is fine for some but not for me. Way too much money goes into restoring and then your afraid to drive it later. Heck, I'm afraid to drive mine during the day. I like driving it at night. Not alot of idiots out there to slam into you.  I have a wife and kids and grand kids that all come first, but when I had enough of them I have my car, good ole Betsy.

Throw your name in the hat for my car??? Is someone raffling off my car behind my back?


69Z (Gary) I agree to a point I guess. Theres a mustang in the paint bay next to mine where I do alot of the work before the painter finishes it. The owner found it in a field and wanted to restore it. The short version is as of now due to finding more and more rust and its not even close to paint because they are still assembling it. Theres about 2% original parts! I think the main firewall is there and not even all of it. Now what is this? Preservation? Restoration? or a new car? This is my point.
BTW can I throw my name in the hat for your car too? LOL
682  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 08:40:42 PM
Yeah. My wife for one has a very hard time distinguishing colors. When gets her clothes ready for work she always asks me if this matches. Her view of colors is not the same as mine.
683  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 16, 2013, 12:37:31 PM
Looking at the pic from where I sit it looks like the paint has a lavender tint to it. My 69 is Cortez Silver with 3 different paint jobs on it but the door jambs have never been touched. Looking at the old paint in my garage under inside lighting and then outside looks way different, but it doesn't look like it has that same tint in the pic. Without being there to see the original color it is really hard to tell what it is. Just my thoughts. Even in KurtS pic it obviously looks Cortez Silver or whatever that silver is, but has a tint to me.

Question, if Cortez Silver was available why would it be painted Silver and have a - B? From what I understand from reading and research the Dash could mean anything. In this case no stripes. I have seen a Dark Blue or whatever the blue that the factory used, on a 70 Chevelle SS with -  - on trim plate also. Car had no stripes.  I don't see an issue here about paint, but what I see mostly is DISRESPECT for a fellow car enthusiast.  


Here's a clear photo with the roof rail track removed from the pillar area showing the original silver color.  Does not look like Evening orchid to me?
684  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What carb date for my 06A early June Z on: April 16, 2013, 07:34:08 AM
I'll keep you posted. Not sure how much I should bid on it though. What do you guys think? I took it to $500.00 and didin't reach the reserve. I think someone else went fishing to see what I bid and then stopped when they reached my bid and hasn't gone any further. I hate it when that happens.
685  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What carb date for my 06A early June Z on: April 15, 2013, 07:03:54 PM
I found the lever...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Holley-4R-852-Fast-Idle-Cam-Lever-Corvette-Camaro-Nova-Chevelle-SS-427-LT1-/271165763331?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f22bd2f03&vxp=mtr#ht_180wt_1043

and here is the cam...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Holley-Choke-Cam-Green-41R539-/170549845514#ht_1211wt_806


Got new pics added to the auction but no info on the rear metering block.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200915392744?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649#ht_436wt_1043
686  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 15, 2013, 04:56:49 PM
To be honest, the older pics of the paint look silver. My gut said orchid at first until I read what everyone else had thought. Now I'm going back to what I originally thought, Orchid. That is going to be one unique looking car. Should draw some attention.
687  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 15, 2013, 04:39:47 PM
I corrected myself...I thought it was orchid, my bad. It's the same as mine. Cortez Silver.
688  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What carb date for my 06A early June Z on: April 15, 2013, 01:33:18 PM
If I was to look for those parts would they be hard to find? I have 5 sheets a friend gave me in 1975 from a HOLLEY CARBURETION VARIABLE SPECIFICATIONS AND PARTS counter book , page 81 and 82 showing the 4053 carb numbers, page 240 that has the exploded view of the 4150 TYPICAL VIEW ILLUSTRATION NO 34-1, page 241, 243 with part names and index numbers.

Fast idle cam is (136)41R-539 and the fast idle lever is (6)4R-852. The missing screw is not found. Just wondering if if I should waste my time on this or let it go.
689  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What carb date for my 06A early June Z on: April 15, 2013, 11:50:47 AM
This is the reply I just recv'd about the carb, no pic was supplied when I asked. Actually I tested the reserve ($500.00), yeah risky I know, and it hasn't been met yet. Not sure if I should trust it.


This is it's original 4053 Base plate. It has 3 vacuum sources, an angled 1/8" port directly under the primary float bowl which was used for the choke pull-off and/or smog system vacuum source, a 3/16" vacuum port on the right front corner for the vacuum advance, and a stepped 3/8" port on the right rear corner for the PCV hose. The Fast Idle Lever is missing, the Factory Screw is intact. Found one here on ebay for 10 bucks.


- wikiwikirulz
690  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need cheap insurance on: April 15, 2013, 09:51:29 AM
Go to your auto insurance company and just add liabilty insurance for it. I think liability is minimum for all states.
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