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751  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 02, 2013, 11:08:21 AM
Just as JohnZ says. I have found on occasion that when filling an engine that is completely empty that air gets trapped inside the block and assuming other places as well. I bought a 69 Judge from a friend back in the 90's and he couldn't get it to stop overheating. Did a little research and found if you leave the radiator cap off and let the engine run at operating tempature the air will enventually be burped out thru circulation as you keep adding fluid. Chevy engines don't seem to have as much of a problem as the Pontiac engines do, at least the ones I have owned anyway.
752  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Any info on door mirror dates. on: March 29, 2013, 07:21:21 PM
Even if I had the originals still after 40 something years they would be terrible looking. Getting them rechromed would be expensive I  think. Putting new glass in a rechromed original mirror would be ok too. Hmmm, need to find out what someone has paid to have their mirrors rechromed if anyone has even done it. I wonder if Ed would know if it would be worth the trouble to rechrome originals and how the glass is actually installed. I thought I read somewhere you can use a heat gun to remove mirror glass but had to be careful so the heat wouldn't crack the glass.


That sounds good..  Smiley    I thought you'd only purchased the dated mirror glass, and was going to install it yourself in your original housing...
753  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Any info on door mirror dates. on: March 29, 2013, 03:56:39 PM
Actually if you buy the mirrors from them and the dated glass too then the price of the glass installation is included in the price of the dated glass. But to answer your question, when I got the mirrors everything was all done for me and there wasn't any instructions or other paperwork. If you need mirrors anyway just get Paragons. I'm impressed with these if they are reproductions. Nice and tight at the swivel not like a reproduction one that was on my car when I got it. You slam the door and the mirror head just flops around. Even driving, the force of the wind will push them around.

Did they provide info on how to remove the old mirror and attach the new one?
754  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28 on: March 29, 2013, 01:13:59 PM
I went back to take a closer look at the new Z28 and it's really not THAT bad. At first glance I thought the Z28 emblems were tape but they are dimensional, maybe need to be a touch larger. Move the emblems from behind the wheel to the front of the fender and put CAMARO behind the wheel like the original was and move the Z28 to the center between the taillights. The bowtie looks good but not on a Z28. The taillights look retro but what messes them up is the wrap around ends. Need different rims too, not too fond of the black or the style. Retro ralleys maybe? Add the stripes and a cowl hood with that air ducting at the rear of the hood and you might have something there. Oh yeah, need the simulated air vents in front of the rear wheels. Interior, what can I say, ALL black in any material would suit me fine. Spoilers? I don't have a vision on what would be better than what is there now. Not sure what to think about the grill, but I have to agree that it is too narrow. It looks like you can blind it with dental floss. As for the drivetrain. I would keep that as is. You can't mess with Chevy perfection. Even if it doesn't beat the new Mustangs, who cares. I would definately have fun driving it.
755  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Any info on door mirror dates. on: March 28, 2013, 09:24:05 PM
Hey guys, I got my mirrors today from Paragon. Look great. I definately would recommend them if you are missing your originals.
756  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: What are these marks on the harmonic balancer? on: March 28, 2013, 03:08:04 PM
The mark is for setting the timing as we all know and the white on either side of the mark is just to enhance that mark when the engine is running and the timing light is applied. Way easier to see the timing mark. A common practice that was done as far back as I can remember.
757  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 9N549121 V1121DZ block on ebay on: March 28, 2013, 09:38:44 AM
Hey Mike, did you get the PM I sent?
758  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Cowl Induction coil bracket question. on: March 28, 2013, 09:33:16 AM
Hey Danny, I sent you a PM. Did you get it?


I have a similar bracket in a pile of stuff I am getting ready to put up for sale. JohnZ taught me that there is a lot of fellow ebayers selling the notched bracket as the CORRECT bracket for a Z/28. It is NOT just a Z/28 bracket. In fact, if I remember correctly, it is not even for the Z/28. Here is mine.... Danny
759  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: PCV question on: March 27, 2013, 06:15:22 PM
Crap...I knew it. The one reason I didn't jump on it because there wasn't any bids on it and wasn't sure it was a good PCV. You would think that auction would have had way more than 2 bidders. Oh well, you snooze you loose.


I was watching one that was on ebay that I got the impression was what the factory installed one looked like and it was not expensive at all. Heck, it had 2 bids and sold for $21.99. Here's the auction, but the pic isn't that clear.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CV746C-PCV-VALVE-FITS-CHEVROLET-CAMARO-Z28-1968-69-AND-OTHER-GM-FORD-PRODS-/350743347939?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=GiA32n%252F3OTLGr%252BsLAMb12TwsWeA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Please tell me I didn't make a mistake and not bid on this? Anyone have a good clean picture of one for a 69 Z28? How do we even know what is correct if there is so much wrong information out there. At the moment I feel like I need to kick my OWN butt for missing out on this opportunity.
Yep, you missed one heck of an opportunity! Did you look at the link I posted earlier showing the design as I think you could easily determine that the ebay PCV was the spun design (especially the bottom section). I cannot recall seeing one go that cheap as they are commonly above $100 and noted one go for around $300. It's also apparent the seller did not know what he had. Smiley
760  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28 on: March 27, 2013, 06:09:03 PM
I don't know, way too fat, and I don't mean PHAT. Get rid of those crappy taped on emblems and put on something with substance just like the original design for starters.
761  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Cowl Induction coil bracket question. on: March 27, 2013, 01:10:51 PM
Here is another.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/69-70-CAMARO-SS-COPO-Yenko-Z28-COWL-INDUCTION-COIL-BRACKET-w-CORRECT-NOTCH-/360619264505?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53f69549f9
762  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Cowl Induction coil bracket question. on: March 27, 2013, 12:40:25 AM
Thanks Danny for the heads up. How many here have original Cowl Induction? You would think there would be more replies on this. I read somewhere that the notch was correct. I have to say I had a bid on the one on ebay but I retracted it until someone here could confirm it. Can anyone second what Danny stated? Notch or no notch.
763  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans on: March 26, 2013, 11:34:58 PM
Hey Larry. My 69Z is an 06A car. Your body number is 258 behind mine. That's the closest I have seen so by far.





Yes, the trim tag shows 06A as the time built code. The trans is an M20 as shown by the two rings on it.  See attached pictures. I have looked at the VIN on the block with a magnifying glass and also used a crayon and I can only make out the last 4 numbers of the VIN.

Larry
764  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Correct Cowl Induction coil bracket question. on: March 26, 2013, 01:54:21 PM
Is this the correct coil bracket with Cowl Induction? I was looking at the bracket that HBC offers and there is a difference. Can anyone confirm this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271177169784?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649
765  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Z-28 fender emblems. on: March 26, 2013, 12:55:48 PM
Sorry, my bad. So the fenders were stamped out with no holes and then were drilled along the way during the assembly process correct? I really need to read the assembly process a little better. I must have missed that. Even the AIM has the hole measurements for the number emblems and the Z28 emblems and they do appear different.


 
Nope , holes are different, 100% for sure
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