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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust Manifold #s on: December 22, 2013, 06:52:06 PM
Here is an image...
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Z/11 Pace car questions on: December 21, 2013, 07:38:01 PM
The trans should have the VIN derivative on the left top upper flange at the very rear edge of the point where the engine and the trans is bolted together.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original tires on: November 06, 2013, 06:17:04 AM
I just looked at the Hi Res Image of the SS verts on the transporter in the book "Echoes of Norwood". 

They all have Firestone Wide Ovals on them.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 28, 2013, 01:54:15 PM

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How about some details on the GM Norwood heritage center tour??   
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Details Here:  http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/543679/GM_Retiree_Day#Post543679
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 28, 2013, 01:52:12 PM
Good info Festival, can you post a picture of that? We are all fans of pictures here, thanks!

Picture is covered by a copyright agreement.  I cannot post it on the internet.  For those with the book "Echoes of Norwood" turn to page  128.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 28, 2013, 01:27:54 PM
Mark,

For NOR I have a picture in the book showing this element taking place on the line.  I did not precisely determine where just yet but that would be easy enough since the vending machines are in the background.  I can look at the prints for vending areas that were set up adjacent to the paint line areas.

We could simply ask the guys that did this work, or you could ask these same guys this question and many more on any topic.  I still have a few spots open for the Norwood GM Heritage center trip and tour.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 28, 2013, 12:28:18 PM
Mark,

The tail panels were painted at NOR on the open line area at nearly the same time the RS Black out was painted.  This was completed external to a booth.



23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 27, 2013, 10:18:34 AM
Cool, we will be waiting to see what you can find out.

Thanks Mark!

For the rest of you who may be interested in exploring research first hand -this is a great opportunity to share in the rediscovery of the details of historic Manufacturing and Assembly practices associated with GM and its products.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 27, 2013, 07:09:14 AM
Wow....this is an old topic.  The difference today is with a little gum shoe detective work I can likely find one of the Norwood guys who:

Supervised this operation, mixed the paint or actually sprayed the panel.   

Why not assist in the ongoing research?  You can Join us and create your own network of connections for a variety of factory topics.

Info here:   http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/543679/GM_Retiree_Day#Post543679



25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Question about Plants & States on: October 18, 2013, 03:38:44 PM
So more orange peel on LOS cars, or just better paint quality in general on Norwood cars? When you say chassis side do you refer to painted finishes on parts? or how would the Chassis guys focus on the paint?

You hit it.. orange peel was the big thing.  Parts finish was not mentioned.  FB painted did the rear of the car CHEV did the front.  Paint match was always something both sides of the plant would look for.

FYI...A small group of NOR Retirees were just invited by GM to the Detroit area for a presentation.  When I see the group I can ask them to share a bit more on this topic.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Question about Plants & States on: October 18, 2013, 02:05:09 PM
Thats good info Festival. SO when the Norwood guys would check them out, what was the opinion were they put together any better or were there any differences noted?

Exterior paint.  The Nor guys were partial to the quality of paint.   That was the big thing for them.  This was one feature of the car that the body side  and the chassis side had in common on the finished unit.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Question about Plants & States on: October 18, 2013, 01:15:11 PM
Norwood supplied the east coast as a primary source.  When sales were strong then Los cars could routinely come to the Midwest. 

Norwood guys recalled looking at the local cincinatti GM dealers to see where the product for sale was built at.    If a Los car was observed then workers would look at the car close for finish quality.

28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 L48 - 2 or 4 bolt mains on: September 19, 2013, 05:06:41 AM
Kurt,

My 05A Z-11 has a Saginaw 010 block cast on April 6th with 186 heads.    It is a assembled Flint engine with a 4 bolt too.   I hope this helps.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 24, 2013, 05:28:40 AM
On my monitor it looks to be TK 7202300 on that sticker.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Order status "Echoes Of Norwood" on: July 30, 2013, 06:14:27 PM
Killer 1969 Z/28... WOW!
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