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1396  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Camaro battery on: January 24, 2007, 09:45:10 AM
Just wanted to make sure I made this clear.  The current reproduction side terminal batteries do not come with the correct cable mounting hole sizes.  Both attaching bolt holes on these batteries is 3/8-16.  Not technically correct.

Jerry
1397  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Camaro battery on: January 24, 2007, 09:13:47 AM
Current research indicates that the side terminal battery started in late April, 1969.  I have an all original 69 Z28 survivor car that still has the original battery cables which are side terminal cables.  The B/D is 05A, 1969.  I should also point out the original side terminal cables have two different attaching bolt sizes, the positive has 3/8-16 threads and the ground is 5/16-18.  All of the repro cables are the same size making them incorrect. 

When I purchased a repro battery from the only remaining oem battery company (Ohio based), I found out that I could not use their battery.  Their incompetent answer was to install repro cables and throw the originals away.  I opted to drill out and install a heli coil in the battery terminal so I could use the original cables.

Wonder what the general feeling is for anyone who has dealt with the only remaining repro battery company.  We have found them less than courteous, and incompetent when trying to get good technical support.  They are also very expensive and offer very little discounts to other dealers.  New Castle Battery, the originator of reproduction batteries was a much better vendor to deal with but unfortunately, they are no longer in business.

Jerry
1398  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How to find your old car on: January 24, 2007, 08:52:07 AM
If you have the vin number on the invoice, you have a good shot at finding the car if it's still around.  A friend who is a police officer would be the best help.  Someone like this could run the vin in many states to see if the vin is still active.  If it is, then you can contact the current owner and see if he'd like to sell the car back to the original owner.  This is how I tracked down the Dave Strickler Old Reliable Z28.  Good luck,

Jerry
1399  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Spoiler AND Rear Antenna on: January 23, 2007, 04:36:50 PM
If you install it where the rear factory hole position is, the antenna will hit.

Jerry
1400  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 3919803 Intake (327/275 HP and 350/295 HP???) on: January 23, 2007, 03:49:57 PM
We also plug all of the cast iron intakes here at Camaro Hi-Performance when we rebuild an engine.

Jerry
1401  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: IS my car a real Z??? on: January 23, 2007, 08:54:11 AM
Also check for the tail pipe adapter plate on the rear left side frame rail.

Jerry
1402  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28? on: January 22, 2007, 02:51:46 PM
Randy,

The 7A25 is the more common dist for the 67 Z28.  Others have been documented, and yes they were made in big batches as needed.

Jerry
1403  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28? on: January 22, 2007, 02:49:29 PM
Yes, I would.  These distributors were made in big batches.  I try to document all that I know about and all that come into us for restoration and rebuild.  There were about 4-5 known dates that are real for the 266 unit.......two in Dec 66, Jan 67, Apr 67 and July 67 just to name a few. 

Jerry
1404  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Could this be the original distributor in my 1968 Z/28? on: January 22, 2007, 10:08:04 AM
There was actually a memo from Chevrolet that stated 1111266 distributors would be used in 1968 Z28 engines until the supply ran out.  My 11E built 68 Z28 has a 266 dated July 67.  Although the 266's were used pretty much through the end of the 1967 year, the 467's don't start showing up until about Jan, 8A3 and 8B8 to be exact.  However, I have documented an original 1111467 distributor that was made in Oct 1967.  Very rare and have only seen one.

While we're on this subject, there has been talk about an 1112003 distributor being used in late 1969 Z28 production but there has never been any paperwork from GM to back up this theory.  Our belief is that the 003's were issued as warrantee replacements.  I have one original owner in the area and another customer who had their distributors replaced under warrantee and the unit installed was an 1112003 dated July 1969. 

Jerry
1405  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: factory options on: January 16, 2007, 01:47:35 PM
I think PUI is the only vendor making seat covers now.  Al Knock makes the deluxe door panels,

Jerry
1406  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: factory options on: January 16, 2007, 01:44:20 PM
FYI, there were actually two versions of white deluxe interior in 1968, code 730 (parchment-white) and code 711 (ivory-pearl parchment).  Why GM did this is beyond me.  730 coded cars have black headliners with white plastic-vinyl trim (looks terrible) and code 711 cars have black headliners with black plastic trim (much bettter look).  GM did not keep track of the different versions of interiors sold.  Although all of the cars shipped to Canada are in the GM of Canada records.  If you had access to all of these records, you would only know how many white interior cars were shipped to Canada.

Jerry
1407  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 L48 (SS350) - 2 or 4 bolt mains? on: January 16, 2007, 09:07:42 AM
In 1971, my best friends's parents had a 1969 Impala, 350-300.  I helped install a new rear main seal in this vehicle.  This engine was a two bolt block.  When we started on the job, we were thinking it should be a four bolt block.  I have no clue what the BD is as this car is long gone.

Jerry
1408  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Alternator fan and pulley finish on: January 13, 2007, 12:08:28 PM
Clear cad or silver zinc for both pieces, in 67 the fans were painted black.  In 68 and 69 both pieces are silver.

Jerry
1409  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk Spatter Paint Color for 1st Gens. on: January 13, 2007, 09:30:46 AM
Two vendors are making the correct truck spatter paint for first gen Camaros.  Larry Christensen at Camaros Plus in Arvada, CO and Brian Henderson at Supercar Workshop in LaTrobe, PA.  Both are the accepted standard in concours judging and pretty damn close to the original.  A professional pressure gun is needed to apply this paint.  If you are hoping to find the right stuff in a rattle can, forget it.

Jerry
1410  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ceramic Coating on: January 13, 2007, 12:43:17 AM
Yes, I know Roger well.  Does excellent work and was one of the first to start documenting factory front end paint markings.

Jerry
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