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1411  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
1412  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
1413  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
1414  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
1415  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
1416  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
1417  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
1418  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
1419  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: MO block available on: January 12, 2007, 10:33:47 PM
Chuck,

He called me while I was away on a Camaro inspection trip this week.  I'll try to call him tomorrow and get details.

Jerry
1420  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2007 Camaro calendars... on: January 12, 2007, 06:50:47 PM
Sorry Bud,

I would have mentioned you but you own a big block car (ha) just kidding.  I got to work with Dan back in the mid 1990's when he shot cars that the ICC Camaro Nationals.  Remember?

I'm glad that all of you got to do the calendar experience.  Gary was upset because they removed the raised white letters from his tires in the photo. 

Jerry
1421  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ceramic Coating on: January 12, 2007, 06:43:02 PM
The spray welding reskinning process that we do has produced the best original patina look for restoring these cars.  Also good for NCRS Corvette restorers.  We, along with other customers have seen the ceramic coatings and they just don't have the original cast look.  You would also be shot down in any concours "Legend" certification judging.  With our spray welding process, the manifolds will never rust again and will maintain the factory cast appearance.  The set on my red 1968 Z28 were done in 1987 and are still perfect, no rust spots at all.  I spent years researching the differnet processes before we invested in buying the equipment to do the job.

Jerry 
1422  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: BR Axle Code On A Z28 on: January 05, 2007, 03:57:36 PM
Doubt the plant would build one with a 3.07 and M21.  Would not be able to move the car.  Clutches would be worn out in a matter of months.  I have driven a Z28 w/ M21 and 3.55, would not get out of its own way.  If they were built, would have to be with an M20,

Jerry   
1423  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2007 Camaro calendars... on: January 05, 2007, 12:44:49 AM
My good old buddy, Gary Sommers is in this calendar with his Teal blue 68 Z28. 

Jerry
1424  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: tach number on: January 03, 2007, 09:18:09 PM
350 engine, 5K redline, 396-325hp engine, 5500K, 396-375hp, 6K redline.

There were tach shortages are the LA plant and many cars did not get the correct tach there.

Jerry
1425  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Front Spoiler on: January 01, 2007, 01:33:44 PM
No help on a drag car.  Have taken the front and rear off at different events and there was no difference in ET or mph.  This is an NHRA Stock Eliminator Z28 that runs 120-123 mph.

Jerry
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