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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Clutch Lower Push Rod Alignment & AIM? on: July 09, 2014, 08:23:42 AM
My original 69 is like the AIM. It contacts the fork at a slight angle.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 deluxe seat foam on: July 09, 2014, 08:22:33 AM
American Cushion Industries made mine. I thought they were nice.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 deluxe seat foam on: July 07, 2014, 08:45:59 PM
Hey Joe, I got new foam from Legendary when we did our front seats and they were really nice. Expensive though. I'll see if I still have the box with a brand name on it.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Clutch Lower Push Rod Alignment & AIM? on: July 07, 2014, 08:41:51 PM
Just looked at mine on the 68. Its installed like the AIM and it contacts the fork at an angle. Not sure if its right but its been working hard for 5 years. I can't remember why I didn't install it from the other side (straight). I'll check my original 69 later to see if its the same.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Farewell And The Best For Ed! on: July 07, 2014, 01:35:00 PM
I don't know Ed but I would guess his decision is not about quitting, its about distancing himself from dumb stuff or undue stress. Now, its up to us to eliminate those things and await his return. As a user and a fan of this site I realize the CRG and its core owe me nothing. I also realize the opinions handed out on this site carry a lot of weight in the collector car world and can have a lasting impact on how a car or part is perceived, so if I ask... I must respect...like it or not.
Thanks CRG. Thanks to those who wrote and sold books also. Wish I had more to contribute.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Frederick Nationals ... on: June 24, 2014, 08:20:02 AM
Great looking car George!
 Sorry I missed everyone in person, I was only able to be there Saturday morning until it rained.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A.I.R Smog Diverter valve on: June 18, 2014, 01:16:23 PM
I hate to stay off topic but is the big block 4 blade fan larger or have wider blades than the small block fan? I have one from a 65 Impala and it has wider blades. Curious.

I need some smog stuff rebuilt too! Thanks!
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Who's coming to Frederick and/or Carlisle this week on: June 15, 2014, 08:43:02 PM
I was planning to be here in Frederick both Friday and Saturday with two cars. May only make it one day now...other things have come up. If I can only bring one car now, I'll have to decide which.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Issues reviving 69 396 from long term storage on: June 08, 2014, 07:43:03 PM
Where did the HEI distributor come from?
How old are the plugs?
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's it worth, untouched Cortez silver 69 RS Z on: June 08, 2014, 07:10:41 PM
Its easy to get excited about something when its right in front of you and you have an opportunity. But, it takes some discipline to walk away when it doesn't make sense. Good for you. I like that color combo too.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fan shroud on: June 08, 2014, 09:30:14 AM
Wow! Looks real good.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: metal to metal glue? on: June 03, 2014, 05:47:24 PM
Using reproduction parts, I tried weatherstrip adhesive and it did not hold for long. I ended up using a little JB weld.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 29, 2014, 06:43:48 PM
Here is a little timeline for a special ordered Camaro that ended up with a 12B on the trim tag. VIN 5583XX   No X code.

I believe the car was ordered somewhere around Friday November 08, 1968 because that is the Date on the lien. Also, I'm pretty sure the purchaser just got home from the Navy on the 6th.

The date on the MSO (Manufacturer Certificate of Origin) is Thursday December 12, 1968. This the date that ownership of the car was transferred from Norwood(GM) to the dealer. I have to assume that this date is very close to, if not the same as, the shipping date that would appear on the NCRS document....waiting to hear from other members since this car's info is currently not available.

I believe this is an early 12B car because I have seen a 12A tag on a VIN 558080. That's around 250 cars.
It may be safe to say my car began production early Monday December 09, 1968, spent the next four days on the line, rolled out the back door Thursday afternoon.

The Application for Title is dated Wednesday December 18, 1968. I believe this the day the owner took delivery.

The original title is dated Friday December 20, 1968.


John
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 25, 2014, 07:33:09 AM
Has anyone been able to compare the official production date to the MSO date yet?
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 24, 2014, 12:44:16 PM
Most likely "help a fellow Camaro owner"
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