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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 Front Spoiler! on: January 30, 2010, 11:18:44 AM
Jerry, the trash is your worst enemy!!!  I learned that the hard way too!  If you’re gonna throw anything out take pictures from all angles first…never know when you'll want to refer back to it. Wink
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: January 30, 2010, 11:12:02 AM
Oops, my bad, thought it was black that's why I was asking. 
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 Front Spoiler! on: January 29, 2010, 11:35:32 PM
Sonet, just check the piece of plastic you found under the screw, if it has a texture on it you have your your answer.  Mine had the early design and personally like it better.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: January 29, 2010, 11:28:33 PM
Nice, is it original paint?  What would say the percent of gloss on the tail pan is?
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: January 26, 2010, 08:48:49 PM
Thanks Tony!  After speaking with the Judges in person I can see where their coming from.  They have to have a standard to judge from otherwise anyone could just come in and say this is they way the car was...and how could anyone effectively put a "score" on anything if there was no standard to go against.  Their standard is a mix of the way Chevrolet intended the cars to roll off the assembly line and, in their experience, how the majority actually did. There are a lot people out there who come and enter their cars in this class just get their car "certified" so they can put a $ sign on it...I'm not one of those people.  I restored my car myself, and will have her for a long, long time.  The points and recognition are just my way of patting myself on the back...and really, I get more out of just talking with everyone I meet at the shows and offering up advice or what I’ve learned along the way than any award or number on a piece of paper could give me.  For me it’s all about the car, she’s a piece of history…and being so original when I found her I really had no choice but to put everything back exactly (or as close as possible) to the way I found it...

I would LOVE to see some photos of the Camaro you found and get some details on it…Post or PM me!!!  My car was actually in your magazine!  February ‘09.  Tell Nick & Steve I said thanks again and to stop by and say Hi if they ever make it back out Camaro Nationals…or better yet, since you want to see her in person anyway grab them and head out to Carlisle this June and you can all say Hi.  Grin
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: January 24, 2010, 10:48:33 AM
Welcome aboard Chris!  Sequoia is an AWESSOME color!  Good luck with your car and post or send me some pic's!
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why is there some Z28's with 3908326 Rear Proportioning Valves and Some without on: December 31, 2009, 02:49:26 PM
The bracket on the valve on my car did not have witness marks that a lock or toothed style washer was ever used.  This is not to say that a lock or tooth washer was NEVER used.  However, based on page 302 in the ’69 AIM covering the L48 pressure regulator valve, it calls for a #3958062 screw with no washer called out.  Using AMK Products catalog as a guide, I used the 8062 screw shown in my pic to attach the valve. 

There where often several suppliers for a common used hardware.  The 8062 screw is called out for 6 – 7 various applications in the ’69 AIM (brake and fuel line clips, etc., to mention a few) so we can expect some variation on the manufacturer’s bolt head markings.

Thanks Dave!

ALSO - If everyone could include the plant that would help out a lot as there are many known differences between NOR & LOS.

Happy & Healthy New Year Everyone!

8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why is there some Z28's with 3908326 Rear Proportioning Valves and Some without on: December 30, 2009, 01:06:29 PM
68SS 12D LOS L35 HAS valve 283-7 date.

Danny, could you post or PM me the info on the bolts?  I'm not sure if I put the right one back in there.  Has RBW headmark with 3 lines and star lock washer.  Haven't looked to see if this info was in your original post or not.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: AM-FM on: December 30, 2009, 12:31:53 PM
Another thing to remember is the rating of the speakers.  Stock speakers are 10 Ohm and all aftermarket are 4.  If you run the 4 Ohm with a stock radio you will be pulling over twice the current through the radio and run the risk of burning things up.

Any yes, best antenna reception for any frequency is a ¼, ½, or full match to its wavelength with the full match obviously getting the best reception. 
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is Kurt there??? on: December 30, 2009, 12:08:15 PM
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: John Z on: December 30, 2009, 12:06:38 PM
Congratulations John!  Great to see you get the recognition you deserve and glad your passion for Corvettes bleeds over to Camaros also...always interested in your input!
Hope everyone has a Happy & Healthy New Year!
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 disc brake proportioning valve big nut on: December 20, 2009, 05:27:10 PM
Here's some pic's of a NOS one.  The plating is more of a tin-zinc that's not been buffed or tumbled.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 AIM revision Date on: December 20, 2009, 04:49:12 PM
Awesome, Thanks John!  Look forward to reading it.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: The end of the big block on: December 20, 2009, 04:37:55 PM
Wow, Seriously sad to hear that.  I took a trip to Niagra Falls last winter and had to stop by the plant to see where my engine was born.  The place was massive!  Here's some pic's.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: December 20, 2009, 04:12:57 PM
Charley, I agree with you 100% on being totally enthusiastic about finding survivor cars to inspect and document but just because one car is one way doesn't mean they were all that way…(hell my car has a body colored firewall (no black out) and it came from the factory that way)  But that's why places like CRG is awesome because they compile data on many, many cars before making any call on what the DATA proves.  Unfortunately this is a paint finish dilemma where many factors come into play such as fading, polishing, refinishing, ect...and without a lot of hard evidence it's impossible to say what's absolutely correct here and probably why there’s no definitive right or wrong.  And as for memory fading, how many times do you say to yourself "I could swear it was this way" or "wow, I don't remember it being that way" when going back and referencing pictures or the AIM when working on your car...I know I do it all the time & that's why I took over 700 pictures when pulling my 59000 mile car apart and probably why it got a score of 91.6% correct my first year in legends concours.  Just saying the original owner may remember it one way, and the car may only have 26000 miles on it but it’s still 40 years old and even if the owner only washed & waxed it once a month, that’s still 480 times that panel and paint have been buffed and rubbed on.  Even at a ¼ of that number semi gloss will be getting pretty shiny.
Again, just my opinion and opinions are like a**holes, everyone’s got one! Grin
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