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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 13, 2014, 02:23:34 PM
HaHa! It still wasn't correct. I had the backing plate backwards. But the location is the same as Gary C's above, and others, etc. I'm done!
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 13, 2014, 10:22:29 AM
The second vertical being the second one right of center, correct? That would be a couple of inches left of where I have mine located? Can't tell for sure on the silver Z pic, but that seems too far to the center?  Would the Chevrolet - Norwood assembly workers have installed this emblem onto the grille, I assuming? Then would there be a spec in the factory assembly manual?

I'm probably beating a dead horse anyway, as I'm not concerned about judging. I'm happy with where mine is now, so I'll just leave it as is.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 13, 2014, 08:42:18 AM
Yes I do know what you are referring to. If you look at the pic of the Z Emblem on John Z's car that I posted, you can see the verticals behind the Z and the 8. I'm calling the one behind the Z in the John Z pic the third vertical. My is aligned exactly the same, with the third vertical behind the Z, and the second behind the 8. The pic of the orange Z in this post also shows the same alignment. Is there a pic of "centered on the second vertical" somewhere that you were judged on? Be curious to see it.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 12, 2014, 10:54:44 AM
Here's a view more dead on.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 11, 2014, 03:42:57 PM
Don't have a John Z Pic of emblem and hood Stripe to compare. But if you look closely, the 2 verticals behind the "8" and Behind the "Z" are the oriented same on his and mine. That's how I tried to line mine up. I'm assuming I'm aligned with the horizontals.
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 11, 2014, 02:14:46 PM
I tried to match the emblem on John Z's Car. See his attached pic.


I see what you mean about centered on the stripe from the pic of the orange Z above. Are the standard and RS grilles in the same relationship as far as the square openings are concerned? My striping and the orange Z's appear to be close to the same?
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 11, 2014, 09:23:54 AM
So is my Z/28 grille emblem in the correct location now? If it is, I had to use a pic of another car to get right. Not as simple as one would think.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: August 08, 2014, 02:30:18 PM
What's with the description running all over itself so it's obnoxious to try to read?
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 08, 2014, 10:55:11 AM
Not the same thing, but years ago I had an erratic/idle vacuum issue with my 302 and spent a lot of time playing with the carburetor until I finally check out the engine's compression and spark plugs. What I really had was ring failure in one cylinder, and needed a rebuild. Might want to verify that your engine's compression is good? How do the plugs looks?
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 01, 2014, 03:06:53 PM
For reference, my 10B Oct 68 build 69 Z/28 has a carb dated 872. I believe that is 2nd week of July 1968. So carb is 11-12 weeks ahead of assembly.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: July 31, 2014, 08:31:12 AM
Absolutely, GM determined when a particular car was to be built based on their schedules, and their part availablilities and Fisher built it.  There wasn't really much on the fisher side of the plant that could result in a material shortage that wouldn't alos affect the GM side.  Maybe things like convertible and vinyl tops in certain colors, some interior peices, etc.  Most of fishers parts were sheetmetal stampings that were not specific to a certain vehicle, like a 302 engine, or an M22 transmission. I'm sure there were some things on the Fisher side that could delay a build, but most of them was probably on GMs side.

So was Fisher sort of like a supplier to Chevrolet in that Fisher's production was to produce bodies for orders placed by Chevrolet?
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: July 29, 2014, 02:59:21 PM

So what which car would have made it out the door first? Does your earlier trim tag indicate your car just left the fisher plant before his, but once it was at GM, his got done first? What is the build week of his car vs. yours?

The 1969 body number was assigned when the plant accepted the order for production, not when the body was built, so there could be a relatively short time span or a much longer span, depending on material availability, sales priorities, etc. Once the Fisher body was received at the Chevrolet Body Bank and the VIN was assigned, it would be unusual for the body release to the Chevrolet assembly system to be delayed more than a few hours.


So was there planning coordination between Fisher and Chevrolet so that Fisher did not release orders to the system which might have material availability issues on the Chevrolet side? There must have been, or some type of central planning?
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 24, 2014, 08:59:26 AM
That really works to show off the numbers. I know I did something similar a while back with plaster of paris, and that worked well also.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Holley 3910 on: July 23, 2014, 02:01:50 PM
No expert, but wouldn't a re-issue have a 4 digit date code on the air horn?
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: June 25, 2014, 10:48:37 AM
Didn't know that; I'll have to look. I do know the grill was replaced when the car was re-painted, so, yes, emblem has been off the car. And even though it's now on the car, apparently it's still "off" Grin
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