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1801  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: finding original owner on: January 10, 2007, 01:49:19 PM
Depends on the state... Sometimes that's more of a matter of the kinds of records the state kept and how they converted them over to computer.  Any of them that will are going to want proof of present ownership and probably a fee.  If you have a friend in the car business or law enforcement, you might want to "quietly" pursue that line of search.
1802  Site Comments / Discussion / Site Comments/Discussion / Resource buttons? on: January 10, 2007, 09:19:53 AM
Would it be possible to get the various resource buttons on the bottom of the forum pages?  I realize they are on the "newCRGforum" page, but that makes for several extra clicks when you're researching something....
1803  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: steering wheel on: January 10, 2007, 09:08:01 AM
Here's what a 68 N30 does look like...

If it doesn't have any cracks or bad scratches, you are lucky.  There are still some of them around, but most are cracked.  And for exactly the reason that Rich mentioned, they are gradually becoming rare.

1804  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: COPO? on: January 09, 2007, 03:23:58 PM
Don,

The last couple of years at the AACA auto fair at Lowe's Motor Speedway near Charlotte, NC through the Road and Track booth, they have been gathering stories for an update of The Cobra In The Barn.  Tom Cotter lives in Davidson, NC.

After you finish your documentation, you really ought to submit your story!  I'll be talking to one of the AACA district officers soon.  I'll see if they have contact information.

Congratulations!  All of us will be taking an extra look at every used car lot when we drive by...  Grin
1805  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: engine mount part numbers on: January 08, 2007, 11:02:53 AM
Have you looked here:

http://www.camaros.org/engine.shtml#EngineMounting
1806  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Tower Clamps on: January 08, 2007, 10:09:29 AM
Dave, thanks for the 69 AIM info.  I've already got my tower clamps, but that's good advice about how to install them.  One of JohnZ's posts made me aware of AMK.  Thanks, again.  Grin

Firstgen, Thanks! The 68 AIM does show spring clamps on the heater hoses.  Grin

Now, if I can get someone with a 67 AIM to respond, I'll have a complete answer (for Camaros, at least) to give to my friends next week....  Help!  Huh

1807  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: engine mount part numbers on: January 08, 2007, 09:58:27 AM
Looks like 67-68 302 engine mounting brackets...

Check 3955783 and see if the 7 is a 1 = 3955183...

72 P&A 30A says:

           0.029 BRACKET, engine mounting

67-68  All (302).....3955183 L.H.     2.00   engine mtg. to side member
67-68  All (302).....3980938 R.H.     2.00   engine mtg. to side member
1808  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: tach number on: January 07, 2007, 07:21:14 AM
Steve,
You're right.  Don't mistake my questions for disagreement.  I'm just trying to learn.
77-chev says above, his car is a Norwood 4th week of September, so your info is showroom fresh.
1809  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: tach number on: January 06, 2007, 05:42:24 PM
77-chev,
Hang in there!  There are a lot of us un-doing other folks car butchering out here.  In the long run, it's a noble deed... and fun!

Steve,
Thanks! By Oct. of 67 it reads like Ed posted above.  I'm still trying to fathom all the ins and outs of GM P&As.

1810  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: tach number on: January 06, 2007, 11:47:49 AM
Steve,
Which P&A did you take that from?
1811  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Tower Clamps on: January 04, 2007, 11:02:34 PM
Thanks, Gary!

Yes, I do have a 68 Assembly Manual, and I am aware of the drawings for heater and radiator hoses that do show the clamps.  Actually, I'm going to change my radiator hose clamps to tower clamps when I do my annual fluids change in February.

My reason for asking about the tower clamps was from a local general discussion on originality about 1st generation Camaros (and same year Chevelles) across the board.  And I have yet to invest in 67 and 69 AIMs.  One of my Chevelle friends knew that there were various clamps being used during that period, but none of us knew exactly what and when.

This helps, and I will check that out in Team Camaro.

Appreciate it!  Grin
1812  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Tower Clamps on: January 04, 2007, 08:07:08 PM
Steve, I'm starting to understand how you feel when no one answers your questions...

Let me re-phrase mine: 

To be original should all first generation Camaros have tower clamps?

(I did find evidence of the tower clamps on 69s.  What I cannot find is when they were discontinued from general use...)
1813  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: tach number on: January 04, 2007, 06:13:19 PM
When you say stamped on the back, exactly where (what plate)?  Is it the head assembly?

FYI, according to the P&A the 67 Camaro Tach Assembly w/console guages (350, 396) was stamped 6468910 (or 6468696 -first design).  It literally says that "(stamped 6468910)".  Ed or someone with more P&A understanding could help.  (And yes, not all p/n from the P&A were the same as what was on the actual part.)
1814  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Will this fit? on: January 04, 2007, 09:08:36 AM
Front = 235/60/15
Rear = 255/60/15
About a year ago, my mechanic's assistant rotated front to back without asking or looking. (He was trying to be helpful.) I knew before I got the car backed out of the stall. 235/60/15 fills up the front well.
Like I said, I felt the scraping, but I haven't had the problem My68SS is describing... yet.
1815  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: L30/M20 on: January 03, 2007, 08:01:54 PM
Daniel's right, but have you looked at information sources:
http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#InfoSources
--especially Colvin's Chevy By the Numbers?
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