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Restoration / Installing inner window fuzzies.
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:38:21 PM »
I bought a very nice pair of original front door panels.  One has had the window fuzzy replaced.  They used 1/8 inch pop rivets instead of the original staples.

Other one I decided to replace with a perfect used one I had saved from an old door panel.

Removed the staples, drilled a couple holes in the new door panel to accept the staples.  But.... I can't get the staples bent down hard enough to hold the inner fuzzy in place.  Tried needle nose pliers, screwdrivers, c-clamps and vice grip c-clamps.  Can't get a good enough bite.

I don't have a giant metal piercing stapler.

What do you guys do?  Use pop rivets as was done on the other side?

The repair doesn't look too bad, but if one looks very closely, you can see the rivets.

Thanks for any help.

Restoration / Speedo cable retainer clips.
« on: September 28, 2011, 03:51:57 AM »
Where can I get CORRECT speedo cable retaining clips?  I know there are a lot of repops available.  Is one actually a dead ringer for the originals?

Anyone have a line on a set of three originals?

thanks for any help.


General Discussion / 124379N627354
« on: September 22, 2011, 02:35:06 AM »
I have already asked a few of you via email, but have had no luck.

Anyone have any info on this car? 124379N627354
Car is currently in MN. Has a fake trim tag, NOM trans, unsure if engine is original, but the owner was misled regarding the car's originality. Fake trim tag is enough to start investigating.

Title search in MN revealed that the car was titled in MN in 2006. An statement was used to obtain title in MN. The applicant stated that the car had not been titled since 1990 or thereabouts. The applicant was a MN resident I believe. Current owner purchased the car soon after the first title was issued.

Have no idea if the car was a local (MN) car before 1990. Minnesota may be one of those states that simply do not have records that far back. Car could have been purchased from anywhere and then taken to MN and titled in 2006.

I realize a car mia since 1990 makes this a long shot, but you never know.

If you know anything about the car, or have any info that might help, or if you feel the need to ask questions regarding its current status, please PM as I am trying to respect the current owner's privacy as much as possible.

thanks for any help guys.


Restoration / rad support to frame nuts and bolts.
« on: September 06, 2011, 06:19:57 PM »
Well, I am finally doing a test fit of all panels to make sure everything lines up before final painting.  I did a good job of indexing and marking most of my bolts for storage.  Unfortunately, I haven't (yet) found the nuts and bolts I need for the radiator support to the front of the subframe.  Can someone give me the exact size of the originals (or even better, anyone have some usable originals I can buy)?

Thanks for any help.


Originality / LT1 balancer date
« on: April 28, 2010, 10:38:25 PM »
I have an LT1 balancer dated J 0 F.  I am guessing:

 J = 10th day of the month

0 = 1970

F = June

Anyone know FOR SURE if that is the correct format?

Thanks in advance.

Decoding/Numbers / Date id for eaton posi unit EDB 30174
« on: April 22, 2010, 01:09:23 AM »
Posted same thing over at TC.

Not sure how to figure the casting date on an eaton posi unit. I have three "4 series" carrieers with casting number EDB 30174.

I believe the three digit number on the opposite side of the casting number is the day of the year. I know one of mine has "138" cast into it, which I assume is the 138th day of the year (or is it the 38th day of 1971??). BTW, the same carrier has a "174" cast into the other side, which must be some kind of identifier, but it doesn't have the little "screw heads" on either side like the 138.

Is there anything cast into the case to indicate what year? If so, where.

Also, I know the normal posi case and the COPO posi case are the same casting number, with different machining done to accomodate different side and spider gears. Anyone know if the "heavy duty" over the counter unit was also the same casting number? It was sold only over the counter, and was also marketed by Moroso as the "Brute Strength" posi carrier, made to accept GM ring and pinion.

Thanks in advance.

1969 - Orphans / 9N695586 DZ engine block.
« on: November 12, 2009, 03:05:50 AM »

Seller is bowtiepony.  Have it checked out to be sure it isn't a restamp.  Same guy just sold this one:

From the ad: 1969 Camaro Z28 Original GM 302DZ block, cast date Aug 7 69 VO814DZ, VIN# 19N695586, cast number 3970010, STILL STD bore, 4.000, been magged checked good NO CRACKS

1969 - Orphans / muncie trans vin 9N675654
« on: November 08, 2009, 03:26:42 PM »

1969 - Orphans / 19N513317 engine on ebay
« on: September 21, 2009, 06:38:02 PM »

Seller: cnjr107in West Tennessee

GM Original Real Deal 1969 Camaro Z28 engine block 3932386 cast date I-10-8 . DZ 302  engine code V0918DZ . Machine work is complete and block is ready to use. 40 over bore with new brass freeze plugs and new cam bearings. The block has been magnafluxed and no cracks found.

1969 - Orphans / muncie case for car 9L505866
« on: March 13, 2008, 12:17:35 AM »
On ebay:

Auction 20226579173

Seller:  pickupman74

Located in Lincoln Park, Michigan

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