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Maintenance / Heater Control Lens
« on: July 04, 2010, 12:33:06 PM »
OK.  This one has me stumped.  My heater control lens on my 67 (without A/C) is filthy after 43 years of dust and smoke.  I can't find any decent pictures in the AIM or service manual on how to remove this.  I'm sure it's not a simple procedure but there has to be a way to do it since replacements are available from several sources.  As far as I can tell, the control levers have to come out in order to replace the lens.  Or do the chrome buttons come off to facilitate the lens removal?  Am I asking for a job that's more than it's worth?  I'm so confused!

6-cylinder Camaros / 250 Fender Emblems
« on: June 26, 2010, 08:21:55 AM »
I came across a set of NOS 250 Fender Emblems still in the original box if anyone is interested in them.  Not looking to make any money. Just recoupe my investment and postage.  You can email me if you're looking for some.

Decoding/Numbers / Block Casting/Partial VIN Find
« on: June 21, 2010, 12:08:59 PM »
Had an interesting find this weekend while I was doing some detailing.  I was doing some research on block castings, engine codes, and partial VINs.  According to the drivetrain info, the only block castings for the 67 L6 engines were 3877178.  Started getting really confused when I found my block to be what is suppose to be a 68 block (3921968).  The engine code matches my POP (F0626FM).  Some may say that the engine has been replaced and the engine code restamped.  I know for a fact that this isn't the case.  This is the same engine that came installed in the car in 67.  The only other numbers that are visible on the block are above the starter and adjacent to the transmission filler tube.  There are 2 plates: 1) CON2  2) 247.  I have no idea what those numbers could possibly be.  All of my documentation is original and I haven't bought a bogus POP.  Just curious if this could be a conflict with the drivetrain info.

6-cylinder Camaros / Source For 67 Rochester BV Choke Thermostat
« on: June 19, 2010, 10:44:29 AM »
Does anyone know of a source for a 67 Rochester BV Choke Thermostat for a 250cid?  It appears that they're scarce as hens teeth.  Thought I had a source at Obsolete Chevy but they sold their last one in April.  Were these used on other models or is there a cross reference for the part number.  I have 3821564.  Can you replace just the thermostat spring or is it an entire assembly?

Restoration / Road Noise
« on: June 16, 2010, 03:51:30 PM »
I had my 67 restored a couple years ago.  During the process, it was put on a rotisserie and all of the undercoating was stripped.  When I replaced the carpet on the inside, I left the original noise dampener in place and installed the new carpet over it.  I also replaced the radial tires with the original 4-ply bias tires.  The problem is that now I get a lot of road noise inside the car; not nearly as good as when the undercoating was installed and also had radial tires.  I've read the thread on undercoating and it was applied originally by the dealership.  In lieu of having it reapplied, is there a good solution out there to eliminate the noise while keeping it as original as possible?  Anyone know if this was as evident on those that didn't have undercoating applied?

6-cylinder Camaros / Quantity Of Original 67 250's Remaining
« on: June 16, 2010, 11:36:51 AM »
Does anyone have any idea how many of the original 67 250's are still around?  I imagine that it's hard to tell since even VIN numbers don't necessarily reflect the true engine if it's been swapped for a small or big block.  In my opinion, the market is flooded with 327's, 350's, 396's and Z-28 clones which makes the original 250 even more valuable these days.  I'd probably get smacked by a big block owner for saying that but when you look at the number of L6's produced versus the number you see at shows I think you'll agree.  I've kept mine as original as possible with the supply of parts dwindeling quickly as there is little demand out there for them.  And I doubt that is because the 250 is such a reliable engine that it never fails.  Even though it was considered a "grocery getter" you'll still get lots of comments from folks that appreciate the true originality of a well maintained original.

Originality / 67 L6 AC Oil Filler Cap (Twist On)
« on: July 01, 2006, 02:18:50 PM »
Does anyone know what the color was for these caps?  I've seen some that appear to be a flat black, some semi-gloss, and some that appear to be aluminium (unpainted and unchromed).  Which is correct?

Originality / 67 Optikleen vs Kleerview washer bottles
« on: July 01, 2006, 11:32:28 AM »
Which Camaro models in 67 received the older OptiKleen bottles and which ones received the Kleerview?  I know that the OptiKleen bottles were triangular.  What did the Kleerview bottles look like?  Were they also a triangular bottle?

Decoding/Numbers / Broadcast Sheet Decoding
« on: June 24, 2006, 10:36:53 AM »
I have one of the original body broadcast copies for my 67 L6 that is in immaculate condition.  However, I don't see a lot of corrilation between the coding on the broadcast copy and RPO codes.  While I can figure out most of the coding based on what I have that I know is original, should these codes mean something to me or only to the factory?  Is there a code somewhere separate from the RPO codes that I should be looking at? 

Originality / 67 L6 Fuel Filter Location
« on: June 22, 2006, 08:54:06 PM »
Can someone give me advise on the proper location of the fuel filter on the 67 L6 250 engine?  I've seen two different versions.  One is in the line from the fuel pump to the carburator inlet and the other is between the tank and the fuel pump.  The assembly manual and all of my other documentation isn't too clear on this and there's not many L6 engines to compare it to.

Restoration / Original Tire Manufacturer
« on: June 12, 2006, 11:52:22 AM »
Does anyone know who manufactured the original tires for the standard 67 coupe?  I know that Firestone made the Wide Ovals but I'm not sure who produced the original 7.35 x 14 2 ply whitewalls.  Was it Firestone also?

Restoration / Engine Decals
« on: March 21, 2006, 09:16:19 PM »
Are there template sets for engine decals?  There are many different decals available through numerous sources but how can you tell what is suppose to be on your vehicle?  Seems to me that if you're restoring a vehicle to it's original condition that it's incomplete without the correct decals and placement.  I know it's going to be dependent upon what engine/options you have installed i.e., AC vs no AC, etc.  What I'm particularly interested in is something to tell me what I should have with my 250 L6 engine.

Restoration / 250 Fender Emblems
« on: March 19, 2006, 02:27:03 PM »
Does anyone know of a source for 250 fender emblems?  Tried ordering through Year One but they no longer stock them.  I've about exhausted my resources.

Originality / 67 Steering Wheel
« on: March 17, 2006, 11:44:23 AM »
I have a 67 all original standard Camaro.  My problem is that I'm in the market for a replacement steering wheel as the original is cracked on the back side (more of an age thing than from damage).  However, what I'm seeing as replacements don't come close to what was originally installed on the vehicle.  The original steering wheel is a three spoke with two horn buttons.  In another post referencing a 68 model, I read where this was refered to as an N30 type.  From what I can tell, these steering wheels were installed on many 67 and 68 model year vehicles.  The insert is black on chrome.  Again, no viable replacements available.  What are my options for replacing this while maintaining the vehicle in an "original" condition?  Are there sources for these replacements short of combing the junk yards?

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