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Decoding/Numbers / Re: COWL TAG HAS ME PUZZLED.. Is it worth while?
« on: April 11, 2006, 03:05:42 PM »
The X33 means it's a Z28 with style trim.  Are you kidding?  I would restore this as an authentic Z28 keeping it as original as possible! Please don't hack it up.  I agree with Z71 - That has to be NOR for Norwood.  I've never seen that before (the typo, 50R).  Let me know if you need anything else decoded.  Good luck!

Restoration / Re: 68 RS headlamp main vac hose
« on: April 06, 2006, 02:03:40 PM »
Classic Industries,  WWW.CLASSICINDUSTRIES.COM,  has the complete color coded kit for $69.95.  Unfortunately you can't buy each individual hose.   You could also check Year One, Rick's Firstgen, National Parts Group, etc.

General Discussion / Re: 67 vs 68 seats - is there a difference?
« on: April 05, 2006, 12:39:32 PM »
I'm not 100% possitive, but I've heard that the seat backs and tracks are interchangable on 67 and 68.  I believe the metal backs would be correct for a 67.  If you don't hear back from anyone else to verify this, I would hold out for a 68.   They do show up on e-bay motors once in a while.

General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro RS
« on: April 02, 2006, 10:41:41 PM »
Standard grille with RS badge?   No back up lights in rear valance?  These are two major issues I would have in verifying this car as a real RS.   I think you'll have to ask your uncle and brother in law a lot of questions to get to the truth.  Good luck!

Restoration / Re: Multi leaf springs
« on: April 01, 2006, 05:27:03 PM »
I really appreciate your help Ed.  And the useful links you provided.   I think I'm going to go with the 5 leaf  "standard" spring ("OC" or P/N 3932719).   Not only is it probably the most "correct",  I really don't want to change the ride height at all from stock, especially not LOWER.   Stock is what I'm looking for.  If anything, slightly higher would be accecptale.  I only use the car for a Sunday drive or occassional cruise in, so I'm not that concerned if the handling is a little too stiff or soft.   - Joe

Restoration / Re: Multi leaf springs
« on: March 31, 2006, 06:05:44 PM »
Ed- I ran the Calculator.    As you said it's for 69 and I have a 68, but it should be close.   Here's the boxes I checked:   L48, M20, floor mats, console, dual exhaust, power steering, radio am/fm, rear bumper guards, rs package. 

Here's what the calculator spit out:    Rear spring rate - 73.     RPO Spring code - BY.     F41 code - BM.     G 31 code - BL.

Hope you can help me out based on these codes.  Also, with regard to spring rates, does a higher number mean a stiffer spring?

Thanks again,  Joe

Originality / Re: carb heat shields
« on: March 29, 2006, 05:36:17 PM »
I replaced a rochester q-jet on my 68 ss 350 (L48) a few years ago.  I forgot to put the heat shield on.  Fuel percolation problem BIG TIME.  Removed the carb, installed the heat shied and the problem was completely fixed.  As far as being ugly goes, you can barely see it under the carb if you're using the correct one.

Restoration / Re: Multi leaf springs
« on: March 29, 2006, 12:16:38 AM »
Thanks Ed.  Fortunately  I have a AIM.    There are a bunch of choices for the L48 on A9 and A10.  Maybe you can help.  My car does NOT have A.C. (C60).   It has 3:73 rear axle ratio.  It has original #s matching tranny but I don't know if it's M20, M21, or M22.  My guess is M20.    One of the options listed in the AIM is  G31, spring, special rear.  Another option listed is  F41 suspension, special performance.  Unfortunately I don't have a build sheet for this car or a protect-o-plate so I don't know if these options were on this Camaro.  Also I see listed H05 and I can't find what that option is.  Are there any other options that would determine the rear springs?

What would be the worst that could happen if I selected the wrong leaf springs?  Ride height?  Handling?

Thanks in advance for your help.     

Restoration / Multi leaf springs
« on: March 27, 2006, 02:02:40 AM »
I have a 68 SS RS, 350, 4 speed.  It's a mostly original car.  I need new rear springs.  The ones I have on there now are not original.  From my research it looks like this car should have multi leaf rear springs.  My question is, 4 leaf or 5 leaf?  I have seen both available thru the major Camaro restoration catalogs.   Thanks.

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