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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Speedo gear reduction on: October 23, 2014, 01:53:32 PM
It depended on the trans and rear ratio along with tire size whether or not it got the reducer. The M20 4.10 69 Z with low miles I restored did not have a reducer. 
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 X66 SS Headlight Bezels? on: October 23, 2014, 08:19:52 AM
http://www.camaros.org/exterior.shtml#1969Grille  It should be a black grill with black bezels for a 69 SS. Since it is an X66 (no style trim), they would NOT have the chrome ring on the bezels.
ALL 69 SS's have bright headlamp trimmed bezels.
http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#XnnCodes
This report states that the X55 and X66 carry the same features in regards to headlamp bezels...
My P&A has a note for the bezels (painted)
Does anyone have a part number for black bezels or were they all manufactured in Grey and paint as required?
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: October 22, 2014, 07:52:06 PM
They snap right off, although
I have never removed them in cleaning the belts.
I use plastic lens polish on the covers to polish them.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 X66 SS Headlight Bezels? on: October 22, 2014, 06:30:21 PM
Car is Cortez Silver.
The grille had the original Cortez Silver on the surround.
The ones I removed, (believed to be the originals) are Argent without trim.
I have looked at more photos than I care to think about plus through Jerry's book and as best I can tell no one I trust has a published answer to the question... it's not in the Grille Report or in Jerry's book and the photos at best are inconclusive. 
I see some which have a argent bezel and some with a black bezel and chrome trim.

I never thought this would be an issue... however which ones would be on a X66?

5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Touch up paint on: October 20, 2014, 10:36:27 AM
Is the paint original?
If not then most likely it will not match a "factory pack" touch up kit.
I had factory pack lacquer in Warbonnet Yellow for a 71 vette which matched dead on... the mixed lucite didn't match, going over to enamel it wan't even close.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Parts Help on: October 20, 2014, 10:27:35 AM
It is always best to find nice assembly line parts, even if you must dye them or replace a know etc. Check that the crank fits securely with out much if any wobble or slack in the teeth. If you can move it more than 1/4 or it takes up a good deal of slack before the window begins to move then it will strip again,
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 door lock knobs on: October 20, 2014, 10:23:00 AM
I thought they were triple chrome like the headlamp switch knob and the wiper switch knob.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: October 20, 2014, 10:11:45 AM
oxyclean and hot water, the labels on the belts are sometimes a little tattered, so be careful if they are already damaged.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: October 05, 2014, 01:43:55 PM
The problem with YH's are they are Double COPO wheels for Camaro and Chevelle, all the COPO 9737 (sports car conversions) Cars had YH's.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 02, 2014, 02:24:14 PM
with all the timing chain slack maybe you have a bent pushrod... an exhaust on a cyl wouldn't change your compression test but would make it pop through the carb.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Bolt for front wheel fender mouldings on: October 02, 2014, 12:53:51 PM
I thought it was odd when I was messing with the unrestored cars... however a dark colored bolt would look more out of place than a bright bolt in contrast to the trim. Since every bolt was bright on the two low mile 04C's it couldn't have been an owner moving bolts as there are only 2 more of the particular bolt in the car. (horns).
JohnZ's 02D car has phosphate your 02B has phosphate, it would be interesting to know when the change occurred and if it was universal.

If a car were in the weather there would likely be no traces of Zinc except under the washer on the bolt head as it is a sacrificial metal.
 
IF the washers are/were serrated then I am pretty sure they were ZINC as I have not located a phosphate plated, captured serrated washer, 5/16 pinchpoint on 69's, if you have please let us know.
 
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Bolt for front wheel fender mouldings on: September 28, 2014, 05:22:30 AM
The part number in the AIM is the same for the horns, the zinc plated pinch point with captured serrated washer. I have seen unrestored cars both ways, however Steve Shaugers 14 k mile RS/SS has the Zinc ones as did the unrestored 45k miles RS/Z we had certified in 2007 both were 04C builds.





The way I understand  the AIM it is only correct for Z22 and Z23 cars. The standard no wheel opening trim cars used the regular bolt.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 RS Z28 - opinions please on: September 23, 2014, 12:12:06 AM
I've seen quite a few MO's with individual VIN characters hand stamped.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 RS Z28 - opinions please on: September 22, 2014, 10:25:20 PM
Same color as my 68z. Very rare only on early cars built before Jan. The fathom blue z at MCACN was mine. John
Beautiful car... first time I had seen a 68 painted the color I was stunned, so much so I forgot to take pictures of it.

I have seen original blocks that had the suffix changed and were delivered new as such, the last I saw was a survivor 71 or 72 LT1 vette can't remember if it was ground or obliterated with XXX and new above it? 
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '69 Z/28 Stripes applied backwards? on: September 22, 2014, 01:49:52 PM
Way too early for the Comfort Grip wheel, looks like one piece kick panels, wrong window cranks black knobs, cowl hood in all likelyhood shouldn't be there.
Color is nice but closer to Electron Blue off the C5 vette.
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