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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts? on: Today at 04:25:47 PM
The battery hold down is NOT a frame that goes over the top.

It is a 4 inch long by 1.25 or so wide stamped piece which goes into a recess at the bottom of the battery case.
Generally to get the best parts you are going to have to buy from Multiple Vendors.
Just dashes does 68 dash pads if the repros are not correct. They also do A pillar moldings.

Heart Beat City is good as is D&R.
HBC has some nice correct parts manufactured.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fender Skirt Splash Apron Kit on: Today at 10:25:17 AM
I just measured it on a EJ Cady dial caliper with industry spec anvils (some specific sq inches) and I came up with .075.
This is the masticated rubber with the string cords in it.
I will post photos this week.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: N66 Wheel Question on: April 19, 2015, 05:46:52 AM
This is why there was a screw driver included in the trunk with the jack package, to change the centers.
This is illustrated on the 69 Nova SS jacking decal.

In all likely hood this is also why there is a Part# change in the 69 Camaro assembly manual which changes the jack decal, at the same time dropping the screwdriver, screw assembly, and retainer from the N66 parts list, additionally the Cap part# changes at that time as well.

Given the screw driver is the same PART# as included with the 67 Vette AL Bolt On option, which was used to remove the starburst center, I assume the retainer screw is a 1/4 20 pan head flat blade with encapsulated washer.
  
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Finding a replacement heater core frustration on: April 18, 2015, 09:49:37 AM
I've reused ones which looked that bad before cleaning, if it's not falling apart you can soak it in scalding hot water mixed strong with oxyclean, then you may have to use a tooth brush and rubbing alcohol to get the rest of the crap off it. 
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 RS Washer Bottle Bracket Fasteners on: April 18, 2015, 09:42:08 AM
I now someone who had a thousand or so made by a plastics injection molder from an original cap he had on a survivor. Total cost was about $600.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy B-Day James! (FirstGenAddict) on: April 18, 2015, 07:51:05 AM
Here is a first hand example of how finitely pro golfers are able to control a club...

First time I went to the Masters was with my brother maybe 1993-1994, walking out of the clubhouse/proshop area toward the golf course you come out of an area completely shaded by tree foliage as the sun begins to beam down you are met with the most luscious green appearing like velvet stretched over perfectly sculpted rolling hills with pink and red and white blossoms bursting from every fold,  the Iconic scoreboard on your right and the first tee box up a hill to the left.  
After being in awe of the pure beauty... I looked around at my brother and said are we supposed to walk on it?
The grass is nicer than the carpet in most homes...
I would compare the first cut to a Berber and the fairways to a mid-line hand knotted oriental... SERIOUSLY

We decide to sit on the 2nd tee box...
We hadn't been there too long when up walks Freddy Couples...
Couples is popular now, however in the early 90's he was in his prime and was a Michelson/Rory type of personality.
Couples walks up to the box, leans over pushes a tee into the ground, and throws a ball down.
Alternating between the face and the rear of his driver he taps the ball around on the box, making small talk with his caddy as they await the fairway of the Par 5 - 2nd to clear.
Back and forth tap tap tap tap...
As the fairway cleared he proceeded to roll the ball up to the back of the tee and then onto the TEE using only one hand on the driver...**
Based upon the actions which precipitated after he grounded the club, he had decided the ball was teed up a bit too high...
 
USING THE SOLE PLATE OF THE DRIVER COUPLES TAPPED THE BALL AND TEE INTO THE GROUND 1/8 inch or so...
dropping the club head behind the ball, and drawing it back methodically he then proceeded to rip it...
Nice long high draw...
I looked at my brother and his mouth was agape in bewilderment... wha wha he stammered, did you see that?

UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE!

**I tried for hours to roll a ball on a tee at the driving range and managed to do it once with a 9 iron by trapping the ball between the tee and the crook of the hossel and the club face, which is not at all how he did it.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 Crankshaft number on: April 15, 2015, 11:44:35 AM
Block 386, Cast Sept. 30- 8,,, Stamped, Oct.5,  1968
186 Heads  Sept. 15 & 23, 1968
Orig. Pan - Tray,   Floating Rods, Balancer, Timing Cover, 021 Flywheel is  E-23-8,  etc.
 

Thanks

FWIW
There was a 1178 in low mile original V1007DZ (386 block) I had.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Who sells the correct '69 Z air cleaner decals? on: April 15, 2015, 10:19:32 AM
I can't imagine anyone else has gone through the trouble & expense as Bob Harris.










9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fender Skirt Splash Apron Kit on: April 15, 2015, 10:12:14 AM
The Material called MASTICATED RUBBER it is 1/8" thick and is available from:

Restoration Specialties & Supply Inc
814-467-9842 PA
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wheel weight removal tool on: April 15, 2015, 10:07:14 AM
Northern has them...
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy B-Day James! (FirstGenAddict) on: April 15, 2015, 09:43:18 AM
Thank you for all the birthday wishes, it has been better than I deserve... Wink

I went to the Master's on Friday and played with cars the rest of the time!
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vin/Trim number help 69 RS/SS 396 on: April 11, 2015, 07:42:54 PM
Just for fun... I'd go to pull the back up light housings and see if he gets antsy...
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: April 11, 2015, 06:55:12 PM
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   There's zero difference in the amount of time involved to drill 2 (incorrect) holes for the emblems and to place the (incorrect) stripe lines as it does to do it correctly. Those kind of mistakes are simply careless and uncalled for mistakes.  Specially when there's thousands of pics out there to view off the net.

PULLING THE TRIGGER ON THE DRILL AND PIERCING THE METAL TAKES THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME...

There actually is a good bit more time involved in correctly laying everything out and checking and rechecking.
Researching, checking, and double checking then laying it out, then checking again.
Checking with the light bezel installed is KEY to getting the proper alignment.

After painting the body color then install the emblem and use 1/4" masking to ensure the stripes are spaced correctly and aligned with the emblem edges.

VS

Dab some ink on the pins hold the emblem up make a couple of marks with the pins and drill some holes...

I'd say about 2-3 hours difference for the emblems and stripes...
FWIW if paying a shop it would be money well spent. 
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air Cleaner Stud '69 ? on: April 11, 2015, 06:36:20 PM
 I can't explain how the earlier cars fit the equation

Oil bath air cleaner assemblies were deeper than std units. 
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Temp sensor on: April 11, 2015, 03:38:39 PM
You can release the pin from the connector with a micro flat bladed screwdriver about .050 wide and .025 thick.

THIS WILL/SHOULD REQUIRE NO EFFORT!!
IF THE WIRE AND TERMINAL DO NOT SLIDE OUT EASILY YOU HAVE NOT RELEASED THE TERMINAL FROM THE PLASTIC CONNECTOR


A bobby pin (hair pin) works well if you pull the plastic coating off it.   

This is for removal of PLASTIC CONNECTORS which have FEMALE BLADE receivers.

With the connector mates unplugged -
1.Take the wire from the rear and push it and thus the brass terminal end forward in the plastic connector,
2.Slide the screwdriver down the front of the plastic connector, there is a groove which the micro screw driver will slide into, in turn releasing the female side blade terminal.
3. With screwdriver still in slide the terminal and wire out the back. Males sides are a different procedure.

As noted the reproduction temp sending unit plug is correct however the plastic connector is black VS white.
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