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16  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.


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.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: is this a real DZ stamp on: April 11, 2015, 03:12:54 PM
Yea, Han's pad and stamp show the characteristics typical of original stamps which haven't been tampered with.
Where as this other example has a pad surface which appears to be, if not physically eroded by either rust or acid, peened with a punch or hammer.
The pad surface appears to be uneven and/or irregular at best.
The impression of the actual stamp is VERY EVEN AND THE number PUNCHES do not appear to be worn at all... they are quite perfect additionally I might add there are several notable differences in the characters which although is not a disqualifier taken singularly when the remaining issues are taken into account it is Buyer Beware at BEST. 
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ZL2 - Cowl induction solenoid on: April 08, 2015, 09:05:31 PM
The first is the one (round Back) is in a 04C RS/Z the last 2 (Cross Back) are of a solenoid which is in a 04C COPO. 

19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Who sells the correct '69 Z air cleaner decals? on: April 08, 2015, 04:47:52 PM
I apologize for the photo quality... These are from the original sticker on the survivor Black RS/Z

20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamps on: April 08, 2015, 04:04:03 PM
They were used to apply colors and text to irregularly shaped surfaces.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / ZL2 - Cowl induction solenoid on: April 08, 2015, 03:57:07 PM
04C Z28... which one is correct?
The one with the six sided back or the one with the Round back?

Photos coming in a few.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamps on: April 08, 2015, 12:12:09 PM
The hard-stampers I worked with in my Industrial Engineering days were fixed; the part was rolled over the stamp set.

Off-set ink stampers transferred an image to a fixed part.

After evaluating the patterns of the stamps on my distributors and Alternators this is how I had "visualized" the process, I appreciate your knowledge, thanks for the confirmation.

The ink stamps were they done using a Pad stamper?

I have seen videos of emblems having the colors applied using one of these. (Pad stamper)
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: your going the wrong way! 3.31 gears in a 302 powered 69? on: April 03, 2015, 12:42:22 PM
The GoodYear Wide Tread E70 15's are 26" tall inflated and on the car, I checked all of this and provided it along with multitudes of other specs to Crower when they designed the solid roller for the 302.

If I remember back in the day they would go to a 4.88 and tire height of 30" for many of the drag race tests.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Stamps on: April 03, 2015, 11:21:25 AM
Were the alternator and distributor stamped using a fixed position stamp with the aluminum housing "rolling" under the stamp?
was the piece fixed and the stamp rolled into it?
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro 67/9 Gen 1 and 70 up Gen 2 front control arms on: April 03, 2015, 09:40:44 AM
No they will not fit.
There is a guldstrand mod to correct the bumpsteer using the stock A-arm, it lowers and moves the upper A arm to the rear slightly.
The 68-72 Nova (X body) are the same and will fit the camaro.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: April 03, 2015, 09:37:51 AM
I like firstgenabout anything...
First gen Shelby Mustang fastbacks!  
First Gen Z16 Chevelles!

I grew up working on Flathead Fords... my dad used to say... A 67 Camaro isn't an old car, I had one new!
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: April 02, 2015, 06:51:50 PM
My dad restores Flathead prewar Fords and he has told me about the Batch mixing and related problems with paint on the early Fords as well...

Henry didn't waste anything, Kingsford Charcoal was started to make use of all the scraps of wood from the early bodies. (Model T's and Model A's used wood through out the body structures and had the sheet metal as the outer skin.)
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: April 02, 2015, 01:38:17 PM
I do one car at a time so I can devote 100% of my attention, research correct finishes avoid those issues.  Not trying to sell myself here, just showing both sides of the coin.  It's not always the body shops fault for certain things.  There is alot more behind the scenes that reflect some of the poor decision making.  I run into it quite often and have actually turned work away if I think the customers decisions are detrimental to the end result.  I don't like my name on something that's going to fall apart in 5 years.

The research is what I find interesting, and it is more for my own knowledge and to ensure the car is accurate, than the insistence of the customer as most don't understand many of the little technical differences restorers find interesting.


It takes a lot of effort to duplicate the controlled chaos of an assembly line.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Delco Energizer Y-55 Battery on: April 02, 2015, 01:27:54 PM
Danny, in our build thread I purchased a NOS yellow Delco eye and then we matched that paint to paint the caps that came with our Y55 in the early 80's as they were red.
Could send you a close up picture to at least come close on the color if you decide to paint some caps.
If you don't have a set of pantone chips.
The best way to color match over a computer is to get a PREMIUM name brand product that has the color you are trying to illustrate in the BRAND NAME LOGO...  this enables someone in another location to go pick up the product and match from the logo.
Logo's are typically printed in SPOT colors ie Pantone premixed.

Printing is most often built color, spot color, or combo of the two.

BUILT COLORS are typically 4 color process CMYK  (cyan- magenta -yellow-black) when looking at built colors there are differing dot colors inside the image to "build" the correct color.

SPOT COLORS are solid colors in percentages up to 100% typically called Screens in various percentages -

Solid spot colors enable the most accurate match.

Premium Consumer product companies are VERY ANAL about their colors and they will not vary by much if at all. 
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems on: April 02, 2015, 12:54:10 PM
Production line emblems are different left to right.
The reproductions have no curve to them. I ended up cleaning then taping up and spraying the white so I could use the original emblems.

Also here is a photo of an original paint September 1967 built 1968 RS with the 327 emblems and D91 stripe. I apologize for the quality I cropped from the overall of a pic that was sent to me.

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