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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chambered exhaust hanger on: November 13, 2014, 08:31:59 PM
Unless they have changed them in the last few years, Gardners rear hangers are not correct (The arched rubber spacer is not in the hanger).  Eric did tell me that it would cost an extra $50 to make the hanger correct... I stated that equated to a few percent of the system cost and since I was paying near 2k $50 wasn't going to push me not to buy... I wished they consulted the hobby before the decision was made to scrimp on the hanger.

Over the axle hanger retainers reproduction and original.

47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 lower control arm won't fit in subframe on: November 12, 2014, 11:14:53 PM
If you use a spreader bar in between the inside of the two bushing holes it makes the pressing go much easier, same goes for the distance where the bushing actually passes in the A arm rail. If you space this with a precise spacer it keeps the deflection down, the deflection in the steel of the A arm rail is what is causing your binding and not allowing the bushing to press in without so much work.

What happens is the outside support wall flexes toward the opposing wall and even when you think it is home it isn't squarely home, so when the tension is released the wall flexes back and the busing is proud of it's proper placement. Keeping all the walls square to one another is the key to pressing bushings with as few problems possible.  

You don't need grease put a little palmolive liquid soap on them if you need a lubricant to allow them to slide into the pockets. 
48  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. 
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 X66 SS Headlight Bezels? on: October 23, 2014, 08:19:52 AM  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.
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?
50  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.
51  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?

52  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.
53  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,
54  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.
55  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.
56  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.
57  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.
58  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.
59  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.
60  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.
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