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991  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Another trim tag question on: July 23, 2008, 10:24:54 AM
his didn't have any paint over them... the car was original paint... 
992  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Firewall Help? 1968 z28 on: July 22, 2008, 10:09:55 AM
All the repairs etc... if done correctly add credibility to the car's story...
It was like ZL1 #1... they knew it was the right one when they found the hole through the door or quarter where an axle shaft let loose and punctured it... all of those things combined make the car more believeable... and adds to the legend and mystique of the cars being beat on ad raced back in the day!
993  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Camaro Multi Leaf on: July 22, 2008, 09:37:01 AM
If it seems like your spring perc is too shallow... then you have a mono leaf axle... you can buy multileaf perches and weld them on in place of the mono leaf perches
994  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What do I have? DZ Block on: July 20, 2008, 06:26:27 PM
If a guy were to need a block from that period you could expect to get around $2500 for the block with no rotating assembly or 186 heads... if you had a short block... $3500
995  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 camaro (BIG BLOCK?) on: July 20, 2008, 03:57:20 PM
If the TH400 is correct to the car then it is a BB...
996  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Opinions on this suede paint.... on: July 19, 2008, 08:29:06 PM
This is the dash on the 69 Z I am restoring... what do ya'll think about this? Does it look close to the orignal?



997  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 kick panels - 2 types which is original/correct. on: July 19, 2008, 07:26:14 PM
Thanks Kurt... I knew it was sometime at the begining of the year... the 10D car has 2 piece and the 04C has one piece...
998  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rear axle stamping? on: July 19, 2008, 10:59:01 AM
I believe the carrier has a date code somewhere...
999  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 kick panels - 2 types which is original/correct. on: July 18, 2008, 11:07:27 AM
both are correct depending on when your car was built... I believe the chage from 2 piece to one piece was around Jan...
1000  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Nova Frame versus Camaro on: July 18, 2008, 08:39:14 AM
68 to 72 Nova and 67-69 Camaro will physically interchange... there are some subtle differences...
1001  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part of suffix code/assembly date cut off under cylinder head....Possible? on: July 17, 2008, 01:41:17 PM
Correct me if I am wrong...

The JE would be towards the front of the engine with the cotter key pointing towards the lifter valley... so the tab sticks out the bottom and acts as a stop from the left side of the stamp pad? 
1002  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clarifications on the Assembly process... on: July 17, 2008, 11:41:41 AM
That is my question William...
According to the CRG assembly report the dash was sprayed prior to white in the cowl... thus there would be no black over white... however I want to figure out if later in the year there was an additional step inserted to alleviate the heavy white overspray ie. Did the later white stripe Z's go through the repair booths twice?
The first time for the white stripes then a second time for an additional black out procedure over the white overspray?

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe I read somewhere that in March of 69 the heavy overspray on firewall issue was supposed to have been cured.

This is interesting because I had the 04C survivor and now am doing a 10D (early) Z... and the back of the cowl grille on the black car is painted white... however on the blue car it is body color. The blue car also had much more white overspray... everywhere it seemed like... and did not appear to have black at the base of the windshield...
Anyone have an early Z white striped original paint survivor they would be willing to pull the cowl vent panel off and look at the base of the windshield and see if it has any black overspray on the white? 
1003  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk Lid Seal on: July 17, 2008, 11:26:45 AM
On unrestored cars with original trunk seals there is usually an orange mark on the trunk seal... denoting the center... on the car's trunk lip there was a hash mark to the right of center... align the orange mark on the hash mark and insert the seal... when done the seal will meet to the left of the trunk latch...

You can't see the hash mark on the jamb in the photo but the orange mark is clear...

1004  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clarifications on the Assembly process... on: July 17, 2008, 01:55:32 AM
Working on an early 69 Z right now (10D) and doing the dash and cowl... was there a differnence in black out procedures or dash painting from early to late... did anything change?
Was there an additional black out procedure after the spraying of the White in the wiper well?

On the Black 04C Survivor the white in the wiper well had black out overspray on it at the base of the windshield.
Was this additional black out part of the change brought about to eliminate the excessive white overspray on the early white striped cars?





1005  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part of suffix code/assembly date cut off under cylinder head....Possible? on: July 17, 2008, 01:26:01 AM
Big blocks were stamped with the Assembly date and suffix code before the heads were installed... small blacks after...
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