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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 DASH VIN # on: May 05, 2014, 03:00:12 PM
I agree, do not sand the block. 

If you are concerned about your car, how about taking pictures of the dash VIN and cowl tag and posting them?  A picture of the dash VIN without the dash pad in place would be ideal so that the members here can evaluate the rivets and the complete VIN tag piece.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: May 01, 2014, 09:03:27 AM
This is a great service to our hobby.  Thanks Roy and a big THANK YOU to the NCRS!
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Convertible visors on: April 23, 2014, 05:57:29 AM
I believe that the visors are the color of the seats.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: has anyone run Sealed Power/Fed. Mogul/Speed Pro camshafts? on: April 15, 2014, 07:27:47 AM
I have used Sealed Power/Fed. Mogul/Speed Pro camshafts in the past without issues.  This is a very common camshaft brand for stock replacement and rebuilds.

With respect to quality control, I was told about 10 years ago that there were only 1-2 camshaft makers in the world and that all of the cam grinders got their blanks from the same basic maker.  This however seemed to coincide with the reduction in zinc in the oils.  Who knows what the problems was, but the solution now seems to be more diligence and attention at the break-in and the use of appropriate oil/additive. 

In conclusion, I do not know it is so much who grinds the cam, I believe that it is more the grind itself. 
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 - Y-1 (Butternut with White top) - Anyone have any pictures? on: March 29, 2014, 09:51:01 AM
I saw the car in the link which is what triggered my original question.  I am not sure however that the car in that link is actually butternut, it is too hard to tell.  

Here some pictures of three cars that I have on my system.

21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 1967 - Y-1 (Butternut with White top) - Anyone have any pictures? on: March 28, 2014, 10:42:08 AM
I am restoring a 1967 convertible which is coded as Y-2 and 707 yellow interior on the cowl tag.  This is the standard butternut yellow with black convertible top.  I have discovered that some 1967 Camaros came through coded Y-1 which would be a white top. I have only seen one or two photos of butternut yellow cars with white tops but they were not good quality photos.

Also, I believe that the D91 color was the same as the top color?  Is this accurate?  So if the car had a white top and D91 stripe then it would have a white stripe?

Thanks.  If anyone has any pictures or any cowl tag photos showing Y-1 and 707 interior, I would love to see them.

Thanks
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Where to find a black oil fill tube on: February 04, 2014, 06:48:04 AM
Is the fill tube with the return spring tab proper for a 1967?  Or di the 1967 use a smooth tube without the return spring provision?
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 8.2 10 bolt differential on: December 19, 2013, 09:18:06 AM
The power isn't necessarily the problem, it is how hard will you launch your car and how well will it hook on that launch.  Your car could have 500hp+ but if your rear suspension isn't set up to put all that to the ground with no or minimal wheel spin then perhaps you won't have a problem.  Fresh, well set-up Rear axles are usually only grenaded when someone abuses the car or drags it or when the car is designed to hook and not spin at all.

If you have a car that is designed to hook and not spin, then I suggest something more stout like a beefed up 12 bolt, 9" or Dana 60.  If you have a car that you like to run on the street and occasionally have fun with and you don't have an insane amount of torque or horsepower then I would say you would be fine with the 10.2.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 CALIFORNIAN Camaro Show Car pictures from 1967 New York Auto Show on: December 06, 2013, 11:51:57 AM
The Cherokee's VIN is 124677N233228 and according to the cowl tag has an 06B build.  The car was for sale at Russo & Steele in Jan. 2012.  How could of it then have been at the April '67 auto show?  Or were these pictures from the 1968 show?

http://www.russoandsteele.com/collector-car/1967-Chevrolet-Camaro-Cherokee/14681
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original Oil Fill Cap - 1967 327 (standard engine ventilation system) on: October 23, 2013, 10:49:02 AM
Yes, the cap shown by 1967RS-NH is for the RPO K-24 system.  The cap I'm referring to would be a breather and have mesh, but I am unsure what it is supposed to look like as there are many out there claiming to be correct.  Does anyone know what is assembly line correct for the oil fill/breather cap on a 1967 327 with standard engine ventilation? The assembly manual doesn't show enough detail to determine what the cap should look like.

Thanks
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Original Oil Fill Cap - 1967 327 (standard engine ventilation system) on: October 22, 2013, 02:11:23 PM
What is the "correct" oil fill/breather cap for a 1967 L30 327/275hp with the standard engine ventilation system as shown in the 1967 Assembly Manual in UPC 6, sheet C5?  Also, I see that some restoration parts houses list a decal for the cap.  Was the decal an assembly line thing or is it an aftermarket/restoration thing?

Thanks
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 camaro vin location on: October 18, 2013, 10:47:47 AM
Actually in several states if the original VIN is known it can be used, with exceptions, in the state issued VIN plate.  I think the first order of business is to remove the paint from the plate and find the hidden VINs.  Until these issues are sorted out, I would stay away.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rotisserie on: September 24, 2013, 03:25:58 PM
No, I used these - http://www.accessiblesystems.com/bul/brackets/bracketsd04.php
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rotisserie on: September 24, 2013, 10:34:01 AM
I have the Bottoms Up Lift 1500lb capacity car rotisserie with the pneumatic tire option.  The only change I would make would be to find a way to mount the rear of the vehicle solid instead of through the rubber in the rear spring mount.  I would probably make bushings out to aluminum to fit in there.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rotisserie on: September 23, 2013, 01:16:22 PM
I have one by accessible systems in Tennessee, I love it.
http://www.accessiblesystems.com/
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