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3091  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: original headers on: January 18, 2011, 11:26:00 PM
What's the thickness on that upper header flange? It seems thicker than usual for a '60s era header. The flange itself is not shaped like either the Bill Thomas '67 header or the Kustom '68 header. I've seen Kustom use two different style upper header flanges back then, one with straight-cut ends and the other with pointed ends. Both had square notched areas for the boss in the side of the head, and only one notched area per flange rather than two like these have. I don't know what these are. Maybe Jerry does.

-Jon
3092  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: original headers on: January 18, 2011, 04:53:57 PM
Show us some pictures of what you have.

-Jon
3093  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Body color on firewall on: January 18, 2011, 09:47:28 AM
What it would really take is for the assembly line photo to be in color to determine whether it is truly body color or not. I'm not a believer that it is body color.

-Jon
3094  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Body color on firewall on: January 17, 2011, 03:56:50 PM
Charley,

Because that photo is in b&w it would be faulty to conclude that it is body color. To illustrate my point, check the photo below of a '67 LA-built Z-28 engine compartment. This was taken when the car was brand new. You can see the contrast of heater box color to the actual firewall is pretty close to the same as the car seen in the photo you supplied and the Z's firewall is a shade of black, not body color.

I'm not saying a body color firewall could never have happened but it certainly would have been a fluke.

-Jon

3095  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: First Gen. Z/28 options on: January 16, 2011, 12:00:03 PM
vtfb68, hopefully the above link answers your questions. Lots of good info there.

As for the Jean Claude Killy '69 Z/28, below are some pictures from Michael Lamm's "The Great Camaro" book. Mr. Killy was the premier downhill slalom skier in the world back then and a very charismatic personality. Also paid by Chevrolet to promote its products. You can see if you look closely that the car has custom cloth upholstery. Also, the molded-in rear spoiler, the all-chrome rally wheels sans trim rings, the snow tires, ski rack, molded-in mud flaps with wheel well trim, unique stripes over the wheel openings, etc. I've never seen a color picture but it might have different color stripes other than black.

-Jon



3096  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 Tail light backing plates on: January 15, 2011, 06:24:29 PM
They were like a galvanized finish as seen in the photo below. They did not get overspray on them as the taillights were installed after the trunk was sprayed.

-Jon

3097  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: First Gen. Z/28 options on: January 15, 2011, 01:18:55 PM
Keep in mind that a ZL-1 Camaro was already double the price of a normal Camaro performance model, well into the 8 Grand area. To get one as a convertible, RS, a/c, etc would make it even more expensive and they had trouble selling them just as they were. Some got sold at discounts, other had the exotic engine replaced with a more pedestrian one, just to get them sold. Some special Camaros did get built such as the '69 Z for Jean Claude Killy and a '70 for Glen Campbell. If you were a high profile celebrity who could bring some prestige to Chevrolet, then something might get done. The ZL-1s got built to allow the engine to be accepted in drag racing. That was the sole focus of that program and in fact the black & gold deluxe version they contemplated was aborted due to the feeling they would be too expensive to sell.

-Jon
3098  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Carolina Blue/Powder Blue '69 on: January 15, 2011, 12:17:41 PM
There was Groth Chevrolet in Huntington Beach back then. They were at 18211 Beach Blvd. Some others were Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, Guaranty Chevrolet in Santa Ana and Cone Chevrolet in Fullerton. People did not necessarily buy cars from the same town they lived in though. That whole area has tons of choices for Chevrolet dealerships and they may have gone to a place that had a large inventory or that they thought gave a good deal.

-Jon
3099  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: chevy FACTORY aluminum short V8 water pump ? on: January 14, 2011, 06:46:32 PM
Charley Lillard has one of these aluminum pumps on his latest '67 Z. Another friend of mine has one or two of them also. They are out there occasionally but as of right now, I don't know what the original application was.

-Jon
3100  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Spark plug wire Heat shields on: January 14, 2011, 06:36:55 PM
My ears are burning. Did I hear somebody say Jon Mello? Smiley
3101  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: early built 12d 1968 z pedal holder finish on: March 13, 2010, 05:59:51 PM
I've only ever seen bare steel on ones that appeared to be original.

-Jon
3102  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: palomino convertible on: March 13, 2010, 05:56:39 PM
I agree. Ivory, black and gold is much more interesting to me than Ivory, black and white. That's like B&W TV versus color. No contest.

-Jon
3103  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 trunk lid on: January 11, 2010, 12:19:29 AM
Ron,

No, this is the one you want. I had it noted that your car had a T13 dated trunk lid on it when Rich had it. What happened to that one?

-Jon
3104  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: A.I.R LOS on: December 20, 2009, 11:29:22 PM
Just because your car was built at the LOS plant did not mean that it required the installation of the A.I.R. (K19) system. Since this car was shipped new out of state to Texas, it would not have been required.

-Jon
3105  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 z/28 waterpump casting number on: November 29, 2009, 10:33:21 PM
Ron,

The 326 pump is the one to use.

-Jon
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