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3091  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: correct mono leaf springs for L48 on: April 29, 2008, 05:38:23 PM
Some Camaro monoleaf rear springs got a daub of paint on the front spring eye, which can determine the application. Do you see any paint color in that area?

-Jon
3092  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 Camaro base cp. 12 bolt posi on: February 26, 2008, 10:48:52 AM
Yes, it could possibly be original to your car. Believe it or not, there have even been a few 6 cylinders with factory installed 12-bolts. All seem to be with the 2.73 or 2.56 axle ratio.

-Jon
3093  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: switching an auto car to a 4 speed? is this 427 vette engine worth big bucks? on: January 27, 2008, 12:30:38 PM

#1 How hard is it to swap a car from an automatic to a 4 speed car. I have an opportunity to buy a 1967 396 and 4 speed transmission from a camaro and am thinking about putting it in my automatic car?


If you have a '67 Camaro, the floor mounted automatic shifter sits in the same hole as a 4-speed car. It makes the swap a relatively easy proposition. I did it on a car of mine and no holes needed to be drilled. You can even use the same crossmember if the old tranny was a powerglide.

-Jon
3094  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: The story of my 67 Z/28 now undergoing restoration on: January 23, 2008, 11:20:34 PM
Paul,

It has been my pleasure to help you in your efforts to find the correct pieces for your car. I look forward to seeing the car completed. I know Ken will do a great job for you.

-Jon
3095  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: L30M20 Tire Pressure Sticker on: December 26, 2007, 11:50:50 PM
You could get the wider 14x6 wheels on an L30/M20 as RPO P12 (code FC, off the top of my head) but if your car had a 350 in 1971 and has a Muncie speedo hole in the firewall, I think that tells you more than any tire sticker would.

-Jon
3096  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Z28 centre Drag Link on: December 26, 2007, 11:26:59 PM
You're welcome.  Grin

-Jon
3097  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 z /28 intake bolts on: December 26, 2007, 11:25:25 PM
The bolts on my low-mile '67 Z were not plated. I would guess they were supposed to be but maybe they were out of those bolts when the engine was assembled and they used the non-plated bolts. That sort of stuff happens from time-to-time.

-Jon
3098  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 z/28 water pump fittings on: December 26, 2007, 11:22:07 PM
My low-mile '67 Z has orange overspray on the fittings, the by-pass hose and the by-pass hose clamps. Less orange as you got closer to the intake manifold. Virtually no overspray on the underside of the hose.

-Jon
3099  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Z28 centre Drag Link on: December 25, 2007, 12:26:13 AM
Do these relay rods have casting or part #'s on them?

There are no casting numbers on the actual parts. I have seen NOS examples with a tag or sticker applied in the same fashion as a spring tag on a coil spring. It's a white tag with the part number on it. I had a photo of an NOS 3953221 drag link showing the sticker but I can't find it. It might be on my old computer, which is no longer hooked up.

-Jon
3100  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1967 Camaro 396-325 air cleaner on: December 24, 2007, 02:31:56 AM
Out here in CA I have seen 396-325 cars with the chrome or black lid on the open element air cleaner and also I have seen some with the snorkel air cleaner. I have not been able to determine the reason behind three different styles. I originally thought the snorkel air cleaner may have been due the CA smog equipment but then I saw many examples of the open element air cleaner on definite original CA cars.

-Jon
3101  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Z28 centre Drag Link on: December 24, 2007, 02:24:49 AM
The attached page from the 12-68 parts book (Thanks, Ed Bertrand) shows the 3 different drag links or "relay rods" as GM liked to call them. Note that the 3953221 is listed for '69 Camaros with special steering. The 3923589 is the other large bar with special surface treatment meant for the 1968 Trans-Am racers and not used in assembly line production. It is the one in the picture I posted above. 3923587 is the part number which superceded the original 3888637 number of the original small diameter drag link. By the '72 parts book, the only drag link listed was 3953221 and the notes said it superceded the 3888637 and 3923589 numbers. The small drag link was no longer available by 1972 and so anybody needing to replace that item for any reason would be doing so with the 3953221 piece. Martin, the majority of your car's history is unknown and it had been modified before you bought it.
3102  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Z28 centre Drag Link on: December 22, 2007, 01:32:33 PM
The large drag link which came out on the '69s was part number 3953221, totally a '69 era part number, close in number to the 3953227 pitman arm which was also a '69 part. There would have been no need for GM to produce the large drag link I posted a picture of above for the Trans-Am guys in '68 if they had an off-the-shelf part ready to go that year. While some '68s may have the "221" drag link, I think they were probably retrofitted later in the car's life.

-Jon
3103  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Red Standard Seat Belts on: December 21, 2007, 02:23:00 PM
Tony,

I don't know for sure. Maybe a '68 guy will chime in.

-Jon
3104  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Z28 centre Drag Link on: December 20, 2007, 08:15:55 PM
My mistake --- I said it has a ridge where the inner tie rod attaches but what I meant is it has a ridge where the pitman arm and idler arm attaches. A view of the pitman arm side is shown below, as installed on a Trans-Am racer.

-Jon
3105  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Z28 centre Drag Link on: December 20, 2007, 12:44:27 PM
If you get a chance, post a picture of that area of the drag link. That is a very hard to find part.

-Jon
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