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Restoration / Re: Y55 Battery- Need the yellow circled battery caps
« on: October 06, 2010, 12:01:29 PM »
Now I thought sure there would be someone that could assist with this  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Stahl or Lemon Header pictures
« on: October 05, 2010, 11:34:29 AM »
Might help to email the header makers as they may have a filed picture to send you as well. I know Stahl Headers are pretty easy to email asking a question.

Restoration / Y55 Battery- Need the yellow circled battery caps
« on: October 04, 2010, 05:56:56 PM »
I purchased in the early 80's an original Y55 battery for our 68 Z. It is still in the orig. box and recently I pulled it off the shelf and looked at the caps that came with it. The still bagged caps have the red circled instead of the yellow circled. I have heard of people having to paint them but are they available anywhere or reproduced? And if you have to paint them what paint/process is utilized?
thanks in advance,

The top front section of the sub-frame has three holes of which normally the middle one is utilized for mounting the radiator support.

Sorry about the above statement as that is untrue........ Completed searches both here and the and everything I found was the front hole has been the only one used. As mentioned, maybe the Nova, firebird, or for some type of location during sub-assembly or???? GM had a reason to put those 3 holes in there :)

Can anyone check their cars for sub-frame mtg. hole location used for radiator support?

The top front section of the sub-frame has three holes of which normally the middle one is utilized for mounting the radiator support. Today I noticed on our sub-frame it surely appears the front hole location was used. You can clearly see where the washer/rubber mount were as that area is pretty clean but slight pitting around the area that the washer/rubber mount did not cover. Sure they put three holes there for a reason so can only assume some cars had different holes used for some reason. Anybody run into this or? How did they determine what hole to use? Started to mount the front fenders and placed the rad. support in the middle mtg. hole but noticed the rad. support seemed to be leaning forward and then noticed it sure looks like the front mtg. holes were used.
thanks in advance,

General Discussion / Re: Assembling Components Onto Engines Time Line
« on: August 10, 2010, 11:43:37 AM »
I have an 04A build 68 Z/28 and my bolt ons are dated 1 wk of April. Starter 8D5, alternator 8D3, exzhaust manifolds D18 etc.

Manifolds cast April 18?
Stovebolt- Your question concerning "component assembly date falls before the engine assembly date", yes it happened. There are many, many examples of this. There was variation in this area from one car to another and the reason there is no "set" rule.  Believe some of this had to do with model (specific part for a model like our 01B 68 Z/28 has a Aug07 alternator), and no FIFO (first in-first out).

General Discussion / Re: JohnZ's technical articles
« on: August 02, 2010, 11:04:27 PM »
Met John at Corvette Carlisle last year and it was a pleasure to meet the person that helps so many (including me) and is an icon in our hobby.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: T3 Headlight-different numbers embossed in glass?
« on: August 02, 2010, 09:51:29 PM »
Per JohnZ- it's a Guide Lamp mold number - they made about 60,000 lamps every day, so there were multiple mold cavities.

Originality / Yellow painted stripe on 403 bellhousing
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:00:55 PM »
Just a picture of a yellow (what is left of it) on the orig. bell-housing that came off our 68 Z/28, the date code, and paint overspray.
01B built

Decoding/Numbers / T3 Headlight-different numbers embossed in glass?
« on: August 02, 2010, 06:56:41 PM »
Was looking at the T3 headlights still in their buckets on our 68 Z/28 and noticed at the top there is what appears to be a lower case L followed by a # series. Each of the two originals are different with a l91 and l114,  and two NOS ones I have have different numbers as well but also use the lower case L. One person thought that was a mold number. Seems logical but trying to verify what they are. Have not taken them out to see if the stenciled date code is still on the back half.

Originality / Re: Correct subframe bolts
« on: July 28, 2010, 10:33:07 PM »
Bolts from our 68 01B NOR Camaro along with washer diameters and thickness.

General Discussion / Re: NHRA Columbus, OH Points Race
« on: July 27, 2010, 02:37:14 AM »
Congratulations Jerry! One bad a$$ Z you have.......
Sending you an email on some resto work as well.

General Discussion / Re: 1968 Seat Belts
« on: July 25, 2010, 07:21:55 PM »
Might be worthwhile (nothing to loose) to contact Snake Oyl seat belts. Maybe they know someone or ???
Here is their toll free # 1-800-284-7777

Originality / 68 Camaro Door Hinge Bolts
« on: July 25, 2010, 10:31:14 AM »
Our 68 Z/28 had three different vendor bolts used in the door hinges. I took them off the car and cleaned the YY paint off each as we have started a restoration. We had "23", "P", and anchor type bolt head markings making up the mix with the "23" being the least (6 bolts).

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