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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: amazing 69 Chevelle SS true survivor on: November 20, 2014, 10:00:39 PM
That is one fine 69 and hard to find cars like that. Hope it found a great home! And agree with Steve those mud flaps would be coming off soon if in my care but bet they sure did work in multiple ways. LOL......
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Who makes most accurate Spark Plug Wire sets? Also heartbeats transveres Muffler on: November 19, 2014, 09:17:29 PM
Steve I believe Gardner will only sell complete exhaust systems & not parts.
Gardner told me if you purchased the system from them you could purchase replacement parts. Possibly someone who purchased a Gardner system could obtain a muffler?Huh?? Gardner seems to be the best of what's available but expensive & I remember PaceCar Jeff had an issue with their mufflers back a few years ago when the ends were all wrinkly looking and he ran into an issue as they told him they had changed suppliers. Not sure if that issue with the muffler was ever fixed as what Jeff showed looked terrible.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Booster check valves on: November 19, 2014, 07:17:26 AM
#2 is commonly seen, but again, there were multiple suppliers.
Sure there were Kurt as just about everything else did but what did they look like? I've been looking for two plus years and only have noted the aforementioned #2 on cars that had a high degree of being un-molested. 
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Booster check valves on: November 17, 2014, 10:57:29 PM
George, some examples include this one on a Power Booster dated 5/31/68.

Late Dec67 built 68Z with the same valve.

Late 07D 68Z/28

I had posted this pic in my build thread showing what is normally seen in cars and had noted the middle one was correct. Check out post #814

5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Booster check valves on: November 17, 2014, 10:20:04 PM
George, your #2 posted would be the correct one.
What Bob has is of course correct.
Oh, and the reason you see so many of the third picture you showed is due to that is what you normally get back on a restored booster.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy - Hello! Need opinions - is it a real SS? on: November 17, 2014, 10:12:00 PM
Welcome aboard Chris!
Agree with Darrell about the stripes and would be advantageous to see the engine bay if for anything else but to help determine value but Kurt summed it up pretty well. A lot of this depends on what you want! It would seem with what you have communicated (nice job by the way) the car was an SS Camaro. On the other hand, a nice driver SS without the original engine & trans will always be by many a questionable SS without the original engine and trans. But cars like this are much easier to get into $$ wise, and enjoy.
With that part out of the way, I would spend time checking floors, mechanicals, and bodywork as that is the area that on a car like this can make it or break it.  
Good luck Chris and welcome again!
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Vacuum tube/ washer hose on: November 12, 2014, 06:49:00 PM
Agree with Mike on the ribs "it should" but John makes a great point in that any auto store has tubing on rolls that can be purchased quite reasonably, and a lot of the restoration tubing is the same stuff anyway.   
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original battery hold down bolt on: November 11, 2014, 06:23:31 PM

Maybe JohnZ can re-post the pic. I couldn't get it to open.
To All,
Before we go further, please read Phillip's attached thread as we seem to have a communications gap.
Two different style bolts and two different style conical washers = my questions. Which style and if both ( AIM indicates only one), then why the lead point and conical toothed washer?

JohnZ posted his bolt on this thread reply #2 so that answered or took care of what Phillip was referring to, i.e. "maybe JohnZ can re-post his pic", or at least I thought it did Bob. And I do not see a conical toothed washer on his bolt he posted, only a captured washer the approximate same size as what we both have communicated but maybe John can clarify. 
The only thing I've noted unique on this part # is the large diameter of the captured washer which I'm not aware of it being used anywhere else on the car as I went through all screws, bolts, etc. in my 68 AIM looking for similarities back sometime ago.  Here is one more original exactly like others except for supplier name.

9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original battery hold down bolt on: November 09, 2014, 06:53:45 PM
Guess I'm trying to know more about the washer being a conical toothed washer as I've not noted one of those. JohnZ's seems to be the same as the examples I have but maybe something is different below. The clamp is not what I'd expect to see as correct as most originals have two indents.

Here is what I deem an original off one of our cars with the original battery hold down clamp (has two indents).

Large type captured washer approximately .87 thousands of an inch in diameter.

The underside of the washer-
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ebay 69 Z on: November 06, 2014, 11:21:26 PM
Yikes, got some major concerns for sure.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original battery hold down bolt on: November 06, 2014, 11:01:18 PM
How would the bolt stay tight at half of it's recommended torque?
Is the plastic case compressing and compensating for the lack of bolt stretch or are the teeth on the conical washer keeping the bolt tight?

"Recommended torque" on a fastener is determined by Fastener Engineering based on the type of joint and the joint materials involved; the fastener's job is to establish and maintain clamping force in the joint, and the torque required to do that is a function of the materials in the joint.
In this case was the conical toothed washer used to maintain clamping force because of the soft joint? If not, why was toothed washer specified in this case?
Are you referring to the battery hold down bolt #3758783 Bob? It did not have a conical toothed washer that I'm aware of, just that oversize captured washer.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 FUEL PUMP on: October 30, 2014, 07:51:06 PM
Here's pic of mine from Oct 68 10B Z
Good one! Looks like a August68 dated fuel pump.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 30, 2014, 02:21:44 PM
If you have a hydraulic cam, it is best to adjust them while running. I have a hydraulic roller cam in my 64 C/10, and have a cut out valve cover to do the job.
I still have the little keepers I used to put on our L78 Nova to adjust the valves when running back in the 70's & 80's.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 FUEL PUMP on: October 30, 2014, 02:16:55 PM
Thought I would re-kindle or try as you did Darrell almost a year ago. Any news on this JohnZ or anyone concerning stamp codes being published? Believe some of us have what we think is correct for 1st gen Camaro's but it does become confusing on when the Julian date codes started and the subsequent letter for years as certain letters had multiple year meanings apparently.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Tail light gasket recomendations. on: October 25, 2014, 04:27:57 AM
Yes, I did get your reply on TC. Thank you........I hadn't got any brand recommendations yet on this forum and thought maybe someone would throw in another choice to add to my list of possibles.

I will also keep my eye out for some originals in good shape.

On the molded ones I doubt your going to find different suppliers as the rule is normally one mfg. supplier selling to the retail houses (Rick's, Heartbeat, etc.) for sale to us customers. Look for some used bezels as many times the seals are still on. When removing I used a heat gun to soften the gasket material to ease off the gasket. If not, one risks tearing as mine were stuck pretty good to the bezel. Good luck Dave!
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