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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mirror Restoration on: December 21, 2014, 09:27:24 PM
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".

What is a "set"?  1969 Camaros only had one door mirror, on the driver's side.
My car came with one on passenger door.  This is incorrect??    Don
No, only had drivers side mirror but many were added or dealer installed over the years. Soak in Mineral Spirits for a day and my mirror came out and as Bill stated there are 4 globs of what looks like some type of silicone. Then send your mirrors out to be re-chromed and when returned use an adhesive to place the mirrors back in place. Check the date codes on your glass.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: cracked dash? on: December 21, 2014, 09:21:12 PM
I've never personally used them, but you can try Just Dashes in CA, , (800)247-3274. Been around a pretty good while -

Just Dashes completed dashes look over stuffed or just down out fat. Best I have seen for 68 dashes hands down at a very affordable price is Al Knoch Interiors. When they first started doing them a few years ago it was only $125. Not sure what they are charging currently!
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: MUSCLE OF THE WEEK VIDEOS on: December 21, 2014, 08:05:41 PM
Charlie, that is just incredible as MCACN is the premiere show in the country as far as I'm concerned......
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Round 2: Going to see a '68 Z/28 - Need some help w/pics on: December 21, 2014, 07:59:13 PM
Where is the date code on the distributor?
Be careful on the date code as there are a flotilla of re-stamp distributors. My build thread has a lot information concerning 68Z's.  Like Charlie, it seems to have a lot going for it if the floor boards, bottom of doors, etc. are solid as a rock.
Love those 68Z's!
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Burnished brown Z/28's on: December 14, 2014, 11:06:40 PM
My father was a dealer in the 50-70's.  Select vehicles often had vinyl tops installed to provide ADP.  (additional dealer profit).  Although unusual to have brown vinyl top on Z/28.  Rarely have I heard of a Z/28 to receive an aftermarket vinyl top unless there was a either a defect or a warranty claim.  Nevertheless, I also was the proud owner of Z/28.  As a college student I ordered a new 1969 Burnished Brown Z/28 with white color ever!  Interior in my car had black carpets & dash with white seats and door panels.  Also it had a dealer installed under dash 8 track player; wood grain dash; front and rear speakers, tinted glass, cross ram in the trunk (never installed and sold with the car); cowl induction hood, spoilers front and rear and it did not have a console. Also, it also had a factory installed 1970 Z/28 steering wheel and the car was built in Norwood, Ohio.  Unfortunately I sold the car to pay for grad school and would love to have the car back. I trust that it is a survivor...
You mentioned your car came with a cross-ram in the Trunk so can you discuss how you ordered and any details pertaining to that.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: A sad goodbye on: December 05, 2014, 07:22:19 AM
  Bummer, but I hope you enjoy the new digs as much as the Camaro. Please stay active on CRG! The more input the better.

X2 and I'm sure down the road of time if you wish another will come to rest in your garage. Heck we sold our 69 Nova we ordered/purchased in 1983 and purchased back in 2013 so crazy things can happen..... Happy Holidays!
7  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......
8  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.
9  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. 
10  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

11  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.
12  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!
13  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.   
14  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.

15  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-
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