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181  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 exhaust question on: May 02, 2009, 10:58:00 AM

The FM denotes which system.
I have "FM" in the block 198 of my remaining portion of the sheet found on top of the tank from my 04C-LOS "Z11"

182  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Tie rod end adjuster finish on: April 20, 2009, 11:36:28 PM
Let see what others say,,,
but, I just pulled the Parts out from under my 69 Los Pace Car and cleaned them up in a solvent tank..
Sleeve=Natural, w/ some yellow dabs
Bolt=black oxide
Nut=silver cad
I was all preserved by dirt, grime, gunk, oil & under coating

183  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67-68 Brake Line Clip attachment on: April 14, 2009, 10:58:25 PM
I ended up ordering a 'Kit' from one of the vendors and they were in fact RED. I used a sears blunt punch to "SET" the intergrated rivet into the body hole. One hit with the ball peen and the clip was go to go in the body. One clip popped out when wrestling the line into the hoop, I just re-set the rivet again with a healthy blow of the hammer. My orig clips were heavy coated with undercoating and one w/ the rivet rusted off. After cleaning they did show orig red coloring. I do not think I kept the carcasses to pic for you. I do remember that a call to AMK was done and they claimed they were discontinued so I searched for other sources and found them from Ricks, Classic or Inline tube??? one of them had em.

184  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Proper Designation SS/RS RS/SS? on: April 13, 2009, 08:47:22 PM
Looking at a lot of the period Ads found in mags of the day. Chev listed the cars as a ,,,,

'Camaro SS with with Ralley Sport equipment'     68 Ad-"Some cars fake it. These make it."

'Camaro SS sport Coupe'  68 Ad-"The resemblenace is more then coincidental" Car clearly has RS option but not mentioned?

'Camaro SS convertable' 69 Ad-"Camaro SS...and friends" Pace car ad,,,Z11 content included RS eqipment...

I think they were more obsessed with convincing prospective Customers that could not swing a Vette that an F body would suffice.
The answer to this question is a matter of preference,,,as I always say,,,any one lucky enough to own a SS/RS, RS/SS, Z28/RS, RS/Z28 is very lucky and way you name it,,

68 SS/rs 396
69 SS/rs 350 LA Z11
185  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Coil Bracket finish on: March 19, 2009, 01:11:37 AM
I have never seen a DiChromate treated Cad coil bracket.

Pronunciation: \(ˌ)dī-ˈkrō-ˌmāt, ˈdī-krō-\
Function: noun
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary
Date: circa 1864
: a usually orange to red chromium salt containing the anion Cr2O72− <dichromate of potassium> ócalled also bichromate

The DiChro treatment of a Cad or Zinc plated part turns the part the Yellow color,,,,,or Burns i brown with excessive duration

I believe that list incorrectly uses the term.

Go ahead and purchase the Cadwell system, It works well if you can manufactue a power supply, properly prep your parts, handle the Chem.
Otherwise find a jobber or industrial plater who will handle hobby parts.

Coil bracket should be Bright Cad, I swear some of them even look galvanized?

186  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trunk latch plating on: March 02, 2009, 11:58:26 PM
Maybe this question is out there but,,,,
Can you re-plate a used orig latch?
I have never had "Moving" parts renewed by my plater.

Has anyone ever tried this ?

187  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: vintage 67 picture COOL! on: March 02, 2009, 11:51:00 PM
2nd try Posting Photo

July of 1970.
My 1968, just a used car,,,,,I got it in 1983 feels like yesterday.

188  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the last date code for 1968 Z/28 in December 1967? on: March 02, 2009, 11:19:53 PM
Yes like Todd mentioned, I have a orig interior 68 car from LOS w/ cowl tag 12E equipped with the Deluxe Houndstooth Black buckets (Trim code 749) and it was built with shoulder belts.

I need to Call my friend Roger and see if his 12E LOS z28 he is reastoring has the shoulder belts  also.

189  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the last date code for 1968 Z/28 in December 1967? on: February 28, 2009, 07:29:20 PM
Yes, 12E with 749 and was built with shoulder belts .

I will have to check on yhe 12E Z car (std red int)

190  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the last date code for 1968 Z/28 in December 1967? on: February 11, 2009, 10:12:12 PM
Up here in the NW Washington we (A co-worker & I) have two LOS 12E cars

Mine LOS 12E (SS/RS 396-325 Th-400) R-2

Buddies LOS 12E (Z28 302-290 M21) C-2

191  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Barrett Jackson on: January 20, 2009, 11:46:47 PM
I didn't see any 1968 Z 28's at this auction. I guess all the owners are keeping them

I was at the Russo & Steele and they had 2 68Z's
1 red R/S
1 YY std

Had a nice visit with the YY owner out of Salt Lake & he had a JM cert, his sold on Fri afternoon. 40k+?

My first trip to the circus, BJ-R/S-Siver, &(pavillions) I had a wonderful time and would reccomend it!
Did not even purchase a t-shirt, concidered it a break for the sun and veiwing MANY nice cars.

It is very confusing to the owner and restorer, think values and restoration examples.

192  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Congrats JohnZ on: December 29, 2008, 01:56:46 AM
Congrats that little bio- was very interesting,
kind of a -- rest of the story.
I am amazed at his knowledge and willingness to share.

193  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas! on: December 26, 2008, 08:22:58 PM
Now everyone get out in the Garages and start wrenching on your NEW Years resolution projects-



Jim W

194  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Camaro Z/28 RS Parking Lamp Plating on: December 08, 2008, 10:36:23 PM

My housings look just like your "before" pics.

The finished product is the best I've seen. Do you think spraying the finished product with Eastwood clear coat will prevent fading?
BTW, I couldn't read the stamp on the plate. Mine says "Made in USA". Is that what yours says?

Thanks again,


Yes Mine also have MADE IN USA stamping on back.
If your Coloring is similar to my before I would assume they were yello cad, Checking the finish under the white paint will provide you with conclusive plating finish as built.

We had a lot of Fun with this project. I do not protect the plating as it can alter the sheen, I did it once I figure the way I pamper my Cars someone else will have to refinish it years from now.

I noticed that the title reads RS, while these lights are the same R/S equipped or not.
195  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct locaton of proportionong valve on sub frame on: December 06, 2008, 05:16:16 PM
Update w/ Disassy photos.

I ended up just taking it apart and cleaning it up w/ brake fluid and carfully re-assembling.

Hope this is helpful.

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