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Maintenance / Re: Front windshield moulding clips
« on: May 30, 2007, 04:44:42 AM »
I have been told that there are different molding clips for a vinyl top car and a painted top car. The windshield molding trims peices on my car are loose and I was told it was because the vinyl top was removed but the clips were not replaced with the non-vinyl top type. Don't know if this is true or not.

Maintenance / Re: Polishing window glass?
« on: May 30, 2007, 04:38:26 AM »
You might check your insurance coverage.  If there is damage to your glass wihch impairs vision it should be covered.  At any rate, there is nothing like new glass to see through, and it will give your car a nice face lift.


The scratches are not in an area that would impair the drivers vision, they just don't look good and they bug me. For the most part the rest of the car is clean.

Maintenance / Re: Polishing window glass?
« on: May 27, 2007, 02:42:47 AM »
I guess I'll either have to learn to live with it or put new glass in it.

Maintenance / Polishing window glass?
« on: May 26, 2007, 05:14:07 PM »
My 69 has several areas on the glass where it looks like they were hit with a buffer and it left scratches in the glass which just makes me crazy when I see it. Is there anyway to polish the scratches out of the glass. TIA

General Discussion / Re: Found Camaros, Not For Sale...
« on: May 23, 2007, 03:57:21 PM »
I've been looking for another 1st gen for some time now and about a month ago I bought a 69 Camaro 350 SS clone but it's in great shape. I first saw the car a year and a half ago and of course when I asked the owner if it was for sale he said the usual "no I'm saving it for my son". About every 3 or 4 months I'd check back with the guy, well after about our 6th conversation he decided he wanted to sell it and I got it. I couldn't be happier.

Maintenance / Re: HEI Distributor.
« on: May 16, 2007, 02:15:56 PM »
There is a high end auto repair shop in Gardnerville, NV (near where I live) and they have a Sun Distributor machine.  I have just recently had them convert both of the distributors in my '69 RS and my '66 Chevelle to electronic and eliminated the points by using the Pertronix kit and the proper coil to go with the new electronics.  Distributors were dialed in and curved on the Sun machine.  The Pertronix conversion (as well as similar offerings previously discussed in other posts in this forum) allows you to use the original distributor housing.  In my opinion, this is a much better way to go in that you don't have to "beat to fit, paint to match" like you will have to do if you go with the HEI unit.  The coil should also be upgraded and if you really want to add the finishing touch, don't forget about the spark plug wires and the plugs themselves.  The new electronnics will support platinum plugs if you want to pay the additional cost.

Also suggest that you read JohnZ's discussion in the previous post below:

Thanks Rich, looks like a good article.

Maintenance / Re: HEI Distributor.
« on: May 15, 2007, 05:22:36 PM »
HEI has a much larger diameter housing and cap, and may require some hammer work on the firewall to provide clearance...

Old Man -

Don't do it!  Please!   :'(


If it requires beating on the car to get it to fit it won't be going on my car that's for sure.

Maintenance / HEI Distributor.
« on: May 15, 2007, 02:46:04 PM »
My 69 still has the points type distributor and I would like to change it over to an HEI distributor. Do I have to buy a complete HEI distributor or can I just install the HEI cap and rotor? If I have to change the complete distributor assembly who makes a drop in HEI unit, where can I get one and how much do they run? I'm still new to the 1st gen and I appreciate all of your suggestions and help, thanks fellas.

Maintenance / Re: Won't start when the starter gets hot.
« on: May 13, 2007, 03:12:36 PM »
What about just putting a heavy duty starter say off of a truck on it? I've been told that the truck starters had bigger solenoids that the heat wouldn't effect as much.

Test Drive / Test
« on: April 28, 2007, 07:49:26 AM »

Maintenance / Re: Correct filter numbers?
« on: April 26, 2007, 02:21:15 AM »
Thanks guys that's what I finally got out of it also. The vin matches the POP so it is a clone but at least now I know it for sure and I know how it came from the factory.

Now I need to figure out what's in this 350 and if it was built like a 300HP SS engine.

Maintenance / Re: Correct filter numbers?
« on: April 26, 2007, 01:40:22 AM »
The POP shows the following,

                                 24379N686XXX    B
T0909DC                    BP0804G             9
C0P12                        1 3                                             

Maintenance / Re: Correct filter numbers?
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:36:41 PM »
Old Man -

Also your POP (which you stated you have in another post) will tell which engine the car originally came with.


Hey thanks Paul. I'll have to take a look at it when I get home tonight. I also have the card the POP came attached to from the dealership. This car was originally sold at Harry Saddlers Chevrolet in Tennessee, I think it may be Elliott Saddlers fathers dealership, not that it matters but it's cool anyways.

Maintenance / Re: Correct filter numbers?
« on: April 25, 2007, 03:26:11 PM »
That's just a designation for an engine option.  Look here:

LM1    350ci/255HP  V8 4BC - non-SS, regular fuel, 1969 only
L48     350ci/295HP  V8 4BC - SS only, rated 300HP in 1969

Thank you. Here's my dilema, the car is badged as an SS but it has a PG in it so i'm thinking it was originally a 307 car which I take it would have been an LM1...... but I think the engine may have been replaced. Is there anyway to tell which engine is actually in it? Sorry for all the rookie questions but i need to figure all this out. Thanks again.

Maintenance / Re: Correct filter numbers?
« on: April 25, 2007, 01:41:31 PM »
Open element is an AC212, the enclosed filter for cars like the LM1 and L48 is an AC348.


I'm not familiar with the L designations. Where do I find that designation for my car?

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