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General Discussion / Re: How rare is my Corvette Bronze 68 SS Camaro?
« on: November 19, 2005, 07:19:40 PM »
Look at the one in front of the 69.   ;D

Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 - did all have power steering?
« on: November 14, 2005, 04:30:23 AM »
Power steering was an extra cost option, on Z28's and every other car.  It was not required on any 67 thru 69 Camaro.

Restoration / Re: rear bumper bracket
« on: November 06, 2005, 12:33:24 PM »
It's black.

Originality / Re: 1968 Body
« on: October 30, 2005, 12:38:55 PM »
Back in the day, GM (and repro places) only stocked 67 front fenders since the fenders were the same except for the side marker openings.  You had to cut the side marker lights out for 68's.  Apparently some people didn't go to the trouble.  Are the side marker sockets stuffed up in the front corners of the car?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: CE or CEA block codes for small bocks, Got DATA?
« on: October 28, 2005, 02:07:34 AM »
A CE block, or assembly represents a major repair.  You don't get a CE engine because a lifter started ticking, or a valve started leaking oil and started puffing blue smoke and the engine needed to be torn down and individual components replaced.  You had to do some major damage to the engine for GM to even consider replacement.  A 10% failure rate in a major component of any companies product line (or even 5% since I'm sure GM made more than 1 million cars with small blocks in 69 across the Chevy line) would rapidly bankrupt that company.  Probably why you only get a 12 month 12,000 mile warranty today.  Do you know anyone who has ever got a brand new engine (or a short or long block) out of GM under warranty lately?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: CE or CEA block codes for small bocks, Got DATA?
« on: October 27, 2005, 03:49:12 AM »
That would be 90,000 blocks a year too :o.  If you blew up your 69 engine in 70, or 71 it would get a CE0, or CE1 stamp on it.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: CE or CEA block codes for small bocks, Got DATA?
« on: October 27, 2005, 01:35:49 AM »
Don't think that reference that a CE engine with an A suffix has been recycled (ie second time around) is correct.  I've seen A, B and C suffixes on CE engine stamps.  In the case of Flint built CE small block engines that would be 30,000 CE engines (or bare block, fitted block or complete engines), 30000 CEA engines, 30000 CEBs and then some number of CEC engines (assuming no CED engines exist), Thats at least 90,000 small blocks which is one heck of alot of replacement engines, or engine assemblies.

I believe (my theory) that the A, B and C suffixes indicate the type of components that made up the replacement.  A CE number indicates a complete engine, or perhaps a short block.  CEA is a fitted block (block, pistons rings and rods, but no crank or cam), CEB is a block only, CEC ??  Always looking to be educated though.  Bring on the documentation.

Plugs into the vacuum port on the carb, on the passenger side, just above the choke linkage.  On my car this tube is about 1 1/2" long.

You can see the hose that connects to the thermactor in this picture just to the lower left corner of the engine size emblem on my air cleaner.  The tube sticks out straight towards the passenger fender with the rubber hose connected to it.

Restoration / Re: X11 Question
« on: October 25, 2005, 02:36:39 AM »
It's not part of the X11 trim.  They were a separate option RPO D96 and are shown in the Assembly manual.  They were included in the RPO Z22 (Rally Sport) option for at least part of the production year but was removed around December68 /January 69 and remained as a separate option for the rest of the year.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: X55 R/S ??
« on: October 24, 2005, 12:51:23 AM »
Tags real.  What's holding it on the car?  Is your car a December built car, or a January built car (previous reply says 012).  Two fuel lines on small block cars were used with L48's and LM1's before 1/1/69 and with L48's after 1/1/69.  Every other small block used a single 3/8" fuel line.  Two fuel lines were also used on L35's and L34's during the whole production production year, but we're talking about a small block here.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: X55 R/S ??
« on: October 23, 2005, 07:11:48 PM »
Got a picture of the tag?  Maybe someones already visited the repro tag guys.  How many fuel lines are on the car, one or two?

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z/28 spring decals
« on: October 19, 2005, 02:10:28 AM »
Not without a complete list of the options on your car.  There was something like 29 front spring and at least a dozen rear spring combinations used in Camaros in 69.  The Z28 had at least two different rear srping combinations and a bunch of front spring combinations.  Springs were selected by computer in 1969 based on the weight added, or deleted from the front and rear of the car by the options placed on the car.  Certain option combinations could actually cause a z28, which normally would get 4 leaf springs to instead receive 5 leaf springs.  It's rare but did happen.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: GM door sticker/decal
« on: October 19, 2005, 01:56:44 AM »
Hopefully your car is a November of 69 built car, not a November of 68 car.  Those door stickers were installed on late 69 production cars, due to changes in the federal laws.  Since the 69 model year Camaros were extended into the 70 model year production time period cars made after approximately the beginning of September 1969 will have these stickers. The VIN number should be printed on the bottom of the tag.

The tire pressure sticker was moved further down the door, but still remained on the drivers side.

Here's an original one.

Originality / Re: paint options
« on: October 19, 2005, 01:50:00 AM »
No, a 69 SS would have a set of hockey stick stripes on the side.  Those were the only stripes you could get on an SS.  Rally stripes were only available on Z28's, Z10's and Z11's.

Originality / Re: paint options
« on: October 19, 2005, 12:19:45 AM »
Z28 all three years, and the Z28's, Z10s and Z11s 69 only.

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