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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28, One Owner Carolina Blue Crossram JL8 on: May 02, 2014, 06:21:26 PM
Why would the dealer provide a letter telling you your special order intake manifold was stolen off the train.  If it was stolen they would order a new one and hand it to you when you came to get the car.  they wouldn't tell you it was stolen, hell they wouldn't even tell you it was ready for pickup until they had all the parts in hand.
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stripe delete on: May 02, 2014, 06:18:20 PM
Can't be console delete, console was an option, not part of the base car.  Had to be ordered as an extra cost item.
63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 Big block engine photo request on: May 01, 2014, 12:43:53 PM
No 67 Z28 engine left the factory looking like that.  Thats got way to much spit an polish on it, Manifolds were already on it when it was painted, so those would have overspray on them.  Everything on that engine is just a little to shiny.
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front Bumper Guards on: April 24, 2014, 02:55:57 PM
Rear ones were mandatory on Z28's so theres probably another 20302 of them out there beyond what is reported under RPO V32.  I don't think the Front ones were part of any other option package, nor were they required when you ordered the rear ones.

My Z11 had both sets on it originally, but niether are required options on the Z10 or Z11's.
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 cowl tag on: April 23, 2014, 07:10:36 PM
No Trim tag code for front guards, as Fisher wouldn't have installed them and didn't have to do anything different related to the body tub to install them.  GM installed everything forward of the firewall on their side of the plant.
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 cowl tag on: April 23, 2014, 12:08:12 PM
The 5B is for the V32 Large rear bumper gaurd, the 5O is for seat belt delete, this one is an overseas only option.  The -31B is an FSO number, basically a special order number that required corporate approval, had non standard parts (COPO) or was part of a fleet order.  It was part of the 31st FSO order for that year.  The B may indicate the car was part of a second order of FSO 31, or it may be the second car (B car) of a single order.
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Stripe options and measurements on: April 21, 2014, 10:31:18 PM
That version of the 68 stripe was never installed on a Camaro, it was discontinued before it went into production and replaced with the D90 stripe.  All of the 68 d90 hood/side stripes ended a few inches forward of the back edge of the door.  The entire section on the valance panel and the section infront of the wheel wells were painted on, the rear section behind the wheelwell, and on the doors were tape.
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: April 21, 2014, 01:08:11 PM
How long has that engine been running since it was done being assembled?  Looks like there is some kind of heat discoloration just below the current end of the pushrod.
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 Multiplex on: April 16, 2014, 06:51:22 PM
Not in 67.

No multiplex radios in 67 Camaros from the factory.  8 track only went on the floor on top of the transmission hump or on the front of the console facing backwards, and they were stereo using 4 speakers mounted in the corners.  Radio was only mono.

Dealers would assemble the parts and stick multiplex units from other car models where ever they could, mostly under the passenger side dash between the glove box and the center of the dash.  There.s no instruction for a dealer installing a non factory option, they just figured it out.
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 15, 2014, 09:20:18 PM
did you extrapolate that based on stamp date?

Stamp date would make that an 05A built car, and the VIN would be after 19N64XXXX.  Missing number is probably the last digit.
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Sinkhole in the Corvette Museum on: April 10, 2014, 09:50:57 AM
Thats the 2001 Mallett Hammer.  It will probably buff right out, no problem.


72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a good looking car! on: April 09, 2014, 10:00:04 AM
Thats one of Mark Young's cars.  He has had some nice original cars, but he has also peddled some "less than authentic" vehicles over the past 15 or 20 years, including an 06A 67 small block RS only Canadian pace car that suddenly became a "matching numbers"big block after he bought it.  If he's involved you had better have the car gone over with a fine tooth comb, by someone who knows them inside and out.  Not saying this car wasn't originally a Z28, but it isn't sporting an original engine in that ad.

Yes the DZ stamp is a restamp, its on the wrong side of the engine pad for starters, POP's don't normally age in spots like this one.  Just saying.
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stainless Chambered exhaust on: April 01, 2014, 02:25:08 PM
You might be good, my polished tailpipes have a longer heavy wall section then yours  They go all the way up to where it turns to go into the mufflers, and mine (I have one of the aftermarket chambered sets) don't fit into those rear hangers at all.  They had to be rebent to even come close to fitting around the pipe.
74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stainless Chambered exhaust on: April 01, 2014, 10:40:52 AM
If your pipes have the aftermarket chromed tips with the heavy wall polished section, those hangers won't fit around them.  Chambered exhuast never had polished tips (polished tips started the same week the chambered system was discontinued), so they are sized for the stock thinwall tailipipe diameter.
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: AM/FM Radio's and Tape players on: March 31, 2014, 12:44:09 PM
Need a password and login to get to those pictures.

Look up under the dash just to the drivers side of the radio, see if there is a finned heat sink mounted to the dash support bar, that's the console mounted 8 tracks ampliphier heat sink.  Theres a bunch of wires associated with a console mounted 8 track, probably at least 10 individual conductors.
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