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916  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 8 track on: April 21, 2006, 06:56:33 PM
8 tracks were available with any radio.  There was 4 different 8 track units used (in 69 anyway), the was two 2 knob units that mounted under the dash, and two 4 knob units  that mounted forward facing on the console.  If you had a console, you got the console mounted version, otherwise it was mounted below the glove box on the passenger side of the dash.  The AM (RPO U63) and AM/FM mono radios (RPO U69) used the dash mounted speaker only unless they were ordered with RPO U80 "Auxilliary Speaker" and then they had a second speaker in the rear pacakage tray and a dash mounted fader knob.  The 8 tracks used 4 speakers (2 front, 2 rear) which they shared with the AM/FM stereo radios (RPO U79).  The mono radios shared the right rear speaker with the 8 track (ie RPO U80 was included with RPOU57 when combined with RPO U63 or RPOU69) but otherwise the two systems are completely separate.

If you looking to buy an original setup, be prepared to cough up about 1000 bucks.  And don't buy a console mounted one without the armrest pad, as they aren't repro'ed and are very hard to find.
917  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 spare wheel on: April 20, 2006, 07:55:59 PM
Only F70-14 was available, but you could get them in blackwall, redline, and a few white letter variaties.
918  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Camaro Cowl Tag Question on: April 10, 2006, 10:09:09 PM
When was it built (month and week), how many fuel lines underneath it, does it have front discs, 4 speed or automatic, if it's a 4 speed where is the speedometer cable hole in the firewall down near the fuse block, or at the front edge of the transmission tunnel above the accelerator linkage?
919  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: cloning on: March 21, 2006, 10:41:19 PM
The term cloning seems to be used way to much lately.  Adding Z28 emblems to a 6 cylinder car with a power glide transmission is not cloning, as it's not going to fool anyone (mostly anyone) into thinking the car really is a Z28.  Adding an option here or there, does not really fall under the definition of cloning.  The line seems to be crossed when a performance model is "cloned", calling a 307 base coupe, an SS for example.  Again slapping SS emblems on a car isn't going to fool a good portion of the people who know these cars.  Cloning really comes into play when an owner starts changing the trim tag, and restamping driveline components in an effort to enhance the price an otherwise lower value car will bring when it is sold.  Adding the RS option will bring more money at resale, but at least on a 67 the option is listed on the trim tag and pretty easy to verify.
920  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Low Fuel light on: March 21, 2006, 10:25:01 PM
Yes, the auxilliary tach and console mounted gauge package RPO U17.  The low fuel light control module is mounted inside the console gauge housing and provides a ground to the low fuel light in the dash when fuel gets down to about 2 gallons.
921  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1967 Camaro seat belt decoding help on: February 14, 2006, 06:39:30 AM
Those are 69 belts.  The first numbers are the week the belts were assembled, the A is where they were assembled, and the last number is the calendar year they were assembled.

Yes, 67's could have shoulder harness's but they are a fairly rare option  Front shoulder belts in coupes weren't made mandatory by the government until 1/1/68.
922  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Cowl Tag Opinion needed on: January 28, 2006, 12:02:09 PM
I'm saying repro, there are a couple of things that look "off" but then I don't study the 67 tags like I do the 69's.  Some of the 67 guys would have to give it a good look.  If your considering buying it, verify everything, don't take the sellers word for anything. 
923  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 LOS Z28 on: January 20, 2006, 06:34:00 AM
Means exactly that.  Could have been a non standard paint color, or in the case of a Z28 it could mean to delete the rally stripes.  The broadcast sheet may tell you which it was.
924  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2009 Camaro Pictures on: January 08, 2006, 12:54:51 PM
Cut and paste it into your address bar on your browser.  Don't put HTTP:// or www. infront of it, just the text as written and nothing else.  Works fine for me that way.
925  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2009 Camaro Pictures on: January 08, 2006, 12:16:06 PM
Heres the video link.  R&T jumped the gun and GM probably shut them down, but its to late as other people have already copied it and now it resides elsewhere on the web;


Car looks better in the video than in the picture.
926  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 2009 Camaro Pictures on: January 07, 2006, 04:04:24 PM

Video link here:

(link changed by road and track)
927  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: CONSOLE GAUGE LOW FUEL MODULE on: January 05, 2006, 08:35:48 PM
No bulb goes into the module in the console on a Camaro.  The module lights up the FUEL lamp in the dash by providing a path to ground through the yellow lead wire when the fuel level gets down to 2 or 3 gallons.
928  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 camaro antenna on: December 27, 2005, 10:03:07 PM
Oval retractable is the base AM only antenna.  Fixed round antenna is used with the AM/FM radios.  All bases are round.
929  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 X77 code Camaro Many fact questions. on: December 11, 2005, 10:44:46 AM
Theres only one power steering gear box used in Camaros power steering was RPO N40 and consisted of a power steering pump and short steering arms on the wheels.  It could be ordered on any camaro.  RPO N44 added the longer pitman arm shaft on the steering gear box which gave you the 2 1/4 turn lock to lock steering.  RPO N44 was an additional option over and above the RPO N40 power steering option.

RPO N44 Manual steering consisted of a different sector gear in the steering box than what was used for the standard manual steering box, in addition to the longer pitman arms and shorter steering arms.
930  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN number matching trim tag on: December 08, 2005, 06:56:58 PM
How bout if I post most of your body number and interior and exterior codes on the image I have.  I probably grabbed it of of Ebay or someplace else public.  Very few of the images I have have been submitted to the CRG as part of a cars documentation.  I haven't even checked to see if its in our Database.

12437 NOR NOR3653XX
TR 727       71 71 PNT

The way I store images is something like this tag_9N669031_NOR3653xx_X33D80, thats why I refered to having your VIN associated with the cowl tag.  Poor english on my part.

edit: just checked the database, its not in there so the image must have come from Ebay.

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