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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rare One? on: April 03, 2012, 08:22:29 PM
I forgot to say.  Still a very nice car. Smiley
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rare One? on: April 03, 2012, 08:19:01 PM
I would think that those production numbers for the axles are only for cars specifically ordered with those ratios, when they were not part of the cars economy, standard or performance axle ratios.  I have a BL 3.07 non posi axle, and it was the standard axle ratio for a small block SS.  I can gaurantee you that it is not part of one of those 314 3.07 axles listed under RPO HO1.

X2.  That is my understanding.  We need Kurt or someone in the know to comment.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anybody running 275R60 X 15 tire? on: March 23, 2012, 07:12:26 PM
Once apon a time I had some wide 50's on my 68.  One time I pulled off a narrow road and partilally into a drainage ditch.  When I got back on the road the left side tire came down out of the wheel well and pulled the lip of the quarter panel with it.  Angry The quarter edge cut a chunk out of the outside edge of the tire.  I repaired the quarter lip with some pliers.  But from then on I was careful to be sure the back tires stayed level to each other. 

A long story to say that the rear suspension is not independent.  If one rear tire drops out of the wheel well, the other rear tire tucks into the wheel well.  If your tire is too wide, it could catch the quarter lip like mine did. 

On the rear, I run no wider than 245 60's and wouldn't consider wider than 255 60.

Good luck.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How much does a Jerry Mac Neish certification add to a cars value? on: January 14, 2012, 09:36:13 PM
Can I ask what makes you think your car is an original Z?  Does it have the original paint? 

The reason I ask is I am in a similar situation.  My car has never been restored, but it is missing the original drive train.  I go back and forth on this same question.  My car will never be worth the same as a 100% factory original car, but at the same time I don't want the car to lose any more of its its factory identity.  I am leaning toward the certification for this reason.  I can take pictures, but the 3rd party credibility of Jerry might be better when I try to sell it.  Will it add to the value?  I don't know, but it won't hurt it.  I'd be interested in knowing your thoughts.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM Heritage Center Documentation on: January 08, 2012, 12:53:36 AM
Maybe it's "hammerite" which came out in 1962 ?

Wow!  You may be on to something.  I googled that.  Hammerite is zinc phosphate based. 
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 68 Camaro on craigslist on: October 25, 2011, 09:05:01 PM
I thought someone may be interested in this car.  It's not mine and I do not know the owner, but it appears to be fairly original and possibly numbers matching.  It for sale on the Oklahoma City Craigslist.

68 Camaro
Approx 134,000 original miles.
Motor was pulled a few years ago and has sat ever since. I have original motor (327) and transmission available. I have a new motor on engine stand (350) with lots of extras. Eldebrock intake, uni-lite distributor, timing gears, low end cam with lots of lift. Also have a 400 model transmission available it is a 3 speed. The original transmission is a 2 speed (power glide). This car needs rebuilt, will need tires just to get it out of the yard. Very little rust on this car, must see to appreciate. It was our family car, I was the 3rd owner and was in the family previously. Time to part ways don't want it to turn into a rust bucket

Location: SOKC
22  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / 9N506493 - muncie tranny case on: October 15, 2011, 08:33:03 AM
 For sale on ebay:

Here is a used Muncie 4 speed main case . This one came out of a 69 Camaro based on the VIN stamped in it 19N506493 . Stamped P9119  .Case # 3925660 . The cluster gear inside it is rusty & the inside of the case is filled with dirt & rust. I tried to knock the pin out to get the cluster gear out to lighten it up for shipping & it seemed pretty tight so I left it alone . The bearings inside probably got rusted as well. The front hole has been staked as you can see . I do not see any cracks or repairs , Please see pic . sold as is.

Seller: Junkman60
location: New Jersey

23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 3917610 Intake Manifold Inspection Stamp on: September 10, 2011, 07:05:03 PM
Mine is not stamped on the right front corner.  Instead it is stamped 55 on the on top of the square boss of the right middle coolant runner.  I don't know the date code of the intake or anything about the car it came off of.  I just have the intake.  I've owned it since 1986. Hope this helps you.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Advice on interior Restoration on: May 10, 2011, 11:18:00 PM
 I am replacing my Door Panels and rear Side Panels, corners and edges are curled and loose.  But the Trim pieces are all good.  It looks as if the trim was laminated to the Vinyl at the factory.  What would be a good strong glue to glue these on?   Would headliner glue work?

Try this before you give up on your original panels.  Go to the auto parts store and spend $20 on a vinyl repair kit.  Using a heat gun (or your wife's blow dryer) heat up the damaged areas and the vinyl will soften and become very workable. Stretch the vinyl back around the corners, glue it, and clamp it.  Let the glue dry.  Heat any cracked vinyl, shove a little glue under the crack, weight/press it down and let the glue dry.  Then go back and fill cracks using the vinyl repair kit.  

I did this to my trashed door panels and they look almost perfect now.  I even messed up a few areas and simply cut out my mistakes and refilled with the repair kit stuff until I got it right.  Very rewarding in the end.  It was kinda like body work.  I just kept at it until it was right.  I suppose you could take them to an interior shop and have them worked also.  

Good luck.
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What about stamped block numbers? on: May 10, 2011, 10:22:24 PM
This is sort of expensive, but it works as good as the website says.  I have used it before with incredible results.

 I'd use the gel on a stamp pad.  It won't harm metal or paint.

And no I do not have any connection or financial interest with the company or its owners. 
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Help with 'BLUE' Interior... Bright Blue vs. Light Blue vs. just 'Blue' on: March 13, 2011, 05:15:30 PM
Don't know about 67, but in 68 it was possible to get standard interior with deluxe belts.  You may want to checvk this out for 67.  If available in 67 that might explain your bright blue belts and standard interior.  Maybe someone will comment.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Oval floor pan plugs-stamped? on: January 24, 2011, 09:14:12 AM
Here is a pic of my 68 floor drain cover.  Stamped H41  8
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Oval floor pan plugs-stamped? on: January 23, 2011, 09:28:33 PM
I just check my 68.  Each is stamped  H41 8.  Appears to be a date code on my Oct production car.
29  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / DZ block - 19L523042 on: January 05, 2011, 10:47:42 AM
Your block is for sale:
3956618 dated A 24 9,  stamped V0205DZ  vin: 19L523042

Ad states:
Block has been bored .30 over and has not been run. Has some very minor rust in 2 cyls. A hone will remove. 
Arlington, WA
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: New Motor Sitting Up on: October 22, 2010, 09:41:02 PM
The block and heads may be fine, but I think your friends carburetor will have a difficult time making it a year as the gas will dry up and the gaskets will dryout.  It will leak gas all over the intake manifold when you try to start the car.  I think that if you just let an engine sit for a year you will at least need to put a rebuild kit on the carb all else may be ok.   I don't think the ethanol will require any other extra attendion.  Undecided
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