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166  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS hood on: March 14, 2008, 12:21:21 AM
The springs on a SS hood are a bit longer than a stock flat hood because the SS hoods and cowl hoods are heavier than the stock hoods therefore needing the longer springs. You said you read the report, it's a weight and leverage issue, heavier hood equals longer springs. Use the new ones you ordered, it's correct and safe.
167  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS hood on: March 13, 2008, 01:46:22 PM
So maybe the dealer that added the air had his machine shop use something like a metal holesaw to cut these real clean whenever someone added dealer installed air. This is an original AZ car no rust whatsoever, Don't rain much in AZ, I can see why he added air if he bought it off the lot. I'm going to try to track down the dealer and ask some questions. You can't get answers if you don't ask. Thanks, The more input the better.
168  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS hood on: March 12, 2008, 11:49:13 PM
Do you guys think the dealer cut these holes in order for the dealer installed  air conditioning unit to help vent out extra heat generated by the compressor? Once again, the diecut holes are perfectly cut. Does anyone out there with dealer added air have these holes cut out like this or could you special order this type of hood. I haven't taken possession of the car yet to test out the amount of air going in or out of the louvers. Should be about 5 days. The snorkel comment sounds right unless those 8 holes 2.5 approx. dia. can bring alot of air circulating around the engine compartment. Thanks for your inputs. Looking for any and all comments, suggestions and facts that I can get. 
169  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS hood on: March 12, 2008, 01:22:45 PM
Here are the pics. From the top view you can barely see the shading coming through the louvers. With the hood up you can clearly see the diecut holes. It is effectively getting air to the engine . Once again, these holes are not cut ragged or uneven or has any type of burred edge. Each hole is cut to the same dimension and spaced exactly on each side of the louver. This would seem to be a great idea for this hood as long as you don't have insulation.






170  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS hood on: March 12, 2008, 01:10:54 PM
/Users/johnbateman/Desktop/2671585_7.jpg/Users/johnbateman/Desktop/2671585_11.jpg/Users/johnbateman/Desktop/2671585_46.jpg   Here are the pics. From the top view you can barely see the shading coming through the louvers. With the hood up you can clearly see the diecut holes. It is effectively getting air to the engine . Once again, these holes are not cut ragged or uneven or has any type of burred edge. Each hole is cut to the same dimension and spaced exactly on each side of the louver. This would seem to be a great idea for this hood as long as you don't have insulation.
171  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS hood on: March 12, 2008, 11:53:34 AM
That's always what I've seen in, but these are perfect diecut holes. No rough edges or tweaked lines. I'll post some pics as soon as possible. Thanks for your responses. I'm sure I'll be asking more questions later.
172  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 SS hood on: March 11, 2008, 11:56:34 PM
Well, after 9 months of educating and searching and of course with the forums help and wisdom ,I purchased a 1969 SS numbers matching butternut yellow......yes, I said butternut..... convertible X55 code camaro today. As time goes on I'll post some pics but in the meantime I will have upcoming questions starting with this......The SS louvered hood have engineered diecut holes cut out of the hood centered directly underneath each squared louver including through the hood supports. It's tooled that way, it wasn't cut out by hand. I'm under the impression that these louvers were strictly ornamental and the hood was solid underneath them. I'm still learning and would appreciate some input on this. I know the aftermarket hoods are not diecut out this way. Were all original SS hoods diecut? Let me know, Thanks!
173  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS 350 10 bolt rear end on: March 04, 2008, 06:00:03 PM
 Don't need any pictures. This car was totally misrepresented. When selling an auto or anything for that matter you should know what you are selling to be true and not just what you have been told, especially if you will prosper from that sell. There should be some kind of penalty for this that can stick like glue to the perpetrator. Good people spend time and money running down lies and deceptions while dealers hide under legal mumbo jumbo. I know this is probably more common than not, thank GOD for these sights and forums. These are great looking and performing automobiles, Don't belittle there legacy. Integrity is worth more way after you spend your last buck.
174  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS 350 10 bolt rear end on: March 04, 2008, 01:21:32 PM
That's a great idea, the more info the better. I don't really want to rush into buying the unknown when I can at least get an educated guess. I'm sure there will still be plenty of surprises. Thanks.
175  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS 350 10 bolt rear end on: March 03, 2008, 09:50:45 PM
Hey, thanks for the response. I've already read that info and I was hoping for another clue. I know what to look for as far as the fuel lines and the front disk brakes. It is a 3 speed auto, not a powerglide. I'm going to view it tomorrow, so any more clues you could give me would be appreciated.
176  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 SS 350 10 bolt rear end on: March 03, 2008, 07:59:12 PM
Hi guys, Can somebody tell me if any 69 SS camaros came with a 10 bolt rear end. I'm looking to purchase a convertible and this seller says it's a true SS. Everything I've ever read or owned says 12 bolt only in a 350 SS. How about some help on this? Thanks!
177  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '69 Pace car on: January 17, 2008, 01:21:16 PM
My thoughts exactly. Enough said. Thanks!
178  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '69 Pace car on: January 16, 2008, 05:21:07 PM
Thanks for checking in. I just looked at a pace car with a 140 speedo and a 8 grand tach, it also had the heavy duty radiator and the 1" sway bar. Go figure?! Owner swears he has a Camaro book stating this is correct. You tell me, stay away from it? Can't wait to hear your opinions.
179  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / '69 Pace car on: January 15, 2008, 04:44:45 PM
I am looking at a 69 Pace car convertible currently offered for sale.  The 350 engine is not original, however I noticed the speedometer goes to 140 mph and the tach goes to 8000 rpm.  I would like to know if this was an original option or was it replaced at one time.  (I thought this particular tach and speedo only came on double copos).

Also, did ALL '69 indy pace cars come equipped only with a power top or did some come with manual tops?

Finally, which is more valuable:  a '69 pace car w/matching 350 engine and rear end but not tranny (changed from auto to 4-speed) OR a '69 pace car without matching 350 engine but with matching tranny and rear end?  Both seem to have pretty similar options, paint and interior quality.

Thanks a lot!
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