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601  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: NOS Rally Caps on: November 02, 2009, 10:48:35 PM
5800 is probably the assembly of the 5802 and 5805 cap and ornament; Norris was the original supplier.

Thanks John.

The caps actually look a little dull. I dont know if I should polish them or just leave them alone. What is correct for NCRS?
602  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: NOS Rally Caps on: November 01, 2009, 09:37:16 PM
Second pic
603  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / NOS Rally Caps on: November 01, 2009, 09:35:52 PM
I bought a set of NOS Rally Caps and the gentleman that sent them to me sent what looks like the original box. Not that big of a deal but kinda of cool to see that these caps have been sitting in what looks like an original box. JohnZ can probaly confirm this.

Pic 1
604  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Door certification decal on: October 21, 2009, 06:17:08 PM
If you are talking about the decal that showed the VIN and date the car was complete then yes, 69 DID have it later in the production run. I dont know exactly when they started but I think it was after 04C.
605  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rear seat Divider on: October 19, 2009, 08:45:15 PM
Are you talking about the cardboard piece that hangs behind the rear seat? If so yes standard interior gets one.
606  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Low Fuel light fixed on: October 19, 2009, 05:47:08 AM
It looks like a bulb, not a fuse but acts like a fuse.
607  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 17, 2009, 09:42:56 PM
Steve -

I disagree, if your car was built at Norwood, it's possible to make your engine pad "numbers matching" if you do your homework, take your time and find a donor block from another Camaro...





Steve,

LA built cars did have the VIN on the PAD longer in the model year than Norwood cars and they moved them to the oil filter area and then abck to the pad. I dont know the dates that this happened. Your car may would have had the vin on the pad.

I guess where I'm missing it is aren't the sequential numbers part of what is stamped? Therefore, the engine pad would have the partial VIN matching the VIN tag on the dash??? If it makes any difference, my car was built in L.A.

Steve
608  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Low Fuel light fixed on: October 17, 2009, 09:09:10 PM
As it turned out, the only problem I had was the low fuel module bulb. I did not know that the bulb in the socket served any purpose for the low fuel module.

With the ignition switch on and the Low Fuel light on, I pulled the bulb out of the socket and the ligt went out. I put the bulb back in the socket and the light came on. The bulb does not illuminate, but acts like a connection, I guess.

Can someone explain why GM used a bulb in this module? Or is this just look like a bulb and is not or what?

609  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: loosening the power steering pump on: October 17, 2009, 08:43:53 PM
If you dont have one you may want to buy yourself a Chasis Service Manual and also a Assembly Instruction Manual. Not trying to be a smart a. These manuals are a great help.

Have fun!
610  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: valve cover grommets 350 and 302 motors on: October 17, 2009, 08:40:04 AM
The grommets on my '69Z are the originals, and they're flat (not angled).
John can you post a picture?
611  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z Voltage Regulator on: October 16, 2009, 09:02:51 PM
I got my original VR back from Pirkle and it is now operating correctly. I hope it lasts.
612  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front Calipers on: October 16, 2009, 08:57:41 PM
Black, mine also had paint dabs or inspection marks on them. Both calipers had orange paint dabs on them.
613  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 16, 2009, 05:33:50 PM
Wow, I'm overwhelmed by all the help! Thanks!!!

What is meant by trends? Because the block that sixt9x33rs refers to on TC seems like a good match. Am I right in my thinking that as long as the casting numbers and casting date is correct, the deck stamp is not relevant since it won't be matching anyway? In other words, a 3956618 could have come out of other Chevrolet models, not just the Camaro.

Paul: I did see the engine on ebay, thanks. I think the date works because it's within 90 days of the build of my car (3rd week of January). I'm also looking on Craigslist and asking around. It does seem crazy to sell a totally matching numbers motor!

Steve
Jerry mentioned that while on site inspections he has observed the trends of L-48 cars having 388 blocks. That is the way I understood it.
614  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 16, 2009, 06:13:43 AM
I read this guys ad. Unbelievable, I cant believe the guy is taking a perfectly good matching numbers car and selling the motor out of it. He would be better off just selling the entire car and buying a 6 cylinder shell then putting his race engine in it.
615  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 16, 2009, 06:06:24 AM
Steve,

Here is a block (688) that will work for your car on TC. However, if it were me I would probably go with what Jerry is saying and stick to the trends.

http://www.camaros.net/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=38051&cat=8
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