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1261  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: fuse block and big firewall connector on: July 12, 2013, 03:50:45 PM
Thanks John... 
I'm generally hesitant to 'force anything' when I don't know how it was put together.. 
you've given me confidence to remove that connector now knowing I won't break something...   Smiley
1262  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: fuse block and big firewall connector on: July 11, 2013, 10:55:17 PM
thanks..   maybe I should leave mine alone..   Smiley
1263  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / fuse block and big firewall connector on: July 11, 2013, 03:39:15 PM
OK Fellas.   I'd like to take the big firewall cable connector off and make sure all the terminals are clean and good.   I loosened the bolt and it didn't loosen the connector.   Does the fuse block under the dash need to be removed at the same time?    What am I missing here?  I don't want to damage anything.. Smiley
1264  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: spoiler hardware on: July 11, 2013, 12:59:03 PM
It might be interesting also to check on 'short' versus long spoilers at the same time...  perhaps the earlier hardware was used with the short spoilers, and the changes made at the same time?... 
Charley, do you have a photo of the 'end' of one of the longer (fwd) studs?   see if it's like JohnZ's or like the later ones?
1265  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: wiper arms and door handles on: July 11, 2013, 09:55:37 AM
The wiper arms that were on my car when I purchased it in 1976 were/are a dull silver/aluminum bare metal finish.   Although I painted mine flat black when I purchased it to further minimize sunlight glint off them, that black is mostly gone now.  I do not know if the arms on my car are the factory-original ones or not, but they would be an early replacement if not.  Note:  I do have NOS wiper assemblies for my '69 Corvette that I purchased at a swap meet in the '70's.. and have never installed; still in the box, but I don't know if the Corvette units are the same/similar to the Camaro or not; the Corvette wipers are hidden under the wiper door, so aren't subject to sun-glint as are the Camaro ones, and that might have led to a difference in the specification provided to the wiper suppliers?   I can go pull the corvette wipers from their box and photograph them if anyone is interested;  I can't recall if I ever even looked at them?
1266  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: spoiler hardware on: July 11, 2013, 09:50:43 AM
hi Scott,
What did the judges say about your hardware?   Can you photograph it as it is and provide the photos and what the judges told you?  JohnZ's original 02D if I recall, has the acorn nuts on the four rear-lip studs for the rear spoiler, whereas the blue white unrestored Z (05B or 05C?) at the Frederick nationals had the nuts same as my and other later '69 cars I have seen and noted at the nationals.   yours is in the middle of the data points I have, so it 'might' be either way? or it's also possible that the factory had some 'leeway' in what to use, and which was used was somewhat arbitrary?   The rear spoiler was installed in the Fisher plant, and I'm unaware of any factual documents for that (such as we have in the factory assembly manual for what was *supposed* to be done in the assembly plants...  Provide some photos of yours and give us the judges statements and points, and maybe we can all learn something?
1267  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: spoiler hardware on: July 10, 2013, 04:39:07 PM
Bullitt,

Yes, I believe yours and mine are the same, and also the same as on all the late  '69 Legends cars I observed at the nationals last week.  The same nut type was also on the unrestored '69 Z28 (blue/white) - a May'69 car. 
Attached are a few photos:   
photo1) the rear-most nuts as originally installed for holding the spoiler.
photo2)  the 7 original nuts from removing my spoiler for cleaning and repair (one of the longer forward-studs was broken and the nut was missing),
and
photo3) one of the longer studs from a fwd spoiler position with the flange and two differing thread types.  What made the studs unusual was the existence of a 5/8" diameter 'flange' in the middle of it's length, with machine thread studs on one side of the flange, and a self threading type thread on the other side (for installing into the spoiler itself).     Note:  the rear-most studs were similar to the forward ones, although with shorter machine threads on the 'nut' side.

1268  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Thought I would share. on: July 09, 2013, 03:49:03 PM
those pictures take us 'old farts'..  back..  Smiley
1269  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 350/325? on: July 09, 2013, 12:29:48 AM
Steve, I missed out on a lot of neat cars at great prices over the years because of that threat..  but she is still with me after 43 yrs..   (but I sure do miss those cars I almost bought) *L*
1270  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: spoiler hardware on: July 09, 2013, 12:26:27 AM
Scott,  I'm unsure when the changeover happened, but the late '69 Z28's used a special flanged stud and nut with built in washer and rubber..  I think '68's used the acorn style, and probably early '69's?   the unrestored blue/white car like yours was a May '69 car and had the flanged stud and washered nuts..  I can't recall what month your car was??
1271  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67-68 shifter mounting nuts - for sale on: July 08, 2013, 04:10:59 PM
for the NEXT YEAR???      hopefully you aren't going to Russia for one of those mail order brides? *G*
What's CRG to do???
1272  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 350/325? on: July 08, 2013, 04:04:31 PM
Yeah, an engine that 'winds up quickly' gets my adrenaline going... *G*...  and I dont' care for boat anchors.. er..  big blocks ..  either.  *G*
1273  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 350/325? on: July 08, 2013, 02:17:23 PM
In 1968, you could order a Chevelle with a 327/325 hp engine which was really strong.   A friend had one outfitted with all the SS goodies, bucket seats, 4 speed, console, etc.. and it would blow the doors off of SS396's.   I'd love to have one of those now.. Smiley
1274  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: L48/M35 ZL2 air cleaner finish opinion on: July 07, 2013, 11:11:15 PM
It appears correct to me...  as least I'd have no problems with it... based on the photos.
1275  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Trans-Am season review on: July 07, 2013, 08:09:52 PM
and.. I believe there WAS a lot of axle/bearing issues with the service duty rears, as the lack of axles ultimately caused discontinuation of use by racers... although this may not have occurred until the mid 70's and IMSA GT racing?
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