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1306  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: alternator broadcast codes on: October 01, 2013, 09:26:35 PM
If anyone has an '825' CT laying around..  I'd buy it..  Smiley
1307  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: October 01, 2013, 01:15:57 PM
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In those days, cars were selling like hotcakes, and the system was stretched to its limits most of the time; for a stamping plant, that meant racks were in short supply, and you can't produce stampings unless you have the proper shipping racks for the panels (each panel had hundreds of special racks designed just for that panel) - there weren't any "warehouses" to store stampngs - the only "storage" was in the rail cars that hauled the racks of panels to the assembly plants.

Referring back to post #7 on page 1 of this thread, would it be kind of odd then that the sheetmetal date code stamped into the driver side door of my car is H34 for an 01C built car?  Quite a time diffrerence between the 34th calendar week of 1968 and 01C bulid (the 3rd week of January 1969).
Not if your door had gotten replaced somewhere along the way???
1308  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ACC carpet texture ??? on: October 01, 2013, 11:22:21 AM
Phillip,

I agree with your post; I think he should vacuum it and see if it looks better..   (carpets typically do not look great right out of the box)...
1309  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: October 01, 2013, 11:20:39 AM
The closeness of sheet metal production to car usage implies that the sheetmetal items were pretty much JIT (just in time) even back then.. I suppose that's more true for sheet metal than some other smaller parts, in part due to the difficulty of warehousing large quantities of these larger bulkier parts.   I'd bet John Z can shed some good light on this subject..  Smiley

In those days, cars were selling like hotcakes, and the system was stretched to its limits most of the time; for a stamping plant, that meant racks were in short supply, and you can't produce stampings unless you have the proper shipping racks for the panels (each panel had hundreds of special racks designed just for that panel) - there weren't any "warehouses" to store stampngs - the only "storage" was in the rail cars that hauled the racks of panels to the assembly plants.

Thanks for confirmation, John..      that's as I thought....  Smiley
1310  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Solid lifter valve adjustment 69 302 on: October 01, 2013, 11:19:04 AM
a very nice story clem....  Smiley
Did you use the same broom handle that they used to hold up their hood?  Smiley

J/K..
1311  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69Z rear ratios on: September 30, 2013, 11:14:27 PM
Good points James!  Smiley
1312  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: September 30, 2013, 11:13:54 PM
The closeness of sheet metal production to car usage implies that the sheetmetal items were pretty much JIT (just in time) even back then.. I suppose that's more true for sheet metal than some other smaller parts, in part due to the difficulty of warehousing large quantities of these larger bulkier parts.   I'd bet John Z can shed some good light on this subject..  Smiley
1313  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: September 30, 2013, 07:22:29 PM
My drivers door, the only door I've checked, is  'H 37 -1'    which is within 1 or 2 weeks of the production week 09C.   How close are the doors on you fellas' cars to your production week??
1314  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 327 Timing Chain Cover on: September 30, 2013, 12:53:36 PM
I agree with Kurt...   repair rather than replace whenever possible..  Smiley
1315  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1967 Trans-Am season review on: September 30, 2013, 10:36:12 AM
the other side of that coin, jon, is that some people persists in believing that ALL Z28's came with headers in the trunk.. Smiley
1316  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Radiator upgrade on: September 30, 2013, 10:31:31 AM
But does this part start radiator fan when temp gets to a certain point? I'm trying to figure out why the fans are not kicking on.

I assume you realize that is NOT a factory part?   that is an aftermarket part which goes with most of those other aftermarket parts shown in your photo.  Early Camaros use fans driven by the motor, NOT electric fans.  Did you drive the car in the Texas heat before you bought it?  Did it overheat then?
1317  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 L89 Camaro barn find????????????? on: September 29, 2013, 11:28:18 PM
MT indicates 396/375 in '68 (assuming it's a big block).   I am not familiar with the big block casting numbers, but was the 3916321 casting used for both 396's and 427's?? 
1318  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / I own N553530 on the list on: September 29, 2013, 10:25:56 PM
If you didn't buy the POP, you should..  I'd pay quite a bit for the original POP for my car if it were to turn up...  Smiley
(124379N686647  if anyone has it... Smiley
1319  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 L89 Camaro barn find????????????? on: September 29, 2013, 10:22:06 PM
Although the factory did not install 427 engines in '68 Camaros, unless my memory is failing me, some of the high performance dealerships were installing 'new' 427's (whatever options desired) in '68 Camaros for their customers; dealers like Nickey, Baldwin Motion, etc.   Those dealerships *may* have stamped the VIN's on the blocks since they did provide some type of warranty (although it was shorter than factory I believe)..  Smiley
1320  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / I own N553530 on the list on: September 29, 2013, 06:11:43 PM
If you have the original POP, it will have the information on the original owner..
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