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1336  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: sway bar bushings 69 Z on: May 18, 2013, 10:38:29 PM
Is there any chance that GM still has them?
1337  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: New creep on the block! on: May 17, 2013, 10:33:43 PM
.... I wonder if it's our old friend Bill Clements. Last I heard he had moved to Canada, so it's very possible....

that assumes Canada would let him move in ....  Huh?   Smiley
1338  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z 302 pulley finishes on: May 17, 2013, 08:28:49 AM
weren't some smog pulleys 'phosphated'?   I think Jerry's book also says that...??   
1339  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another Trim Tag For Sale on: May 16, 2013, 01:24:28 PM
AS soon as I saw that stuff..  I thought it was him..   He muddied up the classic chevy world for quite a few years when I was very involved in the '70's. and 80's..
I thought he'd gone to his maker... or maybe somewhere else..  by now..
1340  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another Trim Tag For Sale on: May 16, 2013, 12:38:24 PM
Is that Bill Clements?
1341  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Why Are Some Blocks Stamped and Some Not on: May 15, 2013, 11:09:11 PM
Over the past few years, I have been watching and reading about original 69 Z/28 blocks with just the pad stamped, and some with the pad stamped and partial vin. # stamped by the oil filter. I understand from this site, why they changed the location of the partial vin. # and about when, so here is my questions.

With all the factory controls in place, along with a QC system they had back then, why weren't all car/blocks confirmed to be properly stamped both on the block pad and by the oil filter after they made the change?  Did it become so difficult to do during the production process to get done right, or did they just say oh what the heck, its not going to matter anyway and just let it go. Or, did they get it right and they are just that many re-stamp block out there these days.

As a hobbyist this continue to confuses me. Are there really that many re-stamps blocks out there these days and if so, about when did all the fakes start showing up.

Eddie

1) I believe there was a federal law in place that required the major components (engine/trans) be stamped with the VIN.    I believe taht the factory complied in all cases.
2) I also KNOW that the stamped code on the rough cast surface near the oil filter ARE extremely difficult to read.
3) I suspect that the 'block restamper/fakers' try to take advantage of the difficulty of reading the block stamp on the cast surface
4) YEss, there are a lot of restamped blocks.  (I do not believe the two posted by Steve are original stamps...)
1342  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: manual trans neutral switch on: May 15, 2013, 04:30:31 PM
The one from my late September (09C) Z28 is the same as the one Hans pictures...
1343  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: manual trans neutral switch on: May 15, 2013, 01:49:12 PM
I happen to have most of my instruments out of the way right now, so it's not difficult to see..
Mine is a metal cyclindrical can wtih black plastic cap (terminal end?)...  I could probably get numbers off it if you wanted ..

Gary
1344  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: manual trans neutral switch on: May 15, 2013, 12:50:34 PM
Lynn,

it's located on the clutch pedal lever?    I've never looked at mine..    but I'll peek under there and see..  Smiley
so basically it's the switch that ensures you have the clutch pushed in to start the car.. (a 'clutch-engaged' switch).  Smiley
I haven't driven that car since 1980... my memory is going. Smiley
1345  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: manual trans neutral switch on: May 15, 2013, 10:58:22 AM
Lynn, 
assuming that the 'neutral safety' switch is the same as what I've called the 'Rev LO switch' ??  (see photo)
... then Yes, my late 09C Z28 has the white plastic switch.   THis is my original column and switch; never been exchanged or removed until I took the column out for cleaning a couple of months ago.  My car was built approx  17 Sept 1969.
1346  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Ball Joints 69 Camaro on: May 15, 2013, 09:57:36 AM
I reused my uppers also (they were good and tight), but replaced the lowers...
there is very little load (only lateral) on the uppers, so they generally last 2-3 times longer even in a car that sees lot of miles...
Attached is a photo of my orig upper, after removal for cleaning and suspension & brake rebuilding.. and reinstallation.   
These uppers are the originals, never replaced on my 09C 69 Z28..
1347  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 camaro grill NOS on: May 14, 2013, 12:21:26 PM
69Z28-RS>>>>;
  #3891693 is a '67 Standard Grille.  I have a N.O.S. one for my Camaro.
Thanks!   Smiley   I need to find a '67 owner then... and so some trading.  Are these of any interest to a '67 owner?
1348  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 camaro grill NOS on: May 13, 2013, 10:31:19 PM
I *thought* I'd gotten an NOS '68 Camaro grill in a bunch of stuff a few years ago, but I just went down and checked the PN on the box.. and it's  3891693.   Anyone got any idea what this is?
1349  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Why Are Some Blocks Stamped and Some Not on: May 13, 2013, 09:43:40 PM
I saw poorly restamped DZ blocks in the '70's...  always very obvious...
1350  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drive Shaft Restoration on: May 13, 2013, 12:53:04 PM
so NOW ya tell us..   Smiley ..

Thanks...
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