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1336  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69Z trim rings - late build car on: October 25, 2013, 10:54:17 AM
My '68 and '69 Z28s had the 4-clip style when I purchased them in the '70's.   at that time, the 4 clip style was the only kind I'd ever seen on original Z28s.   Monte Carlos also used a 15x7 inch rallye wheel from '70 thru '77 which also had similar trim rings (looked pretty identical but were held on by the 'continuous fingers'..    I purchased a new MC in '77, and by then my Camaro trims had a few dents/scrapes around the periphery, and at one time, I *swapped* the trims between the cars (because I wanted the Camaro to look 'better'.   Smiley       Before I sold the MC, I awoke, and swapped back the trims (fortunately) because by then I was becoming concerned about the 'originality' aspects of early Z28s, knowing that would be an issue as time went on..  so my wheels also have 'marks' from both styles of trim rings, and I'd bet (with the numbers of MC s sold over the years, that sort of thing happened a lot, both with original Z28s and with the thousands of 'clones'...).
PS:  The '70 MC *may* have used the same 4-clip style rings, but I'm positive that by '73 or so, the MCs had the continuous finger style), but I don't know exactly when that changed.
1337  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How to tell the difference between NOS an reproduction 1969 bumper guards? on: October 25, 2013, 08:37:57 AM
If you have the originals, and they aren't eat up with rust, you might consider getting them rechromed at a good chrome shop, and buy new 'rubbers' if you need to?
1338  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Heater core - rebuild or buy new ??? on: October 24, 2013, 10:51:47 PM
Treat it just like a 'small' radiator..  Take it to a radiator shop, have it pressure checked and cleaned.. . repair if necessary.    When I did mine, it was found to be good (no repair needed), so they cleaned it and returned it.    68C is March of '68, and is perfect for your March car.  My 09C (Sept '69 car had a '69J' in it... same month as production, so that may have been the 'norm'??
1339  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How to tell the difference between NOS an reproduction 1969 bumper guards? on: October 24, 2013, 02:20:28 PM
We had this discussion awhile back, Vince.   Do a search and it should come up, but I've included it below.   I posted a couple of photos of 'NOS' ones I bought from Chevrolet around 1976, and there was even some question whether these matched the production units.
Here is the link:   
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9566.0
1340  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ? on: October 24, 2013, 02:17:25 PM
I'm just trying to make sense of all the numbers...

At 57/hr, they would have had to work more than 8 hr shifts daily to meet the production achieved, as shown in the table below.   (8x57=456, 9 x 57 = 513, 10 x 57=570, 11 x 57 = 627, 12 x 57 = 684, etc...)   

Were they always working two shifts over the entire prod year?  Adding or stopping shifts would seem difficult to do based on manpower?

They worked two 8-hour shifts. 16 hours x 57 per hour = 912 per day.

Adding or dropping shifts was a manpower training and quality nightmare due to seniority-driven "shift-bumping" - it wasn't done.
Thanks John,

Was the difference in the 912/day, and what they actually achieved, made up in firebird production??  or ??
1341  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z on: October 24, 2013, 08:46:14 AM
They would  'delay' initiating the build, not pull them off during build to 'wait' for the part.     they would not START the build until all the parts were available (but I'm sure there were exceptions to this, as there are with everything).   Anytime the line (or the normal process) is interrupted, it costs $$money...
1342  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Where to buy plush carpet, not loopweave? Molded trunk carpet? on: October 23, 2013, 11:46:40 PM
ACC sells carpet in plush as well, and *may* be able to do your trunk carpet too..?
1343  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 22, 2013, 12:11:44 PM
How bad does your car wander on this rubber???
that's one of the 'characteristics' of bias belted tires...      Fun huh?  Smiley
I don't have bias belted on my Camaro, but I have other cars (older) with bias belted, and when I changed from Michelin radial X's to the repro bias belted on my '57 Bel Air.  it was like a different car.  I don't drive it nearly as much anymore..  I'd recommend a nice radial tire if you are going to drive your car.. The advent of radial tires was maybe more significant than modern brakes on the 'handling/safety' of cars..
biasbelts track grooves in the road, and if there's no grooves, they will find 'something' to track on .. Smiley
1344  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ? on: October 21, 2013, 11:13:36 PM
Thanks William for the extra information.  I had built myself a spread sheet using the end of month figures but using the actual last day of the month.  I will attempt to improve that using the information you've just provided.  Smiley
1345  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original Hurst Shifter or Not on: October 21, 2013, 11:08:46 PM
I do not agree that we are 'back to square one'.  I believe we've confirmed that Mr Serio is correct (NO DATE CODE, per se), BUT.. we've also learned empirically that the ID code/SN has a month/year encoded into the SN...  which serves the same purpose for us. Smiley
A 'date code' is a marking put on a part purely to record the actual date (time/shift/etc) without any other purpose.    The Hurst ID/Serial number code has multiple pieces of information in it, some of which we do not know, but we've pretty conclusively shown that there is a month and year encoded as part of this SN.   But I doubt they did it just so we could demonstrate originality to a car 44 years later..  Smiley
1346  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: original paint 69 Z on ebay... "survivor" on: October 21, 2013, 11:00:50 PM
Yes, very nice original car; take care of her and preserve her *G*..
1347  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Replace sagging leaf springs on: October 21, 2013, 09:54:29 PM
there are shops that can supposedly 're-arch' leaf springs, but since I haven't had it performed I cannot recommend it, as I am not certain everyone who does it knows what they are doing.. Smiley
1348  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 California trim tag code mo 44 ? on: October 21, 2013, 02:20:18 PM
I'm just trying to make sense of all the numbers...

At 57/hr, they would have had to work more than 8 hr shifts daily to meet the production achieved, as shown in the table below.   (8x57=456, 9 x 57 = 513, 10 x 57=570, 11 x 57 = 627, 12 x 57 = 684, etc...)  

Were they always working two shifts over the entire prod year?  Adding or stopping shifts would seem difficult to do based on manpower?
The impact of adding Firebird production can hardly be noticed....?
 
Norwood Plant         
Month End   work days   Daily avg
   ramping up..?
30-Sep-68   20   607   
31-Oct-68   23   791   
30-Nov-68   20   1076   
31-Dec-68   21   863   adjusting to meet demand?
31-Jan-69   22   897   
28-Feb-69   20   872   
31-Mar-69   21   782   
30-Apr-69   22   615   adding firebird prod?
31-May-69   21   629   
30-Jun-69   21   652   
31-Jul-69   22   232   ??
31-Aug-69   21   435   
30-Sep-69   21   684   back to demand rate?
31-Oct-69   23   666   
10-Nov-69   19   210   69 prod ending
1349  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 camaro clone on: October 21, 2013, 11:59:41 AM
Most of those look 'good', except for the one with exposed coils.. Smiley      How pretty can an engine be when it has to be covered over with painted plastic to make it look OK??    Smiley
.. or maybe I'm just too 'old school'...  Smiley   (Small block chevys forever, babee....!  )
1350  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 camaro clone on: October 21, 2013, 11:00:51 AM
LS engines are great..  super power, much better gas mileage, esp when you install the appropriate O/D trans with it, but don't you wish the LS engines were not so UGLY?  Smiley
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