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1456  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Battery Side post or top question on: April 23, 2013, 01:37:56 PM
My original cables have the same part numbers as the ones in the auction...  but I'd NEVER pay $800 for old stiff original cables if I didn't have them!!  Smiley

I considered replacing mine a couple of years ago, so I did some searching around on the internet.. and found these parts:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/69-CAMARO-Z28-SS-POSITIVE-BATTERY-CABLE-302-327-350-SIDE-POST-OE-FACTORY-CORRECT-/190721486216
which were the closest in appearance to the originals.   The part numbers on the pictured cables are different, and I didn't check if they had the correct PN's, nor did I verify the cable lengths..
1457  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: April 23, 2013, 11:47:17 AM
Gary,
  Do you have a side view of the screws to see how thick the head is?
Mike
I can make a photo pretty easily.. later this afternoon... right now I'm fighting with putting my original rosewood wheel on a restored tilt column.. and making the horn work.... Sad
1458  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 Carb accel linkage and vacuum hardline? on: April 23, 2013, 11:44:07 AM
Thanks John!
I was looking for your photos earlier, but couldn't find them searching.. Smiley
When I removed some of those parts, I wasn't expecting it to be 30 yrs before I used them, or I would have boxed/labeled them.... Smiley
Gary
1459  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 69 Z28 Carb accel linkage and vacuum hardline? on: April 23, 2013, 09:45:02 AM
I'm continuing to find 'loose parts' in my garage from my Z28 which I removed long ago (car not driven in over 30 yrs).  The two parts shown in the pix, I *believe* are from the Z28 302 engine.   The carb accelerator linkage was stored next to the manifold and carb, so I'm *almost certain* this is the original linkage rod.

The vacuum line, with steel parts and two rubber hoses, I just found in a box under my bench, and I also believe this is for the Z28.  If anyone can confirm these parts are for my Z28, I'd appreciate the information. 

PS. I have a *few* cars disassembled in my garage (55, '57 Nomads, El Camino, Camaro, etc) and I *never* throw anything out!.. but after more than 30 yrs, I sometimes can't rely on my memory.. Smiley
1460  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: April 23, 2013, 09:12:13 AM
My ft tag bracket was taken off my car when I purchased the car in 1976 or so (Alabama only requires rear tag), but it still has the plastic inserts, original screws, and even the rubber bumper in it, as well as pretty heavy paint.  I could not see any AAC or any other stamping in it, but maybe if it were stripped I could?   Attached is a photo of one of the screws and the plastic insert.
I also checked my Rear tag bracket (never removed from the car and even with the original seller's tag surround - Joe V Clayton- Arab AL).   No AAc on the rear tag bracket (that I could see), but there was a GM pn 3913608 on the backside.  The tag attachment screws appear the same as the ones in front bracket.  photos attached.
1461  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy? on: April 22, 2013, 10:28:14 PM
posting your pix is very easy, Scoop, so long as they are each smaller than 150 KB ; a free software 'light image resizer' works for shrinking them to whatever size you want.  You can include up to 4 images in each post, but the total must be less than 500KB.
if you do a 'reply' to a post, there is an ATTACH button below the text window, which allows you to browse your computer and select the image, or images, you want to attach to your post.
1462  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 22, 2013, 10:18:14 PM
AND..  the bottom line is that it's coded 'special paint', so basically the original color was whatever color the original owner says it was...  Smiley  and if he wants to say it was painted up like a zebra with black and white stripes..    that might be true too.. for all anyone else knows... Smiley
1463  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy? on: April 22, 2013, 11:23:48 AM
If you have to have 'new' leafs, those appear to be very nice, and very close to the original configuration/look..  Let us know how the car sits when you install them.  Did you measure car height before the old ones were removed for comparison?
1464  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: day-2 vintage street rules/point system ? on: April 21, 2013, 10:41:23 PM
And the very best reason to have experts judge your car in such a venue (in my opinion) is to find out new things about your car, which you are bound to learn when others are able to see and comment (and the judge sheets are written and given to you).. Smiley
1465  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: day-2 vintage street rules/point system ? on: April 21, 2013, 11:03:46 AM
Found what I was looking for on the Camaro Nationals website this morning.
It is educational to attend the Camaro Nationals even without your car, to see the cars and learn a bit about the judging.   21-22 June, 2013 in Frederick MD.
http://www.camaronationals.org/camaronationals/images/2013%20flyer.pdf
1466  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 z28 rear brake backing plates on: April 21, 2013, 11:00:15 AM
I recently disassembled to check my rear brakes (69 Z28); I reused all the removed parts, but had to rebuild the wheel cylinders as there was some pitting in the wheel cylinders; the car hasn't been driven in 33 yrs.  Shown below are photos of the brake parts from one side almost ready for reassembly. 
Note the painted part numers on the adjusters (241 in white on one side, 240 in red on the other).  They didn't appear to have been plated prior to installation?
Second photo is a brake drum, where you can see the 'punch out' not yet punched. 
1467  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 05:08:46 PM
That's mostly true, but there were some 'unique colors' to each brand.   Pontiac Carousel Red and Camaro 'Hugger Orange' are the same paint..
1468  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 Radiator Re-coring ? on: April 19, 2013, 05:07:17 PM
I took my radiator to a local radiator shop (two of them before I found one who would do what I wanted).. and described what I needed them to do; which was 1) to dis-assemble my radiator for me including removing the top/bottom rails from the core, 2)  I picked up the parts, and cleaned all the parts I was going to reuse (side tanks, tag, brackets, and top and bottom rails); the core company requires that the rails be 'clean metal, no paint or rust., and 3) I shipped off the rails to the core company after first *ordering a '69 repro radiator core, with qualified notes to use the rails I would send them, 4) the 'custom core' was sent to the radiator shop for reinstalling with my tanks/etc.  I held onto all my critical parts until the core was returned and the shop called me (for fear damage might occur if they laid around the shop for a couple of weeks).   Three days later I picked up my redone radiator, minus paint..  because I wanted to paint it myself.

The radiator shop told me that they only had to heat up the rails all the way across to remove from the core... (each little fin is soldered to the rails)..
they said 'no problem' for them, but I have no idea how I would have done it.. Smiley
1469  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored on: April 19, 2013, 12:52:18 PM
The 'wild' Chrysler colors (Plum Crazy, LemonLime, etc) were not introduced until the 1970 model year.  I don't recall a 'purple' factory color from any of the manufacturers prior to 1970.  At the time, the Chrysler wild colors were VERY different... Smiley   (I special ordered a lime green '70 Roadrunner in the fall of 1969, and bought my wife a '70 Challenger RT/SE in the plum crazy color in 1970.
Incidentally, Chrysler used only Acrylic Enamel in 1970, in fact, even back into the 60's and possibly the 50's.   They were the first of the US auto companies to switch to acrylic enamel (rather than lacquer) and that was one of the reasons Chrysler got the 'quality' rap they did back then.   Ford converted from lacquer to enamel sometime after Chrysler, and GM was the last US company to cling to use of acrylic lacquer (~1980 timeframe)..
1470  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: April 19, 2013, 12:07:13 PM
....  I wonder if it was used on any other vehicles besides the Z28. Ever notice how high prices are for Z28 parts? Man, these people are holding these parts hostage and asking ransom type money like we're all zillionaires. 
.. and there are a TON of parts 'misrepresented' to be '69 Z28' parts... on ebay.   Let the Buyer Beware!!  If you do a search for '69 Z28 original used parts'..  you get parts for Fords, GM back to 1928, etc..  Smiley  *Everyone puts '69 Z28' in as one of their keywords, regardless of what the part is for...
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