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1561  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Source for 'EY' Coil Springs for '69 Z28/RS?? on: September 18, 2012, 08:43:42 AM
I asked this question already, but it was under a different subject/thread and I haven't gotten any response:

I have EY springs in my '69 Z28-RS, and one of them is broken, thus I need new springs.   I need my car to 'sit correctly'.
1) Is there a good source for these springs with proper ride height, and spring rate?
2) Can a broken spring be repaired?  (ie. welded, heated and re-heat treated?)
3) Are there sources for 'custom springs', given coil diameter, length, #coils, and steel rod diameter?)

This was an unexpected problem for me, and I need a solution...   Sad
1562  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 17, 2012, 12:47:54 PM
tighter fit = more friction, lower horsepower, lower RPM... 
1563  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Spring Tags (on front '69 Z28 Springs) on: September 17, 2012, 12:37:37 PM
I didn't see any photos of an 'EY' spring tag, and since I dismantled the front suspension of my original unrestored '69 Z28 yesterday, I have a few photos..     I was surprised to find both springs still had the tags attached, although one of them was only a partial (with the dangling end gone).  Both were labeled EY (my car is '69 Z28/RS, with cowl hood so the weight is a little larger on the front I suppose than the standard spring.   I'll include a photo here of the best of the two tags, which was loose enough to easily remove.   

At that point, I planned to just clean and reuse my original springs, but ALAS..  when I further disassembled, I found a single broken off coil in the bottom of the passenger side lower A-arm.  so I have a question:   'Where do I find new springs that match the spring rate and height???   I am only cleaning and repairing, because I desire to show my car in the original unrestored class one day; should I replace both springs and attach my original tags? 

Re the color:  It certainly appears to be dark blue lettering on light/med blue tape to me. 
 Note:   If you look closely at the ends of the tag strip, it is 'serrated', like would happen tearing off the end of a piece of tape, so that appears to be how they did it.  The whole tag I removed was 3.5" long when flattened out.    Are the reproduction tags serrated on the ends or flat cut?

Gary    69Z28-RS
1564  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 15, 2012, 12:13:22 AM
I think two of us screwed up 'speed pro' and sealed power... Smiley
1565  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 engine build piston recomendations on: September 13, 2012, 11:58:40 PM
Sealed Pro used to be made by TRW..  but that was long ago..?
1566  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 brake calipers on: September 13, 2012, 11:57:40 PM
After reading thsi thread, I checked the date codes on mine (while they are off), and found one with a 3 digit code, and the other with a 5 digit code...  doesn't seem to correllate iwth the infomration in the beginning of this thread..   Anyone with more information?
1567  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: luggage rack on: September 11, 2012, 11:52:21 AM
Now I've heard everything.. .    'guys telling other guys that they have a nice rack'".... 

1568  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: luggage rack on: September 02, 2012, 03:53:40 PM
They are great at reducing the value of an otherwise nice car.......
1569  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: rear end noise from my 69 z on: August 20, 2012, 08:50:59 AM
the noise is most likely the positraction clutch packs; Possibly you might need some 'whale oil' posi additive...  ?    Smiley
(Not sure the original stuff is available any longer.....?)..
1570  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Color for horn relay & e-brake brackets on: August 17, 2012, 04:32:46 PM
which rear emergency cable brackets are you referrign to?   the ones that attached to the leaf spring bottom plate? and keep the EB lines away from the wheel? or ??   
1571  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Source for Z28 water pump? on: August 17, 2012, 04:17:41 PM
Even if the factory didn't use the bushiing, I can see no reason why YOU cannot use it within the rules for your class....  right PN..  right outlet... Smiley ..  there's no reason they should care if there is a reducer busihing there..     if they ask, tell them the threads were stripped and you bushed it yourself so it would be usable..
1572  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Barn Find on: August 17, 2012, 07:25:54 AM
It also looked TOO nice to be an 'old barn car'...   and there were no 'Rallye Sport' badges on the fenders... as someone pointed out, which tells me it might have gotten an 'RS' makeover maybe sometime the last few years..  and WHY was it sitting in an old barn, covered in dust?     Could it have been HIDDEN in there?  for some reason?     It will be interesting if the title comes back clear... for the new owners (and I noticed it sill had the 'barn find' tag on it after the cleaning.. so maybe they haven't done that as of the photos)..   Does anyone recognize what state that tag is from?
1573  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rare find '69 Z28 on: August 16, 2012, 04:41:34 PM
That spoiler looks more like a '70 Boss 302 spoiler...?
1574  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 on Ebay on: August 16, 2012, 04:28:15 PM
the current owner says the engine numbers, including VIN, match..   he says entire drivetrain (engine, trans, rear) are all factory original and *match*..  I've asked for the numbers; he will call me back.   He says the ONLY thing not original or missing is the air cleaner (has a chrome a/c on it.   that has rusted it's been on it so long)..  He says the rust came from the car being stored so long (inside a garage/shed, but with carpet piled over it..  the carpet held moisture against those rusted areas..    He says he paid $25K 2 yrs ago.... and has done nothing but store it and remove the engine/trans since...
1575  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine painting poll on: August 16, 2012, 02:13:06 PM
JohnZ wrote:
"Have your buddy read my "1st Generation Camaro Assembly Process" report if he doesn't believe how the body and sheet metal were painted; the Fisher Body/Car Division assembly plants painted the body and front sheet metal in different plants for 50 years.  "

Good example and case in point:   I own 55 and '57 Nomads, both assembled in the Atlanta, GA assembly plant.   but ALL Nomad bodies were build in Cleveland ('55 thru '57 at least).   The Cleveland fisher body plant delivered the bodies (from firewalll back) painted and complete with interior in place,  in Atlanta (and other assembly plants as far away as LA), the bodies were placed on the chassis along with engines and drivetrain, front sheet metal etc..  so in these (and lots of cases) the front clips were painted not only in different (adjacent plants) but also in different STATES with a train ride in between...  Smiley

Gary / 69Z28-RS
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