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1576  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Suggestions Wanted For 1969 Camaro Custom Paint Design on: October 09, 2013, 02:24:04 PM
I'd call that medium metallic gray, rather than silver...  Smiley
1577  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stripe dimensions for Baldwin Motion? on: October 09, 2013, 02:23:07 PM
I think I have an original magazine from '68 which had their ads and an article or two?    although I haven't looked at them in years..  Smiley   if it would do you any good, I could go look.  I have all my older magazines cataloged and grouped by years and type..
PS.  Does anyone want to buy a few hundred (or is it thousands) car magazines dating to the '67 or so timeframe??  HRM, PHR, CC, HPC, etc..  Smiley
1578  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Oil Pressure Gauge Block Sender Fitting on: October 09, 2013, 02:19:12 PM

Do you have a metal line or the original plastic type on your car?
1579  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z Paint Code on: October 08, 2013, 02:44:20 PM
Here's a link to a PPG color chart for '68 Camaros...
1580  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Sand blasting... Chassis on: October 07, 2013, 11:06:36 PM
People have probably done it, but I'd bet they regretted it also.. Smiley  I would not recommend that.
Sand goes *everywhere* and is not controllable very precisely when you are sandblasting.   You can protect items by applying two layers of duct tape, but that would take you longer than disassembly probably.   We'll see if you get any positive responses on this. Smiley
1581  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stripe dimensions for Baldwin Motion? on: October 07, 2013, 09:56:31 PM
Do you have photographs?
1582  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 coil bracket on: October 07, 2013, 09:49:09 PM
Last I read anything on the bracket was it wasn't correct, but some owners with late built cars have it. I have one of each and not sure which is correct until this is confirmed right or wrong. This is all based on the Z28 with ZL2 set up, but I think it would be the same for all that had the same air cleaner pan.
The ZL2 air cleaner pan is larger than the standard air cleaner....
1583  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 06, 2013, 01:35:49 PM
Cars were not painted with glass installed. It makes no sense in painting procedure. They would have to mask the windows. Overspray on parts from poor masking is common during repaints. Many just papered off the windows and did not worry about overspray that the felts will hide when installed. Some don't even take the felts off. Big diifference in restoration painting and collision repairs.

I think it's obvious that the glass would not be installed, as that would have required additional tasks to clean up, but the small amount of paint that went thru the inner panel holes would not affect the 'back side' of the inner mechanisms.  it's too bad we don't have access to the Fisher body procedures used (for any year) as I doubt they changed this sort of thing over the years.

My question had to do with the guides, channels, door latch, etc.   There was paint on my door latch, and some on the back (interior) side of the guides/tracks (corresponding to the holes in the interior of the door, making it seem that the internals were installed prior to paint, so when the door inner side got painted (lightly), some of the paint went thru the holes to the internal parts.   There was NO overspray on the glass or the parts attached to the glass.
1584  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 05, 2013, 11:48:27 AM
Mine are the same John; but when I disassembled the door internals, I also found spots of overspray on the glass tracks and door latch mechanism, which made me think all the door internals (minus the door glass itself and the weatherstrip) were also installed prior to painting the door.   Has your door ever been apart to see totally clean latches and glass tracks, or do you have documentation that prescribes how Fisher did the assemblies in late '69??   I had previously believed my car had original paint from the firewall back, but if Fisher didn't get overspray on my door internals, then that door has had some 'touchup' prior to my purchase in 1976...??
1585  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69' Z28 with Factory Cross Ram on: October 05, 2013, 11:44:34 AM
67 Z28s came with, or could be had with, headers in the trunk from the factory, but not sure if the 'cross ram 2x4bbl intake' ever could be had that way.   I've always believed that to be an OTC part only...
1586  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 DZ BLOCK OR NOT... on: October 05, 2013, 11:41:30 AM
CE blocks were *stamped* with CEyxnnnnnn     as warranty replacement engines.   A 'blank' (never stamped) block would be one bought across the counter.  If it has a '69 date on it, and has the Z28 internals, etc.. it could be worth quite a bit to the right person.    Note:  There's another thread on this site dealing with a 'non standard' block casting that were sometimes used, so if it's one of those cast blocks, might be a bit more limited.   What is the casting number, the casting date, etc.  and which internals are with it?
1587  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / VIN on engine problem on: October 05, 2013, 11:08:20 AM
One of those previous owners is having a memory lapse..  Smiley
1588  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: DZ302 scam block? on: October 05, 2013, 11:06:52 AM
An unstamped, '69 yr block, should be very valuable to someone with a Z28 who is missing his original block, DEPENDING on the casting date...  Smiley
1589  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69' Z28 with Factory Cross Ram on: October 05, 2013, 10:03:53 AM
The casting date on the block and the pad date are on the same day , that can't be

I can't say about that particular engine, but it IS possible.. if the casting is done early in the day, and the assembly later in the day (confirmed by GM engineers).  I've owned (for over 35 yrs)  an original 57 BelAir with born-with 283/2bbl which has the same date for casting and assembly.   When I rebuilt it in the 90's, none of the fasteners had ever been removed from the engine...
1590  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 camaro vin location on: October 04, 2013, 10:48:00 PM
As someone posted earlier, every state issued VIN I've ever seen was identified as such...
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