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2176  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69z tires on: January 04, 2012, 12:52:26 PM
I think I've read on the Camaro sites that Firestones were more predominant on LA built cars, but I'm unsure if that was 'exclusively' Firestones or not...
2177  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ?Fake POP? on: January 04, 2012, 12:47:17 PM
As you fellas might recall from the 'gas tank' codes, it was noted taht the late 69 production had '70' dates on the tanks. as well....   I've a late 09C production Z28/RS and there are are few things, like the gas tank code and the 'dripper' valve covers on the engine, etc..  which lead me to believe that the late 69's got iitems intended for 70 my production when it was expedient...
2178  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Another Paint finish question on: January 01, 2012, 01:12:05 PM
JohnZ,
I acknowledge your much better information for 1969; my 'petroleum based' reconditioning/chassis black response was based on what Chevrolet used on the backside of wheels in the mid 50's, so perhaps Chevy/Kelsey changed their process in those intervening years.  Regarding the 'durability' of the '69 black, there is very little 'black' left on the back side of my wheels, even though the car hasn't moved from the garage in 31 yrs...

2179  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Another Paint finish question on: December 31, 2011, 01:26:19 AM
The wheels were dipped in a petroleum based chassis or recondtioning black and then the front face was sprayed with argent silver.  the black dip paint is.was not very durable and does not last...  re color it is a semi-gloss black so simulate it as you like.

2180  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 z replacement spiral shocks on: December 30, 2011, 06:50:53 PM
...  inconsistent manufacture??....
2181  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: December 28, 2011, 10:31:40 PM
Bob raced that 69 Z28 car in Camel GT until it was too old (I don't recall what year that was..  sometime in mid 70's?), then he upgraded to a 73 camaro, and sold the '69 to Ossie Delay in Atlanta area, who then sold it to Denny Rigdon (alpharetta), who sold it to someone in Chattanooga, TN around '79 or 80?.   I have been unable to track down the car after that...  as I don't have a name of the buyer in Chattanooga..
Bob was transferred to Lexington, KY by IBM, and now is retired in that area, but as of a year or two ago, he still had an amazing memory of the cars and the racing of that era.

Gary
2182  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: For All of You That Want to Own A Trans Am Race Car on: December 28, 2011, 01:03:19 AM
Robert,

Do you recall Bob Christiansen's '69 Z28..  also raced in the Camet GT series (gray/black car wtih R.A.C.E.  for Robert A Christianson Enterprises on it?   He was an independent racer from the Huntsville, AL area (an engineer for IBM in those days?)...
2183  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 1111480 distributors on: December 28, 2011, 12:42:55 AM
My 09C Z28/RS original 1111480 distributor has an 9E16 date code.......
2184  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 In Puerto Rico? on: December 16, 2011, 04:49:18 PM
and you have that one in your garage??   Smiley
2185  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 In Puerto Rico? on: December 16, 2011, 01:02:04 PM
Putting Z-28 emblems on a Camaro convertible is not a lot different than putting them on a Camaro coupe....   If they add a strong 302 engine, the suspension, brakes, Munciie etc, at least they will handle and drive like a Z28..  (but of course most don't)...  350 autos with drum brakes also get lots of Z28 emblems...  (yes, that's a pet peeve of mine).  Smiley

Of course, that car *might* have been a true Z28 with the top converted to a convertible, done at the same time the 400 CI/TH400 was installed..... and they jsut didn't wanna go to the trouble of removing those pesky Z28 emblems??  .....    Smiley
2186  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Velocity Show - American Muscle on: December 16, 2011, 12:44:31 PM
Maybe all that (about the 'Caution Fan' stickers/labels) just shows that either:
1)  FORD really did have a better idea?  or
2)  Lots of people feel a need for a reminder about the Fan?   
Smiley
2187  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / Re: 8N473159 - Z/28 engine block on: December 15, 2011, 02:40:49 PM
That block  appears to have discovered it's $value at $1500....  Smiley
2188  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro passenger door mirror location on: December 08, 2011, 01:47:59 PM
Thank you Ed and William for the information.   I have an original '69 Z28 (w/factory remote driver's mirror).. I *really* wanted a RH mirror when I was driving it regularly in the '70's, but was told there was not one for the RH side *originally*.   
How are the RH mirrors (of any type) judged in the '69 original classes??
2189  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Z-28 CRANK on: December 08, 2011, 12:53:54 PM
That's what I thought.    So what was the PN for the '68 crankshaft?    If I'm not mistaken the original poster (who had tried to sell the crank over on the TC website) indicated a purchase date from Chevrolet of summer '68 (which would most likely have been a '68 crankshaft)..  Is it clear from the previous posts that it was a small journal crankshaft that he had?    Is the '68 and '69 Z28 cranikshafts the same, with the same PN?
2190  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro passenger door mirror location on: December 08, 2011, 12:47:19 PM
IMO, having two mirrors NOT located in the same relative locations on the doors would look funky too.   I've been under the impression that there wre no passenger side mirrors available (from the factory) in '69....   True or not?    Am I correct in assuming that any mirror mounted to the passenger door by a dealer would have been the LH mirror just mounted on the RH side?
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