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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: August 13, 2014, 09:32:20 PM
Thanks John... 
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Documentation List Question on: August 13, 2014, 08:07:08 AM
Either the same day, or the day before.. Smiley
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 13, 2014, 08:02:05 AM
Sounds like about a $5000-$6000 box of parts you left behind...  Smiley
Yeah...UGH ! aggravated at myself cause that's an 8 hour day if I gotta go back for them.  My fault, so be it.   Sad

I'd spend that 8 hr day as soon as possible..   Smiley
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 12, 2014, 11:45:25 PM
Sounds like about a $5000-$6000 box of parts you left behind...  Smiley
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1111170 Dist. Stamp on: August 12, 2014, 09:56:55 PM
Some suggestions for 'resizing an image file size', and retain as much resolution as possible:

1) First use Paint or some other software to 'clip out' just the portion of the image you need to preserve.   that provides a near- linear reduction in image file size for the area you clip out.  Do not reduce the resolution during this step.

2)  Use a product like 'Light Image Resizer' to reduce the file size.   This product will use some intelligent algorithms to reduce the JPG file size while retaining a high degree of the image quality/resolution.   you can run it over and over with different % values until the file size is where you need it to be.  You'll be amazed at how much resolution is retained.

PS.  you can download a free copy of Light Image Resizer for your own use, but you will want to purchase it after you use it awhile. Smiley

Gary
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: August 12, 2014, 09:49:55 PM
Don't forget starting April 19th Norwood was building Firebirds as well as Camaros, that probably where the other 250 cars per day went.

Mark,  if the 912/day included Firebirds, then that would explain the qty discrepancy; that thought occurred to me after John's previous post, but I had no Firebird information.

Does anyone have any idea how Norwood coordinated production of Camaros and Firebirds simultaneously?  ie..  intermixed..  or run firebirds for a day or more then Camaros??  or?   If we have no factual information for how that was done, then the uniform distribution of Camaro builds across the production days of the month would still provide the best estimation for a specific production date.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 11, 2014, 10:57:29 PM
Darrell,

Nice job so far...   Smiley   just remember....  clean and preserve..  don't destroy or coverup..  Smiley

1) I'm glad you were able to bring out the VIN on the block; I thought you'd be able to with the engine out of the car.
2) Great job on the drive shaft...  I wish I'd taken as much car with mine...  Sad
3) The MC has a cast date (Julian date) on the opposite side from the 'xxxx309' PN.. see how closely that jives with the mid March dates of your other parts..  The booster also has a Julian date on the opposite side of the tab from the 9204 stamp.
4)  Don't worry about the bolt markings for bolts that are still installed; just remember to bag/detail label them when you remove them for cleaning.  Lots of bolt mfgs were used, but it will give you a great deal of satisfaction to be able to put them back in the same locations they came from.. Smiley

For removing rust - Evaporust and/or Metal Rescue..  for preserving bare metal parts - Boeshield (avail thru Sears)..

Gary
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 11, 2014, 02:36:04 PM
I tried to match the emblem on John Z's Car. See his attached pic.

I see what you mean about centered on the stripe from the pic of the orange Z above. Are the standard and RS grilles in the same relationship as far as the square openings are concerned? My striping and the orange Z's appear to be close to the same?

I don't have two grills (RS and non RS) to compare, but I'm beginning to think the square opening aren't the same (ie. the egg crate openings have different dimensions between the two grills).     I think if you go back to 'centering under the stripe'..   you'd be best off.    Isn't JohnZ's emblem centered under his stripe?
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: August 11, 2014, 11:09:21 AM
John, 

I've read where you said that before, and I'm not doubting you..  I'm just using the data (by month) that CRG provides us.

For the 912/day to be true... the month end totals would have to be off by *several weeks of production* if true.... and there would have had to be a LONG shut-down time that summer of '69 before they resumed production...??    I recall reading in some car mags back in 69, that salaried employees ran production for awhile.. during an 'hourly' hold out or ??  and if so, their production rate would have surely been less...    Can you shed any light on that?
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 11, 2014, 09:38:12 AM
So is my Z/28 grille emblem in the correct location now? If it is, I had to use a pic of another car to get right. Not as simple as one would think.


Jim, it looks 'slightly to the right' to me.. not exactly centered under the stripe...?   It's hard to tell, but it appears that it's between two verticals, rather than astraddle the 3rd verticle??
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: OT- Barn Find: 200 Vintage Cars from Old Chevy Dealer up for Auction on: August 10, 2014, 12:26:44 PM
the list includes some interesting cars but no camaros that I noticed..
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 10, 2014, 12:18:09 PM
Danny, what part of the head are you finding those stamps? (the '0' and the '6')??   Can you take another photo or two with a wider field to show where they are?
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors on: August 10, 2014, 12:15:21 PM
As Charley suggested, in the past I've tweeked the bracket to get the door to close the last 1/4 inch.
Before I took the car apart to paint it both doors shut perfectly. I hate to tweak an original part to make the door fit....at this point anyway. But may end up doing just that.

have you tried loosening all the relevant fasteners.. making sure it opens/closes easily, then carefully snugging them back ??
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HELP!! I need info regarding original exhaust DB level!! on: August 09, 2014, 02:02:47 PM
Well.. I think I  see their point as well..   a flowmaster muffler is NOT the same as the replacement muffler.  I, as most car guys do, LOVE the sound of a flowmaster and it's deep tone, but for the noise Nazis..   it's going to be too loud.   

If you need to get by the ticket/problem, just buy a replacement type muffler and put it on.. and be done with it.   For the period between Dec/Jan and May or June?   the  '2 in-2 out' muffler was the only muffling element in the system.   DR has a complete exhaust system which is a decently-priced replacement system, made to GM specs, and should address the legal issues as well.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 09, 2014, 12:12:16 PM
The heads and Carb numbers.  Also the drive shaft with the stripes.  Again..anyone have answers about the stripes around the drive shaft ?

I have no data on driveshaft stripes, but I think Bryon Miller is collecting that data, and if yours is the original .. I'm sure he would love to have your input..  Look up driveshaft cleaning and preserving (use a chemical rust remover) and do not sand, abrade, or repaint... *S*   get it clean, and then clear over it to preserve it...
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