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301  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '69 Quad Carb, correct linkage on: July 26, 2011, 06:27:40 PM
First check out this link to see if the throttle rod you have matches this one....
The Gm parts manual shows that the correct part number for the throttle rod is #3923539 and this Heartbeat City description states that their rod is an exact reproduction.

For the connection of the return spring....see the Heartbeat City description also.  If you don't have this AIM as they shows the return spring is connected to a separate bracket, part #3930791, that is bolted on top of the coil mounting bracket base.
302  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 302 Rocker Arm Nuts on: July 22, 2011, 04:04:36 PM
can't see them under the valve cover so I would not lose sleep over it. I would assume they used both designs.
Just to show you how this could be true about using both designs....I have an original '68 Z28 and the engine has different exhaust manifold bolts on different sides of the engine.  Apparently the bolt bins on each side of the engine had different bolts in them and the assembler installed whatever was in the bolt bin.  I also have seen different bolt numbers installed on the body assembly other than the ones called for in the AIM.  So either the bolt bins had the wrong bolts in them or the assembler installed whatever he grabbed out of the bin, regardless of the number.  Forrest would say "Life is like a box of never know what you are going to get".  I think that might describe the assembly line at times.   Roll Eyes
303  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Radiator support seal L48 A/C on: June 29, 2011, 11:53:31 PM
See this link.....  Look on page 159 for B-10702...this is the  clip that holds the weatherstripping to the radiator support.
304  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Last 1969 convertible on: June 13, 2011, 04:19:19 PM
What about the dual exhaust....not on the window sticker and I don't think that a 307 came standard with dual exhaust.  Am I wrong?
305  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 kickdown lever on: June 07, 2011, 09:03:43 AM
1969 AIM of the kickdown......

306  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 kickdown lever on: June 06, 2011, 08:01:49 PM
My 1969 P & A Catalog states that the 3924412 fits 1968-1969/ALL  TH400.  No mention of any differences for the carb.
307  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: front spoiler on: May 28, 2011, 10:53:28 AM
My 07C '68 had the same scenario......when I got the car in 1972 the spoiler had already been torn off and there were pieces of the plastic under the screws.  The screws were hex head machine screws with hex nut/captive washers on the backside.  The holes in the valence were clean signs of threads left by self tapping screws.
308  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chevy orange engine paint on: May 27, 2011, 11:50:55 PM

This is exactly the detail I was looking for. Thanks for the Lucas link!

Why don't you look at this link.....
It is the menu of the gallery of photos by Lucas Restoration showing numerous cars that they have restored or currently in the process of restoring.  The car that I am currently taking these photos from is the one entitled Keith's RS/SS. There are 5 albums on this car and look at them all to see the before and after photos.

Very good work that these guys do and the photos do show that.

BTW....I'm sure that the engine and sub frame work was done by Jerry Mc...he usually this work for them.
309  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chevy orange engine paint on: May 27, 2011, 11:35:57 PM
I know there are a few threads on this same topic but they seem to be scattered & hard to trace.  Does anyone have detailed pics of a completed small block (350) they would care to share? I am looking for detail on what should and shouldn't be painted.
Check out this link for Lucas Restoration as they present some photos of a 350 engine that has been restored....there are a lot of photos but look through them until you reach the engine and front subframe section.

The photo of the engine in this quote is not quite the original paint job....this is actually a photo of the engine showing a quick and dirty paint job using a rattle can and I think the the engine was even in the car at the time of the painting.  This photo was taken before the restoration and during the tear down phase.
310  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Under Cowl Panel Paint on: May 01, 2011, 11:05:06 AM's a Norwood.  Sure looks like a tape masking job to me.  On the passenger side you can see some underspray of the cowl black paint underneath the masking tape line.
311  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: correct stock piston for 69 Z28 on: April 29, 2011, 02:43:34 PM
For the technically correct piston..... This link is to the NHRA approved piston list for the stock classes.

Scroll down to the 302ci engine under the Chevrolet section and it will show the manufacturer and their piston also shows the stock specs for the pistons.

The TRW L2210AF is close but they are machined for the wrong size rings.
312  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Under Cowl Panel Paint on: April 27, 2011, 02:28:01 PM
A couple of cowl shots of my original 07C Z28.....

     This is the driver side showing the masked off area between the body color (white) and the cowl color (black)
     This is the passenger side showing the masked off area.
313  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car on: April 18, 2011, 04:54:51 PM
Original 1968 Z28, Norwood, 07C, 50 inches (or darn close), staggered yoke alignment, orange and white stripes (13 inches from centerline of yoke to center between the two stripes), attachment looks like u-bolts that are flattened where they go around the u-joint.
314  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68' Z/28 on ebay for 45K on: April 14, 2011, 04:53:40 PM
My car is not a Z. It's an L48 7A with 6/26 engine stamp. Maybe the Z's had a different rhythm.
Thanx guys I will do some more research. I was under the assumption that Norwood built cars should have about 7 to 10 days between the build date you mentioned, Engine and Car. Cause they didn't have to take the train ride out West... Correct??

 Maybe I could be wrong, it doesn't happen often, but could be.. JUST kidding.....Danny
I seen some discussion that the 302 engines had a longer lag time than the run of the mill engines.  Maybe someone else has more info on lag JohnZ.
315  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68' Z/28 on ebay for 45K on: April 14, 2011, 12:00:57 PM
Still hard to tell Danny. If you are interested in the car have the seller forward you another pic of the engine pad including any other details that would make you comfortable. Stress to him that the pic on EBay is out of focus... as for the POP all the important info was cropped or left out of the pic.
X2..... That's what I was thinking also...would like to see the engine info on the POP as well as a better photo of the pad stamping.  The engine build date is awful close to the car build date (one week).  My 07c Z28 has an engine build date of 06-19 (one month prior to my car build date).  This car has a VIN of over 4,600 prior to my VIN, yet the engine build date is three weeks after my engine build date (one week prior to this car build date).  Could be a fluke here but it still looks Danny states.
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