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General Discussion / Re: 1969 space saver spare hook mount location?
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:40:59 PM »
My 1969 car is an early car, 11D of 1968.  The AIM UPC -10 is for a full sized spare, not space saver.  The AIM picture for convertible with N65 (space saver spare top of page 407) is very close to my original Jacking Instructions in the above picture.

Right, see it now.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 space saver spare hook mount location?
« on: January 17, 2018, 01:37:47 PM »
abiddle,  My car is a convertible, so the position of the jack may be different in a coupe. The jack in your picture seems to be positioned too low.  Here is a picture of my original spare decal. 

Coupe is different mast position from either of the Convert diagrams.  Coupe is at an angle.  OP - The space saver spare tire/jack stowage instruction decal is different than than the regular full size spare instruction decal. See UPC N65.

BTW - The AIM UPC-10 for a convert jack stowage looks rather different than your picture.  Maybe your sticker is early vs AIM being late?

Maintenance / Re: '69 Camaro SS convertible heater core replacement
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:33:27 PM »
When in doubt, read the Chassis Service Manual!! In this case, start on page 1A-4 "AIR DISTRIBUTOR DUCT AND CORE - ALL VEHICLES (Fig 6)"

It has pictures and everything!!!


Yep, I know the "drill".  The manual says to destroy the inacessable stud and replace it with a modified replacement setup.  Your call.

Maintenance / Re: '69 Camaro SS convertible heater core replacement
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:47:24 PM »
He needs to get the box off first.  Fasteners are on engine bay side.  How else would you do it? 

Maintenance / Re: '69 Camaro SS convertible heater core replacement
« on: January 10, 2018, 01:43:36 PM »
Unbolt the outer fender to inner fender bolts. Unbolt the lower rocker panel fender bolt. Push outer fender away and insert a piece of 2x4 to hold it open while you r&r the core. I had the water connections loaded up on brazing rod a lot to make it last a long time and it has not needed any attention in the last 30+ years. :)

I would look hard at that driver side rear exhaust hangar reinforcement plate.

General Discussion / Re: Billboard Z
« on: December 15, 2017, 05:11:16 PM »
Bill, I wonder if that grill emblem has been in the wrong spot, since the 60's.... ;D

....Oh yes you did!  -HA!

Garage Talk / Re: 2018 Camaro is Hugger Orange back?
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:36:36 PM »
It looks cool to me.  Its the color of the hot wheels track. Not really Hugger orange at all. 

Real '69 hugger orange was actually much closer to a red.  Not a "bright pumpkin" like you see on so many (incorrect) '69 Camaros today.  The exact same color paint was being used on Pontiac's in '69 and they called it "Carousel Red".

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:21:45 PM »
I get what your saying Kurt, but as William stated, if parts were needed from stores, they could have been taken due to a shortage and ended up on, or in a car.
The system was designed to mount and deliver a set of 5. All 5 wheels would have undergone the same processing, no matter how they arrived at the plant. All five would be from the same source, either service or OEM supplier because they would be pulling from the same bin.
In all these years, I've never seen a documented service part installed at the factory. I've seen drivetrain parts that were reworked and then factory installed, but even most of those were reworked and sent out as service parts.

I own a 1980 Corvette that possibly had a factory rework on the engine before it left the plant.  It has ".009" undersized crank bearings.  I have never seen that size available anywhere in the aftermarket. Last 2 weeks of the run for the year and last year for that L-82.  Probably did not have any spare engines to drop in so they had to rework it.  Could have been at the engine assembly but that seems unlikely to me.  Very difficult to document either way but I found it fascinating.  Has a (technically incorrect) GM air cleaner lid from a 1981 too.  Otherwise unmolested car.

Originality / Re: 1969 clock usage
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:03:37 PM »
A few years ago I got to spend some time examining N500003, probably the 1st '69 Z/28. The dash cluster was hand-made. Never had a body tag; has a '68 style floor pan. Hope to see it again with a lot more lighting.

Obviously a Pilot Car, hard to believe Chevy sold it.

That car would keep me up at night. So cool.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: October 18, 2017, 04:22:50 PM »
Keep in mind, just because it "could have" happened does not mean it ever did. Even if it really did happen, the normative practice standard is hard to get over considering that you may never be able to document it.  It would be "technically incorrect" and the wheel would need to be painted per normative practice in order to be "correct".

General Discussion / Re: Is This Car All It's Made Out To Be?
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:33:46 PM »
NICE ....but I would have to move that grill emblem down a bit.   ;)

General Discussion / Re: "DZ" grease pencil mark
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:50:01 PM »
The sides of the block grease pencil marks are certainly legit and they did last.  There were several other marks that I do not know the meaning of on blocks. I have seen marks on other untouched examples.  That is how the line knew what parts to put in there.

Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Water Pump Pulley Real or Repro
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:11:55 PM »
Where did you get it? :)

General Discussion / Re: sprial piston locks
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:47:13 PM »
Do not reuse them. 

Assuming standard sized grooves designed for single retainers....Insert just the tail and work it around down into the groove.  it will not rotate.  Sharper of the 2 edges faces out while smoother edge goes toward pin.

MUCH harder to get them out of the grooves.

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