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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 20th Anniversary of the NCM opening on: August 29, 2014, 07:24:08 AM
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17  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 300 HP 350 block 19N552258 T1120HA on: July 27, 2014, 04:24:26 PM
I believe the casting number should be 3932388.  My engine was also built in Tonawanda on 1120 except it is an HB (automatic).  My vin is very close to that one.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Trim Tag D80 question on: July 12, 2014, 07:50:22 AM
I have an 11D L48 (RS/SS convertible) with factory spoilers. There are no X or option codes on my trim plate.  It is my understanding that D80 would not be on a trim tag before the second week of December, which was when the X codes first appeared.  Here is my tag.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 camaro wiper motor on: July 01, 2014, 05:22:09 PM
That reminds me of a story of back when I was a Tech for a Chevy dealer in the early 70's.  I had a car that wouldn't pump fluid. First I tried a repair kit (which worked a lot of the time), but not this time.  So, I went to the parts window and asked the manager if he could get me the 'o' ring on the piston in the pump.  He looked at me and with a straight face said, "sure, I have a whole shelf full of them".  I told him I needed one and he brought me a box.  I opened the box and inside was a washer pump.  I told him all I wanted was the 'o' ring. at which point he looked at me and said "only way it comes".  That was 40 years ago ............ surely someone must make them now .............. maybe?
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Original Starters - 67 L6, 68 SS350, and 69 SS350 autos on: June 16, 2014, 09:34:42 PM
My 1969 SS/RS 350 (L48) is a Turbo-350 automatic car built 11D (68) VIN puts it around December 6.  153 tooth flywheel and 1108420 starter.  Starter was probably replaced under warranty???  Here it is after I rebuilt it.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Carb Spring Bracket finish for 1969 L48 on: June 14, 2014, 10:33:53 PM
I need input from you all again.  I would like to know the finish on the carb. return spring bracket that mounts at the coil on a 1969 L48 engine.  This bracket is shown in the 1969 Assembly Manual under UPC L48 A3.  My bracket is currently painted orange, but I don't think that that is correct.  Since the bracket is shown in the assembly manual with a part # 3930791, it was added to the engine on the assembly line, so therefore I believe orange is wrong.  Am I correct in assuming the the bracket was painted black, or phosphated either light grey, dark grey, or black?  Also, what color was the carb. return spring? Was it light brown as Heartbeat City suggests? Or was it some other color. Your help will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / RS Headlight Vacuum Hoses on: June 09, 2014, 07:38:25 PM
Hey guys, I am now in the process of restoring my RS headlight vacuum hoses.  I am looking for some help in deciding to try to clean up and restore my hoses, or to buy reproduction.  The reproduction hoses I have seen have several problems with them.  First, the large size hoses only have 3 ribs on them not 5 like my originals. Second, the diameters are off.  They are a bit small.  My original check valve has Trico logo on it and the filter has AC on it.  I have found the AC filters, but not the Trico check valve.  The reproduction tie straps used on the hoses do not have enough lock ridges on them and are too hard (my originals are softer, almost rubbery).  The reproduction straps also have an extra knob on them about an inch or so from the slotted end.  These incorrect straps appear to be the same as the ones AMK sells.  Now for the questions.  First, does anyone make a hose set that is like the originals (or very close).  Second, I am posting a picture of my hoses, are they able to be restored?  If so, what process is needed to bring them back to life?  Thanks for listening, any help will be greatly appreciated. 
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fan shroud on: June 07, 2014, 09:49:08 PM
Well, it took me longer to get back to the shroud than I figured, but that's about par for the course.  Anyways, I scrubbed and washed and scrubbed some more and most of the shroud cleaned up except for the top surface.  The surface had a different look to it so I took some lacquer thinner and applied some to a small area on a rag.  Yep, that was it, the top surface had been painted black.  Got it all cleaned off with the lacquer thinner and it looks pretty good now.  It has a couple of scrapes and some very faint writing, but overall looks almost new.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Master cylinder cover on: May 15, 2014, 09:57:00 PM
My early 1969 11D (68) SS/RS was born with the same cap that  ko-lek-tor has posted.  I believe the caps were an early vs. late thing.  Can't swear to a changeover date, but, I know mine is original.

25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fan shroud on: May 15, 2014, 09:43:27 PM
Thanks a lot guys, much appreciated.  I will work on that this weekend and let you know how it turned out.

26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Fan shroud on: May 14, 2014, 10:08:42 PM
I am at the point in the restoration of my car that I need some input from you.  My fan shroud looks a little rough.  There is no damage to the plastic, but, it just looks dull and dirty and has some writing on it.  I just had my radiator restored with a new core w/proper upper and lower header bars, using the original tanks and brackets. The full gloss paint looks really good and I would hate to put a shabby looking shroud on it.  This is the original shroud and any suggestions from you guys would be greatly appreciated.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a good looking car! on: April 12, 2014, 01:01:25 AM
You guys got me questioning the orientation of the lower control arm bolts. I had reinstalled them according to the AIM, but went searching through my before pictures just to check........ guess what,  now I am going to turn them around.  woops.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is this tag real or fake? on: March 17, 2014, 07:21:02 PM
I love those Z's with power steering................ What, no automatic and air conditioning??
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Cleaning outside of TH350 case on: September 30, 2013, 07:22:06 PM
Thanks for the reply Indy.  Here are a few pictures of what is going on with my transmission.  First is a before picture, then I pressure washed it, and started soaking it with Purple Power. I have started scrubbing the left side with a brass bristle brush.  I need to scrub some more and then start on the right side. Progress is slow but sure.  Then I guess I etch the skin and then brighten it with the DX579 and DX501.   Right?
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Cleaning outside of TH350 case on: September 29, 2013, 12:05:12 AM
I need some ideas on how to clean my Turbo 350 transmission case.  I have read what I could find on the subject, but need more input.  The transmission is original to the car and had never been out until I removed it for restoration.  I blocked all the openings and pressure washed all the major grime and road dirt off of it. After 44 years, it was pretty filthy.  The case is still very dirty looking and stained. Some say that glass beading will clean it, but will leave the texture on the aluminum wrong.  One guy says to blast it with walnut shells. What did you guys with the top show cars do, or have done, to give your transmissions that just off the assembly line look? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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