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Originality / Re: Rear Axle Brake Line Clip PN# 3956700
« on: June 15, 2018, 03:52:42 PM »
Lloyd - Well, I tried a bunch of different angles, including the Dykem dyes (too dark, didn't stain well).  I called various platters, no luck.  I tried reproductions (color way off and the clips aren't even close).   Finally, I went into a Hobby/Craft store and they had Testors 1257 Translucent Blue.  Intended to paint model airplane cockpit I said, what the heck and gave it a try.    I just dusted the clips with the spray paint and found it to be visually pretty close.   So that's what I ended up doing.  Not factory correct, but optically, I'm reasonably pleased - though ideally I would have preferred a true translucent metal dye.   Let us know if you find a better option!

Here's a comparison:

All the clips, based my observations of the color after cleaning - some clear zinc, some yellow zinc, some black zinc, and finally translucent blue


Originality / Re: Rear Axle Brake Line Clip PN# 3956700
« on: June 15, 2018, 04:03:57 AM »
Hans, Iím reasonably confident based on the evidence that my diff and the rear brake lines had never been apart or serviced and therefore assembly-line original. The blue dyed brake line clip used appears to be one of 4 variants posted here.  Is it possible the diff-specific clip (per yours) and standard in-line brake clips were interchangeably used? Would sure like to see more original examples.

Agree.  I see no reason to believe its not original, especially since the other brake line clips are original.   My best guess, based on #17 on the rear axle cutaway View C for the HD Axle drawing on page  65 of the AIM, is that for whatever reason there was a mid-year production change.  Unfortunately, in the notes block below where the #17 is referenced in the revision block, the actual date of the change is not legible.

Have you figured out yet a way to replicate the translucent blue dye on the brake line clips??

Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« on: June 15, 2018, 03:56:00 AM »
OK.  Correction!  Found a better image - how's this?  Again, these are back from 1990.  Original heater hoses.  04B Van Nuys Built.

Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:25:01 PM »
Pretty sure all of them have the inner fender clamp, but the alternator clamps I have seen hold both hoses, and it appears in your pic to be holding only 1?

Could be but it's a figure 8 style clip.  This the best pic I have so can't be sure.

Originality / Re: Rear Axle Brake Line Clip PN# 3956700
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:23:43 PM »
Here's the AIM section for reference - I can't make out the production date change in the notes block though

Originality / Re: Rear Axle Brake Line Clip PN# 3956700
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:13:49 PM »
Lloyd -

I checked the '69 AIM for the rear axle, page 65.  It appears there was a production change to the clip - see note "17".    Unfortunately, the copy quality of the AIM is poor and I can't make out the date when the change happened.   I also checked the '68 AIM, but I couldn't quite make out the clip used but something definitely changed between '68 and '69 as the engineering drawings changed.

So it's very likely the clip on your rear axle is the original production clip which appears to be the same as the other translucent blue brake line clips.


Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:17:42 PM »
Here's a picture back from 1990 of my Z/28 - it has the original heater hoses.   Note both metal clamps - on the alternator and on the inner fender.  04B Van Nuys Built.

Originality / Re: Rear Axle Brake Line Clip PN# 3956700
« on: June 07, 2018, 02:31:32 PM »
Joe -

04B.  LA  (Van Nuys) built.


Originality / Re: Rear Axle Brake Line Clip PN# 3956700
« on: June 07, 2018, 05:24:26 AM »
Here's some more Lloyd -

As found during clean-up and disassembly:

Close-up of bracket before cleaning.  My assumption was it was either natural or clear zinc but it might have been painted or had overspray on it.   I went with natural for the restoration.

You can sorta see the stampings on this pic

Restored & Installed:

Originality / Re: Rear Axle Brake Line Clip PN# 3956700
« on: June 06, 2018, 10:30:08 PM »
Lloyd -

Is this the clip you're referring to?  Note the stampings. 

I don't have an axle picture stored in Photobucket yet - I'll load some up tonight with it installed and confirm its the right clip. 

General Discussion / Re: Sweet looking 69 BB car for sale
« on: January 03, 2018, 05:12:56 AM »
The new owner has posted the car on Instagram a few times.   Goes by "mattksax" on Instagram.   Has some more pics and video of the car running.

General Discussion / Re: Sweet looking 69 BB car for sale
« on: December 10, 2017, 04:56:00 AM »
Just hit $47K on eBay.    Ouch.

I complained to Photobucket last month about the change/charge for third-party hosting.  They understood my situation and granted me Third-Party hosting rights at my current yearly subscription rate (less than $40/yr).   

Hope they start to understand most are not going to pay $399/yr for Third Party Hosting. 

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: problems...BIG time!
« on: November 11, 2017, 06:21:18 PM »
Good news - I sent Photobucket an email stating my disappointment with their new policy regarding 3rd party hosting and the new exorbitant fees - here's their response:
Moss (Photobucket Support)
Nov 9, 3:00 PM MST

Hello Hans,

Thank you for reaching out to us about this. In regards to the email you received, we have decided to make an exception for your account. You will be able to stay on your current Plus 20 subscription and will not need to upgrade your account at this time.

As stated in our current Terms of Use, you will continue to be grandfathered into 3rd Party Hosting capabilities until the end of December 2018 or when your subscription ends in 2019, whichever comes last.

We apologize for the confusion and any inconvenience this may have caused. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this.


and the email I sent:

Sebastian -

This is extremely disappointing news as it appears in order to retain "3rd Party Hosting" feature, my annual fees will increase from $35/yr to $399 - that's insane!!   I barely use 20GB of storage and I use "3rd Party Hosting" for less than 50 images per year on hobbyist forums (like   I do not use it for any commercial or revenue generating purposes at all.

What options do I have?  Can Photobucket create a new plan that limits the number of images that can be classified as "3rd Party Hosting"?

If not, I'll need to seek a more affordable, competitive alternative.   Again, this is very disappointing and this feels like extortion by Photobucket.

Please advise what options other than the Plus 500 you can offer.


Hans Littooy
San Diego, CA

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: problems...BIG time!
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:56:19 PM »
Thanks hggr69!   I'll check them out.  Yeah, I agree - if Photobucket doesn't change their policy on 3rd policy hosting, they will become a niche player at best. 

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