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Originality / Re: Correct Spark Plugs for 1969 Z/28
« on: April 07, 2017, 05:48:55 AM »
Lloyd -

After Jerry MacNeish's finished the engine rebuild for my Z, I asked what the factory installed - he said R43, no suffix (ie - no N or any letters after the 43).

There appear to be several styles available. 
- 1 thin green band on top
- 4 thin green bands
- 1 thick green band on top with three thin green bands

I have not been able to determine which is factory installed.  However, Charley Lillard's 1970 Z28 page, under engine, has a few pics of the original plugs and are the first style, 1 thin green band.    But this is for a 1970 Z28.   So not sure if these were also used in 1969 Z's.

For my Z, I sourced both R44 (Jerry recommends these for driving) and R43's in case I want to be technically correct.

Here's a few pics of the R43's:

Can I send you the pics of my high school era Camaro from 1982?   6 cyl, 4 speed car.  I of course don't own it anymore....

General Discussion / One oddly modified '69
« on: April 01, 2017, 04:16:43 AM »

Decoding/Numbers / Re: '68 Camaro RS on eBay w/6K Tac
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:57:09 PM »
Listing updated and claims to have the 15" wheel decal on the glove box door.  Nice color combo's as well - LeMans Blue/Deluxe Blue interior....

Decoding/Numbers / '68 Camaro RS on eBay w/6K Tac
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:52:46 PM »
Interesting.  Car is probably too far gone to determine what it could have been.  Manual trans car, 6K tac.  Old Z/28??

Originality / Re: Correct 69 drivers side mirror
« on: March 20, 2017, 04:04:49 AM »
I was able to source a nice NOS mirror Joyce Borrell.   They can restore mirrors as well.

Restoration / Re: Paint Color Question
« on: February 24, 2017, 04:23:33 PM »
@Mike & Tim - Thanks for the info.  Mine's silver too, but ah, I think I ah painted it silver ;-)   I'll have to figure out how to correct this.

Restoration / Re: Paint Color Question
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:57:02 PM »
> trunk lid catch (part that is attached to the trunk lid)
That is painted on a NOR car. Not painted on a LOS car.

I didn't know that either.   What is the correct finish for the trunk lid catch for LA/VAN Camaro's?

General Discussion / Re: Chassis Broadcast Sheet
« on: February 23, 2017, 09:30:38 PM »
I know the thread focused on NOR cars, but do we have any idea how often the Chassis Broadcast Copy has been found on first gen LA/VAN Nuys built Camaros?

Originality / Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« on: January 30, 2017, 06:07:10 AM »
Per the descriptions provided, pretty sure the bat tray off my Z is original.  '69, Van Nuys, 04B build.   73K original miles.

Gonna take some work/clean-up to make it look good though....

Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 40669 Fuel Pump - Correct Plating
« on: October 13, 2016, 05:50:41 PM »
Lloyd - as usual, great investigative work!    I checked the AC Fuel pump on my Z and it's a 40669 as well but I don't think it's original to the car - question though, how do you decode the date code?   

The code on mine is not that legible but none-the less, I have no idea how to decode it.  I did a search here and elsewhere and could not find any reference to decoding the fuel pump.    Appreciate any input on how to decode it.



Original Cars and Details / Details of a 68 RS Z/28
« on: August 16, 2016, 03:58:57 PM »
Stunning!  Can't wait to read more about this car and see more pics!!

Restoration / Re: Interior restoration
« on: August 15, 2016, 06:54:21 PM »
Well,  I can tell you my 69 Z28 is a factory console car and also has it's original split front carpet, with a piece of Velcro that holds the 2 halves together right above the console.

No Velcro on the carpet halves I pulled from my car, but could be a different supplier than who provided the carpet to your car.  Allen Industries out of Compton, CA was the supplier for the carpet in my car.

Two halves should make the carpet installation an easier job and permits installing the console first then carpet.

General Discussion / Re: Auto Writers
« on: August 15, 2016, 06:44:00 PM »
Here's the article in Motor Trend:

First Gen seem to be the top preference followed by early second gens.

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