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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct engine paint suggestions please! on: October 31, 2013, 09:13:36 PM
Jerry M rebuilt and restored the 302 for my Z.   He used Seymour paint.

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1100837 9 F 17 on: October 23, 2013, 02:34:49 PM
Just read your post on Yenkos.  Be very careful when searching for an 837 alternator.   From my experience last year hunting for one, 80%+ were re-stamps.   I had an expert (Jerry M) inspect each one I was considering and i was shocked how many were declared restamps.    And real ones are not cheap.   I did find a real one on eBay, but took months of looking.

Good luck with the hunt!
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Heater core - rebuild or buy new ??? on: October 22, 2013, 01:06:20 PM
I took my original heater core to a local radiator shop in San Diego this summer.   They pressure tested it and noted a potential leak area around the inlet/outlets.  They added some solder to those areas and re-tested confirming no leaks.  Not the prettiest looking, but completely hidden within the heater box so not too concerned.  Cost was like $75.   

Interestingly, the heater core date code is like 6-7 months before the build date of the car (68J vs 04B build date for car).   I thought I might have mixed it up with my Chevelle's core, but the heater cores are different, so virtually certain it is original to the car.

 

34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: am/fm radio repair on: October 16, 2013, 11:17:13 AM
What did this guy charge you for the radio resto job???    Don

It was very reasonable - in the $200 range.  I can't remember the exact amount.   Feel free to contact him and he'll provide a quote range over the phone.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: date codes on T3 lamps? on: September 25, 2013, 03:50:29 PM
OK.   that's what I confused with a 'date code'..  the code in the glass.    The two I bought in Charlotte, and the one I already had on my car had differing 'glass codes'..  and no stamped codes on back (already cleaned off I suppose)..

You're referring to these numbers/lettes at the top, correct?

36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: am/fm radio repair on: September 25, 2013, 10:34:10 AM
Hans, I am amazed how nice the radio turned out. Looks perfect. George

Thanks George!   Can't wait for the day the car is done and I can listen to some tunes getting drowned out by the 302 revving up!
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: am/fm radio repair on: September 24, 2013, 11:30:05 PM
Hans L, so is your radio dated February 3RD 1968?? ... Danny

I have no idea where there is a date code on the radio. Curious where it is.

Per the Chevelle Radio Tech site, http://www.chevelles.com/radiotech/69_72tags.html  it decodes as a '69 AM FM and is correct for a Camaro, if I interpet their decoding correctly.   I have not been able to find a site or place that tells where the date code is.  Clearly the ID tag on the restored version is a reproduction tag.   

From the Chevelle Site:

"Example: the correct model number for a 1969 Chevelle AM/FM pushbutton radio is: 91BFP1.



Using the decoding information from above, you might be confused by the "B" in the model number since "B" indicates "B-body" or in other words, a full-sized Chevy. So why is it correct for a Chevelle or mid-size "A-body" ?

The answer is some of the same audio equipment was shared among different Chevrolet vehicle lines. A full-size (or B-body) Chevy such as a 1969 Impala shared the same AM/FM mono radio with such vehicles as the Camaro and the Chevelle. To keep things simple and costs down, B-body radios such as the AM/FMs were often installed in other vehicles. "B" can also be thought of as the "default" radio to be installed when a vehicle line did not have its very own line of radios. In fact, many Chevrolet vehicles "borrowed" B-body audio equipment at different times in production."

38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 Power Brake Hose Bracket - Original? on: September 24, 2013, 03:14:34 PM
Had the original on my car re-plated in clear zinc.  Jerry M had it replated as part of the overall engine/trans restoration.


39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: date codes on T3 lamps? on: September 24, 2013, 01:26:14 PM
For reference, here's what the stamp looks like (this one is from my '69 04B VN built Camaro) - original to the car.  I have both if more pics are desired.

40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: am/fm radio repair on: September 24, 2013, 10:39:43 AM
After restoration (Completed March of 2013):









41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: am/fm radio repair on: September 24, 2013, 10:36:59 AM
Here's some before:







42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: am/fm radio repair on: September 24, 2013, 10:04:47 AM
I've had two radios restored by this guy:

Joe Vijil
1833 C Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Phone 626 264-7233
perfectradio@roadrunner.com

First radio was for my Chevelle - basic AM.
The other is an AM FM Mono for my Camaro.

I've been extremely satisfied by the quality of his restorations and attention to detail.

I'll post some before - after pics after I upload them to Photobucket.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drive Shaft Restoration on: August 28, 2013, 09:39:54 AM
I used the Evaporust in a 5" PVC tube method to clean up my drive shaft and was amazed at the results. I soaked it for 2 days and rinsed with scotch-brite pad.
Thanks CRG members. Finished pictures & before.  George.

Indeed.  Looks fantastic.   Now I'm gonna have to try this!  One of the last components I still need to restore before putting the whole car back together.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 27, 2013, 12:10:58 PM
I converted the MS PPT file to a MS Word Doc.   See attached.     Feel free to use for your restorations as needed.

I printed the tag out on both glossy and standard Avery labels.   Not absolutely sure which version to use, but leaning towards the glossy version.   I'll post pics tonight of the two versions printed.   Takes a steady hand to cut 'em out!
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 27, 2013, 12:01:50 PM
Hans,

I mentioned this before, but I thought I had better post this so you can complete your restoration of the column tag(s) - there is a green tag, same overall length and width, just above the firewall boot and below the backup switch as pictured. No printing of any kind visible on the surface, only a bright Rally Green colored tag as shown in the attached pics. Obviously an assembly reference tag of some sort - probably to give a reference to boot placement or column installation position ? You might as well get it completely right when you've gone this far with details. Incidentally, this column has been out of the car since it was disassembled and stored in 1980 -

Regards,
Steve

Very interesting.   Would be pretty easy to replicate as well.    I don't remember seeing any trace of this tag on my column.  I'll double check pictures I took.   Really appreciate it!
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