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226  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: anatomy of a basket case on: January 03, 2012, 04:52:01 PM
Interesting. So only the early SS 350's had the "SS-350" Gas cap. A friend had one back in the 70's with that cap, so it must have been an early car.

Jimmy V.

Correct, also the center grille badge.  I'm not sure if it also carried over to the center cap on standard steering wheels.
227  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: anatomy of a basket case on: January 03, 2012, 11:39:59 AM
I read somewhere the early SS's, (before BB's started in late Dec.) only had the SS Emblem front and rear.  They started the SS 350 Emblem sometime after the BB cars went into production.

You are correct Mike. HERE'S where you read it.

At this time, the only SS was the SS-350 model, and the badges on the car read "SS-350". When the SS-396 was introduced in January 1967, the badges were changed for all SS models to read "SS".


Ed, isn't what Mike asked totally opposite of actual 67 "SS 350" badging and thus incorrect? (early ones used it, once BBs introduced all the SS models used same "SS" fuel cap and grille emblem)
228  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: anatomy of a basket case on: January 02, 2012, 08:00:21 PM
Did it have the SS 350 fuel cap?
229  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: anatomy of a basket case on: January 02, 2012, 05:55:06 PM
Looks like red showing through, under the blue steering wheel?  I need to start going to yard sales if they have rear foldowns for sale!
230  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ?Fake POP? on: January 01, 2012, 09:10:50 PM
That address is in Sharonville, roughly 10 miles north of Norwood and just inside the 275 beltway.  Looks like a large industrial type building or warehouse with numerous bay doors.  Hard to tell age but not a new structure.  The company there now is Nisbett Brower, looks like they're in construction or architecture, building industry etc.  Number is 513-563-1111, maybe they know the building's history.

I googled the Covington KY white pages and got a Daniel R Dilts, 1207 Sunset Road, Covington KY 41011, (859) 261-0385, age 60-64 but who knows how accurate that is.  Looks like a stone's throw from the original address, and just across the Ohio River from Cincy.  Sometimes you get lucky  Smiley  
231  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro Deck Lid Luggage Rack and its Accessory Ski Rack on: December 13, 2011, 11:04:17 AM
Re question 3 - In the past year I've seen 2, maybe 3 NOS accessory ski racks listed on eBay.  Can't recall the sell price, likely several hundred dollars.  NOS luggage racks go for around $1200 on ebay dependent on whether all the parts are there.  They also show up a few times a year.  I'll see if I captured any pics which show the part number on the box.  I've no idea on the correct part numbers by year and application.
232  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Clean again after 43 years on: December 08, 2011, 11:21:22 PM
Here's an older thread, usually it's an X66 behind the rear seat to match the Norwood "X" code on the trim tag for SS396.  Maybe they got a little lax since the two digits are always the same, or it was at the beginning of their use.

Here's "X" codes explained
233  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay BBC SS/RS car LOS cowl tag on: November 15, 2011, 01:19:54 PM
Do we know how many production days were in a week? Was it Monday thru Friday, Were car assembled on Saturdays and Sundays?

Here's an old thread, Monday through Friday, two 8 hour shifts.  You can also use the advanced search and learn about related things like scheduled plant holidays, effects of strikes, etc.  I think it was mentioned in another thread that in certain circumstances they would schedule Saturday work, but it was generally not a common practice.

Here's another thread for you:

234  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhasut Manifold bolt washers on: November 08, 2011, 07:29:49 PM
The middle ports did not have washers under the bolts.  The outer/end ports of the manifolds got the thick spacer washer, then a french lock, then the bolt.  The tabs on the french lock were bent over the bolt hex head to prevent loosening.  The order is important because you cannot properly bend the locks if the washer is in between it and the hex bolt head.

Here's pics of both the thick washers and french locks for SBC and BBs.  Factory locks were steel, most repops are stainless.

I can't recall exactly, but if you start adding a/c brackets etc to the manifolds you need to check your AIM to see if the french lock was still used or left off.
235  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VIN Number Question on: November 03, 2011, 10:41:43 AM
You can check out colors here, enter make and year next to the red arrow and the PPG paint chip sheet with codes will be displayed.  Just look for the same code under the various makes.

236  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VIN Number Question on: November 03, 2011, 10:00:59 AM
Is Burnished Brown the same color as Cappuccino on the 69 Pontiacs? I had a 69 GTO with the Cappuccino Brown and It was very nice.

Appears to be the same as 69 Pontiac Expresso Brown.  Didn't see a standard Cappuccino color for 69 Pontiac, Buick used the Burnished Brown name and Olds used Sable.  Cadillac did not use that color in 69.
237  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: what is unique or special about the 1111480 distributor? on: October 27, 2011, 12:50:08 PM
For a distributor you should be looking at engine assembly date, at least a week prior according to JohnZ on this older thread:

If you have a 1111168 (67 L48) in your car now, those are fairly rare and bring decent money to someone looking for a particular date. 
238  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro RS SS Convertible on: October 27, 2011, 08:42:49 AM
It'll only have decent worth to someone looking for that particular date range for a 67 Camaro "back to original" resto.  You could go over to the Team Camaro site and put a free ad in the classifieds, listing the casting dates and engine plant stamp.  Since the 327s didn't have the partial VIN stamp I'm not sure if it could be listed in the 67 Orphans section on this site. 
239  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 67 interior color - red on: October 24, 2011, 09:24:25 PM
PM sent.
240  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 RS Vert > QUESTION - OPINIONS on: October 21, 2011, 09:29:32 AM
There seems to be an awful lot of pitting in that pic of the RH lower control arm and x member.  Pretty rusty faceplate screws in the speedo shot, lack of any documentation, wear on the console and missing rear ashtray cover, etc.  It's just not passing the "smell test" for an original 13k car at this point.  Then there's the incorrect resto details.  What's the RPO for a body color matching 'vert top frame?       
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