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286  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Prestone Brake Clean Parts Cleaner on: December 01, 2010, 11:28:21 AM
There's a few AutoZone's in Maryland - Frederick, Silver Spring, Laurel etc.  If you go to their website you can run a store locator that gives each store's phone #.  I was surprised Advance Auto doesn't carry it, as they have most other Prestone products.

287  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: D80 Rear Spoiler Dealer Install? on: November 11, 2010, 10:23:06 AM
I read somewhere in another thread that the deck lid was stamped at the factory. If this is correct can you tell me where the stamp is located and if this stamp dates the lid? Again...its a 12A Van Nuys build.

Thanks John

288  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: SB Balancers are they ?? on: October 29, 2010, 03:20:53 PM
I believe, for 67 at least, the 350 and 302 were the only Camaro SBC applications that used the bigger 8 inch balancer.  Can't recall if the same part number.

Update - I did find an older thread that talked about 302 balancers where Jerry M said that the 350ci 8 inch was narrower than the 302.  Forgot to copy the URL.    
289  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 rs-ss on: October 28, 2010, 02:54:49 PM
That TT counterfeiter must have been a slacker - he could have included a couple more possible options  Wink
290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 center dash panel on: October 07, 2010, 08:52:20 AM
Woodgrain was not used on any 67 Camaros
291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Bumper Jack Stoage Brackets on: October 06, 2010, 10:44:45 AM
^^^ After looking further, it seems that pic shows the hold down location for a full size coupe spare. 
292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Bumper Jack Stoage Brackets on: October 05, 2010, 04:14:18 PM
This was over on the TC site, under the Specialty-Convertibles section:

The third entry down has a good photo.  Based on what's shown in the AIM I believe this is where the bracket is welded for a space saver.  Not sure if any differences between coupe and ragtop, or 67 vs 68 vs 69, or Camaro vs Firebird.  For a full size spare, I believe the bracket would be welded where you see the four dimples closer to the rear of the car, about half way up the right side of the pic.

There's also those other dimples up near this space saver bracket.  Were those ever used for welding in a bracket for the jack?     
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Gas tank date question. on: September 17, 2010, 04:37:26 PM
Unfortunately, more than a couple of us probably replaced our 67 tanks and tossed the original without even thinking about a date stamp. 
294  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / Re: 18N348165 Powerglide on: September 13, 2010, 11:30:59 PM
Update -  I looked closer at the stamp today and realized the pad has been evenly filed or ground down at some point, and the font looks a little small, so it was restamped at some point.  This unit has been in my 67 since mid 1980s when I bought it, so I doubt the work of counterfeiters.  I think the partial matches up with the pan date-wise, so possibly it was restamped at the factory?  Don't know if anyone would bother stamping a rebuild.  Anyway, just wanted to point this out in case this info goes into a database. Maybe needs an asterisk and a footnote.      
295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Just Bought "Numbers Matching" 67 RS/SS, Did I Make A Mistake? on: September 13, 2010, 11:18:56 PM

One question I didnt ask before, if the engine is stamped at the car assembly plant, does this mean the partial VIN on the transmission might also be stamped at the same time? By the same stamper? Maybe I'll find the tranny to have the same issue, I'll post what I find.


If you look thru the CRG Reports to the article The First-Generation Camaro Assembly Process, it indicates that the engine pad and trans were both stamped in the same operation on the engine dress line.  You would assume that the same stamp gang from the engine was used on the trans, but JohnZ might confirm as he authored the article. 
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: flooding engine on: September 09, 2010, 10:16:31 AM
I'm trying to use steel core plugs so I don't have to tap the holes and get metal down the intake.  Dorman 1/2 was too large, 3/8 too small.  They also have a 7/16 and one slightly smaller size I'll try next.  Car is in storage a couple states away so I'm still shooting in the dark on this.  Good thing they're only about $4 a box. 
297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: AMK Products finish question on: September 09, 2010, 10:02:11 AM
This was somewhat discussed here:

So there could be a supplier (marking) difference depending on LOS or NOR.  Not sure how tight they were on fastener finish specs, but I suspect it was not an exact science and there could also be variations within a plant if a supplier had issues and was substituted or changed their product.  Probably the only way to be 100% sure is if you found the car immediately before and after yours, and they were both good survivors.  Unless you're going concours, I'd do the kits as Bob suggests.  Otherwise you'll go nuts second guessing and never get the car on the road and enjoy it.     
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Gas tank cleaning - need help on: September 08, 2010, 12:04:43 PM
I'm in the same boat, I have a 68 z/28 04A build that has been in storage for over 30 years. The gas tank is original and was pulled before storing the car. It is in very good shape with a little surface rust, but I can turn it upside down and shake it and debris falls out of the filler tube. I plan on using the original tank in my resto so I'm thinking about putting some pebbles or marbles in the tank and shaking it until no more debris falls out then rinse it out with kerosene. Good or bad idea?

I googled around before cleaning the small tank in my TR6 this summer, read where guys used gravel, chains, etc.  Braver men than I am.  I used lacquer thinner, dried, then hot soapy water and a brush.  There were small beige granules the thinner would not remove, that the water did.       
299  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / 18N348165 Powerglide on: September 08, 2010, 09:54:58 AM
I found this stamp on the Powerglide in my 67.  A little scraped up but I believe these are the correct numbers.  Knew I had the wrong tranny, didn't know it was a 68 Camaro unit until I recently pulled it for minor rebuild.  Passenger side pan stamp is T8S02D. 
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: flooding engine on: August 04, 2010, 09:46:32 AM
Just recalled there was also a similar discussion about that intake heat passage, which details the correct carb gasket/heat shield order.  Looks like it is often mistaken:
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