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286  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.      
287  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. 
288  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. 
289  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.     
290  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.       
291  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. 
292  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:
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: flooding engine on: July 31, 2010, 10:51:33 PM
This may be what you're looking for

294  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1967 - Orphans / Re: 12637 LOS 771 (11B Kxxx?) on: July 31, 2010, 05:53:57 PM
Originally it was black deluxe, black top, butternut yellow.  Sent scans of the sheets via email several days ago, left me know if you didn't receive them. 
295  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1967 - Orphans / 12637 LOS 771 (11B Kxxx?) on: July 17, 2010, 11:15:08 AM
Anyone know the whereabouts of this deluxe interior sport coupe?  I assume it would have to be be an 11B and around K250 (my car)

I have your L & R body inspection tickets.  Rediscovered them a couple weeks ago when going through my old docs.

I pulled these from under my rear seat about 25 years ago.  They were shoved in between seat bottom springs and the seat bottom as I recall.  Always thought they were mine until I looked closer.  Options are shown as (1) E 2S 3SK.  Left ticket just shows 3K.

My car is 12667 LOS 687.  Go figure.  Trash bins must have been full that day.   
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 67 CRANKCASE VENT TUBE (327ci) on: July 15, 2010, 10:38:19 PM
Looking at your photo you probably need L30 A3 page 279 as reference.  Gaskets etc should be the same though.  I found them at one of the Eckler online stores.  Their part # 564109.  You may be able to get just the gaskets from them, I needed this entire set.

297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 67 CRANKCASE VENT TUBE (327ci) on: July 15, 2010, 08:07:28 PM
If you have the AIM, look at K24 A2, or page 267 as penned in on my copy.

I believe the bolt goes thru a flat washer, then fiber washer, then thru the tube assy then another fiber washer on the bottom.  I recently bought a repop set and their fiber washers are black.  Had to buy from an early 60's Chevy parts vendoras a road draft tube hardware set.  You also may want to ensure you have the tin can looking vent under the intake, that connects to the same passage inside the rear of the block.

I found mine can't be installed until the engine is dropped in, as the rear lift shackle is in the way and will need to eventually come off.   
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 rally sport relay bracket on: July 07, 2010, 11:54:05 PM
I'll have to dig out old photos before it was restored.  Thought we replaced the RH fender, not the driver side.  One is original.  One cage nut could have been lost off the bracket at some point.  Odd though, looking at Z22 B7 it looks like they only show one screw 3855554.   
299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 V32 rear bumper guard on: July 07, 2010, 11:30:48 PM
FWIW both sides were the same - the #3 bolt with that captured thick/dished washer, nothing else.  The car was repainted (poorly, in a similar color) when I got it back in mid 80's so I'm not certain the bumper was ever off the car.  I noticed the washer on mine seems slightly larger in diameter than the 3872455 they show in the AMK catalog.  The bolt isn't all that long to start with, don't know if they'd have another washer underneath this or enough thread to accommodate one.
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What are these block stampings? on: July 07, 2010, 04:53:14 PM

Any idea if they identified the inspector, or something else like day of the week or what specific area was inspected or?   
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