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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: what carb/intake/air filter combo will fit under the SS hood of '67 with 396ci e on: April 19, 2015, 10:41:47 AM
I have a terrible 4150 Holley that I've rebuilt the last two years due to leaking all over after sitting over the winter. I have started the car. ended up with the intake covered in fuel. I wish to replace the carb and probably go ahead and change out the cast iron intake that was for the Quad Jet that came factory 396/325 with auto trans. just looking to see if you have any good combo's for the SS hood with big block including possible air filter fitments. I don't want to do a cowl hood. thanks, J.R. I also ask this over at Team Camaro.

I'm confused - how do you use a Holley 4150 with a cast iron intake for a Q-Jet?
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Who sells the correct '69 Z air cleaner decals? on: April 12, 2015, 10:15:56 AM
Sorry for my miss info on Eaton Detroit Springs. Not sure where I got that info.  At least they have the prints to make springs.  Who made springs for GM?

BTW, I called them and the person I spoke with had no clue about the correct loc of the spring tags, or spring color codes. I asked about what the print specs required but did not get a supportive response.

JohnZ,
Do you have contacts at Eaton who would look up this print info?

Thanks

If Eaton-Detroit doesn't have the info, there's a restoration supplier who makes EXACT reproduction Camaro multi-leaf springs (whose name escapes me for the moment); I'm sure he has the info.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamps on: April 10, 2015, 11:45:39 AM
Some parts like alternators received an ink stamp in addition to the hard stamp part number for fast ID @ 57 units per hour. However I doubt it was done on a machine like that. Probably they were tested at the end of the line and were hand-stamped when they passed.

The Delco-Remy alternator plant in Anderson, Indiana was the most highly automated plant in all of GM at the time - raw aluminum ingots and copper wire went in one end, and finished alternators came out the other end, at 1560 per hour (one every two seconds); imagine what it took to wind all that wire on all of those armatures/rotors and field coils at that volume.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Who sells the correct '69 Z air cleaner decals? on: April 04, 2015, 10:55:07 AM
Eaton Detroit Sping, Inc., one of the original OEMs to GM for leaf and coil springs, may be a resouce I'll also check for info on decal placement.

P.s. ESC's Rust Prevention Magic (RPM) product works great!

Eaton Detroit Spring was never an OEM spring supplier to GM or anyone else, but Mike (Eaton) has most of the original spring drawings, and they should show the location of the ID sticker.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 68 Camaro manual drum brakes on: March 26, 2015, 02:37:14 PM
I just installed a new master with a rear check and after bleed down good the rear brakes would drag bad and hardly release. Thought it to do with RPV so pulled it and they now release fine. The aftermarket I removed didn't have one either.
Any thoughts or ideas?

Must have been a bad RPV. Without one in the rear port on a disc/drum system, you'll probably have longer pedal travel and an obvious case of "front brakes first" (nose-dive).
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z Harmonic Balancer or not ? on: March 26, 2015, 02:31:28 PM
<< The timing mark is off line counter clockwise from the keyway.  Just not as far off line as the 69.  For what I can grab it for I'm gonna take it anyway. >>

That inertia weight has slipped a little bit - the pre-'69 timing index line was originally aligned perfectly (within 1/4 of a degree) with the keyway and bolt hole; see note below from the upper left of the damper drawing.  Smiley
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 SS 350 intake manifold on: March 17, 2015, 10:25:49 AM
Soooo......  The correct intake # for a 1967 SS 350 engine would be 3905393 with a J266 date ?


Thanks in advance!!

If it's a Tonawanda engine, yes - that's a Tonawanda-cast intake.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: March 17, 2015, 10:23:28 AM
I kinda like the fake DZ engine, the fake cowl tag, and the "Hoodstooth" interior.  Grin
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Coil spring shim used to even out height ?? on: March 16, 2015, 07:03:13 PM
Anyone know for sure if shims for coil springs where used by GM engineers (typically one side) to even out a car that was leaning to one side ??  I heard shims were used but have not been able to confirm this.  I would think the shim would change the spring characteristics.

No, not ever. Dealers may have used them in the field to rresolve complaints, but they weren't released or specified GM parts.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS Campbell Ad Agency Proposal Mockups for Ads - INFO on: March 11, 2015, 06:30:40 PM
Those are typical paste-ups and draft storyboards that ad agency copywriters and creative types gin up and develop every day, in hopes that the client likes them and they ultimately bloom into a production ad or campaign (or, conversely, they hit the wastebasket and never go anywhere). My stepfather was a senior executive on the Pontiac account at McManus, John & Adams in the late 50's - early 60's, and he brought that kind of stuff home all the time from his creative staff to review.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: TRICO Wiper Blade Design Changeover in 1969 on: March 09, 2015, 12:00:58 PM
The exact same blades (not arms) were also used on '66-'67 Corvettes.
Agree John but I think those used in 66/67 did not have "made in USA" stamped in.

On Corvettes, the "Made In USA" stamp (on one end of the peaked holder) started in January, 1967, and was phased in on BOTH ends by the end of the model year.

John, for greater clarity, do the wiper blades on your Z/28 have the "MADE IN USA" stamp on both ends of each blade?

Yes, they do.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: TRICO Wiper Blade Design Changeover in 1969 on: March 08, 2015, 10:55:58 AM
The exact same blades (not arms) were also used on '66-'67 Corvettes.
Agree John but I think those used in 66/67 did not have "made in USA" stamped in.

On Corvettes, the "Made In USA" stamp (on one end of the peaked holder) started in January, 1967, and was phased in on BOTH ends by the end of the model year.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What starting letter should my Plates have? on: March 08, 2015, 10:42:13 AM
Thanx for that info Johnman..
  SO let me ask ya this, any records available from this over seas distribution place still exist? If so, where would they be? What could I possibly do to find the original owner?.. Danny

Nope. Those Overseas records (and that GM Division) have been gone for decades.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: TRICO Wiper Blade Design Changeover in 1969 on: March 07, 2015, 01:23:04 PM
My original 02D '69 Norwood Z has the "peaked" wiper blades. The exact same blades (not arms) were also used on '66-'67 Corvettes.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What starting letter should my Plates have? on: March 07, 2015, 12:16:51 PM

 I did get the NCRS info and if you recall it says GM Overseas Division, Dealer Code 1 Zone 21, possibly the Netherlands. That's why I wonder if this car was registered in the US when new. Or if a serviceman may have had it shipped.

That GM Overseas code was normally used when a serviceman stationed overseas ordered a new car through the PX system to be delivered by a stateside dealer when he got back to the U.S. - although the car never left the country, the order procedure from the PX's was handled by the GMODC (GM Overseas Distribution Corporation), as it was placed overseas.
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