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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: Today at 10:52:08 AM

So what which car would have made it out the door first? Does your earlier trim tag indicate your car just left the fisher plant before his, but once it was at GM, his got done first? What is the build week of his car vs. yours?

The 1969 body number was assigned when the plant accepted the order for production, not when the body was built, so there could be a relatively short time span or a much longer span, depending on material availability, sales priorities, etc. Once the Fisher body was received at the Chevrolet Body Bank and the VIN was assigned, it would be unusual for the body release to the Chevrolet assembly system to be delayed more than a few hours.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: Today at 10:51:03 AM
So what which car would have made it out the door first? Does your earlier trim tag indicate your car just left the fisher plant before his, but once it was at GM, his got done first? What is the build week of his car vs. yours?

The body number was assigned when the plant accepted the order for production, not when the body was built, so there could be a relatively short time span or a much longer span, depending on material availability, sales priorities, etc. Once the Fisher body was received at the Chevrolet Body Bank and the VIN was assigned, it would be unusual for the body release to the Chevrolet assembly system to be delayed more than a few hours.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Holley 3910 on: July 26, 2014, 10:08:44 AM
According to my info all reissues had 4 digits and aftermarkets did not have have GM part numbers on the horn.

Holley has also made (and still makes) re-issues with a GM part number and no date stamp so their resellers can date them to their customer's needs.
Who sells these re-issues?

In the Corvette world, it's Chicago Corvette (GrayGracy or MiszterCarb on eBay); don't know who they are in the Camaro world.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Holley 3910 on: July 24, 2014, 10:22:34 AM
According to my info all reissues had 4 digits and aftermarkets did not have have GM part numbers on the horn.

Holley has also made (and still makes) re-issues with a GM part number and no date stamp so their resellers can date them to their customer's needs.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 23, 2014, 10:11:16 AM




What is the deal with the Vacuum can in the L88 pic. ?  There is no port.
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That vacuum can operates the wiper door that covers the windshield wipers and linkage on '68-'72 Corvettes.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Running Hot? on: July 21, 2014, 09:26:30 AM
smog pump or AIR system not working properly, etc.?   It was a hot day, in the low to mid 90's.  None of my other cars, or truck, put out anywhere near the heat that my '69 Z does.  And yet the temp gauge still reads fine; could the temp gauge be inaccurate?

If your A.I.R. system is still functional and the rubber diaphragm in the diverter valve has failed (and almost all have failed), the valve defaults to the open position, which blows air into the exhaust manifolds all the time, under all conditions. That will cause hotter exhaust manifolds, without any affect on coolant temperature.

Rule #1 when diagnosing a potential cooling issue is to make sure you really have a problem before you start throwing parts and money at it; verify your temp gauge accuracy with an I.R. gun before you do anything else, as noted in the cooling article I posted a link to earlier.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Air cleaner Decal needed on: July 21, 2014, 08:40:46 AM
Tried all the places I could think of including Ebay and no luck yet.Must be a rarity.

It's more than a rarity - it never existed as a production item.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Running Hot? on: July 20, 2014, 10:31:18 AM
John Z has a good article on cooling systems in this site.


http://www.camaros.org/pdf/corv_cooling2.pdf
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: N34 Rosewood Question? on: July 20, 2014, 10:23:31 AM
I thought there was a darker N34 wheel used till approx 10/68? Almost a Walnut colour?
My N34 appears much darker than John Z,s, I wonder if there was production run differences?

That's correct - the first 3 months of production, the N34 wheel was "walnut", then in late November it changed to the lighter "rosewood" color, as noted here:

http://www.camaros.org/swheel.shtml#69
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: N34 Rosewood Question? on: July 19, 2014, 10:01:25 AM
Here's my untouched original N34 wheel.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HELP!! I need info regarding original exhaust DB level!! on: July 19, 2014, 09:56:01 AM
Argghhh!!!!  They really are Suit bandits!!

Lead.

They must have been trained by the same separatists who invented the anglo-french sign police.  :-(
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 18, 2014, 08:51:32 AM
<< Block numbers above oil filter, embossed in block.   944  657  78N    What are these?? >>

Those are foundry pattern numbers - in case there was a problem with the casting, they knew which pattern made the mold the block was cast from.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z Clutch Safety switch on: July 16, 2014, 03:46:12 PM
Here's a photo of the switch, installed.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Dist Vac. unit on: July 15, 2014, 12:54:21 PM
Can a distributor Vacuum unit be repaired/restored?

Yes, but it won't be cheap - try Don Baker, donbaker@indianvalley.com
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rear seat bulkhead #8 and #1 yellow chalk marks on 69 camaro on: July 09, 2014, 10:28:12 AM
Should be X3

He's talking about the driver's side rear, not the passenger side rear where the "X" code derivatives are found.

<< They are located to left side of the rear seat if you were sitting in the back seat. >>
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