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16  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.
17  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
18  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. >>
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 01, 2014, 07:54:46 PM
Spoiler attaching hardware.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 01, 2014, 07:53:28 PM
<< Lets see some Dec 68 or Jan & Feb 69 cars with original lids. >>

Here's my original/untouched 02D 69Z with factory D80; it was shipped on February 28, 1969.  Smiley

2 more photos in next post.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Tilt column? on: June 27, 2014, 12:27:19 PM
Hi everyone, hoping you can ID this for me. I've had this for about 8 years.  Overall length is 31 5/8, that's threaded top to spline bottom.  Chrome hazard button with stud, going into insert in column, D-shaped hole. Orange sticker on it looks like last 4 numbers are 9343.  Thanks, Randy

If you'll use the "macro" feature on your camera (little flower symbol), your close-up photos will be in focus; can't tell much when they're fuzzy.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 RS SS L78 on: June 25, 2014, 01:34:24 PM
Would this car have come with the K19 smog system? Sold new in GA.

Nope - only if it was delivered new in California.
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A.I.R Smog Diverter valve on: June 23, 2014, 11:50:55 AM
Whatever the blow up was, it sure changed things.

Don went through a VERY drawn-out and difficult divorce, and had to start over from scratch.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original Black Primer Underside of Body 69 Z/28's on: June 23, 2014, 11:45:29 AM
The black is a phosphate coating, any other colors, greys, blacks reds etc are primers sprayed on in the paint booths

Mark.   That's the first time I've heard phosphate mentioned for that..  Can you elaborate?   was the entire body subjected to a phosphating process?  or just some panels (like the floor) prior to assembly of the panels into the body? or?    Any details you can provide based on fact, or conjecture based on evidences would be greatly appreciated.

The phosphate systems (both of them - Fisher's and Chevrolet's) are covered in some detail in the "First Generation Camaro Assembly Process" paper on this site, at:

http://www.camaros.org/assemblyprocess.shtml#fisher

Here's an excerpt - go to the paper to read the details:

<<Fisher Body - Paint Shop Operations
The Paint Shop is broken down into phosphate, prime, sealing, and color departments; the body was suspended from an overhead conveyor with hooks at the firewall and at the ends of the rear frame rails through the phosphate system, and was transferred to a steel carrying truck before the prime system that carried it through the rest of the Paint Shop and through the Trim Shop.
Phosphate System: The raw body shell passed through a seven-stage phosphate system, where it went through a series of enclosed high-pressure hot spray stages where it was washed to remove all the oils and debris from stamping, welding, brazing, soldering, and grinding operations, then the body was coated with a hot iron phosphate solution which "etched" the metal and provided "teeth" for paint adhesion. The final stage was a de-ionized hot water rinse and blow-off, followed by a drying oven on the way to the prime booth.>>
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Decoding firestone wide ovals on: June 23, 2014, 11:30:27 AM
Looked but can't find the referance.I believe they are 1972 can anyone confirm.thanks

The F-70-15 is CYU2  F216152

The F-60-15 is CYU2  F317212

Yup - 15th and 21st week.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Any Chicago area members heard of Zepelak Chevrolet Inc. in Elmhurst on: June 23, 2014, 11:17:16 AM
Per a friend who used to live in that area years ago, Zepelak Chevrolet was in Elmhurst until around '66 or '67, maybe a bit later, then changed to Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet; pretty sure it's gone now.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Water Pumps 3782608 and 3782609 casting dates?? on: June 20, 2014, 02:40:17 PM
So V1207MU would use ton 308 with date code maybe around L?6
? . Sound about right john?

That's a Flint engine, so it needs a Saginaw-cast water pump, late November to very early December.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Water Pumps 3782608 and 3782609 casting dates?? on: June 19, 2014, 11:27:59 AM
My question is about which is correct and is there a preference as to sag or ton as well as date codes?

For Z/28's, they have to be Saginaw castings; for everything else, the block and water pump have to be from the same foundry source (the engine plants machined/manufactured the water pumps from raw castings).
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A.I.R Smog Diverter valve on: June 17, 2014, 09:21:30 AM

Contact Bill Hodel @ 330-833-0871.

Yup - Bill Hodel is "da man" for A.I.R. systems and components.  :-)
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration help on: June 16, 2014, 11:06:56 AM

So I have a question, did all SS cars come with a front and rear spoiler?

Nope. Spoilers were an option (RPO D80).
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