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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Early 1968 Z/28 original tires? on: November 05, 2014, 12:30:31 PM
For all applications (except Space-Saver), all five wheels and tires were the same; only the trim pieces (center hubcaps, full wheel covers, and trim rings) were four to a car.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original battery hold down bolt on: November 05, 2014, 12:25:27 PM

Same part number 3758783 and torque used in all three years of production for this particular bolt.
Why would the torque of 60-80 in lbs (6.6 ft lbs) be applied to this bolt when the same size bolts in the same area have 120-180 in lbs (12 ft lbs) applied to them.

On the battery hold-down application, the bolt is bearing down (through the clamp) on a molded tab that's part of the plastic battery case - a "soft make-up" application; too much torque, you break the case and have acid everywhere. Other applications using the same bolt join two steel parts, with "hard make-up" joints.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Body Stamping Plants on: November 05, 2014, 12:19:10 PM
Thanks John; do you know how many stamping plants were used for Camaro, and their locations?

Nope, I don't recall - Fisher had eleven or twelve stamping plants in those days.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: #82 on: November 04, 2014, 12:10:47 PM
I took my door panels off today and realized they both had the #81
hmmm? Huh

Coincidence. The parts you posted about first were all Chevrolet-installed, and the door trim panels were installed in the Fisher Body Trim Shop, before the body was shipped to Chevrolet.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Body Stamping Plants on: November 04, 2014, 12:07:16 PM


I think all the metal on my LOS car is code T, maybe some plant further west?


There were no Fisher Stamping plants west of the Mississippi - all stampings for LOS came by rail from the same midwestern plants that supplied Norwood.
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Engine Decode on: October 25, 2014, 01:03:55 PM
11 would be november?

Yup - "K" is November 10th, not October.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Looks like another Fake X77 TT on: October 23, 2014, 11:49:06 AM
The seller has posted that the car is a clone. Someone pointed out that the trim tag is a fake.

That was me - I asked him yesterday why the car had a fake/repro cowl tag when it wasn't a Z/28.  :-)

John,
   What was the sellers reply? Just curious.
Mike

I didn't get a response, but shortly thereafter he revised the auction and indicated that the car was a clone.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 23, 2014, 11:43:04 AM
So do we leave it like that for the 302? Is it a good thing to have done?... D

No, it's not - it's a Band-Aid, only necessary for use with really radical aftermarket cams; no need for it on a stock Z/28.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heartbeat Camaro 'Motherload' on: October 23, 2014, 11:40:26 AM
An email from Heartbeat Camaro today described and listed his newest 'Mother load' of Camaro parts..

They might have bothered to spell it right ("mother LODE", not load), but it's a little late now.  :-(
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Looks like another Fake X77 TT on: October 22, 2014, 10:11:30 AM
The seller has posted that the car is a clone. Someone pointed out that the trim tag is a fake.

That was me - I asked him yesterday why the car had a fake/repro cowl tag when it wasn't a Z/28.  :-)
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: GM Lug Nuts on: October 19, 2014, 10:14:50 AM
GM used half a MILLION lug nuts every single day, from MANY vendors; it would be difficult to say that any vendor was exclusive to any given plant at any given time. The multiple-spindle nutrunners that installed the lug nuts didn't mark the nuts in any way - any marking or surface texture on the nut came from the manufacturer.
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 18, 2014, 09:51:51 AM
Looks like there is no pattern for usage between the two different types of fasteners.

John Z. - were the tail lamp housings already assembled from the supplier? If a vendor provides them, who actually would specify the type of fastener head to use?

Thank You,
Mike

The taillights were supplied fully-assembled, ready to install, by Guide Lamp Division, and nobody specified the fastener headmarks - fasteners were specified by part number on the lamp drawing. The fastener part number specified the head type (phillips, hex, etc.), and any vendor that supplied that part number had its own headmark on the screw - NOBODY anywhere in the system paid any attention whatsoever to headmarks - only to part numbers.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: star stamped block on: October 18, 2014, 09:31:58 AM
Has anyone seen a block stamped with a star? Is there any information as to what it signifies?

Rebuilder's symbol.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 16, 2014, 08:05:31 PM
I'd guess, based on volume economics, that they were stamped from hot-dip galvanized rolled sheet stock, which then required no further processing or handling.  Smiley
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 16, 2014, 07:59:56 PM

 I also need someone that can rebuild my original Master, and both front 4 piston calipers in BRASS.

White Post sleeves with brass, has done lots of work for me over the last 20 years.  (www.whitepost.com)
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