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3736  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct Seat Belt Color on: June 13, 2006, 09:36:57 AM
Unless it was ordered specifically with deluxe belts (which were a stand-alone option and weren't part of any other interior package), it would have black standard seat/shoulder belts.
3737  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Drive Train Date Codes vs. Body build date. on: June 13, 2006, 09:27:01 AM
Trans isn't original to the car. Re-check the casting date - "8 H 28" doesn't make sense.
3738  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '70 Camaro question for JohnZ on: June 13, 2006, 09:11:22 AM
The link doesn't work for me, and I'm not that familiar with the 2nd-gen info, but 02D doesn't make sense to me for an L500001 VIN. Pilot cars were serialized beginning with 001, and were built 12-16 weeks prior to start of regular production. There were no Canadian-built 2nd-gen Camaros - all were built at Norwood and Van Nuys, just like the first-gen cars.
3739  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: starter soleniod cover color on: June 12, 2006, 09:37:25 AM
Don't know what year you have, but in '67 the solenoid cap was dark brown Bakelite, with this molded in the front face:

3740  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: The "perfect" orange on: June 12, 2006, 09:31:54 AM
Is there a difference between the 67 and 69 engine colors?

No. They were the same.
3741  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Original Tire Manufacturer on: June 12, 2006, 09:31:01 AM
There were multiple tire suppliers - don't know the Camaro lineup, but as an example, blackwall and whitewall tire suppliers for the '67 Corvette 7.75-15's were Firestone (Deluxe Champion), Goodyear (Power Cushion), Uniroyal (Laredo), B.F. Goodrich (Silvertown 660 and 770), and General (Jet-Air II). I expect the Camaro lineup was similar - perhaps someone else has the exact listing.
3742  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: solenoid on: June 12, 2006, 09:24:01 AM
Thank you for the response John.I just bought "the Breakerless conversion system" from Rick's.And in the Instruction it is mention

this ignition is designed to work with a ballast resistor.

There is no ceramic resistance or anything else to add since the resistance is part of that white wire.
Is that correct?

Yes, that's correct - the cloth-covered white wire has the resistance required; previous to 1967, a separate ceramic-encased ballast resistor was used.
3743  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 396 clearence problem on: June 11, 2006, 10:21:59 AM
Someone else will comment on the engine mounts. The BB sits off-center to the right to get more clearance from the exhaust manifold to the steering gear, so the fan opening in the BB fan shroud is also offset to the right relative to the radiator; the SB shroud won't work with the BB engine location.

From the photos, it appears that you might have a problem with exhaust heat on the brake pipes and valve being located directly above your manifolds or headers; the production plumbing was all located OUTBOARD of the master cylinder to get it away from exhaust heat.
3744  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Big Block pulleys??? on: June 11, 2006, 10:06:10 AM
The 454 is externally-balanced, but the overall thickness of the damper to the pulley mounting face is the same as that of the 427; the 454 will accept the same accessory drive components as the 427 with no issues.
3745  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: engine wiring on: June 11, 2006, 10:00:42 AM
That clip is secured under the second-from-the-bottom bellhousing-to-block bolt.
3746  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: solenoid on: June 11, 2006, 09:54:48 AM
During normal operation, the coil gets 7-8 volts through the cloth-covered resistance wire that feeds it from the ignition switch, which improves point life. During cranking while starting, the wire from the "R" terminal on the solenoid to the (+) coil terminal feeds a full 12 volts from the solenoid to the coil, bypassing the resistance wire, providing more voltage to the coil for starting. When the engine starts and the solenoid disengages, the coil (+) is again fed by the resistance wire.
3747  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2000 Z28 engine replacement on: June 10, 2006, 02:47:27 PM
I bet that original 30-30 sounds great.

Gary, there was no "30-30" cam after 1969.
3748  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z28 302 Replacement engine on: June 09, 2006, 03:03:02 PM
A "CE" short block for a Z/28 would have come from Flint, and the date code on the block you mention pegs it as a Tonawanda block; sounds like a "CE" block intended for another application that's had 302 innards installed in it somewhere along the line. The 492 heads have 2.02" valves, but they're service replacements - never had a production application. Should run just fine, but neither the block nor the heads are "correct".
3749  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Pace car! on: June 09, 2006, 02:46:49 PM
Welcome to the forum! SS cars came standard with a floor-shift 3-speed manual (or 4-speed if it was ordered) with no console, or a column shift if an automatic was ordered. You had to order the console (D55) on any car - it wasn't included with any other package; if you ordered the console with an automatic, you got the floor shift with it.
3750  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Standard Grill Colors on: June 09, 2006, 02:40:55 PM
What about the headlamp bezels.. Are they always Argent Silver too?

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