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3751  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Drum to Disc conversion 68 camaro on: March 13, 2006, 12:13:15 PM
There's lots of info on disc brake conversions on David Pozzi's site - www.pozziracing.com .
3752  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: VIN plate color on: March 13, 2006, 12:09:23 PM
John,
Am I reading your post correctly.The VIN was painted interior color someplace else and then installed after the dash was painted?

Yes, in a Fisher/Chevrolet plant like Norwood - the upper dash was painted in the main Fisher Body paint shop, and the VIN plate wasn't installed until about three shifts later in the Chevrolet plant.
3753  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: My Mystery '67 Camaro on: March 13, 2006, 12:02:46 PM
The K22R is a Fisher Body "run number" for that panel - says it was stamped at Kalamazoo during the 22nd week of production. A vertical rectangular opening in the firewall says it's an A/C panel. You can be pretty sure that the VIN derivative stamped adjacent to the heater opening is the original, as that panel is seldom replaced.
3754  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: How early was carb date vs. build date of car? on: March 13, 2006, 11:57:02 AM
Carbs were typically dated 2-6 weeks prior to the car's final assembly date. I don't know about Camaro originality judging, but the NCRS allows full judging credit for dated components up to six months prior to a Corvette's final assembly date.
3755  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 z/28 x-77 trunk mat on: March 12, 2006, 12:35:24 PM
Z87 also included the deluxe seats (Comfortweave vinyl or Houndstooth fabric), and deluxe door and quarter trim panels. A previous owner must have added the hood pad and trunk mat.
3756  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: VIN plate color on: March 12, 2006, 12:28:07 PM
Didn't the dash area get painted at Fisher before going to the Chevrolet side for VIN assignment?

Yes - the upper instrument panel was painted by Fisher Body. I don't recall the Norwood VIN plate paint process specifically, but the Impala/Caprice plants (which used the same VIN plate) painted the VIN plate on the Chevrolet side of the plant after stamping it and prior to installation. My 02D '69Z has the Midnight Green interior, and the VIN plate is also green.
3757  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 327 275hp. non smog air cleaner housing on: March 12, 2006, 12:20:02 PM
It should have a left side manifold heat stove with elbow pipe to the air cleaner.

Left side? Left = driver's side, Right = passenger side.
3758  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rebuild or Replace Engine and Transmission on: March 11, 2006, 12:10:40 PM
You can buy a GM crate motor for less than the cost of a full rebuild, but what you have may not need a full rebuild at all, and I'd want the original engine in it if it was mine; get it running first and check it out (compression test, leakdown test, tune-up, etc.) and see what you've got.
3759  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 z/28 x-77 trunk mat on: March 11, 2006, 12:06:02 PM
John Z.

My 1969 z/28 camaro, build date of 1OD, with a flat hood. Had hood insulation as well as
a trunk mat. I know that for a fact because when I bought the vehicle over 20 years ago.
I removed the insulation for the hood because it was tearing and I threw out the trunk
mat because it was also torn. Does that mean my 69 was ordered with the z87 deluxe
interior. I also have the front endura front bumper.

Thanks
Alan




The only way a '69 flat-hood car would have come from the factory with a hood pad and a trunk mat is if it originally had the Z87 deluxe interior.
3760  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: original wheel and tire combo on: March 11, 2006, 12:01:21 PM
You'll need "YH" 15x7 rally wheels.
3761  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 SS on: March 11, 2006, 11:57:18 AM
The trans was built on January 19, 1965, and is out of a '65 Chevelle built at Fremont, California; no way to tell by looking at it whether it's an M20 or M21.
3762  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Oil fill cap for 68 327 on: March 10, 2006, 01:37:34 PM
Not sure about the '68 Camaro, but '66-'68 SB Corvettes used the same block/intake configuration, and they had a sealed twist-on cap and a PCV valve threaded into a bung on the fill tube with a hose to the carb base as one side of the PCV system, and the other (intake) side was an adapter in the hole in the back of the block next to the distributor with a large rubber hose that connected to an elbow in the air cleaner base.
3763  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 z/28 x-77 trunk mat on: March 08, 2006, 12:05:32 PM
The only way an X77 with a standard interior would have hood insulation would be if it had the ZL2 hood, which included the hood pad regardless of its application. Otherwise, only Z87 deluxe interior cars had a hood pad.
3764  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1967 RS/SS on: March 07, 2006, 10:57:14 AM
Can you post a photo of the cowl tag? RPO numbers (L35, Z22, etc.) were never stamped on the cowl tag.
3765  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: LT1 Question and For Sale on: March 07, 2006, 10:52:58 AM
Kurt,
You are quite correct the 350/255hp was a 4 barrel,(I made an err)the 350/250hp was the 2 barrel .Although there was a 350/350 hp available in the Corvette in 1969 I'm not sure if GM was calling it the Lt1,but it did use most of the same componets as the 70's Lt1,it's odd that it used a rochester instead of a holley though.

The '69 Corvette L-46 350/350 was a Q-Jet-carbed hydraulic-cam engine, just like the '68 L-79 327/350 that preceded it.

Block casting numbers have virtually nothing to do with the configuration of a finished engine, which is why folks get confused when they look up a casting number on Mortec and think they have a 302 (or other low-volume engine). The 3970010 block is a good example of that - over seven MILLION of those blocks were cast from 1969-1979, and they were used for every 350 application imaginable, in both cars and trucks, and only one-third of 1% of them were assembled as 302's. Blocks are blocks, and none of them were cast for a specific finished application; the only thing that made them different was the components installed in them and the pad stamp that identified their internals and vehicle application.
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