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3766  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Question of build date vs. rear assembly date on: March 01, 2006, 11:18:47 AM
Kurt S can probably tell you how that spread compares to other similar cars in the database, but the original 4.10 axle in my 02D '69Z is dated February 19th (the car came off the line on February 27th).

The "selection" process was simple - the operator looked at the Chassis Broadcast, took his hoist to the rack with those axles, grabbed the next axle in the rack, and loaded it on the chassis carrier; nobody paid any attention to dates. The axle racks came out of the rail car, were stacked in off-line storage, and were taken to the line one rack at a time. Axle racks held four axles each.
3767  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 ZL2 Coil Bracket: How to ID? on: March 01, 2006, 11:09:14 AM
That's my "driving" setup, with full manifold vacuum (from the tee in the choke pull-off hose, which normally feeds the diverter valve) to the vacuum advance can; for "show", the cap comes off the end of the original steel line, the original short striped hose to the vacuum advance goes back on, the long piece of hose comes off, and the (plugged) diverter valve hose goes back on the choke pull-off tee.

The factory setup used "ported" vacuum to the distributor vacuum advance as an emissions "band-aid" to retard idle spark timing to increase idle exhaust gas temperature to improve the "afterburn" in the exhaust manifolds with A.I.R., but it also caused idle instability, idle and traffic cooling issues, and poor throttle response. Doesn't take much to fix it.  Smiley
3768  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Sputters and dies ! HELP on: February 28, 2006, 11:49:45 AM
The black plastic round choke housing where the wire connections are is adjustable; loosen the three screws that attach it and turn it a notch or two clockwise (rich) and try that; turning it clockwise increases the choke action (and fast idle rpm), and turning it the other way (lean) decreases it.
3769  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 406 small block on: February 28, 2006, 11:45:30 AM
The siamesed-bore 400 small-block was used in many Chevrolets, but was never used in a 1st-Gen Camaro; it didn't become available in full-size passenger cars until 1970. a "406" is a 400 with a .030" overbore.
3770  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Factory firewall marks on: February 28, 2006, 11:27:23 AM
Most likely there are similar markings on yours - they were applied on the raw metal panel in the Body Shop for options that required additional body-in-white operations over and above those required for a base car.
3771  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Chassis and suspension component colors on: February 27, 2006, 10:57:17 AM
Jerry MacNeish's book has an appendix that describes Camaro component finishes in detail; they follow the same pattern as other GM cars of the era.
3772  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rally Wheels on: February 27, 2006, 10:52:40 AM
Rally wheels were included in the Z/28 package, and were available separately as RPO ZJ7. Z21 Style Trim was included in the Rally Sport option, and was available separately - it included the rocker blackout (except with dark colors), bright drip rail and wheel opening moldings, quarter louvers, headlight and taillamp accents, and fender and quarter pinstripes.
3773  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Decode factory wheels for my 69 on: February 27, 2006, 10:43:32 AM
"DC" is a 15" x 6" '67 Corvette rally wheel; was also used on some '67 full-size station wagons; that one is a service replacement made in 1968.  Smiley
3774  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 ZL2 Coil Bracket: How to ID? on: February 26, 2006, 09:46:21 AM
Here's the original ZL2 coil mounting on my 02D Z/28.  Smiley
3775  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rear Seat Removal on: February 22, 2006, 09:56:15 AM
John,

Any tricks involved? I have popped one side loose, but just put my foot through the floor trying to pop the passenger side. Would the build sheet be in any specific area, or "somewhere" on the bottom of the seat? I can pull the drivers side up part way, and don't see anything there. I would love to know what I have.

Thanks!

Tom

Nope, no tricks involved - just push the bottom of the seat frame rearward and up at the same time and it'll pop loose from the "hook" on the floor. Highly unlikely you'll find any paperwork under the rear seat.
3776  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: powerglide shifting on: February 22, 2006, 09:53:15 AM
Both the Assembly Manual and the Chassis Service Manual show the kickdown linkage adjustment procedure, which is pretty simple; follow it to the letter and your upshift/downshift points should be in the ball park, assuming you don't have internal problems in the transmission or vacuum leaks between the intake manifold and the modulator.
3777  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: powerglide shifting on: February 20, 2006, 01:15:28 PM
All of the '67 Camaro Powerglide upshift and downshift points/speeds are shown on page 7-35 of the 1967 Chassis Service Manual; if you don't have one, you should get one - the car is 40 years old, and no place you take it for service will have one. All the vendors have them.
3778  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: body panel numbers on: February 19, 2006, 10:13:32 AM
So would you be able to compare these dates with doors and hood to tell if the were replaced,or would they be pulled at random from there current stock at that time?

There wasn't a lot of inventory between the stamping plants and the assembly plants - racked stampings took up a lot of floorspace, and were racked so the parts didn't touch each other, so there were only about ten pieces per rack. There wouldn't be more than a couple of weeks' spread from one major panel to another on the same car.
3779  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Triple A Window sticker on: February 18, 2006, 02:29:47 PM
I had it laminated in heavy plastic (at Kinko's) and put it on a clipboard over the hood latch so spectators can see it without having to walk around the car.
3780  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: body panel numbers on: February 18, 2006, 02:26:12 PM
Those are "run numbers" from the Fisher Body stamping plants that supplied the panels; there's a letter that identifies the plant, followed by the week of production when the panel was stamped.
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