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3796  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.
3797  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:

3798  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.
3799  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.
3800  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.
3801  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.
3802  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.
3803  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.
3804  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.
3805  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.
3806  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".
3807  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.
3808  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?

3809  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 wiper transmission and cowl plenum area color on: June 09, 2006, 02:33:47 PM
I can assure you that the wiper linkage was installed WAY after the body was painted (Fisher Body painted the body, and Chevrolet installed the wiper linkage, which was received painted black from the supplier). The Fisher Body paint specs indicated that the plenum area below the wiper linkage was supposed to be blacked-out, but sometimes it was done, sometimes it wasn't. Wiper linkage any other color than black indicates that the car has been repainted without masking off the linkage.
3810  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What's the correct paint procedure for the inside lower valance? on: June 08, 2006, 09:58:34 AM
So John,

What explains the confusion and why some restored Camaros have the inside of the lower front valance painted body color?

What are your thoughts about the yellow '67 RS/SS mentioned in this thread?  Would there have been any way for the painter
to get "creative" and paint the inside of the front valance in question if they wanted to?  Based on your process description, I
can't see how that would be possible.  Still,there are questions.....................  


You're likely to see almost anything on a restored car, as most people spending big bucks for a paint job won't settle for original factory paint coverage and paint all surfaces. Very few variations are seen on original factory paint, as it took extra time and effort to paint surfaces other than those specified, and used more (expensive) paint to do so.
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