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3826  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Light monitoring system rpo U46 on: May 07, 2006, 12:14:55 PM
Which lights were monitored by the rear pod, seems the two outer red lens fibers are for the tail/stop lights, not sure about the center one?

See my post above - only the outer bulb was monitored.
3827  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine casting date vs build date on: May 07, 2006, 12:13:14 PM
Yes, I've seen a couple, and NCRS has documented several over the years. Flint blocks were cast in Saginaw, and it was possible for a block to be cast early in the 1st shift and show up at Flint Engine on 2nd shift for machining and assembly. Would also have been possible at Tonawanda, as the foundry was right next door to the engine plant, on the same site.

The "norm" was more like 2-3 days to a week, but it was "possible".
3828  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Impossible to document? on: May 07, 2006, 12:07:47 PM
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3829  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 396 radiator cap on: May 06, 2006, 09:50:47 AM
There were MANY different configurations of the RC-15 cap in production and service, and there are at least four different reproductions on the market; there's an excellent research article on the history of the RC-15 cap in the Winter, 2006 issue of the NCRS "Corvette Restorer" magazine.  Smiley
3830  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: spark plugs on: May 04, 2006, 01:18:40 PM
Yup, .035" gap.
3831  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Light monitoring system rpo U46 on: May 04, 2006, 01:13:22 PM
Housings on both front fenders and in the lower center of the rear window - headlights and park/turn lamps were monitored in the front, and outboard taillamps and license light were monitored in the rear.
3832  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: spark plugs on: May 03, 2006, 10:27:49 AM
I run AC R45S plugs in all my small-blocks, with and without factory domed pistons; good all-around plug for normal driving, no fouling in my '69 Z/28, which would foul 44's occasionally around town. Autolite 86's also work well for the same normal operation.
3833  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 396 hood ornaments and side marker bezel on: May 03, 2006, 10:22:10 AM
Original '69 side marker lamp bezels had no paint, and no groove; they were all chrome, with a raised rib around the lens opening in the bezel.
3834  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 396 radiator cap on: May 03, 2006, 10:19:19 AM
Hi, was the original radiator cap for 68 396 350hp the short eared or long eared type?
Were they 15 psi?
Any pics appreciated

The caps with the short ears are later GM service replacements.
3835  Site Comments / Discussion / Site Comments/Discussion / Re: quotes button on: May 03, 2006, 09:57:08 AM
After you hit the "quote" button and the quoted message text shows up in the reply box, just highlight the text you don't want to appear in your reply and hit "delete"; that way you don't have to have the entire message appear in your reply - only the part you want to respond to.  Smiley
3836  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 Camaro ignition and trunk keys on: May 02, 2006, 11:13:20 AM
There is a company called www.jessersclassickeys.com that is advertises nos keys. I bought some nos keys for my 69 camaro, he can also stamp the key codes on the knock outs like the how the keys would have came from the factory when the car was new.

Hey good stuff, but none of their links [buttons] lead anywhere??? or do you have to sign up to even browse the site?? Tried sending an email to them via their web mail and it was returned to me as undeliverable??

Joey's pretty busy, and not much for e-mails - use the phone and call him. His work is pricey, but perfect; his keys pass NCRS judging every time.
3837  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Caps for 69 (68?) RS windshield washer bracket on: May 01, 2006, 02:09:57 PM
Here's a photo of the original cap on the left rear shock stud on my 02D '69Z; I assume it's there as a luggage protector.
3838  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: X code on rear seat brace on: May 01, 2006, 01:57:46 PM
Assuming it's a Norwood car, in many cases the X-code was written on that brace in abbreviated form (X3, X7, etc.), even before the X-codes appeared on the cowl tag.
3839  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: contro; arm splash shield on: April 30, 2006, 12:54:31 PM
Yes, they do. The long flap at the bottom is designed to tuck into the slot adjacent to the inboard end of the control arm, as shown in the Assembly Manual (UPC 11/13); photo below of my original '69.
3840  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 Camaro ignition and trunk keys on: April 29, 2006, 11:09:05 AM
Ah ok, so mine was built 3rd week of December 1967, and would definitely have come with hex keys.

Yup, I see a lot of stuff on ebay being listed as NOS when it's clearly not, and they're not just using NOS as a keyword either.

That's because NOS (new old stock - production parts) and NORS (new old replacement stock - service replacement parts made later) are two different things, and sellers hope buyers don't know the difference, so sellers just call anything that looks new as "NOS". If you don't know exactly what you're looking for, chances are slim to none that you'll get "NOS" parts. They may be functionally equivalent, but won't necessarily look the same.
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