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3886  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: SS350 Ignition Coil Code on: March 21, 2006, 11:24:18 AM
The A.I.M. shows the 270 coil assembly for all ZL2 usages; its bracket tilts it back out of the way of the air cleaner base.
3887  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Headlight switch knob removal and switch testing on: March 18, 2006, 12:30:28 PM
There's a small spring-loaded plunger protruding from the metal portion of the switch; hold that little plunger down and pull the knob, and the knob and shaft will come right out. There's a self-resetting thermal circuit breaker inside the switch that reacts to a dead short in the headlight circuit so you don't lose the headlights completely - it cycles them on and off instead (that's why there's no fuse for the headlights).
3888  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 L48 (SS350) - 2 or 4 bolt mains? on: March 17, 2006, 01:30:22 PM
Kurt, the L48 350/300 used in the '69 Corvettes (base engine) used the 3932386 (early), 3956618 (mid-year), and 3970010 (late) blocks, and all were 4-bolts. From then on, they used the 010 block for all 350 applications thru 1979, and starting in '71 the base versions were 2-bolts and the optional versions were 4-bolts.
3889  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: fuel pump gasket is leaking oil on: March 14, 2006, 11:40:35 AM
First, make sure you know where the oil is really coming from; I see lots of cars that don't have the bolt in the top front boss right around the corner from the fuel pump on the front of the block, and leakage from there coats the fuel pump. If that bolt is missing, it takes a 3/8"-16 x 1/2" bolt with thread sealer on it.
3890  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: My Mystery '67 Camaro on: March 14, 2006, 11:23:01 AM
Nope, no "Marti report" info is available for GM cars, other than the numbers on those we have in the CRG database. Yes, there are fake cowl tags out there by the hundreds - we see them every day on eBay and other on-line-advertised cars.

Let's boil this down - the car has no VIN plate on the door jamb at all (just rivet holes?). The 7L160971 is stamped adjacent to the heater opening. Where exactly is the 124378N430775 VIN located? Is there a VIN "window" in the upper instrument panel just behind the windshield opening? Is there anything in it?
3891  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 - .
3892  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: VIN plate color on: March 13, 2006, 12:09:23 PM
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.
3893  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.
3894  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.
3895  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.
3896  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.
3897  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.
3898  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.
3899  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.


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.
3900  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.
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