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General Discussion / Re: "DMC" markings on NOS lug nuts
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:39:30 PM »
Thank You Sir!!!!
'Decker Manufacturing Corp'  (DMC)  but NO idea when your lug nuts were manufacturered, maybe you can research within their parts line?

Originality / Drive shaft color code
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:46:06 AM »
I own a 69 Camaro with a 396/375 with a M-22 tranny.  Does anyone know what paint code color  the factory applied to the drive shaft for Big Block Camaros???   Thanks gang!!   Don

General Discussion / Re: Antenna - Rear Quarter
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:26:44 AM »
Yes, that my question, When was a rear antenna installed at factory??  When option "U73" was selected?  I would assume.  Thanks
The Options PDF is always helpful on those kinds of questions.  Also look at D80 about the spoiler issue.
My 12D 68 does have U73.

Or are we all mistaking your question? Do you mean when it happened in the assembly process?

General Discussion / Re: "DMC" markings on NOS lug nuts
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:21:42 AM »
Hopefully someone out there will "chime in" with the correct info.  Thanks for the reply. 
I don't know what the DMC stands for, but as Kurt has said there were sometimes more than one vendor for the same part. I have a original waffle style set on my car, although I do not know if this would have been correct.

General Discussion / Re: Bumper Jack restoration service
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:19:02 AM »
Ya, that was my thinking of what I'll probably have to do with the jack mast.  Thanks for the reply.
you can remove the jack head, and take the mast to a local plating company... and reassemble yourself..

Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:09:30 AM »
Jeff, I will try these recommedation for proper alignment for Goodyear polyglas tires.  My biggest concern is at higher speeds.  Thanks for your input on this matter.    Don
Here is some good info on alignment with the Polyglas tires:

Although I was asking about info for my 68, your 69 should be similar.  I followed David Pozzi's alignment recommendations and my car drives very nicely with Polyglas F70-14s all the way around.  No 'wander' or 'pull' at all.  My car has all new suspension bushings, and the suspension bolts were all tightened to factory specs after the suspension settled.

General Discussion / Bumper Jack restoration service
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:58:39 AM »
Does anyone know of a restoration company that restores original "bumper jacks"?  I'm interested in getting the mast re-plated in
silver zinc.  Any info will be appreciated...thanks!  Don

General Discussion / Re: Antenna - Rear Quarter
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:03:47 AM »
Jim, What kind of radio is in your car??  AM/FM stereo?? Don
My 12E '68 came with one.

General Discussion / Antenna - Rear Quarter
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:33:00 AM »
Does someone know when factory installed radio antenna on rear quarter panel ??   Thanks!  Don

General Discussion / "DMC" markings on NOS lug nuts
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:58:12 PM »
Hi Guys.....Does anyone know what the "DMC"  stamp mark on NOS lug nuts stand for??  Just want to know for reference purposes.  thanks!

Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:03:59 AM »
Steve, Thanks for the info....Don
My favorite tire on my Z was always the Goodyear Polyglas. The pic attached may be hard to see, but the tires are H60-15 and F70-15 Goodboots on the factory YH rims - these tires were on the car from '76 until a couple of years ago, when I finally sold them at the local auto flea market. Yes, they were a handful to drive, but a cooler tire never lived. Trips to the local 25 cent car wash always included a Brillo pad to clean the letters with -

Bias ply tires generally follow the ruts that are really on any road, interstates included. Ever notice how you can hydroplane easier in the right lane at speed on an interstate ? It's because of the slight depressions from trucks and heavy traffic in that lane, constantly, that funnel water in the lane, causing it to puddle and wedge under the tires. Radials resist it better, but bias ply builds are more sensitive to changes in the road surface. Couple that with manual steering, quick ratio, and these things were a challenge to drive - but I still love them (for the look !).

Driving my Pace Car home after purchase, some 125 miles in several July thunderstorms, was downright horrendous after so many years of radial tire equipped company vehicles (at high speeds). Car was all over the road, darting everywhere, hydroplaning, and drifting from side to side. First purchase after I got it home was a set of B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A's, which dramatically cured the ills noted on the ride home. I resolved never to run bias plies on the street, but as a show tire Goodyears still have the charisma.

Shame that Goodyear can't build a radial that looks like a Polyglas GT or Wide Tread GT of old -

Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires
« on: October 22, 2013, 07:53:03 PM »
Mike, Thanks for taking the time to explain.  Some guys say "steering box" are "loose".  Rebuilders now use "Firm Feel" internals.  Don
If I recall the earlier alignment specs, there should be a certain amount of toe-in so when the car moves forward the road will force it outwards to take up any minor play in the steering. If the toe in/out is perfect then the steering can be prone to wandering, which what it sounds like you are experiencing.


Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:00:01 PM »
How bad does your car wander on this rubber???
that's one of the 'characteristics' of bias belted tires...      Fun huh?  :)

Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:56:25 PM »
Hi again!  I've never heard of "alignment specs" for these tires. Could you explain further please???  Don
Try tightening up the steering box. I did and it really helped
X2... and alignment?
Were the alignment specs for your bias belted tires followed when the tires were put on the car? Toe-in?

Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:50:57 PM »
Don't know what you mean by that.....please explain further.        Don

Did the people you had rebuild your car drop it on it's feet before tightening all the suspension bolts?

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