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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / RS Grill Black, Correct Finish..? on: April 05, 2012, 08:01:36 PM
Hey guys. I came across an NOS RS Grill for sale, so I snagged it. It's in pretty decent shape for it's age, but I'm wondering what the correct finish for the "black" part of the grill? Was it simply the black plastic from GM, or did they finish it with some kind of low-gloss black paint?
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine Block Decked, Stamp Codes Gone... on: March 23, 2012, 04:30:32 PM
Thanks for all the input. Like I said, my friend got his car without the original motor I think it has an early 70s truck SB in it. We've just been keeping the radar on if a correct '69 350 block showed up. Will consider, but might pass on this one. I'll see what he thinks...
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine Block Decked, Stamp Codes Gone... on: March 21, 2012, 10:34:34 AM
Sorry guys, didn't mean to confuse the issue, I'd never re-stamp a code to deceive/forge - or try to pass of as OE motor.  I'm just trying to make an assessment in terms of value.

Yes, this is a correct motor for the car, but with the deck stamp info missing, would future collectors "roll their eyes" and move on to the next car, when considering purchase?

Will check out the discussions you mentioned, thanks.

34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Engine Block Decked, Stamp Codes Gone... on: March 21, 2012, 08:00:57 AM
A buddy has a '69 SS/RS without the original motor, and we've been looking on and off for a correct SB for the car. I found one, but the block has been decked in the rebuild, and the original date/engine codes are gone on the stamp pad. It's a "K" code (late '68).

How does this effect value - as his car is a collectable Camaro?

Also, I've heard of "re-stamping", which I assume is replicating the code back on the pad. Is this frowned upon, or not so bad if the date on the motor matches?

Thx.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 23, 2012, 11:17:36 AM
Actually, no book, I'm using Tire Rack.com. Look up any tire, and click "specs" in the table below. They provide all dimensions of the tire including diameter. Very nice feature...
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 22, 2012, 04:29:31 PM
Thanks for the info guys - and thanks for measuring "69Z28-RS."

"Stingr69", thanks, I will probably run a 225 or 235 but no larger. It's weird how tire diameters run. A 225/70 R14 is a larger diameter than a 235/60 R15 !
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 21, 2012, 05:50:46 PM
Found this on another blog, RE: backspacing...

FW  15X7  Backspacing 4 1/4  71-up most any GM

YJ  14X7  Backspacing 4 3/8   69 Camero/ Chevy II L72- ZL1, 70 Nova
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 21, 2012, 05:47:51 PM
YH code would be Z28 wheels  would love to have an original set of those! Sorry, can't answer the part number question. I'm mostly interested in proper fit, so there's no tire rubbing. Also, want the 15" rim, so I can run the deeper style trim ring.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 21, 2012, 01:54:27 PM
If not too much trouble, that would be great. I think it's 4.25" on the 15x7 wheel, but I could be wrong.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 21, 2012, 12:04:52 PM
Yours were probably added later. "FW" code doesn't show up on 1969 code chart for Camaro Rally's, so that's encouraging. Are yours 15x7s?

(You can research this site for wheels codes.)
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 21, 2012, 09:15:00 AM
I've got a '69 with original 14x7 Rally's and am looking to put a set 15x7's on. Do I have to find '68-69 wheels, or will the early 70s "FW" code wheels work the same?

My research shows that the original 14x7's have a 4" backspace. 15x7's?
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Pace Car, Original Dealer Invoice on: February 14, 2012, 05:00:16 PM
Thanks guys. The original photos are great and appreciated. FYI, I do now have the AIM and will check it out. Thanks for sending the pages...
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Pace Car, Original Dealer Invoice on: February 13, 2012, 05:09:48 PM
Wait, thought you said "dealer" installed. Factory installed even better. So, would that be an in-dash radio combo, or under dash?
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Pace Car, Original Dealer Invoice on: February 13, 2012, 05:08:04 PM
Sorry for the delay. The Dealer's name was "C" Thomas Chevrolet (formerly Baker Chevrolet), in Gary, IN.

Any pics of a dealer installed 8-track on a console Camaro? Would the Assembly manual show this?
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Pace Car, Original Dealer Invoice on: February 09, 2012, 09:05:13 AM
I never thought of that, but that makes perfect sense. It's probably for the trunk key. Attached is a scan of the part of the invoice with the code. Note "Stereo Tape" very curious about that...
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