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211  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine painting poll on: August 15, 2012, 07:07:35 AM
William nice picture. I think I have some old french locks off a small block manifold that have orange paint on them. Mickey I had my manifolds ceramic coated in a dark cast iron color then painted them orange. I  hope that as the paint burns off it will show dark iron color instead of rust. The picture below is from a 27 mile LS6 and you can see how quickly the paint burned off. Credit for taking the photo goes to (704EVER2008's). George.
212  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Which fan type on: August 13, 2012, 05:50:09 PM
Mickey, I had a similar problem this weekend with my Chevelle, same fan & clutch setup. My original fan clutch failed 2 years ago so I bought a replacement at NAPA, worked great. I wanted to get my car judged last year and bought what was supposed to be "assembly line correct" reproduction. It wasn't exactly like my original but close. I drove the car in 80 degree weather and it ran hot 210. Put the NAPA clutch back on and it ran 190. It really bothers me to pay 3X auto parts store price for a part that doesn't work. George
213  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine painting poll on: August 13, 2012, 05:22:36 PM
Guys, thanks for the input. John I really appreciate your comments, that means allot coming from someone who oversaw or implemented operations like these at the plant. We are lucky to have you on board. George.
214  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z Stripe on: August 13, 2012, 05:02:06 PM
Mickey, the majority of my car is still at the bodyshop, the rest is in my garage reedy for reassembly. Thanks.
George
215  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine painting poll on: August 12, 2012, 01:04:33 PM
Complete engine
216  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine painting poll on: August 12, 2012, 01:02:04 PM
Pictures off chevelle site, 2nd picture is LS6, 3rd picture is mine
217  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine painting poll on: August 12, 2012, 12:57:58 PM
Archive photos
218  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Engine painting poll on: August 12, 2012, 12:56:38 PM
I was at a car show with my 70 chevelle and someone commented on my by pass should not be painted. That didn't really bother me but it brought up a sore point I have had with judging in the past. Twice I lost points because I was told the by pass hose should not be painted. One of the judges said I had too much paint on my exhaust manifolds, but also told me my original 772 fan blade was made in 1972 so I just ignored his opinions. I worked on these cars when they were fairly new and worked on many original corvettes and distinctly remember the by pass hoses on CAST IRON manifold cars were fully painted. The paint did not adhere to the rubber hose so after 40 years only the clamps and part of the hose has paint remaining on it. Aluminum intakes had a mask that also covered part of the by pass hose but that's a different animal. Last night I got view an Original owner 1966 427 Vette that is one of the most untouched cars I have seen in many years. Her car shows paint on both ends of the hose.This is a NCRS awarded car. The B&W photo is from Chevrolet archives and clearly shows the hose painted. Another archive from VN shows the how BB exhaust manifolds were painted. I will also post how I painted my engine and would like to get comments, positive or not, if you feel that I did it correctly. This engine has not run in 18 years so more paint will probably flake off after I start it.
Thanks for your time. George.
219  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z Stripe on: August 12, 2012, 11:48:24 AM
one more
220  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 Z Stripe on: August 12, 2012, 11:47:21 AM
I got some pictures of a friends 35K Orig. paint 69Z & thought I would post them for the Z guys.
221  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Z/28 spare and jack equipment on: August 12, 2012, 08:14:11 AM
Don, here is the picture from a 35K 69Z NOR built 02A I promised in March. It is a very nice original car. Hope that helps. George
222  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct '69 A/C Restoration on: August 07, 2012, 06:42:12 AM
Guys, Nice pictures. The larger"1/2" hose hose fittings look to be stamped with the "Weatherhead" logo.
z28z11, can you measure the insulation length on the shorter hose coming off the muffler? George.
223  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 AC Hoses original on: August 04, 2012, 03:34:26 PM
Marty, I just noticed your hose on the condenser line looks original by the crimp on the fitting and the markings on the hose. Is that date code 2288?
George.
224  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 SS 396 Spring Tags on: August 02, 2012, 05:40:02 PM
On a 69 396 SS with AC,TH400,& FD seat; according to the CRG spring chart I should have HG 3955725 front springs and BF 3955741 rear springs.
My question is that typical of what others have seen or using for spring tags. George
225  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct '69 A/C Restoration on: August 01, 2012, 01:17:26 PM
Marty, I can't say I remember seeing any AC hoses that were ribbed back then. The location & the legnth of the insulation in the above picture looks like what I have seen.George
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