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271  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: February 13, 2012, 07:41:38 PM
John thanks for the input, this head mark "23" is the similar to my door hinge bolts and shown on other cars also. I took an inventory of the bolts I took off the bottom of the car and I am missing 2 bolts that hold the rear upper shock mount. I guess these 2 gold bolts were replacements at some point.
However I do have another dilemma. The bolts I took off for the fuel & brake line clips are not all the same bolt. 1969 AIM shows #3958062 used in both locations but I have some normal hex and flange head bolts, see picture. Since my car is a Nov. 68 car I wonder if someone with an early car could check their bolts or if you have a 1968 AIM see if they list the same bolt number for fuel & brake lines. Bolts with hex head were used on the fuel clips & can be seen by scar marks on the clips.
Thanks for the help. George
272  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: How to repair plastic/vinyl air dam (69 BB w/ AC) on: February 12, 2012, 06:42:25 PM
Mark, Here you go. Sorry for the wrong picture 10 posts back. George
273  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: How to repair plastic/vinyl air dam (69 BB w/ AC) on: February 12, 2012, 05:09:33 PM
I was going threw some boxes today and came across the bag with my original AC shield bolts, cleaned them up & they are the same as my fuel line clip bolts #3958062.
These are the ones I took out because I bagged them. Wish I did that with all the bolts. Also they thread into the holes good not loose.
George
274  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: February 11, 2012, 08:26:38 PM
I took out 2 bolts that were gold cad. and I can't remember where they go. Flange head 5/16" X 1". I do know they came from the bottom of the car.
They are unusual in that they have a square point to them and that they are the only gold bolts I remember taking off. Maybe someone else remembers seeing these.
Thanks 
275  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for original AC cars on: February 05, 2012, 07:01:51 PM
I re-plated the cover on my water valve (Zinc) & thought I would post a couple pictures. Now if I can get it back together without scratching it up.
276  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: How to repair plastic/vinyl air dam on: February 05, 2012, 06:43:54 PM
Mark,Steve & Big Iron, I pulled out the subframe, check the bolt holes for air shield they are all 5/16" X 18 in the sub frame & cross member.
Cleaned out the power coating with the tap I guess.
George
277  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 ss 396 washer fluid bottle on: February 04, 2012, 06:03:06 PM
Chevy parts book shows #3840083 jar 62-70 all models. Mine has no number on the jar.
278  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for original AC cars on: February 04, 2012, 05:43:35 PM
Marty,Great picture. I am thinking that is the correct plating on the valve. Nice looking engine compartment and original ac hose.
Thanks
279  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rear Axle Marking - Factory or?? on: February 02, 2012, 09:00:03 PM
Hans, I didn't find any marks on the front of my diff. But I did find an orange spot on the back next to the cover and purple paint inside the yoke under all the grease. I think maybe to verify pinion nut torque.?? Check those areas also.
280  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for original AC cars on: February 02, 2012, 08:50:29 PM
More pictures. And thanks for your help.
George
281  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Looking for original AC cars on: February 02, 2012, 08:47:48 PM
I am restoring a 69 396 AC car built in Nor. Nov 68. The water control valve # 3940250 on my car I believe is original. Riveted to the skirt. Has the extra stud next to the vacuum port. It is stamped with "Ranco" as the manufacturer & "Type H 25". I took it apart to replate it Gold like the repo I bought but inside it looks Silver Zinc.
I can't remember seeing a silver valve, same part was used on Corvette, and haven't found anyone who confirms it should be silver. Found a picture in my archive of a Yellow 69 with what appears to be original valve in silver. I don't know where I got that picture.
Does anyone have a car with an original valve that could verify the plating color?
282  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: February 02, 2012, 08:22:06 PM
Marty I am really impressed with the progress & the information gathered here in just 15 days. I like the going forward format you put together and the reference to AMK fasteners catalog. Good input from everybody. I want to thank Chick & others on the Palmetto tip. I cooked up some nuts & bolts in a $14 crock pot and the finish came out better than I thought. Quite easy also. I will continue to help with any other fasteners I come across.
George
283  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 30, 2012, 02:48:18 PM
Marty, I looked at the screw with the circles again with an eye loop. I can see no mark in the center but there are 7-8 circles and more faint towards the center.
I have the 2 bolts from the steering arms to the spindle and the large top spindle bolt to post.
George.
284  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 29, 2012, 11:45:39 AM
I checked the small sheet metal screws this morning & I gave two photos #6 & #7 the wrong descriptions. I can't replace those photos but Marty maybe you can?
Sorry for the misinformation. Revised photos attached. George.
285  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 28, 2012, 07:47:20 PM
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