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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need help with 1967 RS headlights on: April 22, 2014, 08:57:22 PM
 I am fairly certain the block piece under the shrink wrap is a thermo cut-out and it may be bad. It is wired in series with the motor feed line.
This was to save motors from burning out (in theory) when they were prevented from moving due to iced doors in the winter.
This is from memory and having fixed a few 28 years ago so I may be wrong but I don't think so.
 I am sure I have a few used spares in storage.

Mike
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rochester Quad Verify? on: April 21, 2014, 05:32:14 PM
On occasion, did the factory install carbs meant for standard trannys onto a car with automatic tranny?
This is the only one I have read of:

http://www.camaros.org/images/carb/carb_news.jpg

Mike
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: April 21, 2014, 01:27:14 PM
I had a feeling it was a BB being they have two different size push-rods. You may also want to check for any bent rocker studs.
I recommend to drop the pan to check for metal chips in case some are small enough to get pulled past the oil pump intake screen.

Mike
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: April 21, 2014, 12:28:38 PM
What size motor and who assembled it?

Mike
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Amazing 69 Z/28 Survivor on: April 20, 2014, 11:14:15 AM
In regards to the jacking instructions decal, the thing that caught my eye immediately was the shrinkage line along the top edge (due to file size limit I had to shrink this down a lot so it is harder to see the line). Paper will shrink with age depending on humidity (one factor) and is also one cause for the bubbles.
This leads me to believe that the sticker on the 69 is possibly original. Most people don't know about shrinkage lines and usually a new sticker will cover it up because it is larger (no shrinkage).
I put a side-side comparison of my 67 04B LOS with original trunk decal and this 69 09D NOR. You can see the shrinkage lines on both though the 69 I can only make out the top line. Plus, don't forget a camera white balance will impact the color hue accuracy quite a bit especially with shades (white and blacks). Most point and shoot cameras have inaccurate white balances so it may be a fine line between light yellow and white when viewed.

Mike
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Z/28 Block - Trans - Rear Numbers... Original Stamps? on: April 19, 2014, 10:30:39 AM
  Study closely and you will see this block has a lot of surface rust scars on the pad area. I suspect a mild pass under the decking stone to clean it up was done so likely the whole head area was exposed and rusting. My 396 conv was taken apart by the previous owner after a rod bearing locked the motor in the 70's. He had since passed away and the car and parts sat in his back yard exposed to the weather. I bought the car and had to have the block decked to clean the rust off the exposed head mating surfaces (including stampings) so most of the VIN and prefix left behind is very-very light but still readable and there are still rust scars. Back in the 80's preserving a number wasn't thought of, with me at least, so when I had seen these pictures, it sure reminds me of what I went through.
  I'm still curious where these photos came from.

Mike
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Z/28 Block - Trans - Rear Numbers... Original Stamps? on: April 19, 2014, 08:17:17 AM
 Where did you get these pictures? Just curious.

Mike
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 inner quarter pinch weld / door gap on: April 18, 2014, 09:27:17 PM
 Is the front edge of the door even with the rocker edge by chance? This pic looks like the door is too far back and maybe loosening the hinges and moving the door forward to even the edge with the rocker end will fix it.

Mike
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 18, 2014, 06:50:35 PM
 Considering there was no 'rotate stock' practice, I guess a block can sit on a shelf for a while before being pulled for assembly prep, or in a case of an assembled motor, sit on the rack for a while before getting installed and VIN stamped.

Mike
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 15, 2014, 08:43:06 AM
  I can't comment on the correctness of this stamping but I wanted to say you can have a block decked and still retain the stampings providing the decking process doesn't take too much off vs. the depth of the stamp.Most original stampings will have a very-very slight ridge along the characters edge from the metal displacement of the imprint force. Any decking, providing it doesn't take the stamping totally off, will usually even out the slightly raised edge (as this photo looks) depending on the deck cut depth.

Mike
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nice Restoration on: April 12, 2014, 01:32:24 PM
 Oh-no.....a tape line on the blackout  Cheesy
  I'm just nit-picking......We all should look that good at our old ages.
Still, looks like a nice looking car accurate or not.

Mike
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Heater cover wiring clips. on: April 12, 2014, 11:02:35 AM


James:  I don't believe that is correct.   AM/FM the wire was rerouted under the heater box.   AIM shows double up the wire and tape.   It then goes to a clip on the bottom corner of the heater box like Mike shows.   Then to another clip on the bottom middle of the heater box then to the fan.    No wire up top.

Mike:  On yours, did they leave an empty clip up top?

 There are just 2 clips...one on the middle bottom and one on the end corner. Nothing on the top. Maybe it was just a '67 thing?

Mike
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nice Restoration on: April 12, 2014, 08:14:19 AM
 This is one heck of a resto and looks too good to drive. But what a waste if nobody drove it and the car was restricted to just being a garage queen.

Mike
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Oval floor pan plugs-stamped? on: April 10, 2014, 11:38:05 AM
 I believe there were hot dip galvanized from the factory and not bare steel. The ones I removed from my 05B NOR were all that way (plated) and only one plug out of the 6 was not stamped with any codes. The other 5 were.

Mike
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 - Y-1 (Butternut with White top) - Anyone have any pictures? on: April 07, 2014, 09:33:13 PM
 My 67 rag top under restoration is butternut yellow. I love that color and the nice contrast with the black bumblebee stripe  Wink
And the DBC paint was only $360/gallon so that made it a plus being a solid color.

Mike
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