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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Recommed 67 R/S lower mouldings? on: November 28, 2014, 09:25:00 PM
   Can I assume the 90 degree bends on the ends are correct and just the very edges need to be filed to fit?

Thanks for the info,
Mike
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Recommed 67 R/S lower mouldings? on: November 28, 2014, 07:39:16 PM
 Thank you, Sauron. CHQ it is.

Mike
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Recommed 67 R/S lower mouldings? on: November 28, 2014, 03:24:52 PM
 Because the R/S door/quarter/fender molding is old and pitting I am looking to replace it for the '67 convertible that's under restoration. Are all the reproductions I see available (examples: Classic Industries or D&R) the same quality?
I see one set that uses metal clips to secure the molding to the lower door instead of nylon so I'll reuse the original nylon ones.

Thank You,
Mike
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy new project 69 Camaro on: November 28, 2014, 02:57:37 PM
Hi Dave,

  Welcome to CRG. Here you will learn more, on an accelerated level, about 1st Gen's than from reading any books due in part to the wide experienced audience, documents within the CRG library and posted images.

Regards,
Mike
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Motors Built Before Installed on: November 28, 2014, 12:03:13 PM
Mike, there is even a lot of variability in the L35 cars for April of 67 at LOS. 

There are some known cars with early April body assemblies that have late March assembled engines.
Hi Bryon,

  I wonder if the wide spread at LOS has anything to do with the K19 AIR option (MZ blocks).
Did the LOS plant cover Camaro production from west of the Mississippi to the west coast?

Mike
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Motors Built Before Installed on: November 28, 2014, 11:46:15 AM
My 67 LOS L35 396 engine is stamped TO131MZ  7L148159  January 31st?    Assembly of car 03C (3rd week of March 67)  
Correct, that is Jan 31st. Looking at the total L35 numbers for '67 Camaros' I can see why the motors sat on a rack for weeks.

Mike
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Motors Built Before Installed on: November 28, 2014, 11:38:26 AM
My question is more focused on hidden numbers i.e. water pump, intake, heads, and distributor.  If I were to look at car or if someone would asked me to help them I would like to be able to help and speak without misspeaking. If it could be stated that cars built with motor parts within a week up to three weeks then I would feel that I could accurately look at a motor/parts.

Eddie

Hi Eddie,

  To add to my list posted I have the following:
04B LOS (T0214MZ)
Distributor - 7 B 6
I can't see the water pump date due to the pulley's (K19 and alternator) are still mounted

05B NOR (T0308MW)
Distributor - 7 C 2
Water pump - A 5 7 - This was on the motor when I got the car in early '80 so I don't know if it was original but the P/N 3856284 looks correct.

  Interesting topic....I learn more about my cars with these type of questions :-)

Mike
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Motors Built Before Installed on: November 28, 2014, 10:58:21 AM

  I agree with previous answers then that the 'popularity' of the motor (standard motor vs. special) will have an impact on casting date to engine assy. date and to car install (VIN strike) date. Also, the fact that there was not 'rotate stock' practice I can see how cast dates vs. assembly dates can vary a lot.
Below is some info I can gather (except the 04B LOS I didn't take the valve covers off since 1980). Interesting the Rt side exhaust manifolds are cast the same day and the block assy dates are almost a month apart. I couldn't get a clear view with the mirror for the left side manifold.

 '67 05B NOR :
Block assembly date: T0308MW
Block cast B 22 7
Head casting (both heads) B 21 7
Intake Manifold - B 14 7
Rt. Exhaust - A 25 7

 '67 04B LOS (I don't have head casts at the moment)
Block assembly date: T0214MZ
Block cast B 6 7
Intake Manifold - B 13 7 (1 day before the engine assembly date)
Rt. Exhaust manifold - A 25 7

   Looks like due to the popularity (or non popularity) of the L35 option in '67, these assembled motors sat on a rack for close to 8 weeks before being pulled and placed into a body.
Mike
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Motors Built Before Installed on: November 28, 2014, 09:37:25 AM
............... I can see stamping a motor with a number to match up with a production date, but when you look at an intake and cylinder heads dated with a one or two day production date before the motor was dated it would lead me to believe less then a week.


Hi Eddie,

   Is your question about casting dates to engine assembly date -or- engine build date vs. car build date?

Mike
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Door edge guards on: November 27, 2014, 12:05:14 PM
  There was no trim tag code for that option.
 I believe it was a standalone option and not part of any package.

Mike
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving! on: November 27, 2014, 10:47:01 AM
  Happy Thanksgiving to all and remember....with the holiday season approaching and the large dinners that follow....eat and then fast because as you know most of us don't have tilt columns to get behind the steering wheel on the first gens.  Cheesy

Mike
42  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Six at Charlotte on: November 25, 2014, 08:21:16 AM
 If I were to buy another 1st gen Camaro, a 6 would be my first choice. At least people would believe the car was an original with a 6 cylinder  Smiley

Mike
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Windshield Washer Nozzle Cement on: November 24, 2014, 09:53:33 PM
 Places like Home Depot. If I remember right it was off white in color.

Mike
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Windshield Washer Nozzle Cement on: November 24, 2014, 09:35:17 PM
 As I recall, the cement looked like rope calk that was pressed down.

Mike
45  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Key Plugs that came with my 68 L6 on: November 24, 2014, 07:11:38 PM
  I looked at mine and I see the knockouts (not to be confused with the Wittek Noc-Outs  Cheesy ) are still in.

Mike
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