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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: GM Part Number for 67 12 Bolt Pinion Seal on: September 15, 2014, 03:13:19 PM
 I bought a new seal and reproduction yoke for my '67 12 bolt from the place below.
It fit with no issues.

Denny's Driveshafts
1189 Military Road
Kenmore, NY 14217
1-800-955-1872 Phone - Orders Only
(716) 875-6640 Phone - Tech Line & Pricing
(716) 875-6743 Fax
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32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 11, 2014, 07:39:06 AM
Danny,

  How are you pushing the damper onto the crankshaft?

Mike
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What are these? Mystery item at pawn shop. on: September 10, 2014, 01:57:04 PM
 Now we know what they are for, all that is needed is a grill body, a propane tank, some Nathans, burgers, steaks and a few brews and have a tail gate party and talk about the Ford and Mopar guys (they bash Camaro owners anyways).   Wink

Mike
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: September 10, 2014, 01:50:58 PM
"There is a 34 % chance it can reappear...."

That means there is a 66% chance it will not reappear, and those odds, my friend, are very favorable indeed.  Cheesy
I'm very glad to hear the great news!

Mike

 
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What are these? Mystery item at pawn shop. on: September 09, 2014, 03:09:10 PM
 These look like cast iron gas stove manifolds.

Mike
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: September 09, 2014, 11:04:35 AM
 All you will get for your money is an official looking document stating the car's born on date and the dealer and zone number it was shipped to. Nothing else is included.
No model info or anything along those line of identification.
  If you know the dealers name already then you will have the info you need. If the dealer is still in business and has the paperwork then you are way ahead most of us.
To my knowledge there is still a gap for '69 models.

Mike
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: She's Painted! on: September 08, 2014, 09:04:51 PM
 Just curious, what brand of clear is that? SPI by chance?

Mike
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: She's Painted! on: September 08, 2014, 09:03:22 PM
The car looks very nice. One comment, on the top of the cowl I have not seen two separate blackout areas like the painter has done. The two should be connected so there is no yellow gap between the two.

Jon,
  Was the cowl blackout unique for the Z-28 ?

Mike
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ebay ad for a big block Z11 car.... on: September 08, 2014, 08:57:20 PM
  OK...so I spelled it wrong from memory. You got the idea though. I, along with many colleagues, have been part of the fallout from Ichan's past corporate dealings.
As for conspiracy theory....without going into specifics for legality reasons, believe me when I say there have been many questionable acts done by senior management with companies  I had dealing with that required legal investigation due to lawsuits brought about from government agencies. I know, I have been personally involved with collection of the eDiscovery data. And the last company I worked at did settle the lawsuits by forking out millions in penalties. So yes, some times there are business practices that are done along the fine line between legal and non-legal when a lot of potential money is at stake to be made, conspiracy or not.
  One last thing...my comments about the bogus bidders are more on the line with the sellers and not eBay management.

 OK.....work aside.....now I'm back to the regularly scheduled Camaro topics. Wink

Mike
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ebay ad for a big block Z11 car.... on: September 07, 2014, 03:45:23 PM


... Is it me or do the bids on eBay look manipulated on this auction. Like he has his friends bidding the car up... eBay should crack down but they never will

Caveat Emptor my friends...

  I believe many of these eBay auctions have bogus bidders to jack the price up.
eBay will not crack down unless there a a blatant violation. In the end the senior management who manage eBay have to show a profit to their share holders in order to get their own stock options and bonuses otherwise major share owners like Carl Icon will begin to influence them (like with so many corporations people like him dealt with) so I'm sure they will tolerate certain practices as long as it isn't illegal, that you and I find not exactly kosher.

Mike
41  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: LOST 19L524802 V0211DZ if it's real ! on: September 06, 2014, 09:13:31 PM
Last time (and only time) I had seen a yellow small block was in a '32 Roadster.

Mike
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Condensation wicks in tail light housing on: September 06, 2014, 09:11:01 PM
Hi Darrell,
 
    I thought that shot was from James. I can see how the covering looks like dark green now that you said it was a light coating of black.
Looks like the sprayer didn't lean into the trunk for coverage on the other side. Makes sense given the mass production quality of that time.
I studied the photo closer and see what looks like a heavier coat of black paint on the top edge only behind the weather strip?
That gives me a mental image of how the sprayer stood with the gun.

Mike
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Condensation wicks in tail light housing on: September 06, 2014, 06:44:05 PM
James,

   What do I see what looks like a two tone green line on the other side of the trunk seal?
I would think that would be black too.

Mike
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ebay Trim tag counterfeiter on: September 06, 2014, 06:40:41 PM
   I'm sure counterfeiters by now know what to look for in the computer age. Keeping tight lip maybe 10 years ago would slow down the reproductions but today there is so much that people freely post that makes it a treasure trove for counterfeiters. CRG posts here are one example with the freely posting of trim and VIN tags which eventually become metadata for a web browser to pick up for anyone looking for these images. Also, you can freely download real trim tag examples and look at them for comparison from a few web site already. A Google search is all one needs to do.
  Educating the consumer is a double edge blade. In one hand you can teach them and they will be able to spot a fake and avoid falling prey and yet the counterfeiters can also learn.
I have been down this route in the gun collecting industry where fakes show up too but there are people who do teach what to look for. But, no matter how hard a counterfeiters tries, there are always little nuances that will spring up to raise a flag. I'm sure one day the perfect stamp will appear and then the only identifiable 'DNA' will be the machine marks for comparison on similar period tags like with Vette's. Camaro's will be harder of course because they are painted. Using the Corvette crowd as an example, once the publication was available that showed how to identify real (hence fakes too) 'Vette tags, then that reduced the numbers of fakes showing up, that is how I understand it anyway.

Mike
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: REAR END DATE on: September 06, 2014, 06:22:37 PM
Still depends a lot on the year and the model.  Less common vehicles for that year or even time of year have been known to have larger spreads.  But you can't say that for all cars.
 I agree with this statement. I would think the standard gear and rear date stamp (if no optional were ordered) would be close in dates being the inventory was used at a faster rate.
  The two L35 Camaros I have with original rears are one 'BJ' rear (3:07) stamp dated 0404 for a LOS 4B (April 13th per UOIT) dated trim tag and that is the standard gear ratio rear with this model so I can see how the rear date stamp is close to the body born date on the trim tag by almost 2 weeks. The other 67 rear is a 'QK' (3:31) stamp dated 0331 for a NOR 5B dated trim tag and that is the optional performance gear ratio rear. So, I can see how that can sit in inventory longer before getting pulled and in this case it was close to 6 weeks. Also, per John Z., there was no mandatory rule for using items by their date codes unlike in the food industry.

Mike

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