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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Warning-Caveat Emptor-Scammers Abound on: May 30, 2014, 07:06:44 AM
 Throw the line in and sooner or later a sucker will bite  Angry
Someone here should question the seller about this car and why it appears once again.
They have my name from the last round of questions I asked them (and never got a reply back to may last one) so I doubt they would reply to any query I would make. You would think that IF someone really bought this and decided to resell it again that they would use a different background.

Mike
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: big block chrome valve covers... on: May 28, 2014, 09:57:09 AM
  If you are looking to get correct covers then I recommend Crane Corvettes who have exact reproductions for all years including the left side rear slope AND correct wire loom stand locations. Most of the cheap covers have the wire loom stands in the wrong location on the left side and it usually hits the windshield wiper motor on Camaros. I bought the Crane repros.  for my current restoration and when comparing them to the old original rusty covers I have, they are exact in every detail right down to the 'z' lip that separates them from the Chinese clones. The slope didn't matter if it had PB or not.  Also, they advertise the covers get full points for NCRS judging. I'm not having my car judged but it does give an indication of their (Crane Corvettes) confidence they are correct. The cost for replating would be as high as getting these repros. The deciding factor was if the replated ones were not to my liking, I was stuck with them. At least for the reproductions you can send them back and get another set. I got mine on eBay when they had a 10% off sale.
  That add looks like covers for a Chevelle only. I doubt they are Chinese copies because the edges have the 'z' lip not normally found on Chinese copies (yet).

Mike
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 rs grille pics of rivets on: May 26, 2014, 08:10:30 PM
 If you are looking to sell it, please let me know.

Thanks,
Mike
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 rs grille pics of rivets on: May 26, 2014, 05:54:13 PM
My rivets to the lower valance are also from the bottom up. Norwood car.
  That's good to know. That makes it 3 (2 originals + 1 restored using the same direction) confirmed. It makes sense to have the rolled edge on the trim side and not the valance side or risk gouging the paint or primer film and encouraging rust to develop there.

Mike
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 wheel well moldings on: May 25, 2014, 08:45:53 AM
 This RPO document should answer that. Look under Z21 & Z22
http://www.camaros.org/pdf/options.pdf

Mike
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 rs grille pics of rivets on: May 24, 2014, 01:06:42 PM
I have not used this myself but I heard this tool works:

http://corvettespecialty.com/corvette-aero-rivet-tool-1953-82

Mike
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: May 24, 2014, 12:39:10 PM
Date   Code     Radius Rod        Rear Hole
                    Round/Square         Y/N
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0126   QL         Square                 N
0303   PJ          Square                 Y
0320   PU         Square                 Y
0331   QK         Square                 N
0404   BJ          Round                  Y
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM Heritage Center Documentation / Underbody color on: May 23, 2014, 06:08:59 PM
George,

  Did you spray the car? If so, approximately what spray fan size did you use and how much overlap did you do under the rockers with the blue coat to get that factory look?

Thanks,
Mike
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: May 23, 2014, 08:53:58 AM
Jon,

  First, thanks for adding to the research.
I think I see a pattern already between the bracket with the hole vs. the one without it.
From what I see in the CRQ report pictures and on my 2 cars is the one with the hole also has a stepped 'notch' in the very rear of the bracket on the bottom.
The bracket without the hole is flat along that rear edge. Can you confirm if yours are that way too? That would make it sound like there were possibly two suppliers of that part or a change in the way it was stamped and no other meaning for the existence of that hole.

Thank you,
Mike
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: May 23, 2014, 08:38:45 AM
Sorting on date:

Date   Code     Radius Rod        Rear Hole
                    Round/Square         Y/N
___________________________________
0126   QL         Square                 N
0303   PJ          Square                 Y
0331   QK         Square                 N
0404   BJ          Round                  Y
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: May 21, 2014, 03:50:43 PM
 Here is a picture of the 'BJ' rear dated 0404 on the '67 04B LOS L35 w/TH400 transmission.
This has the round radius rod and you can see this has the hole in the rear.
I looked at the 'QK' rear dated 0331 and this has the square rod w/stop bracket. There is no hole on that axle tube bracket.
It would be interesting what the hole was for. Maybe to hold and/or strategically place the bracket on the tube prior to welding?
Could be an interesting poll to add to the CRG article.

Maybe something like:
Date   Code     Radius Rod        Rear Hole
                    Round/Square         Y/N
___________________________________
0331   QK        Square                   N
0404   BJ         Round                    Y
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: May 21, 2014, 02:11:39 PM
 I see the hole now....its dark in the picture where you can't notice it unless you know it's there.
 I'll check my car when I get home to see if it has that lone hole in the back.

Mike
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1967 Camaro radius rod research on: May 21, 2014, 01:14:47 PM
Does anyone know why or when the change of the axle bracket came to play on the Second Design - Rectangular Radius Rod. I've seen two versions, one have a press mark and the other having a hole drilled just above the side dimples? I'm surmising a June of 67 change.
 I assume the square was needed to handle the larger engine torque and also the additional snubber bracket added as a means to limit the rears travel due to spring wind. As for a transition period I don't know when. We can only get a rough approximate from the dates within the assembly manual but that's not exact when it hit the production floor.
  The two 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 has the round bar with no holes provisioned for an additional bracket. That car has the L35 w/TH400. The other rear is a 'QK' (3:31) stamp dated 0331 for a NOR 5B dated trim tag and that has the square bar with the additional bracket for the snubber. That car has the L35 w/4 speed.

Mike
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 12 Bolt Vent Tube on: May 18, 2014, 06:49:20 PM
 I'd say the white sure turned ivory/yellow over time.

Mike
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 12 Bolt Vent Tube on: May 18, 2014, 04:52:16 PM
My 67 12 bolts are ivory in color.

Mike
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