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601  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Top of cowl paint color line on: April 12, 2013, 06:17:26 PM
 Here is a picture from my unrestored 67 4B LOS (with original grime)  Cheesy
Note the blackout didn't make it to the top.
Mike
 
602  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted on: April 12, 2013, 06:00:24 PM
 My original 67 NOR 5B tag was not painted but this topic is interesting never the less.  I would like to see this discussed by those who state they know the answers, and to show supporting documentation where it exists is always a plus. This is a free group to join so their (Engineers, Managers, Production Superintendents, and Line personnel) registration would be most welcomed and their contribution invaluable. Case in point, John Z., who has been directly involved in portions of the manufacturing never hesitates to share is knowledge within this research group. People like that are an invaluable resource to learn from and build a solid knowledge base for all to share with others.
 I haven't been in this group long but I have seen some topics that stated one thing and after several people put their information forward  including photos, documentations, etc... that the beliefs at that time changed. One thing that comes to mind was the use of a brass oil line bulk head connector on 67 Camaros. It went from being believed it was an after market item to now an accepted fact that it did exist, but only from getting input from many people. So, the CRG beliefs can change providing there is enough supporting evidence. This white tag topic is no different. If there are those who really know and can answer the questions people like Mark put forth, then I hope they register and come forward.

Mike
603  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted on: April 11, 2013, 06:50:42 PM
Hi Mark,

  The one reason I can think of for not seeing it after '67 is the following year trim tags weren't stamped with the large amount of option information as in '67.

Mike
604  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted on: April 11, 2013, 04:49:54 PM
 Hi Mark,

  It seems likely to me to have been more of a visual aid to the assemblers during the post-Fisher body build phase for modifications to the Chevy installed front nose and other exterior drilling (SS,RS emblems, etc) that the white spray was done. By that time Fisher was done preparing the body for options they were responsible for installing or prepping for so any larger font printed documentation such as the UOIT that accompanied the structure build out was no longer needed and removed (well most removed) before going to Chevy. The white paint may have likely been an ad-hoc fix and applied at Chevy for complaints or possible missed preparations on the fast paced assembly line by the Chevy workers. Heck, I need glasses just to read the tiny fonts on my trim tag due to the black paint just standing still!  Grin

Just an observation.
Mike
605  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: TO: CRG members What year Camaro(s) do each of us own? on: April 06, 2013, 08:09:04 AM
  My initial feeling with the displayed above list is this would turn up even for non CRG members if would be counterfeiters were to do a Google search to research 68 Z body number vs. assembly date ranges. I'm sure they would even be so bold as to stamp an already issued body number on a fake tag which would go undetected unless a query would come through here or the original owner spotted it on a car.
 That's just me though. Wink

Mike
606  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct 67 radiator tag on: April 05, 2013, 09:57:37 PM
 Thanks, Gerry.
I forwarded that picture to the vendor. If he asks for a measurement I'll reach out to you.

Mike
607  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 (M-21 and 3:73) Drive Shaft Stripes (ONLY) on: April 05, 2013, 02:07:43 PM
You may find this thread of interest.
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7861.0
Also, if you do a search on drive shaft some interesting discussions (many with pictures) will turn up.


Mike
608  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 04, 2013, 10:04:18 PM
 That's good news it is working. Are you able to push the poppet away from its seat?
I usually will work the poppet when new because I have seen a few that stick pretty tight until worked.
Also, putting it in a pot of water on the stove is a good pre-install test (when the wife isn't home)  Wink

Thanks for the follow up. It's always good to hear what the fix is for problems.
Mike
609  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct 67 radiator tag on: April 04, 2013, 08:55:58 PM
 What is incorrect about that tag? Fonts, straight edge, ....?
I'm still waiting for the vendor to get back to me after he figures out how much he needs to spend to get the missing letter for the Camaro tags. He assured me though that his reproduction will be exact. I'm hoping he makes a demo tag to show first.

Stay tuned....
Mike
610  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: April 03, 2013, 01:38:37 PM
I can only assume (and hope) there was an updraft ventilation system pulling those fumes up and away from the workers otherwise Purple Haze sure had a real meaning from the buzzzz.
Certainly pre-OSHA days!

Mike
611  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: April 01, 2013, 06:35:01 PM
Something is definitely wrong there - look at all of the paint on the ex manifold!
 Coverage depends on the artistic mood of the sprayer at the moment. Sort of like how the bell housing went anywhere from partial to full coverage.
One moment you can be like Bob Ross and another, Earl Scheib. Maybe it depends on how high the person was from the fumes?
  I attached a picture of my 67 4B LOS L35 showing the dip stick and you can see it is black.
Excuse the grease as the old gal is in need of a Cover Girl makeover.  Cheesy

Mike
612  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 01, 2013, 04:59:30 PM
Although I have not tried it, there was an article written lately by an engine builder who drills a 1/8 inch hole near the edged of his T-stats when new to help purge the air. I will be trying it soon.
  I have seen thiese already drilled in t-stats from parts stores. That's a good point to bring up however.

Mike
613  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 01, 2013, 04:58:04 PM
Thanks Mike, with the cap on or off?
  For mild squeezes I leave the cap off to see if the water level suddenly lowers which would indicate the air ipocket s worked out. Otherwise I'll put the cap on and give it rapid squeezes. It can take some coaxing but I have had this work very well.

Mike

Mike
614  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 01, 2013, 02:46:16 PM
 I have always had great success with the 'burp' method. While running and hot enough for the thermostat to be open I would grab the upper hose and squeeze hard rapidly many times until you hear a faint burp like sound which are the air pockets finally escaping.

Mike
615  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Lubing after sitting for a year? on: April 01, 2013, 01:46:05 PM
 If the intake is out then you can easily get access to and spin the oil pump shaft to prime the motor to circulate oil which will include the rod/cam/crank bearings. I'd recommend also to spray some penetrating lube into the cylinders to prevent the rings from a dry start and crank with the plugs out first.
 I made a tool using an old distributor body with the cam drive gear removed to drop in and a welded socket on top to put an air ratchet.

Mike
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