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616  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Size of original Battery tray mount and clamp bolts??? on: February 22, 2013, 10:08:45 PM
 As a suggestion, if you have the Factory Assembly Manual and if you get a copy of the AMK products catalog, you can see what the fastener sizes should be right down to the bolt size, head marking (most of the time it's correct), thread pitch and finish.

Mike
617  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Where to send starter for rebuild. on: February 22, 2013, 08:02:50 PM
I bring them to a local shop that's been doing them for decades. Listed as Alternator & Starter Repair Service.

I agree. I did that for my starter and alternator and the cost was around $40 each. I told the guy it was for a show car so he knew I wanted to retain the original cores
Mike
618  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 9204 brake booster on ebay on: February 22, 2013, 07:40:18 PM
Gary & George,

  What size font for the Julian date? 1/16" or 2/16" ?

Thanks,
Mike
619  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969VIN on: February 21, 2013, 09:57:53 AM
  As cool as it looks with a partial painting, I'd prefer a full coverage to avoid the oxidation that eventually forms on smooth aluminum surfaces.
As Mark pointed out, being it depends on the painter of the time (van Gogh vs. Joe the painter) that gives us restorers more flexibility.

Mike
620  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Trim code on: February 20, 2013, 08:45:16 PM
 Hi Mark,

  That explanation of the month start dates sure clears it up! So, the date periods between the cowl tag and UOIT are correct in this case.
So it looks like the month/week code (ex:04B) and body code (H 457) for LOS built cars can fall within a week of each other.

 Thanks again for the clarification,
Mike
621  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Trim code on: February 20, 2013, 04:07:01 PM
  Based on Hot302's question and I know you are discussing '69 vintage but I figured the '67 LOS process was the same.
Here is what I have for my 67 LOS built and the UOIT was under the rug taped to the hump.

Cowl trim tag info:
04B        H457

o   04B = Second week of April (of course)
o   Based on what I have read above the H 457 would equate to H=8th day of month (April) and 457= body number for that day

UOIT printed date on the top above the 'Style' field is 04-13-67

  Based on this excerpt from the CRG article: “The letter indicates the approximate day of the month for the start of the assembly of the vehicle body. It is only an approximate date because it appears that the day on the tag was actually when the vehicle was being scheduled to be built. The actual start of production could vary by a few days”

 I see a lag from the 8th day (H) and the UOIT printed date (04-13-67) of 5 days so this gives credence to the CRG article, if I understand it correctly.
What I do find interesting is the printed UOIT date comes after the stamped cowl tag date. I would have thought the UOIT would be dated before the tag was stamped to indicate the options to prepare the body for but it is looking like the UOIT was printed after the cowl tag was stamped (and with the options). Also of interest is the UOIT paper edges with tape still attached has over spray on it the same color as the body which means it was in the spray boot at that time.

Mike
622  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NCIB on: February 20, 2013, 09:53:45 AM
Hi Ed,

  If it's free then I can afford it  Wink
I had seen that URL before and all it provided was that my VIN was neither a total loss or listed in any theft records.
I was more curious of it's history of previous owners beyond those I know of now.

Thanks,
Mike
623  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NCIB on: February 20, 2013, 08:59:26 AM
So, these reports I see you can buy based on your supplied VIN don't include data as mention in this discussion?
For $6 dollars I was tempted to buy a report for my VIN but was curious if it was worth the money.

Mike
624  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Old pictures of the 1969 Z/28 I owned in the late '70's on: February 20, 2013, 08:30:53 AM
George,

  Now that picture of you car sure brings back memories. I had the same car in the same color including rear spoiler I purchased in 1975.
I sold in the mid-80's when the babies arrived and bought a K-car to become a family man (meaning I couldn't afford the gas and needed a bigger car to lug around cribs and baby seats)  Cheesy By that time I had the two BB's I still have now but I sure miss driving the '71 daily with my wife (then girl friend).

Mike
625  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Penske 21015 dwell? on: February 20, 2013, 08:16:23 AM
 I was able to get it working last night. It’s been a while since I had to take out the DVM and troubleshoot a point to point wiring circuit (did that in the 70’s when I repaired TV’s back then) and it turned out to be a cold solder joint. A little sweating of the joint and presto…it worked. I can now get the zero set to function.
Nothing like seeing 'Made in the USA' label on something this old and still working.

Thank you for the replies!
Mike
626  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Penske 21015 dwell? on: February 19, 2013, 07:27:00 PM
 Picked up a Sears-Penske 21015 dwell/tach meter today and installed a new 4.5v battery.
I have no manual unfortunately. I'm trying to figure out how to calibrate the 'set line' setting but can't get the meter to move.
I verified the meter is working.
I assume this is for the points resistance measurements.
Does anyone happen to have this model by chance?

Thanks,
Mike
627  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Floor pans on: February 18, 2013, 06:31:13 PM
 Hi Joe,

  Your work looks exactly how I did the rear boards behind the seats in the early 80's on the convertible though there were no floor reproductions yet so I used a clean parts car for the metal.
Knowing the seams would be visible on the outside I used a step-flange on the edges and mig welded the sections together and finished off using lead to fill in the gap. Viewing from the outside doesn't look it was replaced and on the inside the seam sealer works great at covering the welds.

Mike
628  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Leaf Spring code? on: February 17, 2013, 11:12:22 AM
So what color is the paint stripe on Z/28 springs.

Lynn,

  I believe the spring color coding was a 67 thing prior to using a label to identify rear springs
I raised that question last year. You can review it here:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9739.0

Mike
629  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Was it DIFF or DIFF. on: February 17, 2013, 11:05:49 AM
 That means LI Corvette by me has the correct one (with a period).
It figures the Corvette crowd are that granular in details   Wink

Thanks Lynn!
Mike
630  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Was it DIFF or DIFF. on: February 17, 2013, 10:06:53 AM
   I'm looking for the correct posi tag for my one 67 with a 12 bolt posi.
From looking at the CRQ archives I understand the correct wordage should be:
"USE POSITRACTION DIFF LUBRICANT ONLY"

I see two reproduction tags with one style having a period after the word DIFF and another without a period (DIFF.  vs. DIFF)
Does anyone still have their original tag to verify which is correct?

Thank you,
Mike
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