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751  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!
752  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:

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,
753  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: NCIB on: February 16, 2013, 03:27:01 PM
 Do you think the services offered to produce a VIN history report (example: InstaVin) would include cars made prior to when a 'title' began to be used?

754  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original P T B marks on: February 16, 2013, 12:36:10 PM

 Was it paint or a heavy ink that managed to survived time.

755  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69' 302 CE numbers on: February 15, 2013, 09:07:26 PM
 Thanks Gary, John and Bryon,

   Interesting about the CE history. I'm guessing with the growing popularity of high performance motors back in the day, engine and tranny damage became more frequent leading to more warranty fixes. So a  better way to track warranty was needed though it sounds like the Georgia statutory requirements played a major role in the CE policy change.
  Back to an earlier question, was there such a thing as a 2-bolt main CE block? I have only seen 4-bolt main blocks. I'm sure 2 bold mains must have failed at some time back then.

756  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69' 302 CE numbers on: February 12, 2013, 07:00:34 PM

  What was the normal practice of post installation markings of warranty engine and transmissions (original parts with unique serial numbers) prior to this CE requirement listed in Aug/Sep of 67?

757  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Z/RS numbers on: February 10, 2013, 04:04:58 PM
 I'm impressed about this clever wording....
The Term “Numbers Matching” used in our descriptions refers to an engine that has an: engine block casting number and date, engine assembly date and suffix code, and engine VIN/serial number that are present in a manner that is consistent with build sequence of the described vehicle.
  IMO, today's buyers may not be as demanding in having an original stamped part so a restamped one will be acceptable even if they are told out right. After all, if you are driving it around, an original or restamped doesn't matter......each will give you just as much fun.
Whether we like it or not, those restamps are here to stay even if it is kept a secret as to what to watch out for.

758  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Radiator tag restoration on: February 10, 2013, 01:32:00 PM
I wonder if Evapo-Rust would have worked here too.
759  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Radiator tag restoration on: February 10, 2013, 11:12:58 AM
 Personally, whenever possible, I would be more impressed looking at a restore part that may now have patina instead of a reproduction in perfect shape.
Patina shows there is history behind it. Something that is gone but the part retains its past existence through physical marks.
I'm glad to see you are using the original part. It sure came out great. I'm going to use your process when I have to restore mine.

760  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69' 302 CE numbers on: February 09, 2013, 07:40:37 PM
 Interesting. Based on letter #1 mentioning the Georgia statutory requirements, I wonder now, if prior to this established practice to start for 1968, if there were engines and transmissions replace for warranty restamped possibly by the dealer with original numbers?
Especially so for years up to August 1967 for other GM cars.

761  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nemo storm... on: February 09, 2013, 01:39:51 PM
Just spent 5 hours clearing my house and helping a sick neighbor with the snow blower and shovels.
We got two feet here in eastern Long Island but the drifts averaged three to four feet. I'm sure glad I put a new carb on the blower this year because it got a heck of a workout.
  Thanks for the thread though. That is kind of you.
762  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: holley 4053 dz stamp on: February 08, 2013, 11:44:17 AM
 What's the URL?

763  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Clock repair on: February 07, 2013, 06:47:50 PM
 I found a two part YouTube video on repairing a 67 Camaro clock.
It was basic but gave a good idea of what causes the points to burn (low battery) and
how to replace a point face using a center pin from an RCA jack.

764  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Early bird special. on: February 07, 2013, 08:27:57 AM
   Photography (astrophotography mainly) is one of my favorite pass times. Whoever took this picture had a very good idea how to get dept perception by shooting from an angle. The fact that we see the exhaust pipe from this vantage point will make it appear it is further back or even shorter because you can't see the length of pipe that is blocked from the bends rise out of the muffler at one side and the fall of the exhaust exit point at the other end so that is giving and interposition view of how our eyes see things so it does affect our visual depth perception. And as George pointed out the muffler does look pushed up and the axle down.

765  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / 5460346 master cylinder brass seat source on: February 06, 2013, 06:41:09 PM

 I wanted to share this with you in case someone is looking for replacement master cylinder brass seats.
 When I had the master cylinder rebuilt, the brass seats were removed as part of the cleaning process. Not wanting to reinstall these because the seat face had flair groove scars
and I don't like reusing anything that has a compression surface because chances are it will not reseat good.
I found these brass seats on the Muscle Car Research web site (the makers of other obsolete brake components rebuild kits such as metering (hold off) valve and pressure distribution block for 1st gen.)
and they fit the GM 5460346 (WT) master cylinder on my 67 perfectly. These measure .003" (.374"-old vs. .377"-new) wider at the seat area because these haven't been compressed yet so
make sure they are centered before installing and use an old brake pipe with a double flair to push it in (for those who don't know that technique).

The price is right so stock up while they exist.
The URL is:

Attached is a picture of the original plugs removed from the MC with measurements. Maybe these replacements will fit other applications.
And no, I have no affiliation with MCR other than a happy customer.

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