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871  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 67 mono springs use decals? on: July 02, 2012, 09:08:46 PM
 Did 67 mono springs use P/N decals or was the 'color code stripe' mentioned in 67 AIM UPC 4 B1 used as an identifier instead?
My 67 LOS survivor has the F41 suspension as evident by the front coil spring tag P/N 3912532 YJ I removed (looking for a place to duplicate it).
On the same car is the paint code stripe that shows a definite yellow color as shown in the attached image in addition to the smoke gray spring color.
If I cross referenced my numbers right, the mono spring should be 3925817 BY (12437, L35 & F41).
To date I have found no info for the 'color code stripe' summary so maybe this one if a first for CRG?
My thinking is a paint strip was used in 67 and then a decal in 68 and up.

Thank you,
Mike
872  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 9204 brake booster stamp on: July 02, 2012, 10:35:04 AM
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Did all 9204 brake boosters have delco stamp in 69?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks Latecode

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 Are you sure about that John? I have a 9204 from a 69 with a Julian date of 334 (had iit since 1986) and it doesn't have the Delco stamp.

Mike

Yes, they did, and the Julian date was stamped on the other side of the tab.

873  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Chassis rust converter on: July 01, 2012, 05:28:59 PM
 What conditions are you starting with?

Mike
874  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: keeping gas tank and brake lines nice on: July 01, 2012, 12:11:08 PM
 Most will say to stay away from clear and for good reasons as It will yellow and flake off with age (been there and done that with clear lacquer & enamels).
I sprayed a new gas tank in 1987 with DuPont Imron polyurethane clear and when dried took the gloss down with a few passed of Scotch Bright for a natural look. To date there is absolutely no yellow or flaking.
 As for brake lines, they are protected by a variety of methods out of the box. But to keep oxidation in check I often applied a thin coat of Birchwood Casey Dri-Touch with a small paint brush twice a year to the lines and armor and they still are clean after 25 years.

 There are many opinions and methods, but this has worked for me in the long haul of 25 years.

Mike
875  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caswell Cadmium? on: June 30, 2012, 08:56:00 PM
 Thanks George.

 Looks like the Caswell kit is 30% off as a June sale for the 1.5 gallon.
http://www.caswellplating.com/electroplating-anodizing/zinc-plating-kits.html

Mike
876  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 30, 2012, 12:18:11 PM
 Thank you all!!  I can't believe to the most granular levels of details we let ourselves ponder  Cheesy
Time to black oxide the bolts now....

Have a happy and safe 4th if I don't get to talk sooner.

Mike
877  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 29, 2012, 08:34:42 PM
Hi Marty,
  I've read that informative writeup a few times but don't see anyplace mentioning rear bolts installed. I would think it was risky to ship a heavy rear with the studs hanging out and getting dinged and yet I don't see when it was installed.
I guess a judge could chime in and give their take on how that would be graded...painted or not.

Thanks,
Mike
878  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 29, 2012, 07:54:24 PM
Hi Jeff,

  You're right about the semi-gloss. I left the semi out which is what I meant.
As for the springs coming later, being that was done at the Chevy plant and the rear assembled and painted elsewhere, I'm not sure if the bolts were installed before being shipped. I am assuming they were because I don't see the bolts mentioned in the AIM though the drawing shows the studs. It seems to make sense if the bolts were installed and the studs masked before painting so as not to cause skewed torque readings later from paint on the threads or they were installed after the housing was painted so the bolt finish would be black oxide ( or phosphate).

Mike
879  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 29, 2012, 07:11:04 PM
68? That's a 67 SS/RS 396

Mike
880  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 29, 2012, 06:32:45 PM
 I'm at the stage of getting ready to spray the 67 12 bolt rear. I had detailed it in the 80's (non painted bolts and other HW) and now will resort to the correct method of finish by spraying it entirely gloss black, including the 12 bolt cover bolts, though the pinion and bleeders will be masked. Were the 'T' bolts installed yet to get painted or did they come after painting. What about the vent tube?

Thank you,
Mike
881  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: June 29, 2012, 06:16:39 PM
The link works good, John.
Are those models on page 8 the 'special edition'?  Wink

Thank you for the post,
Mike
882  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 29, 2012, 05:38:50 PM
Please KIM this strictly my opinion and does not reflect anyone else’s opinion, especially CRG’s.

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The other mystery I have issues with, and I’m sure they have their reasons; CRG has yet to acknowledge this car as authentic (and I don’t need to know why). The only way this member would ever make such a significant purchase with regards to any First Gen is if CRG gave it their blessings.


Quite possibly there is no way for CRG to say one way or another if it is real or not, especially publicly, and risk the possibility of being wrong and then open to liable. Unless something very obvious stands out that leaves no doubts , right now it's only conjecture, opinions and guesses.

Mike
883  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caswell Cadmium? on: June 29, 2012, 08:45:15 AM
Hi George,

  What is the rating on the power supply?
Has the plating held up fine without shedding or chipping when applying torque and the bolt heads held with a wrench?
Thanks for posting those pictures.

Mike
884  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: June 28, 2012, 07:09:38 PM
Anyone have any photos for those of us who were not able to make it?

I had a GREAT time at the 2012 Camaro Nationals.  I learned a lot and got a lot of great advice.  Especially from judges Jerry M and Chris and a couple of guys who had Z/28's there....Dale and Al.

I took a video in the Legends and Bowtie building.  This video has more of the Bowtie cars.  Unfortunately, I used my Sony camcorder which goes to a mini-DVD which requires ripping software to make a youtube video.  This is the first time I used ripping software so I downloaded a trial version which stuck a watermark right in the middle.  Also, I usually drink way too much coffee so the video is jittery.  You can get the general idea though.

Youtube link: http://youtu.be/AVV_MJ12dsA



Hi Dave,
 Thanks for the interesting video. Did you get to see under the cars as well and if so how were the bottoms finished? All uniform black or a bottom with overspray? Colors?

Mike
885  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Where to Find Correct Plating on: June 27, 2012, 02:41:34 PM
There also are home kits for black oxide and phosphating (Parkerizing) that are inexpensive and easy to use.
If you have a small sand blaster to prep the bolts before hand then you can very easily refinish them at your pace.

Mike
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