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886  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Did console gauge cars also have a low oil pressure switch? on: May 02, 2012, 08:01:43 PM
 Anyone with the brass fitting have pictures to post?
I'm looking for one I pulled from a car 25 years ago to take a picture of.
I'll post it when I find it so we can compare.

Mike
887  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Did console gauge cars also have a low oil pressure switch? on: April 29, 2012, 01:09:33 PM
Mike,
Just wondering, do your 67's have a brass fitting or a rubber grommet for the oil line at the firewall?
Bob

Hi Bob,

  It's a grommet. I do have a brass one that I pulled from a parts car back in '87 that was screwed thru the firewall and the oil line was 2 pieces. I heard here that was never factory fitting but I dispute it because I have heard other people with the same setup in earlier Camaros. The car I removed this from was Dec 66 SS350 if I remember right.


Mike
888  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Alternator- Early '69 Build 61 amp on: April 28, 2012, 06:01:16 PM
Hi Marty,

 I would say it depends on what alternator was used and how many in a batch run. The standard alternator with a car ordered with little options that required anything beyond 37A would be consumed faster hence closer to the vehicle assembly date than one that was used with let's say A/C.  So maybe a week before to several weeks depening on the demands.
  Like the gas tank date vs. cowl date thread, maybe one for alternators?

Mike
889  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Alternator- Early '69 Build 61 amp on: April 28, 2012, 01:33:18 PM
Hi John,

  Not to deviate from the main topic but I've seen this photo a number of times and each time I study it I notice something new.
I see the 6 cyl engines are blue. Was there any significant reason for that color and not Chevy orange?

 I see a very familiar thing though with the floor. It looks like it is built with wood blocks, no doubt due to the weight of the engines and the machines moving them. When I worked at Grumman Aerospace years ago several of the older assembly plants that were building aircraft during WW2 and beyond had wood floors made with 10x10 blocks (if I have the size correct) stacked tightly side by side.

Thanks,
Mike
890  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My old Z on ebay on: April 28, 2012, 12:00:09 PM

Wow...that does look really nice as is in those pictures. So, the firewall markings weren't on it when you had the car I assume.

Mike
891  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Alternator- Early '69 Build 61 amp on: April 28, 2012, 11:48:26 AM
 Are you sure of that Daniel?
  Some engines were built and sat on a rack for weeks to months before being installed in a car. So in this case for alternators that were installed during engine dressing, the date stamped may very well come before or after the engine build date depending on the volume and popularity of parts consumed on the assembly line.
In the case of my 2 '67's with originl electrical parts the LOS built car has the optional alternator so it sat for a while and was built before the engine assembly date before being installed.
The NOR car used the standard 37A unit so the build date was more recent relative to the cowl assembly date but after the engine build date.
LOS- Engine date - T0214 - Cowl date - 4B (UOIT lists 4/13/67 specifically)- Alternator date 7A30 (optional 1100696 - 42A) - Voltage  regulator date 7C
NOR - Engine date T0308 - Cowl date - 5B - Alternator date 7E4 (standard 1100693 -37A) - voltge regulator date - 7E

Or did you mean engine build = engine dressing? Huh

Mike
892  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: buyer beware 1969 Z/28 on ebay paperwork looks like a scam on: April 27, 2012, 05:03:27 PM
I just ask for pics of TT and block stamp. I also mentioned M21 on window sticker which is obviously a fake and the ad said M22. See what kind of fire that lit.

Was there any reply to this request yet?

Mike
893  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Did console gauge cars also have a low oil pressure switch? on: April 27, 2012, 07:05:40 AM
 I don't think so. The gauge attachment point to the block is where the oil light pressure sensor would have been screwed into if you didn't order the gauge package.
I have two BB 67's and the one with the gauge option has the oil line screwed in the same block fitting that the 'idiot light' sensor is screwed into on the other car.
The AIM shows this in U17 / A4

Mike
894  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Z28 photos on: April 26, 2012, 08:44:26 PM
What color is the body?

Mike

I asked because of the under body overspray spray color.

Thanks!
Mike
895  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Z28 photos on: April 26, 2012, 07:55:19 PM
What color is the body?

Mike
896  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 cortez silver Z/28 on: April 23, 2012, 11:04:39 PM
The paintball team I am on along with another team did a couple of years of fund raisers for Wounded Warrior at the Coram field.
My car club did mention the show out east. If weather permits, I'll go there as a spectator (my car is being prepped for repaint).
The Yaphank fire dept is only 10 minutes from my house. If you don't mind my email is msinis@optonline.net so if are going I'd look forward to meeting members here.

Sorry this thread got hijacked!  Shocked

Mike
897  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 on Ebay on: April 22, 2012, 05:08:03 PM
I agree that will likely be a rebody.

argh!

What next, hidden VIN re-stamps?
 I'm glad I'm not buying any rare vintage car today.

Mike
898  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 cortez silver Z/28 on: April 22, 2012, 04:03:03 PM
there are alot of us here!
Have any LI'ers here met before? Do any of you go to the local show events such as LI Cars?
I live in Manorville.

Mike
899  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 radiator fan on: April 21, 2012, 04:02:35 PM
5 blade Camaro fans have steel blades.
The 4 blade fans don't really have "blades" - the unit is steel stamped in two parts and riveted together.

And yes.....those steel blades sure play havoc on timing light cables  Grin
900  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 cortez silver Z/28 on: April 21, 2012, 02:37:56 PM
I live on Long Island .................

  It's good to see another Long Islander here :-)

Mike
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