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961  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: fuel tank paint on: March 05, 2012, 06:25:54 PM
LOS tanks were painted black. At least in '67.
My 67 LOS 4B was painted after strapped in at the factory. My NOR 5B built 67 was unpainted.

Mike
962  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 armco gas tank stencil on: March 04, 2012, 07:56:42 PM
I remember reading an article a while ago about it. The name was applied to the sheets of steel that were eventually used to make the tanks. So the position can be random.
I can't say I have ever seen one on an original tank yet.

Mike
963  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 Hood Hinge Color on: March 03, 2012, 11:11:12 PM
 I forgot to mention the oil I use is called Dri-Touch and is sold by Birchwood Casey. It goes on wet and dries to touch in a couple of days. This is good so it doesn't become a dust magnet by staying wet.

Mike
964  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 Hood Hinge Color on: March 03, 2012, 05:49:11 PM
 On my restored convertable the hinges along with other parts that were originally phosphated were done in 1987 and still look great today. The trick it to use an oil that goes on wet and dries to the touch. I do this once a year using an artist brush on those parts and never had rust problems. If you use paint then any parts of the hinge rub will wear off quickly and that area will stand out visually.
Just something to consider.

Mike
965  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Judges: Question on SS stripe w/base coat clear coat on: March 03, 2012, 01:28:22 PM
 This is an interesting exchange of ideas and comments and I do appreciate it.
The stripe will go on top no matter which system I choose.
I'm leaning towards the PPG DBC BB/CC system though I didn't rule out the acrylic enamel.
 I got over the sticker shock for paint.  Shocked  The last time I bought a gal of butternut yellow by DuPont it costs under $100.
Now the gal of DBC is going to cost $337 locally.
   I finished running larger pipes in the garage and installed a larger compressor with a 60 gal tank to support HVLP.
Now all I need are for the temps to get above 60 here on Long Island.

Mike
966  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: How to assemble oil line to block fitting? on: March 02, 2012, 08:33:59 PM
Do you still have the original reusable brass fitting with the male insert? I'd use that to keep it original.
If you do then you will have to expand it again to allow the new line (plus male insert) to slide into the compression head. I used a tapered nail punch to spread the fitting.

Mike
967  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ignition timing on: March 02, 2012, 05:39:34 PM
I recommend this...
I used to use the screw driver method but finally tried this last weekend was was surprised how easy and fast the distributor indexed itself.

I found this article that describes a neat method to "walk" the distributor into position. I
http://www.corvette-restoration.com/resources/technical_papers/Distributor_Installation.pdf

This one has links to You Tube examples
http://www.classiccarauto.com/impala/how_to/install_distributor.shtml

Good luck!
Mike
968  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Concerns With Decking The Block Question I Need Your Help on: March 02, 2012, 05:35:12 PM
I wouldn't do it. Too much chance for error & then it's just another unknown Camaro. Are you going racing or doing a restoration? If you're going racing find another block or another car & let someone else have yours...Joe
I agree...get another engine. How much performance would you get by decking? Most racers today are using NO2 so dial in how much HP you want if you need a boost. Unless there is severe warpage or deep surface rust, decking IMHO, would provide little value, if any. Besides, would you want to risk blowing up the engine at the value it's worth now?

Mike
969  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall on: February 28, 2012, 07:08:05 PM
Here's one from a 1100 mile 10D Norwood car, looks like clear cad/zinc to me.

That is what mine look like though I don't remember it so close to the grommet. If zinc plating goes flat over the years then that is likely what was used.

Mike
970  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why do 68 z28s bring less than 69s even though 68s are much more rare? on: February 28, 2012, 06:44:18 PM
I don't like the the money aspect of this hobby... it's killing all the REAL Camaro lovers ability to have fun, however buy them now while they are cheaper. The market will correct it's self in time. As stated earlier in this thread the 68 built the market for the 69.
  VT

I hear ya VT!
  I remember when I bought my 67 L35 hardtop back when people were getting rid of big motor cars after the 2nd gas crunch, I spent $4000 for it because I loved the 67 body. My L35 ragtop, I paid $500 for it because the motor was locked up (spun rod bearing caused that) and the front end was hit. The car sat for years in a yard rotting until I rescued it. It was a gamble but as it turned out the block was good otherwise so I continued to restore it.
  All the years I have had them (+30 years) I never thought of selling them even during times when I needed money when raising a young family.
Now, those days are behind me and I am glad I kept the cars. I am so attached to them that the money they are worth now means nothing to me and I have both in a will to my children when I leave this life.
Sorry to deviate from the topic but being we are talking about Camaro altruism, I figured what the heck.

Mike
971  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rear axal code date on: February 28, 2012, 06:32:18 PM
My 02D Norwood '69 Z/28 "BV" 4.10 axle was built on February 19th, and the car came off the Final Line on February 27th.

Its birthday (and mine) was yesterday.  Grin

Isn't it nice to know we all have a 'date code' ?  Cheesy
Happy belated B-Day, John

Mike
972  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct finish for the speedometer cable clips on the firewall on: February 28, 2012, 06:53:16 AM
The assembly manual ('67 - UPC M20 A6) shows them as being installed during build time and also using a small dab of sealer.
Mine are silver though I'm  not sure if it's cad or zinc.

Mike
973  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rear axal code date on: February 27, 2012, 08:39:45 PM
My 68 z is 07b  rear code BV0316G1 E  engine is V0628mo on pad. CAST E228. It looks like rear diffs. were stretched out more

Looking at your rear code of being a 4:10, that is certainly a less common ratio option to order, IMO, even back in '68. Your date spread is no worst than Joe's (X66 714) cars that too have steep ratios. I would venture to say yours (and Joe's) are within a very acceptable range.
 As for engine dates vs. cowl dates, I find it interesting how the small block Z's are so close compared to my BB dates (and other BB dates I have seen in the past). I guess it is partially dependent on when the model options 'catches on' to the buying public.

Interesting thread!

Mike

974  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rear axal code date on: February 27, 2012, 06:59:41 PM
My 68 z is 07b  rear code BV031G1 E  engine is V0628mo on pad. CAST E228. It looks like rear different were espresso out more.
The date code should be four numbers. Did you leave one out?

Mike
975  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Bright high beams, Dull low beams on Hal. lights on: February 27, 2012, 03:56:01 PM
 I had this exact problem when reinstalling my RS harness back in the 80's after replacing the front sheet metal from damage. It turned out to be a ground wire problem in the front but I don't remember exactly where.

Mike
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