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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust on: August 15, 2013, 06:53:56 PM
On duel exhaust small blocks including the SS 350 had the 2". The 302 Z/28 and big blocks had the 2-1/4"
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vacuum Advance Pod Number on: August 10, 2013, 06:00:57 PM
All special high performance engines 396 and 427 engines had the 1111499 distributor with the 732CCW cams. This included the L78 and L72 like you mentioned, but I also believe it was also on the L89 aluminum head 396/375 HP engine. The 1111499 distributor was also used on the 396/350 HP L34 with AT.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question. on: August 05, 2013, 07:36:43 PM
Any way to tell if this valve is stuck? The more I think about it, I noticed that at the rear tips the exhaust flows better on the drivers side than passengers. So I am thinking mine might be stuck?
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Big Block Open Element Air Cleaner on: July 26, 2013, 09:15:51 PM
I have a '69 big block that was built in Nov. of '68 if that helps. I can take some pics and post when I get a chance.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Took my 69 to its original owner for a visit on: July 19, 2013, 08:34:23 PM
You should try and get custom tags ED 9090 if you can  Wink
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Big block intake manifold fasteners on: July 08, 2013, 06:38:37 PM
My L34 with Cast intake has them. I will post a photo when I can.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Holliday weekend. on: July 08, 2013, 05:27:49 PM
Thanks for the replies. Sorry about the typos I should proof read my posts better. A day later I found no less than 3 misspellings. Yes that Fathom Green does show the dirt almost as much as black but my GF says I am obsessive about keeping that car clean.  Wink
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Holliday weekend. on: July 07, 2013, 05:18:01 PM
Happy 4th weekend eveyone. I bough a new fan a couple of months ago and finally had the time to install it. To see how well it performed vs. the old 4 blade, I got the SS out of the garage today for a quick detial and about a 12 mile cruise. About a year ago took the car to a local show, and driving throught the parking lot the temp gauge went about 3/4 full. Now with the 7 blade fan only a tick past 1/4 sitting in full traffic. Enjoy the photos. Next weekends task pressure wash the driveway.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 to Rallysport Z/28 on: June 23, 2013, 03:53:00 PM
It is your car do what you want and makes you happy. If your only concern is resale value then don't do it. Like the other posters said that unless you do it just like the factory including the sheetmetal modifications such as the correct holes in the firewall and cutouts in the rear panel for the backup lights.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heartbeat City reputation on: June 23, 2013, 03:48:21 PM
I have ordered two times from them. Both small orders relative. The first order was missing a bolt and they sent me one free of charge, probably noting to them but did not they were fast in responding so I would say customer service ok. The second order was a 7 blade fan, clutch, and mounting hardware. I paid $139 for the clutch so that it would look original compared to the local parts store replacements. The clutch looked nothing like the original so I probably spent $100 I did not need to. I have not bought any of their higher dollar items, NOS parts or sheet metal.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Another ebay 69 with fake tag on: June 13, 2013, 07:42:17 PM
The larger size tag for a 12A 124379N554655 car is correct, but that is not why I was able to ID it as a fake. I will not post that exact date of the tag size change, but if you read the CRG some more you might find the answer on why this one is an obvious fake.
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Another ebay 69 with fake tag on: June 13, 2013, 06:54:55 PM
Vin: 124379N554655

Tag:

ST  12437 NOR197722 BDY
TR  711      72   B PNT
12A            X66

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/STUNNING-1969-HUGGER-ORANGE-CAMARO-SS-X66-/140994874521?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item20d3f30c99
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1996 Indy Pace Car (1969 Clone) on: June 08, 2013, 10:30:04 AM
probably costs a lot more, but if I would buy an IPC tribute it would be this one:

http://www.nickeychicagoinc.com/2013-nickey-super-camaro-convertible-009-004/

For the money it will drive, perform and look much better.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Real trim Tag? on: June 02, 2013, 11:48:50 AM
I am still learning new facts on these cars, I did not know a 12C ,1968 build date had an X  code, this must be one of the first .

X codes started in the second week of Dec. 1968 with the 12B build cars.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 837 alt pulley finish?? on: June 02, 2013, 11:42:06 AM
I believe Jerry M's book states alt pulley should be silver cad dichromate, but don't have a copy to hand to check.

I just checked the book and you are correct; silver cad dichromate
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