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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69-SS-396-350hp/ mstrcyl and booster date codes with in 1 month? on: September 03, 2014, 07:13:29 PM

Sorry for the abbreviated request...  Here is the rest of the story!     ( The Car's return made the local TV News here in San Diego, below is the story that ran)

Boy, you sure know how to blow me the country we say,"you could knock me over with a feather." I am speechless! And I must tell you there is a tear in my eye. Great to have you, your car and your story, here, on CRG. Glad you joined and this is why I am riveted to the site.
A couple of things: Next time, listen to your wife and from now on obey her every word,lol. God rest your mom, what a great lady and great family, you are blessed. Lastly, "long may you run" ole Betsy (Neil Young aknowledgement). Pretty rare car, in  my estimation. Guy that lives near me has exact color combo(originally, now painted like a Pace Car) on a SS/RS vert (orig. BB car now SB).
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69-SS-396-350hp/ mstrcyl and booster date codes with in 1 month? on: September 02, 2014, 11:10:08 PM
Welcome Newb! Hope to get to know you and your nice car. Could this be correct? Yes. Is there a standard rule...? Yes. Read this:
You forgot to mention the build date and other pertinent info to determine if those parts are dated correct for your car. So, please post more info.
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 02, 2014, 10:13:05 PM
Dave, here is a thread from a few months ago about correct master cylinder lids with pics and wording. Jerry M. told me that mine is the correct factory lid for my car and it matches Gary's (69Z28-RS) and is exactly like the one in his picture. Hopefully Darrell also has his which will be nice to compare with.
Hope this helps.

Are we (CRG) in concurence that there are more than one correct lid, an early and late? I  am confident my lid is original and several posts concur although it is different from Gary's style. Sorry, not intending to Hi-jack, just wanting clarification.
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Shat R Proof Front windshield with no DOT? on: August 31, 2014, 07:24:42 PM
Just a plausible explanation I will throw out here: Cars did get damaged in transit, that is a fact. Some where damaged before they left the plant parking storage. Some were damaged at the dealer lot too. Who knows, maybe GM supplied the cloth covered seals in those repairs... and those windshields have been on those cars since delivery to the 1st owner, so , since new. explains a lot. I have seen a lot of sheetmetal repairs and overspray on new cars as well. Also historically speaking, there was a lot of unrest during this time in our country (protests and riots) that could have interrupted usual supply chains.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 29, 2014, 07:44:10 PM
Danny, Here in Ohio, we have a few car part stores (chain stores) that will 'loan' you tools like a balancer puller. You put down a deposit and get it back when tool is returned. Now, It might be hard to find someone at those stores that knows what a balancer or anything else on a car is that does not involve a laptop or a chip...but that is a different story.

Mmmm, steak!...better enjoy it now my friend. By the time I buy all the parts I need for my car, the only 'steak' I'll be getting is a Kentucky round steak (Bologna for the rest of ya'all).
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 29, 2014, 08:28:20 AM
Looks like you got a real keeper there, nice original stuff Darrell.
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: enclosed vehicle shipping from Washington to Pennsylvania on: August 29, 2014, 08:24:57 AM
Here is a guy I checked with once. Never have used him, but he was recommended. His name is Ben.
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Story of interest to 69Z folks on: August 26, 2014, 10:39:39 PM
Thought I'd share:
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Found Some More Pics of the Green L78 on: August 24, 2014, 12:33:38 PM
DW, everything you do and own, blows my mind! Incredible. Tail panel looks glossy...hmmm.
55  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / front spring tag 6 cyl. 69 coupe on: August 22, 2014, 09:52:20 PM
Parted out a 6cylinder powerglide car. It was missing front end and engine/trans when I got it. 69 Nor. non a/c. For the record, here is front spring tag, EB.
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 69 coupe window outer weatherstrip/fuzzies on: August 22, 2014, 07:40:10 PM
Took these off of parts car recently. I know they are no good. I thought I would post pic as I have not seen one with writing on the back side. Pic is for the records(help document) and to see if I can confirm it is original. This was off the 1/4 and says, "A BAILEY PRODUCT". Oh yea, Jan. 69 Norwood car. Ed? Could use your wisdom now!
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 22, 2014, 07:33:21 AM

I was checking TDC by lining the line in the balancer with the "0" mark on the timing cover. Isn't that it? Danny


Danny, The advice given to checking TDC referred to checking TRUE TDC as the mark on timing cover may be off for various reasons. True TDC is checked with a dial indicator. The indicator plunger is set on the top surface of #1 piston at or near the top of the bore. rotate (slowly) until highest reading on guage is determined. Stop at this point and then you can see if the line on the balancer lines up with T.cover. There is a positive stop method also that involves some calculations to arrive at TDC.(gets a little wordy to explain). Can True TDC be determined without pulling the head?  Yes. You will need a long plunger to reach through spark plug hole. I have also taken spring off intake valve (make sure piston is close to TDC so valve does not fall down in cyl.). Gentley tap on top of stem to seat valve on piston (in case of carbon fluff) and set indicator plunger on top of valve stem. I am not too fond of unseating keepers and prefer the s. p. hole method. The positive stop is similar and involves inserting something in s.p. hole that prevents piston from reaching TDC. The crank is turned both directions and noted where the engine stops (locks up due to interference). If degree wheel or timing tape is not available, merely use the straight top edge of timing tab and make a line across balancer in each direction. determine mid-point between these 2 lines and mark it. Line it up with top edge you used to make other 2 marks and compare balancer TDC mark with t. tab mark. Make adjustments to insure TDC marks line up as needed but do not move crank position. This may involve bumping timing tab side to side with a small Ford tool (hammer) or repainting a correct line (thin and accurate please). If all else me out there and in 15 minutes we will be done.
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Newbie looking for advice on: August 21, 2014, 06:57:38 AM
That's easy ,

post your pics on photobucket, there copy the img tag and past that into the message you wanna send.

CamaroSas-Congrats and welcome! Seems all new members (including myself when new to site) have a learnining curve to overcome in posting pics. It will just be a matter of time, short time I hope, as we all are interested and curious to see BSMIT59's finds.
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Harmonic Balancer for 302, need the circumference? on: August 18, 2014, 08:54:09 PM
C=Pi x Diameter. Diameter for a 302 is 8 in (I believe). So, 8 x 3.14 (pi) = Circumfrence or 25.12 in. Divide by 4 (segments of a 1/4)=6.28. every 6.28 in. (6 and 5/16 approx. in. (exact would be 9/32) ) make a mark. This will give you 4 equal  spots around balancer. firing order 18436572. starting with 1 or LH 1st cyl and at TDC with both valves closed adjust. Turn Clock wise to next mark do #8 and so-forth. 2 revolutions does all 8.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: custom striped Z I saw this weekend on: August 18, 2014, 08:06:49 PM
Real nice car! Love the combination of BITD and original. Best of both worlds (except to a purist). Even better that it belongs to a fellow CRGer. Thanks Bill and Larry.
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