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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: carb linkage to carb hookup on: June 02, 2014, 09:44:11 PM
goes in the small hole in front of large hole. Uses a cir-clip or C-clip to hold rod onto carb.
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: May 31, 2014, 06:54:17 AM
Hang in there buddy!
63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 rear tailpipe hangers on: May 30, 2014, 03:23:47 PM
Both sides? Which type exhaust, chambered or transverse?
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Warning-Caveat Emptor-Scammers Abound on: May 30, 2014, 06:24:52 AM
There was quite a lenghthy post about this car back a few months ago: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11753.60 . Now being scammed on eBay so watch out, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-Z-28-1969-CHEVROLET-CAMARO-Z28-DZ-302-s-MATCHING-/281349210758?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4181b84286&item=281349210758&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#ht_196wt_1312
FYI here is original add: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-CHEVROLET-CAMARO-Z-28-DZ-302-s-MATCHING-22K-ACTUAL-MILES-RARE-NO-RESERVE-/221357939653?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&forcerrptr=true&hash=item3389f61bc5&item=221357939653&nma=true&si=VrOWBwjlWBSHXXCY6vob3bfdid8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557#ht_31249wt_922
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 28, 2014, 11:05:25 PM
My Vin 562xxx has the x code.
12A N553XXX no "X" code.

No dealer info either, darn it -

Regards

interesting,but I think you are missing the point. If it is before my example 559498, it will NOT have an X code (like yours) and if it is after 560573, it WILL,(like yours). It is the period in between I am focusing on 559498-560573
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 28, 2014, 10:47:21 PM
KurtS tells me he has seen a vin before 560000 with X code, so, back to the drawing board. You bring up a great point Gary. And that is when would this be implemented. Beggining of week? Shift? or by Vin? Shift and/or week would make more sense, I agree. I thought JohnZ said 920 cars per day. Will have to check these facts.
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 28, 2014, 09:49:02 PM
A couple of weeks ago, a topic regarding rear end dates was posted. This resulted in a few PM's by JKZ27 & myself discussing when the changeover to X codes occurred. We both have 12B Nor. cars. After observing several 12B tags with vins and doing my own research over some time now, I'll add, I will or can almost with certainty determine that the X codes started with the Vin # 560000 or very close. Certainly more data will narrow this down and confirm or at least conclude and then be held as fact, which is what WE are all about. My following examples to bear this out are: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-SS-1969-Camaro-SS-350-Muncie-4-speed-AC-disc-brakes-numbers-matching-V8-hotrod-/301197332895?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4620c2919f&item=301197332895&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#ht_102wt_1312  This car is 532 Vins before the 560000 and has no X code and http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=3257.15 a post about an X55 which is 1026 after this 560000 vin. Now, I know that is over 1500 cars between these examples and as more is found I will keep records. I have never seen an example of any X code with a vin starting with 55xxxx to date.
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1688.0 This is another, 573 after 56xxxx with X code...Now within a 1000 vins 500 on each side of 56xxxx.
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 28, 2014, 07:03:41 AM
The more I look at the chart, the more confused it becomes. I have a G-Y Polyglass F70-14. The numbers go like this: MDLD  Y4A173 . I do believe it was an aftermarket replacement tire and not an OEM tire because it has "blem" stamped in the sidewall.  I also have an old BFG Tiger Paw and a couple of "stones" Super Sports I would like IDed as well if there is info.
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: TRIALS AND TRIBULATION OF FINDING ORIGINAL DRIVE TRAIN OF 69 CAMARO L 78 on: May 26, 2014, 04:07:55 PM
Vince, FOUND your car on EBAY TODAY!!!! Here it is and good luck. I wish I could buy it myself.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro-SS-RS-1969-Chevrolet-Camaro-SS-RS-396-375-Original-Drive-Train-/390850594942?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5b0082c87e&item=390850594942&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#ht_82wt_1312
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Are There Any Big Block Headers that clear Backdrive Linkage? on: May 21, 2014, 08:41:39 PM
Asking for a guy who has an original X22 car and wants to run headers. I told him that he probably will not be able to use his backdrive linkage. Is this still the case or are there headers that work with the linkage? I am hoping that there are not as he said he would sell me the linkage. Fingers crossed. It is a 4 speed car with a Big Block.
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28, One Owner Carolina Blue Crossram JL8 on: May 19, 2014, 12:06:57 PM
Back in the good old days of street racing in New York, that meant you were ready for a race! But I agree with John, the rod is missing.
Interesting, I thought it was an Ohio thing. BITD All us hot rod guys would have the reverse lights wired to a secret toggle under the dash and flip it on as a sign a race is on or desired. We would also flip on the reverses when pulling into the Big Boy Drive-In to look cool and to put others on notice we were looking for a race.
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: power steering hose brace on 69 on: May 19, 2014, 11:57:59 AM
That's a Full size 68-70 passenger car bracket.
Thanks, It looked "factory", but I knew it was not Camaro correct.
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 18, 2014, 10:26:23 PM
68L30...You just wanted to show off your cool car's resting spot. And I'll add, it's worth showing off,real cool!
74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / power steering hose brace on 69 on: May 18, 2014, 09:59:30 PM
Has anyone ever seen a power steering hose brace on the A arm like this? It is on a 69 I saw.
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: rear end for my car dating info help experts please on: May 18, 2014, 04:36:07 PM
Bringing this back to the top as I want to share some new information. I still assert, by what has been shared on this site, that the TT build date loosely follow the calendar, yet castings/stampings are exact. If you recall the OP asked if a 9/16 date axle build would work with his 9c build date car? I responded that I believe it would (I have a very close component dated car).
Fast forward. A discussion between JKZ27, via PM, and myself ensued were we discussed 12B build and VIN vs. X code start up. I cited a couple of cars I know of or found to show the VIN vs.TT vs. Date of Production.
The point I'll make is, at 912 cars per day, and if my car was on the last possible day of 12B (Friday,13th), then there would be 8-9 more production days in the year (excluding Christmas eve/day and N.Y. eve).  or 9 X 912 = 8208, 8 X 912 = 7296. a week of production = 5 x 912 = 4560, How could a 12C car be built 6000 past mine (over a week)?
Examples:
JKZ27's 12B Nor          N558XXX  Early in week, no X-code
My car is a 12B Nor      N563XXX  almost 5000 later than JKZ27's w/X-Code
a friend's SS is 12C Nor N569XXX About 6000 after my car
An Ebay car is 12D Nor N570XXX Less than a 1000 after my friends car and less than 500 after published E.O.M. figure (almost 7300 after my car)
CRGs published info of end of Mo. Prod. Figure for Dec. 68 Nor. = 569987 . Here, clearly the 12D car's # is after the last Dec. 68 #. The 12C is within a few hundred of end of month.
I theorize that end of Month, and year in this case, may not have counted the last week of year, Dec 25-31 ( actually 22-28). A lot of plants shut down for maintenance during this time. Start of 4th week was probably only one day (Dec.31st) and the Quantity produced was put on the next month's production total (Jan 69).
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