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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Delco AM Radio Code on: November 26, 2014, 03:31:30 AM
9 = 1969
1 = Chevrolet
A = mid-size models
PB = AM pushbutton
1 = revision 1
It would be correct for a 1969 Camaro.
More info here:
http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/cgi-bin/pub9990262549620.cgi?itemid=9990346167137&action=viewad&categoryid=9990346166551
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VE3 bumper on: November 26, 2014, 02:31:59 AM
It appears the outers are hard mounted to the bumper. If so that is not the correct attachment set up for the outer (KR KL) brackets to bumper.
It utilizes 2 bushings along with a metal cup and recessed screw.
James, which photo(s) are you referring to above? If you mean the last 2 I posted, those are of the inner bracket.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Hose Clamps on: November 24, 2014, 02:33:47 PM
Aren't those spring clips for 68 (and maybe earlier)?
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VE3 bumper on: November 24, 2014, 04:56:15 AM
No problem. Not sure if NOR used any different fastener suppliers (mine is an LA car), but my understanding from the NCRS boys is that numerous common head markings have been observed on survivor cars, and were used interchangeably; whatever supplier's product came out of the bolt bin was what went on the car.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Hose Clamps on: November 23, 2014, 02:08:36 PM
Thanks for the tip Len!
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Which old car would you choose? on: November 23, 2014, 05:17:15 AM
The sedan delivery (pic 033) for me!
Looks pretty complete and in good condition - a lot of those others, while cool cars/trucks, might be hard to find body and trim parts for.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Hose Clamps on: November 22, 2014, 10:27:22 PM
Looking into tracking down some original tower-style hose clamps. There seems to be many sizes available (no doubt manufactured for numerous other makes/models), but as these aren't cheap, don't want to get the wrong ones. Is the clamp size specified to suit the hose that they secure, or the maximum opening size of the clamp?
Anyone know the size for heater hoses (I believe there are 2 sizes) and upper and lower radiator hoses for a 1969 small block? (Not putting smog back on).
As far as I can tell, Wittek clamps were dated by quarter, so there would only be 4 date codes per calendar year.
Thanks for any help!
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VE3 bumper on: November 22, 2014, 08:37:50 PM
OK, checked the car this morning, and the 2 bolts that attach each of the inner VE3 brackets to the bumper itself have 'RBW' head markings (as do the bolts for the outer brackets). The bolts that attach the bracket to the frame horn/extension have 'L5' on the head. Anyone seen this head marking in this application before?
(FWIW, the car had a starburst drag racing paint scheme applied over the original silver in 1971, you can see the paint overspray on the bumper and brackets, but it is evident on inspection that the front end was painted without being disassembled, so I have no reason to doubt these bolts were on the car, at least in '71, if not when it left the factory. When I eventually remove the bumper (and brackets) for repair, I'll take photos showing the length of these bolts.

'RBW' (bumper to bracket):


'L5' (bracket to frame horn extension) sorry about photo, not very clear but hard to access:
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VE3 bumper on: November 21, 2014, 05:31:32 AM
The original bumper is still on my VN car, I'll aim to get some photos of the bolts on the inner brackets over the weekend. Haven't really paid them much attention before now.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Booster check valves on: November 20, 2014, 04:45:46 AM
Can originals be rebuilt, or are they non-serviceable?
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Zinc Anode Clips on: November 20, 2014, 04:43:17 AM
Thanks for posting the pictures!
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 300 bare big blocks for only 499,999.00! on: November 19, 2014, 03:15:45 PM
Agree, can't see how you would avoid making a loss.
13  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / 8N365353 Muncie Main Case on: November 18, 2014, 04:21:43 AM
Muncie Main Case on eBay
URL http://www.ebay.com/itm/390977938133
Main Case 3925660
Assembly Stamp P8T19
Partial VIN 18N365353
Listed for Buy It Now at $199.99
Description includes "The housing is in good shape- no cracks or welds- It needs a little cleaning, but its in nice shape!"
Seller ID: 1970grayvette
Location: Knightsen, California, United States
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VE3 bumper on: November 17, 2014, 06:12:26 AM
Photo showing urethane material where paint has cracked (color may actually be more of a tan than orange, but depends on lighting):
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VE3 bumper on: November 17, 2014, 04:10:43 AM
The backs of both bumpers were also black, I assume the base color for the urethane, or maybe painted black after the molding.
Steve, the backs of both mine are black too (or maybe a very dark gray?), but the base urethane seems to be an orange color. There's a couple of places where the original paint has cracked slightly and you can clearly see the urethane compound below. Can post a picture if anyone's interested.
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