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1  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.
2  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?
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Zinc Anode Clips on: November 20, 2014, 04:43:17 AM
Thanks for posting the pictures!
4  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.
5  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
6  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):
7  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.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Need Help with Partial VIN Engine Stamp on: November 15, 2014, 08:47:08 PM
Are you saying the VIN on the driver's side upper dash is 124379N590xxx?
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: VE3 bumper on: November 15, 2014, 04:52:54 PM
I have 2 GM VE3s, the original one to my car and another early take-off from a Rallye Green car, and the outer brackets on both look just like those in Steve's pictures above.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: November 12, 2014, 05:59:36 PM
I have restored at least 100 or more 69 Camaro parking lights, allot of the cores I have purchaced had OEM amber painted lamps still in place, with a blue glass insulator for the two contacts.
Mike
Thanks for commenting Mike. I've seen your restored park lights over at yenko.net and am always impressed by how good they look.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: November 12, 2014, 03:54:50 AM
My recollection was that the original amber bulbs were actually painted clear glass, then some time later the manufacturers started to use colored glass. Had a search and found this http://www.ebay.com/itm/261647588982 however would like to hear from others on this as ebay sellers are not always noted for 100% accuracy Smiley
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: November 11, 2014, 12:00:47 AM
Interesting to see one of the park lamps still has an original amber-painted bulb. Nice details!
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Body Stamping Plants on: November 06, 2014, 02:50:05 AM
^ that's a very good starting point, nice work!
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Body Stamping Plants on: November 05, 2014, 01:20:12 AM
Thanks John; do you know how many stamping plants were used for Camaro, and their locations?
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 mo block and other gear on: November 01, 2014, 08:06:03 PM
I'd sell it, and ask the buyer that if he should in turn sell it in the future, to keep track of the new buyer's details, and so on for subsequent buyers. Some day, an owner of the car will want to reunite them, and the trail may not have gone too cold.
You might have more luck finding a buyer for an MO block if it was back in the US though.
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