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151  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 31, 2014, 06:05:28 PM
Very interesting. I guess the vast majority of the time we see an X behind the rear seat, it's far more probable that the car has a black, or HT interior.
152  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: kph speedometer on: May 31, 2014, 05:59:44 PM
Thanks, appreciate the suggestion.
153  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: May 31, 2014, 04:24:01 AM
Thinking of you and your good lady Danny, keep positive and know that we are there for you.
154  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Zeroing in on X code start up on: May 31, 2014, 12:59:17 AM
James, so the letter(s) denoted interior color and the number the model/trim, meaning only cars with a black interior should have X(letter) on the rear seat/shelf structure, regardless of the trim tag X codes? So for example, a red interior SS350 would have R5, not X5?
155  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: June 69 Z28 Tachs on: May 31, 2014, 12:52:03 AM
The Julian date and the last digit of the year I think if I remember right. so the 18th day of 1969 Jan 18.
Thanks Brian, makes sense. So tach date codes would be either 3-digits (up to 2nd week in April or so), then 4-digits.
156  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 stuff on: May 30, 2014, 07:24:39 PM
Reminds me of an engine build (ok, an ever-changing test bed) that Eric at Vintage Muscle Cars has, there is a great thread over at yenko.net here http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/415017/1
A little slow to get going, but well worth the read over a couple cups of morning coffee!
157  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: June 69 Z28 Tachs on: May 30, 2014, 07:03:38 PM
Pics of the 6-8K I sold (stupidly) some time back. January '69 dated
Curious how you decode that date? Looks like '189', or is that ink stamp not the date code?
158  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: kph speedometer on: May 30, 2014, 06:59:22 PM
Anyone used either of those recommended restorers recently?
159  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trim clip and fuel line clip colors on: May 30, 2014, 04:21:33 AM
James, very interesting detail; were those clips always color-coded, and if so, were different colors used?
160  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 stuff on: May 30, 2014, 04:18:40 AM
remembers the ones (made by boring 283's in the early 60's)... ruled the street in lightweight cars.. Smiley   but the best way to do this is with a 327 or 350 block and 283 crankshaft...  boring a 283 by 1/8" is chancey at best.. Smiley
Classic old hot rodder's trick, takes me back. I remember the guys in the know would always seek out an early 283 block, apparently they had much thicker walls than later castings and could handle a 0.125" over bore without much risk of hitting water. Can't recall the preferred block casting number(s) though.
161  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 28, 2014, 04:56:35 PM
Anyone have a similar decoding reference for Firestone?
My brother works for Firestone corp and he hasn't been able to get an answer on the 60's era tire codes
Thanks James
162  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code? on: May 28, 2014, 06:26:46 AM
Anyone have a similar decoding reference for Firestone?
163  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / kph speedometer on: May 27, 2014, 05:02:19 PM
Can anyone recommend an instrument/gauge restorer that they have personal experience of? I have a 200kph speedo from a 69 and it is in need of cosmetic restoration, obviously don't want to mess it up.....
Not looking for anyone locally, would far rather ship the gauge back to the USA for professional service by the right person.
164  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 carb fuel line bracket. on: May 26, 2014, 04:45:04 AM
someone with an original Z that really wants that part.....it's probably worth the $625.78 to them.
Can't imagine anyone else buying it, big risk for a 'flipper' that they may not get their money back.
Then again, maybe they'll sit on it for a few years and then break the $1,000 mark
165  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 carb fuel line bracket. on: May 25, 2014, 06:54:00 AM
More than I thought.... Crazy.
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