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151  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Hose Clamps on: November 23, 2014, 02:08:36 PM
Thanks for the tip Len!
152  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.
153  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!
154  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:
155  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.
156  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?
157  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Zinc Anode Clips on: November 20, 2014, 04:43:17 AM
Thanks for posting the pictures!
158  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.
159  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
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
160  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):
161  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.
162  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?
163  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.
164  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.
Thanks for commenting Mike. I've seen your restored park lights over at and am always impressed by how good they look.
165  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 however would like to hear from others on this as ebay sellers are not always noted for 100% accuracy Smiley
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