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226  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Van Nuys Hidden Partial VIN on: February 19, 2014, 03:42:40 PM
Thanks for your replies Warren and Jon, much appreciated.
227  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Van Nuys Hidden Partial VIN on: February 19, 2014, 05:15:11 AM
Any members here have a Van Nuys-built '69 with original firewall, that does not have a hidden partial VIN stamp near the heater blower motor hole?
228  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check on: February 19, 2014, 05:04:50 AM
Very interesting back story on that one, credit to Chuck for making known his actions.
229  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems on: February 18, 2014, 03:39:32 PM
Great looking car.  Makes me wish I would have put the DX1 back on my 69.
Agreed, that looks fantastic Rich!
230  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor on: February 18, 2014, 04:31:19 AM
The 05B car was made the same day as my car, and my car is 05A
How did you determine that?
231  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Sinkhole in the Corvette Museum on: February 13, 2014, 03:11:18 AM
or the Hugger Orange Museum.....Relax I'm only kidding
Course you are; can only think of one guy that'd pay to go visit that one Smiley

Very sad to see those unique cars damaged/lost like that.......
232  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 08, 2014, 08:56:27 PM
Was once told by an old school restorer that using a small blob of toothpaste on the end of your finger works really well in cleaning up old lenses..... I have never put it to the test, and am not sure if this recommendation was for glass or plastic (or both?) lenses. Anyone else heard that?
Will have to look around for some old plastic gauge lens, and give it a try
At the very least, should end up cavity-free and minty fresh Smiley
233  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Identifying Original Console Gauges on: February 07, 2014, 05:03:39 AM
Mine are brushed face, and have somewhat uneven corners too:
234  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stainless Chambered exhaust on: February 07, 2014, 04:43:56 AM
So if you 'lost' around 7hp with a chambered exhaust and stock exhaust manifolds, would you expect to regain those 7hp with chambered exhaust and long tube headers?
Also, would imagine that in reality, there could be at least a 7hp variance between 2 otherwise identical (drivetrain) cars off the factory assembly line.
235  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Headlight Switch on: February 07, 2014, 04:36:09 AM
Thanks Mark, that confirms it then.

Quiz tomorrow, not multiple choice.
Not sure what you mean by that Everett.
236  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Headlight Switch on: February 04, 2014, 05:15:55 AM
Another member has confirmed via email that 173 is correct for my application, so good to know. Thanks CRG.
237  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: January 31, 2014, 04:44:45 PM
Worth noting for the PTB discussion, that JohnZ's Assembly Process article describes the inspection marks as "ink stamps".
(My apologies if this has already been noted elsewhere in this thread, but I didn't spot it if it is).
238  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay on: January 25, 2014, 06:22:52 PM
Yes, it was - to Howard Elliott Motors in Hamilton, Ontario.
Thanks John!
Gary - they were all Flint engines.
239  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Headlight Switch on: January 25, 2014, 06:27:02 AM
I have 2 headlight switches, one has 175 and the other has 173 on it. Can't say which one was originally on the car, which is a non-RS with factory console gauges. Research here indicates that 1995173 is correct for this application, but the AIM doesn't appear to call up this with RPO U17. The AIM does however specify different part numbers for console/non-console RS cars under RPO Z22. The earliest documentation I could find 1995173 in is the 1972 P&A catalog.
I'm going to use the 173 switch, based on research and advice here, but can anyone confirm if it is an assembly line correct part #?
240  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: January 25, 2014, 03:31:38 AM
Must have been hot in that barn, because the rear stripes shrunk! I call BS on this one
Well to be fair, the seller does say it had one repaint in 1981, which explains the incorrect rear stripe layout.
But I think I smell what you're calling on this one, at least on the story.
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