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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Fat & Furious - King of Camaros Episode on: February 18, 2015, 03:13:10 PM
I thought it looked pretty good beforethe burnished brown. Made such a big deal about the rosewood that it was really a let down to see such a shiny wheel finish.

For all that trouble to be "exact", the headers and funky detailing were amusing. Guy sure paid a lot for a clone -

2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: BV Water Pump Pulley on: February 14, 2015, 01:43:03 PM
I owned a '53 Henry J for over 25 yrs!!

Gary - are you sure it wasn't an Allstate ? I've heard how cost conscious you are -

Regards,
Steve
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: BV Water Pump Pulley on: February 14, 2015, 01:32:33 PM
Sorry for the late entry, but I've been out of town for a couple of weeks and could not add my 2 cents -

The 2456DV pictured is off my X77, definite original, and the inner support is not swaged in place, but is spot welded as shown. This is the original finish on the pulley as well - appears to be dark grey phospate on the front side, or maybe dulled semi-flat black.

The 824BV shown is a repop. The two pulleys are different in diameter by quite a bit - no wonder the belts needed to be swapped according to My68SS -

Regards,
Steve
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Camaro SS396 - Trim Tag Date vs. VIN Production Date on: February 13, 2015, 06:47:53 PM
Smart move. I'm late in ressponding due to being out of town all week this and last, but my 12A L78 is 3800 cars past this one with no X code.

Wish it did - it's in the missing paperwork gap for the build date and dealer. No real way to tell if it's an X66 or X22, either.

Regards,
Steve
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: January 24, 2015, 03:52:12 PM
I'm only trying to add JohnZ's data, but having mucho trouble with the table formatting..  Could someone who knows how to do this in the cRG s/w please correct it?  :)

build   NOR      RS?          sticker          Stamped      Sticker            (Notes)
date    LOS      Not?           PN?              PN?           codes
-----   -----        ----           ---------         -----------      ----------      -------------------------------
               
10D    LOS         RS       5045608                                                 RS solenoid dtd 10-28-68
11D    NOR       RS                            5045605          
12B    LOS       RS                             5045605                            stamped - 4918976 2
??      NOR   non RS                          5045572 034 9 B E      
02D    NOR   non RS                        5045572  036 9 B F             Rochester   
03B    NOR   non RS      5045572                         053 9 6 A      
03D    NOR       RS       5045605                         079 9 B F              Part # in yellow paint
06A    NOR   non RS                          5045572     100 9 5 B      
06A    NOR   non RS                         5045572     134 9 6 B      
07A    NOR   non RS                         5045572      170 9 6 B      
09C    NOR       RS       5045605                          227 9 6 A             Dayton   
???     NOR   non RS      5045572                          282 9 6 B      



I tried - again
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: January 24, 2015, 11:33:28 AM
I'm only trying to add JohnZ's data, but having mucho trouble with the table formatting..  Could someone who knows how to do this in the cRG s/w please correct it?  :)

build   NOR      RS?          sticker          Stamped      Sticker            (Notes)
date    LOS      Not?           PN?              PN?           codes
-----   -----        ----           ---------         -----------      ----------      --------------------------------
               
10D    LOS         RS       5045608                                                   RS solenoid dtd 10-28-68
11D    NOR       RS      5045605         
12B    LOS       RS       5045605                                                 stamped - 4918976 2
??      NOR   non RS       5045572          034 9 B E      
02D    NOR   non RS        5045572        036 9 B F                             Rochester   
03B    NOR   non RS      5045572        053 9 6 A      
03D    NOR       RS       5045605          079 9 B F                                Part # in yellow paint
06A    NOR   non RS       5045572          100 9 5 B      
06A    NOR   non RS      5045572          134 9 6 B      
07A    NOR   non RS      5045572          170 9 6 B      
09C    NOR       RS       5045605        227 9 6 A                             Dayton   
???     NOR   non RS      5045572        282 9 6 B      



I tried -
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: January 20, 2015, 05:39:15 PM
No typo. here is a pic of it, best one I have.



Ahh - the dreaded fracture and loss of the hose bib and lower end of the valve body - seen many of them this way. Buy the lower piece from Impala Bob's and put 'er back together - at least he used to sell the lower half, with a new needle, to those of us with incomplete valves. Worth a shot, because finding an intact original is like buying a ton of unobtanium. Just my opinion -

Regards -
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need Anti - Burn Check, Ebay smog pump on: January 17, 2015, 10:41:23 AM
I bought and subsequently sold a smog pump for a 351 Ford engine several years ago, a Saginaw pump with the same part number (s) mentioned above on the back, with the middle casting very different from a Chevrolet application just as mentioned above. The reason why I bought it in the first place was the pristine white fan, along with Whittek dated hose clamps still in place on the Ford logo hoses and vacuum canister. A great piece if you're a Ford lover, but obviously used the same manufacturing plant that all of the original parts Chevrolet guys like me lust after. Just FYI -

Regards,
Steve
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Motor vin stamp vs. transmission vin stamp on: January 09, 2015, 10:06:18 PM
<< When you bare naked, it did have engine code? >>

Photo below was shot at Tarrytown in 1959, but engine state of dress from the engine plant didn't change any from then to 1969; the block pad had the engine plant machine stamp, but the only bolt-on part on the engine was the distributor.

That's a whole bunch of 283 double barrel injuns. I love the painted ram's horns exhaust manifolds - never seen that one before. Slick -
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Willow Run plant about to see the wrecking ball...? on: January 04, 2015, 10:57:50 PM
My sister and her husband had a Citation X11 (red).. nice car (for the times).. When they needed a larger car, I considered buying it as a 'potential collector car' to keep, but I already had too many cars to *keep*.. Smiley.   I haven't seen one of those cars (or any Citations) in many years... they disappeared lots faster than first gen Camaros...

I drove an '80 Citation for two years as a company vehicle - traded it in on an '83 Caprice when they came out. I always liked the Citation - black w/ grey interior. great service over two years of high mileage driving.

Regards -
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Willow Run plant about to see the wrecking ball...? on: January 04, 2015, 10:56:51 PM
Thankfully I went to the truck line in the 80's. I had a 4x4 84 Blazer with a 305. It was a turd but held up good except for the 700 transmission 110% failure rate.

I think those were 200R4's at that point. My buddy had an '84 that launched the trans (by putting it in reverse) - it was a 200. Lotta problems with input shafts and front pumps -

Regards,
Steve
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: January 03, 2015, 05:11:28 PM
I do suggest using a slightly larger gas tank -

Regards
13  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / 1967 Camaro vert 6 on: January 02, 2015, 11:07:33 PM
If I can get this link to paste, here's one that popped up on Craig's -

http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/4820524432.html

Pretty good looking car, if it's not a scam -

Regards,
Steve
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: restoring YH rims on: January 02, 2015, 01:01:33 PM
Try POR 15, too. Fills pits, pretty tough stuff to remove.

Regards,
Steve
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Camaro Z-28 on: December 29, 2014, 04:31:13 PM
Welcome to the CRG -

Some other quick clues:

Four leaf rear springs (if original springs). Newer appearing springs obviously trump this -
12 bolt rear dated to the car (could always be replaced or sourced, but dated rears don't grow on trees).
Muncie speedo cable location through firewall, plus a manual trans reverse harness (can be added, but some fakers don't remember all the time)
Rear bumper guards, or the holes through the rear panel if guards are missing. (can obviously be added, but people sometimes forget).

Gauges and tachs don't always indicate a Z, but if everything is there and dated to the car build, it just can add some possibilities.

We've had many discussions about '68's before: all of the above indicators can be added or faked - nothing works better than original paperwork from the State or previous owners (some of which can also be suspect). Good luck, and post what you can to let us shower you with opinions -

Regards,
Steve
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