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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 z28 standard grill colors on: August 21, 2014, 10:04:11 PM
i have a 68 z28 that needs a new grill center section. it is silver in the middle and black on the flat edges. i can order one from rick's 1st gen , but it comes gray and states that it needs to be painted. what colors would that be? argent silver and matte black? any help would be appreciated, or do you know of anywhere i could get one already painted. thanks.

Mine is Argent w/ overspray, no black. Upper and lower moldings are black, appear satin like Jon says. I also have an NOS grille that needs painting, kind of a dull blue gray color in the box.

Send a pic of the flat areas painted black if you will - trying to compare which areas on yours are painted.

Regards,
Steve
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets on: August 17, 2014, 04:00:41 PM
Hmmm - DF ralleys with a Y55 battery, E70-15 tires. Looks interesting -

Regards -
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rocker Panel moulding on: August 17, 2014, 03:50:38 PM
Jack,

Believe they are - some pics of a couple of mine (never out of the wrappers) -

Regards,
Steve
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Transmission Tunnel cut out identification on: August 17, 2014, 12:55:26 PM
I believe Fisher Body used the same cutout for all '68 floor shifts - I can find no difference/dimensions in the AIM.

The shifter appears to be an aftermarket (bolt stops) Competition Plus four speed shifter, non-console for general use - could have been used on a lot of things. Floor hasn't been butchered too awfully bad - imminently repairable. Couple of options for shifters, from retrofit with a Muncie handle to a reproduction Muncie shifter, depending on what you want to create.

Regards -
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Swapping a 700R 4 into a 67 on: August 14, 2014, 10:17:43 PM
My good friend and GM engineer built a 200, and put it behind his '69 Firebird 400 BB convertible - no mods, 8000 miles on it since with no problems behind the 400. Great cruising rpm and gas mileage, too. Adjustable lock up controller for his converter as well - really slick. Started with a '87 Monte SS used trans, built from there -
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Swapping a 700R 4 into a 67 on: August 14, 2014, 10:04:07 PM
You could always drop a 2004R into it - you can build them to handle all the horse power you want, plus they are identical in dimensions to the TH350. Driveshafts slide right in with no mods - same length, same yoke. Gives you a lock up converter, overdrive and no real hassle to install.
There is a visual drawback (not much of one), in that the bellhousing carries a dual bolt pattern - BOP and Chevy. Remember, though , that these were used behind Monte SS's and Grand Nationals back in the day - use the right HD parts and configure them correctly, and they'll hold up behind a lot of HP engines. You'll need to source the Chevy dipstick and tube to mate the bolt pattern to a Chevy block, otherwise the tube bolts to the BOP bolt pattern.

One more good thing - find a local junkyard that has a lot of late 80's GM vehicles, and you've got a better than average chance of finding good core trannies for like $25.00, like I did. Bought several of them. Or, a lot of trans builders offer them as built/ready to go performance trans for about the same money as a 700.

Just my opinion -

Regards -
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rocker Panel moulding on: August 14, 2014, 09:45:54 PM
Give me a day and I'll post my used originals, plus NOS sets in-the-package. I just can't get to them until tomorrow evening -

Regards,
Steve
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 12, 2014, 08:48:27 PM
I'm enjoying it - really energizes me to start hauling stuff out of storage and into the light.

Man, I've got to get busy -

Keep it going, Darrell - you're doing good.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 12, 2014, 06:57:23 PM
Darrell, What is the date code on the jack itself?

Rick - you beat me to the punch by a minute or two - I type at the speed of slugs -

Regards -
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 12, 2014, 06:55:34 PM
Darrell,

Sharp car, good project.

This reminds me a lot of my X77 - unrestored, apart since '80, all there but scattered (LeMans/white no VT).

You forgot the pic with the date code on the jack head rivet -

Regards,
Steve
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro / Chevrolet document on: August 10, 2014, 09:42:52 PM
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12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro / Chevrolet document on: August 10, 2014, 09:42:06 PM
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13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 1968 Chevrolet Camaro / Chevrolet document on: August 10, 2014, 09:40:37 PM
For your viewing enjoyment - the excerpts from this manual ( titled "1968 Chevy Camaro") were sent to rare396bronze in 1993, in response to an inquiry he placed with Chevrolet Customer Assistance concerning info on his '68. I've never seen this previously, so we thought we might post it for viewing. Hopefully the pic size is legible -  it makes for interesting reading -

Regards,
Steve
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: valve confusion on: August 09, 2014, 11:09:12 AM
Colvin in CBTN shows the 041 was used (I assume in rare cases) as an alternative head on the Z's, and unverified as the Corvette 350/350 heads. I guess it might be possible that they could have been installed on a 350/300 by mistake (same 041 head with 1.94/1.50 valves). Depends on how long you have known the engine - possible upgrade at some point to the 2.02/1.60 valves ?

Aberrations are difficult to explain, even more difficult to verify.

Regards - 
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: DF wheels on: August 07, 2014, 10:09:35 PM
Are these worth a trade for a set of YH wheels? Or can they be used in place of YH's until I find a set for my 69?

There are a lot fewer DF's out there than YH's. The 15 X 6 DF wheel is nearly indistinguishable from the YH 15 X 7, unless you note the narrower trim ring, plus the derbys stick out a little farther due to the flatter offset.

Trade value should be about equal, depending on the need - some think both are made from platinum scrap. You can find desperate people in either year -

Regards -
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