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196  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration help on: May 15, 2014, 07:07:56 PM
If you see anything incorrect in the photos I appreciate your feedback.

Really nice. Gotta love BB/AC cars, especially this well done - 

Ko-lek-tor beat me to the punch: The only incorrect detail is the current address -

Regards,
Steve
197  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fan shroud on: May 14, 2014, 10:28:44 PM
This worked (and still works) for me - use a soft brush so you don't scratch the plastic, warm water and Dawn diswashing detergent, and scrub the shroud clean: be sure and get into all the corners and creases, then rinse and dry. Repeat if you have to to get all of the crud and residue off. The Dawn (and elbow grease) might get the crayon or grease pencil markings off the shroud as well. After it dries, coat it liberally with Armor All - you can use clear Detailer's Advantage, or even the clear Tire Shine (although Tire Shine takes longer to flash dry, and may initially look a little greasy). You'll be amazed at the difference and how close it looks to a brand new GM shroud, I know it sound overly simple, but I've done this on a couple of used shrouds that looked like junkyard rejects, and had them turn out like new. The Armor All also has the benefit of restoring a little flexibility and protects the shroud surface.

When you are as income restricted as I am towards my hobby, you have to make do sometimes. The effort is worth it -

Regards -
198  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy to forum with Old first Gen on: May 14, 2014, 09:33:12 PM
Tom,

Welcome to the CRG, from one old guy to another.

Good luck in your search for documentation - as you know, '68's are tough due to the lack of trim tag information, unlike the 7's and 9's. If your car was sold new in your state, your DOT may still have paperwork on file (if you're lucky; a lot have stopped retrieving the records). Worth a shot -

Post pics of pertinent details when you have the time, and search for your VIN in the forum to see if by chance someone might have any original drivetrain parts, or you can ask for your VIN to be searched in the database. Hopefully between the bunch of us we can help you figure out what you have preserved for so long -

Regards -
199  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rain makes corn.. on: May 13, 2014, 03:55:38 PM
After a week of temps around 90, I see that it's gonna be a high of 70, with a low of 48 Friday night in time for the Good Guys in Nashville. Perfect weather unless we get one of the twirly things through here Wednesday (you guys in the Midwest need to stop sending those things this way !).

Regards and be safe -
200  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I'd like to introduce myself and my Camaro. on: May 13, 2014, 03:51:47 PM
"Nice to see a 20 something on here, there are a few younger guys on here and then some like me in their 30's, then you have all the crotchedy older  guys .... "

"Young Gun" - welcome to the CRG from one of the "crotchety older guys" . Very nicely done, you should have chimed in a long time ago -

Some people are just jealous of maturity - we old guys can still get 'er done (as long as the memory holds out !).
201  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 12, 2014, 08:31:38 PM
Anyone with an MSO on their car receive their confirmation yet ? I'm interested to see the space between the two, if there is one(always heard the MSO was cut on the same day the car was finished).

Regards -
202  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Trim Tag 69 Z10 on: May 12, 2014, 08:22:27 PM
This Z-10 was a roller when I got it (no eng. trans) Needs both full quarters and some skin grafts in windshield area.  Has 12bolt rearend and front discs. I think its real deal. Have other projects ahead, 1 is solid axle Vette  and other 1st gen Camaros   All it takes is time and money  right?

And a dedication to the hobby. I have no money, and very little time, but the dedication and the pursuit of knowledge is very much still there.
203  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stripe delete on: May 12, 2014, 08:16:57 PM


LOOK HERE

http://camaros.org/numbers.shtml#T:SpecialPaint
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As many times as I've been through the site informationals, it never ceases to amaze me what you can find with a little extra reading. I hope I never stop learning -

Regards
204  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Look what my wife brought home for me just now. on: May 12, 2014, 08:04:45 PM
Probably a Mustang tipping over while trying to park in a parking space - while idling. Scrape was the antenna.

Seriously, hope you catch the perp. "Accident" has no meaning here when you hit something and run, the cowards -

Regards
205  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Trim Tag 69 Z10 on: May 11, 2014, 10:18:15 PM
How about the rest of the car/firewall ?

Tag looks legit, as do the rivets and age/patina. If this area is that rusted, the remainder must be pretty rough as well. At least it's a coupe -

Regards 
206  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Incorrect stickers on: May 11, 2014, 08:25:59 AM
WD40 works good on some adhesives - fairly inert and won't harm plastics ordinarily. Afterwards you can remove any residual WD with warm water and dishwashing soap. Other penetrants might work - just be careful to read the instructions for reactivity on plastics.

Regards -
207  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Source for correct rivets to install heat stove on: May 09, 2014, 04:35:08 PM
Bought mine from GM. I'll have to scrounge around to find them - the same type of spiral shank rivet was used on the oil splash shield under the intake. You can pry them out of old intakes if you can find a couple - usually pretty good condition (and I would do like restorers do, don't use them under the intake when you rebuild one - might work loose. Drill and tap for a good capscrew replacement). The original rivets have spiral shanks, not threads, and just tap into place.

Regards -
208  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Very Original 69 Z28 distributor for sale on ebay.... on: May 08, 2014, 09:20:25 PM
Watched this vendor for a long time - he has sold a mix of good and questionable parts over the years. One thing I have always noticed is the lack of VIN numbers or pictures of the VIN's on a lot of his very expensive DZ stamped blocks. I'd be careful -
209  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Muncie Transmission tag (pn?) on: May 08, 2014, 09:09:21 PM

Based on bcmiller's post below, were different PN's used on Muncies based on the *rear end ratio*??  Why would they do that??
(I'm trying to learn my 'Camaro new information for the day'...  Smiley

Because each different rear end ratio required a different plastic (I think) gear to make the speedometer read correctly.

Actually, the plastic DRIVEN gear was installed at the car assembly plant. What changed was the internal steel DRIVE gear that was pressed on the output shaft at Muncie;

Actually not pressed on, the gear slips over the tail end of the mainshaft and is secured by a spring steel clip. How do I know ? My '69 Z M20 clip broke, lodged in the reverse gear, and jammed the transmission. I made it to the station I worked at, pulled the trans and found the problem. New clip and back in business. Earlier Muncies pressed on -  
210  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 700R4 Neutral Safety Switch on: May 06, 2014, 11:07:55 PM
I'll ask my Firebird fanatic - he dropped a 200R4 in his 400 '69 Firebird a couple of years ago, built in his garage from an 87 Monte SS core. Darn good job with it, shifts hard and uses the lockout converter at his desired speed. He did a lot of research on this before he engineered (he is a GMPT engineer) it - looks entirely factory. Should be an easy solution - 
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