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211  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 24, 2013, 09:30:04 PM
Try this. I apologize for the freehand (my graphic arts are a little rusty, but you have to remember I was out of school pre-computer and pre-CAD). Measurements are as close as I could measure them - +/- .001".

Hope this helps - be sure and post your final design.

Regards,
Steve
212  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 24, 2013, 06:23:58 PM
I'll be glad to measure or scale my tag when I get in this evening. By your pic, you're pretty close ! Post in a while (soon as I can get in ).

Regards,
Steve
213  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sales receipt VIN only number off on: August 24, 2013, 11:13:32 AM
Quote from: MO link=topic=11179.msg87278#msg87278 date=1377316833
 Another reason I think that is because the option cost for the 396 is not on it.
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Isn't that covered under the "SS equipment - $263.3" at the top of the option listing ? I can't find my White Book to compare the price to the option, but it looks correct for anything 396 up to and including an L78 -

Regards,
Steve
214  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 23, 2013, 09:48:42 PM
Lightfoot can use this one as a guide if he wants - my original column, '69 X77, 01C build. Ignition switch is dated 8J11. There is a green sticker down below the floor cover, no discernable printing, though.

Regards,
Steve
215  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sales receipt VIN only number off on: August 23, 2013, 09:29:30 PM
Wouldn't this have been past the cutoff for a new car order anyway ? I thought late May was usually the end of ordered units.

It does remind me of picking up a leased car a few years ago locally - I had ordered a new Chevy, leased vehicle: dealer taking courtesy delivery of the car called and told me the car was in and available. I picked the car up, drove it for a week (550 miles) only to have the dealer call me and very apologetically tell me they had given me someone else's vehicle. Checked the VIN and sure enough, it didn't match the one coming in on the lease order. I've double checked every car I get ever since -

The salesman on the '68 might have looked at the wrong unit when he went to write it up - it happens.

Regards,
Steve
216  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 L78 on: August 22, 2013, 08:56:08 PM
Here's the 12/15 block. Cast date is K-22-8, build 12/15 - I'd hazard a guess that the location change for the VIN took place in the 2nd week of December. The unfortunate thing for me is the missing X code - I can't figure out if my L78 is an X22 or an X66. It was a vinyl top car originally, so it might be an X22 -

Regards,
Steve
217  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 L78 on: August 22, 2013, 08:43:50 PM
BTW, the other L78 block I have was built 12/15, JH code, VIN is clearly stamped above the oil filter. If I remember correctly, it's a 12C or D car, still exists.

Regards,
Steve
218  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 L78 on: August 22, 2013, 08:36:49 PM
On a 12A cars block would vin be on the pad or near the oil filter Thi would of course be a big block.

My 12A L78 has the VIN on the front pad - I'll post a pic right behind this quote. Look closely to the right of the build date stamp, and you can see the VIN under the rust. Sorry it's not clear - it's the only one I have on file. JH and build is clear enough - TT is 12A, non-X coded.

Regards,
Steve
219  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor on: August 21, 2013, 09:36:52 PM
Carpe Camaro, ya'll - (Southern Latin). Maybe it's the long lost prototype Pace Car in the press release; tag was reissued by GM when they realized someone would try to pass it off as original 44 years later. Reminds me of the 10 10 crossram Z on Hot August Nights BJ last week - wonder if the seller will announce a disclaimer ?

Regards,
Steve
220  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 327 motor restart on: August 21, 2013, 08:36:24 AM
Run it til the oil is hot and well circulated, then drain the old oil (check for foaming or water?).. then fill with new oil.... make sure you have enough, but not too much.. Smiley


I agree with Gary - I would also recommend you use an oil that still has the zinc and phosphorus additiives, like Rotella or one of the specialty oils from a cam manufacturer /aftermarket. Flat tappets don't like the newer oils -

Regards,
Steve
221  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Interview with Gary Morgan, Trans-Am racer on: August 19, 2013, 08:37:16 PM
Jon,

Another "thank you" for posting this interview and details on the car, which for me, personally, is the car that started me on the path to Camaro ownership and the years I have enjoyed researching and working on my small collection. I started this whole deal when I saw the Gulf No-Nox commercial so many years ago, and saw the Camaro rounding a corner on the track and fishtailing coming out of the turn; the sound of the small block winding up is still unlike any other sound in my memories. Funny how things stick with you - I have wondered for years if a copy of that commercial still existed - too many years I suppose before video tapes were affordable to save commercials, since most tapes were erased and reused many times.

Regards,
Steve
222  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust on: August 15, 2013, 09:10:53 PM
RPO NC8 was standard on the 1969 Z28 until November 25th, 1968. After that it became optional, and then discontinued on May 19th, 1969.

Ed


Hey Ed,

I've got a documented X33 Z here locally, a May car, with an original chambered exhaust system on it, or what's left of it. Would the option have shown on the dealer invoice (the documentation) for this car ? I've got the MSO copy as well - I have always wondered if it was one of the last to have gotten the chambered exhaust before option delete -

Regards,
Steve
223  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights Barrett Jackson - 69 black Z on: August 11, 2013, 08:20:03 PM
$69,500 and I heard the trim tag disclaimer at the end. I couldn't believe it went for that knowing it wasn't an original tag car - it must have some other documentation, or is the general public that trusting ? Aren't a lot of 10 10 Z's recreated cars under any circumstances ? Sheese - I can't wait to get my Z's crossram installed, along with a JL8 rear, factory headers that were installed when I bought it, and the 1969 era factory GPS I bought at a swap meet and send it to Scottsdale. Air conditioner, too.

Commentator also mentioned it was a GM crossram - I half way expected him to say it came in the trunk. At least he said it wasn't a JL8 car -

Regards,
Steve
224  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Front Brake Hoses.. on: August 08, 2013, 07:57:49 PM
Why not use DOT 5/silicone if you're going to completely purge the system ? Almost no afinity for moisture absorption, plus it won't tear your paint up if you have a spill. I've heard pros and cons in both directions, but I like the "fiendly" aspects of silicone based fluid arguments - somebody chime in ? Plus, I am thinking about using SS braided hoses for blow out protection and firm pedals (painted black for a better visual approach).

Regards,
Steve
225  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: August 07, 2013, 07:11:46 AM
Car build date    NOR/LOS      RS?       sticker PN?       Stamped PN?                 Other codes            Ink or paint part #

       09C              NOR           Y         5045605                   N                      227      9     6      A
       ??                                 N         5045572                   N                      282      9     6      B
       06A              NOR           N         5045572                   N                      134      9     6      B
       03D              NOR           Y         5045605                   Y                      079      9     B      F     Yes - yellow

Better -

Regards
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