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316  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
317  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
318  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
319  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
320  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
321  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
322  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
323  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
324  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: August 07, 2013, 07:02:28 AM
Steve, are you sure that wiper motor is original to the car, as a julian date of 079 and an 01D trim tag build date don't align? If the julian date on the motor assembly is model year, not calendar year, that doesn't seem to match well with the other data so far.....
The 'B F' at the end of the sticker throw the previous theory of factory line number and shift code a curve ball too....
Anyone have some ideas Huh

Sign of over maturity - the inability to proof read posts. Never seen a Pace Car built in January ? I haven't either - in my struggle to copy and paste the table, I entered the wrong date code twice. It is an 03D car, my X77 in an 01C: somehow I married the two. I'll have to dig out the X77's motor - if I remember correctly (again, tough at my advanced age), it is a stamped car, no tag. We'll see -

Thanks for catching me sleeping -

Regards,
Steve
325  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: August 06, 2013, 11:16:27 PM

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
       01D              NOR           Y         5045605                   Y                      079      9     B      F     Yes - yellow





Z11 pacer

Regards,
Steve
326  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 OEM AM antenna question. on: August 06, 2013, 03:09:22 PM
<<Thanks. Something I did notice looking for a mast, some screw in and some slide in the base.
 >>

The '69 Camaro AM antenna simply slid into the base, but it had two "teeth" on it that engaged similar "teeth" on the base so the antenna could be oriented with the chord of the "airfoil" shape fore-aft for minimum air resistance, and the stainless nut retained the antenna to the base.

See the tag attached to the NOS mast in my pic #4 above - instructions on how to align the mast during installation; JohnZ always nails it.

Regards,
Steve
327  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 OEM AM antenna question. on: August 06, 2013, 03:05:40 PM

This auction is a '68 (and earlier) mast - bodies are completely different between '68's and '69's - mast cross section is the same, as is the length.

Regards,
Steve
328  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 OEM AM antenna question. on: August 06, 2013, 02:59:07 PM
Anybody else have OEM AM antenna pics to share?

3-'69 NOS AM masts, 1-'68 NOS AM mast for your perusal. The other NOS jacket, 370147, is the AM/FM solid mast. All of my NOS 68-9 masts have grooved tips, as does the original AM mast on my 01C X77 car. If you need any other detail pics let me know.

Regards,
Steve
329  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: August 05, 2013, 10:06:26 PM
Gary,

You might add another field to the features poll - I have a RS/5605 that it stamped, foil tagged and has a very faint yellow ink/paint stamp with the part number on the side of the case. Only one like it I have ever seen - I have 4 or 5 of them, but this is the only one with an original enough finish to show the rubber stamped part number. I'll try to get a pic of it during day light so it will show up -

Regards,
Steve
330  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I found a Sequoia Green Z28 with air plenum 9 k miles ! on: August 02, 2013, 10:57:21 PM
By the color, I assume you are talking about a 68. Does it come with any documentation verifying it's a Z?

Brian,

Since '68's are easy to represent as a Z from the cowl tag standpoint, if this great sounding car lacks good documentation, be extremely careful with opening the wallet (goes without saying !). Like a lot of enthusiasts, I've come to realize the misrepresentations are everywhere, and people will tell you anything to sell a vehicle. There are a good many legitimate sellers out there, but an over abundance of fakery exists in this hobby. Don't let your enthusiasm overwhelm your better judgement -

Speaking of restoring 9K cars, a good friend of mine bought a '68 SS with less than 8K on it a few years ago, original everything except the rear end, documented; proceeded to do everything from touch up the original paint to rechrome perfect bumpers, replace small parts and trim, and change one of the best survivors I have ever seen to a restored car. Something about original paint cars makes you sick to see one messed with. Bad thing about it was I helped him do it.

Post pics if you can - Bullitt65 is right about pic junkies. I'll bet you'll get opinions out the kazoo -

Regards,
Steve
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