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361  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 27, 2013, 07:51:35 AM
James,

   If there was, the surface has eroded to the point where I can't see any traces of it - if anyone has a better surviving tag please post a pic of it. Considering the dimensional aspects, I'm pretty sure it was added at the same time as the part number tag was applied - they are exactly the same size and configuration, just different colors. The surfaces of these tags are pretty fragile - I'm surprised the colors and printing have lasted this long. Must be this good Tennessee atmosphere -

Regards,
Steve
362  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 26, 2013, 07:57:14 PM
Hans,

I mentioned this before, but I thought I had better post this so you can complete your restoration of the column tag(s) - there is a green tag, same overall length and width, just above the firewall boot and below the backup switch as pictured. No printing of any kind visible on the surface, only a bright Rally Green colored tag as shown in the attached pics. Obviously an assembly reference tag of some sort - probably to give a reference to boot placement or column installation position ? You might as well get it completely right when you've gone this far with details. Incidentally, this column has been out of the car since it was disassembled and stored in 1980 -

Regards,
Steve
363  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 25, 2013, 11:12:12 PM
TK would have been the letter code in the steering column box on the build sheet.
I believe it was Box 61 on the BBC.
Oh, and nice work there Hans!

Amen. I believe you should do this as a secondary income producer - dead nuts pefect in my opinion.

Regards,
Steve

364  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rally Sport Fenders Correct? on: August 25, 2013, 04:09:07 PM
Rally Sports - the tabs match the pic in the link by Paul -

Regards,
Steve
365  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
366  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
367  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
368  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
369  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
370  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
371  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
372  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
373  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
374  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
375  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
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