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361  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hemmings Muscle Machine of the Year on: September 01, 2013, 10:48:07 AM
Bruce,

    You got my vote. What's the color code ? Looks Burnished Brown in the Hemmings pic -

Regards,
Steve
362  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1111499 Distributor Question?? on: August 31, 2013, 09:44:19 PM
One more point - look at the collar where the clamp fits - same bright finish, very fresh look. If someone turned the body down to restamp it, they must have turned this area as well, which is highly unlikely IMO. Pin in the gear does not appear to have been disturbed or driven out as well - the pins and gears are pretty soft, usually they mark up when you drive the pin out to disassemble the distributor. I'll post a pic of my 499 (cleaned, but unrestored) if anyone would like to compare appearance/fonts.

Regards,
Steve
363  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1111499 Distributor Question?? on: August 31, 2013, 09:26:16 PM
This one's hard to tell. I agree the finish is extremely bright, and looks very fresh - it could be a result of polishing after cleaning. Stamping is very deep, but the font is dead on if it's a restamp. The "4" and "9's" are correct to me as compared to my known original 499 and 497 distributors. Lathe markings are different, but I have seen these all over the map as far as spacing, depth and pattern - something you would expect out of production tooling that is frequently worn out and replaced/indexed to fresh cutting edges. Everything else appears to be what it should be, from the 355 dashpot to the point plate. It could be an overzealous/incorrect restoration (there are several that compete with Jerry, and complain about his refinishing methods as not being correct, too). Take a pair of calipers and measure the O.D. of the body at the stamping, and also measure the O.D. at the cap mounting step - you can compare that to other distributors. If it's considerably less than other examples, then you have a case for a cutdown/restamp. All I am stating is keep an open mind until you can prove it - don't be too quick to condemn it. 
364  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Steering Column Sticker on: August 27, 2013, 09:07:27 PM
I replaced my turn signal switch in this column many years ago (due to a broken base for the turn signal arm), but I saved the original, which is date coded both on the connector like yours, and on the switch plate itself. I haven't gotten around to the coupler yet (still on the box), but I'm sure it's coded as well - thanks for the heads up.

Hans L - thanks again for your great work. Things like this always give me a large dose of enthusiasm to get back to work on my projects. I appreciate the boost.

Anyone have a broadcast copy with the tilt column code ? Mine are all Norwood non-tilt cars, no broadcast copies evident.

Regards,
Steve
365  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
366  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
367  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

368  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
369  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
370  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
371  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
372  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
373  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
374  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
375  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
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