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526  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 4053 Carb question. on: February 27, 2013, 08:58:24 PM
"3496" should equate to the 349th day of '86, M6 on the box is probably December '86. Stored in the house since purchase, taking up space in my office until I finally decided to make the swap -   
527  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 4053 Carb question. on: February 27, 2013, 08:52:55 PM
Found it -
528  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 4053 Carb question. on: February 27, 2013, 08:46:15 PM
Gary,

I bought mine from Music City Rod Shop in Nashville sometime in the early to mid 80's - whenever I first saw them advertised by Holley as reproduction carbs. Strangest thing about it - carb was stamped 3923289 on the air horn, but did not have the DZ stamp. 4 digit date code (I'll see if I still have the pics when I sold it a few months back), but everything else, from the screws to the bowls, throttle linkage, choke plate and casting marks, is as you see it in the pics - dead on. The only differences were as I noted last night - throttle plate is slightly different, dashpot is straight. Everything else looks good (color is a little golden over the original greenish gold anodizing), plus the metering blocks are correct and marked for the 4346 L78 carb, which differs only in the vented fuel bowl that I can see. I'll check to see if I can find the date pics of the service carb.

Regards,
Steve
529  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 4053 Carb question. on: February 27, 2013, 09:21:00 AM
Gary,

5583 and 4519 on all of them. Including the service carb. 4346 - 375 horse carb takes the same ones - that's why I parted it out.

Regards,
Steve
530  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 4053 Carb question. on: February 26, 2013, 10:35:28 PM
Last 2 -
531  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 4053 Carb question. on: February 26, 2013, 10:33:48 PM
Additional pics -
532  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 4053 Carb question. on: February 26, 2013, 10:31:29 PM
Gary,

Check some of these out. In comparing the 2-1/2 carbs I have, the only differences I see are the dashpot bib and some minute differences in the throttle plate casting. At least for the one repop that i bought, literally everything else on the carb, from the bowls to the screws to lettering, was right on to the point where it is virtually impossible to tell at a glance which is which, with the obvious differences in cleanliness and colors/coatings. The only skew to this may be the fact that I bought this 4053 clone in the 80's, when Holley first released the remakes - later production might have changed somewhat.
Incidentally, the screw heads on the repop were identical to the originals, and the bowls (all) have sight plugs in them. If you need additional details let me know and I'll show you whatever you need to look at. BTW - 1 is an April '68 (June '68 Z), and 1 is a December '68 (January '69 Z).

Regards,
Steve

Post Script: Was your Z ever in Tennessee ? I looked at an unrestored Cortez X33 years ago, offered to trade my LS5 '70 for it (he turned it down, wanted $16K for the car). Stupid of me -
533  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 4053 Carb question. on: February 25, 2013, 10:57:43 PM
Give me a couple of days to fish them out, and I'll be glad to share pics of 2 original 4053's, 1-68, 1-69, plus the balance of parts from an early Holley 4053 reproduction I parted out (bought the carb in the 80's when they first started repopping them, sold the center section, 4 digit date, and kept the bowls, throttle plate, metering blocks, and all small parts intact to rebuild my 4346 for the 375 horse).

I really wish the Holley Custom Shop was still in Springfield, TN - they used to take your Holley in, completely rebuild it, replace any and all worn parts with new (proper part #'s !), restore and replate ones they didn't have, and bench it and send it back to you for about $400.00. I don't know if they still offer that service, but it was great while it lasted here. They closed that location down, moved it back to Bowling Green years back.

Regards,
Steve
534  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 motor mounts on: February 19, 2013, 10:13:30 PM
PS.  Are you in Murfreesboro?  I'm just north of Huntsville;  we should try to get together sometime... compare notes!

Gary,

North and east of Murfboro about 30 miles - shame our local Camaro club went away; we used to have some great outings and meetings, local drive-ins and events. Maybe we'll get the chance to meet at one of the local shows -

Keep the posts coming - it really is goading me into working on the projects.

Regards,
Steve
535  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 smallblock (302) Oil dip sticks on: February 19, 2013, 10:02:27 AM
Added one -

Member            Production            Dipstick
                    Plant       Week           Type

jdv69z            NOR        10(68)        flat
firstgenaddict   NOR       10D (68)     flat
LatebuildZ         ??         Nov(68 )     green tip
68CamaroZ28  NOR       11 (68)        green tip
Boston14        NOR        11D (68)     flat
z28z11 (X77)   NOR         01C            flat
JOHNZ            NOR        02D            flat
z28z11 (Z11)   NOR        03D            flat
Hans L              ??         04B             flat
X77-69Z28      NOR        05A             flat
RSZMJT          NOR        06A             flat
BULLITT65      NOR        08C             flat
69Z28-RS        NOR        09C             flat
LatebuildZ       NOR        10C             flat

Regards,
Steve

536  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: !969 cushion grip or rosewood steering wheel with tilt column on: February 18, 2013, 11:58:39 PM
Garth,

Your humor is most appreciated - helps assuage the loss of a great part.

I kept the hub and horn parts (including an NOS button) to use on a repop wheel - I couldn't see putting the absolutely perfect,  primo condition rosewood that I bought in 1982 on a car that sits in a garage all day every day - kid's college careers are more pressing.

Thanks for asking - I'll cradle it for a while yet.

Regards,
Steve
537  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 motor mounts on: February 18, 2013, 11:43:58 PM
Gary,

Still functional - engine has been on a stand in the garage since 1980, as has the rest of the "garage car" - my new term for the hobby-on-hold for 33 years. Patiently waiting either for death or restoration - my death, or the car's restoration.

Regards,
Steve
538  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 motor mounts on: February 18, 2013, 11:38:50 PM
Additional pic of the 466 mount -
539  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 motor mounts on: February 18, 2013, 11:33:16 PM
And mine, 01C X77. Sorry they are not as legible as Steve's, but the numbers corelate the same. All bolts are original as well. Man, I had forgotten that I put these away -

Regards,
Steve
540  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: !969 cushion grip or rosewood steering wheel with tilt column on: February 18, 2013, 10:45:30 PM
Adaptor is between 4-3/32" and 4-1/8" diameter. The part number is cast as shown in the back side of the part - this one is off of my recently departed rosewood (still in mourning).

Regards,
Steve
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