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Originality / Re: Big block air cleaner
« Last post by jdv69z on Today at 12:44:05 PM »
So I have my  original 69 302 air cleaner. Do you want me to take similar pics and post?
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Originality / Re: Big block air cleaner
« Last post by HawkX66 on Today at 12:59:47 AM »
Dave when I looked into these, it seemed that style of base you show has been observed on original 302 engines - the angle (~30 degrees down from horizontal) and orientation (clocking) of the breather tube on the underside was the difference. The other common style seen  has the breather tube with a 90-degree bend and different clocking position, but I couldn't get a clear understanding if that was for a different engine (most likely imho) or a different supplier or a service replacement.

Ed (bertfam) has posted some great references from the various P&A catalogs which show just how many different assembly part numbers were used, and without the air cleaner base having a stamped number, it may never become any clearer than by trying to look at as many unrestored examples as possible.

The lid and silk-screening appear correct for the 69 MY, quite a lot of threads about the change from curved to straight print.
Dave, HERE'S one of the treads Tim's referring to, and HERE'S the other.

Ed

Thank you very much guys. I'll check out those links. FWIW, I believe the open air cleaner for the big block was the same one used for the 302. What you said sounds promising Tim.
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Originality / Re: Big block air cleaner
« Last post by bertfam on Today at 12:13:22 AM »
Dave, HERE'S one of the treads Tim's referring to, and HERE'S the other.

Ed
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Originality / Re: Big block air cleaner
« Last post by ZLP955 on August 19, 2017, 10:41:49 PM »
Dave when I looked into these, it seemed that style of base you show has been observed on original 302 engines - the angle (~30 degrees down from horizontal) and orientation (clocking) of the breather tube on the underside was the difference. The other common style seen  has the breather tube with a 90-degree bend and different clocking position, but I couldn't get a clear understanding if that was for a different engine (most likely imho) or a different supplier or a service replacement.

Ed (bertfam) has posted some great references from the various P&A catalogs which show just how many different assembly part numbers were used, and without the air cleaner base having a stamped number, it may never become any clearer than by trying to look at as many unrestored examples as possible.

The lid and silk-screening appear correct for the 69 MY, quite a lot of threads about the change from curved to straight print.
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Garage Talk / Re: My First Camaro - What was Yours?
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on August 19, 2017, 10:20:51 PM »
My first Camaro was a '68 Camaro Z28 which I purchased from an individual here in Huntsville, AL in 1974 (for $1000).  It had no options (AM radio and heater) but of course the z28 option (and disk brakes and 4 speed - M21) to go with the original MO 302...  It was all original blue with white stripes and ran like a scalded dog!  :)

A couple of years later in 1976 I traded it to another individual for a 'loaded' 69 Z28 RS which I still own today.  All original drivetrain, sheet metal, tinted glass (and paint) with ZL2 Cowl Induction, custom cloth orange houndstooth interior, gauges, tach, AM radio, remote LH mirror, woodgrain trim, wheel lip mouldings, etc - orange with black stripes and black vinyl top (factory original).   The only things I've added in addition to rebuilding the engine after I got it was 'tilt column', and wood grain wheel (original factory).  It's a KEEPER.. :)

I also owned a '70 Z28 for a couple of years, but I let someone talk me out of it during a period when it had to sit 'outside'... a move I regret!
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Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« Last post by HawkX66 on August 19, 2017, 10:18:40 PM »
An original example; 1969 Camaro 307, 60K miles, never apart, Norwood car originally registered in CA, showing all body plug style wheel well plugs (per Eddie M.):


My 08D are like these Lloyd. I'd post a pic of it during dismantling, but flickr won't let me from my phone.
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Originality / Big block air cleaner
« Last post by HawkX66 on August 19, 2017, 09:41:57 PM »
Now that all the old photobucket pics are gone, could you guys help me ID this air cleaner?
I just bought it. Any thoughts about it? It's supposed to be original. I believe it is. Anything amiss? I bought it to replace the stolen one off my 69 back in the 80s.

Thanks.







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Garage Talk / Re: My First Camaro - What was Yours?
« Last post by 77thor on August 19, 2017, 09:15:02 PM »
My first Camaro was a 1974 burgundy Sport Coupe with a 3-speed manual.
In 1977 I ordered a new black Sport Coupe with a 350, 4-speed, and positraction,
which I owned for 30 years before selling to buy my dream car (a rust-free 1969 Camaro).
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Garage Talk / Re: My First Camaro - What was Yours?
« Last post by sleepsinshed on August 19, 2017, 06:27:41 PM »
My first Camaro was a 1968 plain jane coupe that I bought in 1977. It was originally red with a black vinyl top, but had been painted blue before I bought it. It had a 327 and TH 350. I think I paid $80 for the SS wheels. It was a great car but I sold it in 1984 for the usual reasons; kids, house, etc. Bought my current Camaro in 1988.





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General Discussion / Heater core seals
« Last post by 67conv6cyl on August 19, 2017, 04:40:47 PM »
Does anybody have an opinion on what are the best heater core gaskets on the market today for a small block heater core?
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