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General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe (D91)
« Last post by gwp4 on Today at 03:09:57 AM »
Hey first gen Camaro experts -

All great advice.  I'm partial to the D91 "Front Access Band" or "Bumble Bee" full stripe and accompanying pinstripe with a space for the 327 emblem.  I understand that this was an option on all cars except SS for the duration of the 1968 build year.  However, I've also heard that early 68's got the D91 bumble bee stripe and later 68's got the D90 "Hockey Stick" stripe.  Not sure when it might have switched over from the D91 to the D90.  As I noted, I have a base/standard model 1968 327/210 hp with 3-spd manual transmission with a build date of 14 May 1968 (05B 1968) in Norwood, OH.  The VIN is 124378N432654.  I just wanted to confirm with the first-gen Camaro experts out there that if I go with a D91 Bumble Bee that I'm correct for judging competition.  Appreciate the help.  gwp4
Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Deck Lid Stripes
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on Today at 02:30:00 AM »
Here is a photo of the rear of my '69 Z28 wtih vinyl top, deck spoiler, and "factory paint "   (late 09C build (Sept 18, '69)....  from this one photo see how close stripes come to rear of vinyl top, and  shows no paint under spoiler with spoiler removed for repair of a spoiler stud.

Maintenance / Re: Rear end whine from 40 to 60 MPH
« Last post by crossboss on Today at 01:01:25 AM »
Richmond ring and pinion gears have always had a reputation for being soft. As a result, they whine more than OEM and better quality sets. Also, as mentioned it CAN be caused by improper set up, and using synthetic gear oil. I personally only use good 'ol dinosaur 75-140W. Lastly, IF using a posi, make sure you add the friction modifier.
Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Deck Lid Stripes
« Last post by firstgenaddict on Today at 12:57:05 AM »
Dealer installed spoiler configuration is incorrect for a factory restoration unless there is paperwork regarding the installation as previous to the initial vehicle sale. 
In the event such paperwork is not present the car either gets the spoiler and no stripe on the lip or gets the stripe on the lip and no spoiler...
Thanks for all the information...
Restoration / Re: hood insulation pad
« Last post by firstgenaddict on Today at 12:50:23 AM »
The molded insulation is the one to buy, it is more expensive and must be shipped truck freight vs the non molded, however if correctness is desired, molded is the only way to go.
General Discussion / Re: Tape inside door, same as spoiler tape?
« Last post by firstgenaddict on Today at 12:34:02 AM »
FWIW My bet is the tolerance specifications for the slitting of the tape by the manufacturer was/is/are greater than +/- 1/32.
TODAY rolls of paper are CURRENTLY supplied for printing with a tolerance of +/- 1/16 across the width.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Body Tag
« Last post by firstgenaddict on Today at 12:25:38 AM »
Yes, William there is THAT! LOL
I guess I should have qualified my statement above with the following This LOS TT gives zero indication of how the car was optioned beyond interior and exterior colors. 
General Discussion / Re: Rear Axle BU 4 10
« Last post by firstgenaddict on Today at 12:19:05 AM »
Wow 09D, the other original early LA car with the 68 style stripes is 09B... does anyone know how late they continued the Narrow stripes at LA?
FWIW I have not seen any Norwood cars with the former stripes and a friend has a 09B NOR which the original stripe configuration was the "normal 69" stripe configuration with no emblem cutout.   

The narrow spoilers went on for a while... Norwood was still putting them on Berger cars in Feb of 69.
Decoding/Numbers / Re: Body Tag
« Last post by william on September 23, 2020, 08:56:17 PM »
There's this:
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