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 11 
 on: Today at 12:42:53 AM 
Started by Jon Mello - Last post by Jon Mello
Here's the 1969 Cyclone Header catalog. Notice that the flange that mates to the cylinder head is different from that shown in the '67 catalog. This is due to
Chevrolet changing the water temperature sender location from the intake manifold to the cylinder head on the small block V8 in '68. (Jon Mello Collection)
























































 12 
 on: Today at 12:40:22 AM 
Started by firstgenaddict - Last post by firstgenaddict
Just a plausible explanation I will throw out here: Cars did get damaged in transit, that is a fact. Some where damaged before they left the plant parking storage. Some were damaged at the dealer lot too. Who knows, maybe GM supplied the cloth covered seals in those repairs... and those windshields have been on those cars since delivery to the 1st owner, so , since new. explains a lot. I have seen a lot of sheetmetal repairs and overspray on new cars as well. Also historically speaking, there was a lot of unrest during this time in our country (protests and riots) that could have interrupted usual supply chains.

So now there are 3 of them... no DOT codes... which consequently were implemented after these 3 cars were built.... hmmm
Still doesn't explain the windshields being installed with the factory glass adhesive sealer... that is the issue, if the glass were in there and it had an after market install their would be no question, however it is my understanding that it was not possible for an after market supplier to install glass by hand manually as it was done inside the factory with a machine. 

 13 
 on: Today at 12:23:23 AM 
Started by Jon Mello - Last post by Jon Mello
Similar in nature to the one used on Donohue's '68 Camaro (now owned by Tom McIntyre).

 14 
 on: Today at 12:09:25 AM 
Started by Steve Holmes - Last post by Jon Mello
Wow, great pics Jon! I think thats the first time I've seen the Jon Ward Camaro as a Camaro. Very interesting. I assume when it was converted to a Firebird, they simply cut some Firebird 'gills' into the rear quarters rather than replace the whole rear quarter panel? Like you say, the fenders are just as they were when it became the Firebird.

          Yes, Craig Fisher told me years ago that they added Firebird gills to the quarter panel.


This car still has similar fenders now with the upper lip cut away. Did the fenders remain this way throughout its life or was it restored this way for historical accuracy?

          No, none of the fenders on the ex-Ward/Titus car today are what was on there back then. I saw the car before it was restored and so did a few others that I know.


Jon, who raced the Guldstrand '67 Camaro after Guldstrand? Did he drive this car in '68? 

          Sam Coniglio out of Glendale, CA was the new owner when Dana Chevrolet sold the car after the '67 season. Guldstrand only drove it at the Riverside Trans-Am race during '68 as far as I know and it no longer had Dana sponsorship by then.


One more question. In the magazine Vintage Motorsport when they did the Trans-Am history series back in the mid-1990s, Bill Mayberry was interviewed about the first Penske Camaro. He said they "flared the fenders by rolling them with baseball bats". What did he mean by this? Did they simply roll a bat between the fender and tire to to press the fender lip out away from the tire?

          Well, I wasn't there of course, but that would be my interpretation of what he said.


 15 
 on: August 31, 2014, 11:57:26 PM 
Started by firstgenaddict - Last post by 6667ss138
Thought this was interesting. Note the date of Dec 7th 1970 and the statement in the first paragraph "The litigants are suppliers of replacement windshields, not original equipment suppliers."

http://www.leagle.com/decision/19701176322FSupp854_11029.xml/SHATTERPROOF%20GLASS%20CORP.%20v.%20GUARDIAN%20GLASS%20COMPANY

 16 
 on: August 31, 2014, 11:36:01 PM 
Started by Steve Holmes - Last post by Steve Holmes
Wow, great pics Jon! I think thats the first time I've seen the Jon Ward Camaro as a Camaro. Very interesting. I assume when it was converted to a Firebird, they simply cut some Firebird 'gills' into the rear quarters rather than replace the whole rear quarter panel? Like you say, the fenders are just as they were when it became the Firebird.

This car still has similar fenders now with the upper lip cut away. Did the fenders remain this way throughout its life or was it restored this way for historical accuracy?

Jon, who raced the Guldstrand '67 Camaro after Guldstrand? Did he drive this car in '68? 

One more question. In the magazine Vintage Motorsport when they did the Trans-Am history series back in the mid-1990s, Bill Mayberry was interviewed about the first Penske Camaro. He said they "flared the fenders by rolling them with baseball bats". What did he mean by this? Did they simply roll a bat between the fender and tire to to press the fender lip out away from the tire?

 17 
 on: August 31, 2014, 11:16:40 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by 69 Zee
Original Washer Jar, Cap and Hose (with ridges along the hose)

 18 
 on: August 31, 2014, 10:47:52 PM 
Started by kenmerr80 - Last post by 1968RSZ28
I emailed the seller two days ago regarding the partial VIN = no response as of yet.  Sad

Paul

 19 
 on: August 31, 2014, 10:11:39 PM 
Started by firstgenaddict - Last post by 6667ss138
Here is the windshield in my 07A X77 3 owner car.

 20 
 on: August 31, 2014, 10:01:34 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by 69 Zee
Was there a console with gauges? If so what oil line fitting set up is installed? Seems to be some speculation on what is actually correct.
It's a console with gauges.   I'll have to check out the bottom of the gauges Tuesday.  That will be my first chance to look and report back  Smiley


What fitting is installed on the back of the engine block Darrell? 
Thanks  Gary,  I should of asked that.  I was gonna take a pic of the block and the gauges.  Wasn't sure what connections you were talking about.  Check back Tuesday afternoon if you can.  Unfortunately the car and parts are sitting at a warehouse and I'm working tomorrow  Sad and will be there Tues.

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