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Decoding/Numbers / Re: location of 12bolt axle stamps
« Last post by bcmiller on February 05, 2016, 11:59:09 PM »
OK, you made me look it up. No more relying on memory. :)

First Gen Firebird codes were as you say, on the drivers side axle tube.
http://firstgenfirebird.org/f-a-q/axle-code-facts/

I have been under way too many A body GM cars, probably over a thousand. GTOs, Chevelles, Skylarks...

The Chevrolet data I posted above I believe is correct.  I guess the best thing would be to search for a site for a particular model because I know at some point Firebird axle codes went to the passenger side and GTOs changed from one side to the other depending on year.

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General Discussion / Re: Road trips and towing
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on February 05, 2016, 10:50:24 PM »
Only thing I ever hauled with the Z:

:) :)  :)    Did you ever get yours 'caught' while hauling it??  :)
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Survivor Cars / Re: Z28 cowl paint (and Z11/Z10)
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on February 05, 2016, 10:48:38 PM »
On the passenger side of mine it's not like others I've seen where the letters are all clumped together.  My letters are spread out evenly straight across the top with about 2" between each letter.  Rather neatly done.   Driver side is sloppy with crooked letters clumped together.  The only straight letter on that side is the T under the trim tag.

if I recall JohnZ's explanation correctly, the reason both sides were stamped (typically) is that they had checkers on both sides of the car, checking the Paint, Trim, and Body... not sure if this was 3 guys or one, and that probably varied as well at different times.  Maybe on your passenger side it was ONE man checking all three items, and he was a 'neatnik' (or maybe overly conscientious on his first day?)..  :)
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Restoration / Re: 67 RS/SS 396 Front Coil Springs
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on February 05, 2016, 10:45:17 PM »
I spent a couple of months on the phone with them, since they had to schedule testing of the spring I sent them .. and then we spent some time deciding on which of a couple of spring wire sizes to use, since I wanted the spring rates to be as near to factory z28 as possible, and I definitely wanted the easily measureable specs (number of coils, coil diameter, wire size, etc) to be exactly the same, so in my case it took me from November 2012 until mid January to receive the new coils.  One member here just contacted them to order the same spring as mine (no testing required) and they gave him a 4-wk lead time (but since he was in middle of a restoration, I don't think he rushed them).

Alternatively you can go online and order an OTS spring and get it within a day or two from almost any parts store, and it may work fine for you, even though the visually checkable things (# of coils,etc) will likely not be the same.
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Survivor Cars / Re: Z28 cowl paint (and Z11/Z10)
« Last post by X33RS on February 05, 2016, 10:42:21 PM »
On the passenger side of mine it's not like others I've seen where the letters are all clumped together.  My letters are spread out evenly straight across the top with about 2" between each letter.  Rather neatly done.   Driver side is sloppy with crooked letters clumped together.  The only straight letter on that side is the T under the trim tag.
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General Discussion / Re: Road trips and towing
« Last post by SgtHawkUSMC on February 05, 2016, 10:38:22 PM »
Dave?  were you hoping someone would post a pix of a '69 SS pulling a house trailer?? :)  or at least a large travel trailer?  :)
Maybe. Might get sick seeing a 1st gen towing a house trailer though ;)


Here is a pic I found online..




There we go. Nice pic!


Only thing I ever hauled with the Z:
Well that goes without saying!
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Restoration / Re: 67 RS/SS 396 Front Coil Springs
« Last post by Buzz1967 on February 05, 2016, 10:31:17 PM »
You can buy the typical springs people suggest for your model, and maybe get a similar ride height and spring rate, but the number of coils, etc will likely not even be close.   What I did after rejecting the OTS springs available, was to contact Coil Spring Specialties in Kansas.  I sent them my one good unbroken spring (an EY) from my Z28, and had them make me two new springs to match the unloaded height, coil wire size, number of coils, and spring rate from that one.  I can supply contact information if you can't locate them.  My contact there was Kevin Crane.

Hi Gary!

Can you tell me what the turnaround  time was and the cost? I do still have the unbroken spring - so your suggested solution is feasible.  I've found their website and contact information. Thanks for the reply and suggestion.

Buzz
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General Discussion / Re: Road trips and towing
« Last post by janobyte on February 05, 2016, 10:29:06 PM »
Only thing I ever hauled with the Z:
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General Discussion / Re: Road trips and towing
« Last post by cook_dw on February 05, 2016, 10:19:49 PM »
Here is a pic I found online..



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General Discussion / Re: Road trips and towing
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on February 05, 2016, 09:15:06 PM »
Dave?  were you hoping someone would post a pix of a '69 SS pulling a house trailer?? :)  or at least a large travel trailer?  :)
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