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 31 
 on: September 19, 2014, 11:13:28 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by 69Z28
Did originals have the through holes for the screws (like the ones Darrell pictured) or were there studs?

I think the holes are correct with screws, not absolutey sure. They are factory correct covers. Two would indicate stereo, I believe. If only one, it would be U69 RH side only.

Agreed. My Judge had the same speaker covers which had screw holes and the covers were black. Can't remember if the screws where chrome or not though.

 32 
 on: September 19, 2014, 10:42:25 PM 
Started by Baconcks - Last post by Baconcks
Hi to all, I'm new and have been restoring a 68 RS/SS big block. It was a mess, rusty bucket. New floor new A pillar post new roof structure, new trunk, new book shelf, now I'm on the piece between the trunk and the rear window, the new piece has me worried because it seem to be pushing the quarters out. I'm going to test fit the trunk lid tomorrow but does anyone know the measurement from seam to seam? Thanks in advance for your help.

 33 
 on: September 19, 2014, 10:16:27 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by ko-lek-tor
Did originals have the through holes for the screws (like the ones Darrell pictured) or were there studs?

I think the holes are correct with screws, not absolutey sure. They are factory correct covers. Two would indicate stereo, I believe. If only one, it would be U69 RH side only.

 34 
 on: September 19, 2014, 10:16:20 PM 
Started by firstgenaddict - Last post by SMKZ28
These are the pictures I remember seeing after it happened.  The following write up can be found here: http://mokanmotorsports.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7303

Photographer is going to be okay.

Star-Gazette racing writer recovering from accident

Star-Gazette reporter and photographer Ron Levanduski will undergo surgery Wednesday for injuries suffered during a vintage car race at Watkins Glen International.

Levanduski was photographing Sunday’s New York State Governor’s Cup event for Historic Trans-Am cars from the Boot of the Glen’s 3.37-mile long course when the No. 16 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Bill Bryant of Fruitland Park, Fla., slammed into the “toe area” of the Boot, where Levanduski was working.

“I was knocked out cold,” Levanduski said Monday.

Levanduski was sent by helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He had three broken ribs, three broken bones in his upper left arm along with two puncture wounds in his arm from the breaks, a small “brain bleed,” and multiple cuts and abrasions.

On Monday he said, “I saw through the lens that the Camaro looked like it was making a pass in the corner. I saw a puff of smoke, maybe he was locking his brakes. But he didn’t slow down. He was coming full-bore at me.”

The force of the impact knocked Levanduski 10 feet into the air and into a creek, Phil Barnes, manager of security at WGI, said a witness told him.

Tom Ryder of Binghamton was also shooting the race for the Associated Press from the same spot as Levanduski.

“I was standing 30 feet to his right, right up against the guardrail,” Ryder said Monday, estimating the car was going about 120 mph when it slammed into the tire barrier in front of the guardrail. “Two laps before that I was right next to Ron. We spoke briefly and I told him I was going to move down a bit. Two laps later the car hit right where I would have been standing. The guardrail V’d when the tires kicked back into the guardrail.

“I heard a jolt and the car went through. I looked over and didn’t see Ron. I put my camera down and saw he was laying on his back near a small little bridge made of plywood over this little creek. It had to be 15 feet from the guardrail. I went over to him, and I could hear him moaning and groaning.”

Ryder added Bryan was able to get out of his car and was standing on the grass before he went down.

 35 
 on: September 19, 2014, 10:01:12 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by cook_dw
Did originals have the through holes for the screws (like the ones Darrell pictured) or were there studs?

 36 
 on: September 19, 2014, 09:58:11 PM 
Started by hgger69 - Last post by KevinW
Hmm, then it must have been painted later in its life.

 37 
 on: September 19, 2014, 08:51:18 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by rszmjt
Seems to me the bushing might have a flared type end that rests against the smog pump, and it is seamed. I never had a chance to take a picture today, car is up on a storage hoist.  I will tomorrow and post a picture.

 38 
 on: September 19, 2014, 08:48:02 PM 
Started by SMKZ28 - Last post by 69Z28
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He also wants to know if anyone can help him acquire a pretty rare option that originally came with his car.  He states that he has, "been trying to locate the fiber optic wire for the front turn lights to the fenders, no one in the after market offers that item.  Do you know of any outfit that might have that item!!! please let me know."

There is nothing to the fiber optic 'system' except for the indicators and the fiber optic itself (a coated glass fiber light conveyer)..  If he only needs the fiber optic line itself (if his is missing or broken in half), then a corvette supplier would be the best source, as all Corvettes built in several years between '68-9 and 1971 Corvettes had them.  Many people think they are more complicated than they are.     A response to a similar question on the Corvette Forum addressed this issue very well, which I will repeat here:
"There is nothing mechanical or electrical about fiber optics. They are very simple. Just fiber strands that transmit light very easily, from the light source to the individual lenses in the console. The purpose of these items was to show the driver if there was an external light bulb that was not functioning.

 Here are a few of the common reasons why a fiber optic does not work. Check to see if the bulb is burnt out. If the lights were removed to have the car repainted, it is not uncommon for the fiber optic end to get painted over and not allow light to travel to the console. The fiber cable could be broken as a result of a previous accident. Check inside the console to see if the fiber optic cable is connected to the console lenses. When I first got my car, I found some of the cables just not connected to the console lense.

 Anyway, this is very basic technology and it is not like trying to run down an electrical problem. As was previously stated, if you have a problem it is pretty easy to just re-run new fiber cable and re-tape it into the harness. IMO. "

ie.. to have them work, the fiber optic line must 1) be present, 2) be clean on the ends, and 3) be installed in the fittings of the console and lamp source.

Gary is correct, nothing high tech about fiber optics. When I worked on C5A aircraft in the USAF, in the cargo compartment by the main entrance/exit door there was an access panel that had a 1 1/2" diameter single strand fiber optics cable that we could see right down into the front landing gear compartment which was maybe 15-20 feet away. It was used to verify if the landing gear was in the down and locked position if there was a panel light out or some other landing gear malfunction. Very useful item to have there as a back up and along side it was a hand crank to lower and lock the gear by hand if no hydraulics.   

 39 
 on: September 19, 2014, 08:30:02 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by 69Z28
Could these possibly be factory Speaker Coves ?  They're made of metal and have the same speaker shape images on the underside of them.  If they are, does anyone know what the factory color should of been ?

They sure look like factory. Probably the same color as the rear package try cover...or maybe black??

 40 
 on: September 19, 2014, 07:43:31 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by firstgenaddict
same as the dash top suede finish in dark blue.

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