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Originality / Re: How to tell if console gauges are original to car
« Last post by JohnKY on May 31, 2016, 06:08:04 PM »
On a car that came with gauges, there should be a warning light in the dash cluster that says "FUEL". This was for the low fuel warning system.
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I would be willing to let you double your money😀 $250 would come in handy, wouldn't it?
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Restoration / Re: SBC Plug Wire Routing Pics
« Last post by firstgenaddict on May 31, 2016, 05:53:28 PM »
That's it... very hard to find until HBC remade them.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: another trim tag real or fake
« Last post by firstgenaddict on May 31, 2016, 05:44:42 PM »
Great option combo on your car. Endura, M22 BV Dlx int    The hood is production line so I'm guessing it is a real ZL2 car as well.
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Originality / Re: How to tell if console gauges are original to car
« Last post by TRLAND on May 31, 2016, 05:20:01 PM »
I had a discussion about this recently with William and learned a couple of interesting things.
   I was told the oil line location through the firewall is a biggy.   Usually never put in the right spot with the correct rubber grommet when gauges are added.

   I'd also be looking close at the wiring harness.  Factory gauge cars, like mine, and as I've been told by a couple of smart people here, should have cloth covering on both coil wires.  An odd clue I had not heard until recently. Reproduction wire harnesses don't come with it.....I tried.    I'd be crawling under the dash as well and checking the console and dash harness connections for obvious monkey business.
Of course as everyone knows it should have a clock as well, so many conversions done without.

This is exactly how I determined the gauges were NOT original on my '67.  Even though they are original gauges from another car and a correct gauge option speedo/tach cluster from another car was added (prior to 1982) to make it all seem factory installed, the oil pressure line was routed through the firewall behind the master cylinder.  The dash harness connections are not quite right either.

Edit: I went back and found the thread of this issue on TC to refresh my memory. If you're interested, here it is: http://www.camaros.net/forums/34-restoration-corner/259425-oil-pressure-line-console-gauge.html
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General Discussion / Re: Canadian Doc's
« Last post by 68 Ragtop on May 31, 2016, 04:44:45 PM »
Canadian documents are great, but entire cars have been built around documents. From the VIN tag on up. It's rare to have that happen, but I have read about it happening with very high value cars.
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General Discussion / Re: Canadian Doc's
« Last post by Hans L on May 31, 2016, 04:24:49 PM »
While original paperwork is neat, I've never banked all that much on it when it comes to the 69's.  Stick to the Dec 68 and later Norwood build dates with X codes and you'll know what you're getting without the paperwork.

How about '69 Van Nuys built Camaros with a legible Chassis Broadcast copy, highlighting the build config and options?   ;)
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1969 - Orphans / Re: 19N574453 396 block on eBay
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on May 31, 2016, 04:24:33 PM »
No sale 5-31-16...

Reserve not met = $900.00

Paul
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Originality / Re: Air filter Decal and Evaporator decal
« Last post by lemarin on May 31, 2016, 03:05:32 PM »
Yes, that one.
And alt sticker goes nowhere.
I do have ordered the 68 black air cleaner decal, does it goes to the same location as the white one, between forward and driver's side ? I looked on pictures from 68 engine, but the snorkel is opposite to ours 69 ....
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: another trim tag real or fake
« Last post by daves87gn on May 31, 2016, 02:50:18 PM »
So lets see the rest of this Beauty....

I'll get a few better picture this weekend

Before wash



After



One from original owner


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