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Originality / Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on September 02, 2015, 03:11:25 PM »
Great question. It was serviced by GMPD in black. At the engine plant it was received raw and painted orange with the engine.
Now that is new information to me...  I can't recall ever removing one with remnants of orange paint... always black.  Does this mean I've only ever removed service parts?  OR was that due to the fact that when people did clutch replacements, they generally 'cleaned/repainted them black'??   (I'm probably thinking mostly of '55-60 Chevrolets, which are the cars I first worked on)...  I can't recall what my '69 Z28 cover was painted, but I'm betting due to my history, that if I repainted it.... I did it in black!)..
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Originality / Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Last post by william on September 02, 2015, 02:56:54 PM »
Great question. It was serviced by GMPD in black. At the engine plant it was received raw and painted orange with the engine.
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General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro kmh Speedometer
« Last post by sdkar on September 02, 2015, 02:40:45 PM »
I would get two speedometers and convert one to kmh and leave the stock one original.  If you like, I have a 67-68 speedo I will send you for the cost of shipping and you have to send a pic of your Camaro to be used on the home page.  Let me know. 

Steve
sdkar@bellsouth.net
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Originality / Re: Bellhousing overspray
« Last post by gro51 on September 02, 2015, 02:20:01 PM »
Thanks.  Is the dustcover orange or black?
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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: New "Muscle Car" digital magazine available
« Last post by cook_dw on September 02, 2015, 01:22:40 PM »
I just read and watched the video on your site about the Camaro Super Star Cup 1977.  Although I couldnt understand a word they were saying; I enjoyed every second of the footage..!!..  I wanna be a Superstar!!!   ;D

http://www.theroaringseason.com/content.php?345-Article-1977-Swedish-Camaro-Super-Star-Cup
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Originality / Re: Air Cleaner Decal and Olympic Gold Z in July 2015 MCR
« Last post by ZLP955 on September 02, 2015, 12:28:11 PM »
Great, thanks for the info. Love this site, learn something new each visit!
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Originality / Re: Air Cleaner Decal and Olympic Gold Z in July 2015 MCR
« Last post by william on September 02, 2015, 12:20:59 PM »
People who saw the car stated remnants of the decal were visible on the lid. However as Darrell stated some cars are known to have been built without decals. Vintage road test photos show the January '69 Hot Rod Z/28 didn't have one.

ZL-1s were a bit different. Based on Chevy build info they were to receive just the 427 crossed flags. Vintage photos of #5 show no decal.

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Originality / Re: Air Cleaner Decal and Olympic Gold Z in July 2015 MCR
« Last post by cook_dw on September 02, 2015, 12:05:43 PM »
There was a discussion on this or similar car over on SYC.  There were a few cars (ZL1's) and a Z that were known not to have them from the factory.  Personally, I think it would have been rare for the decal to have been missed or forgotten but almost anything is/was possible.
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Originality / Air Cleaner Decal and Olympic Gold Z in July 2015 MCR
« Last post by ZLP955 on September 02, 2015, 11:42:17 AM »
I always enjoy Muscle Car Review when it arrives over here, although there's a fair delay in receiving the latest issue due to surface mail.
Anyway, I was just reading about the unrestored Olympic Gold Z/28 in the July 2015 issue. The article states that when the car was uncovered, the open-element air cleaner was devoid of decals. "Not all of the cars had decals" said (Michael) Lightbourn.
I understand that Michael Lightbourn is a well-known hunter of rare and collectible cars from El Paso TX, and acquired this car a few years after the original owner passed away.
This comment about some cars not receiving air cleaner decals is not something I have come across before, and I thought I would ask if anyone else had heard of it, rather than just dismiss it as incorrect (with no disrespect to Mr Lightbourn).
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General Discussion / Re: Best Repro Gas Tank..
« Last post by dutch on September 02, 2015, 04:22:44 AM »
Thanks for the replies gents - I asked and found I can get a Spectra tank fairly cheaply at work (around $125 before taxes) and from what I recall most considered that brand one, if not the best, reproductions a few years back..
Sounds like maybe that hasn't changed much - do they have an outside zinc coating appearance that closely mimics an original GM tank from "back in the day"?
After coating the interior of mine years ago I also painted the outside with an Eastwood zinc paint which was supposed to give it an OEM look - but I imagine any new Spectra tank should appear much more original than what I presently have now!? 
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