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 on: August 30, 2014, 07:40:41 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by 69 Zee
Original Gas Cap

 on: August 30, 2014, 07:36:55 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by 69 Zee
The PVC with the markings that go completely around the body  "AC SPARK PLUG TYPE CV-746 C"  which I believe was the original markings but who knows if it's the original or a replacement at some time.  I also read the Z's PVC had a PURPLE hue to them.  Not sure if that's true or not.   

 on: August 30, 2014, 07:08:05 PM 
Started by cook_dw - Last post by BULLITT65
Good call on taking it off and finding the broken spring. Do you think there maybe more than one?

Also I like that pic with your car in the shade, that tree is priceless when its hot out I bet... Cool

 on: August 30, 2014, 07:02:09 PM 
Started by 69 Zee - Last post by 69 Zee
Hey Mike

Here's some of the things you requested.  Since the distrib and coil brack was already pulled I can only guess that they are correct.  Maybe someone can tell us for sure if these type head markings were used.  Hope this helps.  The Distributor hold down clamp bolt looks like a "WB"   and the Coil bracket has "LAWSON"

 on: August 30, 2014, 06:35:50 PM 
Started by cook_dw - Last post by cook_dw
 Firebird to Camaro rebody

 on: August 30, 2014, 05:04:53 PM 
Started by paulmanta - Last post by paulmanta
Still looking for one 67 Camaro 1/2 13nc J nut.

I thought I had found one in a breakers yard but they sent me a 7/16 and that will not work with my original bolt.  

Its silly but I don't want to be forced to use 3 original bolts and one different smaller one, I want all 4 to match (and the bolts do) but I have no J nut to install.

Anyone got one ?  just one !

The AMK link above came up blank by the way, thanks for suggesting it though.

 on: August 30, 2014, 03:39:06 PM 
Started by cook_dw - Last post by william
The gloss/satin BB rear body panel debate was thoroughly vetted elsewhere a few years back. Gloss and satin OE paint survivors exist so it looks like both is the answer.

Gloss black was used for Z/28 striping. Not a stretch to envision it being used on rear body panels.

 on: August 30, 2014, 11:53:39 AM 
Started by kenmerr80 - Last post by 1968RSZ28


 on: August 30, 2014, 11:19:01 AM 
Started by kenmerr80 - Last post by william
The DZ block stamping does not fit with what would be expected from a B 14 9 / 618 casting.

 on: August 30, 2014, 11:08:57 AM 
Started by cook_dw - Last post by 69Z28-RS
NCM Museum Board finalized decision (released today via email to NCM members):

"The National Corvette Museum Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting and finalized plans for repair of the Museum’s Skydome building, and the eight Corvettes affected by the February 12, 2014 sinkhole collapse.
After careful review of additional information and revised plans with price quotes from the construction company, the board voted to completely fill in the sinkhole.
“We really wanted to preserve a portion of the hole so that guests for years to come could see a little bit of what it was like, but after receiving more detailed pricing, the cost outweighs the benefit,” said Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode.  “At the June board meeting, the information available at that time indicated a cost of around $500,000 more to keep the hole, but after incorporating additional safety features and vapor barriers for humidity control, the price tag rose to $1 million more than the cost to put the Skydome back how it was.”
Keeping even a portion of the sinkhole would require 35 foot retaining walls to be built inside of the sinkhole, additional micro piling, visible steel beams running through the hole, and soil nailing.  All of these additional structural features are to ensure the safety of the sinkhole and prevent cracking and breaking of the sides in the future, which could result in stability issues, but take away from the natural look of the original sinkhole.  The board also considered future maintenance issues that could arise if the hole was kept and the possibility that the hole wouldn’t look like a naturally occurring sinkhole any longer.
“The interest in our new attraction has been phenomenal so we do plan to leave it ‘as-is’ through our Vets ‘n Vettes event November 6-8, 2014, after which time we will begin the process of remediating and filling the hole,” Strode added.
Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum will restore three of the Corvettes that were damaged when they were swallowed up by the sinkhole.
Chevrolet will restore the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype, known as the Blue Devil, and the 1-millionth Corvette produced – a white 1992 convertible. The GM Heritage Center will oversee this process.  In addition, the restoration of the 1962 Corvette will be funded by Chevrolet, but will be handled by the National Corvette Museum.  A restoration shop has not yet been determined.  The remaining five cars were determined to be too badly damaged to warrant restoration.  They will remain in their as-recovered state to preserve the historical significance of the cars and what happened on February 12, 2014.  They will become part of a future display at the Museum.
In total, General Motors will provide nearly $250,000 in support to help the Museum recover from the sinkhole. The National Corvette Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend as it welcomes the Corvette enthusiasts nationwide who have helped expand and support the non-profit Museum.
“Our goal was to help the National Corvette Museum recover from a terrible natural disaster by restoring all eight cars,” said Mark Reuss, GM Executive Vice President, Global Product Development. “However, as the cars were recovered, it became clear that restoration would be impractical because so little was left to repair. And, frankly, there is some historical value in leaving those cars to be viewed as they are.”
It’s a sentiment echoed by Corvette enthusiasts from around the globe.
“There has been an outpouring of messages from enthusiasts the world over, asking us not to restore all of the cars,” said Wendell Strode, executive director for the National Corvette Museum. “For Corvette enthusiasts, the damage to the cars is part of their history, and part narrative of the National Corvette Museum. Restoring them all would negate the significance of what happened.”
Timelines for the start and projected completion dates for the three Corvettes’ restorations have not been established. They will be announced later."

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