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69 Big Block lift hooks
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:34:34 PM »
I know this topic has been beaten to death, but even using the search I couldn't find a definitive answer. I found some lift hooks, but I also found some conflicting information. Are these hooks pictured below ONLY for 73 up 454s? Someone told me they were used on all big block Camaros 68-80. P/N: 3994055. I don't believe it.
The correct ones for Camaros are the ones that are rounded at the top right? Notice how the U shaped one in the pic is off center too.

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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 06:14:26 PM »
Hi Hawk,

  I thought the manifold bracket used rounded edges.
Here is a link I posted about the one on my 67 04B LOS that shows both brackets. No replies received and I know the topic was beaten to death. Per John Z. NOR did start to use them starting '68, but being LOS did a few things different especially when it came to body drop, I wonder if they began using them earlier.
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11792.0

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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 06:49:16 PM »
Thanks for the response Mike. I think the subject is boring a few folks lol. I couldn't find the answer in JM's Definitive book either. All the pics I've been able to find are rounded, so I'm sure the one I picked up is wrong for my 69. I already told the guy I got it from and he's at least willing to take it back.
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 12:20:31 AM »
Hawk, link to pic of 16k mile original l78 69:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.314452995410366.1073741836.312607635594902&type=1#!/arone.restoration/photos/a.314452995410366.1073741836.312607635594902/314453325410333/?type=3&theater
I have understood for some time that rounded is correct, but not sure were I read that. There is much posted in various sites I am sure you have found. Looks like the car in link has round. Should have asked when you were down here, don't think I have anymore round though.
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2015, 03:20:23 AM »
68 is same as 69 as far as I remember.

 
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 09:00:58 PM »
At this point, again going by memory, I agree with Darrell. 

The ones that do not have the rounded edges are probably from the 70s.
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 01:59:46 PM »
Thanks gentlemen. I appreciate it. I definitely concur that it's a 70s lift hook, not for my 69. All the pics of original 69s that I found look like what you've shown me here. I was surprised I didn't find anything that said, "this is definitely a 69 Camaro lift hook and this is not."
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2015, 04:50:23 PM »
There is one thing you can do to make them correct..  Belt sander..  Just saying.. ;)
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2015, 04:58:23 PM »
There is one thing you can do to make them correct..  Belt sander..  Just saying.. ;)
I hear you... They were cheap for 69 Camaro BB lift hooks, but not cheap enough to grind them down. The thought did cross my mind. The guy I got them from is taking them back. Not an important piece for me, just a nice to have. I'm more than likely running my aluminum intake and Holley 3310 anyhow. I just want the stock parts on the shelf if I ever wanted to put them on. They're getting tougher and tougher to find, so I collect them when I can and hold on to them now.
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 10:37:17 PM »
Damn Darrell those pics of the engine in your L78 are pornographic... If you posted 100 detailed macro shots I would study them relentlessly.
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2015, 01:59:43 AM »
Damn Darrell those pics of the engine in your L78 are pornographic... If you posted 100 detailed macro shots I would study them relentlessly.
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Re: 69 Big Block lift hooks
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2015, 12:29:15 PM »
Thanks guys.  Im still working on the preservation of the car and have and will continue to take detailed pictures (none have been posted at this point).  Once I am 100% complete with the 67 I will be able to devote more time to that.
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