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uscrichter

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minus 28 on radiator shroud
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:22:36 PM »
Can someone explain what the -28 means that is commonly written in grease pencil on the radiator shroud of  restored Camaros, if it is a number from a factory test wouldn't it very from the commonly seen -28 from car to car? and is this something judges look for in a concourse restoration? Since I am just finishing a four year restoration which I want the car to be as accurate as GM off the line without the over-restored graffiti.

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Re: minus 28 on radiator shroud
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 11:53:46 PM »
Antifreeze is good to -28 Fahrenheit. Not sure if it is essential in high end resto?
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Re: minus 28 on radiator shroud
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 06:09:19 AM »
The plant never wrote that on the shroud.  Dealers maybe did. "Restorers" do.
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Re: minus 28 on radiator shroud
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 10:22:15 PM »
Thanks guy's , that explains it!  I have owned about a half dozen very low mileage cars and have never seen that either.