Author Topic: Hood insulation retainers  (Read 5324 times)

bc69

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 349
    • View Profile
Re: Hood insulation retainers
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2019, 03:48:38 PM »
Yes two. As I said at start I saw one at Springfield that had the square metal. They were on a 68 and said to be original.
Brad
RSSS

bertfam

  • CRG Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4301
    • View Profile
Re: Hood insulation retainers
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2019, 05:36:57 PM »
The P&A's show the square metal retainers (P/N 3934260 as shown below) were used on 65-69 Corvairs, mid 60's to early 70's full size cars and Chevelles, and early 70's Camaros. I've never seen them used on any 67-69 Camaro, but these, like bolts, are what you might call generic types of fasteners, so it wouldn't surprise me to see them being used since GM had various suppliers for these types of parts. Not the norm, but never say never, right?

Ed
« Last Edit: October 22, 2019, 07:23:30 PM by bertfam »
Ed "Bert" Bertrand
email me!

169INDY

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1310
    • View Profile
Re: Hood insulation retainers
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2019, 06:20:11 PM »
http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/catalog.cgi?show_page=295B

or serviced over it life by a gm source other than the factory.
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

bertfam

  • CRG Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4301
    • View Profile
Re: Hood insulation retainers
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2019, 06:59:29 PM »
According to the P&A's, the Corvair retainer went through several changes. It started out as 9775412 (1965 only), then went to 389809 (1965-1966), then 3897534 (1965-1968) and finally to 3934260 (1968-1969).

It's also known that the 3934260 retainer went though a design change from metal to plastic, but it's unknown exactly when. Early 70's Camaros have been observed with metal retainers while later Camaros have been observed with plastic. It also shows up in the later P&A's as "plastic".

However, for 67-69 Camaros, the round plastic retainer (3909199) is the one that's generally accepted as being "assembly line correct". But if you look in the 67 AIM (UPC 11-13, Sheet B4, Item 3, Note 4), it was changed from 3907534 (the 65-68 Corvair retainer) on 5-15-66. Was this a metal retainer or a plastic retainer? And did they ever make it into any 67 Camaro?

Again, retainers were supplied by multiple vendors, so after all these years, who knows!

Ed
Ed "Bert" Bertrand
email me!

Petes L48

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 726
    • View Profile
Re: Hood insulation retainers
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2019, 08:09:18 PM »
The P&A's show the square metal retainers (P/N 3934260 as shown below) were used on 65-69 Corvairs, mid 60's to early 70's full size cars and Chevelles, and early 70's Camaros. I've never seen them used on any 67-69 Camaro, but these, like bolts, are what you might call generic types of fasteners, so it wouldn't surprise me to see them being used since GM had various suppliers for these types of parts. Not the norm, but never say never, right?

Ed


Given this info, IF they were ever used on any first gen, it seems LOS/VN cars would be more likely candidates than Norwood, since they had full size models running on the same line.

bertfam

  • CRG Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4301
    • View Profile
Re: Hood insulation retainers
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2019, 09:09:39 PM »
Quote
Given this info, IF they were ever used on any first gen, it seems LOS/VN cars would be more likely candidates than Norwood, since they had full size models running on the same line.

As Mr. Spock would say, this sounds like a logical conclusion.

Ed
Ed "Bert" Bertrand
email me!

69Z28-RS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5738
  • owner since 4-Apr-1976
    • View Profile
Re: Hood insulation retainers
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2019, 09:30:15 PM »
Yes two. As I said at start I saw one at Springfield that had the square metal. They were on a 68 and said to be original.

Thanks, I took your original comment as referencing TRoberts car...  :)
09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette, '60 Corvette, '72 Corvette
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan

KurtS

  • CRG Coordinator
  • *****
  • Posts: 5654
    • View Profile
Re: Hood insulation retainers
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2019, 05:44:47 AM »
Ran across this picture of an original 67 hood insulation clip. 06E NOR
Kurt S
CRG

 

anything