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1969 Camaro AC Dryer
« on: April 15, 2023, 04:39:14 AM »
What color was the AC dryer on a 1969 SB Camaro?  Got a re-pop and it is aluminum color.  Is this correct? 

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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1969 Camaro AC Dryer
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2023, 01:42:34 PM »
My 68 was aluminum and not painted either. Youre not planning on using the eBay one if you bought it were you? Ill check elsewhere.

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Re: 1969 Camaro AC Dryer
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2023, 02:04:36 PM »
My 68 was aluminum and not painted either. Youre not planning on using the eBay one if you bought it were you? Ill check elsewhere.


I was just giving an example. Mine wasn't original. I bought a NOS Delco but it may or may not have paint....Joe
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1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1969 Camaro AC Dryer
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2023, 02:09:29 PM »
Im with ya.

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Re: 1969 Camaro AC Dryer
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2023, 10:11:29 PM »
FWIW..late 07E 68 small block, unpainted.

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Re: 1969 Camaro AC Dryer
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2023, 01:31:19 PM »
I believe the factory correct finish for all First-Gen A/C receiver/dryers is painted (i.e., dip-primed) semi-gloss black.  I ran into this issue back in 2010 when preparing my car for the 2012 Legends judging.  In 2012, there were two 68s being judged for Legends that had factory A/C: mine and a coupe by Keith Morsel (not sure of last name spelling).  Both of our cars had our receiver dryers painted semi-gloss black and did not receive any point deductions for them.  Keith's car took a 100% the following year.

Incidentally, Jeff Ashen ('Pacecar Jeff') of broachbuster.com has climbed in and out of hundreds of First-Gen Camaros in junkyards in his lifetime and can be an authority on originality.  His web site sells NOS and rebuilt A/C receiver/dryers: http://www.broachbuster.com/id49.htm.  All of them appear to be painted semi-gloss black.

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