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ALLZS

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ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« on: May 02, 2023, 12:31:20 PM »
on  aluminum  intake  engines where the lift hooks natural steel or zinc plated 

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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2023, 01:01:19 PM »
Painted by hand with silver paint....Joe
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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2023, 01:53:56 PM »
The rear as well?
Or just the front and rear is orange?

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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2023, 01:57:12 PM »
I thought I read here somewhere that JM has seen the front lift hook painted silver or not painted at all and ways are accepted. I left main with no finish on front hook and painted the rear orange. I havent installed the rear yet as I havent found what the correct bolt is..
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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2023, 07:26:29 PM »
I thought I read here somewhere that JM has seen the front lift hook painted silver or not painted at all and ways are accepted. I left main with no finish on front hook and painted the rear orange. I havent installed the rear yet as I havent found what the correct bolt is..

 Original aluminum small block intake ("472") front (right) and rear (left) lift hooks and shouldered bolts. These are from my 2B Norwood RS/Z and are unpainted (orange), natural steel. I wasn't able to determine if either had received silver paint. 


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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2023, 07:58:00 PM »
I just did a quick browse through my "unrestored" car files, and the only car out of about 20 or so that has the silver paint is Skip Lacates 69Z dated late 09C, and even his just shows a minimal amount of the silver.
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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2023, 02:35:54 PM »
L78 survivor in Vintage Certification at 2022 MCACN had what looked lie silver painted lift hook

boomer632

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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2023, 04:10:19 PM »
L78 survivor in Vintage Certification at 2022 MCACN had what looked lie silver painted lift hook

Did you happen to get a look at the rear hook? Was it painted orange, silver or nothing?
69 SS 06A 711 57 57 X66 L78 M22 BU

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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2023, 09:37:47 PM »
L78 survivor in Vintage Certification at 2022 MCACN had what looked lie silver painted lift hook

Did you happen to get a look at the rear hook? Was it painted orange, silver or nothing?

No orange paint. Remnants of silver paint have been found on survivors like when I took pics of Skip's 69Z. NCRS accepts in judging either bare steel or painted silver.
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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2023, 05:36:33 AM »
L78 survivor in Vintage Certification at 2022 MCACN had what looked lie silver painted lift hook

That's right Steve, also the 5A Norwood Cortez L78 from Vintage Certification in 2021
 


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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2023, 04:06:01 PM »
Front and rear 3rd week feb Baltimore built L78 Chevelle. Rear has traces of orange on sides. That is bolt holding it on. Front looks painted.

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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2023, 12:48:30 AM »
With the many survivor cars I have certified over the years, the Z28 will have either natural steel lift hooks or painted Chevrolet orange.  Both versions have been observed over the years, and both are accepted for restoration. 

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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2023, 04:58:50 PM »
Hi all - a little bit of a hijack regarding this post - but similar topic. I have a 1967 L30M20 (LOS 11A) with a complete and functioning AIR system to include the steel breather pipe on the rear of the intake. Itís positioned right over the bolt where the rear lift bracket mounts. A standard unit does not seem to fit. Was there a special bracket for the AIR cars? Thanks.
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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2023, 10:36:13 PM »
Hi all - a little bit of a hijack regarding this post - but similar topic. I have a 1967 L30M20 (LOS 11A) with a complete and functioning AIR system to include the steel breather pipe on the rear of the intake. Itís positioned right over the bolt where the rear lift bracket mounts. A standard unit does not seem to fit. Was there a special bracket for the AIR cars? Thanks.

Here's a link to an old thread:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1578.msg78979#msg78979

I seem to recall someone saying for model year 1967 the lift hooks were removed and a cradle was used at the assembly plants to move the engine through the dress process and to mate it to the subframe.  So your hooks would have been removed at some point prior to install of the AIR components.  This must have been in a forum thread, as I didn't see this mentioned in John Hinckley's assembly process article.
http://camaros.org/assemblyprocess.shtml#engine


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Re: ENGINE LIFT HOOKS
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2023, 01:43:56 AM »
Thanks for the link. Iím convinced. No lift brackets on SB Ď67s.
1967rs L30/M20 Bolero Red - LOS 11A.
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