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« on: August 03, 2011, 08:54:53 PM »

And one more, where does the negative battery cable correctly hook up to the engine? (350/300hp - Quad., no air).

I always thought it was the the thermostat bolt, but my engine guy was skeptical.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 09:14:06 PM »

T-Stat bolt/Housing...
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 07:23:05 AM »

I suspected so, thanks much!
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 08:55:44 AM »

Hey one more question based on your pic, there's a small white tab that's pushed through the alternator bracket from the bottom. What's that holding? (Or am I seeing things?)
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 09:07:07 AM »

That's the wire that goes to the back of the alternator. The tab is embedded in the wiring harness.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 10:01:28 AM »

Here's a better view & the AIM. Horn Assembly & Headlamp Wiring...
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 11:53:45 AM »

That's the wire that goes to the back of the alternator. The tab is embedded in the wiring harness.
oneZ11.....Do you have an AIM?   If not, then you need to get one and examine it front to back until you nearly know it by heart.  That is the first thing I did and it in turn answered numerous questions that I had about the Camaro assembly process.
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 12:49:40 PM »

I agree w/Jerry!

I'm not sure how much detail you are after here, but just in case, this "Strap" was added on 1-23-69...hopefully you can begin to understand how important it is to have the AIM.
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 01:13:10 PM »

Thanks for the info. Don't laugh, but "AIM" - is that short for the Assembly Manual?
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 01:17:07 PM »

Assembly Instruction Manual. Here are a few. It should be like the first one on the list...

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_kw=69+Camaro&_kw=Assembly&_kw=Manual
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 03:49:02 PM »

Great, thanks...
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2011, 08:29:15 AM »

IZRSSS Any idea where to get those wiring clips you pointed out in the pics? I checked with Classic Muscle and could not find. Also, one looks white in color.

I found this on Rick's. Is this the one on the fender?

Thx.
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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2011, 08:48:56 AM »

A good friend saved these clips (pics) from when he worked for GM. He kept them wanting to use them on his own project. Unfortunately he had to sell his Camaro. I used the ones that worked best for me, neither of which are like the originals.

The clip in your pic is obviously a re-pop but should work fine for the fender. The problem is, the original was not offset (look at pic) but how many people actually know this. This same offset will not work for the alternator bracket. by the time you attach it to the harness and tape it, it will be too bulky to penetrate/seat properly. And, no idea on where to get the clips. I checked for several days and the only one I could come up with is the one in your pic. If you find out, let me know.

As for the color, both of them should be white/off-white. But again, sure beats the heck out of buying the entire harness, and again...who really knows  Wink.

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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2011, 08:31:23 AM »

Awesome, thanks for the legwork and the photos. I'll let you know if I find a accurate repro not a huge priority right now...
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2011, 11:30:14 AM »

That offset repro clip is used in the middle of the front lighting harness under the rad support.  I haven't found a source for the other clips either.  Probably the best bet is some used harness and take them out.
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