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« on: March 24, 2012, 10:19:44 PM »

I have been going through parts that came with my 01B 1969 Z and one of the parts is the radiator cap.  Is this an original cap?  The rivet on top looks odd and why is there a hole in one of the ears?







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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 05:24:22 AM »

Yes - That is an original cap. The rivet is perfectly correct for that month.
The hole was probably drilled by someone who attached a safety cord?

Nice cap - -should clean up very easily....
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 05:54:08 AM »

Agree with Jeff that it should clean up nicely. Get yourself some evaporust or one of the other similar rust remover solutions and let it soak for a day. Those in nice condititon bring good money. A NOS one just brought $609 recently........
http://www.ebay.com/itm/110844214322?_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649&item=110844214322&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK:MEWAX:IT&vxp=mtr
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 07:18:11 AM »

Thanks guys!  I am thinking about sending it out to be restored.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 08:17:05 PM »

Soak it in Evap o rust then soak it in Boe Shield. It will clean up nice.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 03:28:54 PM »

I believe Car Craft had an article a few months ago about how to clean up a old rediator cap......
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 07:00:07 PM »

Jeff,
Is that cap also correct for a 67 05E build or was the rivet different?
Bob

Yes - That is an original cap. The rivet is perfectly correct for that month.
The hole was probably drilled by someone who attached a safety cord?

Nice cap - -should clean up very easily....
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 09:16:26 AM »

No - the earlier cap had a hollow rivet - there may have been some overlap in 68 but typically the flat rivet is 69 and later.
see 67 cap below...
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 10:23:17 AM »

Here's the original RC-15 cap on my 02D '69 Z/28.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 11:07:46 AM »

That is a beauty John!!!!  I ended up sending mine to someone who had loads of recommendations - Joe Perri out of Chicago Ill.

I will post up pics when I get it back.


Jeff,

You have an amazing collection.  Wow!
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 12:18:53 PM »

Jeff,
The cap I have for my 67 looks like your 2nd picture. The Ac and 15# are reversed in the two pictures any reason for this?
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 01:09:47 PM »

No reason at all.  Lots of versions of those Rad caps.
AC on one side - AC on the other side - Sometimes they even forgot a circle or two.
Sometimes the logos are upside down or angled - Really it was just a mass produced item with a lot of different variations.

Nice cap John - -I love the deep stampings on a gently used original...
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 02:08:29 PM »

Jeff,
Thanks for the reply. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 10:44:09 AM »

Joe Perri did an awesome job restoring the original cap.  He even fixed the hole in the ear.






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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2012, 01:58:23 PM »

Wow...that's nice! Can you give us that don't know him his contact info? Thanks
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