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Old 02-07-2021, 03:01 PM
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That's because Delco Batteries installed into vehicles when on the assembly line,Did not have the words DELCO ENERGIZER highlight painted,just their vent caps & eye were.
But Over the parts counter & in store sold Batteries did.

Nice work.
Aha! Makes sense, thank you
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Looks good. I like the yellow added. Gives it better contrast IMO.
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Finally got the car up in the air today to take a look. Seems like the folks who restored this car well over a decade ago for the most part did really nice work. I also loosened and retorqued all the front control arm bushing bolts with the car on the ground just in case that was why the front sits a bit high, but nope seems they were tightened correctly the first time.

It sure is fun to crawl around, continually cross-referencing various books and sites, as I learn more about the little details of 69 Zs as well as what my car has correct and not yet correct (and the various not-factory-correct stuff I will leave alone).

Always learning and still just getting started...
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BV stamp - date seems about right for a vehicle production date of March 6th?
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Beautiful Z28 Matt, great thread.
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Thank you very much, Sam, and congrats again on yours! You may have noticed, a '69 Z in Hugger Orange with Deluxe Houndstooth is my all-time fav combo
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Decided to go for it and finally complete the deluxe interior transformation started around 20 years ago on this car and so install woodgrain and grab handle in the glovebox area. Classic Industries had a killer Valentine's Day sale, and I know I'm a lucky SOB when my wife is excited for me that I ordered a big ole box of Camaro parts on February 14...

So far I've ported over the ash tray and cigarette lighter (slight rebending of the OER tabs to get the ash tray to seat) and the glovebox lock (bent paperclip to depress each of the pins to release the lock).

While I have the glovebox out I decided to finally investigate the radio. Looks like the car is indeed wired for radio power (confirmed 12V when key is ON) and there is a new-looking Custom Autosound 140W speaker bolted to the underside of the dash, wired with a factory-type connector. The antenna cable is also already routed to the radio area.
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I have in a box what I understand to be the original radio, model no. 91BFP1 so a 1969 AM/FM mono unit, RPO U69. Delightfully it has both connectors on it, which I may have to use since the car's new harness looks to have an aftermarket radio power connector.

I pulled the existing Motorola AM radio from the car - not sure why it's in there and not the Delco, except maybe the restoring owner found out the Delco doesn't work? The Motorola speaker wires were tucked away into the body of the radio as was its power wire, so looks like the restoring owner never got around to wiring it up for the car (or didn't plan to). I was tempted to leave in the Motorola since, randomly, this car was sold new in Harvard, Il, the hometown of Motorola's founder, but I'd have to change the connectors to match the factory-style harness and the AM/FM Delco with slider is too cool not to try to get working.

The first three photos below are of the Delco unit and the rest are the Motorola. The Motorola speaker wires have a black in-line connector then bare ends.
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Today is the one year anniversary of me flying down to SoCal to check out the car, so I had to get it out over lunch. I realized I usually park in the shade or see the car in the garage so it's rare to stare at that Hugger Orange in full sun... not a bad view...
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Always a good day when I can drive the Camaro to work...
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