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Forum: L78 specific Forum 10-13-2020, 02:20 PM
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Posted By bergy
If you look carefully at my original stamped...

If you look carefully at my original stamped speaker grille above, you will note that the louvers are not flat. The stamping die pulled one edge of each louvre up slightly when it withdrew for the...
Forum: L78 specific Forum 10-13-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By bergy
James does pretty amazing work. One of the clues...

James does pretty amazing work. One of the clues that a dash has been replaced (and there fore the VIN may have been removed) is that the speaker grille is incorrect on the repro repair dash parts. ...
Forum: Lounge 10-06-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By bergy
the production foundries all had "cooling...

the production foundries all had "cooling courts". Hot castings were removed from the molds onto a shaker conveyor that removed excess sand. Then the hot castings went onto an overhead cooling...
Forum: Lounge 10-05-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By bergy
Sad - always some bad apples - at the foundry...

Sad - always some bad apples - at the foundry even the silver solder in the pattern shop had to be locked down.
Forum: L78 specific Forum 10-05-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By bergy
L78 M22 Pace Car Restoration

I purchased this car from a member here (thanks Max). The "for sale" thread was "69 Indy L-78 M-22 Project". Since purchasing the car, I have been able to locate the selling dealer (thanks to NCRS)...
Forum: Parts/Memorabilia - Wanted 10-04-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By bergy
no part number that I can see on this one. Not...

no part number that I can see on this one. Not sure if it's what you're looking for. If not, any idea what the application for it is?
Forum: MK Insurance Co 09-29-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By bergy
I've been with MK for years - good people and...

I've been with MK for years - good people and competitive pricing.
Forum: Pontiac 09-27-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By bergy
LOL! What's the official name of the one that I...

LOL! What's the official name of the one that I posted in my first post Keith?

Also, did you know a guy by the name of Nick Matich at Pontiac?
Forum: Lounge 09-16-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By bergy
Happy belated birthday Fred! Most of all -...

Happy belated birthday Fred! Most of all - THANKS for your service!!!!!
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 09-16-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,367
Posted By bergy
You guys are the best! Note that the discussion...

You guys are the best! Note that the discussion on BAT all directs the potential buyers to this web site for expert information/opinions.
:-)
Forum: Lounge 09-16-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 433
Posted By bergy
Have a great b'day Tony!

Have a great b'day Tony!
Forum: Mecum Auctions 09-11-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By bergy
Thoughts on those documents?

Thoughts on those documents?
Forum: Lounge 09-04-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By bergy
WOW - Quite an accomplishment! Congrats Steve :-)

WOW - Quite an accomplishment! Congrats Steve :-)
Forum: Lounge 08-31-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bergy
Steve - If you look at the pictures of tire codes...

Steve - If you look at the pictures of tire codes in the articles referenced in this thread - the coding format post '71 is 10 digits. Or am I incorrect?
Forum: Lounge 08-31-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bergy
Good info - when suppliers of big 3 OE tires had...

Good info - when suppliers of big 3 OE tires had to indicate DOT (in the '68 model year per John Z) - they were not mandated to coincidentally add DOT to service replacement tires. So, there was a...
Forum: Parts/Memorabilia - For Sale 08-31-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By bergy
any without the raised shoulder? If so, I need 2

any without the raised shoulder? If so, I need 2
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-31-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By bergy
I have two different "Q"s, but none like the one...

I have two different "Q"s, but none like the one posted. Could have been more different ones though. Anybody have that Q with that straight cross stroke? I have seen a long and a short cross...
Forum: Lounge 08-30-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bergy
Interesting Mike - That opens the door for these...

Interesting Mike - That opens the door for these tires being 1969 vintage. Since the universal code of 4 characters followed by 6 characters went in effect in 1973, my tires don't conform to that...
Forum: Lounge 08-30-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bergy
stripes on the NOS Polyglas tires measure approx...

stripes on the NOS Polyglas tires measure approx 5/16 wide - repro Polyglas stripe width is approx 7/16 wide. Do the show judges out there pay any attention to stripe width in determining...
Forum: Lounge 08-30-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bergy
Looks like this tire was manufactured 8th week of...

Looks like this tire was manufactured 8th week of 1979 (thanks Darrell). It can't be 69 because it is a DOT tire. Can't be 89 or later because the manufacturing went off shore in the 80s (this...
Forum: Lounge 08-29-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bergy
So, according to Coker web site - could be the...

So, according to Coker web site - could be the 8th week of 1969. Since they are US made - I don't think they would be '79. '89' 0r '99. Could be wrong though. Anybody else have input?
Forum: Lounge 08-29-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By bergy
tire mfg date?

I got a set of NOS G7014 red line tires with this GTO that I'm working on. They are old (USA made), but I'm not sure how old. There is a DOT impression just before the mfg/date code Aug 89? Oct...
Forum: Lounge 08-29-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By bergy
Happy Birthday & many more!!!

Happy Birthday & many more!!!
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 08-26-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,367
Posted By bergy
Steve - your car looks perfect IMHO. Cars that...

Steve - your car looks perfect IMHO. Cars that sit lower (even though they may be the same as they left the factory) just look a little “tired” to me. Personal preference I guess.
Forum: Parts/Memorabilia - For Sale 08-24-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By bergy
so - these would work on 69 Camaros - correct? ...

so - these would work on 69 Camaros - correct? Are they the same configuration as Atlas/no-name wheels used by Yenko?
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