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Old 02-01-2009, 08:53 PM
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I would say that aluminum intake big and small blocks had the natural lift brackets and the cast iron ones were painted when the entire engine was painted.I have seen a few survivor cars that had the natural brackets.Some people that i talked to in the past had there cars judged at big shows said the same thing,natural for the aluminum intakes.

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Old 02-05-2009, 03:42 AM
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Well do we have any progress on these famous painted lift hooks yet, Jerry?
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:53 AM
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Brian,

I am back from Clear Lake and trying to catch up after being gone for court and the Buddy Holly Event. I had a chance to go through some of my data base photo files. I have over 1200 so it takes time to find and pull survivor car photos of engine bays in between everything else that I have to catch up on. I have found four to post here, all are low mileage cars, and I will post more as time permits.

I should also note that when I was writing my first Camaro book back in 1988, I interviewed several Norwood employees who were transferred to Baltimore due to the plant closing. I asked many questions about engine fasteners and was told that small block Chevy engine pieces like engine lift hooks and wire loom holders were painted or dipped Chevrolet orange before they were installed on the engines. Cars I have inspected over the years have also reflected what I was told by these plant workers. Were some of them not painted? Probably so but this has not been the trend that I've documented over the years.

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My 1968 Z28 survivor with 22,000 miles that I've owned since 1990. Bought from the original owner. Full docs.

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#3, 26,000 mile Z28,

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This car has headers but was very much untouched other than headers. Still had original motor mounts.

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Old 02-06-2009, 08:11 AM
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Could these front brackets have been painted silver from day one?
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:16 AM
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Not according to what the Norwood workers told me. Also remember that when I interviewed them, it was only 20 years that had past since the cars were built, and all of these guys were consistant with what I was told. This is where I learned about the PTB stamps designating paint, body and trim inspections.

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Old 02-06-2009, 01:29 PM
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I realize this is a small block post. I have two day one COPO Chevelle engine pictures and the lift hooks are silver on both. Doesn't prove or disprove anything. Just a little added info. I don't recall the Oshawa workers installing the lift hooks. From what I remember, they were on the engines when they came from the engine plants.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:06 PM
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Keith,

I bought a B/B Chevelle new. Front engine lift hook was stamped steel, no plating, natural, rear hook was painted orange. This has been pretty consistant from what I've seen over the years.

Jerry

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