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Mild Modifications / Re: Breaks - working properly?
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:58:17 AM »
Thanks for the insight! I appreciate it and I'll ask my brother in law to check. Thank you again :)

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Mild Modifications / Re: Breaks - working properly?
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:56:12 PM »
Thanks for responding. Yes, the breaks were drum all the way around, and now disc only up front. A proportioning valve was installed with the conversion kit. In fact, it had to be replaced after installation because it was leaking. So, the valve is good now and not leaking.

I'll ask him about the bench bleed. I don't know what that means, but I'm sure he will.

thanks so much!! I really appreciate your thoughts :)

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Mild Modifications / Breaks - working properly?
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:54:49 PM »
Hi, my 1968 Camaro front breaks were converted from drum to disc. The rear breaks are still drum.  I thought the difference after the conversion would be night and day. When I apply the breaks, at first, I can notice the difference. Then, as I continue to apply the break, when the pedal is about half way, it feels like the car isn't going to stop and I have to almost stand on the break pedal to get it to stop. The front breaks have been bleed and the back breaks appear to look normal (rotors, pads, etc look good).

I'm obviously no mechanic, or have any knowledge about this so I asked my brother in law to take a look. He's a mechanic and has the same '68. His can stops completely differently from mine and I guess I assumed mine would feel more like his.

He's kind of stumped. He's going to look at the master cylinder to see if that's an issue. But I was wondering if anyone had any info to share with me. Any ideas? Any suggestions? Anything would be very much appreciated.

Thank you!

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Maintenance / Re: Temp too hot?
« on: June 06, 2017, 05:06:16 PM »
Thank you for this suggestion! I will definitely look into this and follow up  :)

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Maintenance / Re: Temp too hot?
« on: June 06, 2017, 03:30:44 PM »
I'm not sure of the brand of the gauge. Is is possible that the gauge is wrong? Is there another way to test the temp?

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Maintenance / Temp too hot?
« on: June 06, 2017, 03:19:27 PM »
My temp gauge is running about 230 degrees. Some people says it's "ok" while others say it's way too hot and could blow the engine. Just wondering if anyone has any advice and/or what could be causing it to run so hot. New radiator, new twin fans, new serpentine & belts all installed within the past year. '68 Camaro with a 400 motor.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Andi

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Restoration / Re: Engine Paint
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:02:57 PM »
That looks so cool!! I bet it looks great on your car!  :-*

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Restoration / Re: Engine Paint
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:48:38 PM »
OH! Really???  Where did you purchase them? These are from Summit Racing.  Maybe I should change them to orange.... hmmm.

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Restoration / Engine Paint
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:05:11 PM »
I'm thinking about painting my engine. I recently changed the air filter to red and chrome. It looks cool, but I don't like it with the GM Orange engine paint.

I found some hi heat engine paint in various colors one of which is a richer orange / reddish. It would go nicely with the air filter. Someone suggested hi gloss black, but I'm not sure how that would look.

Any ideas / suggestions?

Thanks, Andi

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General Discussion / Re: Still learning
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:42:14 PM »
Gotcha. Thanks!

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General Discussion / Re: Still learning
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:59:31 PM »
Manual

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General Discussion / Re: Still learning
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:57:20 PM »
Engine

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General Discussion / Re: Still learning
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:56:42 PM »
Thanks, everyone for your info! The original motor was a 350 V8 and it had a two speed power glide trans. The body shop told me that they saw evidence that it had original hideaway headlights, which may indicate that it had the RS trim package. They also told me that all of the badge markings were present, but had been filled in at some point. They redrilled the holes and replaced the badges.

I'm having a new carborouter and manifold installed this week. A mystery issue I'm having is with the wiring. I haven't had it looked at yet, because I haven't driven her at night. When the lights are on, and I hit the break, the tail lights go out. Hopefully it's a simple fix.

I'll post a pic of the manual in the windshield was in the trunk when I bought her and the 400 V8 engine with some of the shiny new parts I replaced   ;D


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General Discussion / Re: Still learning
« on: February 14, 2017, 06:30:58 PM »
I didn't receive any paperwork when I bought the car. It was a "tech school project" and then raffled off. I believe the guy that won it, lived in Michigan and later sold it to the cousin of the guy I bought it from.  Unfortunately there's no paper trail.

Thanks to all who responded. I appreciate all of your suggestions!

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General Discussion / Re: Still learning
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:22:39 PM »
It's from Norwood.

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