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Restoration / 1967 defrost duct mounting picture needed
« on: May 15, 2018, 12:20:34 PM »
I am working on a 67 rs/ss convertible that was gutted of all it's interior when it was converted to a drag car. I am in the process of gathering all of the missing interior pieces to properly bring it back to its original condition.  I recently got a good used defroster "Y" duct and a heater box.  I also bought a nice repo firewall insulation from Camaro Specialties.

I've had to make some repairs to the firewall, so I need drill some holes and test fit the defrost duct and heater box before paint.  I need to see what the lower bracket mounting looks like with the heater box out.  Is there supposed to be cutout in the firewall insulation ? Does it screw through the insulation ? etc.  The AIM for 67 is no help.  All the pictures I can find online are for a 69, which has the braccket screwed to the heater box and not the firewall.

thanks
Chris





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Restoration / Re: Dash suede paint
« on: January 24, 2018, 05:53:55 PM »
Just wanted to add that I was able to buy suede lacquer from these guys for a Chrysler I was working on:

http://www.instrument-specialties.com/products/manufacturers/gm/

I just needed to locally buy good old DTL16 to reduce it with.

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Restoration / Re: 1967 Muncie speedo cable hole question
« on: December 20, 2017, 06:58:00 PM »
Could be an accidental factory omission on yours.  I know that the page in the AIM was revised on 4-14-67 with the note "redrawn & redesigned" so perhaps they added the third clip on that date ?

Here's where the holes are on mine (built 3rd week June 1967) that were not pictured in my earlier posts.

Chris

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Restoration / Re: 1967 Muncie speedo cable hole question
« on: December 20, 2017, 06:19:47 PM »
three. I didn't notice the third one along the hump until I saw this page in the AIM. my car us just full of holes from when it was a drag car. 

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Restoration / Re: 1967 Muncie speedo cable hole question
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:32:36 PM »
I guess all I needed was to look it up in the 1967 Camaro AIM. This clip from section M20 Sheet A6 clearly shows that the speedo cable mounting holes would be drilled only if the car came with a Muncie 4-spd and an L48, L35 or L78 (aka 350 or 396). My car clearly has these holes which appears to be factory drilled so yay for me...
Chris

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Restoration / Re: 1967 Muncie speedo cable hole question
« on: December 18, 2017, 01:31:08 PM »
Sorry for the delay in my responses.  I usually only hit the forums on work days.

All of the original drivetrain is gone. It was all pulled in the early 70's when the car was converted for drag racing. The car came with a properly date coded 657 block (dated D207),  the correct 1182 350 crank, the correct 291 heads (dated F77) and the correct 803 intake (dated F77). I am missing the 4-spd trans and the original rear end. The rear end I do have does not have a provision for the radius rod. However, the car still has the original radius rod mount welded to the floor (one stud is missing). I can take a better picture later if needed. I just had the car sandblasted and  the radius rod mount looks to be factory installed. 

Was the radius rod mount only installed on SS350's and Z28s?

Chris



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Restoration / Re: 1967 Muncie speedo cable hole question
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:22:51 PM »
Even better it appears to be an RS/SS black-nosed blue topper just like this pace car replica. without the door decals....
thanks
Chris

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Restoration / Re: 1967 Muncie speedo cable hole question
« on: December 15, 2017, 02:48:24 PM »
This is the best I can do as far as pictures.  The car had been dismantled and the firewall had been sandblasted with the patches removed and allowed to rust before I got my hands on it. The hole was damaged, but the edges are clean like they were done at the factory and not by some guy with a hole saw. The firewall has been butchered a lot, since the car spent most of its life as a drag car.

The VIN is 124677N237440, which tells me its a Norwood built car with a better chance of it being an SS with the 4P code on the trim tag.

Chris

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Restoration / Re: 1967 Muncie speedo cable hole question
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:33:37 PM »
Allow me to clarify.  In the pictures in my post above there is a side by side comparison of a 1967 firewall with the Muncie speedo cable hole (left drilled) and another 1967 firewall with the Muncie speedo cable hole NOT drilled (right). I pulled these pictures from the web. I know they are 67 pictures since the wiper motor opening is the 67 only style (big circle, no inset ribs)

Attached to this post is a picture of my firewall.  In the picture of my firewall there is a patch riveted over the Muncie hole and the holes for the cable retainers are present, which I assume wouldn't be drilled if the car did not come with a Muncie.

It is my understanding the only way I can prove that my car came with a 350 was the evidence of a Muncie speedo cable routing. Otherwise it came with a 327. So, are the holes that I have circled in the picture only drilled when a 350 is installed ?

Chris




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Restoration / 1967 Muncie speedo cable hole question
« on: December 14, 2017, 07:07:56 PM »
I am wondering if someone can clear this up for me.  In 1967 if the car did not come with a Muncie transmission, would the 1" hole in the firewall at the transmission tunnel not be drilled by the factory ?  refer to picture

The reason why I am asking is that I have a 2LG 4P convertible dismantled to the bones and am trying to convince myself that it was a true RS/SS. It is missing the nose and the original running gear.  The muncie speedo cable hole was covered with a piece of metal riveted to the firewall, but the speedo cable was routed to the right of the column and there are holes for the speedo cable clamps at the center of the firewall (next the Muncie hole) and on the right side of  the transmission tunnel. I am thinking these holes would only be dimples if the car was an L30/M20 with a 327. I did read the L30/M20 article, but it wasn't clear about the holes.

thanks
Chris



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