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Restoration / Re: 5 years later........
« on: September 10, 2018, 03:03:15 PM »
Which shifter is that?

Maintenance / Re: 1967 RSSS Hide-a-way headlights
« on: September 10, 2018, 03:01:23 PM »
If my 67 is running and I turn the head lights off the doors don't close. I always thought it was normal and by design. If I turn the car off with the doors/lights on/open they will shut when I turn the key back on to start the car for the next drive.

My thinking was you could keep the doors open to change the light bulb or clean the head light without being blinded. Smarter people here will remember these cars new which I was not alive for.

Heat and resistance with your horn relay is another issue.

Maintenance / Re: Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 23, 2018, 01:54:28 PM »
You might also disconnect the wiring and soak it over night in Evaporust. It has done some amazing things with no damage to paint and finishes in my experience.

It is specifically the connection of the fuse holders themselves. It wouldn't really be possible. I got a small wire brush in there to clean the contacts a bit but after a long cruise the one tail fuse still moves around. Winter project is a new box.

Maintenance / Re: Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 15, 2018, 06:23:09 PM »
See reply #12 here:
I wound up replacing the fuse box with one that looks exact. No more problems !


Excellent I will check out that company. I am not a big wire/electrical guy so I might sub this job out. Looks basically plug and play as it seems to be a copy of the original.

Maintenance / Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 15, 2018, 05:25:50 PM »
My 67 RS is having a slight issue with the fuses in the fuse box especially the taillight and headlight fuses. Once in a while during driving the tube fuses shift slightly and lose connection leaving my without tails or head lamps. I quick touch with my test light probe moves them over a bit and they regain contact.

Question is besides replacing the entire fuse box with a modern blade type box. How should I clean these contacts also can I place die-electric grease on the fuses?

General Discussion / Re: 1967 rear spoiler question
« on: August 09, 2018, 02:03:04 PM »
My Dad ran back to the dealer and had one installed on his 67 as soon as he saw a 1968 have one. Apparently a lot of people he knew did this.

Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:05:16 PM »
Yes, no problems at all.


Thank you.

Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:34:31 PM »
Bertfam - has 15w40 worked well? I always use 10w30 in my 396.

General Discussion / Re: Stolen at Goodguys columbus
« on: July 18, 2018, 05:52:11 PM »
I hope they catch them and cut off there balls !!! Nothing worse then a thief !

Hopefully Ohio takes property crimes seriously. I can tell you in my blue state property crimes are not thought of seriously, almost as if people forgot about the victims. Don't want to get into politics but I keep hearing the sentiment "but its only a property crime".

Hope the car is found and the thief is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« on: June 27, 2018, 04:20:36 PM »
I thought the term started with the 64 GTO.

I've always thought it started with the 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury 426 Max but it wasn't as popular as the 64 GTO therefore never got the Muscle Car connotation.

Originality / Re: Request 67 L35 engine bay photos
« on: May 29, 2018, 01:44:04 PM »
Since its a non numbers matching car and not even a big block car, personally I would not try to clone it exactly toward an original SS 396 car. But that is just me. Drive it and enjoy it. Change the things you want to make it look better in your eyes, but don't try to make it out for something it isn't.  Just my opinion.

That is basically what I am doing. I am not a big fan of the Holley air cleaner look nor the black valve covers.

Originality / Re: Request 67 L35 engine bay photos
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:37:16 PM »
  What is the trim tag date code?


I guess it is a moot point since the car is a 4P 350 car. Previous owner started to clone it to a BB car; L35 396 67 block black tail pan, regular SS grille badge etc. but engine bay has a Holley air cleaner and rattle can black valve covers so I want it to look more original.  It is a 3D car which puts it around the time of the change from chrome to black air cleaner.

Also if known what would a 67 L35 equipped car have for fender badges?

Originality / Re: Request 67 L35 engine bay photos
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:58:49 PM »
Do we have an answer on L35 valve covers chrome vs orange? I really want to get rid of these tacky painted black aftermarket units and at least make it look better.

Originality / Re: Request 67 L35 engine bay photos
« on: May 25, 2018, 03:57:47 PM »
I didn't forget.....I plan on taking shots from all three sides as well as certain closeups and will post later today. Yes, as far as I know all '67's had chrome valve covers ( referred to as bright engine trim in the sales literature) but not all had chrome air cleaner lids. MY two 67's (04B & 05B) have the black lids.


Great information Mike thank you!

I have seen some with the black cover just figuring out the method to the madness and remove these tacky black aftermarket valve covers and air cleaner.

Originality / Re: Request 67 L35 engine bay photos
« on: May 25, 2018, 03:08:03 PM »
Gee Brent, you are reading my mind. I finally started working on mine and have a lot of confused thoughts. Did all 396's in '67 have chrome valve covers?? I found the dip stick tube is black last night which solved one mystery. Been gathering parts to put the BB back in mine for about 10 years. Where did I put the water pump and carb?  They are both rebuilt, ready to install and I can't find them.

That is where my confusion came from too. Google images gives you a smorgasbord of photos. Figured the guys here would know best!

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