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General Discussion / Re: Pitting on intake
« on: December 04, 2017, 12:29:29 PM »
Yes, use the steel plugs to close the heat passage.  For the pits, I would fill them with JB weld to ensure a tight gasket seal.  Luck!

Maintenance / Re: '69 Camaro SS convertible heater core replacement
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:28:57 PM »
Randy, Congrats on knowing what to purchase way back in 69!

So having done this on a freshly painted SBC Camaro, it is not that difficult, just time consuming and you will be cussing!

I assume you do not have A/C, that is a WHOLE other procedure!

The core is in the heater box, which is inside the car. The bolts protrude into the engine bay and come out around the fan air box. It should be possible to remove the nuts (and core inlet gasket) from the engine bay side and get the heater box out, since the BBC heater hose inlets come straight out. If you have a console you will be fighting with getting the box out around the console.  The console and heater control lines will hold you back.

If I were you, I would remove the heater lines 1st (removing the glove box, makes it easier & label them!), maybe the console too before attempting the heater box removal.

Then you should be able to get it out the heater box.  The core is clipped in, remove the screws, then the core should come out.  The core should be fixable (its just a little radiator). What I did was bought a repro core and had them replace the end cap and save the Harrison logo. I think they may be dated too.

Now is a good time to look at the seals in the heater box to see if they have deteriorated. Good Luck!

Removing the fan and fan airbox would require the hood and fender to come off :)

General Discussion / Re: Parts manual and numbers
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:18:26 PM »
Their REAL value of the P&A manuals is in research! These (and a lot of other) manuals are what we use to write those reports!


Thanks for all your research too Ed! :)

General Discussion / Re: Parts manual and numbers
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:14:43 PM »
So as a person who has one of those $300 parts books :), the value in searching for things is limited as sellers do not always know the parts number.  The are useful for unwrapped NOS parts with a number, to search for what they fit.  The AIM has the specific part number on each page, a bit more useful when trying to find a specific NOS part.

But for 68 steering wheel info, look no further than here on CRG, in the reports section:

Luck on the hunt!   

General Discussion / Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:58:33 AM »
I put my two into the recall.  Name, address, phone, email and they said they will ship me replacements.  we will see.

General Discussion / Re: Downloadable AIM's and some service manuals
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:57:30 AM »
Kurt, would you like a 75ish P&A in PDf form?

General Discussion / Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall
« on: November 03, 2017, 11:38:42 AM »
I have 2 recalls, same model :(

General Discussion / Re: Hugger Orange
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:38:59 AM »
I have a HO Camaro, but for a Tuesday, nothing to cruise to! and driving around on dark and scary (little kids running around without lights!) roads is not a good idea :)  Plus had to drive kids around in daily drivers, did not get home until after 9pm :(

Originality / Re: ZL2 Hood Grommet
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:27:08 PM »
Hmm, this looks like a perfect item for me to protoype a correct molding.  I wonder what the demand would be?  But at $8 a re-pop, it would be tough to recoup my time put in. I have not done a molding project since I did the RS washer valve plastic part. :)

General Discussion / Re: Looking for information BEFORE I start
« on: September 10, 2017, 02:55:08 PM »
Sorry.  The trim tag pic on my monitor looked like "50 B", Now that I looked more closely I see the "50 50", but the last 0 is tough to see! :)

General Discussion / Re: Looking for information BEFORE I start
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:47:41 AM »
James, Good luck on your project!  Trim tag code for the interior is 722, Deluxe medium green, with comfort weave seat covers.  So the woodgrain is part of the deluxe interior package.  Likely a previous owner changed the seat covers to black deluxe when the comfort weave covers ripped.  Green covers are avail new, it is likely your seat frames are original, so check the stamped date codes in the headrests and seatframe (pics of the codes on my seat resto post

Tim is on target with the woodgrain info.

Looks like your car was option loaded!  Vinyl top, air conditioning, deluxe interior, 8-track stereo multiplex, PS, PDB. Nice base to start with!

General Discussion / Re: Heater core seals
« on: August 22, 2017, 11:25:55 AM »
There are no pre-packaged seals for the firewall.  On the inside, the insulation pad is the seal. In the the engine bay, you use a rope of dum-dum sealer in the pocket of the cover. 

General Discussion / Re: Heater core seals
« on: August 21, 2017, 11:41:54 AM »
I only bought one a long time ago from Ricks, the seals were not large enough.  It like they used a dried up seal to copy and it is too small.  I used them as guides to make larger/thicker ones from sheet neoprene. To replace the defrost seal, you need to drill out the welds on the tapered end :(

FYI, they sell that asphalt wire loom now, a google search brings in a bunch of sellers :)

6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 1969 with 2 Tone paint and a 6 banger
« on: August 03, 2017, 11:05:38 AM »
Nice!  What are your plans? Bringing back the two-tone would stand out from the crowd!

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