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Restoration / Re: Paperwork removal
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:07:51 AM »
Did I see N14 side mount exhaust on there?
Nicely equipped...  VERY NICELY EQUIPPED.
L46 - PS - PB - side mount - Vinyl hard top. 
That is a rare and desirable little roadster sir.

Originality / Re: firewall chalk - how did this look originally
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:13:44 AM »
Lawrence got the hoses from Pace Car Jeff.

FWIW the car is for sale at Rick Hendricks. and has since been certified by Jerry.
In his report Jerry unknowingly paid me one of the biggest compliments I think I have ever received...

Engine Bay - very good, minor replacement components, engine bay is very original.

I completely restored the engine bay - There is not one surface which was not touched...
ALSO In addition to cutting the overlap off and butt welding the upper seam of the overlapped bondo'd in Quarter panels, I sectioned in part of the rusted dash at the windshield base, sectioned in both rear wheel houses, and a sectioned in a drivers rear 1/4 panel trunk drop.

General Discussion / Re: 1967 rear spoiler question
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:03:41 PM »
My old Lemans Blue 69 Z was ordered with rear ant and spoilers it was delivered sans spoilers which the dealer added prior to delivery... Dealer painted the center section white but used tape for the pinstripes on the edge, which consequently fell off later... Car was parked after being run into a ditch in 1973. 

Restoration / Re: Paperwork removal
« on: January 12, 2019, 06:06:56 PM »
Restoration and preservation would be key if we can get it off the tank.  It is stuck hard and extremely brittle.  If we can salvage the little bits of paper then we might be able to send it out for restoration part.  It's how to get it off the tank in large enough pieces that is vexing us now.

How important is it to save the gas tank vs the build sheet?  For mine, the build sheet was glued on to the point there was no way I could remove it without destroying it.   So in my case, I concluded it was more important to save the build sheet then the gas tank and cut the tank to remove the buildsheet, metal attached.   Thereafter, the document restoration expert used the proper chemicals, preservation techniques to remove the paper from the metal.

You could always re-weld the metal back to the tank after the professional removes the paper work from the metal.   

There are a number of vette tank sheets which are still attached to the piece of tank which have been framed for presentation.

Restoration / Re: Reproduction 69 Endura bumpers available?
« on: January 12, 2019, 06:04:05 PM »
I neglected to mention that in addition to the extension of the "wings" so they would fill the recesses I had to modify the out board mounts in order to pull the bumper tighter to the car.
IMO It appears the reproduction was designed to fit like a chrome bumper NOT an endura.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 68 Crossram Cowl plenum GM air cleaner
« on: January 12, 2019, 05:54:27 PM »
sold it all to HBC.

Jacking instructions were coupe or convertible, with or without N65 space saver spare. Wheels didn't matter.

Why would there be an alternate jacking instructions listed with the N66,
Why would there even be an updated alternate jacking instructions with the N66 listed for when the Center Cap was changed to push on VS screw on?

Restoration / Re: Parking Brake Frame Guide Bar Finish?
« on: January 09, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
The problem with determining whether the ZINC was passivated black or olive is that PASSIVATION is by definition forced oxidation. Therefore the problem with using things such as evaporust or Vinegar or Citric Acid is that they remove oxidation therefore they will remove passivation.

I learned the hard way and did some research as I have a 1973 ITM shifter which has OLIVE PASSIVATION of the ZINC. (olive is the hardest ZINC passivation) 
When I dunked it into evaporust it came out PERFECT BRIGHT ZINC. --- now I have to re-passivate it with Olive.

FWIW pretty sure the olive fuel line clips are zinc plated then Olive passivated.


Pretty sure that they included the use of the screwdriver which was in the trunk for removal of the center caps, the Chevelle or Nova N66 jacking instructions illustrated the screw driver removal of the cap, I imagine the instructions for the Camaro were similar.  -- I searched for quite some time for a photo of an original N66 Jacking Instructions about 5 years ago.
The part number is listed in the option break down in the AIM,
The screw driver is also listed -

FWIW - Years ago when doing a history search on the screw driver part number it turns out it is the same PART NUMBER as the screwdriver provided to remove the Starburst caps for the Bolt on Wheel - N89 equipped - 67 Corvettes.

Restoration / Re: Parking Brake Frame Guide Bar Finish?
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:13:09 AM »
It may have been BLACK ZINC.
Which is a black passivation of ZINC.

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: January 08, 2019, 05:37:38 PM »
Here are some exploded views...

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Floor heat blanket material.
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:47:58 PM »
Speaking of a fire/heat resistant material CHECK THIS OUT....

This holds unbelievable promise as an insulator FIRE BARRIER.

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:40:34 PM »
Here is one of the rear bushings on your old Black RS Z... the metal is visible above the rubber.

Also a photo of the tape under the bushing.

Restoration / Re: Side window glass installation questions ???
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:32:41 PM »
The rollers are not really rollers, they are more like sliders.
You MUST thoroughly lube the tracks with White lithium bar grease and if you didn't clean out the hardened grease in the door glass regulator transmissions then NOW IS THE TIME...
There are a couple of weep holes in the transmissions near the stub where the crank attaches.
 USING REALLY HOT HIGH PRESSURE WATER blast the chunks out then relubricate the transmissions using a suitable grease, I use MOBILE BLACK PEARL HIGH TACK GEAR LUBE.

Did you check to ensure your new glass is the same profile as the old glass?
Meaning did you put a towel down and lay them together to see if they nest with one another?

You could spend hours trying to get proper glass alignment to find out that the glass is not the correct shape.

What seals are you using? Original or Reproduction?
If you are using repro and it is not latex covered foam you could have problems getting a fit which you find acceptable if you are picky. 

General Discussion / Re: 1967 Z28 options
« on: January 08, 2019, 01:15:07 PM »
Dixie Twister - at the local drag strip for the SOUTH EASTERN GASSERS 2015 FINALS.

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