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Jim King was bought out by Braeger Chevrolet... in the mid-80's, I think.

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Maintenance / HELP!: Kick Panel Installation
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:13:51 PM »
I had to take a break... 

I've been attempting to install the Right side (non-AC) kick panel and it's not going well (and that side should be the easier of the two). I'm afraid that I'm going to break the thing...
I've tried trimming the inner-most plastic flange a bit and that did seem to help, but it's still not going in. 

Any tips, tricks, or thoughts as to how to get this thing in??
(or is cussing & swearing required?)

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General Discussion / Re: wiring harnesses
« on: July 13, 2018, 01:50:56 PM »
I re-did my car with American Autowire 'Factory Fit' harnesses... I would highly recommend them.

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General Discussion / Re: LED Bulbs Revisited
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:14:33 PM »
FYI... SuperBrightLEDs.com is currently having a 15% OFF Everything SALE!
https://mailchi.mp/superbrightleds/fourth-of-july-15-off-everything?e=1605607575

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Restoration / Re: OUTSIDE DOOR HANDEL
« on: June 28, 2018, 08:35:41 PM »
What the heck are "big ear door handles"?!?

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General Discussion / Re: LED Bulbs Revisited
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:03:09 PM »
I got most of them from... https://www.superbrightleds.com/vehicle/1969-chevrolet-camaro-vehicle-led-lights?make=16&model=514&year=1969
I think that the dome light was from Classic Industries... the LEDs are mounted on a circuit board... it was my first delve into LED lighting (if I had to do it over, I'd probably get a bulb replacement rather than a circuit board for the dome light).

I don't have a console, but I suspect that they might be the same bulbs #194 as the dash.

I went with the first recommended replacements shown on the SuperBrightLEDs website.
They do have sales every now & then; I took advantage of their Fathers Day 15% OFF Sale.

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General Discussion / Re: LED Bulbs Revisited
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:34:29 PM »
I have recently replaced all bulbs with LED's except for the headlights on my 69.
I love them. The new dash LED's are much brighter, have 360 degree coverage, and still dimmable.

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Maintenance / Re: GEN light: Help me remember?
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:03:25 PM »
That's what I thought... Thanks!

I'll check the bulb again.

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Maintenance / GEN light: Help me remember?
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:30:32 PM »
An 'old guy' here that can't seem to remember...
On a 69, when you turn the key to the ON position, shouldn't the GEN light turn on?

I swear that's how it used to work, but now that I've replaced the under-dash wiring harness
with an AAW Factory Fit harness, I'm not so sure... Everything else is working properly, but that
light does not turn on..

Please help.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another tag mismatch
« on: June 10, 2018, 02:29:43 PM »
At least they didn't add the "CAUTION FAN" sticker :)

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The other problem is, the brake booster is in the way and I can barely get my hands on the connectors.

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Ok, I'm in the middle of a under-dash wiring harness replacement using American Autowire 'Factory Fit' harness...
How do you remove/unplug the lighting & engine harnesses from the firewall side of the fuse panel??
I removed the center bolt from the firewall side and also removed the 2 inside screws holding the fuse panel.
But I still can't budge them... Is it just 50 years of gunk holding them in? or did they apply some sealant at the factory? 

I'm worried about prying on them and possibly breaking the connector.

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Maintenance / What light bulb# for heater controls on a 69
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:31:45 PM »
After looking at the dash wiring harness, it appears as if the heater control light bulb is NOT a #194 bulb as the other dash bulbs... it is a twist-in bulb...

Does anybody know the bulb # (for a 1969)??

I've been referencing... https://www.superbrightleds.com/vehicle/1969-chevrolet-camaro?make=16&model=514&year=1969
and suspect it is probably #1445 (or possibly #1895), but I would like some verification before I place an order.

Thanks.

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General Discussion / Re: Gas gauge off
« on: May 14, 2018, 06:00:34 PM »
Ok I removed the ground on the sending unit it made no difference wheather it was hooked up or not with the key on or off? I cleaned it up and reinstalled it. Gauge still shows over full?

You have an OPEN circuit... Obviously it's not the ground since it doesn't matter if it's hooked up or not.
So you have a break in the other wire.
Btw: the key needs to be ON to test the gauge.

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