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Originality / 68 TH400 dipstick 3905449
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:11:41 PM »
I had to purchase a dipstick for my TH400 due to the original one being damaged. Managed to track down a used one and would just like to verify that the length is correct as the zig zag area is a little distorted. When measured from inside the cap where it bottoms on the filler tube to the tip is 24 . Is this correct?

Originality / 68 Camaro 396 TH400 kickdown harness
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:43:14 AM »
Could someone please post a photo showing the kickdown harness strapped to the engine harness just above the wiper motor. Had a look at the picture in the 68 Assembly Manual (section M40, Sheet A8) but it doesn't show much closeup detail of where to route the wires from the harness after it's strapped. Mine is just floating around at the moment and I want to do it properly.

Originality / Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:31:02 AM »
Yes Tim, on eBay Australia. Maybe the Australian distributors got rich selling Sharkhide and retired  :)  I will ring around and see if anybody can sell me some at a better price. If I find anybody cheaper I'll let you know.

Originality / Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« on: June 26, 2018, 01:13:10 AM »
Thanks to everybody for your feedback on the products you use and your experience with them. Lots of likes here for the Sharkhide, which I'm leaning towards, but damn it's expensive in Australia. Cheapest price I can find for 1 quart is AU $160. Ouch.

Originality / Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« on: June 23, 2018, 01:34:47 AM »
What are all you restoration experts out there using to prevent rust on bare steel parts? I've seen the Exo-Armour, Rust Prevention Magic and Boeshield T-9 being advertised and the reviews don't seem too bad. Any members out there using these products or know of better ways to address the issue. Up until now I've been just applying a light coat of oil to parts with a rag but it attracts a lot of dirt.

Originality / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 shift lever
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:31:43 AM »
Thanks Jim, you've come up with the goods again. At least I know with your car it's original, so there can be no doubt.
Regards Larry.

Originality / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 shift lever
« on: June 17, 2018, 02:33:50 AM »
Jim (169INDY). Could you please verify this for me as it's a bit hard to tell from your photo. Which cable bracket does yours have, and does your lever have a slot or hole for the cable pin?
Regards Larry.

Originality / Re: TH400 filler tube
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:54:51 PM »
Many thanks Jim, that's exactly the view I was after. At least now, I know what shape the top section of the vacuum line has to be. I had a feeling it might be tricky to get it in there between the firewall and block, so thanks also for the advice on how to go about it. Glad to see you drive yours like I do, as there's nothing better than firing up the big block and going for a cruise. Not much fun leaving them parked up all the time and being too afraid to take them out in case they get a bit dirty.
Regards Larry.

Originality / Re: TH400 filler tube
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:25:46 AM »
Thanks for the feedback Bob and Jim, much appreciated. In your photo Jim, it showed part of the vacuum line. Is it possible you could take a photo of your vacuum line from above the filler tube and around to where it connects to the manifold fitting? I need to buy one and the repo ones vary in shape. I've tried to source an original one, but can't find an NOS or used one anywhere.

Originality / TH400 filler tube
« on: June 08, 2018, 01:27:03 PM »
I tracked down a 68 Camaro TH400 that still has the original filler tube. I noticed on top of the filler tube, there appears to be what looks like a spout on the side. I'm 99.9% sure that it is just a dent, but very curious and cautious because it's perfectly formed. As good original ones are very hard to find, I'd like to check with members if it is a dent before I go ahead and straighten it out. I can't think of any possible reason for it to be there. I hope I'm right, otherwise I'll look real stupid.

I've studied the picture in my 69 AIM. Remember we're talking about a Holley here, not a Quadrajet as it looks like in the AIM. The inner hole has to fit over the carburettor mount stud (L78 & L89) As I said, for that to happen the corner of the bracket and outer hole has to go between the base and metering block / fuel bowl of the Holley. The bracket is too thick to slide in there. I've seen photos where some people have cut the outer hole of the bracket off to make it fit. I'm sure they didn't do this back when GM fitted them.

I purchased the correct bracket to mount the kickdown switch to a Holley. Is it supposed to fit between the carburettor base plate and fuel bowl / metering block as mine doesn't? My Holley is one of the reproduction non-dated items. Did the original Holley's have a different base plate design to allow it to fit in there? Could someone please post a photo of it mounted correctly from the factory or advice on what the problem is.

General Discussion / Reproduction consoles for 68 Camaro
« on: May 02, 2018, 12:50:45 AM »
Some feedback would be appreciated from those that have purchased one. Are all the holes / threads positioned correctly as per originals and do they all come from the same factory or are some better than others?

Originality / 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« on: April 30, 2018, 10:11:42 AM »
I was checking out the correct way via the AIM to mount my floor shifter to the tunnel after purchasing a second hand factory shifter. In my AIM, the picture shows it being held down with 3 bolts. My shifter has 4 mounting holes. I noticed in the 69 AIM it's held down with 4 bolts. Is my shifter wrong for 68 or was the same shifter mounted differently between both years.

Originality / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 with console shifter cable
« on: April 16, 2018, 01:11:34 AM »
I've found this one that Ecklers sells:

Grommet looks pretty close to the one in the photos posted by Bob. Has anybody bought one of these cables to give us some feedback on the quality as they're not cheap. Ecklers have a note below the description which may explain the situation with the change in grommet style:

"This cable fits all Camaros from 1968-1972 and this style of grommet was on the cable from the factory. This cable was replaced in 1973 with the same style cable with a triangular shaped grommet which screwed to the floor with three screws. If the cable broke in your Camaro, it was replaced with this later style cable and is not correct for 1968-1972"

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