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Originality / 68 caliper brake line sizes
« on: March 29, 2019, 01:40:29 AM »
Bought a couple of 5455530 calipers from a swap meet and noticed there's 2 different thread sizes for the brake lines. Could someone please tell me why?

Originality / Re: 68 RPO D55 hole positions
« on: March 10, 2019, 11:49:58 PM »
Thanks Scott, you've done a great job. As you said, I'm sure this will help others too because as was discussed there's no dimples in new sheet metal.
Regards Larry.

Originality / Re: 68 RPO D55 hole positions
« on: March 10, 2019, 04:42:32 AM »
Much appreciated Scott.
Regards Larry

Originality / Re: 68 RPO D55 hole positions
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:01:40 AM »
Yes Joe you're correct, no dimples in new sheetmetal. That would be great Scott, but I live in Australia so I'm not sure how we could make it happen.

Originality / 68 RPO D55 hole positions
« on: March 09, 2019, 09:29:55 AM »
Does anybody know of a drawing showing the dimensions for drilling all the trans tunnel holes in the correct position? Putting in some new sheetmetal and want to get it right. Got the photo off this site to show all the holes I'm talking about.

Originality / 68 subframe bushings
« on: February 28, 2019, 06:24:50 AM »
Going to replace all my subframe bushings soon and wanted some advice from members as to which brand they've used on their cars. Don't mind paying the dollars for quality but need some feedback as prices for sets vary quite a lot. Also, do I stick with rubber or go down the polyurethane path?

Originality / Re: 68 TH400 dipstick 3905449
« on: February 17, 2019, 01:31:17 PM »
I read the article from your link Bob and the last post on there says mine is correct for 68 - 73 models with TH400. I'm not fussed either way. The only thing I was worried about is that it wasn't stretched or compressed from its original length.

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.

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