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Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: May 10, 2018, 03:08:29 PM »
I use Joe Gibbs HR-2 non synthetic 10-30 in my 68 350cu in.   Tried synthetic & had trouble (too slick for my older engine).   Like the added zinc & other chemicals in HR-2 = better for my flat tappet engine

Mild Modifications / Re: Carb for 327 300 horsepower
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:15:21 PM »
If you prefer a new carb vs rebuild or chain store version, suggest an Edelbrock 600 cfm with electric choke (reliable & simple to adjust).

Garage Talk / Re: Attending Hot August Nights - Virginia City Nevada
« on: March 31, 2018, 04:38:55 PM »
I've been to HAN 24 times.   Great event.  Agree with Richard, Wed. through Sunday morning is the best time to attend.  Hotel rates increase considerably Fri. & Sat. nights.  Hotel suggestions would include the Grand Sierra, Atlantis, Peppermill, or Nugget.   The automobile auction at the Convention center (near Atlantis) is a must see.  The National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno is great also.  I usually stay at the Grand Sierra or Atlantis.  Too hard to get my car out of the parking lots at some other hotels....Peppermill, Silver Legacy. 

I like Steve's Camaros in South San Francisco, Ca.    Knowledge of 67-69 Camaros (& parts ) is outstanding.

Restoration / Re: 1968 rear axle brake lines
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:31:40 PM »
Bought mine from Right Stuff Detailing   Replaced all the brake lines with stainless.   Everything fit ok & matched original (except for the stainless steel finish).

Restoration / Re: 1968 quarter window rubber seals
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:17:05 PM »
Thanks Mike.   Took your suggestion.....installed both rubber seals in under 15 minutes.   Less messy than my "old" soapy water method.


Restoration / 1968 quarter window rubber seals
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:14:22 PM »
What's the best way to slide in new quarter window vertical rubber seals (weatherstrips).  I was going to wet things down with soapy water & slide them in.  Is there a better way?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sonoma Historics 2016 June 2-5
« on: June 06, 2016, 02:53:03 AM »
Camaros looked great & ran strong.  Thought the red/white/blue AMC Jav. won the Sunday Trans AM race?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sonoma Historics 2016 June 2-5
« on: April 23, 2016, 04:55:39 PM »
Yes, I plan on attending.  Green 68 SS coupe.

Restoration / Re: Pot metal chrome services / taillights
« on: January 29, 2016, 06:20:11 PM »
Not sure how far away (shipping) you want to go.  Sherm's Plating in Sacramento, Ca. is very good, but expensive.  Used them on a few of my restorals.

General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« on: December 25, 2015, 07:03:37 PM »
In the SF Bay area (where you live) there's a mobile upholstery repair guy that can fix your door panels.  Try Kollias Auto Care...Nick at 510-220-0969 or Tony at 510-386-0820.  These guys make the rounds of new and used car dealers, repairing small cracks, cuts, etc. in vinyl, leather, & cloth.  Used them several times in my classics, most recently to repair the door panel on my '68 SS.  Work is perfect....can't tell where the repair was done.


Maintenance / Re: Synthetic oil or not
« on: September 04, 2015, 05:15:46 PM »
I tried synthetic...worried about it causing leaks (too slick for my old engine).  Went back to real oil, using Joe Gibbs "Driven" oil which also has the right amount of zinc. 

General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights 2015; Reno, NV 3-9 Aug
« on: July 28, 2015, 04:25:49 PM »
I'll be there Wed. through Sunday.  Leaving the Camaro home this didn't like traveling from sea level through the mountains last time.  Rich, will your Camaro be there....which location?

Originality / Re: Valve cover and air cleaner assy
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:26:22 AM »
Looks like you have Billet Specialties valve covers & air cleaner....high end stuff & worth a few bucks.  I see an Edelbrock intake (performer?).  Check your carb to hood clearance to be sure the stock air cleaner fits.  Should be ok with a performer intake, but may be trouble if its an air gap.  How far do you plan to go getting back/close to original?  You have headers, serpentine setup, etc.  Expensive to change all that back to original.

Restoration / Re: 67 convertible top hardware
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:09:28 PM »
So...should I use flat black, semi flat, satin, or gloss for the convert. roof support bracing?

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