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Maintenance / Re: 302 Valve adjustment
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:34:35 AM »
Not sure how much run time you have on this new cam, but before I would touch the 1st adjusting nut I would make note of which valves are noisy. This can be done when re-adjusting and noting the loosest valves, ie most clearance. You can also do this with a section of hose, like a couple of feet of rubber fuel line or similar. Start engine with v covers off. Put one end of hose to your ear and other to each valve. It will be easily apparent the culprit(s). Regardless of method mentioned, the reason to note which valves is after you re-adjust, I would set up a dial indicator on those valves and note full lift. You may want to record this and if there is significant (.050) change from stated lift on cam card, I would want to determine if you are wiping out a lobe, having premature cam failure from break in.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Need help identifying this tag
« on: October 20, 2018, 12:48:25 PM »
This tag came with the car's paperwork.  Not sure what it is.
That is an early 65 Mustang/ Fairlane manual steering box ID tag.
Further- 4=1964,G=July, 24th day, C= 3rd shift

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 12 bolts decode
« on: October 20, 2018, 12:41:26 PM »
Because your rear end has limited slip, aka posi-traction or posi for short, the E further describes what brand of limited slip unit was installed in your housing. In your case, E is for Eaton.

Restoration / Re: restoration of copo
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:32:28 PM »
FYI. Checking out Mike's Profile page on this site reveals he has an anniversary tomorrow, the 17th, of joining CRG in 2005. Congrats Mike!

This site used to have factual content from knowledgeable guys who owned unmolested examples that could be used as reference that would help guys, like you, who donít know much about these cars, learn all that you could in hopes that with that new found information guys like you could preserve and authenticate these cars.
But now the site is becoming infiltrated with the lowest common denominators and is keeping the knowledgeable guys away because they just donít want to be part of such nonsense.

General Discussion / Re: Robke Chevrolet
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:51:55 PM »
Robkesís was at 3rd and Madison in Covington, Ky. That was right across the river from Cincinnati. Later, in the 90ís it moved to the location where it closed, like you knew, about 6 years ago. Now, Wyler Kia (I believe what I was told) is at that location. Several of the employees scattered to other dealers, of which my buddy could elaborate as he knows a lot of guys in the auto business. From what I have been told, no old records exist.

General Discussion / Re: Robke Chevrolet
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:01:27 PM »
That was in my neck of the woods. Northern Ky. in the Greater Cincinnati area. One of my buddies was good friends with the parts manager. Iíll be seeing him tomorrow...hope I can remember to ask him. What is it that you would like to know?

Originality / Re: Position of Air Cleaner Decals
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:38:51 AM »
Tim, I realize that description was difficult to explain and thank you for your tireless contributions, but  to clarify: the 10:00 position of the silk screen, is that as if you were looking through the top of the lid? Or, is that position determined by taking the lid off and (while leaving the decal at 6 oíclock) turning the lid over and observing? If I understand what you wrote, it was as if looking through the top of the lid?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...big problems
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:29:35 PM »
...But it came with spoilers, ZL2 hood and gauges! Didn't all Camaros come that way?? (joke) At least they take A LOT of pictures, and that is good.

General Discussion / Re: AACA board of directors
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:14:17 PM »
I canít think of a more worthy candidate. The guy is super knowledgeable about a variety of cars, and just a plain nice friendly, helpful fella. I have benefitted from his thoughtful generosity. Best of luck Phillip.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 3959512, V03I9DZ, 124379N621880
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:22:31 AM »
That 1 is clearly a 4, imo.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1111489 Distributor - original or restamp???
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:19:19 AM »
I may be naive, but I donít think that there is a significant demand for this particular number (OPís) to warrant ďrestampsĒ? The restamp business is generally relegated to high demand, high $$ ($800-$1.5k) pieces. I wonít comment on reasons these restamps exist. Parts in the $50-$100 range (OPís part in question) are generally not profitable enough to justify the effort to restamp.

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Scattershields
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:33:50 AM »
Is that a cool find or what? Way to go Jon!

Garage Talk / Re: Charlotte Fall Autofair, September 6 - 9
« on: August 28, 2018, 12:19:33 PM »
This is a great opportunity to again thank Phillip for the opportunity to attend last yearís fall event. It was a wonderful, glorious car filled day! So good, that I looked forward to attending again this year. Unfortunately, I had already booked a flight to visit Mom at this same time. So, maybe next year? Weather was perfect, Iíll add. Thank you Phillip and CRG.

General Discussion / Re: 12 Bolt Axle Asm Weight
« on: August 23, 2018, 10:20:55 AM »
One other way to get the weight would be to get the vehicle (the one the guy will use to haul the axle to the shipper) weight without this axle in the bed. This is known as the Tare or Unladen weight. Vehicle scales can be found at salvage yards, recycling stations and grain handling businesses. After Tare weight is established, owner can go back to where axle is located, load into the same vehicle, then go over the same scale and establish the Gross weight. Take the gross weight, subtract the Tare weight and you will have the axle weight. 

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