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Garage Talk / Re: Englishtown ends drag racing....
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:21:30 PM »
Reduce their liability as in lower insurance costs - could be one reason, I'm only speculating.

Originality / Re: Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:57:36 PM »
I have seen some without date.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro STOLEN in Texas! Yenko?
« on: December 09, 2017, 12:12:38 AM »
Sorry in reading of the stolen dream car.
As far as a tracking device, one can buy a pawn shop phone, fasten to the back of the glovebox, and turn on its GPS.
Now you have a tracking GPS.

General Discussion / Re: No brake lights or 4 way flashers?
« on: December 03, 2017, 10:05:55 PM »
Each circuit has its own power from fuse panel.
Brake lights goes through turn signal switch, so you might pull back on t/s handle as this action may make contact in T/S switch as bushing may be worn out due to weight of steel handle.
But, I would wager if you get emergency lights working first, brake lights will work.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...looks like a Camaro
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:09:28 PM »
Shiny paint.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 Oil Question
« on: October 31, 2017, 09:30:17 PM »
Agree with William, long filter (1 QT), and curved tube and long dipstick.
No change in 69 AIM to option Z28.
Be sure in filling filter before screwing on filter.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro tag
« on: October 31, 2017, 12:57:53 AM »
The Pros' will never tell you, and I respect this.
If they wrote what makes a fake tag, then the fakers' would correct the new tags made making it more difficult in ID'ing a fake.
My advice for you is read & examine the fake tag and compare to a true tag.

Restoration / Re: Door panel water shield questions ???
« on: October 31, 2017, 12:52:40 AM »
As Sauron suggest, make your own, visit a hobby shop or fabric shop and buy sheets of Mylar, or thick plastic sheeting.
Get some clay weatherstripping and cut, install your own.
As GM did, route weatherstripping in trench and towards the bottom cutout.
Cut plastic the same width and height and tuck inside the bottom slot for water to drain inside soor.
Its only purpose is protecting panel/cardbroad from getting wet.
The cutouts in the upper corner, at least for driver side is for remote mirror cable.
Repo's just turn the panel over and call it pass side.
People will never see the plastic fro the outside.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Hasn't this Z been discussed somewhere ?
« on: October 29, 2017, 04:44:40 PM »
But it has the "CAUTION FAN" sticker?

Fugly comes to mind.

As you say, my theory also, anything is possible.
Here I have two shafts from'67 L6/PG/2.73, and one from '68 V8/PG/3.08 - don't know the application of those shown - over 40 thing
Shafts measured from shaft yoke to shaft yoke, overall
Short one is 50 inches overall by 2 3/4 inch diameter
Long one is 51 3/8 inches by 2 inch diameter
Critical speed is dependent upon OD, wall thickness, material, and length.
Just my theory.

The aren’'t all “clocked” or out if phase.
True, I would think it depended upon application/options.

The question is why are the U-joints out-of-phase?

The answer is for reducing vibrations.
Graph the power through a single U-joint and a sine wave is drawn. The joint speeds up, positive arc, and slows down, negative arc.
Add another U-joint and its power graph will have the same sine wave.
Add the two sine waves, if they are in-phase on the same shaft, and amplitude doubles, meaning the resultant twist is noticeable.
By offsetting one joint by 30°, decreases the amplitude of the associated twist, less vibration.
Now, driveshaft's having been built forever, and 1st Gen driveshaft's are different from typical design, may be due to the extreme angularity of drivetrain design on Camaro, i.e., wheelbase, length of shaft, OD and wall thickness, and critical speed of driveshaft.

Critical speed is important - it is rocket science. JMT's

Garage Talk / Re: This is the story of my first car.
« on: March 23, 2017, 11:27:38 PM »
Good story, Darrell.
I also believe in breaking in an engine is the way you're going to drive it.
Hasn't dialed me yet.

General Discussion / Re: 1968 RS/SS
« on: October 06, 2016, 03:11:46 PM »
8N is nice in the background

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