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Restoration / Re: Need Ball Joint Rivets Installed
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:17:12 PM »
I had mine done by Bair’s Corvette. They did a fabulous job. Here’s a link to a thread on the Team Camaro website which talks about the ball joint rivets:

https://www.camaros.net/forums/16-brakes-suspension-steering/456777-upper-control-arm-rivet-problem.html

Bob

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Originality / Re: Plastic wire harness cover tube in trunk
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:52:58 AM »
Allen,

The item you’re referring to is the sheathing that goes over the taillight harness. You are correct in that the harness enters the trunk from the drivers side. The sheathing covers the harness all the way to the passenger side.

I don’t believe that any vendor carries the sheathing. In fact, when you purchase a reproduction harness the sheathing is absent. I took the sheathing off of my old harness and reinstalled it on the reproduction harness in order to make “technically” correct.

Bob

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Originality / Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:31:16 PM »
Tim,

I purchased my Sharkhide from Eastwood...

https://www.eastwood.com/sharkhide-aluminum-protectant-quart.html

Not sure what the shipping cost to Australia might be though.

Bob

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Originality / Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:20:06 PM »
Anyone here tried Sharkhide?

Tim,

I’ve used Sharkhide on many parts including my gas tank. Goes on clear, dries clear. Been 3 years and still looks great.

Bob

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Originality / Re: Under-Dash Heater Box
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:11:29 AM »
Here are a couple of pictures of my restored heater box using SEM Texture Coating #39853. As Chick pointed out, I just cleaned up the box and gave it a light coat of paint. I'm very pleased with the results.

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Originality / Re: Under-Dash Heater Box
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:20:59 AM »
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Since the texture on mine was not disturbed by any sanding or damage it just needed a fresh coat of paint to give it the new look.

Yes. Agreed Chick. That’s exactly what I did on mine as well. Just a light mist coat of the SEM paint really brought it back to life.

I’ll let when you know when I’m headed down your way. Waiting for that phone call from East Coast Muscle any day now. 😁

Bob

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Originality / Re: Under-Dash Heater Box
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:17:48 PM »
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So, What is the spray bomb equivalent, avail to replicate this or are we back to the Dash Paint scenario?

I used SEM Texture Coating #39853. Duplicates the original finish perfectly. I’m not home for the next couple of days but will snap some pictures and post them when I get back.

Bob

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Originality / Re: TH400 filler tube
« on: June 10, 2018, 01:10:53 AM »
Here are a couple of pictures from my '68 TH400. The tube is round with a slight "D" shape to it. Note that the dipstick also has a corresponding "D" shape. The diameter is 0.689.

I think you're dipstick has been messed with.

Hope this helps!

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Reproduction consoles for 68 Camaro
« on: May 02, 2018, 02:27:02 AM »
I bought my repro for my ‘68 from HBC. Good fit, all the holes and threads were perfect. The only complaint I have is that technically the bottom shell for a ‘68 is different than the bottom shell for a ‘69. In ‘69 the front of the bottom shell has a cutout for the console wiring to pass thru. In ‘68 the wires ran under the shell. All of the repro consoles have standardized on the ‘69 design

Bob

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Originality / Re: 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« on: May 02, 2018, 12:09:01 AM »
Interesting observation - and both versions of the AIM reference the same assembly number (3920267) for the shifter bracket/lever, so they should be identical. Also the '69 AIM page notes the increase from 3 holes to 4 in the revision record box.

Tim, Yes. I saw that also. My shifter has never been out of the car till now and the rivnuts are clearly factory installed so I can only assume that at some point during production it went from three bolts to four and the AIM never got updated.

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Originality / Re: 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:44:53 AM »
And another of the trans tunnel showing the factory installed Rivnuts.

Bob

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Originality / Re: 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:43:53 AM »
The shifter in my '68 is mounted with 4 bolts. The '68 AIM is wrong. Here is a pic of my shifter with the 4 bolts highlighted by the red circles.


Hope this helps!

Bob

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Originality / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 with console shifter cable
« on: April 14, 2018, 10:01:18 PM »
Here are a couple of pictures of my '68 BB TH400 "born with" shifter cable. Note that the grommet seals against the floor with three tabs.

Bob

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Restoration / Re: Posi tag on rear before or after painting
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:04:19 PM »
Thanks Ed.

So let me see if I understand this correctly....

1. All ‘67-‘69 tags should have the period after “DIFF” regardless of the diameter of the threaded portion of the plug.

2. The diameter being referred to by many of the repro suppliers is the diameter of the hole in the tag not the diameter of the threaded portion of the plug. For example HBC (http://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/category/11/212/Rear-Axle-Parts/)

3. The tag being sold by Paragon (https://www.paragoncorvette.com/p-359540-rear-differential-carrier-tag-posi-traction.aspx) has the period after “DIFF” but with the larger diameter tag hole which, for example, contradicts what the Camaro repro suppliers are advertising for the ‘68 and ‘69 tag. Did the Corvette use a different plug that would use the larger diameter tag hole? Will this tag work with the later 1/2” Camaro plug?

Sorry for the questions but I didn’t think a lousy period would cause me so much confusion.😁

Bob

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Restoration / Re: Posi tag on rear before or after painting
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:26:47 PM »
Hmmmmm....ALL of the Camaro vendors sell a ‘68 and up tag with a 3/4” hole that have “Diff” without the period. Paragon sells one with the period but the hole looks to be 1”.

https://www.paragoncorvette.com/p-359540-rear-differential-carrier-tag-posi-traction.aspx

Did the ‘68 and up tag use a 3/4” or 1” hole? Is this a case where the Camaro repro parts are yet again wrong?

Bob

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