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Thanks. I realize that HBC is more $$, but I already have several things I want to get from them, so it won't be much difference.

Maintenance / Re: 69 camaro new front and rear springs - stance
« on: August 20, 2017, 05:28:02 PM »
Absolutely! Thanks Kurt, was gonna do that.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Bumper Jack Color
« on: August 09, 2017, 07:42:34 PM »
So far, so good! Spray paint is coming off well. Been helping it with a paint brush, and in very limited areas on the base, hook, and mast - some 0000 steel wool applied VERY lightly. Time is a bit of a problem, so about 1 hour on the mast with the Paper towel/plastic wrap, then helping it out a bit. Several areas on the mast have deep rust damage, so I'm considering some matt clear for protection. Most of the original gray on the base, hook, & jack mechanism survived except where I had to use the steel wool on rust. Couldn't find either of the grey colors suggested, so just made do with the closest match I could find. Had a brain fart and forgot to take pics in the before state, but will when I get done. Sorry 'bout that.

All that rust was apparently the reason I painted it all those years ago. At least now I know(?) I wasn't 'totally' nuts for doing it! :o

Got the chance to look closer at my harness yesterday, and re-routed the temp sender wire in the correct way. Apparently, I had it the way I did because the insulation is gone from the last 3"-4" of the wire. Did some checking, and found the insulation itself at HBC for reasonable $. I'll be ordering some shortly, although I'll be surprised if the new stuff matches the old stuff. Might possibly be re-insulating the whole wire, depending on the looks of the new insulation.

Thanks all! ;D

Thanks KevinW!

That's exactly what I needed, John! MANY thanks!! ;)

Maintenance / Re: 69 camaro new front and rear springs - stance
« on: August 05, 2017, 05:38:48 PM »
abiddle: Yours looks to be about how mine sits as well. Although mine is a plain jane, mono leaf, with a 327 and AC. I was thinking that mine were sagging as well, but after seeing yours, not so sure the springs need replacing after all??

General Discussion / Re: Camaro Addiction
« on: August 05, 2017, 05:27:20 PM »

"maybe I need rehab"

Nah, won't help. It's an uncontrollable addiction! Just hafta deal with it as best ya can ::) :P

Thanks Richard. Problem is, with AC, the wire is danger close to the manifold 'cause the compressor tends to crowd it. Gonna hafta experiment a bit. Dunno, could be just 'cause I'm about blind as a bat, too!

Looking at my car today, it seems that I remember the water temp gauge wire routing around the ex. manifold to be a bit different than what it is. This is an original 327/210 hp with A/C car. Anyone have a pic?

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Bumper Jack Color
« on: July 28, 2017, 04:11:33 PM »
Thanks Kurt!

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Bumper Jack Color
« on: July 27, 2017, 06:09:48 AM »
Thanks GaryW! I was thinking along the lines of a small brass bristle brush as well. I'll find one and a container, and some of that Rustoleum Light Gray tomorrow. I'm even considering a bench top blasting cabinet (not for the jack) too.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Bumper Jack Color
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:44:20 PM »
Thanks GaryW. I'll give the lacquer thinner a try, seems like the least destructive. Suggestions on what method - apply with brush, soak, etc?? I'll definitely be gentle :P.

I'll post the results, with pix if possible.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Bumper Jack Color
« on: July 26, 2017, 07:11:04 PM »
As an alternative, can anyone suggest a paint removal method that won't damage the original finish underneath (yeah - I was the genius ::) that painted over it ~25 years ago!).

Originality / Re: 67-69 Bumper Jack Design
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:56:15 PM »
Howdy all. Just figured I'd add to the list. This is the orig jack.

U69 on the base;
8J on the rivet;
Camaro on the first line & 1969UN on the second line on the hook;
Nothing on the mast itself.

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