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Mild Modifications / Breaks - working properly?
« on: October 18, 2017, 03:54:49 PM »
Hi, my 1968 Camaro front breaks were converted from drum to disc. The rear breaks are still drum.  I thought the difference after the conversion would be night and day. When I apply the breaks, at first, I can notice the difference. Then, as I continue to apply the break, when the pedal is about half way, it feels like the car isn't going to stop and I have to almost stand on the break pedal to get it to stop. The front breaks have been bleed and the back breaks appear to look normal (rotors, pads, etc look good).

I'm obviously no mechanic, or have any knowledge about this so I asked my brother in law to take a look. He's a mechanic and has the same '68. His can stops completely differently from mine and I guess I assumed mine would feel more like his.

He's kind of stumped. He's going to look at the master cylinder to see if that's an issue. But I was wondering if anyone had any info to share with me. Any ideas? Any suggestions? Anything would be very much appreciated.

Thank you!

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Maintenance / Temp too hot?
« on: June 06, 2017, 03:19:27 PM »
My temp gauge is running about 230 degrees. Some people says it's "ok" while others say it's way too hot and could blow the engine. Just wondering if anyone has any advice and/or what could be causing it to run so hot. New radiator, new twin fans, new serpentine & belts all installed within the past year. '68 Camaro with a 400 motor.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Andi

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Restoration / Engine Paint
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:05:11 PM »
I'm thinking about painting my engine. I recently changed the air filter to red and chrome. It looks cool, but I don't like it with the GM Orange engine paint.

I found some hi heat engine paint in various colors one of which is a richer orange / reddish. It would go nicely with the air filter. Someone suggested hi gloss black, but I'm not sure how that would look.

Any ideas / suggestions?

Thanks, Andi

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General Discussion / Still learning
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:18:23 PM »
Hi there,
I have a 68 which I'm still restoring and learning about. I've had several people tell me that they believe it's an original SS. Unfortunately the engine has been replaced and I don't have any documentation about the original.

I had stripes painted on the hood & deck and the body shop told me they believe it could be an original SS because of some of the markings they found.

The VIN only tells me it's an 8 cylinder, convertible. Is there any way to decode or any way to find out more history on my car?

I've been referring to her as a 'tribute' because I don't want to mislead anyone. I love her no matter what, but I'd sure like to know. She's a beaut.

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