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Maintenance / Trans - Update
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:10:08 AM »
Hi everyone! Thanks to all who responded to my previous post about my transmission. A local trans shop replaced the torque converter and yoke. The cost was just over $2,000, and if this fixes the leaks, I'll be very happy. I contacted Jegs, but in order for them to consider any type of reimbursement, I would have had to return the trans. They said because I didn't have a pre-authorization for the work to be done, there wasn't much they could do. Oh well. Live and learn.

My next step is to have the oil changed. I'm about 1,000 miles on the new motor. While it's in the shop, I'm going to have them look at the breaks and steering. My break pedal sometimes doesn't return all the way up, so the break lights stay on if I don't life the pedal up. Hopefully that's a minor thing. The steering feels a bit stiff. And I hear the belt squeaking at times. So hopefully that's not a big issue either.

Once I get these quirks fixed, I'll be super happy! Of course, now it's getting chilly around here, so not sure how much topless driving I'll be doing.  ;D

Have a great day everyone!!  8)

Maintenance / Trans leaking
« on: August 13, 2021, 02:48:23 PM »
Hi folks, I sure hope someone can help me! I have a '68 Camaro with a brand new 350 crate motor & TH350 trans. I purchased both as a package from Jegs. My brother in law installed the motor & trans in July 2020. After each drive, I notice within a couple of hours, there's trans fluid under my car. My brother in law hasn't been able to find the leak so I contacted a local muscle car shop to see if they could go over it. I've schedule several appointments with them, and each time, they cancel or reschedule. So unfortunately, they have not been able to get me in. Lately, the leak seems to be worse than it was previously. Anyone have any ideas of where I should look to find what's leaking. It's definitely trans fluid.  Thank you in advance for any assistance or guidance you can give me.  ~ Andi

Decoding/Numbers / Looking for guidance on my 68 Camaro
« on: February 14, 2018, 04:53:48 PM »
Hi Group,
I'm trying to find out as much information as possible on my car. It's a 1968 convertible and based on the VIN & trim tag, I know the original exterior color was Ash Gold. It has a black convertible top and black bucket seats. It was a column shifter. The original motor, trans, & rear are long gone so I'm not able to determine anything from them.

Any ideas on where I can look for information? Or pictures? I can't seem to find any pictures with the color combinations/convertible top in a 68.

I'd love to hear from someone who can point me in the right direction.

Thanks! Andi

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!

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.

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

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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