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Restoration / Ground point in the trunk
« on: September 02, 2019, 02:48:14 AM »
I installed a reproduction rear wiring harness. All the wire connectors and light sockets are straight forward, but there is a ground wire around the fuel filler that I can't find a attaching point. It has a round eyelet so I know it gets a screw or on a stud, but I'm not seeing it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Paul

General Discussion / Black speaker covering material.
« on: August 20, 2019, 01:32:38 AM »
I ordered a replacement dash speaker that has two 4" speakers instead of a single. This one doesn't have the black translucent material covering the speakers. Does anybody know what the material is and where I can buy it. Thanks

Originality / 1968 Rear Antenna wire routing?
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:13:45 AM »
Anybody know the routing of the rear antenna wire. I know it runs down the right side of the car? I didn't take the car apart, so I'm at a loss on the original route. Does it go over the outer wheel well at the rear seat divider or under the seat? Thanks Paul

General Discussion / Al Knoch Bright Blue Dash Pad 68 Camaro
« on: July 23, 2019, 12:56:08 AM »
Anybody have a 1968 dash pad recovered in blue. My interior is medium blue and I'm thinking bright blue isn't going to work. That's the only blue they offer for 68(looks the same as 67 bright blue). If you had one redone was it the correct color. I'm thinking I'm going to have to dye it!

Thanks Paul

Originality / Hinge Pillar Plug for Antenna Hole
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:30:00 PM »
My original plug has deteriorated to the point you can't read the part number, it's has almost cracked in half. Haven't found any mention of one at the Camaro parts vendors. Can somebody point me in right direction? Thanks

Originality / Quarter panel vent screws?
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:22:37 PM »
I have AMK interior kit and it came with 2 screws for the Qrt. vents. They are chrome with sealer on them. The repo vents from D&R came with 2 black phosphate screws with a broad head resembling a washer. Which screw is correct? Thanks Paul

Originality / Ground Strap placement
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:15:40 AM »
Looking at the 1968 assembly manual pages 408-409 show placement of straps. Page 408 shows V8's valve covers to body. Page 409 shows frame to body, but that's for a 6 cylinder doesn't mention a V8. Did a V8 get the same ground strap? Thanks

Restoration / 1968 Dash Pad stainless trim
« on: June 24, 2019, 02:44:34 PM »
Can the stainless trim be added to any 68 dash pad or do you need a pad that originally had the trim? Thanks

General Discussion / Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« on: June 06, 2019, 05:48:45 PM »
The tin-zinc coating is flaking off of the fuse connectors. I soaked it in evapo-rust which clean up the rusty areas ,but the flaking is still there. I thought about removing the contacts from the box and glass beading them, but when all's said and done I have bare metal and no corrosion protection. It's not practical to spray the fuse box every couple weeks with WD-40. Any ideas? A new harness is $415, I could spend that on other parts. Thanks

General Discussion / Firewall pad clarification
« on: June 04, 2019, 06:20:28 PM »
I'm installing a firewall pad from Quiet-ride solutions. There is no provision for the 4 studs to penetrate the firewall pad into the engine compartment to mount the power brake booster. Quiet ride said this was intentional, they have received numerous request to omit them and so they have. The assembly manual is unclear as to whether the pad is sandwiched between the bracket and the firewall or mounts directly against the firewall, hence cutting the pad to make this happen. Any help would be appreciated. What did GM do?   Thanks Paul

General Discussion / Purpose of special washer
« on: June 01, 2019, 01:01:26 AM »
I'm installing the heater assembly and pg. 52 of the 68 assembly manual shows a #7 spl washer. Any ideas on the purpose? When you order the repo nut and screw kit it doesn't include said washer. It looks like it goes between the blower cover and the firewall like a shim. Thanks

Originality / power brake booster/master cylinder
« on: May 30, 2019, 07:54:50 PM »
I have what I think are 2 quick questions.

1. Is there any type of gasket between the master cylinder and the booster or the booster and the firewall?

2. What are the correct nuts? I've seen listings both ways 5/16" with flange and 5/16" with nuts and lock washers. Thanks Paul

General Discussion / Temp sensor plug.
« on: May 27, 2019, 07:10:23 PM »
Anybody had any success removing the plug in cylinder head for the temp. sending unit? I had the motor rebuilt (1968 396/325) and the guy put the heads on the opposite sides of the motor. Now the open hole for the sending unit is on the passenger side. The first attempt to remove the plug resulted in 3/8 reducer breaking. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks Paul

Restoration / Firewall Pad fastener locations
« on: May 26, 2019, 07:17:30 PM »
I'm installing firewall pad. I thought there were 5 the package has 4, I can only find location for 3. I have 2 more or less in the middle of the firewall and a 3rd all the way to the right very bottom corner  I'd appreciate any help? Thanks Paul

Restoration / Correct color bolts for Steering Box
« on: March 25, 2019, 01:18:58 PM »
What is the correct color/coating for the the bolts that hold the aluminium cover with the adjustment nut? I know the cover is supposed to be natural. I'm thinking the bolts were not. Thanks Paul

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