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Maintenance / Getting a skip / hesitation during cruise speeds
« on: July 02, 2010, 05:09:54 PM »
I just installed a new MSD Pro-billet distibutor, new plugs, new wires, timed the engine, etc...and just about all of my problems went away, except I'm getting a skip or hesitation during cruise speeds.  I doubled checked my plug wire connections to my distributor cap and they're all in the correct order on the cap. 

Its almost like the engine is mis-firing, but I get no back fire.  I smell heavy gas like I'm not igniting all the fuel in one or more cylinders. 

Any suggestions?


General Discussion / Garage Lifts
« on: July 31, 2008, 02:21:15 AM »
Any recomendations on garage lifts?  I'm considering purchasing the new 5th Gen Camaro but first need to figure out where I'd park it. 

My garage ceiling is roughly 104 inches.  My 68 Camaro is around 52 inches high and the lifts I've seen require about 67 inches for the lower vehicle.  The height of the new Camaro ( is about 54 inches so it would fit under the lifts I've seen.

Looking for any recomendations / feedback / experiences / suggestions / etc... 

Comments welcome.


 ???  This is killing me!

I just developed an electrical issue with my directionals.  Here's the scenario:

- I've troubleshot with my voltmeter and and see power on the Pink wire to the directionals flasher
- I flip the directional switch on the steering column and see power applied up the column via the Purple wire

The directionals worked just fine prior to me using the power-top convertible switch under the dash (I have a Convertible RS).  The switch wasn't responding so I worked it a little harder and the top went up, but then that's when the directionals stopped working. 

Unfortunately, I haven't seen any wiring diagrams which show how the power-top switch interacts with the rest of the harness.  Could it be that there's some interaction with the directional switch in the column?!?

Second issue:
I also have power to the back-up tail lights on my 68-RS, but no illumination.  The bulbs are brand new and correct part number (1156).

I don't believe my directionals problem has anything to do with the reverse lights not working.  I can certainly see how the Pink wire goes to the floor shifter, but I've troubleshot the floor shifter switch as well and very clearly see the power get applied to the Green wire, which goes to the reverse tail light bulbs.  I remove the tail light bulbs themselves and put the volt meter into the socket and I SEE POWER!  What is going on!


Maintenance / Fuse pops when heater is turned on
« on: November 25, 2007, 09:55:36 PM »
My heater used to work great but recently I turned it on and blew the Heater fuse.  So far the only thing I can tell is the fuse ONLY blows when the heater switch it moved to the ON position - in other words there doesn't seem to be another circuit conflicting with the heater, thereby causing the fuse to blow.

I have the schematics, and upon initial inspection everything seems to lead to the RELAY assembly, RESISTOR assembly or BLOWER MOTOR. 

Anyone have any experience with this?  Any suggestions?


Maintenance / Synthetic oil or not
« on: May 10, 2007, 03:01:03 AM »
Anyone have any suggestions about using synthetic engine oil?  I'm about to do the first oil change on my 68-RS 327 and I'm not sure if using synthetic on these older engines is a good idea. 

Any insight would be appreciated.



CRG Members,

If you've got a hole in your console where the radio used to sit, chances are you've spent considerable time searching for a decent looking replacement.  I personally have spent considerable time doing some very deep searches in my quest for a quality restoration and I finally found one.  See attached picture. 

There's been a number of posts regarding AC Delco radios, including one I can't seem to find anymore on where to find one.  I figured I'd offer a new post to help others in their quest to find a quality restoration.

This is by far *the* best restoration I have seen, bar none.  I believe the vendor is an electronics tech, because he said he goes through the radio inside/out, and is so confident in his work that he guarantees the radio for 2 years.  Because we had some shipping issues, he bumped the guarantee up to 5yrs for me at no extra cost.  Excellent customer service and a good guy to do business with. 

I won the auction to purchase this radio, which is an original 1968 AC Delco AM radio, off ebay from JV Restorations.  As a general rule of thumb, a high quality restoration like this one will run you about $350 to $400 dollars, and an AM / FM will run you about $1,000 dollars.   :o  Crazy I know, but they are very hard to come by so they command a premium, especially if they're in mint condition.

It's crazy to think we indiscriminently pulled these radios out and junked them 30yrs ago.  If we only knew what we know today...

I hope you find this post helpful, and if nothing else the time I've spent in my search will help shave some time for you by having read this. Good luck in the hunt but do give JV Restorations a shot to see if he might have what you're looking for.  His email is:

Let us know if you find something and post your pics if you do.

Happy tuning!  ;)


Maintenance / Propensity to stall...
« on: April 06, 2007, 01:58:02 AM »
My 68-RS 327/210 runs great except when coming from a cruise to stop - for example, when going from 40mph to pull into a gas station. 

It tends to want to stall out.  She catches up pretty quick and hasn't actually stalled out but has gotten real close to it. 

Any suggestions?  Perhaps the fuel pump or fuel filter? 


General Discussion / Camaro History
« on: December 23, 2006, 03:38:59 PM »
  ??? What's the equivalent history of the Chevrolet Camaro as compared to Ford Mustang and Shelby?   ???

I love my 68-RS convertible but I'm also value the history of Ford and the Carol Shelby.  Is there an "Icon" for Carmaros like there is for the Ford Shelby GT 500?  I was watching Barrett-Jackson the other night and they had a special about how Edzel Ford and Carol Shelby are back together again for the launch of the next generation GT 500.

We haven't even brought out the new concept Camaro yet...any history bufs out there that can chime in on this topic?



Does anyone know of a similar discussion / research group for Mustang owners?  I have a friend with a 1970 Mach1 and he's interested in doing some research.


Restoration / AC Delco AM Radio (differences for 68 vs 69)
« on: October 23, 2006, 12:20:06 AM »
Anyone know if a 69 AC Delco AM radio is same/similar or compatible to the 68?  I've got a 68 RS without the original radio and I found a 69 but not sure if they're a match. 

68 to 69 didn't change that drastically so I can't imagige GM would have changed the standard (standard interior) radio.



Originality / AC Delco AM Radio (differences for 68 vs 69)
« on: October 23, 2006, 12:17:41 AM »
Anyone know if a 69 AC Delco AM radio is same/similar or compatible to the 68?  I've got a 68 RS without the original radio and I found a 69 but not sure if they're a match. 

68 to 69 didn't change that drastically so I can't imagige GM would have changed the standard (standard interior) radio.



Maintenance / Temperature sensor in engine block
« on: August 30, 2006, 02:49:02 AM »
Curious if anyone's removed the temp sensor in their engine block if they had to drain the coolant from the block first? 

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Originality / 1968 Camaro emblems question (Rally Sport)
« on: August 08, 2006, 03:52:03 AM »
Is the "rally sport" emblems for 1968 Camaros lower case or upper case?  I was at a car show this past weekend and someone came by my car saying that the emblems were incorrect.  I've attached a picture.

He also said my grille and gas cap were incorrect, as they too are lower case. 

I have a 68 RS.


Maintenance / Courtesy lights
« on: May 09, 2006, 01:56:11 AM »
My 68-RS interior courtesy lights only illuminate when the passenger door is opened.  By the looks of the wiring diagrams, it does look like the passenger door bulb is at the end of the run - electrically.

Can anyone respond with how their courtesy lights behave - e.g. do they illuminate when the drivers door opens without the passenger door being opened.



Site Comments/Discussion / Picture not visible for profile..
« on: May 08, 2006, 01:36:03 AM »
I've tried twice to upload a picture for my profile and nothing shows up.  Anyone know why?

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