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Originality / 68 Camaro 396 TH400 kickdown harness
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:43:14 AM »
Could someone please post a photo showing the kickdown harness strapped to the engine harness just above the wiper motor. Had a look at the picture in the 68 Assembly Manual (section M40, Sheet A8) but it doesn't show much closeup detail of where to route the wires from the harness after it's strapped. Mine is just floating around at the moment and I want to do it properly.

Originality / Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« on: June 23, 2018, 01:34:47 AM »
What are all you restoration experts out there using to prevent rust on bare steel parts? I've seen the Exo-Armour, Rust Prevention Magic and Boeshield T-9 being advertised and the reviews don't seem too bad. Any members out there using these products or know of better ways to address the issue. Up until now I've been just applying a light coat of oil to parts with a rag but it attracts a lot of dirt.

Originality / TH400 filler tube
« on: June 08, 2018, 01:27:03 PM »
I tracked down a 68 Camaro TH400 that still has the original filler tube. I noticed on top of the filler tube, there appears to be what looks like a spout on the side. I'm 99.9% sure that it is just a dent, but very curious and cautious because it's perfectly formed. As good original ones are very hard to find, I'd like to check with members if it is a dent before I go ahead and straighten it out. I can't think of any possible reason for it to be there. I hope I'm right, otherwise I'll look real stupid.

I purchased the correct bracket to mount the kickdown switch to a Holley. Is it supposed to fit between the carburettor base plate and fuel bowl / metering block as mine doesn't? My Holley is one of the reproduction non-dated items. Did the original Holley's have a different base plate design to allow it to fit in there? Could someone please post a photo of it mounted correctly from the factory or advice on what the problem is.

General Discussion / Reproduction consoles for 68 Camaro
« on: May 02, 2018, 12:50:45 AM »
Some feedback would be appreciated from those that have purchased one. Are all the holes / threads positioned correctly as per originals and do they all come from the same factory or are some better than others?

Originality / 68 camaro with console floor shifter
« on: April 30, 2018, 10:11:42 AM »
I was checking out the correct way via the AIM to mount my floor shifter to the tunnel after purchasing a second hand factory shifter. In my AIM, the picture shows it being held down with 3 bolts. My shifter has 4 mounting holes. I noticed in the 69 AIM it's held down with 4 bolts. Is my shifter wrong for 68 or was the same shifter mounted differently between both years.

Originality / 68 Camaro TH400 with console shifter cable
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:39:08 AM »
Looking at buying a GM NOS cable 3956765 which is apparently correct for my application. The issue I have is that the grommet has 3 holes around the perimeter which I guess is for screwing it to the floor. Is this right as the assembly manual doesn't mention it being screwed to the floor?

Originality / 68 Camaro TH400 shift lever
« on: April 06, 2018, 05:55:50 AM »
Could someone please post a photo of or link to the correct shift lever that bolts to the selector shaft on the side of the trans. The ones for sale that are supposed to be correct, differ from seller to seller, so I'm not sure which one is right.

Restoration / 1968 rear axle brake lines
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:31:07 AM »
Bought a set of these from a vendor that are supposedly mandrel bent to original spec. Tried to fit them on the rear axle and they are atrocious. Even after trying to tweak some of the bends, they are not even close. Can anybody that has bought a set and is happy with the quality and fit, please let me know where they purchased them.

General Discussion / Big block Camaro oil pan
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:38:38 AM »
Could anybody verify if all BB Camaros had the double baffle pans or only certain models?

General Discussion / GM 6223 crankshaft stroke.
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:53:45 AM »
Need help from some of you experts out there. Has this crank got a 3.760 or 3.766 stroke ? There's a lot of conflicting info out there as to what is what.

General Discussion / 68 Camaro 12 bolt pinion seal installation
« on: December 01, 2014, 01:38:23 PM »
Was reading my service manual regarding installation of the the pinion seal. The seal I'm using is an original GM 3924031. It mentions the use of a guage to go between the seal lip and housing. Does anyone know the thickness of the guage as I don't have access to one ?

General Discussion / 68 Camaro TH400 mount
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:30:58 AM »
Bought a repo TH400 mount the other day from one of the Camaro restoration companies and it's a real piece of junk made in Korea. Does any know where I can buy a half decent one ? I would prefer a genuine GM one, but realise they are near impossible to find.

General Discussion / Fitting auto trans oil cooler to 68 Camaro
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:21:02 AM »
Have any of you guys fitted a trans oil cooler to your 68 69 Camaros ?  It's not a numbers matching car so I'm not too bothered but I want to do a nice job of it. Any ideas on how to mount it or photos would be nice.

General Discussion / TH400 modulator 8623365
« on: March 08, 2014, 12:21:52 AM »
Trying to find one of these modulators with no luck. The original one I have is no longer working and I don't want to put on one of the newer small type. Does anybody know where I can get one or maybe another solution ?

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