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General Discussion / BBC valve cover clearance with brake booster
« on: July 09, 2021, 08:03:08 AM »
Does anybody know if these Ansen / CP style valve covers for a big block clear the 11" brake boosters on a 68 Camaro?

Originality / 68 Camaro 12 bolt rear end brake lines
« on: July 09, 2019, 02:25:33 PM »
Could someone with an original 68 12 bolt Camaro and multi-leaf springs, please post a few photos of the brake lines that go along the rear end. I'd like to see what shape they were from the factory and how they look mounted in position. I've seen a few photos of original brake lines on a 69 but none for a 68. I was told they're different.

Originality / 68 caliper brake line sizes
« on: March 29, 2019, 01:40:29 AM »
Bought a couple of 5455530 calipers from a swap meet and noticed there's 2 different thread sizes for the brake lines. Could someone please tell me why?

Originality / 68 RPO D55 hole positions
« on: March 09, 2019, 09:29:55 AM »
Does anybody know of a drawing showing the dimensions for drilling all the trans tunnel holes in the correct position? Putting in some new sheetmetal and want to get it right. Got the photo off this site to show all the holes I'm talking about.

Originality / 68 subframe bushings
« on: February 28, 2019, 06:24:50 AM »
Going to replace all my subframe bushings soon and wanted some advice from members as to which brand they've used on their cars. Don't mind paying the dollars for quality but need some feedback as prices for sets vary quite a lot. Also, do I stick with rubber or go down the polyurethane path?

Originality / 68 TH400 dipstick 3905449
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:11:41 PM »
I had to purchase a dipstick for my TH400 due to the original one being damaged. Managed to track down a used one and would just like to verify that the length is correct as the zig zag area is a little distorted. When measured from inside the cap where it bottoms on the filler tube to the tip is 24 . Is this correct?

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.

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