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Maintenance / Waterless coolant
« on: December 20, 2022, 06:03:42 PM »
Any opinions about replacing 50/50 mix coolant with a 100 % waterless coolant ( in my '68 350.   Have never used anything but a 50/50 mix.    Just curious if anyone has tried it.

Maintenance / Intake Manifold Oil Seepage
« on: August 03, 2021, 03:03:30 AM »
68 Camaro 350 with Edelbrock performer intake manifold.   Getting a little oil seepage around center bolts.  No problem for 400-500 miles then slight seepage starts again.  Before resealing I always clean the bolts in solvent, clean the bolt holes & run a pipe thread reamer to be sure there's no residue/oil, etc, in the bolt holes.   I use ARP thread sealer.   Any suggestions for a better thread sealant?   How about Permatex High Performance Sealant 56521?

Maintenance / Turn signal switch replacement
« on: August 07, 2020, 01:46:29 AM »
Need to replace the turn signal switch on my 1968, 4 speed, floor shift coupe w/power steering.   It's a 4th week of April 1968 Van Nuys build.   I have not disassembled the steering wheel, etc. yet, as I wanted to order parts first for quicker repair.   I assume I need an 8 pin turn signal switch assembly w/connectors, or a 9 pin with the steering column lamp stuff removed.   Two questions: 1.  I see references to the emergency flasher actuator hole being either round, D shaped, or O shaped.   Any way to tell which without disassembly, and does it matter?  2.  I see "Boyne" mentioned in reference to some steering columns but not sure what that means?  Thanks.

Maintenance / Cleaning & Lubricating Window/door parts
« on: March 19, 2020, 08:12:42 PM »
Under a shelter in place order, so plenty to time to get an early start on springtime projects.  Decided to replace my 68' standard door panels & clean/lube window & door gears/mechanisms.  50 plus years of gunk.  Any suggestions for the best grease/gunk removal product?   Any recommendations on the best lubricants to use?


Garage Talk / Good Bye Street Rodder Magazine
« on: January 16, 2020, 02:33:12 AM »
Just got a letter from TEN Publishing that they are discontinuing the paper version of Street Rodder magazine a/o 1/2020.  Apparently they have or will shortly kill off the paper version of 19 total automotive magazines.  Don't know about you, but I prefer paper versions of car magazines vs going on line (digital versions).  Oh well, looks like Hot Rod mag. will still be around (at least for now).

General Discussion / Passenger door mirror
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:24:45 PM »
Too many close calls backing out of my garage.  It's time to install a passenger-side door rear view mirror on my '68.   Checked out various posts, but still not sure exactly how far back to mount it.   Would like to locate it similar to drivers side mirror, but not sure this would give me good side/rear visibility when sitting in the drivers seat.   Any suggestions?

Restoration / 1968 quarter window rubber seals
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:14:22 PM »
What's the best way to slide in new quarter window vertical rubber seals (weatherstrips).  I was going to wet things down with soapy water & slide them in.  Is there a better way?

Restoration / 67 convertible top hardware
« on: May 29, 2015, 06:54:31 PM »
What is the correct shade of black to use for 67 convertible top hardware?

Maintenance / 68 350 engine - how to start
« on: February 14, 2014, 06:33:55 PM »
Have a (numbers correct) 68 Camaro 350 engine that's been in a boat for years.....time to put it back in a Camaro.  It's been sitting in the boat, unstarted,  for 8/9 years.  Fuel was drained, new oil put in (years ago).  What's the best way to prepare it for cranking/starting.  Don't want to damage the cylinder walls, etc,

General Discussion / Hot August Nights
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:27:48 PM »
Anyone showing their car at Hot August Nights later this week in Reno/Sparks?

Originality / Nickey Cragar center hubs
« on: December 30, 2012, 05:32:07 AM »
Anyone have a photo of the 1968 Nickey camaro cragar wheel center hub?  Know who sells nos or repros?

Restoration / Rear Axle U Bolts
« on: November 09, 2012, 05:21:52 AM »
In 1968, were all 12 bolt rear axles equipped with two U bolts 3930054, or only those with the 396 engine?

Restoration / 68 Custom Interior Seat Emblem Backing Plate
« on: September 02, 2012, 04:45:06 PM »
For several years tried to locate new (or used) 68 custom interior seat emblem backing plates.  Finally made some up from scratch.  Fyi...if anyone needs them, they are now available from Classic Headquarters.

Originality / 1968 Rear Bumper Guards
« on: July 23, 2012, 01:22:15 AM »
Tried to read all old posts regarding small rear bumper guards.  Still confused.   Were the small rear bumper guards available on 68 camaro's?   If yes, part of a package or available stand alone?

Restoration / Control Arm Bushings
« on: July 13, 2012, 05:32:03 PM »
Need to replace control arm bushings on my 68 SS 350.  What's best to use, poly or rubber?  It's a weekend drag strip or autocrossing.

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