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Mild Modifications / Disc brakes
« on: April 27, 2022, 01:26:53 AM »
I had the front drum brakes replaced with disc today. After driving it a bit I noticed the back brakes are the only ones that are locking up when I try to stop quick. The master cylinder was replaced with the one for disc brakes. The brakes were bled properly.

Do I need to change the proportioning valve?
The mechanic who changed it only does brakes and is very knowledgeable, but not sure how to handle this?

Help please!

Maintenance / Rear end whine from 40 to 60 MPH
« on: March 16, 2021, 09:36:59 PM »
Well I've had the gears changed three times in my 67 12 bolt rear end and each time it has whined. The first hack did a bad job and they were not set up correctly. Started whining at 20mph.
 The secound mechanic set them up perfectly according to him and they whined around 50-55 mph until I changed the gear oil to Syntheticoil,  (Lucas 80/90) as he suggested and they became much louder and started at 45 mph. He claims there must be something wrong with the rear end housing. Gave my money back and does not want to do them again

Yukon says not so, just not set up properly.

Next guy same thing only worse.  He claimed no whine while on the rack, so it must be something else besides rear end!

New gears, crush sleve etc, each time. 3.31 gears

Is it possble they don't know how to set up and old rear end?

Sure would like to hear the radio while cruising. Hopeing to do a part of route 66 this year. Suggestions appreciated, Located in Central Louisiana

Maintenance / Rear end whine from 40 to 60 MPH
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:15:16 PM »
Guys I need some help please. I bought a used 67 12 bolt for my camaro and had it installed with new gears, bearings and one new axle. The rear end has had a whine between 40  and 60 mph. Youy can play with the throttle and make the whine come and go.

I've since had the gears and bearings repalced twice and a new posi unit installed. Three different mechanics replaced the gears and bearings, they all had years of experince on rear end gears.

What else can be causing the noise? Maybe a bad axle? 

I plan on taking this car on a road trip on Route 66 and would love to hear the radio instead of the rear end whine.

Suggestions please, short of replacing the whole rear end. The transmission has been rebuilt recently also.

Thanks in advance

Dale Kerr

Maintenance / Washer pump issue
« on: May 03, 2020, 03:46:17 PM »
I recently replaced my wore out washer pump with an after market replacement it worked fine for a few days, then it sprayed whenever the wipers were turned on. I unplugged the wires to it, made no difference, still sprayed when wipers were running.
. So I sent the pump back an purchased an NOS unit, installed same issue 1967 with 68 style pump. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks Dale Kerr

Maintenance / Water pump pulley size
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:12:45 PM »
I have a 67 with sbc motor and  I added vintage air. Since adding the air the car runs hot up to 230 degrees while sitting idling  after 10 minutes or so. It never gets above 190 while driving at highway speeds. The car has a new 3 core aluminum radiator with shroud, new 7 blade fan and clutch. I noticed that the crankshaft and water pump pulleys are the same size.

I can rev the motor rpm up and bring the temperature down.

My question is would possibly  changing the crankshaft pulley to a larger size or putting a smaller water pump pulley solve my running hot while idling issue?

Yes the timing is set correctly.

Opinions please

Thanks in advance

Dale Kerr

Maintenance / Fuel pump
« on: October 02, 2019, 09:41:22 PM »
My clear glass fuel filter goes dry after setting for an hour or so? When I go to start the car after setting a few days it will start right away then die, it then takes a bit to get it restarted. It will start fine with no issues after warmed up.

Yesterday while taking a long trip (150 miles) it started cutting out like starving for fuel on the way back, when getting down on it a bit, after 3k RPM. Could this be a sign the fuel pump is getting weak. The pump is about 10-15 years old maybe.

Thanks in advance

Dale Kerr

General Discussion / Distrubtor raised to high?
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:15:30 AM »
I took my 67 327 to a local old school mechanic  to change the oil pan gasket, check the rear seal and stop a transmission leak, Muncie. I also asked him to adjust the valves.

When I picked it up, he said he took care of the leaks and it was also leaking at the distrubtor. He claimed he fixed all the leaks also replaced the rear seal.

Well the passenger side valve were now ticking? I took it back to him to check the rockers again.

Well the rear seal continued to leak and the rockers ticked. So I took it to another mechanic. He pulled the oil pan, found metal in the pan and the rear seal in backwards. Then pulled the valve covers and found very little oil coming to the passenger side  rockers? He thought I had a collapsed hydraulic lifter or another issue. Next he pulled the distributor and found six gaskets stacked  on it?

Raising the distrubtor over 1/4 inch. He replaced the lifters and put it back together. Removed all but one gasket on the dust.  We now had oil like we needed to the rockers

I have now driven the car about 20 miles, the oil pressure now goes to zero while idling and the motor is starting to sound like a deseil. Afraid to drive it anymore?

Could the distrubtor being raised have cut off the oil to the lifters and main bearings?

Sorry so long. Note my oil pressure has dropped from 60 cold to 40 psi and goes to zero after hot and idling.

Apparently I drove the car about 200 miles with very little oil coming to the

Mild Modifications / Replacement hood
« on: September 22, 2018, 01:09:44 AM »
 I want to change my hood to an SS hood. I recently drove 200 miles and picked up an original. When I took it to the body shop they sent it off to be sandblasted. When it came back it showed a bunch of waves and dents. They suggest I purchase an after market hood, said there would be to much bondo.

Any suggestions on which brands are best .
Good mark
Golden Star

Suggestions please I know original metal is always best, but donít feel like waiting for months or years to find a good used one.

Maintenance / 1967 Camaro horn relay
« on: July 21, 2018, 01:51:11 PM »
I am attempting to get everything working on my 67 as it should. Question is did all 67s come with a key buzzer. My horn relay has no wire for it and I canít find one in the wiring harness?

I owned two 68s before and they both had the buzzer.

Thanks in advance. This site has helped me tremendously!

1968 - Orphans / 1968 MS block on Ebay
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:01:14 AM »
Your block is on eBay 18N445322

Mild Modifications / Installing Vintage Air
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:50:32 PM »
While prepping for my new Ac unit I noticed that I am going to have an issue, the rack and pinion steering pump that was added is on the second crank pulley. If I move it to the third groove it will not work, the alternator belt will be hitting the pump big time.

Question does anyone make a three groove short water pump pulley? I have searched and found none for the short water pump. Maybe another year etc will solve my issue.  This way I could put the AC on that pulley and solve my issue?

Any suggestions 67 sac short water pump.

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