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Restoration / 5 years later........
« on: July 28, 2018, 12:49:19 AM »
A few of you may remember I was fortunate in picking up this 1967 RS L30M20 from the original owner in the summer of 2013. Numbers matching bumper to bumper.  We'll, after lots trips to the CRG page, elbow grease, and a few beers.....I' now driving her any chance I get. Stripped the bottom of the car (no under coating ever, just needed a good wire brushing & paint), new exhaust, serviced the rear, had the trans rebuilt, and preserved/rebuilt/painted/ or clear coated everything in the engine bay (did not remove) - she cleaned up pretty nice. An old re-paint from the early eighties I thought was horrendous - compounded out ok (far from perfect, but with 2 kids in college, that will wait). Only major modes are multi-leaf, dual 2.5 inch exhaust (was dual from factory), and wheels. Definitely a driver - but that 327/275 and Q-jet 750 on the highway, well.......just puts a smile on your  face.

Restoration / 1967 front fender valence design
« on: March 25, 2018, 06:15:45 PM »
Question regarding front fender lower valences. My '67 RS (LOS-11A) does not have a hole on the lower edge (100% sure its orig.)  Every reproduction and from what I'm seeing of other orig. valences of which I have several (top pic) - all have the hole. I managed to find a very nice orig. pair at a meet last fall (bottom) with no hole. Is this a LOS/NOR variation or something else? As always - that's for the help.

Restoration / Washer/Wiper Cog
« on: July 27, 2016, 01:19:31 AM »
So I needed to replace both my wiper motor and washer pump ('67) because the previous owner had Frankensteined a motor from what I think was a 60's truck and a pump that looked like a Jarvik 7 (some of you may remember what that was)  to the firewall. After attaching both aftermarket parts - I went to fit from the old wiper motor what I'll call the "washer cog"  - its a 4 pointed "star" which is 9/16 thick and is 1-1/8 tip to tip. Although it fits the shaft perfectly - it seems a little long and the washer pump housing does not fit well over it (like it would bind if activated). Looking to see if anyone can confirm the correct dimensions?  Thanks - Chris

Restoration / Orig. Battery Cables
« on: July 20, 2016, 02:12:16 AM »
So I was about to trash these since the clamps were not original and they were - well just filthy - and I was sick of looking at them - but on inspection, pretty sure the cables are orig. (p/n's 6286165 & 6290591 - '67 327). Do they make a spring  clamp that can be reattached?

Garage Talk / Appliance Plating Wheels?
« on: July 20, 2016, 01:42:45 AM »
So last weekend I found a matched set of 4 torque-thrust looking wheels on C/L. After I got them home and spent a few hours getting them cleaned up (whatever they were on -pretty sure it was sunk up to the axles) and the old rubber off  - I was able to get a   good look at the backs - I think they are from a manufacturer by the name of Appliance Plating or "AP" - but not sure since I've never heard of them (comparing to Ansen, ET, American Racing, etc.) and there's limited information out there. They cleaned up really nice (must have been the mud) and seem to be of good quality. The only stampings on the back are "A JAPAN 9 27".....thoughts or memories?

I have the entire drive train out of my '67 L30/M20 and thought I'd get a few comments on what I should look to repair/replace while I have lots of room to work. Car is getting a new clutch (all associated parts like flywheel, bell housing, linkage, Saginaw, Hurst,  etc. rehabbed) I also installed new manifold flange studs. What else? Oil pan gasket? - Do I need go thru jacking the engine up to remove the pan?  Rear main is not leaking at all. Thoughts? Thanks.

Restoration / 1967 Tranmission cross member orientation
« on: August 02, 2015, 02:26:14 AM »
So in my haste to remove the transmission cross member from my '67 (4 speed) - I failed to notice which side is forward (or aft?)
There's a single hole in the center section near the 2 main mounting holes - and also 2 smaller ones on one  side and a single directly across from those on the other side. Curious what these are for and what direction should the cross member be in for reinstallation? Thanks.

Restoration / '67 L30 Air Cleaner
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:14:44 PM »
Q: Air cleaner paint color and where it should be applied?  '67 L30 LOS car w/A.I.R.
Just finished stripping the air cleaner which had been painted black multiple times. The repaints had been applied to the inside of the base (all over the spark arrestor, etc) and the underside of the lid which does not look right . Anyone with a few pics or direction on what should/should not be painted?
Thanks - Chris

General Discussion / 1969 COPO - Owner looking for info.
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:06:46 AM »
Could be the makings of an interesting story if that's what it really is.....

Restoration / Bumper Finish
« on: June 23, 2014, 12:55:52 AM »
Looking for coating suggestions for the back side of a bumper. Recrome is not part of the plan right now - really just looking to stop any further damage. Driver car. Outside finish is pretty good (not perfect) - but matches all the other 47 year old chrome. Thanks

Restoration / Fuel Line - '67 L30 w/Q-Jet
« on: June 16, 2014, 01:38:14 AM »
So while replacing the fuel lines on my '67 L30 - I apparenty didn't pay close attention to the diameter of the fuel line  from the tank to the pump (this is what I get for working on the car at 1:00 a.m.), ordered and installed a 3/8" line only to discover today when comparing it to the line from the pump to the carb - that the originals are  both 5/16". So I now have 3/8 into the pump and 5/16 out into the the carb - will this cause problems? Pump is stock. Carb is stock Q-Jet for L30/275. Stupid mistake that I'm going to correct - but will this cause problems in the short run to the the pump, carb, etc? Thanks - Chris

General Discussion / 2014 Z28's sold out.
« on: April 24, 2014, 08:49:56 PM »

Restoration / Treating inside of rocker rails & the snow is gone!
« on: April 11, 2014, 02:38:44 AM »
Ok. So while cleaning up the area in the lower-forward wheel wheels (rust around one of those little plastic plugs) - I got to thinking, has anyone addressed getting some rust preventative down inside the length of the rocker rails? How? What did you use?  I can see down in there a little and it doesn't look too bad - but some surface rust for sure. Doesn't seem to be any way to get the scale and grit  (and I think a few seed shells from the varmits) out of their either.

p.s.  - just marked it on the calendar, April 10th .....last of the snow melted here today in southern NH.  However, the big lake further north - Winnepesaukee  - is still covered w/ice. I envy all the talk of the shows down South as I'm still garage bound!

Originality / 327 L30 Intake Manifold date
« on: March 10, 2014, 01:18:03 PM »
Q for the group:  Would a casting date of "I86" (Sept) on the intake manifold of a '67 11A LOS  L30 build be too far out of range?
Looking to determine if I have a transplant.

1969 - Orphans / 9N671997 - trans, was 69 Camaro Z28 and SS 4sp parts.
« on: March 08, 2014, 12:51:54 PM »
Nothing too remarkable here - but the VIN is listed for the Z shifter so maybe a match out there somewhere. CT Craigslist.

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