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General Discussion / Re: orange big block valve covers
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:18:43 AM »
Thank you.

General Discussion / Re: orange big block valve covers
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:04:29 AM »
If I remember correctly, all 1969 passenger car big blocks (except the 396/265 and the 427/335 in the full size cars) got chrome valve covers.

Ed, Any idea where I could verify that info, I have a 396/350 and I'm looking to install the correct valve covers, thanks.

General Discussion / Big Block Valve Covers
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:55:18 AM »
I have a 1969 SS with a 396ci. What would be the correct valve cover ? Chrome or Chevy orange, was it an option ? Thanks for any feed back !

Maintenance / Re: I broke it ! Don't think it's the clutch.
« on: May 30, 2017, 10:40:21 PM »
I'll admit, I got off the train at about 1975 and never got back on or moved forward. I think they call that Old School. Unless things have changed, back then there were 3 type pressure plates for a single disc chevy clutch. Diaphragm ( most common) and (2) 3 finger type, Borg&Beck and Long. Never knew what the origin of those were? Just accepted that fact. The 3 fingers were preferable for racing.

Back around 1981, I decide that my perfectly working Scheifer diaphragm plate (which was warped concave) needed replaced. I put in a B&B style plate with a new "Zoom" disc. Got it all sorted out and wanted to show this thing off to a buddy. We are at a light on a four lane and when it turns green, I drop the hammer. My car would put down some hellacious posi stripes usually 100 ft. Or more. This day it was hooking up good though. I come up to the next turn off and push on the clutch to down shift. Nothing! Still had pressure plate feel, but the car would not down shift. So I cram on the brakes harder and slow enough to come up to the lh turn lane. The car stalls! What the heck? I put her in neutral, start her up, and I cannot get it into any gear. I shut it off, put it in 1st ,start it in gear, and limp the thing home. I get the clutch torn down. My new Zoom disc has 3 spring steel paddles and that is it!! All the lining on both sides of the disc are completely shredded off! Gone! No lining. I can see toward the rear underside something fuzzy looking. Back on the rear axle housing, the 2 turbo mufflers and the underside lip of the tail panel is this shredded fine textured fiberglasss looking material that used to be my clutch lining. Now I know your car is not a big block, nor is it H.O., but it is possible, by what you describe, that something failed in that area ? You won't know till you tear it down. But this is why I say clutch. Good luck
You are absolutely right, I need to tear it down. It's something I have never experienced with a clutch before, not your normal blown clutch. On the other hand why do you think it's not a BB ? Thanks.

Maintenance / Re: I broke it ! Don't think it's the clutch.
« on: May 30, 2017, 11:11:46 AM »
I have blown-up a clutch before, sending pieces through the bottom of the bell housing and not my leg but this seems completely different. Thanks.

Garage Talk / Re: Vintage Camaro Magazine Ads and Such
« on: May 30, 2017, 03:04:12 AM »
WOW, nice job !! Thank you.

Maintenance / Re: Hot start, electrical issues.
« on: May 30, 2017, 02:47:32 AM »
I had the starter rebuilt by someone who deals in just that. Never had a problem again ! good luck.

Maintenance / Re: I broke it ! Don't think it's the clutch.
« on: May 30, 2017, 02:17:52 AM »
I haven't had any issues before this... Clutch and flywheel being conflicted sound right, unable to shift while engine is running, only able to change gears is while motor is off BUT over torqued bolts. I guess I'll have to wait and see, can't get to it for a bit. Thanks.

Maintenance / I broke it ! Don't think it's the clutch.
« on: May 30, 2017, 01:03:40 AM »
Hi Guys, I've done most everything to my car except the clutch and tranny... Coming back from a ride, throwing 2nd to 3rd gear the shiftier locked up. No movement at all !The only way I could get into neutral or move the shiftier into any gear was to shut the engine off. So stuck in the middle of no where, I had to shut down, put it into 1st then start the car in 1st gear until it got me going. 1st gear all the way home... >:( Anyone have any ideas ?? Thanks.

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