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General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro RS Z/28 OO
« on: June 15, 2021, 11:57:43 PM »
So Danny is that your trailer its hooked up to? Did you buy it?

Garage Talk / Re: Cougar or Firebird
« on: May 27, 2021, 03:00:19 AM »
Love the Trans Am and have driven a RA IV one. Would definitely take the Trans Am. I remember the variable ratio steering being exceptionally quick, the car being very neutral & responsive, as compared to my 69 SS Camaro. Have not driven an Eliminator but have seen a few up close, one was here in town for a very long time but haven't seen it in years. Nice looking cars but the Trans Am had torque and handled very well.

General Discussion / Re: Dwell Meters
« on: April 03, 2021, 03:29:53 AM »
 Seems some vehicles have a problem with a breakerless without a filter? See here; I like the stock points plus its way easier to set them up on my Sun distributor machine with points. I don't have the set-up for breakerless for my distributor machine.

General Discussion / Re: Dwell Meters
« on: April 02, 2021, 04:26:02 AM »
I'm still running stock points, seems my stock tach didn't like the Lectric-Limited breakerless setup. Consistently off on rpm.

Maintenance / Re: Head Gasket Steel Shim Style
« on: March 12, 2021, 01:19:38 PM »
Chuck; Aren't the 3830711 chevy steel gaskets .021"? If so that would be ideal at .022" in the hole. I was .018" in the hole and went with .028" gaskets. Runs great at 12.5-13.5 afr no detonation.

Maintenance / Re: 1969 clutch safety switch
« on: October 20, 2020, 11:51:57 AM »
Had a similar problem ended up replacing the main harness. I never tore into the harness to identify the problem but would bet it was at the fuse block power bus. I'd concentrate there and the terminals internal to the fuse block body.  I would take a look here;

Maintenance / Re: 396 L34 hard to start when hot
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:04:04 PM »
Allen so the resistance wire to the Petronix is in place? The hot 12V wire from the starter to coil is intact? If I remember correctly Petronix units caused stock tach issues but starting issues would only be if its not wired correctly for cranking voltage to coil. I would recheck the Petronix set-up requirements for your unit.

General Discussion / Re: 302 intake gaskets
« on: September 30, 2020, 11:49:56 AM »
Are you running with the exhaust crossover open? I block mine with a piece of steel sheet. Often wondered why anyone leaves the crossover open. I bend the choke rod to run full open and it looks stock but I don't have 400 degree exhaust heat running under the carb.
Just wondering what others do.

Originality / Re: Correct fan clutch
« on: September 20, 2020, 01:26:39 AM »
Interesting nothing listed in the 1967-69 Camaro Cooling Systems section. What changed after Dec 17, 1968?
The AIM lists the part numbers as 3937780, 3937782, and 4939899; the service part was 3937781.


General Discussion / Re: Single post car storage lifts
« on: August 08, 2020, 01:10:33 AM »
I've only seen one single post lift, IIRC it was made by Atlas but not for storage?

General Discussion / Re: Camaro sunoco 1969 tribut
« on: July 24, 2020, 01:12:31 AM »
Yes what tire and wheel combination do you have there?

General Discussion / Re: Clutch for 69 Z
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:58:31 AM »
Centerforce II kit resurfaced flywheel. Light pedal smooth engagement. I've used 3 of them over the years.

General Discussion / Re: Clutch for 69 Z
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:21:21 AM »
Center force clutch here and appreciate the light pedal. Didn't like the McCleod at all; higher pedal resistance and didn't like the engagement just never felt smooth.

Restoration / Re: Door Weatherstripping Opinions
« on: June 26, 2020, 07:36:57 PM »
I like the Classic Industries OER Latex roof rail weatherstrip, they didn't have latex door weatherstrip. So a mixed set door is still a little hard to shut, but seals are best for minimal air noise and water leak at top corner. Sauron has commented before about removing the door stops and putting a ratchet strap around the hole body and allowing seal to take a set over X number days? Maybe he can comment more on that.

General Discussion / Re: C.I Exhasut Manifolds, paint or no paint
« on: June 04, 2020, 11:27:02 PM »
I would second the recommendation for "Eastwood Factory Gray Hi-Temp Coating" is holding up well. easy to apply and bake in. Color is pretty close to as cast.

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