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Originality / Steering Coupler Nuts
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:07:14 PM »
I cleaned up a original steering coupler for a 1968 Camaro, however the nuts and lock washers were missing. I've seen the parts vendors selling replacements in what I believe is gold cadmium plating, zinc plating or a combination of both. What is correct? Thank Paul

Originality / Re: 1968 Camaro Power Steering Hose Bracket?
« on: January 14, 2020, 02:26:26 AM »
I'll try and determine the original finish, clean it up and reinstall it. Thanks for the replies

 You must have that assembly manual memorized. Mine is frayed, covers missing, pages curled and I still get cross eyed looking through it. Thanks for the info

Originality / 1968 Camaro Power Steering Hose Bracket?
« on: January 14, 2020, 01:29:24 AM »
This Steering box originated on a 1968 Chevelle. This hose bracket was on it when I removed it from the Chevelle. It had the correect date code so I had it rebuilt to Camaro specs.. They reistalled the bracket after they rebuilt it. Did Camaros have that bracket on it or was it specific to a 1968 Chevelle? Thanks

General Discussion / Re: What is this fuel pump ?
« on: December 26, 2019, 10:04:39 PM »
Wow, Classic Industries lists the repo for $441. Was thinking about up grading to that pump since I hot rodded my motor. At that price I think I'll get by with the 396/375 pump.

General Discussion / Re: 67 gauge Bezel
« on: December 23, 2019, 05:52:18 PM »
Well, If somebody has come up with a way to accurately replicate the factory I'm all ears. I've heard, it turned out good, it is close, looks pretty good, but have yet to hear it turned out perfect looks just like the factory.

General Discussion / Re: 67 gauge Bezel
« on: December 20, 2019, 08:36:31 PM »
The best option explained to me was to have the original bezel chromed at one of the companies that chromes plastic. I talked to a rep. about doing it. He said they would chrome the entire bezel and then repaint the painted surfaces. They couldn't chrome just the flat surfaces, that was 10 years ago. He wouldn't give me a price with out seeing the piece. I wasn't sure what the quality of the final product was going to be so I didn't move forward.

General Discussion / Re: 67 gauge Bezel
« on: December 20, 2019, 02:53:16 AM »
I used the chrome appliques the Camaro houses are selling. I'm not excited with the results. They are a little wider than the original surface and the longevity of the adhesive is suspect, just sitting on the dining room table for a couple weeks they started lifting. I have old bezel maybe I'll try the testers paint. The guys on Youtube sure have great results with those chrome pens. I saw one guy that had a Quart can and was applying it with a large paint brush, it sure looked good. Must have been creative editing.

Maintenance / Re: Holly choke
« on: December 19, 2019, 11:08:50 PM »
Do you need the choke to work or do you want the rod for aesthetics? I just had a 1972 Holley 800 DP/ spreadbore with a mechanical choke rebuilt by a individual the builds racing/performance carbs. He as well as the man that built my motor(431ci) said a choke is not necessary. I ask because the rebuilder returned all the choke part with the carb. There is a lever that rides on a shaft that the choke rod rides attaches to and operates the butterfly. On my carb the butterfly and operating rod has been removed. I reinstalled the rod from the manifold to the aforementioned lever so it apears the choke is connected and working. If you remove the air breather the smart people will notice the disception. 

As an aside I drove 355 small block with single plane tall victor jr. 306 duration 540 lift mechanical camshaft and 750DP on the street for years with no choke and it started and ran fine. Never tried it in 30 degree weather though. 

General Discussion / Re: 69 original rear bumper identification
« on: December 17, 2019, 01:04:02 AM »
Just google Automotive bumper rechroming you'll get some hits. The companies have a jig they use to straighten the bumpers before rechroming. If you attend any of the large swap meets usually there are rechomers that bring bumpers they have already rechromed for resale.

General Discussion / Re: 1967 Z for sale ?
« on: November 20, 2019, 10:14:13 PM »
If you were attaching the vin to a NEW body, I would think the last thing you would want to do would be attach it out of kilter and draw attention to it. If you were doing a rebody the hole would already be there from GM.

Originality / Re: Turn signal shaft knob?
« on: November 20, 2019, 01:21:59 AM »
I believe a 2 part epoxy would work. I wasn't sure if the poor fit was because I purchased a poor reproduction knob or that is the way they are all made.

I'm sure you could have a original rechromed, but NOS(service replacements) are readily available on E-Bay for $20 or so. Either way you would be where I am, attaching a repo knob. Thanks Paul

Originality / Turn signal shaft knob?
« on: November 19, 2019, 10:08:53 PM »
I bought a NOS turn signal shaft 3909580 for my 68 Camaro. I need to install the knob, after I paint it blue, black is all that's available. I thought the knob was pressed on the stalk, but the one I ordered just drops on with no resistance. Are they glued on? The diameter of the knob is a tad larger where it meets the shaft. Is it supposed to be a flush, smooth transition to the shaft? Thanks Paul

I did a search, not much on the tantalizing topic of turn signal shafts.

Restoration / Glove box liner
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:57:32 PM »
I need to order a new glove box liner for 68 Camaro. The prices vary from $14.99 all the way to $82.00 Seems like quite a spread on pricing.
 Anybody bought one recently and can make a recommendation? Thanks Paul

Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro small hole in firewall
« on: November 10, 2019, 04:13:16 AM »
It looks like the little hole below the back up light hole. I had a 67RS with a 3 speed and it had a 1" rubber plug with 2 terminals in the large hole above the little one which were back up lights. Don't know what that little hole would be for. It's a Norwood car.

Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro small hole in firewall
« on: November 10, 2019, 02:22:38 AM »
It could be #11, but the hole is not quite that big. It looks like a hole for a sheet metal screw that never got a screw. A mystery! Thanks for the help.

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