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Originality / Re: Witteck Tower Hose Clamps
« on: August 18, 2018, 09:54:18 PM »
I have great luck buying boxes of fasteners removed from GM 60's 70's era vehicles.... Usually find boxes for $5-$20 at flea markets, quite a few times there are RC15 rad caps and Stant Assembly line Gas Caps thrown in, last box I bought for $10 had 2 original Cowl induction relays along with really nice rear spring shackles with bolts and the original mardsen nuts. 

You be one lucky guy as I go to both small and major flea markets (Carlisle and Hershey being large) and never see boxes of fasteners being sold as you mention. I need to go where U go! LOL But do agree that when I have found some good stuff cheap its been in the $1 or $2 bins like correct battery hold downs, etc..

I bought a 9 M10 437 Ls6 distributor for $10 at Charlotte this spring on Thursday morning, then 2 NOS RS actuators and the remainder of original RS components hoses T's - RS HL washer parts, RS plastic shields and brackets for $100.   

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Maintenance / Re: Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:53:52 PM »
The NOALOX is specifically for Aluminum-Aluminum, or Aluminum-copper connections... seemingly overcomes the oxidation that happens with aluminum, so it would seemingly have no positive effect on a copper-copper joint...?

Gary,
It does not state on the bottle anything regarding Aluminum for or against.
IT STATES coat wire and fill contact surfaces of connector, wipe off excess ~ PROMOTES GOOD GROUND CONTINUITY~

Maybe it is Aluminum exclusive, however I have had NO issues with ANY electrical Gremlins - NOT INSIDE SWITCHES or ELSEWHERE since I began using it 8 years ago... NONE. Never had to wiggle a connection retighten a ground etc. I have introduced several restorers to the product and they said that they use it without fail as well.
It is a gray paste with a slight texture to it.

FWIW the original battery cables are copper plated aluminum NOT SOLID COPPER... there is yellow printing on the cable stating such.

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Restoration / Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:47:07 PM »
Headers look just like the NOS ones Beem picked up from Merle's place.

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Originality / Re: Omaha Orange
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:40:21 PM »
SWEET~ I like the Omaha Orange 69... , quite a bit different than Hugger orange.

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Originality / Re: Witteck Tower Hose Clamps
« on: August 17, 2018, 04:37:16 PM »
I have great luck buying boxes of fasteners removed from GM 60's 70's era vehicles.... Usually find boxes for $5-$20 at flea markets, quite a few times there are RC15 rad caps and Stant Assembly line Gas Caps thrown in, last box I bought for $10 had 2 original Cowl induction relays along with really nice rear spring shackles with bolts and the original mardsen nuts. 

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Mild Modifications / Re: NOS Engine
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:17:23 AM »
White vinegar works great... also CITRIC ACID comes in dry powder form used for CANNING vegetables.
One jar at Walmart is about $2 and will make about 2 gallons of rust remover solution... works like EVAPORUST and is about 25X cheaper. 

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Mild Modifications / Re: CAMEL HUMP HEADS- INSTALL 2.02/1.60 VALVES?
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:13:50 AM »
IF you look at the head and the "meat" between the two intake valves is the same as between the two exhaust valves then the head will need to be fly cut in order to unshroud the valves.

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Maintenance / Re: Fuse Box better connections
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:09:07 AM »
Brent,
I use Noalox Anti-Oxidant Electrical joint compound in all my plug connections, on all of my grounds and fuses , my customers say their lights have never been brighter...
I also use it inside column ignition switches when I refurbish them with all copper and brass contacts.

I use it on all connections where there are two metallic surfaces touching one another and transferring electricity... it prevents the build up of crystalline corrosion at the joint.
Also since using it I have not had any issue with a failed electrical connection which needed to be "wiggled"

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William, you never cease to enlighten me. The 4889 for L78,s is what I always believed. For automatics 10% or 489 is what I thought. What is your thought on L78 auto?

I thought this had been pretty well established (COPO totals included in L78 because the COPO program was based upon a modfied L78 SS package, with the exceptions list).

L78's delivered after mid April which were equipped with optional performance gear ratios 3.73 or 4.10 included HD cooling - the curved neck radiator (also referred to as the COPO radiator) this increased the charge of the optional gear ratio by 15.xx.  (HD cooling charge VO1)
This also resulted in a different ECL code for G80 on the Window Sticker.

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Kinda like the LS7 planned for 1970... 454 all aluminum...  listed as an option for the Vettes but cancelled or never went into production due to paring of the power team combos which had become EXTENSIVE by 70 for the Vette. 

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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro, Nice Start, Someone to Finish
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:22:59 AM »
If the engine and drive train were FULLY fitted prior to the car being painted it would be well worth the price...
looks like a stock subframe...
... one would be wise to price the car as though it will need TONS of repair to the firewall and chassis paint because in all likely hood nothing was pre-fitted, pre-assembled and match-marked, prior to the paint work and all that high end finishing.   
this would be typical of a first time build... everything just goes together with perfect gaps and the LS engine just automatically fits along with the power steering and air conditioning etc on a custom build.

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Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question.
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:43:45 PM »
I didn't think about the fact that the fuelies  did not have heat crossovers.

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Originality / Re: Fibre optics box on rear parcel shelf
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:41:42 PM »
I met a guy this past weekend who still has his vigilite equipped 69 L34 M21 Chevelle Fathom Green with Parchment which he ordered it new at Union Chevrolet - Union SC

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Originality / Re: Multi-Leaf Rear, E-Brake Cable Brackets
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:38:50 PM »
I remember a W stamped into at least one of mine on the Blue 69 Z.

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Research Topics & Reports / Re: Original ignition coils
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:19:11 PM »
BR is believed to be for Ballast Resistor.
Kurt
so the BR would indicate that the resistance wire or a ballast resistor must be used?

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