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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:04:38 PM »
Car looks good have come a long way...I saw the collectible offered the other day in Cali car cover and was thinking about you...I enjoyed the video.

What to do with them once they are done is a challenge- mine gets out to a local Concours once a year, some years a bit more use.

Yours may be a bit noisy for that...congratulations!


Thanks for posting Chad/Jon...not sure I will get over to the track.

I'll have my '67 "next door" at the Concours on Sunday. Weather looks hot..84 degrees for Napa on Sunday.

Tough competition with all the Corvette excitement this year...I think expectations are for 3-400 to circle the track...


Originality / Re: 67 mono springs use decals?
« on: August 21, 2012, 04:49:26 AM »
If your looking for 67 LOS 3D SB Coupe had tags..the upper half mostly intact..the lowers missing with a remaining groove from the undercoating "overspray" which remains on the springs today...ugh..


Thanks for putting that on Chad- an informative session. Now you need one for the Ford guys  ;).

Congrats on the trophy...nice to meet both Jon and Robert.


Originality / Re: Speedo cable Clips
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:14:14 AM »
My 3D LOS car was blessed with three. One was bent over...the "factory" undercoating seemed to preserve the two lower ones.

I look at wrecking yards for them as well, as one of mine is in rough shape...and I remember Lynn looking for some a while back.
Unfortunately I have never seen one on another car...


Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Monterey
« on: July 23, 2012, 08:42:43 PM »
I'll be camped at the Corkscrew (no car entry) with my son Alec Thursday- Sunday..

Jon your cars looks wonderful in paint (other thread)...I'll look for "everyone" in the paddock...


Thanks Kurt...appreciate your efforts here as well. Looks like I received an upgrade :).

Everett is much better looking than I imagined ;).

General Discussion / Re: Firewall Pad
« on: March 14, 2012, 06:47:37 PM »
Did it look like an original?  Do you know Jim?

My old one came off in pieces and was bagged long before the new one was installed. I didn't compare them side by side if thats what you mean.
The holes lined up on the heater box and the drivers side fit well all at the same time :). The material appears heavy like the original.
I deplore repop stuff and was pleased with this product. I purchased NOS or used items exclusively from Jim over a period of 7 years which is what it took to complete my thats the extent to which I know him..His product knowledge and parts availability kept me coming back...


General Discussion / Re: Firewall Pad
« on: March 14, 2012, 02:16:25 AM »
I purchased one (assume molded) for my '67 from Jim about 3 yrs ago.
It was spectacular in fit, finish and weight  ;D.

Don't recall what I paid for it..


Most of mine (3D LOS car) were covered with undercoating but looked similar to the one above when clean.
I chose "dull silver cad" for replating.


General Discussion / Re: I have a 1967 Camaro with no antenna.....
« on: February 24, 2012, 06:28:07 PM »
An AM radio may indicate a rear antenna car..should have an S on the trim tag (on the firewall) in that case..maybe the quarter hole was filled when the spoiler was added...just a thought. Or no radio car as suggested.
The spoiler would hit the antenna when trunklid open all the way. I had both in the day..antenna was a (not original) wire whip which I pushed out of the way...(Photo of my rear antenna car on homepage if unfamiliar with location...)


Maintenance / Re: 1967 350 Oil Filter: Canister vs. Spin-On
« on: January 19, 2012, 11:53:10 PM »
Is the design system capacity with canister 5qts John?


On Camaros, yes - four in the pan, one in the filter.

Thought dipstick must of gotten spoiled all the years with a spin reads about a pint low with the canister...original pan...


Maintenance / Re: 1967 350 Oil Filter: Canister vs. Spin-On
« on: January 18, 2012, 08:32:12 PM »
i had the cannister on my car after the restoration, but quickly went back to the spin on filter. very difficult to get that thin dental floss O ring to seal correctly. wasnt worth the effort IMHO>

You must have had some oddball O-ring; the correct one that comes with name-brand filter elements is square in cross-section, fits well in the groove, and seals well with an original canister. About 25 million engines used the canister oil filter, including '65-'67 big-blocks, with no field problems; I've been changing them since 1957, and have never had one leak.

I had one leak in the late 70's when I was a wee child. Oil pressure dropped suddenly after an oil change. I kept up the revs to get home..just a few miles away.. which kept the pressure up- but likely accelerated the leak!
I put the canister on now with car on lift so I can see what I am doing...and overcome the spring pressure to keep canister seated on the "quad-ring".

Is the design system capacity with canister 5qts John?


Maintenance / Re: 1967 350 Oil Filter: Canister vs. Spin-On
« on: January 17, 2012, 03:35:08 PM »
I am running a canister after my resto...seems like it takes 5 1/2 qts now to be full on the dipstick.
Didn't recall that it needed that much oil back in the day.
You have to be careful to get the Oring sealed properly during install and getting the old one out is sometimes a pain.


Restoration / Re: Who does steering box rebuilds?
« on: August 28, 2011, 01:34:07 AM »
Lares is in Cambridge Mn which is almost Michigan ;). They did nice work on my '67.

I did my '72 myself for about $39 without bearings if you want to take on the challenge.

As I stated in the link below- I always wondered how those things work and after overhauling one I still wonder :).

Here is a how to thread with embedded links and other free advice...


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