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General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: Today at 08:39:50 PM »

Jackpot!  I think you are correct.

Good idea on the Ph.  I wonder what a good "range" would be?

He Told me over the phone & I have them in my notes at home. It was a tight range and requires ordering some or finding some stripes that are not generic and yet easy to read.

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: Today at 04:54:10 PM »
I think the flakes might be "SALTS" precipitation, Filter them out with a coffee filter- one possible "solution" (Pun intended!)
I need to purchase some Ph testing strips to keep tabs on my concentration levels and "sweeten" the solution periodically to maintain effectiveness.


Garage Talk / Pace Car Duty
« on: Today at 02:26:53 AM »

I had the distinct pleasure of driving Ken & Marylou in My 69 Camaro Pace Car Convertible this weekend (2018 Bremerton Armed Forces day parade, We were unit "A-3" hosted by the Kitsap Credit Union (Where my Wife works) also riding was Elliot Craigg the soon to be retired CEO of Kitsap Credit Union.

Ken is pretty spry & sharp for 95 y/o, Link to his story above.

We owe a LOT to this generation.

Just a sample of Camaro'ing for the community.


Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:06:05 PM »
I remember back in the day using a green oil. I don,t remember it being called Brad Penn. We discussed then that it got darker quicker. The appearance of oil signaled a change since most people did not change by mileage.


General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: May 21, 2018, 07:03:23 PM »
I know he mentioned that using HARD water instead of distilled water can cause surface finish streaking, & maintaining your ph range is critical to the solutions effectiveness.

Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:20:15 PM »
A-arm shields, Soap & water, gentile nylon brush then a little Welseys (sp) and 303 cleaner followed up with a Napa tire dressing. I did need to replace the damaged pass side, just traced and cut out from some masticated rubber that has been discussed on the site in another thread.   

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:38:14 PM »
I have a quart on order (ZINC Version)

I will post some pics before and after & in process. (Hood, Hinges, Hood Hinge springs, Clutch Z-bar, Hood Latch & Catch, Heater hose inner fender clamp.)

Tech Link


Restoration / Re: 69 fuel line sleeve
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:49:58 AM »
04C LOS Z11 w/ measurements


General Discussion / Re: 25 Camaros For Sale at Estate Sale
« on: May 14, 2018, 04:03:48 AM »

That is going to be one very fun car and like how Jon is working it that as a "fun car to drive." Love them 68Z's!

I second THAT !!


Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: May 07, 2018, 12:04:22 AM »
I purchased a replacement (USED) 403 re-usable condition alum S.B. Bellhousing at a local swap meet.
I gave it a cleaning in the solvent tank, then a low pressure blasting in a Glass Bead cabinet, Purposely left "some" orig orange overspray, found little to none down low. Interesting; chased threads but found the original pivot very worn & removal required propane heat to the front side and candle wax to wick and act as penetrant to get it to release its grip on the threads. Nice little pop & out it came. I gave the alum a wash down with Alum cleaner (acid) DX rinse and then the Alum DX-501 conditioner brightener- Bam Looks good for my use. New pivot, boot and fork.
Was  fun little project


Nicely Done Sir!
One of my Fav cars here!

I MUST have a sickness, I am digging the correct overspray of the body color on the underside  of the hood.

I vote for magnet on tail pan.


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Decoding tag
« on: April 29, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »

NO first gen ('67-69) had those (Z28) stripes from the factory except the Z28....

....and the '69 Z11   ;D

NO first gen ('67) had those (Z28) stripes from the factory except the Z28....

I am sure Gary meant this, He would not Leave US Hugger Orange & White Cars out,,,,, ALL HAIL ORANGE


I bought a Large version of this incorrectly labeled 67 as it is a 68 w/ locks

Great project  Original Poster of the thread.


Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:04:56 AM »
Been a Very slow start to Spring so I have been working on a few indoor items.

Rear qtr windows, Lot of Evapo Rust, elbow grease, wire brush, steel wool, silicone lube, lithium lube, Boe-SHield T9, Rubber dressing, Soap & Water, etc.

Restoration / Re: SB water pump kits
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:28:55 AM »
Special Driver machined to contact THREE surfaces at same time to provide uniform drive.
The a) stationary flange b) Spring loaded seal c) The nose of the dynamic portion of the seal.

Samples, I like the Long pumps as the bodies are beefed up, I think in 1972 GM revised the waterpump bodies which use a larger shaft and bearing combination, so you have to be careful which kit you order. The squatty short pumps MUST be supported by the body not the legs, Don't ask,,See my numbers matching Z28 pump I shattered!

I saw a fellow in or at the Prtland Ore Swap meet in April and he sells the seals in addition to the Kits
Arg!!! I lost the business Card, CRUD!


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