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General Discussion / Re: Just bored and wondering ?
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:16:36 PM »
I could have purchased the original L78 short block for my 70 Nova. I traced the car back a couple owners and it was a speed shop that had it.
Since they knew I had the car they put a premium price on it. Problem is they decked the numbers off and I couldn't justify the price tag without the numbers. Plus the top end was gone, Heads, intake, dist. and carb.
Only info I got out of it was the Cast date which was unusually early.
So I'm sure there are other orphan blocks that will never make it to the list due to machining.

Originality / Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:42:24 AM »
When this procedure was taped out at the factory it was done fast. So to reproduce correctly do it fast with little care of how it turns out.

Restoration / Re: Norwood stickers
« on: December 01, 2017, 03:22:07 PM »
Just because they are next door doesn't mean it will be done as the factory did it. You have to decide if you want it done right or just installed.
The most skill and patiance is in removing the old quarters without cutting into other parts such as the brace supports.
Body shops are all about just getting it done and move on.

Maintenance / Re: Hot resistance wire
« on: September 12, 2017, 04:21:52 PM »
Key on, points open, not a problem. Key on, points closed (making contact) makes the + wire hot.

Maintenance / Re: Vacuum Noise
« on: September 07, 2017, 03:36:16 PM »
If its coming from inside the venturi area it OK. The engine is pulling air and fuel through the carb circuits.

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:21:46 PM »
I could try and Advance the timing a bit, right now I believe I'm eight degrees before top dead center on the marker... but it could be less than that I would have to check again

How far Advanced would you suggest I go?

Go with 36 degrees total. Disconnect and plug  Vac. advance before setting total then reconnect.

Maintenance / Re: Vapor lock?
« on: June 26, 2017, 05:37:11 PM »
There is no heat riser valve in a header system. Is your Ign. timing correct and not retarded? I would also heat shield the metal fuel line where it passes the header tube.
You could also block the heat riser passage in the intake but with this set-up it should not be necessary.

Restoration / Re: 67 Std vs. Dlx door lock mechanism
« on: June 21, 2017, 03:14:01 PM »
Scott are the panels 1/4 of an inch thicker or are the shafts longer for the different design lever?
I'm not arguing with you since you have the comparisons in your hands just trying to figure this out.

Restoration / Re: 67 Std vs. Dlx door lock mechanism
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:23:58 PM »
The only difference I can see is on the door release shaft. The Deluxe are drilled and tapped for a handle retainer screw instead of the horse shoe clip.
The Late (last day 67 production) Camaro I Had, the factory installed Deluxe panels with standard door parts. They fit fine.

Restoration / Re: 67 Std vs. Dlx door lock mechanism
« on: June 19, 2017, 01:38:39 PM »
I don't believe there is a difference in 67.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« on: June 02, 2017, 05:42:14 PM »
My DZ block was a 0421 but the previous casting # block. Must have mixed in on that day.

Restoration / Re: Source for 302 cylinder heads
« on: April 14, 2017, 05:37:15 PM »
If your pulling a loaded horse trailer where ever you go the hard seats would be advised.
Only heavily loaded engines will benefit from the seats.

I think it looks like crap. Have no idea what the factory was thinking when they did that.

General Discussion / Re: I'm pretty sure this is illegal.
« on: March 21, 2017, 03:54:13 PM »
They wont care.

Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Rubber Bumpers
« on: March 13, 2017, 02:52:44 PM »
Ebay. For stupid money.

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