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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...not as advertised
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:52:39 AM »
Carpet appears to be black, the rest looks blue. Owner does not know how to take photos and does not understand white balance.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z/28 Radiator Core - Source?
« on: July 24, 2018, 03:16:23 PM »
I've had Glen-Ray do work for me and the quality was excellent. They do have NOS cores in stock at times, and some used tanks as well.

Originality / Re: Correct starter brace for '68 small block ???
« on: May 18, 2018, 12:24:49 PM »
I have two small blocks and they are like the second pic and not slotted. If you look at service replacements they are slotted like Chick said.

Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:45:21 PM »
Spectro Motor Guard has 1800 PPM zinc and phosphorous.

Maintenance / Re: Ignition Coil Bench Test
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:47:17 AM »
Just put the info out there. Ask a specialist in that business who knows the details.

Originality / Re: 1967 Survivor
« on: May 07, 2018, 01:57:41 AM »
I may be wrong but I think parchment could have came with gold, or red, or a standard interior. Black may have been default if the exterior color was something with out a matching interior color. I am pretty sure I have seen parchment blue in a blue car. An example would a white car with parchment would have black while red car could have a red dash,etc.
I own, and presently have Parchment 67's of others. Parchment and black only; no other colors were available in combination with  Parchment/Black. What you have seen is an abomination of originality.

General Discussion / Re: Real Trim/Cowl Tag ?
« on: April 30, 2018, 12:56:56 AM »
I am surprised as it looks lightly embossed and has a weird grain texture to it. Shows ya what I know. I was going to take a ride today and maybe go see it. We know it has incorrect things like exhaust and back wheels, maybe all the wheels.
 Wonder if I will be able to see the VIN on the engine and trans? Not going to look at ANYTHING else unless I get good shots of the VINS. Will update if I go. It's about an hour and 20 from me. Maybe 10 minutes more or less either way. The flash blew on my nice Sony camera a couple days ago  :'(. Second one to do that, exact same model. Here is the video..   Danny

The adjacent firewall areas are also grainy, not just the TT.

The picture of the 68 engine above you can see the lift point back by the distributor. All engines I've ever seen had lift hooks, Left front & right rear...Joe
No lift brackets in 67:

Garage Talk / Re: Restoring black plastic/vinyl trim
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:42:47 AM »
If you clean those parts very well with Dawn, followed by wax and grease remover, you could paint them with black SEM after using an AP(adhesion promoter). Go to their website or talk to your local jobber that carries it. Not all jobbers know what they are talking about. Any questions, call SEM directly.

Garage Talk / Re: Restoring black plastic/vinyl trim
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:35:31 AM »
What parts are you talking about specifically? "Plastic" does not apply to all parts. Been in the business for decades and every part requires a different procedure. Some just cannot be saved.

Originality / Re: Floor pan color
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:50:40 PM »
I use PPG AUE LG black(low gloss)360, correct 30% gloss. It is in the commercial line. High solids so it required reduction to achieve the finish desired. Many don't know about it because not all PPG jobbers carry it. Excellent product line and less expensive than the automotive line. I don't use PPG DPLF since they dropped the old DP line.

Restoration / Re: Repair or replace fenders
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:15:06 AM »
I'm a mechanic not a body man.
The previous six jobs I've done were hacked by other shops, and all their work needed to be redone. The job depends on how the car will be driven. value, and storage.

Restoration / Re: Repair or replace fenders
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:32:10 PM »
I've done six first gens in the past 5 years. Two fenders were late NOS, one was a repro, the rest were assembly line take offs. Late NOS needed a day labor each to correct issues. Take-offs needed the back brace cut to re-arch the fenders to align perfectly with rocker, a very common issue. Repro came with car and brand is unknown. It fit well except for very top of door to fender. Matched the rocker better than any GM product.

Fit is all over the map and varies by manufacturer. Some parts fit very well, and then the company changes sources and the fit and quality is awful. I just went through this with a CHL Dutchman panel that used to be great, now they're trash. Picked up a Dynacorn panel and it was fine.

I'll fix an assembly line take-off first. Tony at Muscle Car Metal presently swears by Dynacorn. But that could change in this industry.

Originality / Re: Laminate or not?
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:34:23 PM »
Never laminate. Use proper methods and storage products. Call a local conservator if you have any questions.

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