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General Discussion / Re: Car For Sale
« on: Today at 03:16:54 AM »
No idea on the value, but I sure like the description ... PG I assume?  black std interior?

Mild Modifications / Hone-o-drive unit on ebay...
« on: July 14, 2018, 12:24:56 PM »
I haven't seen one of these for sale in a long long time...  Back when our cars were new, these were the way that one could have their cake (acceleration gears) and eat it too (and drive the car on the highway)... :)

Garage Talk / Re: Ok you Hugger Orange fanatics, this is for you....
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:41:29 AM »
No gassers at this address!  :)   I sold my Henry J after owning it 25 yrs to make a space for the '60 Corvette (and that was 20 yrs ago)... :)

Garage Talk / Re: Ok you Hugger Orange fanatics, this is for you....
« on: July 11, 2018, 02:54:11 AM »
It's going to be a museum if I don't get some cars finished!  :)  Today I worked across town with a friend putting a '59 Corvette body on a new 'corvette corrections' chassis.. Tomorrow he's supposed to assist me completing a couple of items on my '57 Nomad, so I'm always working on something, but it seems individual cars don't get finished..  Oh yeah, last week I spent getting the '70 Mach I from it's 33 yr hibernation, cleaned up a little (except for the snake), and moved into better storage.. Now I'm being distracted thinking about all the things I need to be doing to it!  And I still have the '60 Corvette engine to finish and install as well as the DZ motor to renew the bearings/rings and reinstall it in the '69...   (I need a few more things to do).. :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Camaro BOM
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:56:39 AM »
I'm sure GM maintained BOMs for their products when they were building them, but I've never seen a copy of one, and probably never will...

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z/28 Radiator Core - Source?
« on: July 09, 2018, 02:53:39 AM »
I can't think of a single reproduction part that is as 'good as advertised'...  As for this radiator... they didn't show the top/bottom rails so can't confirm the presence of the square holes.  nor did I see mention of the fin pitch... but maybe I was looking too hard for the square holes in the top/bottom rails and just missed the other technical specs...?

Originality / Re: 69 Tilt Steering Column
« on: July 07, 2018, 02:33:03 AM »
I'm fairly certain that the 'LOCK' word orientation is different (as you describe) but is correct for the tilt column in 69 Camaros...  if you do an advanced search, I'm sure you'll find prior threads addressing this.

Garage Talk / Re: Measurement Tools
« on: July 06, 2018, 03:16:40 AM »
As bad a critic as I am about Chinese sourced tools, they'll work for what you need them to do. I bought a digital micrometer from my local store (in a pinch to accurately measure drill diameters down to the micron), and they worked as I hoped they would. Amazing results for $35.00 - but I still prefer a good Starrett or B&S if I can find a pre-owned one.


Steve,  I trust you don't really believe the tool  you purchased is accurate to 1 micron???   :)     There are 25.4 microns in 1/1000 of an inch...  :)
ie.  1 micron would be 0.00004"

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z/28 Radiator Core - Source?
« on: July 05, 2018, 01:08:19 PM »
In 2013 there were sources for 'reproduction 69 Z28 radiator cores', but like every other 'reproduction' part, there are always differences from original.   At that time, the difference was in the top/bottom rails (repros did not have the square holes as did the originals).   I'm trying to find my notes on the person I spoke with and the details, but no luck so far... I'll continue looking!)..  In the meantime, I'm pretty certain that I began with 'Joe' at Tanks and Tabs, 801 Fesslers Lane, Nashville, 800-874-2559 (recommended by Steve), and went from there.  The other thread mentioned that Joe was getting his cores from Northern (northern radiator?) and I'm fairly certain that I got a contact for Northern from Joe, and spoke directly to the core manufacturer... a lady from MS originally, but at that time the only shop they had that would install customer top/bottom rails to their cores was in Texas... so that was where my rails went for installation onto the repro core...

Note:  re the comment on 'oe style fins'...  I assume he means the fin pitch, which on my original was between 12-14 fins/inch... and is matched on the repro core.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z/28 Radiator Core - Source?
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:25:37 AM »
you fellas might want to read thru this link from when I was jumping thru hoops to get a correct recoring for my radiator...  :) (from 2013)

General Discussion / Re: 1968 Z28 for sale on Hemmings
« on: July 04, 2018, 03:22:49 PM »
At that price or anywhere close,  you want to verify EVERYTHING.  The two most critical photos were NOT legible enough to ascertain (engine stamping and trans stamping).  I'd also want to see the engine casting info and head casting information, differential casting/stamping, and I'd want to verify the PRE-restoration photos (says there's a book?)...  Any other documentation?  At that price Id' want to examine every critical Z28 part (carb, distributor, manifolds, etc)...

Visually it looks good (to me) but I really like Lemans blue '68 Z28...   :)

General Discussion / Re: Today only (06-29-18) - ebay 15% discount
« on: June 30, 2018, 01:56:03 AM »
I'm curious how ebay offers a discount on thousands of different seller's parts???

Originality / Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« on: June 23, 2018, 02:17:38 AM »
It would help people give advice if we knew which parts and what your goal is...??

Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:19:13 PM »
Appears you did a great job, KK...  :)

Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« on: June 22, 2018, 01:02:15 PM »
One of us could probably supply you with a template from an original set if you wanted....?

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