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Restoration / Re: Fuel Pump Restoration?
« on: January 18, 2019, 04:03:56 PM »
STILL looking and hoping for someone to test the fuel pressure of a rebuilt pump. Pressure, IMO, should be checked during operation for accuracy. As you can see in my earlier post, it can vary quite a bit. Hopefully someone is able to do this as it is VERY important for proper operation during fuel delivery. Danny

General Discussion / Re: Drive on Track Day 2019
« on: January 14, 2019, 01:28:02 AM »
That's what I figured. If you are going to give money, what better way. Last year 2018 they distributed $486,000! That's a lot of scratch for the kids. So I am glad to do it. I wish I had access once a month  ;)  Danny

General Discussion / Re: Drive on Track Day 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:53:37 PM »
Actually it's a better deal than that. 4 laps on the main track and two on the Nascar. So $25 a lap. Then when you get back, you keep your helmet on and get two hot laps with a professional driver in a newer Toyota. SUPER SCARY for me last year, so I have to say I passed on it this year. My heart rate was already up enough. Danny

General Discussion / Drive on Track Day 2019
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:43:25 AM »
Today was the laps for charity at the local "Sonoma Raceway". As last year, I paid the $150 and got a few laps on the main track and a couple on the Nascar track. Had a little trouble keeping up {NOT kidding} with original brakes/shocks/and new bias ply tires. A little sideways in several places on the track and plenty of 4 wheel drift. They had me with a new corvette, Miata's and other modern sports cars. Got up to 90 MPH! At one point I was sideways at turn 2 and looked down and I was going 50MPH  :o  I asked to be last for a reason. A lot faster this year. Last year I was with the pack and backed off on purpose so I could jump on it at the stands. This year, not the case, no need to hang back. I couldn't keep up. Good Times  ;D   Danny

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: January 07, 2019, 06:30:09 AM »
Funny I have had people comment to me about the shock top thread cap only being on the left side. NO NEED to have one on the right side as the spare tire is in the way. So luggage, straps etc. will not and cannot get torn because they can't get to that spot. At least that's the reason for '67-'69. Danny

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: January 06, 2019, 07:00:34 AM »
I just re-read this, I meant poking of course. But anyway, both cars are Norwood. This is the BY car. That tape from Charley's car looks even better, lets get that measured  ;) ;)  ... Danny

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: January 05, 2019, 10:27:21 PM »

Restoration / Re: Body Mount Tape - Width
« on: January 05, 2019, 10:25:46 PM »
Well I spent some time on this, I hope it helps.
I put both survivor '68 cars on a lift. I was pocking my head up on the left side frame rail of Raquel and discovered a piece of the tape just laying there on top of the frame right next to it's original install position. :o
I delicately pulled it down. I measured it and it seems to me to be 3-1/8th" Left to Right X the foot print of the tape on the under body at 2-1/8th" Front to Back. Could it have shrunk some in 50 years? If it did, then I say 3-1/4" X 2-1/4".  The picture shows the tape. So it's clearly not 1.5 or 2 X 2  That's the best I have on both cars. Danny

General Discussion / Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« on: December 28, 2018, 10:08:27 PM »
Here it is.. the picture of a double valve on a '67. THAT'S WHY it clears??  ;) Scroll down to reply #3 and see picture of complete '67 Cowl Plenum set-up... Danny

General Discussion / Re: 1 of 602 Garage Find in California
« on: December 28, 2018, 06:59:29 PM »
Jerry M. told me that he helped a couple people out by doing that '70 Nova tube trick. Another trick I will be using on the BY '68 Z SOME day, is to install a double valve on the original tube. Cut/plug/cap the back side nipple, and cut front and install the hose on that nipple. Hoping it has enough of an offset to clear a Cowl Plenum. I don't remember if I thought of that or not :) ;) Probably not. If not I may try one of my Compression 45's with a short piece of copper in it. That will give close to a 90 degree offset for clearance. The double valve is hard to see under the Cowl Plenum set-up.
 NOW if I could JUST find an original 16-3/4" lid I would be happy... Danny

General Discussion / Re: '67 Big Block Camaro
« on: December 25, 2018, 12:48:01 AM »
 There is no Trans stamp picture in the ad? You have one from a past ownership from the DB?
Looks like we are going down to look at it maybe Wed. Morning... Danny

Restoration / Re: Fuel Pump Restoration?
« on: December 24, 2018, 04:29:22 PM »
I have talked with Fred over the phone 3 or 4 years ago. Nice guy! Since there is hundreds out there functioning properly, my next biggest concern would be fuel pump pressure. Which everyone seems to always forget. I had one pump at 9 pounds at an idle and another at 14 from HBC! This is a nightmare with fuel blowing by the needle and seat and flooding the motor with unburned fuel. I searched for HOURS to find the problem. Then my friend finally said stop EVERYTHING, and check fuel pressure. So BOTH of my cars have regulators hidden in the front frame and set at APPR. 5.0 to 5.5-6.0 PSI. SO... with that said, what is the testing pressure after your rebuild process?... Danny


General Discussion / Re: '67 Big Block Camaro
« on: December 23, 2018, 03:17:16 AM »
Thanx again to everyone... My friend owns a body shop. He has been doing it for almost 40 years. He is the one that told my buddy to contact me about the car. I just don't have the knowledge. So I will tell him to call the body guy and maybe all 3 of us will head down. It's only 25 minutes from home.. Danny

General Discussion / Re: '67 Big Block Camaro
« on: December 22, 2018, 11:51:50 PM »
WOW that is a real drop in price. I will see what happens with the trans VIN. Thanx for all your time on this. If it was a '68 Z/28 I could be a little more advanced on the info... Danny

General Discussion / Re: How to pack a battery for shipment
« on: December 22, 2018, 10:29:20 PM »
The price was at about $1,700, then $1,350 and now down to current price of $1,100. I am always looking for fun... Danny

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