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Restoration / 1968 rear axle brake lines
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:31:07 AM »
Bought a set of these from a vendor that are supposedly mandrel bent to original spec. Tried to fit them on the rear axle and they are atrocious. Even after trying to tweak some of the bends, they are not even close. Can anybody that has bought a set and is happy with the quality and fit, please let me know where they purchased them.

General Discussion / Re: Big block Camaro oil pan
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:27:40 PM »
Sorry Mike. Here we go.

General Discussion / Re: Big block Camaro oil pan
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:25:03 PM »
Here you go Mike.

General Discussion / Big block Camaro oil pan
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:38:38 AM »
Could anybody verify if all BB Camaros had the double baffle pans or only certain models?

General Discussion / GM 6223 crankshaft stroke.
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:53:45 AM »
Need help from some of you experts out there. Has this crank got a 3.760 or 3.766 stroke ? There's a lot of conflicting info out there as to what is what.

General Discussion / 68 Camaro 12 bolt pinion seal installation
« on: December 01, 2014, 01:38:23 PM »
Was reading my service manual regarding installation of the the pinion seal. The seal I'm using is an original GM 3924031. It mentions the use of a guage to go between the seal lip and housing. Does anyone know the thickness of the guage as I don't have access to one ?

General Discussion / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 mount
« on: November 15, 2014, 01:02:01 AM »
As mine is a 396 with TH400 the part number given to me for the mount was 3872247. Not 100% sure as there is that many part numbers for these mounts with different applications. Done web search for your number and still nothing available.

General Discussion / 68 Camaro TH400 mount
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:30:58 AM »
Bought a repo TH400 mount the other day from one of the Camaro restoration companies and it's a real piece of junk made in Korea. Does any know where I can buy a half decent one ? I would prefer a genuine GM one, but realise they are near impossible to find.

General Discussion / Re: Fitting auto trans oil cooler to 68 Camaro
« on: May 13, 2014, 08:51:27 AM »
Thanks hotrod68. Yeah I have a cooler already in the radiator. Just want some added cooling as I live in Australia and it can really hot here in the summer. Got a B&M supercooler (part # 70274) to go on. Just wanted to get some ideas on how other members have mounted them.

General Discussion / Fitting auto trans oil cooler to 68 Camaro
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:21:02 AM »
Have any of you guys fitted a trans oil cooler to your 68 69 Camaros ?  It's not a numbers matching car so I'm not too bothered but I want to do a nice job of it. Any ideas on how to mount it or photos would be nice.

General Discussion / Re: TH400 modulator 8623365
« on: March 09, 2014, 01:36:16 PM »
$199 !! wow, were they originally gold plated ?

General Discussion / TH400 modulator 8623365
« on: March 08, 2014, 12:21:52 AM »
Trying to find one of these modulators with no luck. The original one I have is no longer working and I don't want to put on one of the newer small type. Does anybody know where I can get one or maybe another solution ?

General Discussion / Re: 68 396 Camaro TH400 oil pump cover
« on: March 02, 2014, 02:51:06 AM »
That's the one, thanks Mike. Doesn't really matter as you don't see it but I want to restore it properly.

General Discussion / 68 396 Camaro TH400 oil pump cover
« on: March 01, 2014, 11:48:32 PM »
Were the covers painted or left as bare cast iron. If painted what colour were they ? Can't find info anywhere. Cheers.

General Discussion / 68 Camaro 12 bolt brake backing plate gasket
« on: January 28, 2014, 03:14:43 PM »
When I disassembled my rear end I didn't notice any gasket between the brake backing plate and housing. I've noticed some resto vendors sell replacements. Are they supposed to be there or not ?

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