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General Discussion / Re: gas cap
« on: June 20, 2010, 01:42:50 AM »
Hi All
I found my answer to the gas cap vent problem.
I removed the valve from the old cap and installed it on the new cap cover.
Problem solved no more excess pressure in the tank.
The new replacement caps ( made in china ?) have a much stronger relief spring
than the original cap. Thanks for everyones input.

General Discussion / gas cap
« on: May 18, 2010, 12:28:00 PM »
Hi Everyone
I just finished a frame off resto on my wife's 67RSSS.
After driving the car a few times I noticed the gas tank
is building pressure! The pressure is so great that the tank pops
when the gas cap is removed! I guess the exhaust heat is causing
the pressure to build. I have a new repop gas cap that allows air in but not out.
Is this normal, if so how does the tank vent?
Thanks fo any ideas.

General Discussion / Re: 67 inner pillar post moldings
« on: March 25, 2010, 02:01:03 PM »
Thanks for your reply
Thats what I thought also. I had called my parts supplier and was told
to put the molding on top of the pad.
I probably would have broken my new moldings if I followed thier advice!
Thanks for clarifing it for me.

General Discussion / 67 inner pillar post moldings
« on: March 22, 2010, 09:03:19 PM »
Hi Guys
I'm sure you can help.
Whats the best way to install new inner pillar post moldings?
I have installed a new dash pad and the moldings are very tight.
I'm afraid I will break the moldings with too much force.
This is on a 67 model. Thanks for any ideas.

General Discussion / Re: hood alignment
« on: February 17, 2010, 12:26:50 AM »
Thanks jl8dale
I loosened all the bolts but couldn't get the movement needed.
I loosened the radiator support bolts. I made a puller out of all thread rod and attached it between
the rad. support and frame horn. It pulled the hood alignment over near perfect.
Gap between front of hood and header looks good now!
Thanks Dwight

General Discussion / Re: hood alignment
« on: February 15, 2010, 09:22:30 PM »
Thanks for your quick reply. I guess I will need to loosen the radiator support bolts also?

General Discussion / hood alignment
« on: February 15, 2010, 07:57:29 PM »
Hi Guys
I am finishing a 3 yr. (amateur)  restoration on my wife's 67RSSS 396.
I have the rear door gaps set about the thickness of a paint stick.
Looks nice. The door to fender gaps slightly larger but close.
The hood to fender gaps look about the same on each sides, about a paint stick.
The front of the hood to the header panel is off about 1/4 in. side to side.
How's the best way to correct this issue?

Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« on: June 16, 2009, 07:35:19 PM »
Thanks for the replies.
I called DuPont auto refinish and got the following reply.
Use croma one single stage acrylic urethane in code 99G black.
mix 25% 4531 flattner to ready to spray 99G
You should get satin black as original.
I'm 62 years old and remember when the cars were new but I don't remember them being gloss.
But that was along time ago.

Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars
« on: June 15, 2009, 04:10:40 PM »
I am getting ready to paint my wife's 67RSSS 396 camaro.
The tail panel was black but what color black?
Simi gloss or some form of matte black?

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