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General Discussion / Re: AACA event at Gettysburg
« on: March 10, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »
There are some senior AACA judges on this forum who can provide feedback.  I have run seven cars through Grand National, so I can try to respond.  The car will be judged to be as it was delivered from the dealership to the first owner.  Any dealer modifications, however, must be documented as having been offered by the dealer.  For example - my 69 Yenko Camaro had Atlas wheels and traction bars  - I did not receive any deductions for those additions because I had Yenko literature that indicated them as optional dealership additions.

You will need your bumper jack.  Also, depending on the level of expertise of the judges, you may need correct stickers in place.  The most common major deductions on first junior judging are for radial tires, halogen headlights, and incorrect batteries (correct battery topper will receive most of the points).

In general, AACA judging is a great experience - you'll meet some really fine People for sure.

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General Discussion / Endura Bumper Feedback
« on: November 23, 2017, 10:21:23 PM »
I know that it's been discussed before, but I don't recall seeing any feedback from anyone who tried to install the new(er) '69 camaro endura bumper from Heartbeat.  They say that it's made identical to the original.  I called over to Heartbeat and they say that they installed one and it's perfect.  I asked for pictures and so far - nothing.  I'm thinking that's not a good sign?

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Restoration / Re: Reproduction 69 Endura bumpers available?
« on: July 30, 2017, 05:24:17 PM »
I thought that we were talking about the new one?

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Restoration / Re: Reproduction 69 Endura bumpers available?
« on: July 30, 2017, 10:56:11 AM »
have any pics of the initial fit without any modifications to the bumper?

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Restoration / Re: Reproduction 69 Endura bumpers available?
« on: July 29, 2017, 08:50:59 AM »
You made it fit way better than the originals IMO.  Looks like the ends of he bumper didn't stick outboard from the "pocket" in the fender like the old re-pops did. 

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Restoration / Re: What is this firewall penetration for?
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:26:12 PM »
Back up plug in place

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Restoration / Re: Reproduction 69 Endura bumpers available?
« on: July 20, 2017, 10:29:29 AM »
any more feedback on the "new" endure bumper fit?

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Originality / Re: 67 BB frame mounts - question
« on: May 26, 2017, 03:36:33 PM »
there were 2 different bolts in securing my frame mounts

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Restoration / Re: Reproduction 2 piece rotor review
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:11:37 PM »
we had the unmachined hubs traveling down a belt conveyor at the foundry.  Hitting a ductile hub versus a cast iron hub yields a dramatic difference in "ring".  We always cast a gray cast iron "test" hub & painted it fluorescent orange so that it wouldn't get mixed up with the ductile hubs.  The test hub had to fail both the ring test and the ultrasonic test.  it's the wheel hub that you should be ringing, nut the rotor itself. 

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Originality / Re: 67 BB frame mounts - question
« on: May 25, 2017, 09:41:00 AM »
yes - gas clip on the rear bolt - you can see it in the first picture that I posted above.

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Restoration / Re: Reproduction 2 piece rotor review
« on: May 25, 2017, 09:38:10 AM »
If one is made out of cast and the other is ductile, those hubs shouldn't sound the same on the "ring" test Mike.  Did the ring like a bell, or just have a dull thud?

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Originality / Re: 67 BB frame mounts - question
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:39:42 PM »
no stamped numbers that I can see

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Originality / Re: 67 BB frame mounts - question
« on: May 23, 2017, 07:41:09 PM »
Those are the same mounts that were in my car.  I removed & cleaned them today.  The car has been in this configuration since at least the late 70s.

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Originality / 67 BB frame mounts - question
« on: May 23, 2017, 12:38:25 PM »
I'm disassembling my 67 BB Camaro & noticed that the motor frame mounts are different heights - which they should be.  The problem is that the passenger side mount is higher than the driver's side mount.  My understanding is that the driver's side mount should be higher on first gens.  The distance from the cross member to the bottom of the bolt hole is 1.75" on the driver's side and 2.00" on the passenger side.  The mounts can't be reversed due to the small flange on the trailing edge.  Has anyone run into this before - or is it just time to replace the motor mounts?

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Restoration / Re: Reproduction 2 piece rotor review
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:07:27 AM »
It's hard to tell the difference visually unless you know what to look for at the parting lines and in the size of the "in gates".  Ductile iron requires larger feed gates and also needs larger risers to adequately supply iron to the solidifying casting.  To tell if a casting is gray or ductile.... remember that those same flakes in cast iron that stop cracks from propagating also interfere with sound waves traveling through the matrix.  So, if you tap a nodular casting with a hammer - it tends to ring like a bell.  Gray iron just yields a dull thud.  Sounds like a crude test, but we used the same principal to ultrasonic test 100% of the ductile hubs that we produced to make sure that they had acceptable nodular microstructure. 

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