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Restoration / Re: Battery felt color?
« on: November 17, 2017, 06:54:15 PM »
Hi Ed,

    Gear oil....that's interesting to know. I guess the Corvettes used the same felt and their repro is a bland color...almost a very light brown (dry). I was wondering if the felt was something like what is available today from the auto part stores which are red and green felts.

Thanks!
Mike

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Garage Talk / Muscle car assembley line video
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:32:44 PM »
 I came across this on YouTube and thought you may find it interesting.
So many car assembly lines in one video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFYnA1kAntM

Mike

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Restoration / Re: Battery felt color?
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:13:35 AM »
 It's listed in the '67 UPC 12/A4 for an L6 engine. The V8 engine refers to the L6 for the + cable. The felt washer P/N is 378082. I see some Corvette places sell it for '67 but it is almost colorless. I was checking to see if there was a color used for Camaro.

Thanks,
Mike

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Restoration / Battery felt color?
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:51:28 PM »
 Was the factory applied battery felt washer that went under the + terminal a certain color?

Thanks,
Mike

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Restoration / Re: 67 rs pinstripe- z21?
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:44:55 PM »
Without having to "scuff the clear" to pinstripe, I take it that you're finished upon removing the stencil or when finished free handing.  That's excellent news knowing that three more coats of clear are not needed over the pin striping.

If using a stencil, do you wait until the striping paint is dry (to remove stencil), or do you remove the stencil when the paint is "green"?
Any problems with buffing, without clear over the pinstripe?
Hi Steve,
   When I did my car recently I buffed the panels first then cleaned with a wax and grease (tar) remover. As for dry time....it depends on the surface temp. I painted mine when the temps were in the low 60's and I waited about 10 minutes after the stripe was applied to each section. A section, as I call it, is the rear, door and fender and each gap was cut so as to get a good edge. I applied the stripe along one line then striped along the second line (within the same section) and let it sit before pulling the stencil tape back over itself. Then I would proceed to the next section. At 10 minutes the paint was tacky. Don't let it dry completely or you will get a jagged and raised edge when you remove the tape.
  Also, do not shake the paint can....it WILL leave bubbles and you'll have to wipe it off and let the can sit for a while for the now-foamed paint to smooth in the can (ask me how I know)   ;)
  Otherwise the Finesse Striper tape works excellent and has plenty of stick to raise and readjust the tape line several times prior to paint. And I recommend to buy the longer length 160' roll in case you need to redo a line that you find afterwards doesn't satisfy you because the 42' roll may not be enough for reworks.


Mike

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General Discussion / Re: X77 dates
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:17:38 PM »
Me thinks that rivet looks suspicious  ;)

MIke

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...looks like a Camaro
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:47:24 PM »
In today's upside down gender-identity challenged society, this may be an example of a Camaro that identifies as a Firebird or vice-versa  ;D

Mike

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Originality / Re: trunk lid id
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:47:13 PM »
 There was a good discussion on trunk lids a while back:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=12390.0

Mike

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He is misinformed...that looks like a Firebird style square bar.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Kidde fire extinguisher recall
« on: November 02, 2017, 06:37:11 PM »
Just checked mine...all metal handles.

Thanks, Ed!

Mike

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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 02, 2017, 02:56:16 PM »
 On another note.....I am curious if the green '69 pictured is stored long term like that on jacks. Isn't that bad for the rear spring front bushings and front upper and lower control arm bushings that otherwise had their bolts tightened with the weight of the car?

Mike

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Garage Talk / Re: Tire age vs. risk
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:48:27 PM »
 Currently I have no confidence in the tires that are mounted now. Too bad because while in storage I did rotate the tire positions so as to avoid flat spots and the car was in a garage most of its life. But, like our skin, it dries with age ;-)
I ordered a new set of red lines. What I spent on the resto, plus the safety of myself and passengers, $800 is well worth the piece of mind.

Mike

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Garage Talk / Tire age vs. risk
« on: November 01, 2017, 06:14:31 PM »
 Having completed the restoration of my '67 I thought I was spared the cost of replacing the Coker Wide Ovals that I bought in 1987 and have about 3000 miles on them because they looked perfect. Near the end of the restoration, when the motor was installed and the car was able to drive, I took it up the block a few times as well as the occasional pulling out into the driveway. To my surprise I noticed three of the four tires that looked perfect otherwise and with a lot of good thread, began to developed minor side wall cracks. Shallow at first then getting deeper. I kept the car garaged and always at the proper inflation.
  While debating about spending $800 on getting new tires this year (I was planning on next year) a friend in the car club got into a bad accident with his trailer whereby the tire wall suddenly blew and he lost control when the trailer jackknifed. His knee is messed up pretty bad. The tire on his trailer was 8 years old (per the date code) though the treads looked fine. Out of curiosity I did tire research and learned a lot about age and tires regardless of how good they look. Well...that made up my mind to spend the $800 and get a new set of Coker red lines.
  I figured I would pass this experience along for those who may not know about tire age vs. risk.

Below are links to the NTSB site with some very interesting reading and I have learned a lot about tires.

https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?sort=0&order=0&CurrentPage=1&EndRow=15&StartRow=1&docketID=57010&txtSearchT=

https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2014_Tire_Safety_SYM_Panel_4b_Kane.pdf

Mike

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Originality / Re: Correct 1969 Windshield washer repair kit
« on: October 27, 2017, 04:46:50 PM »
My 04B and 05B 67's are white. I think black was used after 67 but not sure.

Mike

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