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1969 - Orphans / Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« on: June 13, 2019, 06:17:04 PM »
That "caution fan" sticker is one of the longest running jokes on this site. So many guys have them on their Camaros. Mostly over restored cars.
But yes, incorrect. 😁
But if it saves just one life...isn't it worth it! ;D
Seriously, there are so many nicely restored cars with these on them folks restoring theses cars are actually thinking they belong there now.

General Discussion / Re: AV Gas Warning!
« on: June 10, 2019, 12:32:13 PM »
Looks like that will buff out!
Seriously, thanks for the helpful hint on the Av-gas.  I never even thought of that.  If you've prevented even one more burn victim you've given back to the hobby more than any tech tip will ever.  I hope for a quick recovery for you.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 19N650445 Protect-o-plate
« on: April 30, 2019, 04:45:02 PM »
Always wonder the value of this is if you don't have the car it is tied to.  Seems like alot of money for a novelty otherwise.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 spoiler v 1970 Z28 spoiler
« on: April 22, 2019, 12:59:36 PM »
If you are looking for a forum that specializes in the second generation Camaros then you may want to go to the NastyZ28 web site:

Lots of information there and very helpful there too, just like the guys are here.

Thanks again for your service to the country and I would love to hear the stories and pics on your car.  Not many original owners around.

General Discussion / Re: 837 Alt Stamp TOO nice
« on: April 04, 2019, 06:34:53 PM »
Rule number 1...never buy parts from Angola IN.  Sorry to the honest guys that live there...your city is forever tainted.

General Discussion / Re: First gen Z/28 registry
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:20:14 PM »
That's the age old question isn't it, what is a real Z and one that's not.  The ZL-1 registry has some questionable cars what with full re-bodies etc.  Lots of asterisks I suppose.

General Discussion / Re: Bud Scolastico RIP
« on: March 11, 2019, 06:35:12 PM »
We will all miss Bud. Maybe he is in a better place now ( camaro heaven )
Driving one of those 1969 ZL-1 Convertibles I hear they have! ;)

Restoration / Re: 69 dash clock repair
« on: March 09, 2019, 11:13:53 PM »
There are electrical contact points in them that wear out.  Basically, it is spring driven mechanism that re-winds itself automatically every two or three minutes.  As the spring unwinds, the electrical contacts come together and this fires a solenoid that re-winds the mechanism.  What kills them is when the battery has a low voltage.  If it drops below around 12 volts or so it doesn't provide enough power to re-wind and the contacts just sit and arc burn.  This is a good reason to always unhook the battery when the car is sitting for any length of time.  There is also a mod to add a xener diode to the circuit to protect it.
I have replaced the contact points with sterling silver contact points that are used on tattoo machines:

I took a dental drill (a Dremel will work too) and carefully machined away the old contacts and then used a high conductivity adhesive  like this: MG Chemicals 8331-14G 2-part Silver Conductive Epoxy Adhesive, High Conductivity
to glue the new contacts in place.  A little cleaning and lubing and it works like brand new and the contacts should last a long time and you will have the satisfaction of restoring your clock.  The quartz movements just don't look right in a 60's car in my opinion.

Here's a decent Youtube video showing the inside:

Kind of hokey to use the RCA cable end.  The SS contacts are made for this type of application.

Restoration / Re: Fuel Pump Restoration?
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:49:53 PM »
While on this topic, just how long can one expect an NOS AC fuel pump to last with today's ethanol fuel?  Is there anything that can be done short of a rebuild to prolong the life (fuel additives, draining the fuel from the pump, etc)?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Cross-Ram VS Ford's IR Dominators
« on: January 04, 2019, 05:49:24 PM »
Interesting in that photo of the semi-hemi head the absence of basic roller rockers.  Still using the error-prone and heat producing stamped steel rockers.  Comments?

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: November 26, 2018, 05:31:23 PM »
Anyone know if this company is still in business? Called the # on their website and got a recording that it is no longer a working #. Found a # from '09 on this website. It did ring and got a generic VM. Left a msg. Doing the research, sounds like a good product, inexpensive and easy to use. Is there another company  that offers the same type of product?
I know a Chinese filter element company( can offer similar products. You can ask them on their website.

Selling on eBay:

Restoration / Re: Difficulty Disassembling Smog Pump
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:57:33 PM »
I have also found that mild heating helps the Evap-o-rust.  I have an old pressure cooker that I leave the vent open and turn on low.  Works good with the acetone-atf penetrating oil trick too, but I'm chicken and put the whole thing outside in case the internal thermostat goes bad and overheats and catches fire.

Restoration / Re: restoration of copo
« on: October 15, 2018, 03:18:56 PM »
Frank Arone
Arone's Auto Body

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