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General Discussion / Re: Cowl vin 1 number off 1967 RS SS Camaro
« on: April 04, 2020, 04:13:50 PM »
I have a 68 with factory air which I bought from neighbor in 74.  I have the pop and it doesnít show AC as an option. It was discussed a while back here http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=17729.msg161060#msg161060
Seems it could be a factory error.

Harder to imagine that error on the trim tag positions 1-5 than a POP, since that's what they used for the Fisher Body build.  I have an earlier 67 11B LOS and it has the C60 code.

Yeah, I hadnít thought about it but I think youíre right that it would seem easier for a pop to have a mistake than the trim tag

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General Discussion / Re: Cowl vin 1 number off 1967 RS SS Camaro
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:12:15 PM »
I have a 68 with factory air which I bought from neighbor in 74.  I have the pop and it doesnít show AC as an option. It was discussed a while back here http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=17729.msg161060#msg161060
Seems it could be a factory error.

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Just update on what I did.  I decided to try to save the cluster for now until I decide what I do on interior. Interior is not bad & I didnít want a new shiny cluster with everything else aged.
I formed some 18gage sheet metal pieces to fit the back side of bottom of cluster and JB welded it in place.  Iím not great with metal forming so it was kinda fiddly to get it to fit without stress on plastic but it worked out ok.  The metal backing makes it stiffer and allowed me to mosaic back the broken pieces to reform the screw holes. Weíll see if it lasts or just causes cracking to move elsewhere.

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Restoration / Re: Repair / strengthen cracked plastic on cluster 68 camaro
« on: December 18, 2019, 04:57:32 AM »
Thanks guys for the advice, I appreciate it.
Ed

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Maintenance / Re: Reverse bleeding rear drums
« on: December 16, 2019, 03:09:46 PM »
I just went thru similar on my 68 drums all around.  It sat and got rust in MC, rears would not flow. 
You may want to consider reverse flushing brake lines.  In my case, a rear brake cylinder leaked while sitting so there was flow into lines going to rear over time.  I had to reverse flush lines until clear with a pressure bleeder to get them to flow freely.  Also good time to replace soft line if youíre in that far.
I sent my MC and distribution block to Whitepost and they seem to have done a good job.

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Restoration / Re: Repair / strengthen cracked plastic on cluster 68 camaro
« on: December 16, 2019, 02:53:51 PM »
Thanks for suggestion.  Looking at it a bit more, I think I can make a sheet metal backing plate and either epoxy or fiberglass it in.  Iíll post whatever I do and succeed/ fail when I do.
Ed

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Restoration / Repair / strengthen cracked plastic on cluster 68 camaro
« on: December 13, 2019, 11:43:50 PM »
68 Camaro speedo/ gas instrument panel

The plastic is cracked around the screw holes at bottom and a crack is starting up towards bezels. 
Iíd like to prevent the crack from running and strength around the screw holes.
Wondering if anyone else has been through this and had success.
I was  thinking of trying JB weld on backside bridging crack.
Any suggestions on epoxies or glue for this plastic or suggestions would be appreciated!
Ed

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Maintenance / Retainer for cable in dash - 68 camaro
« on: December 08, 2019, 09:32:21 PM »
Hi,
I had to pull the pedal asm out to fix it. I'm putting back in and can't find where the main cable bundle is retained. Looking at plastic clip, I'm not sure it ever was.  Picture is in thru opening where gages would normally be located.  The end of the brake return spring is sticking up thru the pedal asm bracket and the cable is touching it if not retained somewhere.  There is a hole up close to the dash support at top - white arrow, but the cable doesn't have enough slack to reach it. 
I'm wondering if I'm missing something obvious or I need to figure out why cable doesn't have enough slack to get up to that hole.
Thanks in advance for any advice
Ed

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Test Drive / Test
« on: December 08, 2019, 09:19:13 PM »
Test

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Maintenance / Re: Lube recommendation for brake/clutch bushings
« on: November 19, 2019, 02:53:54 PM »
Thanks I appreciate the response

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Maintenance / Lube recommendation for brake/clutch bushings
« on: November 18, 2019, 02:57:56 PM »
Iím cleaning up the brake assembly from a 68 manual brakes/clutch. The bushings on clutch pivot shaft and brake are good with no play.  There is some residue of old lube. What kind of lube should be used on reassembly? 

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General Discussion / Re: Turn Signal Question
« on: October 12, 2019, 06:20:33 AM »
i donít have any experience on this so my thoughts are worth about what you are paying for them ;)
2 possibilities are something shorting 12v and dropping voltage to ignition when moving the turn signal
Or
Something moving cables/wires and causing some intermittent open in power to ignition. 
Since key is on dash it seems unlikely to be the later.
You may be able to prove this by watching voltmeter on 12v at coil when lever is moved, not sure.
If it is something shorting, I donít think there is anything to do but disassembling and searching
Hopefully someone has better experience and knowledge. Good luck

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Thanks for replies.  I checked the GM restoration parts on CHQ and they look nice.  Iíll try them. I bought OER core support bushings years ago and the OD of the rubber was much smaller on the top rubber and the bolts looked like bolts you could buy at ACE hardware. So I just replaced the one side that was perished. I want to do all the bushings now as Iím doing some front end work. I donít know if they are the same now, of course, but since itís not something I want to do again Iíd like to try something better.
Thanks for help
Ed

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Thanks for responses. Yeah, Iím just planning on cruising around so i want to use rubber.  As you said, after Iím gone if my son wants to change them - he can!
Iím sorry I was confusing in my question. I was curious if anyone has recent experience with rubber brands - good or bad. 
I saw ďgoodmarkĒ on rockauto but not sure what they are and rep. It doesnít actually say what material they are which seems kind of lame.  I got OER for a core support years ago and thought them kind of cheap looking but perhaps that is just they way they are. Iíve never seen new or NOS bushings. I looked on Moog but they appear to just have suspension parts.  So all Iíve found are the goodmark and OER so far.

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Restoration / Recommendation for rubber subframe and core support bushings
« on: September 14, 2019, 03:45:29 PM »
68 base coupe. 
Iíve read the many threads on rubber vs poly vs solid bushings.  I want to replace with rubber but having trouble finding source which looks ok. Iím not looking for perfect originality- just OEM looking type bushings. Iíd appreciate any experience & advice on sources.
Thanks
Ed

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