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Originality / Re: Rear Brake Standard Diameter
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:38:22 PM »
I'm suspecting that the '68 manuals that some of you have simply had an error for that page to be missing in the specs section (but it should contain the same information as either of the other manuals, unless the '68 was unique and different, which i don't think would be true).

I ordered my service and overhaul manuals using the form in the back of the warranty book right after I brought my car home from the dealer.  June build so I would have thought if there was a missing section that Helm would have known by then and fixed it.


Originality / Re: Rear Brake Standard Diameter
« on: February 11, 2014, 11:58:33 PM »
No section 5 spec page in service manual specification section. Page 5-21 contains the information you're looking for.......0.060 is max.

Phillip, congratulations on the retirement.  I've found that I am busier now than before retirement.  "Requests" for assistance from just the family to help them out with things quadrupled!  HR people would always say, before you decide to retire just make sure you will have things to do........not a problem in my case.  I can tell you I would welcome some down time.    :D

As for replacing original parts I always like to try and fix/repair them than replace but I can understand installing new things when parts are just too far gone.  Especially when the repair looks worse than it did before.   :)

CRG speedway.......I like it!  Has a great sound to it

Now that you are the meet chair I know that we will be attending the best spring and fall shows yet!  No pressure there......right?  Hey, with the new position it won't keep you from wearing your CRG shirt will it?


Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1968 Rally Sport grille research
« on: December 18, 2013, 05:49:58 PM »
Got your PM.  Scrape the door cover molding outside chrome a little.  Sent you a reply PM.

Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1968 Rally Sport grille research
« on: December 18, 2013, 04:56:48 PM »
The 3 is consistent with an original part.  Do you care to scrape some of the outside chrome to see if it is paint?  The photo looks as if repairs had been made to the car at this point.  The Polaroid photo, to me, does look like it could have chrome on the horizontal ribs but we have seen other such photo's that looked that way and it turned out to be just a light reflection on the higher edge.  If you will send me a personal message with the VIN it might help.


Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1968 Rally Sport grille research
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:53:10 PM »
From the picture it looks like your headlight cover is original and possibly had the chrome ribs.  It is also possible that someone may have sprayed (after the wreck) gray primer on it and then black paint which has worn off exposing the gray. Note that the chrome around the outside is in pretty good condition.  One would expect the perimeter chrome to wear like that on the ribs.   You may have one of the last of these chrome grilles installed on your 05D car as the change over from chrome to black was around this time frame (last of May).  Do you see a mold number on the back side?  Have you read the report on the RS grille?  Here is the link:


General Discussion / Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« on: December 12, 2013, 12:17:08 AM »
There is an option in the poll setup that allows for the changing of a vote.  I don't know if the poll creator can see it but it is available on my screen.

General Discussion / Re: Rick & His Yenko at Americarna LIVE Car Show
« on: December 01, 2013, 01:36:47 AM »
Steve, Rick does have his CRG shirt on, but it was still about 35 degrees with a stiff wind at 10 am this morning, so it is about his third layer at that point.

Ahh, so he was CRG incognito.   :D


Sent you an email with instructions, pics, and additional adjustment info.  To large a file to attach here.


How does one check/adjust the choke? I understand the need for the gap check on the choke plate when closed. It is about 9/32". Are there other adjustments to check? This is the original style choke, not electric.

Place the choke cam on the high step (the end of the screw on the high step) and adjust the screw to around 1500 - 2000 rpm to get your choke set at appropriate engine rpm's in cold weather.

General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order
« on: November 20, 2013, 12:04:51 AM »
Glad to hear that Eddie.   I know you will be wearing it with pride.  Thanks for the feedback.


General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order
« on: November 01, 2013, 02:32:07 PM »
Just a few hours left to order any CRG shirts.  Here is the order link:


General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order
« on: October 27, 2013, 04:45:33 PM »
Danny, I read your first paragraph to my wife and she laughed out loud and said you were feeling her pain.  :)
We also appreciate the thought and the support from Gary and janobyte on your idea but we really don't want anyone to send any extra money.........really.  Very nice thought but not necessary at all.

Gary is correct, i did convince her we could do this but it was done to give members something to wear out to events to help identify each other and to show pride in their association with CRG.  

We can do sweatshirts but need some time to get it all pulled together.  I think a pull over sweatshirt itself,with and without a hood, can be had at a reasonable price but the shipping is what drives the total cost up.  We did ship a couple of the T-shirts using a vacuum bag in order to get them in a small box but this would just drive up the cost more if a bunch of them needed this done.  Right now I think the minimum size we would need to use for the sweatshirts would be a medium box ($12.35) and I think a large box ($16.85) for more than 2 shirts.  It is really difficult to predict the box size needed when there are more than one different size shirts ordered.  The medium box is going to be even smaller in the near future according to the USPS info.

Right now we are trying to wrap up the T- shirt orders.......the link to order has been reopened so anyone who still wants one this round get your order in right away.


General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:52:16 PM »
Hi Steve,

Someone recently asked about sweatshirts; since it is almost wintertime here (been in the 30's in Alabama!), I'd be interested in one also (if you were to include them)... :)    (even if just for the small front pocket print)...

We are not opposed to doing sweatshirts but there is much more involved that just getting the sweatshirts and printing on them.  We would, for one thing, have to redesign/reprogram the web site ordering page since pricing will be different.  This requires some special programming on our part (our oldest son actually) because PayPal is not set up well for what we are doing and when you have multiple choices.  We would have to reevaluate shipping too.  I realize that many will say it can't be that hard but I was shocked at the amount of effort that had to go into the t-shirt project.  It takes people's time and effort to get it set up right and to work properly.  I know that's not what you were hoping to hear with winter just around the corner.  We will look at doing sweatshirts the next round and that will give us time to put things together over the winter.


General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:09:06 PM »
I continue to receive requests for printing shirts.  So we will reopen the ordering link for 5 days.   Then that will be it until spring.  PLEASE be careful when using the pull down menu's and be sure you double check what you order.  Thanks!

Order link:


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