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Maintenance / High Mileage Shocks and Struts
« on: November 22, 2007, 03:17:56 PM »
It's time for me to replace the struts and shocks on my 83 Z/28. I ordered the car from the factory and the car presently has 230,000 miles and the shocks are original! It's only been recently that I have noticed a slight front end bounce when going over dips and bumps.

Has anyone else got this kind of mileage on their struts and shocks?


General Discussion / Air Compressor Timer
« on: September 29, 2007, 12:10:43 AM »
I forgot to turn off the circuit breaker to my air compressor last night.  Well, during the night it turned on, and at some point both connecting rods broke.  Since it couldn't build pressure, it ran for who knows how long until I heard it running this morning.

Is there a method or system available to prevent an air compressor running uncontrolled for long periods?  I thought of using a timer that could be set to run for, say, 30 minutes every time the compressor starts and resets when the compressor turns off.  I think that would be long enough since I don't believe I would ever need to operate the compressor any longer, but if it were unattended, short enough to prevent an uncontrolled run time.

I've searched online, but haven't found anything that has a delay longer than 17 minutes.

Any thoughts?



General Discussion / 83 Camaro Rattles
« on: December 02, 2006, 03:00:26 PM »
My 83 T-Top Z/28 was tight as a drum when I ordered it new from the factory.  It took just a few years for the rattles to start.  Is this common to all Third gens or just the T-Top cars?  I can jack up one corner of the car and can see the doors go out of alignment, so it definitely flexes.  I'm really not sure if it's just the body, as I can hear the back hatch and doors rattle too.  It seems like I can remember my wife's 82 Camaro 6 cylinder coupe not being near as noisy as mine when it was about the same age.


Maintenance / Wiring Questions
« on: October 17, 2005, 11:58:01 PM »
If someone could look at their 68 or 69 to verify a couple issues I'm trying to solve, I would be most appreciative.

Is the Black/White wire for the amp gauge connected to the splice that's near the horn relay or is it attached directly to the same terminals as the 10 gauge red wire and fusable link at the horn relay?

On cars that have the glove box light, I've only seen a separate orange wire that plugs into the fuse box that powers the light. The assembly manual shows it it to be integrated into the harness. Which one do you have?



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