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Restoration / Repo RS vacuum lines
« on: February 22, 2022, 02:27:03 AM »
I purchased a repo vacuum line kit for 68 RS headlights.  Does anybody know if packaged hoses are precut to exact length or are they to be trimmed as necessary? I think I could tighten some of lengths up a little. I don't have any originals to reference for length. Thanks

Originality / Re: Upper Fold Down Rear Seat Stud or Bolt
« on: January 17, 2022, 07:05:57 PM »
Sure looks like door striker from the picture.

Originality / Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« on: January 02, 2022, 10:51:51 PM »
What is the clip attached with a single screw for? (picture 132 upper left corner of the door). I wish I had  your attention to detail, good work.

Restoration / Re: L78 M22 pacer - some firewall shots.
« on: August 17, 2021, 11:25:52 PM »
James, what did you use to clean the goo from the grab handles? Thanks

Restoration / Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« on: July 05, 2021, 11:06:06 PM »
Task Completed!!! I used my Bridge Jack and put together a contraption that worked amazing. I took 2 pictures of the contraption. Thanks for the replies and help, always appreciated.

Restoration / Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« on: July 04, 2021, 10:12:33 PM »
I'm assuming you didn't have to contend with the drive shaft to use the floor jack method? The screwdriver method didn't work, just frustrated me, I had to walk away. I just picked up the computer to look for another style snubber.

Restoration / Re: Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« on: July 04, 2021, 09:21:36 PM »
 I've been trying, without much success, not to scratch anything. so I didn't try the screwdriver. I'll give that a try today. Thanks

Restoration / Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« on: July 04, 2021, 08:39:23 PM »
I've tried WD-40 type lubricants, synthetic grease, dish soap, dish soap with a rope pulling up through the mount. Similar to installing windshields with a rubber. No success. Looking for Idea's. Thanks

Maintenance / Re: Brake light dimly illuminated
« on: July 03, 2021, 03:29:50 AM »
Update: I took parts from the sensor in the repo block and used it to rebuild the original sensor that solved the light issue. The original sensor was missing a small o-ring, the plastic insulator was broken in half and the flat portion was smashed. These issues together allowed the sensor to sit deeper in the block making slight contact creating a light ground. The ground was not strong enough to light my test light, but would dimly illuminate the led light in the dash. 

Restoration / 1968 Repo Hood Louvers
« on: July 02, 2021, 01:01:33 AM »
It's time to purchase a set of Repo BB hood louvers. Any recommendations quality and fitment? Thanks

Maintenance / Re: Brake light dimly illuminated
« on: June 28, 2021, 11:38:06 PM »
 I haven't been able to source a new sensor/switch. My dist. block was supposed to have been rebuilt, but upon further testing I think all they did was clean and paint it. I ordered a repo block today.

I could have done a better job of articulating my testing procedure . I was pulling 12v+ from the battery and grounding to the terminal on the block. Thanks for the reply

Maintenance / Re: Brake light dimly illuminated
« on: June 27, 2021, 02:49:00 AM »
Does anyone know where I can purchase the Brake light switch in the distribution block? I can purchase the entire unit ,but can't find just the switch. The plastic insulator sleeve on mine is broken in half. 

Maintenance / Brake light dimly illuminated
« on: June 26, 2021, 01:49:29 AM »
Car is a 68 power drum car. The brake components are new or rebuilt. I unplugged the connector on the E brake that made no difference. If I unplug the connector on the distribution block the light goes out indicating a brake issue, but the brakes appear to work with a good pedal. I have fluid at all wheels and I able to bleed all wheels. If I use a test light and use the switch on the distribution block for a ground the the test light will not illuminate. Any ideas?

Restoration / Re: GRILL RIVETS 1967 (or '68?)-
« on: May 29, 2021, 10:53:32 PM »
I just installed my RS grill. I used the Hand Clincher, but it was a 2 man job smashing the rivets. The hand clincher worked on all the rivets with exception of 4. They were not accessible with clincher. The riveter Mike referenced looks like it would work to install them all. I spent $40 all told, but had to modify the clincher to install the last 4 rivets. After installed they look just like the originals. I have a original grill to reference installed appearance. I probably would spend the extra money for the Aero riveter.

Restoration / RS Headlight Vacuum Actuators
« on: May 18, 2021, 01:28:24 AM »
I found a old thread from 2007 that JM recommended High Torque Vacuum Actuators from Rick's Camaro. It hasn't been Rick's Camaro for years and I haven't found any listings for these in 2021. Anybody familiar with these? Are they available anywhere or have they evolved into what available today? Thanks

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