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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

General Discussion / Re: Carburation Ideas
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:36:01 PM »
Have you checked the points gap. I used to set mine at 30 degrees with a dwell meter. Had a issue with a hesitation turned out to be the points were off. Corrected to 30 degrees and solved the problem.

General Discussion / Re: Carb Restoration
« on: April 04, 2021, 10:37:18 PM »
I sent you a PM with his #

General Discussion / Re: Carb Restoration
« on: April 04, 2021, 05:12:47 PM »
I may Iíll check when I get home.

Originality / Transmission lines mounting clip
« on: March 16, 2021, 03:11:41 AM »
Does anybody have a picture of the clip that attaches to the oil pan bolt to retain the trans lines? A member on another site has numerous clips, but I'm not sure which one I need. 1968 396/325 w/400T 

Restoration / Replacement Transmission Line Fitment
« on: March 15, 2021, 11:14:18 PM »
Anybody actual replace their transmission lines with pre-bent aftermarket ones from a major supplier. This is my second set and they really don't line up well at the radiator. At the trans they're good, but at the rad the openings are 12.5" apart and the lines are 9" apart. I bent the first set to fit, wasn't happy with the results, ordered a second, they are the same. Thanks

Maintenance / Re: Replacing a freeze plug in the Car?
« on: March 08, 2021, 03:23:48 AM »
I was thinking the same thing Joe. The shop that rebuilt the motor may not have replaced them, because they looked so nice from when the motor was redone 12 years ago. If I have to pull the motor I'll do them all, if I can do it in the car I'll do just the left side.

General Discussion / Re: 1968 RS front wheel well trim
« on: March 08, 2021, 03:17:50 AM »
I found the template. Thanks Rick

Maintenance / Replacing a freeze plug in the Car?
« on: March 07, 2021, 11:58:21 PM »
I'm going to cry on your shoulder for a minute. Today was the first time this car and motor have started via the key in over 30 years. The motor was rebuilt and dynoed March of 2020. It took until now to get it buttoned up and ready to run. After firing it up, the rear freeze plug on the drivers side is leaking. It appears to have small hole in it. The motor is a 396 with headers and power steering. Being a Camaro web-site you know what a PITA working on Camaro with a BB is add headers and power steering. I'd like to try add replace it in the car, but don't know if that can be done. Anybody tried? I'm not the type to use one of those replacement rubber plugs. Any ideas or help is appreciated.

General Discussion / 1968 RS front wheel well trim
« on: March 07, 2021, 07:06:33 PM »
Hey Guys,
I understand there is a template to trim standard wheel well trim to fit a RS application. Does anybody have the template or can point me where to find one. Thanks

Maintenance / Re: Replacing Lights for 68 instrument cluster
« on: January 15, 2021, 04:03:42 AM »
Care to elaborate for others that may encounter a similar problem?

General Discussion / Re: Ideas for removing Paint from fan shroud
« on: October 09, 2020, 07:04:47 PM »
I did a little research on repairing ABS and the consensus seem to be epoxy won't create a permanent bond as mentioned(Kevin), It's to brittle and won't bond with the ABS, just sits there until it pops off. Turns out the universal glue used for PVC,CPVC plumbing also works for ABS. If you've done any plumbing you know the glue melts the pieces together, making a strong bond. I'm going to attempt to find a donor shroud(for a compatible piece) and reinforce the cracked corners from the underside using the plumbing glue.

I contacted Instrument Specialties about repairing the shroud. 3 month and $300. I may go this route If my repair does not meet my standards and or the repo's are not satisfactory. Thanks

General Discussion / Re: Ideas for removing Paint from fan shroud
« on: October 09, 2020, 03:50:55 AM »
I started with brake fluid, had some success, moved to oven cleaner, with minimal success. I went back to brake fluid with ceramic heater in close proximity and that was quite effective. The heat seem to accelerate the process. It's 60-70 degrees during the day so leaving outside in the sun wasn't a option. Now to epoxy 2 cracks then add my own paint. Thanks for the help.

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