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Originality / Re: 1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« on: October 04, 2020, 03:37:42 AM »
I'm curios why it will install per the assembly manual on one car and not on another. My car has a GM service replacement core support and a aftermarket voltage regulator, maybe there is some variation there. I'll compare the base on a original regulator vs my replacement tomorrow.

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS turn signal/parking light ground
« on: October 03, 2020, 11:03:49 PM »
A picture of the assembly manual.

Restoration / 1968 RS turn signal/parking light ground
« on: October 03, 2020, 10:48:50 PM »
The assembly manual shows a ground for the turn signals/ parking lights. My light assemble has no ground wire am I missing something?

Originality / Re: 1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« on: October 03, 2020, 10:32:42 PM »
James, that is a good work-around, the capacitor fits between the radiator tank and the core support. I attached a pic of the assembly manual page dedicated to the capacitors. I'm not as well versed in the totality of the manual as some, maybe there is another page I'm not aware of. As a aside I wonder where that ground wire is attached on the original car?

Thanks for the response.

Originality / 1968 SS396 Radio Capacitor placement
« on: October 03, 2020, 06:21:15 PM »
I'm installing the V regulator with the radio capacitor, but it doesn't fit. The Capacitor won't fit between the radiator tank and the regulator the way pictured. I turned the mounting bracket around so the Capacitor sits up on the ledge of the regulator, but it's still wedged between radiator tank and the regulator. Ignore the L-6 reference in the picture it is for the illustration above the one pictured. Anybody have a picture of a original BB with radio capacitor on the regulator? Thanks

Restoration / Inner Fender support bracket install
« on: August 22, 2020, 09:47:36 PM »
I'm about ready to install the front clip on the 68. Is it possible to install the brackets, one less thing to work around and align, after the front clip is sitting in place It looks like it would be difficult to get to the bolts attaching them to the cowl especially on the driver side once the front clip is in place. Has anybody tried this or have any tips? Thanks

Restoration / Re: Door Weatherstripping Opinions
« on: August 02, 2020, 02:00:08 AM »
Update on the weatherstripping. I originally purchased the OER latex roof rail weatherstripping($200) a couple years ago. For the doors I was going to use the same brand, but they don't make latex anymore. After the responses on here, I called Camaro Specialties, they sold their product to Soffseal. At the spring Carlisle I mention to a rep at a Camaro parts vendor the gap I have between the window and the weatherstripping. His response was they could never get the latex to seal properly. You need the Soffseal. Well $55 later, Soffseal on the roofrail and the doors, I still have the gap. I've adjusted the glass again and again, add 1/8" lift to the weatherstripping on the door, added 1/8" to the vertical roof rail by making the seal between body and rail thicker. I can't roll the top of the door in it with mess up the door and Quarter panel alignment. See the light in the picture need to fill that gap. Sorry for the long reply.

General Discussion / Re: what's happened to Team Camaro???
« on: July 05, 2020, 09:37:44 PM »
I used to visit to read the mail, but there is a learning curve in navigating the new web design that I'm not willing to invest the time in. The political stuff doesn't bother me. I can take as good as I get or just ignore it.

Restoration / Door Weatherstripping Opinions
« on: June 04, 2020, 04:24:06 AM »
It's time to purchase weatherstripping for the doors. A search came up with Metro latex and Camaro Specialties as the preferred brands, but the most recent thread was 5 years old. Are they still the ones to use or is there another company to consider? Thanks

Originality / Re: 1968 M-40 Kick down wiring?
« on: May 15, 2020, 03:33:41 AM »
Just a update, I believe I've resolved the wiring connections. Using the wiper wiring pages in the Aim I was able to, through the process of elimination and a little sleuthing, determine the correct kick down jumper connections. I thought the Aim would be more detailed in regards to the jumper connections. Thanks for the replies as always.

Garage Talk / Re: Carlisle Events
« on: May 05, 2020, 02:59:32 AM »
I'll be there. The closest I've come to knowing anybody that has the virus is my sons boss. He was ill, similar to the flu, has recovered after about a week. Everything else has been a friend of a friends  friends sisters cousin. I'm not buying the sky is falling rhetoric.

Originality / Re: 1968 M-40 Kick down wiring?
« on: April 28, 2020, 02:51:24 PM »
How the wiring/jumper ties into the wiper harness is not really clear in AIM. I could start plugging and unplugging things, but would prefer to get it right and avoid creating another problem. Thanks for the pictures. Paul

Originality / 1968 M-40 Kick down wiring?
« on: April 27, 2020, 02:22:21 AM »
I'm installing the trans kick down, but can't decipher the AIM illustration. The 2 single leads go to the kick down switch. The other plugs appear to wire into the wiper harness. Unfortunately I can determine how/where via the AIM illustration. Does anybody have a picture or wiring diagram. Thanks

Mild Modifications / Re: Power Steering 2 turns lock to lock?
« on: April 23, 2020, 03:08:42 AM »
It looks like the positives out way the negatives. I'll leave it as is and if the progress continues at its current pace I'll get some asphalt under it later this summer and see for myself. Thank for all the replies. Paul

Mild Modifications / Power Steering 2 turns lock to lock?
« on: April 22, 2020, 03:27:47 AM »
I added power steering to my 68 Camaro. This included upgrading a 68 box to 14.1 ratio. I also changed the steering arms to the short ones part#'s ending in 519/520. Additionally I added a 5 3/4" pitman arm and 5 3/8" idler arm and now have 2 turns lock to lock. I can't drive it, it's not together yet, no front clip. Doing a little research I've seen mention of 2.5 lock to lock, but nothing lower. Is this going to be a problem 2 turns is like a 3500lb. go-cart. Now would be a good time to change it if there's going to be a problem. Just looking for advise. Thanks

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