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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 dash pad on: July 24, 2010, 01:04:56 AM
so your saying there is no difference between the pads the deluxe interior just got the trim applied, standard didn't? thanks
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 68 dash pad on: July 23, 2010, 10:48:36 AM
can some one tell me if you can put the chrome/stainless trim from a deluxe interior dash pad onto a standard pad. thanks
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 fender support shield? on: June 03, 2009, 02:32:11 AM
the rubber is included in the repo kit for the fender well a-arm splash set available from ricks and probably other camaro houses. don't know about the clip.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 1969 Big Block Failed to Start! on: May 27, 2009, 01:24:33 PM
Some of the aftermarket companies sell a starter wrap that displaces the heat. It has a shiny side that looks like foil, wraps like a blanket around starter, attaches with wire ties, it maybe made of asbestos, not sure. I've used it in the past with good results. I think I got mine from summit. inexpensive solution.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z28engine mounts on: May 22, 2009, 10:26:49 AM
The ones I purchased at Napa resemble the one's you see when you open the link. closest new one's
I could find.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z28engine mounts on: May 21, 2009, 02:47:38 AM
I found what closely resembled the original non locking mounts for my 68 BB at the local Napa dealer. They had multiple listings some locking, some not. Your results may depend on how helpful the counter person is !
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new camaro weight on: May 21, 2009, 02:33:41 AM
it's the culmination of small stuff ! airbags, 3-4 computers, power everything and the wiring to support it,bigger wheels and tires, ac, cushy interior, insulation through out, big 4 wheel disc brakes and on and on. Had a similiar thought when I scaled my f-150 supercrew (5500lbs), that started me think about where the weight comes from considering the amount of plastic, composites and aluminum used today.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 12 bolt rear ? on: May 19, 2009, 02:07:44 AM
Sorry for the wrong info I didn't catch the 68 Chevy II reference. When I think of Chevy II's I think of 63-67, 68-72's are Nova's in my mind. 63-67's are the narrower ones. 68-72 should be a direct swap with a Camaro.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 12 bolt rear ? on: May 18, 2009, 02:30:30 PM
If I remember correctly the Chevy ll rear is 1" narrower. which is great for tire clearance in a Camaro
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 copo with hideaway head lights? on: May 05, 2009, 03:27:45 PM
The was also a 1968 SS L78 TH400 Nova with COPO 9738

This might seem like a dumb question, but when you don't know !!! I was of the belief that you couldn't get a L 78 with a auto until 69. Am I wrong or were Nova's different?
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Hood hinges and springs on: April 29, 2009, 10:25:05 PM
I purchased new hinges and springs from GM parts direct a couple years ago and specificly ordered SS springs. I've got the body back together with the new parts . After opening the hood fully it falls back down 3-4'' and I haven't installed the insulation or the louvers yet. The springs have 28 coils which i believe is correct for the SS hood. I don't think it's the norm, shouldn't the hood stay open fully? thanks Paul
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rally wheel dating on: April 29, 2009, 02:55:41 PM
In 67 if your car had disk brakes it automatically optioned to the "Disk Brake Wheels"?  What did Chevrolet call the wheels?
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rally wheel dating on: April 29, 2009, 12:06:50 PM
I'm have been looking for the same wheel, with the same results, no early 68 dates(04A car) XN code appears to be for drum brakes, XG for disc brakes cars. The Chevrolet by the Number Book doesn't list a code for drum brake rally wheels in 67 that I could find(may be missing something though) DA  code in 67 is for Camaro D/B ex ss, rally. DG code Camaro SS with D/B, rally. I'm guessing the SS wheel would be 6" wide vs 5" for the standard explaining the different codes. I don't see anything about 67 wheels not being dated. The search continues. Paul
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: honing a engine cylinder on: April 07, 2009, 09:45:04 PM
The honing process is better left to someone with experience, not for the novice. When done properly you get good results, improperly, the rings don't seal, to much material removed, your buying pistons and having the engine bored.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '67 RS front parking light brackets??? on: March 01, 2009, 11:28:25 PM
put the parking lights in place then install the brackets over the studs of the parking lights from the back and secure them with the nuts. the backets pinch(for lack of a better word) the valance between the body of the lamp and bracket thus securing the assembly. hope this helps
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