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Restoration / 68 Dash Pad - Again
« on: October 01, 2007, 05:10:07 PM »
I was looking through the new Rick's catalog and saw that they are advertising a new vinyl wrapped 68 dash pad with a steel core.  Now, I remember a few years back that they had a similar dash pad but it wasn't available for too long.  I would like to install a new dash pad on my 68 when it finally goes back together, but I really don't want a poor quality OER reproduction.  I also don't want to 'sacrifice' my original dash pad to have it restored since it is in fairly good shape.
Has anyone had any experience with this latest version of the 68 dash pad?

Restoration / Re: Help me with correct resto colors on a Qjet 7029202
« on: August 28, 2007, 12:56:16 AM »
This Q-Jet carb was restored by Jerry at CHP.  The finishes matched the original ones except for the cross-shafts.  Originally, they were a green color (some type of anti-friction coating), but they came back cad plated.  I wish that I had known beforehand that this 'change' was going to be made - I would have asked to leave the shafts alone.

Originality / Re: T3 vs PowerBeam Headlamps in 67-69's
« on: August 22, 2007, 01:30:07 PM »
FYI - I found NOS T-3 headlights from a place called Dated Components in Kempton, PA (610-756-6453) a while back.  He may still have some.  I tested them, but after seeing the light output I have no intention of actually using them for night driving.

Also, Lectric Limited claims that they will have the 'correct' T-3 reproduction headlights available in September.  If these are good reproductions, I may just end up selling my NOS lights and get these:

Mild Modifications / Re: ORIGINAL 67 Z28 STYLE COWL INTAKE FAB
« on: July 17, 2007, 08:31:24 PM »
Here you go, and it's only $926  ;):

Mild Modifications / Re: Air Shocks
« on: July 17, 2007, 05:17:33 PM »
A few years back, I bought a set of AC Delco air shocks for my multileaf '68.  Has anyone checked to see if these are still available?

Check out for interior lacquer paint.  I bought some from them, but haven't sprayed my dash yet.

You'd think it would be a slam dunk to take the original lacquer formula and generate a modern equivilant
You would think.  Now, try matching an exterior color like ash gold - what a pain.  I finally had to send a sample to the BASF color labs to have my exterior paint matched.

General Discussion / Re: Jerry, you're on Ebay!
« on: May 11, 2007, 01:42:47 AM »
I believe that's Jerry's signature.   :)

Yes, I can see that it is, but is this supposed to be some type of 'value added'?  I just see it as something that needs to be removed. :)

General Discussion / Re: Jerry, you're on Ebay!
« on: May 10, 2007, 04:50:15 PM »
What's with the signature on the shift surround?  Is that supposed to increase the value? ???

Restoration / Re: 68 convertible windshield frame
« on: May 04, 2007, 03:31:42 PM »
I don't have any pictures, but that area is exposed.

By the way, are you using reproduction header moldings?  If so, how is the fit?  I have a set of NOS header moldings, but they need to be rechromed to be up to my standards.  I'm wondering if it is worth it, or if I should just get the repros.  Thanks.

I also noticed you have your small vacuum line running to the front of the q-jet. Is that the correct spot? Also it looks like a hard line too?
Yes, the vacuum line to the distributor uses a hard line with a short piece of rubber line on each end (about 2" on the carb side and about 6-8" on the dist. side).  I bought the new hard line from Rick's since the original was in fairly bad shape.

Here are a few pictures of my spare.  It has no markings, so I can't be sure if it is a real GM part or not.

...and one more for good measure......

Another picture......

Ah, a very elusive piece.  I have attached a picture of mine.  The hose has hardened up a little over the years.  It still has the original markings on it.  Many years ago, I remember picking up a spare.  If I can find it I will try to take a few pictures of it for you.

Originality / Re: 68 z master cylinder
« on: April 23, 2007, 08:18:15 PM »
The master cylinder on my original owner 68 L30/M20 was painted black.  It's good to know that I was correct painting it black again after restoration.

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