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331  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ac delco voltage regulator part number for 68 L34? on: May 01, 2006, 11:32:43 AM
Note the pencil marks on the side.
Kurt-
Interesting that you noted the pencil marks.  I just restored my original regulator.  I documented the pencil markings and re-applied them in the same location after the base was re-plated.  It's good to verify that these were original markings.
Thanks,
Jeff
332  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Voltage Regulator Restoration/Upgrade Completed! on: April 19, 2006, 09:51:48 PM
 I just finished assembling my original voltage regulator using the 'guts' from the solid state unit.  Maybe I'll post this over on the "restoration" forum as well. 

Here are all of the parts of my regulator, plus the circuit board out of the solid state regulator:


Top view of circuit board installed with brass screws:


Bottom view.


Finished!:
333  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: April 12, 2006, 12:03:02 PM
OK, my replated base is on its way back to me.  I'll try to snap some photos when I am re-assembling the regulator with the solid state internals.  I'll have a fresh NOS correct cover, gasket & screws, replated original base, replated male connectors, and original black plastic 'thingy'.  It should look great when assembled (I just hope it works).  The only give-away will be the screws attaching the connectors instead of rivets, but you won't be able to see them once it's installed.
334  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: March 30, 2006, 04:30:12 PM
Thanks for the quick reply, John.
335  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: March 30, 2006, 08:35:59 AM
OK, I got the VR715, popped the cover off and drilled out 5 rivets to remove the circuit board.  As expected, 4 of the holes line up perfectly with the original base - the ones for the 4 connectors.  The 5th hole is a ground for the circuit board.  I marked and drilled this hole in the original base, and everything fits perfectly.  Very simple & easy.  For final assembly, I will either use rivets or small brass screws.  Sorry I didn't take any pictures, but I was moving too fast.

Now, does anyone know the correct plating for the base?  I was going to have it silver cadmuim plated along with some other parts.

-Jeff
336  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: March 30, 2006, 08:28:25 AM
Don-
I love it!  You made the right choice.  Great looking car.
-Jeff
337  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: March 28, 2006, 09:21:12 PM
Great news, Don.  I'll be picking mine up tomorrow. 
I just stripped down my original Delco voltage regulator.  I now have a bare metal base, and hopefully I will try installing the solid state 'guts' this weekend.  I'll let you all know how I make out.
338  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: March 28, 2006, 04:17:44 PM
Exactly - I'm trying to keep the bottom half of the regulator that has the part # and date code.  I actually still have the original regulator that came on my car from the factory, so I will pick up a VR715 and see if I can make it work with the original base.  If I can, I will just have my original base re-plated after the necessary modifications.  I love these fun little projects......
339  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Voltage regulator not working properly? on: March 28, 2006, 12:51:48 PM
I am looking at using the VR715 voltage regulator as well for reliability.  Does anyone know if the 'guts' of the solid state unit can be swapped onto the base of an original Delco unit?  I hate to get rid of my NOS regulator that has the correct date code & part number stamped on the base.  The NOS unit has small adjustment knobs on it, but I have never had good luck adjusting them in the past.
340  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: rallye green 68 w/ 716 Custom Ivory Houndstooth buckets...help on: February 10, 2006, 12:36:36 PM
Contact C.A.R.S. - see www.carsinc.com.  They show the houndstooth covers available with black, parchment, and white vinyl.  I assume that the white is really ivory.  I purchased my black/houndstooth covers from them and they are truly a work of art.  Each set is hand made on an as-ordered basis, so they should be able to make you a set with any color vinyl that you want.  I hope this helps you a little.
-Jeff
341  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Tach restorations who does them? on: January 26, 2006, 12:15:42 PM
I had D & M restore my Tic-Toc-Tach.  They do very nice work.
342  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Headlamps on: January 26, 2006, 12:04:38 PM
I believe that the Power Beam lights were replacements that became available in the early 1970's.
343  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Fuel Filter Relocation on: January 26, 2006, 08:07:38 AM
Thanks John.  Now...I'm afraid to ask.....if the carb was 'fixed' using the parts store kit in the past, do you think there is any way to salvage the casting?  Mine was fixed like this, but I still have the original piece.  I will probably send it to Camaro Hi-Performance for the rebuild/restoration.  Hopefully they will have access to a replacement casting if required.
344  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Fuel Filter Relocation on: January 25, 2006, 12:28:41 PM
I have a 68 Camaro with the L30 327.  The Q-jet carb has a small filter built into the inlet, and the threads for the retainer are a bit chewed up (which I guess is common).  I intend to have the carb rebuilt/restored, but I do not want to have to deal with this filter in the future.  I also do not want to use an in-line filter between the fuel pump and carb because I would like everything under the hood to look original.  What are my options?  Can I use a filter located in the rubber line back by the fuel tank?  Is it bad to put a filter in upstream of the fuel pump?
Any input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Jeff
345  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 RS Convertible with special-order two-tone interior - RARE FIND? on: January 24, 2006, 08:42:28 PM
Keep an eye on the classified ads over at Team Camaro (http://www.camaros.net/classifieds/).  You may also want to contact Bob Mayle at Stainless Trim Restoration (www.stainlessresto.com or 716-683-4018).  Bob is a very nice guy and he did a fantastic job restoring my reveal moldings.  He was reasonably priced as well.  I believe that he can weld the holes and restore the moldings.  Keep us posted on your progress.
-Jeff
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