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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk sound deadner on: November 13, 2012, 12:11:50 PM
Jeff, can you post a picture of yours?
Ed-  I was just editing my post as you were typing.  See above.

I have a NOS trunk mat I purchased a long time ago.  If it needs protection from the heat, then I definitely want to put something down there.  The original tar-paper type material came apart when it was removed for refinishing the trunk.
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk sound deadner on: November 13, 2012, 12:03:46 PM
Gents, he's referring to the trunk paper that was added by Fisher Body on deluxe interior cars.

This one's a 68, but 69 is basically the same.

Any info on whether a convertible would be different?  My 68 convertible has a piece of 'trunk paper', but it isn't located above the muffler.  It runs front to back on the RH side of the trunk recess.  It appears to be the same shape as the picture Ed posted.  I wonder if this was simply a production mistake.

63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Problems with glass bead blasting on: November 11, 2012, 12:07:52 PM
Sounds like I have the same cabinet as you.  I have only used Biasil sand and Black beauty in mine.  I use a small shop vac on the port with the cone filter.  The air intake on the back is open (no filter over it).  I have no issues with dust unless the filter in the shop vac clogs.  I actually run an old shop vac without a filter in it now.  I set the shop vac outside and run a long hose to the suction port - filter clogging problem solved.  The gloves get sucked straight in as you mention.  So, check to make sure the vacuum isn't plugging up with fine dust.

How much pressure are you running to the blast gun?  As already said, it seems like your compressor is overpowering your vac and pressurizing the cabinet.

2 other suggestions for this cabinet:
1)  Make shields for the inside light from the clear protector tubes sold at HD or Lowes
2)  Buy or make clear shields for the main window
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rear Axle U Bolts on: November 09, 2012, 12:51:25 PM
  Just ordered two u's from Heartbeat the are supposed to be identical to factory ones. 
You may want to double-check what you are buying.  The HBC description gives the correct dimensions, but the picture shows an incorrect u-bolt with the flattened area and smaller diameter shank.

AMK has the correct ones.
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rear Axle U Bolts on: November 09, 2012, 07:57:36 AM
My 68 L30 12-bolt had one u-bolt and two t-bolts for each side.

On a related note, make sure you get the correct 3930054 u-bolts.  AMK has the correct u-bolts as part number B-11621.  The 'correct' u-bolts that the parts places sell (the ones with the flattened area) are not a match to the original 3930054 u-bolts.  If you're interested, Chick (68camaroz28) posted some u-bolt comparison pictures over on Team Camaro:  http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584&page=30
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: reputable machine shop in CT on: October 08, 2012, 10:35:30 PM
Precision Automotive in Simsbury rebuilt my L30 327 back in the mid 80's.  They also rebuilt a little 4-cyl for one of my Land Rovers in the mid 90's.  They do nice work.
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: tag on coil spring. on: July 12, 2012, 11:39:30 AM
I found my original tags toward the tops of the springs as well.
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 z28 chrome shifter ball on: July 09, 2012, 08:41:55 AM
In the 'old' days..  Why would there be repros?
Because the repro stuff has been around for a long time.
I think you are confusing the 'good old' days with the 'old' days. Smiley
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Defroster Vent - Seals? on: June 30, 2012, 10:37:31 AM
No problem.
Any suggestions on what to use?  The remnants of the original stuff (which is now basically turning to dust) seems to be a very lightweight open-cell foam.  I guess I can see what the local hardware store or McMaster Carr has.
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 29, 2012, 07:15:54 PM
The rear axle assembly was semi-gloss black, not full gloss.  Since the springs were not installed on the rear axle assembly when it was painted, I would assume that the mounting hardware is not painted.  Not sure about the vent tube.
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Defroster Vent - Seals? on: June 29, 2012, 04:13:57 PM
New info:
I went back and looked at the pictures I took when my upper dash was removed, and there were definitely foam seals between defroster duct and the metal dash top.  They were attached to the defroster duct, and were a single strip at the back edge of each side (they didn't go all the way around the openings).

I was also looking at the 69 AIM online today and noticed that it calls out for seals between the defroster duct and the metal upper dash.  They are different for each side, which seems strange.

So, is anybody installing these seals?  If so, what are you using?
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 3866568 Clutch Pivot Stud Thread Size on: June 22, 2012, 06:09:42 PM
^^Correct, they are all listed as the same.

Just checked and the threads are 1/2"-13.  Thanks for your help.
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 3866568 Clutch Pivot Stud Thread Size on: June 22, 2012, 02:25:50 PM
Thanks Ed.  I'll verify the threads this weekend.

Background:
When I was researching the 3866568 stud, I found some info about the threads being 3/8"-16.
This is what a place called Pontiac Paradise has to say about it:
http://pontiacparadise.com/shoptalk/2011/01/

They also have an ebay auction with similar info:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Reproduction-GM-Ball-Stud-used-60s-70s-GM-/250759330161?hash=item3a626bb971&item=250759330161&pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

I also found some posts on Team Camaro about the threads being 3/8"-16.  You can't always believe what you read or see in the internet, so I wanted to be sure.  I'm fairly sure the threads on the one I have are 1/2"-13.
74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 3866568 Clutch Pivot Stud Thread Size on: June 22, 2012, 12:51:30 PM
I recently picked up a new GM clutch bellcrank pivot stud.  This is the stud that screws into the engine block, and the bellcrank (z-bar) pivots on it.
I want to confirm that I got the right part, since it didn't have any original packaging with it.  I know the correct GM part number is 3866568. My car is at the body shop so I can't get to it right now to confirm.

Can someone please confirm what the correct thread size is for this stud.  Thanks.

This is what I bought:
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Side Marker Light Gaskets on: June 20, 2012, 07:04:41 PM
My car is a convertible, so I don't have the clips at the ends of the bottom molding. 
Thanks for your help.
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