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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Control Arm Alignment Shims on: April 04, 2013, 08:15:48 PM
I found an exact set on eBay....changed-out my rusty ones. 
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: License Plate Mounting on: March 27, 2013, 08:40:43 PM
Thanks for the info & pictures!!!  Really appreciate it!
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / License Plate Mounting on: March 26, 2013, 09:12:52 PM
Here's a good one for you guys with original / survivor cars.

What do the screws that hold the front & back license plates look like? 

Are they rounded-headed slotted screws or hex head like the "assembly line" screws sold at Heartbeat City?

Small item, but details are details.  Gotta get it right!!!
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67-Distributor Fake or Real.... learn & stop this crap on: March 20, 2013, 07:52:13 PM
I'm not an expert by any means, but the stamping looks OK to me.  A1 Cardone does thousands of these rebuilds like McDonalds makes hamburgers.  Too bad they had to ruin the surface with a sand / glass bead.  It shouldn't look like that.  Putting it back on a lathe to get the "machine - turned look" would just screw it up even worse.  Either way, if I had a L78 Camaro....I'd pass on this one.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Vigilite Light Monitoring System Fiber Optic Cable on: February 22, 2013, 08:58:44 PM
I always find the Crofon F.O. cable at auto recyclers....... all from Cadillac Coup de Ville's.  Now I have plenty cable for backup if I ever need it.  
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Reproduction Tire Age on: November 25, 2012, 06:47:11 PM
OK...

I've had a set of Goodyear Polyglas repro tires since 1995, and they still look great.  No dryrot, cracks or anything that indicates any failure.  These tires have no more that 3000 miles on them.  The car is always stored in a garage....and the tires have always been given a coating of Meguiers Protective coating - front and back side at least three times a year.

Now for the stupid question........should I replace these guys before something blows?Huh  I'm pretty sure 17 years on a set of tires is kinda risky....

If I replace, I'm going with Radial T/A's.......$1000 for four tires is nuts.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Does anyone sell original style (R59 & R89) battery cases - empty? on: October 09, 2012, 09:28:23 PM
David,

I wouldn't gut that battery until you use it up.....as long as it has never been filled, it should be good to go....
It should last for a few years at least, as long as you keep it charged with a Battery Tender....

Just my 2 cents...
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Hershey 2012 on: October 09, 2012, 06:59:57 PM
Personally, I agree about Carlisle....all the "good stuff" has been gone years ago....
Except for the car corral, Carlisle for the most part is full of junk and Chinese tool vendors.....
It's still a good way to exercise!!!
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Does anyone sell original style (R59 & R89) battery cases - empty? on: October 09, 2012, 06:56:09 PM
I've done the procedure that festival above talks about, except that I put an Odessey Racing battery inside the case.  I've done this on a few (maybe 10 at most) batteries that are in some of the nicest Camaro & Nova restorations.  One of my batteries is presently in the most famous 68 Z28 Camaro Stock Eliminator car...but I'm not bragging..... Wink

I've only worked on batteries that hace been dead & dried out before I gut them.  My local battery dealer takes the guts for his lead reclamation after I soak it all in baking soda to neutralize the acid.  I will say, the "no maintenance batteries", are the easiest to gut.

I showed one of my battery conversions to Rick George (former Rick's Camaro owner), and he thought it woud be a great business venture, but he doubted that I could get away without getting in trouble with licensing companies & patent infrigment....so I dropped the whole idea.

There is a thread on this site that has a picture of a gutted battery for an early Corvette.....I beleive it was converted to hold an Odessey Racing battery.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: One of the most influential cars of the sixtys. on: September 23, 2012, 03:21:27 PM
...but they are just talkin about the 69 here dudes ! Wink

Was there any doubt?  Smiley
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: oil in carpet on: September 23, 2012, 03:18:12 PM
Not worth the time.  For what a new carpet costs, I'd just replace it.
After spending money on cleaners, and trying to get it out of the carpet......too much time....too much trouble
Plus, you'll never get the oily smell out.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Endura Bumpers are horrible on: September 10, 2012, 03:07:39 PM
Welcome to the world of bad reproduction Camaro parts.

Why make this junk in the first place?Huh
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Starter clicking before start on: August 14, 2012, 06:08:12 PM
I would do a continuity check of all the wires that go to the starter circuit.  It does sound like you have a low voltage condition......could be you have a grounding issue.  Check all the ground connections starting at the battery...if there is any paint keeping the ground to be "true", then a low voltage condition like your speaking of can happen.

Nice job on the car.....

 
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Fuel Pump on: July 30, 2012, 03:14:44 PM
Stingr.......I think you make a good point.......having the car stranded on the side of the road and on fire....

I'm heading to parts store tonight.......
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Fuel Pump on: July 28, 2012, 09:52:16 PM
I've had the same AC fuel pump on my car since 1992......I'm wondering if I should replace it.

Now....the $10,000.00 dollar question........I have a new AC pump that's a few years old.....should I use this one, or just get a new one...

I wonder if someone rebuilts these things.....
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