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1891  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 front bumper guards on: November 29, 2006, 11:19:35 PM
Part of the confusion might come from the original GM illustrations for 68 front bumper guards.  Under custom features the illustration for front guards looks shorter...
1892  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 12 bolt applications on: November 28, 2006, 09:42:20 AM
Listen to Hotrod...  Anyone who drove aggressively or had a teenager in the 60s knew about the Powerglide "slip".  In other words, if you drove aggressively, it was only a matter of time once you started feeling that slip in your glide.  My sister personally proved this in 3 months from her 16th birthday on a 67 Chevelle.  When the THM 350 came out in 69 they quickly outsold the glides and for good reason.  If you wanted power and performance in 67 you drove a stick.

In recent years, I've had a 57 Bel Air, a 61 Impala, and now, a 68 Camaro with glide.  They've all done fine, but my purpose in each of those cars was for cruising and shows.  If I planned to do more on the performance side, I'd at least put in a THM350.
1893  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: November 27, 2006, 09:01:42 AM
Yes!  Thanks! And sorry to be so much trouble.
So the 67 stampings really were "hidden".
1894  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct color for '68 underbody on: November 25, 2006, 07:19:16 PM

Do take a look at William's comments in the thread that Richard mentions.  I think William hit the nail right on the head!  That nice, uniform black underbody is "show car stuff". But do make sure you catch William's 2nd post in that thread and JohnZ's comments.  It's equally hard to make resto. painting look "original".

I spent four hours the other day with the guy who does a lot of the historic preservation certifications for AACA.  I learned (among a lot of things) that underbody restoration is an art unto itself.

Sounds like you're about ready to get your car back together and on the road.  As you know, Thanksgiving day turned out to be a great day for cruising here in NC!
1895  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: What kind of glue? on: November 24, 2006, 02:39:32 PM
Appreciate it, John!
Once you explained it, I went back to the AIM and saw how it happened...
It's great to get the info. from someone who saw it happen!  Grin Grin Grin
1896  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / What kind of glue? on: November 24, 2006, 10:23:11 AM
John or anybody,

OK, I realize this would be a good question for Trivial Pursuit, but what kind of glue was ORIGINALLY used for things like the tire pressure or jack instructions?  The AIM shows that glue was applied (even how much) and I've gathered from other posts on CRG that this was done with a glue gun.  (JohnZ mentions that some broadcast sheets were glued to the top of the gas tank at Van Nuys.) But what kind of glue?  Clear or white? Water-soluble or not?
1897  Site Comments / Discussion / Site Comments/Discussion / Pictures in Messages? on: November 22, 2006, 02:49:54 PM
Is there a way to attach pictures in email messages?  Buddy and I have tried unsuccessfully several times to send a picture through the message function of CRG.
1898  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: How do members stand on dealer installed undercoating? on: November 22, 2006, 11:57:23 AM
Thanks a million, John!  The previous owner of my car did the black underbody painting, but it appears he did not do the wheel wells.  This helps a lot.
1899  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How much effect does CE engine code have on value? on: November 22, 2006, 11:41:48 AM
It's just that some 69s did have a return line.
Look here:  --in the chart under return fuel line.

The 69 folks outnumber we 68s and 67s.  So, eventually references at least imply 69 stuff.  You'll get used to it.   Wink  In fact, learning the differences is very helpful.

It's great to have another 68 in the crowd!  Grin  Grin  Grin
1900  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: How do members stand on dealer installed undercoating? on: November 21, 2006, 04:33:41 PM
So, the factory coverage was partial? Where? (That's what I'm trying to figure.)
1901  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pilot Bushing Installation Depth?? on: November 21, 2006, 03:59:55 PM
We're with you, RobF!  I love my Camaro, but any 30s Ford is a great temptation.  Of course, it's not just the cash for the car and resto.  You also have to have a place to store it!

You've got any easy job if you are trying to kill the upcoming Camaro.  GM will do most of your work for you, I'm afraid! Can you tell us what you have worked on???
1902  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 327 / 210HP - TORQUE? on: November 18, 2006, 02:12:54 PM
I got that figure straight out of the 68 Camaro literature that GM sends out when you call their toll free number and ask for it.  The info is free!

Look here:

Although, I do agree with these other guys.  That's pretty optimistc.
1903  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 camaro 7 blade fan 3931002 on: November 17, 2006, 07:38:31 PM
Look here:

And here:
1904  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: lock nut for the shifter ball on: November 17, 2006, 05:03:27 PM
The P&A 30A describes it as a "Knob Unit" and clearly shows it in two parts just like John described it.

1905  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: How do members stand on dealer installed undercoating? on: November 17, 2006, 04:23:23 PM
John, Steve, or anybody,

Please post a picture of how the original undercoating looks now in the wheelwell.
I'd appreciate it!
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