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1921  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Air cleaner BASE has 'holes' in it ...original??? on: October 03, 2006, 07:03:16 PM

Back in the early 60s there were guys (not exactly rocket scientists) who would drill holes to allow more air in (That's why I asked about the filter relationship).  Granted, it was probably the wrong approach to a good idea by guys who owned a drill but didn't have the money to buy a new breather.
1922  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 750 CFM Edlebrock on: October 02, 2006, 07:19:36 PM
Well... I've always read that you really don't need more than 650 CFM on any small block unless you plan on racing it... However, the 600 you already have is just fine for the street.
I agree with Ed.
But let me also say:
What are your goals for your 68?
If it is a driver, Ed is certainly right.  Too big justs costs money.
If it is to show and originality counts, you've already done too much.
If you want someone to look under the hood and say, "Looks sweet!", then the bigger the better and do it in chrome.
1923  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: **BEWARE** ebay scammers hitting it hard today !!!!!!! on: October 01, 2006, 12:31:29 PM
Thanks for the heads up...

When you find such things you should report it, IMMEDIATELY!  Shocked  Shocked  Shocked

Since we're always using such sites, we can be a "Community Watch".
1924  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cast Iron Transmission on: September 28, 2006, 12:56:38 PM
Look on pages 280 and following of Colvins, BY THE NUMBERS, 65-69, when you do find the numbers. Ed is right.  It should be a cast iron Saginaw in a 327/275.  But the numbers you gave aren't...
1925  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Air cleaner BASE has 'holes' in it ...original??? on: September 27, 2006, 08:27:26 PM
Where are these holes in relation to the air filter?  Around the outer edge of the base where the air would flow through the filter?
1926  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stupid question of the day on: September 26, 2006, 09:32:03 AM
Actually, "modifying" was a popular past time in the 60s and 70s.  In fact, lots of us who are restoring in the 00s got our start modifying back then.  Reasons: the Z label was popular, hideaway headlights were cool, and the Y chromosome (make that the Why-not chromosome).
1927  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Sealer between blower motor and housing ??? on: September 25, 2006, 05:13:37 PM
The only sealer that the 68 Chassis Service Manual mentions is in the blower assembly replacement and repair.  If you haven't already looked, take a look at figure 4 on 1A-3.
1928  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How Much Do You Drive? on: September 24, 2006, 07:20:37 AM
Well, finally got up to 50 votes...

Gonna shut this down soon...

Thanks to those who voted and posted...

If you haven't, please do!
1929  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Best way to preserve the build sheet? on: September 22, 2006, 12:32:35 PM
Yes, have it laminated, but before you do take a digital picture of it.
1930  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Under hood weather stripping and decals on: September 21, 2006, 04:44:08 PM
I'd love to know if GM found a problem in the 67 that made them put the seal on the 68...
I figure the "stickum" on the 68 seal probably didn't last till you got home being exposed to motor heat, so the clips in 69 make sense.
And after John's explanation, I think I'll try to find the seal and clips and put them on my 68 original or not.  My car doesn't overheat with the A/C running, but I can tell it doesn't get real happy about it in July.
1931  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: brake line leak..pulling my hair out!! on: September 21, 2006, 10:09:44 AM
Niick P,
I'm just offering sympathy and hope:
I had the same problem...  Never got any real "fix" suggested for it.  But after trying about a dozen times, I finally got it seated right.
I know why I had trouble seating it: I'm not a plumber and that's what this is... a plumbing problem. 
Here's the hope: I got it fixed in January and no leak since!

I should add that my brake lines appear to be original...
1932  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Under hood weather stripping and decals on: September 20, 2006, 08:45:11 PM
What's really interesting is that the 68 A.I.M. has a note (#10) for the seal to "Remove backing for installation", indicating that the seal used double sided tape to apply to the support.

That helps!  I have original factory air on my 68, but no seal... and no holes for clips. 
1933  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Under hood weather stripping and decals on: September 20, 2006, 03:23:42 PM
Three questions:
1. Does the P&A list other models that had this seal?  (Maybe those would turn up in the junk yard.)
2. Is there a P/N, description, and/or picture of the clips?
3. Exactly where are the holes for the clips?
1934  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What size wheels can I go with on a 69 Camaro? on: September 18, 2006, 04:20:15 PM

I'm the last person to check anybody's math...  But let me tell you from practical experience that the wider width will cause the occasional scraping problem.  I "inherited" a brand new set of tires on my car from the previous owner.  (And yes, I'm too cheap to not drive on them.)  But I have 8 on the back and yes, 7 on the front.  I actually get more scraping on the front.  It's not that bad and it doesn't appear to hurt the tire or molding on the end of the wheel well.  But it does scrape any time I hit a bump of "significance".  And yes, my springs and shocks are good (almost too firm a ride).
But let me also say, they do grip and drive well.  It does help to get that much rubber on the road.
You cannot tell that much from the thumbnail pic, but you can see they fill the wheel well.
1935  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Horn Placement on: September 17, 2006, 11:43:12 AM
How about helping me fill in the blanks.
I know from a 68 RS and the 68 AIM that the horns were moved to the center. (As was true for the optional Low Note horn.)  Was that true on all RS models 67 & 69?
"Normally" the horns on a 69 were on straight  brackets off each side of the hood latch brace...?
On 68 they were on the driver's side... How about 67?
Were there any other exceptions concerning horn placement from the factory?
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