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1966  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone ever used the brush on/spray on sound deadener. on: August 11, 2006, 08:41:27 AM
Well, this is a non-Camaro answer.  Last year an AACA buddy of mine did a whole lot of work on his Corvair.  One of the things he did was to add sound deadener.  The kind he used was more brush on (and nasty to apply) than what appears on the website you listed.  I can only tell a very slight difference (and in a Corvair... well, who cares?).  But he swears it is a noteable diiference.  So, I pressed him and he says, "Well, maybe about 25% quieter..."
1967  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: selling my 68 #s matching ss rs 396 4 speed ? on: August 11, 2006, 08:30:35 AM
And post a picture here...
1968  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: August 11, 2006, 08:29:32 AM
So, this really is a subjective issue...

I've commented before on this site about driving a 69 Camaro a few years ago that had been modified and a new Vette steering system, etc. now graced the front end.  I thought I would like it... But I HATED it.  It was way too jerky!

I've got my own "theory" about the steering feel of all the so-called coke bottle style bodies of the 60s --manual or power steering.  I think the feel has a "floating" sensation to it.  It seems more pronounced in the Mustang than in the Camaro.

Would still love to hear from some more of you...

BTW, JKZ27, I love your comment about the cracked steering wheel.  My theory about cracked steering wheels is most of them came from holding on tight when you pushed the gas peddle down to the floor.  Grin
1969  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: July 31, 2006, 05:57:17 AM
I guess all these over weight cars are also hard to steer?

I'd still love opinions about steering --manual or power...

(Thanks John and Dave!)
1970  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: July 27, 2006, 05:10:14 AM
Thanks John!  I didn't think it was the same steering system.  I'm actually surprised it was the same as the early Chevy II.

I'd love to know whay you think about manual vs poer steering in 1st gen Camaros?  Huh
1971  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: July 26, 2006, 04:11:03 AM
OK, so when someone says "feel" they mean "more work and sweat"?  Undecided

Was the manual steering on a 70 vette the same system as a 1st gen Camaro?  Huh

...Where are all these people who keep singing the praises of manual?  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
1972  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Do You Really "Feel" the Road Better With Manual? on: July 25, 2006, 03:33:06 AM
I realize this is a fairly subjective question...  Wink

I've been watching a thread (and a poll) on Team Camaro about manual vs power steering with great interest.  My 68 has power steering and I'm not about to switch to manual... Haven't owned a car with maual steering since the 60s.  (Let's face it, at slow speeds or in a tight situation, it's like driving a bus.) But several of my classic car friends (and I noticed in this poll several folks who have maual steering) claim they can "feel" the road better.

Do you think you get a better feel with manual?  If so, how and why?  Huh Huh Huh

(Thanks in advance!)  Grin
1973  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mystery '67 Camaro Update - Title in hand! on: July 22, 2006, 03:15:32 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!  Most people in the end are decent and will do the right things.  And your patience and hard work paid off.
1974  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Dash paint color on: July 22, 2006, 03:10:12 AM
There were actually several interior color possibilities in 68.  They were related to exterior color, but not necesarily the same, and you could customize some. (I'm a long way from my research info. right now or I would tell you what they are.)
These are web pages with the 68 promos:
If your car is a Norwood car look at the interior number on your cowl tag.  I'm betting it says 712, which is black standard interior.
Look at this on CRG to verify:
1975  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Replacing rear housing on: July 16, 2006, 10:34:14 AM
Man, you guys are taking me back!
Actually, I think its great when we share "terminology".
It's also very helpful to know what is interchangable and what's not.
1976  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Replacing rear housing on: July 14, 2006, 03:50:38 AM
Well, I'm old enough to remember...  Cabbage head and also a couple of politically incorrect names.
Are you just considering a cosmetic change; i.e., 12 bolt look but all 10 bolt stuff including the gear assembly?
I'm really not sure any of it would work.  It might fit, but what would you gain?
1977  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Tires - how wide to go on my 14x6 rallys? on: July 13, 2006, 05:31:59 AM
Yep, stick to John's advice.

When I bought my 68 327/powerglide, the previous owner had just put 15x7 rally wheels with brand new WIDE tires on it.  Since my car is a driver for now, needless to say, I'm going to run them for a while.  You can't tell by my thumbnail picture, but too wide is not a good look.  Eventually, I'm going to stock.
1978  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro Restoration on: July 12, 2006, 05:51:13 AM
I think the moral of this story is
--Get your info. together before you start...
--It pays to shop around...
--Set limits...
--Ask CRG!
1979  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: correct speedo gear on: July 08, 2006, 04:42:16 AM
If it didn't help Tinkerr, it sure helped several of the rest of us.  We've been hunting for that chart.  Thanks, Ed!

1980  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Your worst 1st generation Camaro fears - realized on: July 01, 2006, 04:08:29 PM
Basically, that makes it an improperly registered kit car, doesn't it?!?

We should protest, but they don't make it easy to email them!
Both the Speed website and the press releases for CCR do not give a direct email address.  You have to fill out a request form
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