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2131  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Hissing brake booster? on: March 02, 2006, 08:15:34 AM
And like my daddy always told me, "Before you make her go faster, first make sure she'll stop!"
2132  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 jack color on: March 01, 2006, 11:03:09 AM
Take a look at this discussion of 67 jacks:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=272.0
Mine is black, but I'm sure it is not original.  I've also seen some gray 68s.
There is the possibility that both were used.
2133  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 406 small block on: February 28, 2006, 06:19:47 PM
As always, John is right.  It is not an original first generation Camaro motor.  What you have, however, is a potentially great "street racing" machine.  The great thing about a small block 406 is that it has "street manners" (torque, rpms, etc.) but it is really a racing motor (depending on how it is set up... may have 600+ hp).

What else can you tell us about it???

Here is another article about the 406: http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/68999/

By the way, THE decoding book for first generation Camaros is: Chevrolet by the Numbers: The Essential Chevrolet Parts Reference, 1965-1969 Alan L. Colvin.  By what John said above (no 406 until 1970) it may not help you much on the motor, but it is a wealth of info. about the rest of your car.  There is a 1970-75 edition.
2134  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 406 small block on: February 27, 2006, 05:51:57 PM
I'll let the CRG members give you the low down on decoding, but you might want to go to the decoding button on this site and start with the flollowing link:
http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml

I can tell you that the 406 does exist.  The following link is an article from Chevy High Performance about a 406 build up.
http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/techarticles/148_0306_406/

2135  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro Restoration on: February 27, 2006, 02:02:01 PM
Not only is it not funny, it sounds like a crime!
Please post back and tell us you are joking!
2136  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: powerglide shifting on: February 24, 2006, 04:49:36 PM
Rich,
Thanks for the web site.  I back tracked into the home page and found all kinds of interesting manuals and brochures.  First look, didn't see anything on 1st Gen Camaros.  Are there any other sites like that, which you know of?
Sorry, dab67, for getting this thread a little off topic...
2137  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: powerglide shifting on: February 22, 2006, 09:26:37 PM
dab67,
John mentioning the Assembly Manual made me think...
The linkage adjustment procedure I'm talking about is called "Auto. Trans. -Trans. to Carb. Linkage Adjustment".  Remember my car is a 68, so I'm speaking from the 68 Assembly Manual.  In the 68 manual it is page 340 (handwritten), UPC M35 A17.  What I called the kickdown rod, the manual calls "throttle valve rod".  The procedure does look pretty simple: someone has to fully depress the accelerator pedal, while you adjust the swivel on the throttle valve rod.
Assuming neither one of us have the problems John mentions above --and since both cars seem to run fine otherwise, we probably don't-- this should be our fix.
As I recall, the mechanic who looked at my linkage did it by himself, so he may not have set it right.  John's advice about taking the manual to the shop is right!
Maybe this will help.  The weather is so lousy here.  It will probably be a couple of weeks before I can try it out.
Good luck to you, too!
2138  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Inflator Bottle on: February 22, 2006, 04:54:45 PM
There are a couple on ebay right now...
2139  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: powerglide shifting on: February 21, 2006, 03:14:46 PM
I'm a little mechanically "blind" myself.  Everything except the passing gear does seem to shift properly.  (I actually thought my "glide" was shifting into high too quckly, but the chart showed me it was right in the range.) I suspect it is in the linkage, too.  It all looks sort of thrown together.  If nothing else, I'm going to ask the shop to tighten everything up.  Next sunny day, I'm going to put my manual under my arm and see what they can do.

I'd love to know from John or anyone else if this is a common problem for powerglide.  I've owned and driven half a dozen cars with the "glide" but never seen this.
2140  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: powerglide shifting on: February 21, 2006, 12:46:13 PM
I've got the same problem... Even after adjusting the kickdown rod as far as it would go, the passing gear will not kick in.  It seems as if the rod itself is too long.  (In my case, my motor, etc. is a mutt, but it runs fine.) I had A mechanic look at it, but he couldn't get it to work.  I'm going to take my 68 service manual to my FAVORITE mechanic and see what he can do. 
2141  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: side mirrors on: February 20, 2006, 09:03:04 PM
Has scuffing up the ball --without using locktite-- continued to work? Huh
I tried the silicone and it gave way eventually even without the car wash. Roll Eyes
My concern is using the locktite and then later needing to adjust the mirror.
2142  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reproduction 1969 Camaro Coupe Shells on: February 20, 2006, 08:49:11 PM
You might want to look at one of their websites, too.
http://www.dynacorn.com/site/04home/home.html
It will show you the 69 body --if you click on the Bodies Inc. button and then click on models.
I could not find a 67 body yet.
2143  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Triple A Window sticker on: February 18, 2006, 10:25:32 PM
Thanks, John!  That's a great idea. 
But I cannot imagine anyone not wanting to walk all the way around your car... twice! Grin
2144  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Triple A Window sticker on: February 17, 2006, 08:29:10 PM
John,
Do you have your window sticker posted in your window or as part of some other display? Huh
If in the window, where? (Driver's side front?)
2145  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reproduction 1969 Camaro Coupe Shells on: February 17, 2006, 08:18:15 PM
Actually, that makes sense to me... I used to own a 66 mustang, and it would take at least two of them to match your 69Z Camaro! Roll Eyes
Post us a picture of this Z!
If I could afford it, I'd own every year from 67 to 72. Grin
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