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2131  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 windshield washer pump outlets on: April 08, 2006, 07:34:48 PM
I went to a show this weekend and looked at 12 68 Camaros, some large block and some small.  You are right it was about half and half.  The size block didn't seem to matter, however.
Mine is a small block and straight forward.  I didn't want to force it, but it almost feels like it could turn across at the connection to 90 degrees.
2132  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 vs 68 seats - is there a difference? on: April 05, 2006, 08:59:27 AM
Take a look at this thread:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=245.0
2133  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: SEMA ACTION NETWORK on: April 04, 2006, 01:40:23 PM
Pace,
Thanks for the info. about SEMA.  We try to keep track through our local AACA chapter about legislation, but that SEMA site is much more thorough.  The legislators will listen to us if enough speak out, but they will also pass some very restrictive laws if our side is not heard!

I noted that you can copy info. off the site that may impct your vehicle.  I carry around copies of three NC laws (where I'm from) in my car.  You never know when you might get a rookie, who doesn't know that in NC: 1. I don't have to have an inspection sticker; 2. The car is exempt from emissions inspection; and, 3. I can have a 68 NC tag on my car as long as I keep a current tag in my possession.

So, if I drive my 68 into West Virginia on a Monday, I'll get the blue light special?!?!
2134  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vinyl or Not? on: April 03, 2006, 08:22:26 AM
PlLEASE VOTE!
Well, if 34 persons can be considered an acurrate and wide-ranging survey, then I think I'll keep my vinyl top when I get the car repainted.  Considering some of the negative comments I've seen elsewhere, I'm pleasantly surprised.  Thanks for the input!
I'm going to shut this poll down next week... Would still like to have your opinion.
2135  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 SS350 Convert Insurance Value? on: April 02, 2006, 04:48:16 PM
John's advice to get it appraised is best.  If you have someone like Tophat John appraise it, then you do know what it is worth.
But you are under insured.  NADA and Gold Book value a car of your desciption for more than $21k.  The average price for ALL 67s on Hemmings is $5k more.  There is a car similar to your description on Hemmings that is asking $47k!
They aren't making any more of them (except clones, etc.), so ask yourself the age old insurance question:  What would it cost you to replace it?
2136  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: L30/M20, ...2nd chance, ...do you think it's worth $1500 on: April 02, 2006, 04:19:08 PM
Does the motor run?

Think about it... even if the body is shot... IF YOU WILLING TO PUT UP WITH THE HASSLE, the motor, transmission, rear end and any other parts you salvaged could net twice or three times that.  Then, there's the whole restoration issue.
You're already asking the real question:  Do you want to get involved?

You could certainly be doing the hobby a favor!
2137  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Somebody' Feeling Frisky on: April 01, 2006, 06:23:19 PM
Ah yes, the Pinto... Ford's attempt at making a car "unsafe at any speed"! Grin Grin Grin
2138  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Problems with speedometer reading on: April 01, 2006, 05:48:44 PM
OK, my Chevelle friends say it has to be that speedometer gear.  But no one seems to know which one (# of teeth) it should be.  They all agreed on two things: 1. Call a couple of Chevy parts departments and see if one of them can figure it out. 2. If you don't get lucky with #1, then pull the present gear and use the formula.

http://www.novaresource.org/speedo.htm
http://www.tciauto.com/tech_info/speedo_gears.htm
 Huh Huh Huh



2139  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Problems with speedometer reading on: March 31, 2006, 11:31:12 AM
Dab67,
Was this happening before you got your "passing gear" straightened out?  I'm just curious, because I have yet to get mine up on the rack to adjust it.  As I said above, it's got to be more than the tire size change.

In looking at the miata site that Sebastien mentioned, I also found these two: http://www.4lo.com/calc/geartire.htm
http://www.mysporttrac.net/calulator.htm
These sites also talk about gear ration, etc.

Let us know what you find out.
I guess I ought to be thanking you for finding these problems about two months before I do!
2140  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vinyl or Not? on: March 31, 2006, 09:49:49 AM
I suppose you mean rust, etc. around the rear window and pillar.  Of course, that was the curse of all 60s & early 70s cars.  Did it sit out in the weather?  By what you said, do you think that wouldn't have happened without the vinyl?

Thanks for the pictures...
2141  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Problems with speedometer reading on: March 30, 2006, 05:10:12 PM
OK, I have 15 tires on my 68 with powerglide.  Assuming the same gearing (in other words, the only variable is tire size), according to the math, a 14 to 15 switch should only result in an approximate .07 mph increase in the speedometer per mile per hour.  In other words at 10 mph, I'm actually going 10.7, at 20mph/21.4, etc.  If you are experiencing a consistent 10 mph difference as you increase speed, then there has to be another variable.  The tire size alone does not seem to add up to the total problem.
2142  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine Decals on: March 30, 2006, 12:41:55 PM
I remembered your post on 250 emblems...
Last night I noticed that NPD does stock some 250 decals, and the 2005 catalogue does give a little info. on location.  I looked online at the current catalogue and actually did not see as much info.
Anyway, thought this might help a little.
Ed is right, keep asking and you will run into someone who has a car like yours.
2143  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 Interior RPO options on: March 30, 2006, 10:59:57 AM
For a frontal view: http://www.camaros.net/years/68/pg10_stwheel.jpg

68 Deluxe Steering wheel
2144  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Cleaning "Hounds tooth" vinyl seats on: March 29, 2006, 10:14:10 AM
There are different kinds of saddle soap (consistancy, etc.), so if you rub it on, go very light at first.  In any case, you probably ought to test a spot first.  Since you are considering saddle soap, I'm guessing that they need a good cleaning.  My seats are not hounds tooth (and/or cloth of any form = vinyl), but when I first got the car they were pretty soiled.  I used Armour All cleaning wipes and then their seat cleaner/treatment.  The cleaning solution does get into the small grooves, but a tooth brush and dry cloth takes care of that.  I've also used the cleaning cloths on the metal dash parts, etc.  I just went easy at first.   Meguiars and others also make seat cleaner.

I've used saddle soap on everything from car seats to ball gloves, if you use it: test and go lightly at first.

(OK, what John says below is obviously right!  But you did say "vinyl", so I assumed you did not mean the actual hounds tooth "cloth" --as I said above.  I'm not sure where you are from, but I've never seen "Vinylex" on the shelf.  I did have it highly recommended to me a few years back, and even though its parent company, Summit, was located only about fifty miles away, I could never find it.  I do know you can order it through NPD and some other places.  And after seeing that picture of John's Vette, I think I'll order some... Good luck!)
2145  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vinyl or Not? on: March 29, 2006, 09:42:35 AM
Steve, Thanks for the info.  Sounds like its not that tough a job, as long as you are precise and take your time.

Dab67, BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for the picture.  The white really sets up that dark plum look.  Great car!!!
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