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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Reattaching Harrison Radiator Tag on: November 30, 2014, 12:02:43 PM
If you don't want it to fall off and be lost, I'd suggest careful cleaning and use of an appropriate metal ADHESIVE rather than JB weld.   I consider JB weld to be a 'metal filler' as opposed to an adhesive?   Your experience may differ.

An alternative might be to have a new tag made which matches your original tag, attach the new tag per factory specs, and KEEP the original tag in your glove compartment or console?

Do you know of a vendor who makes custom tags?
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Reattaching Harrison Radiator Tag on: November 30, 2014, 11:05:56 AM
Might be a dumb question but I am looking for suggestions to permanently reattach my Harrison radiator tag.  The original tag had a small tang on it made of spring steel that has broken off.  The radiator is now installed in the car so I really do not want to remove it.  Do you think some JB Weld would hold it?  It is a UI tag that isn't being reproduced and not sure if the vendors would do a custom tag.

Anyway thanks in advance for your suggestions

Mike
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / RS Vacuum Hose Route on: November 26, 2014, 05:32:59 AM
On a 68 RS vacuum hose routing, does the engine vacuum line go behind the fender with the wiring harness while the other two vacuum to the switch route over the inner fenderwell.  That is what I interpret from the AIM pages 430 & 433, but I would like to hear from original 68 RS owners

Thanks in advance

Mike
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Hose Clamps on: November 24, 2014, 04:04:11 PM
Tim, you might email or call Bill Mock. He is an old Corvette judge from Oklahoma that rebuilds water pumps and has a lot of the old clamps. I just bought  several from him for my 69 Z and my 66 Chevelle SS big block car. He seems to really know his stuff and has been collecting them for years.

Mockauto@aol.com
(918)333-0748 or (918)214-5206
Thanks for the tip Len, I ordered 4 wittek clamps from Bill Mock, 2 were nos from 1969.  I also purchased a rebuilt water pump from him.. I spent a lot of time on the phone with him.  Sounds like a great guy!

Mike
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Early 1968 Camaro Air Conditioning Condenser on: September 21, 2014, 10:33:03 AM
Well I got lucky and just picked up a 68 Condenser with the correct 90 degree fitting by calling an ad that was 6 months old, you just never know. 

New question is can I bench test the condenser with a hand held vacuum tester before installing it or should I send it out  to a shop. I guess cnce installed and I borrow a vacuum pump to evacuate the system it would not be to hard to pull and replace if it leaks, but makes more sense I guess to test now if possible

Looks like I will soon have a 67 restored condenser by Classic Auto Air to put on ebay.

Any advice is greatly appreciated

Mike
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Early 1968 Camaro Air Conditioning Condenser on: September 13, 2014, 05:06:07 PM
Try now, I re-posted the link after making the folder public

Mike
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Early 1968 Camaro Air Conditioning Condenser on: September 13, 2014, 04:05:57 PM
Could someone with an original 68 A/C system (before 01C build date) post a pic or describe the condenser barb fittings.  On my car both fittings are coming off at a 90 degrees which appear to be more like the 67 condensers I see for sale at Heartbeat.  See link below for pictures.  I was wondering if they could have still been using these style condensers at the time of my build.

Mike

1st view
https://plus.google.com/photos/117694871386731289810/albums/5788210761483133793/6058661057136570850?pid=6058661057136570850&oid=117694871386731289810
2nd view
https://plus.google.com/photos/117694871386731289810/albums/5788210761483133793/6058663944459252562?pid=6058663944459252562&oid=117694871386731289810
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: RS Headlight Vacuum Hoses on: June 09, 2014, 09:43:43 PM
Try PB Blaster, it says on the can that it helps rejuvenate a toilet tank flapper which is made of rubber.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 rs grille pics of rivets on: May 26, 2014, 08:06:17 PM
I have not used this myself but I heard this tool works:

http://corvettespecialty.com/corvette-aero-rivet-tool-1953-82

Mike
I purchased this tool and it worked great, very easy

Mike
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Best Method For Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning? on: May 01, 2014, 10:34:36 PM
Try Flitz polish as this stuff is great on plastic, chrome etc
http://www.amazon.com/Flitz-BU-03515-Plastic-Fiberglass/dp/B001447VB2/ref=sr_1_1/192-3579223-5103918?ie=UTF8&qid=1399001594&sr=8-1&keywords=flitz


Mike
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wiring lume for the trunk of a 68 rs on: April 02, 2014, 06:22:18 AM
Mine is a 68 convertible and the rear harness runs from the front all the way to the rear.  The connector as I recall is behind the drivers kick panel. 

Mike
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Date Stamping on: March 27, 2014, 10:09:17 PM
The underside of my original 1968 dash pad has a white stamp that looks like 12/11/67  with some type of circular inspection stamp over it and my build was 3rd week of January 68.  Also had 632 in yellow marker which I am not sure what that is.  Door panels have ink date stamps on the inside of the panels

Mike
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Heartbeat city rechromed bumpers on: March 27, 2014, 09:56:49 PM
My experience has been very positive and I would recommend them as they provided me with very prompt delivery service, answered my questions over the phone, always received the items ordered in good condition.  I purchased front end suspension parts and the USA made trunk and floor pans and numerous other small parts.

Mike
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rear bumper bracket rivets on: December 27, 2013, 09:59:28 PM
I chiseled off the original rivets and cut threads off an old bolt and had it welded on to the original rivet head and secured with a nut.  That way if I ever want to re-chrome the bumper I can remove the bracket easily.  No one will know unless they reach up inside the bumper.

Mike
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Console seat belt clip finish on: October 10, 2013, 08:16:00 PM
Thank you Jim for the information.  Looks like I need to go back and paint mine as it was originally black with some paint rubbed off and it is original.  Some of these vendor's would have you believe that the clip was not painted originally.  Oh well

Mike
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