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1  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

2  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

3  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.


1st view
2nd view
4  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.
5  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:

I purchased this tool and it worked great, very easy

6  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

7  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. 

8  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

9  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.

10  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.

11  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

12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 68 Console seat belt clip finish on: October 05, 2013, 09:17:16 PM
Was the seat belt clip in the 68 console painted black or bare metal finish? 

Appreciate a response from someone with an original console.

13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Strange hole in LH floor pan on transmission tunnel on: October 02, 2013, 09:58:35 PM
I found a hole near the LH floor pan on the LH side of transmission tunnel about the size of a dime, was this a factory hole and any idea what it might have been used for?  See picture and hole below the gas pedal area

Thanks in advance

14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 Console Automatic Shifter Plate Finish on: September 26, 2013, 01:06:48 PM
Jim, that was just what I needed.  Based upon your reply I removed some of the flat black paint with acetone and a cotton ball and under it was the original semi gloss finish.
I now have another part to paint with Sem's Promax  Semi Gloss b!ack

15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1968 Console Automatic Shifter Plate Finish on: September 25, 2013, 07:10:04 AM
If someone has an original console with an automatic from 1968 and can post a pic of the black console shift plate that the lens fits into between the horseshoe shifter that would be greatly appreciated.  Mine appears to have more than one gloss of black, higher gloss on the flat ends and side and flat on top around the lens.  Is this correct and should the raised edges show the chrome which is how the reproduction piece is sold?  It is part # 3921804 D55 in the AIM.  I am not sure GM would have gone to the trouble of having two different gloss finishes on this part.

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