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76  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Heat Stove Finish on: February 17, 2010, 09:55:47 PM
In 68, it was galvanized finish and bolted to the exhaust manifold using 2 exhaust manifold bolts.  The tube bolted to the heat stove using one small sheet metal screw.  I just finish de-rusting mine and it cleaned up very nice with a light wire wheel and scotchbrite pad.  I then used a  VHT Flameproof high temp clear which gave it a nice sheen and cured the paint using a heat gun. Hopefully this will prevent rust from coming back.

77  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 Manual Drum Brake Master Cylinder Date Code on: January 31, 2010, 12:12:36 PM
In the Corvette restoration world, we also see very tiny stampings on the machined boss around the front outlet, occasionally in 1968 and more frequently in 1969; that's a julian assembly date. If you look VERY carefully at the photo below, you can see a "3" and remnants of several other numbers on a '68 master cylinder boss.

I can make out 353

78  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / rs headlight door bumper bracket 68 on: January 30, 2010, 02:39:23 PM
Just want to be sure these were dip primed black.  After removing paint metal looks to be plated underneath, anyone with survivor RS your help would be appreciated.

79  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Leaf springs on a 68 convertible on: January 30, 2010, 10:39:41 AM
I also have a 327 mostly original vert and back in the mid 80's I had a few leafs added to my original mono leaf spring because of sag due to age at a local spring shop.  I plan on replacing with a nos mono leaf's or removing the additional leafs and have the original mono re-arched.

80  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Choke Cover Paint on: January 21, 2010, 07:23:15 AM
On a base engine with painted intake, was the choke cover painted or unfinished?  Also I assume the thermostat housing bolts were also painted as this was installed before the engine was sprayed, correct?


81  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Gas tank date codes on: January 09, 2010, 05:05:25 PM
My 01C Norwood 68 RS Vert has 68 19

82  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: LAST PRODUCTION 302 on: November 17, 2009, 06:38:34 AM
Go to Glen Burnie, Title/File Room, at first they may refuse due to privacy laws but tell them you are not interested in personal information and it can be hidden with a sharpie and they will print all past titles from microfilm. You can see info when held up to a light or you might get lucky as in my case because they had a problem with the film and agreed to mail my title info and them forgot to black out the personal information.  I was able to locate the original owner as well as discover Pat Goss from Motorweek fame own the vehicle at one point.

Good luck

83  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Correct 1968 AC Compressor Identification on: October 16, 2009, 06:57:49 AM
Try classic auto air in Florida as they can rebuild all of your original AC components

84  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: RE: PBS MOTORWEEK TV on: October 10, 2009, 04:18:48 PM
Congrats,  nice segment Jerry, but I wish it was longer. 
They could easily devote the entire 1/2 hour to that car and we still wouldn't get bored


85  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Heat pipe fastener ID needed on: August 22, 2009, 10:06:19 AM
See page 345 of 1968 ASM.  Screw part # 447143 was used and I believe AMK Products has it listed on there website.

86  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 motor mount safety cable on: January 17, 2008, 02:25:53 PM
The bracket you need is on ebay from Chicago Muscle Car Parts, ask for Ralph

Can you measure the length of cable on the passenger side as that is the part I need unless you are willing to sell it

87  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 motor mount safety cable on: January 15, 2008, 09:50:03 PM
Link to installation instructions for both sides

88  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: power steering pump hose routing on: January 12, 2008, 01:37:06 PM
Are you sure about the motor mount bracket for the PS hose as I don't see it in the 68 AIM

89  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: cowl tag decode help on: September 06, 2007, 05:56:30 AM
Steering wheel horn button dosn't look like RS cap but hard to tell from this distance.  Possible repaint at some point as no longer has lower rocker bodysil blackout.  Correct RS grill with chrome trim.  Nice looking car, similar to my 01C Norwood also with factory AC.

90  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67-68 A/C fittings on: April 05, 2007, 08:33:56 PM
Try Classic Auto Air in Tampa 813 251 2356.  I just sent my entire 68 camaro AC system to them to be rebuilt and I included the fittings for the dryer and they said they used them as a template to reproduce them.  Ask for Curtis

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