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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 67 camaro disc brake rebuild on: August 20, 2011, 03:43:08 PM
I had Vette Brakes rebuild and sleeve the calipers on my 67 back in 1993 and they still work fine today.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Fake trim tag? on: November 27, 2009, 03:07:54 AM
Looks like the tag off of an Ebay ad for a 67 SS that's been/being discussed on Team Camaro.

The 2nd line "E" for AC on a car with a non-AC firewall was what caught my attention.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rare 67 Z28 on: November 26, 2009, 08:03:10 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess he ordered a 68 in 1967 and mistook what he had.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 4 Piston calipers on: October 08, 2007, 11:59:56 AM
VETTE BRAKES did mine a few years ago. I went with them because they have a lifetime warranty and the price was only $100.00 per caliper.

Ed

X2. They did the stainless steel re-sleeve and rebuild of my 4-piston calipers off of my 67 10 years ago and they still work just fine.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Console seat belt clips on: October 07, 2007, 08:10:52 PM
My 06C and an 06D car that I had both had the clips on the console. I had an 03A car that didn't have the clips and it had metal backs on the buckets. All were 67 Van Nuys cars.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Primer on: October 07, 2007, 05:53:17 PM
I have a 67 K-K code (Emerald Turquoise) Van Nuys built Camaro that is in the process of having the body restored after 40 years of use and abuse. I would like to know what color and/or type of primer was originally used when the factory painted them. Thanx in advance for all replies.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How FAST Do You Drive? on: October 01, 2007, 03:39:01 PM
Not really sure.  The speedo only went to 120 and I had it pegged for a while before it topped out.  Right at about 70, the car started to squat down in the rear.  At first I was a little startled as to what it was, but I remembered reading an old Hod Rod or something that said they started to kick in about 70.
I experienced the same effect in a 67 I had that had a spoiler on the rear deck. I know they aren't supposed to come this way, but when I bought the car in 78 it was there (it was an 06D car with original Marina Blue paint and white stripe on the nose - dealer install maybe?). At about 75 or 80 you could feel the car squat in the rear. The car had a highly modified 327 with a TH350 tranny (I know, not original - I built the engine and put the TH350 in it) and the original 2.73 gears. I had 14 x 6 Cragar S/S's with 245 wide BFG Radial T/A's. The car topped out way north of the speedo reading (I know cuz I tried - didn't want to lose to a Porsche). But at around 75 or 80 the spoiler pretty much glued the tail to the road. Top speed? Well I used a calculation that a friend had that used final drive ratio, tire height, engine rpm (I took it to 6K rpm for awhile) and a few other factors to determine "how fast" and it was around 150 or so. This was when I was racing the Porsche.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Does autometer make a wiring harness for gauges? on: August 24, 2007, 04:29:49 PM
I don't know if the make them per se, but I do know that M&H Electrical Fabricators will custom make a harness for you. Check it out http://www.wiringharness.com/

BTW, I had them refurbish my old harnesses (67 power windows and underdash w/gauges for RS as well as light harness for RS - all got new connectors and were rewraped in OEM materials) and I bought new what was to far gone to be fixed.

Also one of the owners (can't remember his 1st name but his last name is Marquez - the "M" in M&H) has a 68 with the tic-tok-tach. Needing a harness is what got him into the business. I believe Super Chevy ran an article on him back in the 80's.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: California license letter sequence on: August 20, 2007, 04:19:41 PM
Geez, I knew someone was going to ask that!!! I really don't. I do remember they were black, but the letters and numbers elude me. Sorry guys. My mom and dad passed away long ago so I can't ask them. I looked through all the pictures I could find, but couldn't find any of the car. I remember it was a burgandy LeMans with a black interior and a V8 automatic, but that's about it.

Except to tell you guys an interesting story about the car...

One day my mom, my sister and I went to Monkey Wards to get something, and when we came out, mom had forgotten where the car was. We went up and down the isles until we finally found it. She unlocked the door and my sister and I got into the back seat. Mom started up the car and had started to back out of the parking place when I noticed a lot of stuff in the back seat that wasn't there when we pulled in! I looked at my sister and she looked at me and we both yelled at mom to stop the car. She pulled back into the parking place and we all got out of the car. We turned around and there was another Burgandy Pontiac LeMans one isle over. OURS!! Come to find out, we had gotten into the wrong car!! And the interesting part is that the keys to our car, worked perfectly in the other LeMans!!

Thought you guys might like that one.

Ed

Another interesting "key" story. back in the early 70's I had a 67 Nova Sport Coupe and my buddy had a 67 Malibu. We were going to take his car but he had to run back into the house to get something. It starts to rain. Knowing there were only so many key patterns I decided to see if I could unlock his car to get in. Sure enough the key fit. Thinking I'll really freak him out I decide to see if the ignition key works in the ignition too. Sure enough the car starts right up. The look on his face when he saw me sitting in the passenger seat of his locked car with the engine running was priceless.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: California license letter sequence on: August 09, 2007, 05:39:25 PM
I've had 2 67's with black plates. Both were in the LA area and both started with a "U" (UZX - 6a code and UTV - 4a code).
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 am-fm radio on: August 09, 2007, 05:20:31 PM
So the 67 AM/FM I snagged from the yard 25+ years ago is now worth $875 restored? WOW! I paid $5 for it.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Front fender emblems on: August 09, 2007, 05:14:28 PM
Not exactly original but I believe that barrel nuts will work. They press into the hole the emblem pins go thru. They (the barrel nut) have barbs on the inside that will grab the emblem pin as you press it in.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Inner Heater Box on: July 25, 2007, 06:26:56 PM
I believe the nut is called a "tinnerman" nut.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: MOTOR MOUNT STRAPS on: July 20, 2007, 04:08:45 PM
Potentially deadly indeed, especially if making a left turn. I've had it happen a few times. Quick thing to do was either throw it in neutral or turn the engine off. Both took the strain off of the carb bell crank and accelerator rod. I ended up fabbing a bracket with a clevis pin and a strap pretty much the same as the factory. Being in and having a sheet metal shop at your disposal helps, but could be done at home with the right tools.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Petronix distributor conversion with TIC TOC Tach on: July 19, 2007, 03:00:42 PM
PWB (Printed Wiring Board) on the dash cluster for a 67 is the same for tach or gas gauge. The only difference is in which wire goes to the connector. IIRC, the pink wire is used for the tach. In 68 they had 2 different types of PWB - 1 for the Tic-Toc-Tach and 1 for everything else. I don't know about the 69.
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