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Originality / Temperature sender connector for pin type sender
« on: April 09, 2015, 05:19:14 PM »
After reading some posts including this one it seems that 1513130 is the correct sender for 68 v8 w/gauges [1513321 for 67 and 1513462 for 69]
1513130 is what's in my L34 with gauges, but I'm missing the correct clip on the end of the wire.

This particular connector seemed impossible to find anywhere, but I did find this repair kit at classic which includes connectors for 3 of the variations of senders.
But, these pics here shows a connector that is white, not black as in classic's kit, though black may be correct for 68's?
Thoughts appreciated.

Site Comments/Discussion / ip banned at team camaro??
« on: April 09, 2015, 01:56:25 PM »
I crew, I know this is not your problem, but when I try to view posts as a guest at team Camaro [clicking links in posts here] I get a message "Sorry. The administrator has banned your IP address. To contact the administrator click here"
When I try to contact the admin, I end up with the same message!  ???

Any way you could help me?

Hi, if I view this thread in opera, all pics bar one [the last one - just an empty frame] are visible, but in IE 11, none show, not even empty frames.

Originality / Rally wheel color - the black primer
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:10:35 PM »
Hi crew, sorry to raise yet another thread on this topic, of which there are numerous already, but I'm still puzzled about the black primer.
Other posts have mentioned that the flowcoat primer was semi-gloss which is something I would have expected anyway, but I've just picked a set of original K17 11 30 XG rims and the primer on the inside, under the tyre, looks quite glossy as per below pic.
The rim on the right is one of the set of 4, the one on the left is another rim I'm restoring which I've sprayed with some full gloss black lacquer onto the cleaned bare steel.
It's pretty hard to pick any difference in the gloss.

The rear does look flatter, but mainly because of the argent overspray which is heavy in patches where it scored a direct hit through the slots and lighter elsewhere from just settling out of the air.
Being enamel, it would have stayed wet in the air for some time [hate the stuff - gets on everything!]

Thoughts/comments appreciated as always.

General Discussion / GM differentials, C clips and clutch v. cone lsd's
« on: December 16, 2011, 03:26:17 PM »
Hi all,
When did GM drop the usage of 'C' clips in Camaro's? I've read in another forum that they were still in use in '72 Chevelles.
Apparently, most Buick, Olds and Pontiac diffs were not C clip design.
Any breakdown of the usage of C clips across GM differentials and GM vehicles appreciated.

Also, any info on the usage of clutch [Eaton design?] versus cone lsd across the range also appreciated.

Originality / BR v. B-R ignition coil changeover date
« on: December 13, 2011, 01:09:08 PM »
Hi all, after much sifting through various forums including this one, it's not exactly clear as to when the change from BR to B-R embossing of the coil occurred.
What's the best timline estimate to date for this change?
Unfortunately, mine has somehow ended up with a 429 B-R fitted to it, when it should most certainly be a 293 and probably BR, not B-R

The best estimate I have so far from all I've read on this change, is sometime during the 68 model.
In another thread on this forum, Marty has said that he has seen 68's with BR and 69's with B-R, though another forum has quoted 68's with B-R
All help appreciated.

Restoration / Media blasting gears
« on: July 15, 2011, 03:14:43 PM »
I note some cluster gears on ebay that have been fully blasted, teeth and all.
I'm not sure that this is a wise thing to do, for a few reasons.
Your thoughts appreciated.

I thought this topic worthy of it's own research thread as there seems to be very little info on plastic pin injection and the 1st gen Camaro.
At first I wasn't sure about my drive shaft, but after 'Big Iron' Bob mentioned that he has a known original 68 BB/TH400 shaft [he bought the car new] with the same plastic injection, I suddenly have lots of questions surrounding the topic.

All the pics that others have contributed so far in the driveshaft thread are all sb shafts with outboard snap rings.
So, when did GM use plastic injection and was there some design criteria that required it, or was it purely economics?
If economics, why [seemingly] only BB's?
And then:
Was it only BB/TH400 cars?
Was it all 1st gen BB's

Research I've done so far suggests that ony GM did this and it's not just a 'pin' of plastic, but that there is a groove in the trunnion caps and matching grooves in the yokes. Plastic is then injected through the holes to fill the grooves.

It seems they are quite tough to get apart. The common removal method I've seen so far is to heat the yoke with a propane torch to melt the plastic as per this youtube video which seems a bit harsh!

This site shows using a cross press arm pressing onto the spider [fig 4.] to sheer out one side at a time.
This not only avoids heating anything, but would maintain an aspect of originality as the 'pins' are left intact  :)

All input warmly appreciated  :)
A couple of pics of what mine looks like

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and safe journeys to all!!  :)

Site Comments/Discussion / Minor glitch after 'Post to big' message
« on: December 06, 2010, 12:19:16 PM »
Hi Kurt,
Just noticed a minor issue that you may already know about.
I accidentally attempted to upload a pic file that was too big [Kb] and got the message 'Your post is too big....'
But after resizing the pic and reselecting it in 'browse' , the 'post' button wouldn't do anything.
Even renaming the pic and selecting it again didn't work.

I had to copy n paste the thread to a new 'start new topic' window.

As I said - minor issue. Will pay more attention to what I'm doing next time!  :)

Originality / 68 396 L34 Q-jet vacuum to AIR valve
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:56:47 AM »
Hi all,
It's hard to tell looking at the 68 AIM, but it appears that the long vacuum pipe on the RH side of the carby, behind the choke pull-off, is the connection point for the AIR valve vacuum, as per below pic [not my pic/carby - wish it was!!  :)]
Can someone confirm for me?

If so, then this would have been rubber capped off for non-AIR vehicles?

Decoding/Numbers / Carburetor codes
« on: October 07, 2010, 03:16:12 PM »
Sorry to bring this topic up again, I know there's numerous threads on it already, but it's due for another caning  :)

My conundrum is wether my 12C 68 [L34 auto] would qualify for the round ID disc pressed into the side of the body, or a roll stamped number.
The changeover from disc to stamp seems not well defined at this stage.

Also, it seems that the correct carby for mine would be a 7028218?
That being true, then the 4th digit [8] is for model year, not calendar year? and the date code would need to be somewhere around 3507?

Originality / Chevy orange engine paint
« on: September 23, 2010, 05:26:07 PM »
Hi all,
Just wondering if there's any consensus on who makes the most 'accurate' [hue wise] chevy orange engine paint.
I've just tried some POR-15 and it looks pretty close [from old, dusty memory though :) ]. Others I've tried in the past looked a tad on the red side.

Originality / Single groove L34 water pump pulley
« on: September 17, 2010, 08:24:01 AM »
Hi all,
I've noticed pics on ebay of single groove water pump pulleys p/n 3905995, that have a slight ripple in the outer edge as per below pic, whereas others of the same p/n are smooth.  ???
What normally appeared in Camaro's using this pulley, smooth or rippled?

Originality / Date correct alternator for 12C '68 L34
« on: September 14, 2010, 08:50:55 AM »
Hi all, would a 37A 1100794 alternator date stamped 7L30 be about date correct for a 12c '68 L34 w/o ac with an engine cast of 7K30 and engine build of 1204?

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