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451  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: X-55 question need help on: September 11, 2006, 10:19:47 PM
Thanks, RJ! Cool info.
452  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: PTB stamps on: September 11, 2006, 10:16:41 PM
It's already down to the shell, X77, but ty for the tip. It will hopefully help someone else.
453  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: PTB stamps on: September 09, 2006, 10:47:49 PM
Amen, Phil! I soft-cleaned everything looking for stuff like this when I stripped my car, but in many places a previous owner had gone nuts with undercoating and if marks were there, they went when the undercoating came off! It even had undercoating on the A-frames and radiator support. Good for metal preservation, but bad for this kinda stuff.
454  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: X-55 question need help on: September 09, 2006, 10:37:59 PM
Sorry for being a dummy, guys, but what is an X-55 car? X-55 isn't in my White Book.
455  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Bellhousing/flywheel/clutch for 67SS/RS350 on: September 09, 2006, 10:31:56 PM
As a general rule, the 168-tooth flywheels used the staggered-bolt starter, while the smaller ones used the straight bolt pattern. This may help you spot one at a swap meet. Good luck.
456  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: wring harness boot on: September 09, 2006, 10:22:15 PM
Didn't get the email, Rich. You probably already know, but just click on the link above. Thanks.
457  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: wring harness boot on: September 08, 2006, 11:43:05 PM
That's my beast, Rich!, although my '68 wire is blue. No matter, the boot is the same and it's no sweat to change it over to my harness. "Talk to me, my boy," as Jerry Reed said to Burt Reynolds in Smokey and The Bandit. If you want to sell it, email me at with the details. It's nit-picking stuff like this that drives you nuts until you meet another Camaro nut with what you need to keep our cars going. Thanks, bud!
458  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Brake Bleed tool suggestion ... Motive vs. MityVac ???? on: September 08, 2006, 10:46:53 PM
Low-tech guy here--I lay a cinderblock on the brake pedal and pump it up between cylinder bleeds (chuckle).
459  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Dies on hard acceleration - Carb has odd vacuum sound (67 350) on: September 08, 2006, 10:18:37 PM
If yer dealing with a Quadrajunk, toss it and get a Spread-Bore Holley!  Seriously, it sounds to me like a very lean condition like CNorton said. Just for the hell of it, take the fuel line off and see if the bronze filter is in backwards--if it has one. The cone of the filter should be pointed at the fuel line, not the blunt end of the filter. A reversed filter will allow just enough gas to let the engine run great at idle, but stall under load. This comes to mind because my cousin installed a fuel filter on a dump truck backwards AND left a vacuum tap unplugged as well. A freak incident to be sure, but you never know. Good luck.
460  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / wring harness boot on: September 07, 2006, 11:06:08 PM
 Tongue Does anyone know of a vendor that sells the rubber boot that goes on the oil sending unit for the idiot light? No junkyards even now will let be buy just that wire and break the harness up, and I can't find a boot anywhere outside of buying a whole new harness, which  don't need.  Cry Any tips would be greatly apppreciated  Cool. Thanks.
461  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: cowl trim tag on: September 07, 2006, 10:55:18 PM
Thanks, guys! The VIN shows it was a V-8 for sure--Phil's explanation of the springs sagging gets rid of any 6-cyl doubts either way. As for the M-21, in retrospect it was probably retrofitted, too. The car had a Mr. Gasket Vertical Gate shifter and some idiot had mangled the transmission tunnel to get it to fit, i.e. gaping damn hole patched closed with some light tin and rivets. As for my 327/210 3-speed guess, I've never seen a 2bbl car with any manual transmission but a 3-speed and all had single-leg 10-bolts and mono-leafs. I think a 4-speed L30 car would have had multileafs and a 12-bolt, but you guys are the experts (chuckle). It's a Norwood car, RJ, but thanks for the tip. It was originally turquoise--I know because I've stripped every inch of the car to bare metal--and I found the vinyl top holes then, Phil. Surprisingly, my wring harnesses were in remarkably good shape and could be saved with some new sockets where the splices could be hidden in the tape. I had to replace or replate some of the fuse clips and terminals in the fusebox because of surface rust, but that was no big deal. The car has been a hotrod from Day One and will still be, but I've become almost fascinated with the original aspect of it. Thanks, guys!
462  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: cowl trim tag on: September 06, 2006, 11:17:34 PM
Not matching #s--not even close. The car had a small-journal 327 with a 4GC Rochester out of an Impala, what appear to be weak 6-cylinder front springs, but V-8 rod throttle linkage. It had a single-leg 3:08 10-bolt with mono-leafs. One of the curious things is it had an M-21 with the factory backup light harness, the blind nuts for a console under the carpet, and finned brake drums.  From all indications it was a factory Plain Jane stripper (exactly what I was looking for), probably a 327/210 2bbl with a 3-speed, but it had a vinyl top and perhaps a console and Muncie transmission. A console and 4-speed don't jibe with a 2bbl 327, do they? The front springs were so weak with the 327 that the previous owner had installed spacers to keep the ride height tolerable, and it STILL had a forward rake. The car is a definite bastard--no doubt about it--but a fellow wonders how it was when showroom fresh. Phil, you should be pleased to know it will be painted Butternut Yellow!
463  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / cowl trim tag on: September 05, 2006, 10:49:45 PM
 Huh My '68's trim tag was missing when I got the car--is there any way to trace back to GM records by the VIN and find out how it was optioned? It appears to be a base 327/210 manual transmission car with few options, but some of the things I found upon disassembly don't make sense going by the RPO codes. Would appreciate any help finding this out.  Wink
464  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Bummer.........This wasn't a happy discovery on: September 05, 2006, 10:30:58 PM
Dang things are bad about that if the windshield leaks...sorry, GS. You might want to check the bottoms of the fenders at the cowl and the front lower corners of the doors, too. Boy, have I been there! Good luck.
465  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: U46 Light Monitoring on: September 04, 2006, 11:29:27 PM
The '68 Assembly Manual (blue and white cover) gives excellent details and part #s, Phil. The '68 ashtray lights were also fiberoptic and drew light from the heater control light socket. Last time I checked, the fiberoptic cable for the ashtray was still available from GM--I have one for my '68. I think Rick's sells repro stuff. Hope this helps.
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