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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 19, 2014, 07:43:31 PM
same as the dash top suede finish in dark blue.
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Standard Steel Wheel Color on: September 19, 2014, 11:44:52 AM
All wheels were received in oiled raw steel, by the thousands, in rail cars. They were cleaned, phosphated, dip-primed black, baked, then the outer face of the wheel was sprayed with either black or body-color wheel enamel and baked again.
The N66's did they go through the process again for the second color?
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: LOS Special Paint Cowl Tag on: September 18, 2014, 07:41:12 PM
I thought the orange from the factory was from the GM truck fleet line .?.  It's that what Dana used?
Thanks for the lead- it lead to finding this link:

http://corvettes-musclecars.com/Supercars/68Dana


Has the NCRS package been requested on this car?
If so where was the car delivered?
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Urethane Repair Product for VE3 Special Front Bumper on: September 18, 2014, 02:04:36 PM
5887 works great, I have used it to repair Endura's
I use and recommend Spies Hecker 3300 Elastic Primer w/ 3100 catalyst.
It was demonstrated by priming a blown up beach ball then allowed to fully cure and deflated... no cracking peeling etc even a year later...

As a precaution against cracking I use a flex agent in the top coat (clear or Single stage), not needed in the base coat.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: September 18, 2014, 12:36:58 PM
Ok here are some photos of Lucite Black Lacquer.
Flattened 10% 20% 30% by weight then taped off and  polished with Meguires swirl remover and showcar glaze



















Unpolished  --- 10% at the top ---20% in the center --- 30% closest to viewer
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 SS Grille correct Black gloss Level? on: September 16, 2014, 06:22:46 PM
That still doesn't help with the gloss level.

BTW
The silver grille in the black RS survivor was painted silver. The grille was molded in an opaque bone color plastic for lack of better description.
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 1969 SS Grille correct Black gloss Level? on: September 16, 2014, 05:58:28 PM
If someone can point me in this direction as far as percentages I would be grateful!!
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 z/28 373 rear end inspection marks on: September 16, 2014, 05:46:16 PM
The rears were painted black by eaton. 

Actually, the rear axle was painted at the Chevrolet-Detroit Gear & Axle plant, where it was built; Eaton only supplied the Posi unit.

My mistake on the location, was the description of masking and lack of markings correct?

I will add that the brake drums were in place when painted and had I believe a push on spring washer type of retainer, (much like the ones that hold the heater cables to their levers) the coverage on drums varied from good on some to non existent on others.
Because the drums were in place the brake side of the backing plates would have been natural steel, some restorers use high heat charcoal grey inside the backing plate etc so they look closer to correct when they pull a drum off. 
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 z/28 373 rear end inspection marks on: September 14, 2014, 07:24:08 PM
The rears were painted black by eaton.  Masked with a tube over the pinion stub/collar and sleeves protecting the Ebrake cables other than that I have not seen markings on them, there is a photo of subframes and rears being assembled around here and there are no marks visible, it is my opinion that it would be restoration graffiti on a rear end and unless documented by pre resto photos I would leave it without.
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 14, 2014, 07:06:57 PM
YES the rotor must face the #1 plug wire position on the cap and #1 plug wire goes to the front plug on the drivers side of the engine.
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: September 14, 2014, 05:10:08 PM
It always points to number 3.
AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?

The next cylinder in the firing order is 8 not 3.
It should be either 8 next in line to be fired or 2 previously fired

Firing order
18436572

You had mentioned FORDS earlier...
Remember Chevrolet has odds on one bank and evens on the other unlike FORD which has them in order. 1-4 on one bank and 5-8 on the other.
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: She's Painted! on: September 14, 2014, 03:14:11 PM
Yes, I usually shoot 2-3 coats, (White stripes 3, 2 for black) typically leave the tape in place or re-mask the edges and cut any imperfections/rough polish with the tape there so I won't accidentally take the edge down too far. With 3 coats after un-taping the taped edges feel "tall" which I slightly cut with 2000.
As an aside... I often tape edges and creased crowns/breaklines when polishing vehicles. 
 
58  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / 1968 #16 Penske Camaro - Watkins Glenn 2013 - tirewall/guardrail collision on: September 14, 2014, 02:57:58 PM
I was rereading the dec issue of Vintage Motorsport Magazine and read about the loss of braking which led to crashing into the tirewall and guardrail, for which the driver was airlifted to the hospital. (a photographer was also injured & received treatment for a compound fracture)
Driver was released later but was reported as saying "He was glad he was wearing a HANS for the SEVERE impact."

Severe is what I am referring to... 

Does anyone know how badly the car was damaged?

59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: She's Painted! on: September 13, 2014, 01:55:03 PM
Just Feel them or can you catch your finger nail on the edge of the stripe? (The finger nail test is the test judges use when scoring for points)
***If the stripes and color were cleared together then you probably can't catch your finger nail on the stripe edge,  which will lead to a point deduction.
Current accepted practice for original cars is to single stage(I use Dupont Chroma One) the stripes (over the clear) which is as close to assembly line as most people are going after.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 13, 2014, 01:23:58 PM
Those are cavity numbers in case there is a problem the particular offending mold cavity can be isolated.
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