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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Tail light gasket recomendations. on: Today at 04:27:57 AM
Yes, I did get your reply on TC. Thank you........I hadn't got any brand recommendations yet on this forum and thought maybe someone would throw in another choice to add to my list of possibles.

I will also keep my eye out for some originals in good shape.

Thanks.....Dave
On the molded ones I doubt your going to find different suppliers as the rule is normally one mfg. supplier selling to the retail houses (Rick's, Heartbeat, etc.) for sale to us customers. Look for some used bezels as many times the seals are still on. When removing I used a heat gun to soften the gasket material to ease off the gasket. If not, one risks tearing as mine were stuck pretty good to the bezel. Good luck Dave!
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Tail light gasket recomendations. on: October 24, 2014, 08:38:05 PM
My originals tail light bezel to body gaskets are shot with no chance of reusing them so I'll have to go with repros.

I am still hoping someone will chime in with recommendations for a good quality molded rubber tail light bezel to body gasket....and a bezel to galvanized backing plate gasket that is thick enough to compress and seal the way it is supposed to.

Thanks....Dave
Thought I did Dave on team Camaro but again the molded rubber tail light bezel gaskets are being sold my many and purchased mine from Heartbeat but the first set were horrible but the subsequent set looked pretty close to my originals which I'm using.
My originals I'm re-using:
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: October 22, 2014, 08:46:21 PM
Hey Paul,
This past Spring Carlisle a good friend of mine who is a C2 NCRS judge told me about how the NCRS gang are cutting the bottom out of original batteries and stripping the plates (guts) out and then putting in a high energy small battery (Miata battery and others) inside and hooking up the terminals from the battery placed inside to the underside of the original battery terminals. He later sent information who I passed onto my friend and bingo, it's done. What a great idea if one has an original case and how many can say hey "that's the original battery in there!" Smiley A note: Cutting the bottom out of the old battery and stripping the plates and guts out is a time consuming and messy deal. Well worth it but again, not a quickie job!

No, the original born with battery is back in the car and the latter service replacement will be a spare for possible use latter on another car.

Hey Chick, how is he using the original battery?  Wink

Paul

4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: battery hold down bolt on: October 22, 2014, 05:36:14 PM
Hi Steve,
The bolts in the hinge to the fender are different. Same type of bolt/thread size but with a different size conical washer. Instead of 1 inch they were 3/4". AIM IMO is incorrect as that is what I have observed on many survivors. Have that somewhere in my build thread. Here is a copy of what I have in my AIM. Sorry, do not have an extra battery hold down bolt as they are difficult to come by (correct ones).
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bumper Jack -- Original color on: October 22, 2014, 05:26:56 PM
I went and looked at the paint I used..  which was the closest color/shade to my original jack... and it was 'Rustoleum Gloss Arctic Gray'..  purchased at Lowes I think..
Did your jack parts appear to be gloss or was it just the shade that was close? Never saw anything that would indicate gloss on those prior!
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Fuel Pump Backing Plate on: October 22, 2014, 05:22:27 PM
It seems NOR did paint those plates but apparently not in St. Louis back in the day with Corvettes. A C2 NCRS judge I talked to stated they would expect to see bare metal on that plate and that explains why one had paint (probably my 302 plate) and one did not (the 67 327 out of a corvette). It also explains why JohnZ would have stated NCRS would expect to see a bare plate. Two plants with two different processes assumed!
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: October 22, 2014, 05:16:04 PM
very good. Glad your on top of it.
Thought you might ask how is he using the original battery? Smiley
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bumper Jack -- Original color on: October 22, 2014, 06:37:33 AM
Krylonís Dove Grey is a good choice and noted to be close. "Rustoleum sells a "High Performance" Industrial paint at Hardware store chains. Their color #7581 - Light Gray is a very close match to the original base color. The UPC code is 020066758189." The Rustoleum info came from past comments I saved from somewhere but have not tried. 
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: October 22, 2014, 06:21:37 AM
Sorry have to ask, Does he want to part with either of those?
No, the original born with battery is back in the car and the latter service replacement will be a spare for possible use latter on another car. If he was going to I'd have the rascal. Smiley
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 door lock knobs on: October 20, 2014, 07:13:23 PM
the reproductions being made today look pretty good, but they are metal.
the originals for 69/70 were chrome plastic.

I have a pile of originals, but can't find anyone to do a reasonable price for the plastic chrome process.

X2, I checked many sources to have originals re-chromed and dang it was outrageous......
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: October 20, 2014, 07:10:31 PM
Friends original Y77 battery from the factory on his 69Z did NOT have the Delco in yellow but the later service replacement purchased did.


Later service replacement purchased in 1974 did!
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 mo block and other gear on: October 19, 2014, 08:50:03 PM
I'd contact him again and express your going to sell the engine and kindly ask if he realizes it puts his car up 25 to 30% in value. I had a DZ short-block in our 67 corvette (was in the car when we purchased it in 1983) and found the owner of the 69Z in 2008 after it had been out of the 69Z since 1981. Took the guy 4 months to decide and what broke the ice was when I wanted to buy the car from him.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoring a galvanized finish ??? on: October 17, 2014, 10:09:08 PM
Don't forget those little white wicks. Smiley
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Tail light gasket recomendations. on: October 17, 2014, 09:59:10 PM
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=307730
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoring a galvanized finish ??? on: October 15, 2014, 08:50:44 PM
I use Resto Guard and Rust Prevention Magic for most all my parts. Got the Resto Guard info from a NCRS judge and have been using it for several years with excellent results and have several friends now using as well. Purchase mine from Quanta Tanks. Rust Prevention Magic would probably leave the metal with a somewhat dull look but use that on drive shafts and many, many suspension parts.
http://www.gastanks.com/RestoGuard-Dry-All-Metal-Protector-Lubricant-12-oz-spray-can/productinfo/05-11/
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