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676  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: PTB on Los Angeles Camaros on: August 23, 2011, 07:31:16 AM
Sorry about the first picture as it should show the upside down "T" to the left of the green stampings and it's on the picture but when I post it, it is cut off. Tried with no text and it showed upon review but when posted same results. Gotta figure out how to do this correctly Grin
677  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: PTB on Los Angeles Camaros on: August 23, 2011, 04:40:01 AM
This is a 69 Firebird local car it's entire life (know the car from new) and took the pics as the trim "T" was upside down on both sides of firewall. You can see how faint the green is compared to the orange. And the "T" is under the trim tag on the left side.

678  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need help on orig. 68 std Gas Cap on: August 21, 2011, 06:21:43 AM
Chick....just now looking at the filler tube seal on the cap, is that a rubber gasket with a thin metal support underneath?  My original does not have any rubber on the seal area....it is all metal with a raised ring that seats on the filler tube.
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Chick....just now looking at the filler tube seal on the cap, is that a rubber gasket with a thin metal support underneath?  My original does not have any rubber on the seal area....it is all metal with a raised ring that seats on the filler tube.

Yes Jerry, those service replacements have a very thin rubber gasket on top of a thin metal support. From your picture I thought that was similar. Will just be on the hunt for a nice original cap!

Good info Pete and may check into that just to help change over one of the two already painted.
679  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 oil gauge line on: August 20, 2011, 03:04:38 PM
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That's a C3 Corvette oil line - are you sure it's the same length as the Camaro line that the Camaro vendors sell? You'll also need the grommet where the line passes through the firewall.

That is what I wasnt sure about, I just read a few old posts with guys recommending/posting a link to Paragon.  Thanks

You might have misunderstood if it's the same recent post by Jeff where he asked about the ferule on the end vs. the NOS he purchased and then another member happened to have a Paragon line (for his Corvette) that he posted a picture of how the ferule was or seemed correct but the line length was not discussed to know if they have something adaptable. Is that the post your referring to?
680  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need help on orig. 68 std Gas Cap on: August 20, 2011, 02:52:17 PM
GM #3910043; listed for $17 back in '93.
Yep, got three of them rascals and they all have screws instead of rivets and purchased in the late 80's I believe.
Now how can I change that screw to a proper looking rivet Grin
681  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need help on orig. 68 std Gas Cap on: August 20, 2011, 04:59:50 AM
You did just fine Jerry! Now I know what to look for. Wonder what that white cap came off of or maybe that is a later service replacement for Nova??? Now I gotta find an orig. for the car...... Thank You!
682  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Need help on orig. 68 std Gas Cap on: August 19, 2011, 09:58:36 PM
I do not have the orig. gas cap and have no idea where it is but I did compare one NOS cap to what I believe to be a Nova gas cap. Notice in the pics the Nova cap (kinda of a white) has a much wider piece that is used to open/close and the underside has the screws with a plate but the NOS has no plate. On the Nova cap the center part of the underside is riveted to the plate and is held in place by the two screws going to the exterior handle where the NOS center part is riveted to the large round sheet-metal piece. By the way, that rivet process causes the large round sheet-metal plate to be warped. Other words, it does not lay flat whereas the Nova cap does.
Can anyone confirm what their orig. gas cap handle width is? The what I believe to be a Nova cap is approximately .670" wide and was wondering if an orig. 68 gas cap had the same handle. Also would greatly appreciate a picture/info of what the orig. is like underneath of the part that goes in the filler neck. Is it similar to the one with the screws/plate? Again, pictures of an original would be greatly appreciated. I completed some searches and found many posts concerning RS caps and 69 caps but not std..


683  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z-28 Hood & Deck Striping Specs on: August 14, 2011, 07:14:38 AM
Did you try any searches before starting the post (finds like Mark supplied you)? Helps to search out and see what you can find and then go from there.
684  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Brake hoses on: August 12, 2011, 05:19:33 AM
Our orig. 68 Z/28 rear hose cleaned up pretty decent especially the hose part with the red writing.

685  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 302 air cleaner on: August 09, 2011, 10:49:22 PM
The only problem with re-chroming the lid is the silk screening underneath.....it will be gone.   You would then need to send it somewhere to get the silk screening redone.  I think Paragon Corvette can sell you a reproduction, re-chrome your existing lid, re-screen your existing lid, or re-chrome and re-screen your lid.  Their Tech telephone number is  (810) 655-4641 (this is not a toll free number), give them a call and they can fill you in with all the details...might want to check with them before trying to get it re-chromed elsewhere.
According to JohnZ and others Paragon sells an excellent repro or as mentioned have your orig. rechromed per Jerry and Paragon is an option along with what Marty suggested. And agree 100% with Marty that whenever wherever you can use those orig. parts as in most cases they are more correct. The base is an easy one to restore and you will have some self satisfaction.......
686  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Glass Cleaner on: August 05, 2011, 08:17:03 PM
I'll have to give that a try Marty as is surely don't cost much Grin
I've been using Stoner's glass cleaner for years and never found that to smudge like the windex and such. My wife even started using it several years ago along with micro fiber towels.
687  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Muncie rebuild - need info for which MFG to go with on: August 01, 2011, 05:38:55 AM
Hi Joe,
Doing searches on camaro.net I found that Jody's Transmissions had helped a lot of people so I contacted him and great guy. I purchased my rebuild kit from him. Give him a call and he can explain about the kit he sells. Also, you give him a call and he will help a member out with a rebuild problem or some how to questions. That's nice to know and have. One example about synchronizers; they only use forged synchro's, not like most of the eBay Muncie kits that use cast synchro's. Here is his contact information:
Jody Haag
JodysTransmissions@verizon.net
610-682-1602
 
688  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Leaf springs - need advice on: August 01, 2011, 05:27:20 AM
Hi Joe,
I'm rebuilding mine and have already tore them apart. Friend of mine purchased the well done repro's from Heartbeat but he purchased the repros because of broken plys in his originals. Since mine are original, and many have the "GMC" logo (both main plys and some others) I wanted to keep them. It's some work! Guys I have talked to asking about the height etc. said you gotta put them in and just see how it sits. Seemed to sit OK when I took the rear out so we will see. Somewhere in my restoration thread I have info on our leaf springs. By the way, getting ready to get back on them soon.....
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
689  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Brake hoses on: July 31, 2011, 06:03:48 PM
I don't remember where I saw the post but it had a picture of those and said the ends were not correct.

Here is the recent post from the past week. http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8353.0 Or scan down the page you posted and you will see the brake hose post.
I believe the hoses being used are Raybestos. InLiine Tube advertises front brake hoses that are supposed to be the same. 
690  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Engine value to 1968 Z28 owner on: July 31, 2011, 04:25:34 PM
Thanks again for all the information!  You guys are great and I am so fortunate to have found this forum.  68camaroz28 that is a truly awesome documentation of the restoration!  I loved the story with the original owner too.  I wish I even knew what all they did to mine.  I was going to e-mail the seller of the engine and parts a list of questions but I keep thinking of more, so I probably won't get it done until tomorrow.  From what I know about this guy I am only going to get one shot at this.  Mopar I live near Dayton, Ohio and the guy that has the engine and parts is near Columbus, Ohio.  If you know anyone near by that would be fantastic!!  This guy knows I don't know what I should and I'm afraid of being taken advantage of (hence the 12K and me not being sure I am getting everything I should), so I will definitely take your advice and once I get pictures post them here for all of your opinions.  Again, thanks to you all and any further advice, it is very much appreciated!

Thanks for the kind words on our restoration. What you can do is start to check to see what you have and that way you know what he may have. What rally wheels do you have (check code under trim ring)? Check everything on the engine like starter, alternator, intake, carb, distributor, exhaust manifolds, etc. This preliminary work will also assist with anyone trying to help you out. Then post the what you have found and this CRG gang will help you. Knowing as much as possible is important and worth the time spent now.....
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