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General Discussion / Re: Forum Member, Ron C.'s Headstone
« on: April 14, 2019, 03:17:23 AM »
Amen & God bless your family.


Originality / Re: Clutch Rod Blanking Plate
« on: February 25, 2019, 03:38:23 PM »

AMK part no.'s  20 each for $3.00
B-12048 (Phosphate)
B-12049 (Zinc)

I would lean towards phosphate

Wait is that washer captive or integral to the head?


Restoration / Re: Smog tube nuts replacement source?
« on: February 24, 2019, 05:05:25 PM »
I am "thinking" the correct tap size IS 1/4-18 NPSF as I have repaired 1968 BB & 1966 SB manifolds using Greenfield tap & die # 16356 Type 5323 4 flute, straight D/S pipe tap as shown.

I used Heat & candle wax trick & a quality flare nut wrench with & without success.


Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:38:41 PM »
Camaros Plus   
'Steve Pelletier'

Header source.

Originality / Re: Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:31:25 PM »
3M 1 qt. Neoprene 10 Contact Adhesive, Multipurpose, Yellow (Light yellow)

Would be my suggestion.


Maintenance / Re: TH400 Rebuild
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:17:45 PM »
You Bet, we have a nice system (LEAN) to keep from cross contaminating the parts. I understand his is a 65 w/ switch pitch unit.  I am staying away from Kevlar bands & such just good quality parts.   Will post more progress pics as we go.

I do appreciate your input.


Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:24:57 PM »
Well with ALL the snow here in the PNW I got a LOT of garage time and finally finished the Starter rebuild. 
This took a long time, cleaning, disassy, inspection, varnishing, machining, plating and reassy, & testing.  I have a 101 pictures, should do a DIY post. The prior owner bought a 74 vette starter from a rebuilder and kept the dated 12*06*67 (Slightly pitted - rusty) orig in a box.

This is a Fun project since we work on submarine DC motors for the real world J-O-B.


General Discussion / Re: Shackle bolts reversed?
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:44:38 PM »
It is a  LOS Lefty' Coast thing. The California workers had a issues with verbatim compliance it would seem.
 My 68 (Van Nyes Car) had the same thing when I swapped out a Spectra Tank years ago.
The Photo is of the pass spring mount and the AIM is from the driver spring perspective.

Ponits? Not sure, better keep a photo in your glove box for the trophy hunt.


Maintenance / Re: TH400 Rebuild
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:40:37 PM »
My Brother was by the garage and reminded me the stand was found (1970's) at a PNW Opel specialty Shop and sourced as an engine stand (How He [Dad]used it) I still have fond memories of him rebuilding MOPAR 727 transmissions regularly & that these devices look like they work on the theory of PFM. I am a bit uncomfortable in this rebuild and am very weak on the transmission internals so I sure hope it works out  (ergo the Joke at the original post) Besides, stuff can be re-rebuilt if needed. The stand is as stable as a octopus in ice skates on a frozen pond, Steady Steady, you can configure it with one or two and it has NO affect on the holding power and rotation control. The trans has about 82,000 on it, & the only mods were a Fairbanks Shift kit I installed in 1986. (Notice the Novice use of sealer on the pan gasket- Me)  We will be using good quality Parts kits and doing some blueprinting of the stacks, endplays, valve action and good quality shift kits. The Ink stamp "CC" is a bit washed out by the flash in the photo.

One of the intersting parts of this project is working with your close Car friends and the comaraderie that goes and also the benifet of an extra set of eye's and hands on deck to make your car work progress while  entertaining at the same time.


Originality / Tranmission Part Finish
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:21:28 PM »
Any original (CARS) with TH400 out there to check the finish of the Governor Cover on TH400's?



Maintenance / Re: TH400 Rebuild
« on: February 09, 2019, 04:44:48 PM »
I have found a variety of resources very useful for this project. Tooling and processes and  heavy use of "LEAN" & 5S concepts are used to keep the Blue trans from the Red trans.

During the tear down found the rear band in very bad shape (BINGO!)


Maintenance / Re: TH400 Rebuild
« on: February 09, 2019, 04:41:12 PM »
As luck would have it, My Father had a OLD  Dad got this transmission stand from a import secondary auto shop in the 60's. I refurbished the stand and purchased  a couple transmission hoops with a few modification adapted to the double indexing head.  I also "INVESTED" in a Made in USA Handy teardown table. (Spectacular quality item).

Maintenance / TH400 Rebuild
« on: February 09, 2019, 04:34:49 PM »
Well, I have been running a Chevelle "CX" TH400 for a few years as my factory installed unit is laid up in "bad order" account of shuddering shifting  2-3 shift under WOT. Well I have a close friend that is restoring a 65 Buick GS Riv w/ TH400 switch-pitch version. I found this opportunity as the old commercial goes, " I always wanted to work on a transmission,,,,,".

Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:15:54 PM »
As built Dizzy Update;

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vin Stamp by oil filter on a LOS car
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:43:51 PM »
Understand, I have a Buddie in the PNW who did the same, except here (PNW) Rain & Time,,, they (Containers) puddle & rust thru the roof ruining the "tons" of used (parted cars) and nos parts inside,
Shame, he stored 'Ikea' furniture in the dry garage and lost the battle of the elements to the GM parts horde in the sealand containers, & I mean CONTAINERS full,  PIC to come someday, if he lets me snap a few shots

Lesson well stated above.

Sorry about hat,


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