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General Discussion / Re: 1 man brake bleeder
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:51:47 AM »
I have used "speed bleeder" screw in bleeder hardware from Summit with some success 
http://russellperformance.com/mc/speed-bleeders/

just one option.

JIM

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Garage Talk / Re: Ok you Hugger Orange fanatics, this is for you....
« on: June 23, 2019, 05:50:21 PM »
Fantastic HO 396

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: KL 86 I 30 xG wheels. Info please
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:00:10 PM »
"with 3 7/8 back space and wider than normal drop center (what ever that means) "

XG is the disc brake car equipped version vice the XN drum equipped version

I see both of these coded wheels often around numerous PNW swap meets.

JIM

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General Discussion / Re: cowl plenum breather
« on: June 08, 2019, 03:33:10 PM »
Line Card for source*
Updating Old post for informational purposes.

Jim

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General Discussion / Re: Ideas on Re-habing a fuse box
« on: June 06, 2019, 08:52:40 PM »
Sources for Both Terminals and Tooling.

http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/_packard_terminals.asp

http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/tools.asp

I will add a tutorial thread soon on the basics of terminals & crimping.

JIM

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Restoration / Re: center link restoration 69 z
« on: June 03, 2019, 01:21:15 AM »
69 LOS Pace car

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Garage Talk / Re: Ok you Hugger Orange fanatics, this is for you....
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:07:39 AM »
HO 69'

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Garage Talk / Re: Ok you Hugger Orange fanatics, this is for you....
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:03:47 AM »
Kevin Suydams HO Y-car

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Restoration / Re: 68 RS grill silver
« on: June 01, 2019, 04:36:36 PM »
sanford uni-paint paint pen silver chrome
I would avoid products designed for use on paper. I think the sharpie version would not deposit a very rubust coating.

JIM

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Restoration / Re: 68 RS grill silver
« on: June 01, 2019, 03:32:56 PM »
Bill, My 68 (12D) had a front end wreck repair back in 1980 & they replaced the grill and upon my ownership and restoration I chose to use the Silver paint pen method of accenting the horz bars. Now I assume the orig grills use some form of Vacuum metalizing (layer of metal on a substrate) Also referred to as “vacuum deposition" but how can you DIY or justify the expense so  I rationalized the DIY paint pen method as 'good enough'. Besides, If you drive the thing it is only a matter of time your grill should be covered in BUGS! I would also argue that the use of a CHROME tape that can peel off and almost look to shiny  as oppose to the pen almost replicating the aged thin lackluster original finish. I think I have seen NOS 68 doors and the silver is not shiny and clear enough to pick your teeth in the reflection if you get my drift.

Jim

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General Discussion / Re: Temp sensor plug.
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:11:45 PM »
Humor me here.

Without any coolant, Obtain some welders cloth Mineral cloth or fiber-glass salmon cloth & mask area to protect, Use a propane hand torch and gently heat the head area around the plug and or just the the plug directly for just a little but to get some heat into it. Then use a birthday candle from the kitchen and place on the thread area and see if it wicks in like solder would, then resume attempts to remove.

Use something like this: 1/2 In Sq Dr Drain Plug Socket Set - 4 PC
https://www.toolsource.com/12-in-drive-metric-socket-sets-c-194_252_258_724/12-in-sq-dr-drain-plug-socket-set-4-pc-p-52621.html

I have broken wrenches by just jamming in a 3/8" drive  wrench & needed the above to be successful.

More Ideas from the forum should help also.

JIM

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Garage Talk / Re: May 27 2019 - Memorial Day
« on: May 27, 2019, 04:41:33 PM »
Amen.

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Paint colors on the Alan Green Camaro
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:25:36 PM »
Go Go Green!
It is always nice to see this car run at Kent.

Thanks again to Tony for the Shirt, was a "Mean Joe Greene" Moment back a few years ago

JIM

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Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:05:07 AM »
Radiator Details (Before)

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Restoration / Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« on: May 25, 2019, 04:41:59 AM »
Did some cleaning in the garage and got the SB & BB side by side shot.

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