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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 lower control arm won't fit in subframe on: November 03, 2014, 10:29:19 PM
I had to use a Jack & a Block of Wood to get my driver side to "SLIDE" it into the subframe gap. It was a bear to align and used a bar to remove it and try again. I used PST replacement bushings and attributed the tight fit to the new bushings and lack of give of the urethane bushing material. I used the silicone grease supplied with the suspension kit as an aid to lube the install also. 1/8" (0.125") is tight but if I remember correctly the subframe is flanged and rounded (radius) and should have some Flex to it. It may be possible to Dremel grind down the inner sleeve a few thou' to give you some clearance. I have never had these just "FALL" out or into place.

Jim
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 mo block and other gear on: November 02, 2014, 08:24:21 PM
Tough call If it was "ME" & I needed the cash, I would sell it & move on.
I am one of those 68 Guys and realize how important (The born with motor) is to the 68Z  -vs- a missing original lump. So as a hobbyist I would want to see it reunited (Cue the music) for the car to be "More" legit & enjoyable.
Otherwise just hold on to it, List it with the orphans and keep your feelers out and "orphan-list it" for a call in the future.
Some owners really care more about some repop emblems on a clone than the chance at acquiring a integral piece of automotive history.
Best of luck to you.

Jim
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New Member just purchased a 1969 X77 D80 on: October 03, 2014, 09:58:53 PM
Restore it!
I have GM qtrs. hanging I the garage for just such a car!
Find a 307 to PT.

Good Luck

JIM
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 z/28 373 rear end inspection marks on: September 21, 2014, 10:39:52 PM
john302.
My Dec 1967 built car (1968) 12bolt had a ton of graffiti on a rear end
PP 1218G1
Examples: Yellow Dab forward middle drivers side of carrier, Orange Dab rear upper passanger side.
Axels green dab both sides in center of flange area. Internal to carrier orange on main caps for carrier.
WHite dabs on the wheel studs ends.
Additionally, the sticker-tag yellow w/ black lettering "PP" on the passanger drum face.
It was very easily found cuase my 396 rear main leaked for years and coated everything with a layer of grease-oil preservation, light cleaning with simple green was all it to to expose these details.
I can dig for pics.
I chose to 'Clownout' my rear based on what I found, after a bit of over restoration, paints plating, etc,,,,,

Have yet to go to a show where someone notices ANY of it.

Jim
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Question about original dealer license plate frames on: July 20, 2014, 01:14:04 PM
Variations account of bolt patterns. Look at the rear vs front, top bolts vs bottom bolt patterns.

I found a place where you can purchase BLANKS then have a local sign shop make up sticker-decals matching you fav dealer. We would walk the car  shows looking for a popular dealer (Take pictures for accurate repop'g) - ALAN GREEN chev in Burien- Everyone wanted a MINT! for orig in the PNW, so we repoped them ourselves for our personal consumption, Logo concerns ya know.

REPOP for sure, but hey, DIY!
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Z28 tires Now Available on: July 17, 2014, 11:02:27 PM
That is Neat.

I think I remember back years ago when they were having a voting 'ELECTION' of interest in tires via write in thru the USCC monthly mag,,,,,,,,,,
Goodyears Rock!

Jim
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z Clutch Safety switch on: July 17, 2014, 10:59:25 PM
Thanks, John.

It does look like the stamped housing has heavy tabs on the side opposite the leads connection points. They look pretty heavy and it would take some care to pry them 90 degrees vertical to allow the plastic body to lift out,,the lever on the back side most likely drives a wiper contact with raised nubs that could be polished (Burnished) with a rubberized abrasive like Craytex. the stationary's are probably riveted to the switch leads. A little lithium lube and re-crimp and good to go. I am not a 4sp guy, do the vendors repop this thing, as that might make it not worth the effort, unless it looks like a submarine hatch switch in comparison ha ha ha

Jim
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 17, 2014, 10:44:24 PM
GREAT CAR!
You are going to have Fun.

Jim
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z Clutch Safety switch on: July 15, 2014, 09:34:14 PM
A word of caution: The Plastic body of the switch can be very, very fragile. (If it has a melamine or plastic body?)
Careful is correct, NO pressure can be applied to the case- Crack!

Picture anyone??

Jim
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z Clutch Safety switch on: July 13, 2014, 10:19:01 PM
Post a picture. I have some ideas, but own Automatics so it would help.

Jim
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: RS Headlight Vacuum Hoses on: June 09, 2014, 08:19:14 PM
I agree the differences can be frustrating. The warm soapy water is a start. Try finishing the hose with a tire dressing that could bring back some of the color. The ends could be trimmed  to find a fresh end diameter.  The straps clean up well with a splash of laq thinner and a clean rag. Keep the thinner away from the hoses it will wipe off the color coding stripes.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro indy pace car jacket... on: June 07, 2014, 07:34:08 PM
2750 bucks!!!  Little optomistic isn't he (or she).  I got my PC for less than that, granted it was 1982.

WOW

My pacer was purchased in 1984, They were !! giving them away at this rate,,,the cost of a jacket now days!

here is the repop alternative
http://www.rtretro.com/jacket_colours.htm

Jim
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Memorial Day Rod Run on: May 29, 2014, 08:45:56 PM
Cool. Neat pic
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Columbia River Camaro Club Memorial Cruise on: May 29, 2014, 08:35:43 PM
NICE JOB!

I remember May 18th like It was yesterday.

JIM
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 spare wheel on: May 25, 2014, 01:57:54 PM
Thought factory wheels were painted black on the back, service wheels were grey?

CBTN Figure 17-9.
The way I read the painting notes:

PLAIN K-H Part No E-82277 Cust PN _____
Coat with Rustproofing Oil: K-H Part No E-82278 Cust Part No. 3958480
Gray Primer K-H Spec B-3352: K-H Part No E-82279   Cust Part No. 3966934
Same as E-82279 except tape  identify for Chevrolet Service: K-H Part No E-82280

This relates to the 69 AD rally.

I assume you guys are hashing out the SS AO/YA wheels at this point. Does anyone have a copy of the CBTN for 70-75 & does it contain the K-H drawing with notes on it that might clarify.

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