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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Portland Swap Meet on: March 30, 2014, 07:56:10 PM
There is a lot a of area to cover, hence the weather thing.  There is also a lot of junk and people with junk that want a lot of money.  I go with just the outside chance I might find something.  One year there was a junkyard there with alternators and dists.  I was looking through a pile and he asked what numbers I was looking for and told him.  He said he's sure they had some of those back and the yard, but he could only bring so many.  I lost his number and can't remember what the name of the place was.  I'd love to find a bunch of rare number alts. and dizzys.

I am headed to Portland Thurs-Sat. Prepp'g for wet weather. For sure not a lot of deals to be had in my opinion, but the meet is the biggest in the NW.

I bet the 'yard' was American Classics in Vancouver, they know the numbers game & the rare gold is lone gone.

Jim
Beer-Wings at Hooters FRI night NW of the expo center!
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original Carb Finish on: March 30, 2014, 07:08:57 PM
Nice Pics, great detail
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: New 67 ragtop on: January 20, 2014, 12:30:11 PM
I am in the market for a replacement TOP for my 69 Pacer.

When researching sources I found a few like the Local manufacture right here in Wa state.

http://www.ezsofttops.com/t-contact.aspx

but,,,,,,I am going to drive up there & check them out in person this spring,,,,,

I also would like to hear about actual drop top owners experiences with the products out there.

Jim
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Subframe markings? on: January 19, 2014, 03:15:05 PM
I found the following on my Van Nuys Pace car (04C) when cleaning up the subframe. The orange stripe is out of frame to the right
Pic.

Jim
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Factory records on: January 19, 2014, 02:23:27 PM
This is great news- agreed.

Your vehicles history can be composed (documented) by a patch work of information. This $50 expense is easily worth it. 
FWIW. I had (in 1996) the WA state Dept of Motor Vehicles perform a micro film search ($26) and got records back to a dead end 1974. ALL the printed material had the privacy act (PII) Personal Identification Information cut out with an 'exacto' knife. So as to comply and protect past owners from being ID'd or contacted.

Jim
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: just bought a 67 RS/SS350 survivor on: January 10, 2014, 09:34:55 PM
Welcome!

Can not wait to see pics of this one.
Neat car.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ziebart... How to remove it? on: January 10, 2014, 09:33:07 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4RayhPVD7Qk/UtCr2-Z7RqI/AAAAAAAAAc0/eHjHMcmnvQE/s128/100_1846.jpg

My experience with undercoating (Dealer installed) was 2 fold. Areas where the coating was subjected to prolonged exposer to leaking powertrain fluids became a oozing goo, softened by the oil & trans fluids. This stuff required lots of solvent based removal efforts. Other (The majority) areas were hard as a rock and mechanical removal via scrapers of various types was the preferred method. I purchased lots of varying types of scrapers from swap meets and the coating would chips off and go flying of revealing PRISTINE sheet metal. The benefit was I could see the factory primers and topcoat overspray patterns which I tried to duplicate (Mostly).

Q. How much undercoating did the dealer install?
A. >17lbs

Jim
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a nice original 69 Z28 on: January 10, 2014, 07:37:35 PM
I like
I would
I prefer
I should
 Roll Eyes
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: If Anyone is Interested in a 67 Pace Car on: January 10, 2014, 07:23:55 PM
Could-? Part of the problem is Parts(OEM) (Correct)(Date Correct)(Restored) costs.
I know the "KIDS" laugh at any reference to a +>$200 trunk seal on ebay,,,,,,,
You OLD men.
I am 50 & like others had a 67 in high school so the First gens are a natural to me, unexplainable,,,,,

A friends 20's y/o son has gone thru Dozens of "CRAIGS LIST" Cars (This Pacer is NOT typical) and his 'horse' trading skills are amazing,,,,,,eventually he acquired a 68 Camaro project 250cu/in car after years of haggling. This is One method for the younger group to approach these cars with out the sting of debt which they cannot afford or qualify, but ALL of us want for our gems.
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Undercoating on inside of quarter panel ??? on: January 08, 2014, 11:37:29 PM
3M
From a Can : 3M™ No Cleanup High Coverage Body Schutz™ Coating 08964
From a Gun : 3M™ Body Schutz™ Rubberized Coating, Black, Quart, 08864

I prefer the quart and special gun for application. Careful practice and masking can yield spectacular results as indicated by photo above. The inside trunk pattern looks to be HEAVY, pour it on!

Jim
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: December 13, 2013, 03:00:29 PM
Has anyone thought about the possibility of Fisher Body use a stenciling "INK" not paint.
Stencil Ink does not have the same consistency as traditional paints.
just a idea.

We use "Stenciling" INK to label Electrical Bussing and mark Naval circuit breakers for various hulls in the DoD side of ships repair all the time.

It does not cover very well and stamps crisp and fades with time, ,,,

Jim
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: December 02, 2013, 11:53:46 PM
They tightened up just fine. There was a fair amount of friction between; the mating surface of the domed head, the shank thru the ball joint and the a arm seemed to hold the bolt and provide enough resistance to allow sufficient torque. Additionally you can use the strike method (Slugging wrench) to make darn sure they are tight.

These bolts were a fair compromise. I wonder how many tons it takes to clinch the real deal rivet?

Jim
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct rivets for the ash tray on: December 01, 2013, 08:05:31 PM
Nice.
Assuming: Semi-Tubular Rivet, 1/8x1/8 In

Good job. Thanks for sharing.

Jim
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 D90 stripe questions on: December 01, 2013, 07:57:52 PM
It was a long time ago (1986/87) WHEN we painted my car.
I thought the stencil was a peel & stick, then you used your 1/8" fine line 3m tape to set the pin stripe.
My buddie the pro painter did it as I would goof it up.

I like the 396/350 centered in the fat part of the stripe, but the factory SURE deviated & I have orig paint photos of my (LOS) car and the 396 is not centered perfectly as built.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct rivets for the ash tray on: November 30, 2013, 08:23:17 PM
Can you post a Pic of the tooling?

Jim W
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