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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Found a cool site on: August 20, 2013, 06:44:10 AM
Some of you may already know of this but it's new to me. It a site called The GM Heritage Center. It's interesting reading and has downloadable information packages that are loaded with technical detalis.

http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits.html

Mike.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels on: July 02, 2013, 07:41:04 AM
here's a link to an ebay auction for a set of tires that I like the looks of:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/67-68-69-Camaro-Rally-Sport-wheels-and-tires-15-/261236756846?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=0qzbGRJTD2NCmSW7hMx82BUHQ5A%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels on: June 30, 2013, 02:33:20 PM
Nice looking car!
If it suits your needs, go for it!
We certainly did back in the day....

Oh I remember, I was born in 1954 and have owned this Camaro since 1987.

Mike.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels on: June 30, 2013, 11:28:05 AM
Here's a photo that I took a last week, I've always liked the look of the 215/70 radials but like I said earlier I'm thinking of something a little racier.

5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels on: June 30, 2013, 11:16:51 AM
My 68 is due for a new set of tires and I'm looking for a tire that looks nice and beefy on the car to give it a little bit of a muscle car look. I'd love some size recommendations and really love any photos of your cars to see what the tires look like on the car. I'm considering maybe a different profile on the rear than the front and maybe even 14" on the front and 15" on the rear.

Thanks in advance, Mike.
215/70... When I bought it, it had "big wheels" on it, but I got tired of the rubbing.
Look HERE for more opinions.  Sorry, not any pics in this thread, just plenty of discussion.

215/70 radials are what I have now. I put them on the car in the late 1980's and they still have treads but are overdue for a change. I may go back with the same but I'm playing with the idea of the rears being a little beefier than the fronts this time. I will post a photo as soon as I learn to attach a photo here.

Mike.


6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels on: June 26, 2013, 04:44:25 PM
That's a nice look and I've always liked the T/A radials. What size are those on your car?
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / tires for 14 x 6 rally wheels on: June 26, 2013, 04:10:21 PM
My 68 is due for a new set of tires and I'm looking for a tire that looks nice and beefy on the car to give it a little bit of a muscle car look. I'd love some size recommendations and really love any photos of your cars to see what the tires look like on the car. I'm considering maybe a different profile on the rear than the front and maybe even 14" on the front and 15" on the rear.

Thanks in advance, Mike.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: powerglide to th350 conversion on: June 10, 2013, 06:49:50 AM
It fits together;  that must have been GM's goal at the time.  Its just one of those things that makes one wonder what they were thinking.  The original transmission pan; has a drain plug, but yet the cross member prevents easy access to the transmission filter!  It's a real  mess to change both; the design  made an easy thing into a really irritating drippy mess. 
I've owned the car since I was 18 and  still recall my thoughts the first time under the car............."What the HuhHuhHuhHuh"
Over time I've decided they got 99% of the car right, this is just something that could have been a better design on the cross member.



Thanks for the info, I'm glad to hear that it is possible to get the pan on and off but how do you get a wrench on the bolt heads?

9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: powerglide to th350 conversion on: June 09, 2013, 02:11:17 PM
Jim:

Wow it's hard to believe that GM built them that way. I'm leaning towards drilling a couple of holes to allow me to get a socket wrench on the bolts and then see if I can wiggle the pan out of there once the bolts rare removed. I don't need to remove it right now so I have time to think about it.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: powerglide to th350 conversion on: June 09, 2013, 09:03:26 AM
Yeah I didn't want to cut the mount but it is probably the only thing to do. I hate cutting a part that has survived almost fifty years. I was also thinking of drilling two holes that align with the bolt heads so that I can get a socket wrench on them but I'm not so sure that the pan will slide out of there. It is very tight.

11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: HEI distributor on: June 09, 2013, 07:45:06 AM
I contacted Pertronix about the proper voltage to supply their electronic ignition pickup and they responded that you should use a ballast resistor on initial setup but there may be problems with this in some cars. Some systems are hard starting or don't start at all due to a voltage drop when spinning starter motor. The current drawn by the starter can be so great that the voltage to the ignition drops too low to work properly. In this case they advise that you supply a full 12vdc to the ignition.

Mike.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / powerglide to th350 conversion on: June 09, 2013, 07:34:46 AM
I recently converted my 68 convertible from the powerglide transmission to a th350 and would like some input from anyone who has done the same. The conversion was almost a straight up bolt in swap with a couple of exceptions. I found everything that I needed to hook up the horseshoe shifter and kick-down cable at Shiftworks and I thought that I was all set until yesterday when I went underneath to look for a tranny leak and noticed that the rear motor mount cross-member covers the two rear drain pan bolts on the tranny and it looks just about impossible to get a wrench on them.  It looks like I may even have to unbolt the rear mount and lift the engine to get the pan off.

Has anyone ever seen this and how did you deal with it? Any input would be be appreciated.

Mike.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Quadrajet accelerator pump problem on: May 09, 2013, 03:57:00 PM
The first thing that comes to mind is the accelerator pump check ball hung up. The reason it seems to work with the engine running is possibly due to the slight vacuum in the area so atmospheric pressure will act on the fuel level in an attempt to equalize.

Mike
Mike

You were right on about teh pump not working at all. I was mistaken about it pumping with the engine running. When I took the top off the carb and removed the piston from it's bore it came out in pieces. The rubber had seperated from the plastic head of the piston and it was just AFU. I replaced the pump and it's working normally.

Mike
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Quadrajet accelerator pump problem on: May 08, 2013, 06:57:07 PM
Mike:

Thanks for the input, and that sounds possible. Would you think that it is stuck closed or stuck open?

If it's stuck open I might be able to hear bubbles blowing back into the float bowl when I pump it. I'll have to try that tomorrow. I think that if it IS stuck open that it would at least pump a little when the engine is off.

If it's stuck closed that would explain the fact that it is dead dry with the engine off but I would expect a big flat spot in the acceleration. I'm having trouble accepting that it runs so well with the pump not working at all. I just rebuilt the carb and everything was perfectly clean and working but the engine is newly built and the builder tuned the carburetor on the dyno so he is the last one to take the top off.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Quadrajet accelerator pump problem on: May 08, 2013, 06:23:12 PM
I forgot to mention that the accelerator pump was working fine and this problem occurred after the car sat for a month or so.

Mike


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