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106  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: March 13, 2010, 10:05:21 AM
I have another question about the console mounted stereo radio controls.  Do any of you out there remember what the green stereo indicator light looked like when lit? I am told that it showed a chevy logo. Is it a bowtie? Is the center lit and outline dark or visa versa?

I'd love to see a photo of one but that's probably a long shot and I'd appreciate it if anyone could describe it from memory.

Mike.
107  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: palomino convertible on: March 07, 2010, 10:23:10 AM
No, houndstooth was not available in the convertible in 68.

Mike.
108  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: March 01, 2010, 04:31:33 PM
Not so tough as I thought! You guys are great.

I have the assembly manual and found the info right where Rat Pack said it would be....U57 sheet A3. I guess I just overlooked it.

THanks again, Mike.

109  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / stereo controls in floor console on: March 01, 2010, 01:42:12 PM
I have a tough question for the group.

I am installing stereo controls in the console glove box door of my 68 (RPO U51?). I need to drill a hole in the wall of the glove box to allow the control cable to pass through it. Can anyone tell me the correct size and location of the hole? I know that it is in the right side wall ner the rear but I don't know the size or correct location.

Thanks in advance, Mike.
110  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 10 bolt rebuild on: February 19, 2010, 07:12:45 PM
Daniel:

Thanks - that's a nice link and it already has cleared up a few things for me....there's a lot of information there.

I think that I get the big picture now but correct me if I'm wrong:

Install the pinion gear with the old shim - no crush washer yet
Install the carrier - shimming it until the backlash is correct  (~10)
Adjust pinion shim if necessary, set backlash, read rub marks and repeat until pinion is located correctly according to rub marks
Torque pinion nut with crush washer installed
Adjust carrier shims until backlash is correct again
Read rubs marks and adjust carrier shims until carrier is correct
Done

I'm starting to feel that this is do-able but the car is at the body shop and I won't have it back until April or May.  Just as well, it'll be warmer out there by then.

Mike.



111  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 10 bolt rebuild on: February 18, 2010, 09:06:10 PM
I've worked as a toolmaker and machininst and auto mechanic in previous lives and I have dial indicators and measuring tools and thirty years of mechanics tools that I've collected. What I'm missing is an inch-pound torque wrench, a lift and a press to press the bearings. I've read instructions and it all looks pretty straight forward except for the part about shimming the gears properly using grease rub patterns. That seems a little like voodoo to me.

On the other hand I have a reputable place that will do it for about $450 labor which seems fair to me and I can't picture me doing it laying on the floor.

Mike.

112  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 10 bolt rebuild on: February 18, 2010, 11:52:16 AM
Here's a link that will give you an idea of what you're in for.

http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/techarticles/148_0207_10_bolt_rearend_gear_install/index.html

My differential is in bad need of a rebuild and I'm considering doing it soon. My biggest problem is that I don't have access to a lift anymore. Has anyone ever done one with the car on jackstands? Is it worth the trouble to roll the entire housing out from under the car to do it?

Mike.

113  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original Rearend gear ratio on: February 16, 2010, 08:57:24 PM
A book that I have here says that 3.08:1 was standard , 2.73:1 economy option and 3.55:1 performance option.

Mike.

114  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 L-6 250 CI fender emblem on: February 16, 2010, 01:09:51 PM
For anyone who might benefit from it I have some new information. I dug through some old books that I acquired when I first got the car in 1987 and found a pamphlet labeled "parts number service". It lists the 250 fender emblem located in the front area of the fender with two part numbers as follows:

Emblem 250 68 3927480-3970510

What's really interesting is that the next line reads

250 69 R/L 3970510

I don't know if the two numbers listed for 1968 are right and left or maybe early and late year? Notice that the second number listed for 1968 is the same as the number listed for 1969. So I'm not sure what it means but there it is. It looks as though  they used the 3970510 in both 68 and 69 but I still don't know if the hole patterns are the same.

Mike.
115  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 L-6 250 CI fender emblem on: February 16, 2010, 10:10:46 AM
One more question here. Does anyone have the GM part number for the 1969 "250" emblem or can anyone tell me how it differs from the 68 emblem. The two look alike to me.

Mike.
116  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 L-6 250 CI fender emblem on: February 16, 2010, 08:44:44 AM
Joe:

Thanks for the pic. I am tempted to have the six rebuilt and put it in the car....so may decisions. I haven't looked at the six cylinder engine in a while but I do believe that it has the threaded holes for smog equipment in the manifold and they are plugged with bolts. The smog pump and plumbing is long gone. If you'd like a photo of the manifold I'd be glad to get that for you.

Mike.
117  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 L-6 250 CI fender emblem on: February 15, 2010, 12:30:34 AM
ggtsvnv\

Thanks and yes that helps a lot. I started this day thinking that the 1967 badge with the vertical color bars was correct for my car. While I still haven't been able to find the right emblem you guys have set me straight on what I'm looking for.

Thanks!

118  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 L-6 250 CI fender emblem on: February 15, 2010, 12:27:45 AM
Paul -

Thanks for the numbers.  I'll have to do some research and see what I can come up with. I'm hoping that the 250 emblems have the same screw hole pattern as the 327 emblems and are interchangeable.

Mike.


119  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 L-6 250 CI fender emblem on: February 14, 2010, 10:06:35 PM
ggtsvnv -

In 1969 there was just the numbers "250" up front in the stripe where you say and I can find that emblem in any of the catalogs online. Why is it that I can't find any reference of that on the 68? Is the emblem the same as the 1969 "2 5 0" emblem? What is your source?

Thanks, Mike.

120  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1968 L-6 250 CI fender emblem on: February 14, 2010, 08:23:06 PM
Can anyone tell me what if any fender emblem was used on the front fenders of a 68 Camaro with a 250 six in it? My car is being prepped for paint and has a 327 engine in it right now. I have the original number matching six on an engine stand and I need to decide which emblems to drill the fender for. I would like to install the 327 emblems but wish that I could switch to the six cylinder emblem later if I want to go back to the original engine.

I have seen the 67 emblem with vertical color bars and the "250" number that goes on the flank of the fender and I have seen the 1969 250 number that goes on the front of the fender in the bumble-bee stripe but I can't find any reference to a 250 emblem on a 1968 car.

Any help?

Thanks, Mike.
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