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106  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Vibration - not the good kind on: September 01, 2008, 01:42:12 PM
John, thanks for the info and the link. There are 41 shops with the GSP-9700 in my area. I will have the tires and rims checked out as a first step. Joe.
107  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Vibration - not the good kind on: September 01, 2008, 08:15:38 AM
My 68 6 cylinder 3 speed manual drives as smooth as silk up to 60 mph. Beyond that speed, there is a general vibration throughout the car, some of it felt at the steering wheel but not excessively. In order to cure this, I was thinking, for starters, of having the four wheels rebalanced, then the driveshaft. If those steps don't cure the problem, how should I proceed? Opinions and recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks, Joe.
108  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Torque Drive Transmission on: August 02, 2008, 07:24:22 AM
I am curious about the Torque Drive transmission, option MB1, that was available in 68 and 69 with the 6 cylinder engines. My 68 shop manual doesn't include it but my 69 manual does, implying that the option was available part way through 68. Can anyone confirm this and give an approximate availablity date? Also, I assume that the shift lever was column mounted only, am I correct? Finally, does anyone have or had a Camaro with this option? If so, how did it perform? Thanks, Joe.
109  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Saginaw Trans ID on: July 28, 2008, 08:27:34 AM
I would appreciate help in decoding my spare Saginaw 3 speed trans. The ID number is 13W304899. It was assembled on the 30th of August 1973. Thanks for any help provided. Joe.
110  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Clutch Release Bearing Part Number on: July 09, 2008, 01:30:32 PM
Can anyone tell me the GM part number for the clutch release bearing for my 68 Camaro 6 cylinder 3 speed manual transmission? It is the longer one at 1 7/8". Thanks, Joe.
111  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Clutch Release Bearing Gouges on: July 04, 2008, 11:14:46 AM
Can anyone help me figure out what caused the two gouges pictured on my Federal Mogul 1697 clutch release bearing? The gouges are located at the two points where the release fork contacts the bearing collar. The bearing has been in my 68 Camaro 3 speed for 10 years and has 20,000 miles on it. I removed the bearing from the car to inspect it because I had the transmission out; the bearing didn't give any problems when driving the car. I still have the original GM bearing that has 95,000 miles on it which has no gouges whatsoever. A second question; when I press on the face of the bearing, the part that contacts the clutch fingers, and spin it, it turns smoothly and quietly. However, if I spin the face without applying pressure, it drags and is noisy. Is this normal? Thanks for any help that can be provided. Joe.
112  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 bumper jack on: April 19, 2008, 04:10:31 PM
Here's the jacking instruction label. Unfortunately, the part number is not readable. The car is a base coupe.
113  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 bumper jack on: April 17, 2008, 11:27:17 AM
Here are some pictures of the bumper jack from my 68 Coupe, 04A Norwood built. I found no markings on the base or mast, which is triangular. The jacking instruction label was printed on 1-10-67. I am the second owner and have owned this car for 20 years so I am positive of the authenticity of the jack. Hope this might help.
114  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How Much Do You Drive? on: March 20, 2008, 10:41:42 AM
About 1500 miles during spring, summer and fall, three to four times per week. My 230 cubic inch six gets 25 mpg on the highway so I'm not worried about gas prices.
115  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Saginaw Manual Trans Front Bearing Shield on: January 21, 2008, 07:34:40 PM
The factory original GM front bearing in my Saginaw 3 speed trans came with a metal shield facing the inside of the transmission. About 10 years ago the bearing was replaced with one without the shield, apparently will no ill effect. Any opinions or comments about the absence or presence of the shield? Thanks, Joe.
116  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 3 Speed Trans Rebuild on: January 21, 2008, 07:28:50 PM
Yes, the three keys are sitting properly and the two key springs are not hooked into the same key as noted in the shop manual.
117  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Gearshift Knob Part Number on: November 26, 2007, 09:30:06 PM
I'm very sure it is the original knob. I bought the car 20 years ago from the original owner. The car is a survivor with original everything and was built in April 68, eliminating the possiblity that the knob was a 67 leftover. I just bought a NOS 3973042 knob, which is black, in case I can't find the correct NOS blue knob. It looks like 3899062 is what I should be looking for. Thanks for all your input.
118  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Gearshift Knob Part Number on: November 24, 2007, 03:33:17 PM
I'm not sure about the "dark blue and chrome". It is a medium blue and there is no chrome. I'm attaching a picture to better describe it. If anyone has a NOS one, let me know.
119  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Gearshift Knob Part Number on: November 23, 2007, 08:26:32 AM
Does anyone know the part number for a 1968 3 speed column shift knob? The colour is blue, goes with the 717 blue interior. Many thanks.
120  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / 3 Speed Trans Rebuild on: November 18, 2007, 08:12:05 AM
I have a question regarding the synchronizers on my 3 speed trans but this question can apply to 4 speeds also. I'm rebuilding my trans using all NOS GM synchronizers, gears and blocking rings, all in perfect condition. The 1st and reverse synchronizer slides very nicely but the 2nd and 3rd less smoothly. The GM shop manual says that the synchronizer assembly (hub and slider) is a matched set and must be kept together. No problem, I haven't mixed them up. My question is, is the circular location of the slider on the hub matched also? If so, then there's probably a mismatch there as I've removed the slider from the hub without marking the relationship. Is it just a question of trying out the slider on each of the 30 different splines on the hub to find the smoothest combination. Or are there other ways to ensure a smooth sliding action. All comments and suggestions are appreciated. Sorry about the long-winded question, but I want to get this right the first time. Thanks for any help provided.
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