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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Horseshoe Shifters P'Glide or ??? on: December 13, 2008, 11:27:34 PM
For whatever it's worth ... the dentet was really the only thing that was different on the horse shoe/staple shifters between the powerglides and the Th350 and Th400's - (2 speed auto tranny vs. a 3 speeds one).
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 emblem placement on: September 12, 2008, 07:37:54 PM
Do you have an A.I.M.?   I'm pretty sure the measurements are in there.  Also, some of the repop companies have templates.  Try Classic industries and/or Rick's.

NPD and Ground Up have the templates.  I got a set from one of them for me '69.  The set runs about 20 bucks and includes templetes for ALL the emblems/badging.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wiring harness restoration ??? on: September 04, 2008, 01:37:31 PM
I have used both M & H Harness (http://www.wiringharness.com/) and American Auto Wire (http://www.americanautowire.com/) in the past and would recommend either company in a heart beat.  Both have been very good, great customer support and the harnesses a near perfect match.

Don't know of anyone that restores old wiring - But either one of these companies can help you with new.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 69 decklid emblem holes on: September 04, 2008, 11:12:17 AM
On a factory spoiler car, the bottom straight edge of the emblem is 1-1/4" forward of the front edge of the spoiler, and the right edge of the "O" in Camaro is 4" from the edge of the lid.

Thanks for the update John.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 69 decklid emblem holes on: September 04, 2008, 06:40:45 AM
To my knowledge, all Camaro  models had the script on the trunk. On spoiler equipped cars it was moved up from the normal placement.



Does someone have a template of sorts of where the emblem would go on a spolier car?   I have a spolier car which the trunk may have been replaced in the early 70's as the car may have been hit in the rear.  There is NO emblem on the truck lid at this time and if there should be, I would like to install it ... and in the correct location.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: September 03, 2008, 02:27:35 PM
Oh the sun is out, the sky is blue, the birds are singing and it's such a beautiful day!  "Are my brakes working", you ask?  Why yes ... Yes the are!  Thanks for asking.  My car now stops like a car should and I have front disc brakes engaging as designed.  Life is good again!

For those intrested in the fix here ...  I had a pair of re-pro calipers on the front as a temp thing as I wanted to send my original Delco calipers put to be re-built.  In total frustration ... This morning I swapped out the new calipers and put my old originals (new pads) on the car ... Bleed the front brakes and BAMM ... I now have working front disc brakes that stop on a dime! 

Kevin - I just may be ready for that cruise over to your house!! Smiley

Thanks all for the help. It's always much appreciated.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: September 02, 2008, 11:21:26 AM
OK - Quick update. I was getting brain freeze and second guessing myself, but now after thinking about this I know the calipers are on correctly.  There really is only only one way for them to go one without force fitting something.  For the recored, the bleeders are on the top of the calipers and point torwards the rear of the car on both sides.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: August 31, 2008, 09:10:50 PM
Hmm, that could mean the dist block has shifted internally.

But the brake light goes off when the car is started ...   Doesn't the distribution block pretty much just pass fluid?  I didn't think there were really any moving parts in there.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: August 31, 2008, 08:02:06 PM
With the parking brake not engaged, ignition switch in the "on" position, is the dash brake light "on" or "off"?

Hmmm ... Funny you should ask.  The Brake light is "on".
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: August 30, 2008, 08:53:35 PM
Guys ... Yeah I know ... My bad on the bleeders.  What I meant to say is the top.  I'll double check that, but I'm sure they are installed correctly. I have banging my head on this problem for so long now, that I'm getting dizzy.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: August 30, 2008, 04:39:22 PM
Hey guys thanks for the help and please don't be shy with any additional ideas.  The Calipers are on correctly.  The Bleeders are on the bottom.  If the left one was on the right side adn visa versa - then the bleeder screws would on the top of the calipers and that would be an air issue.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: August 29, 2008, 10:45:17 PM
Guys - Thanks for the replies.  Keep them coming if some thing should come you.  I sent a good part of the day messin' with the front brakes and still nothing.

Kevin - I did start the car and tried the brakes, but the pedal goes down to the floor.  I tried creeping the car a little and the back brakes did grab, but felt like nothing in the front.  The paint guy has time this week to do touch up work and final buff on the car for me.  The car is there now and hopefully I will get the car back home in couple of weeks - I'm hoping maybe after next week.   I'll give you a call when I get the car back (if it doesn't end up in paint/touch up prison) and maybe you can stop over one weekend day and get this Voodoo spell off!

I'm so close to driving this car again, I can taste it.  Well, I guess I can actually drive it ...  But I just won't be able to really stop it!
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: August 28, 2008, 09:34:40 PM
Kevin - You know ... As I was writting this - I was thinking to myself that I have never tested the brakes with the car running. I was wondering if the power booster/vaccum would make any differance here.  I'm going to give that shot in the morning.  Do ya' really think that could be it?   Stay tuned ...
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Good God In Heaven ... Please Help Me With These Brakes!! on: August 28, 2008, 08:45:46 PM
I don't know what else to do or where else to turn anymore.  I have a '69 and after 5+ years of restoring this blasted beast, it wants to fight me to the bitter end!  I have replaced EVERYTHING in the brake system.  Some parts several times.  This is the deal:

All new brake lines - complete front to back.
All new brake hoses
New Front Calipers
New Power Booster
Re-built Original Master Cylinder
Original Proportioning Valve
Original Distribution Block
Long Rod in the Power Booster to the Master

I think that covers everything.  This is an original Big Block Car and original front disc brake car.  The problem I'm having is with the front disc brakes.  What was happening is that I had to pump the brake pedal 6 times before the front brakes would actually grab enough to stop the wheel.  Each pump of the pedal added a bit more restance ... the about 6 pumps of the pedal is what it took before you could not spin the wheel.

I switched out the repro master cylinder and repro proportioning valve and installed a original master cylinder (re-built) and the original proportioning valve.  Now it is 3 pumps of the brake pedal to completely stop the front wheel.  Better, but still not quite right.  I have bleed the master cylinder and the front brakes a million times and the fluid comes out in a nice steady stream ... No air at all.
The back Drums have never been an issue and work fine.

So I'm done here.  I have nothing left to try.  I'm out of bullets.  If anybody out there that is a brake expert and has any advise at all ... I'm all ears.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Radio Speaker on: August 26, 2008, 08:48:42 PM
Most of the part houses (Ground Up, NPD, Rick's, etc.) all sell a Repro of that front speaker.  You can get in the original mono speaker or in a stereo model.  Of couse the setero speaker more $$$.
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