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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: metal to metal glue? on: May 31, 2014, 03:44:07 PM
You can use a contact adhesive such as ados F2.
You can get a smallish tube about half the size of a tube of toothpaste from a hobby store or a hardware store.
Apply to both surfaces and smear about with a flat stick to get a thin coat then wait till they "tack off", then put them together.
You probably wont need to completely cover the plate, the old glue residue should give you a clue as to how much is needed.
WARNING....... you will get one chance so make sure it is lined up correctly.
I hope that helps
Wayne
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Speedo / Gauge cluster - bad connection ?!?! on: May 27, 2014, 01:39:12 AM
Hi Claus
that piece of metal that is sitting up at 90 degrees should be laying flat in the small plastic groove that is under your finger.
The small loop on the end is supposed to be sitting over the centre securing screw hole so that when y ou screw the centre screw in you effectively JAM it against the metalwork of the dash panel and that created the ground for the cluster.
In my car all these metal bits were all rusty so I removed them all and gave them a light buff to get clean metal connections everywhere.'
I also ran a loose piece of wire from the back of the cluster to another ground point under the dash to make absolutely sure.
I hope that helps
Wayne
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Bad neutral switch ?? on: May 24, 2014, 06:48:15 PM
I would replace the Neutral Safelty Switch seeing as how  you have already got the console apart.
When I bought my car someone had put in a shorting link just like you have and I was not aware of it. I started the car one morning and almost drove out the back wall of my garage. I had left it in Drive when I turned it off last time I parked it up.
If your car wont crank over with the switch shorted out then check for 12V at the starter solanoid terminal with the ignition key in the cranking position. You will need someont to turn the key while you measure the voltage at the starter motor solanoid.
If there is no voltage there then either you have a bad ignition switch or a dirty fuse holder in the fuse box.
Also check that the engine has a good Ground connection (negative) back to the battery and that the positive connection to the starter motor is ok.
I hope that helps

4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I'd like to introduce myself and my Camaro. on: May 13, 2014, 02:09:29 AM
Hi there, very nice job you have done there.
I wish there were more guys your age with the same passion for Camaros, or any 60-70 muscle cars for that matter.
My son is 23 and I wish he had one of his own so he wouldnt keep trying to con me out of mine.
Keep up the good wrok.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: OT- Rare Shelby Mustang GT500 unearthed after 40 years on: March 18, 2014, 01:06:37 AM
WOW...........
They are still out there I guess.
What a car to own, if only I had more children to harvest organs from.
The past President of our Muscle Car Club down here has one of those, he will no doubt be interested in this.
I am guessing the auction will be most interesting.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Cars in action ! on: March 04, 2014, 02:11:59 AM
Hi Bullitt65, it just gone autmn here but the weather is still pretty warm and sunny.
It is raining on and off today though.
We done get extremes of weather here in Auckland, no snow.......ever in this city.
It will get pretty wet and cold in another couple of months...... a good time to do maintenance.


7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Cars in action ! on: March 03, 2014, 02:40:48 AM
Not really pictures but here is a link to a few runs at the strip.
A few of us went to the Junior Drags National Finals and at the lunch break took the kids for runs down the track.
I dont know who had the most fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX9WmuU37qo

I have other vid if you wanna check em out.
Best run on a serious day was 12.35 at 111MPH on the 1/4 mile

Cheers
Wayne
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 350 engine - how to start on: February 14, 2014, 04:29:55 PM
Mike S has hit the nail on the head with that proceedure.
Just as a matter of interest, what are the numbers on the engine?
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 factory air on: February 04, 2014, 02:46:34 AM
Grumble Grumble.........

I am going to have to Emmigrate to the USA........So many bits........ just down the road......

My car is/was an air car until someone in the last 40 odd years decided to weld up the firewall and fit a normal heater.
Problem is the fresh air flap in the wiper scuttle was also welded up so to fix it is a major engine out, dash out job.
I have managed to scrounge up all of the engine bay items from a bloke here that was making a drag car but still need all the interior parts, especially the inside heater box and vent parts, prefereably free.....or cheap......hint hint.
I occasionally locate bits on the web but for not may peopple in the USA are prepared to ship down here.
I would love to get everything back to how it should be then fit the AC delete kit from the likes of Classic Industries.
I know it sounds stupid, changing it back then not using it but at least then I would have an opoerational ventilation system with the option of fittng the AC back in when or if I sell.

Kelly, have a chat to your friend or if anyone else has bits could you let me k now.

Sorry to hijack your post Kelly.
Wayne
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS guard (fender) 396 & bonnet badges on: July 16, 2013, 01:39:38 AM
Nice looking car.
What is the VIN number inside the windscreen on the top of the dash on the drivers side?
If it begins with 12437......... it was a V8 from manufacture
If it begins with 12337........ it was a 6cyl from manufacture
I see heaps of repowered 6 cylinder cars here, people get a bit upset when I tell them thier car isnt what they thought it was.
Either way as long as you are happy with it and enjoy it for what it is.
Wayne
11  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / Re: 8L338058 on: April 26, 2013, 12:14:04 AM
Soooooo close..........

come home 8L338993.............
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / National Geographic magazine on: December 17, 2012, 01:15:48 PM
This is a little off topic but can anyone here help out with a strange request?

I have a friend here in NZ that is 57 chev MAD.
He has just about anything you can think of that relates to the 57 Chev. There is memorabilia in just about every crevice in his garage.
Over a beer one day I brought this up in conversation with him and he told me that he was looking for the 1957 edition of National Geographic magazine.
Aparantly there is a write up and/or an article or adverticement or something covering the release of the 57 year model Chevs which he has been trying to locate for ages.
It has become an obsession with him I think. He is a top bloke and has helped me out plety of times with my Camaro so I would like to do something nice for him.
Can I impose on all you good people to help me find him a copy?
Could you please copy, link, repost on any other forums that you are members of?
Surely somewhere out there I can find him a copy?

Happy holidays everyone

Wayne
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Door weatherstrip on: October 11, 2012, 02:23:09 AM
Third vote for Metro Super Soft Seals.
You can buy a kit which has the left and right doors, door opening and a boot seal. I would recommend dooing the doors and the door openings at the same time.
reasonable price as well.
One thing I did do was spray them with WURTH Rubber Care, it helps soften the rubber a little.
Metro do recommend using a specific sealant/adhesive to make sure they dont move once installed.
Good luck
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro SS 350 factory tachometer on: September 13, 2011, 12:05:42 AM
Check your ground conection to the dash.
15  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / Re: 8L330898 - L48 engine block on: June 30, 2011, 03:19:11 PM
Close........ so close...........

I still live in hope that my one will turn up but perhaps this one can find its original vehicle.
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