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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: OT- Rare Shelby Mustang GT500 unearthed after 40 years on: March 18, 2014, 01:06:37 AM
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.
2  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.

3  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.

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

4  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?
5  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.
6  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.
7  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.............
8  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

9  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
10  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.
11  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.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Horn not working on: April 07, 2011, 04:43:08 AM

You could invest in one of these bumper stickers..................

13  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / Re: 18L338439 on: February 22, 2011, 03:06:57 AM
554 too early for me.
Closest one so far though.
Thanks for helping to keep my hopes high.
Is it usual for an engine to be assembled so close to being cast?
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: key and wiper button on: November 28, 2010, 02:02:55 PM
With regards to the wiper switch.
When you push to wash it should wipe a few times while pumping.
If that is the only time it wipes then read on.....
If you are careful you can repair it.
What has happened is this:
The small metal "fingers" of the main switch body are bent over at the back to hold the conatct assembly in place and hold the switch together.
Over the years with people pressing the switch to activate the wash pump the fingers have loosened and now the contacts inside the switch are mis-aligned.
You can carefully release the "fingers" and dismantle the switch, (use a marker pen to mark it so you can reassemble the correct way later ), clean up the years of gunk with a little brake or contact cleaner, regease with vaseline and reassemble.
make sure you bend the metal "finger" over again nice and tight.
It pays to make sure that when you re-install the switch that you have a metal to metal connection from the switch body to the dash panel and that the dash panel is connected to the battery negative.
The wiper operation depends on that negative connection in order for the wipers to operate. ( I spent hours figuring that one out )


15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Front axles, Spindles on: November 02, 2010, 02:05:04 AM
Hi all I need a bit of help.

I noticed a bit if a low rumble about a week or two ago and it seemed to be coming from the diff. Seeing as how I had patched up a rough one to begin with, ( no money at the time ), and it had a weepy seal it seemed to make sense.
I have had new axles and bearings fitted and that didnt fix it.
I have now found that the front wheel bearings are completely worn out on both sides.
My steering guy called me to tell me that at some time it looks as if the bearings may have spun on the spindles  and had been attacked wiith a grinder and that they really should be replaced.

not a common part down here in NZ.

I can get my hands on some second hand parts here that are in good condition but they are from different cars.
My car is a 68 that has had 69 front disc brakes fitted.
I can get spindles from a 67 drum brake car or a 66 drum brake Chevelle. Was GM smart enough back then to use multifit parts?

Any help would be much appreciated.


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