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16  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..................

17  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?
18  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 )


19  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.


20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Factory tack vs MSD on: October 27, 2010, 06:21:37 PM
I have an MSD in my 68 with a tic-toc-tach. The MSD has a Tach ouput terminal.
I just hooked up to that and it seems to run fine.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: blacked out tailpan on SS model on: October 08, 2010, 05:02:32 PM
What about if your car is gloss black?
Is it still "blacked out"?
22  Model Specific Discussions / 6-cylinder Camaros / Re: Quantity Of Original 67 250's Remaining on: August 11, 2010, 02:04:00 AM
Hi guys.
There is one down here in New Zealand still with its original 6 in it.
I will try to track it down and get more info.
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Electrical Problem on: August 03, 2010, 03:20:15 AM
I pulled my dash apart 3 times (arrrg) after fitting a shift light only to find the same thing.
I tell everyone to run a flying earth strap wire now just in case this comes loose.
Good work and an easy fix
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Fuel Gauge Issue on: April 13, 2010, 02:17:56 AM
Hi there, I had the same problem a while back.
Your fuel guage sender is faulty
When your sender drops to a certain level it becomes open circuit either because the wiper of the sender loses contact with the resistor or the resistor is rusty.
The best way to fix it in my opinion is to replace the sender.
From memory, the resistance of the sender circuit when the tank is full should be around 90 ohms and near to 0 ohms when empty, or the other way around , can never remember.
In any event if the resistance is any more than 90 ohms you have an open in the circuit somewhere, my guess is the sender.

Hope that helps
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments on: March 02, 2010, 04:57:47 AM
04D, SS350, Stacks
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rare Cowl Tag in NZ on: February 03, 2010, 03:31:08 AM
Hi Kurt,
My mistake, it is just an RS, not an RS/SS. Has all RS trim and badge features.
I believe it is a 210Hp 327 so yes there.
The tag appears to be original, not re-rivetted or anything.
I noticed there was no build date aslo, an oversight perhaps?
The build date of the engine seems to be close to the build date using the VIN build sequences suggesting it is all as it should be.
The partial VIN by the heater motor and on the front cowl panel all match.
The guy who has it is really passionalte about camaro's especially '68's.
He is a panel and paint fella who is as fussy as fussy gets.
It would be nice to confirm its originality for him.

Does the VIN show up in the database?

27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Rare Cowl Tag in NZ on: January 31, 2010, 03:23:15 AM
Here are a few pics of teh cowl tag, engine pad and speedo.
VIN is 124378L329357
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Rare Cowl Tag in NZ on: January 29, 2010, 12:25:17 AM
Hi guys, I hope the new year has been kind to you all.

Seeing as we are talking about odd cowl tags I thought I might add this one into the mix. (sorry for hijacking the thread)
A friend of mine here in NZ has  68 RSSS matching #s coupe that he imported from Japan with a strange tag,
There is none of the usual info on the tag.
what it does have however is the following stamped on the bottom part :

"This car finished with magic mirror acrylic lacquer."

The car is painted in Sea frost green (code P2)
 I will go and get a pic tomorrow and post it here.

It has electric windows, fold down rear seat, air con, U17 guage package with tic-toc-tach,

All partial vins match on the body and block etc.

Also interesting is that it has a speedometer that is marked up to 200 (Kph I assume)
The tacho yellow line is at 4700 to 5000 and then redline is 5000 to 7000RPM ( will look for identifying numbers or part numbers )
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Did 1968 cars with AC get Astro Ventilation door glass? on: June 10, 2009, 02:37:40 AM
My 04D car has had aftermarket side glass fitted at some atage ( Temperlite ). All the numbers are the same on all side windows and read from the outside.
The rear window is  factory fitted, dated LX-10. March 68 and is M75 tinted, Softray.
The front window is a Guardian, which I assume is aftermarket, Safety float, Shaded. Laminated,DOT22, with the A-S1 halfway up the pillar. All read from the outside.
Can anyone shed any light on this front screen?
I hope that helps, maybe not. But it explains why my car does not have the Astro ventr labels on the door glass.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Did 1968 cars with AC get Astro Ventilation door glass? on: June 09, 2009, 04:49:13 AM
Good question.
My friend here in NZ has a 68 ragtop with AC and Astro Ventilation on the door glass.
It all looks original too.
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