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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: How to make chrome parts looked brushed? on: January 05, 2014, 03:31:59 PM
I just did a google  searching for "how to make chrome look like brushed aluminum" and several different site suggestions came up. You probably need to do that along with what others have posted and make a more informed decision. Just a thought.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Rockchester Quadrajet vendor suggestions on: December 24, 2013, 03:57:44 PM
Will get in touch with them after the holidays. Thank you for info.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Rockchester Quadrajet vendor suggestions on: December 19, 2013, 09:23:47 AM
I am currently in need of a 4MV Quadrajet carb for my '68 396/325hp with auto trans. Any suggestions concerning what vendor's you think offer the best rebuilt/new units? I have heard that there were certain years or casting dates that were better than others. Any advice concerning this? thanks.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Intake/Carb recomendations on: December 13, 2013, 10:40:01 PM
Janobyte, All I have been able to get done so far is remove the carb. Too many people requiring my time spent elsewhere. But, it's the Holidays; so I don't really mind. I did notice that the intake crossover hole on the driver side was plugged up with a bunch of crud. Pass side was clean. Cleaned it out some while holding shop vac over opening. Didn't go too far. Was afraid of trash falling through into valvetrain. I have done more research on several chevy based forums (corvette, chevelle, etc.) and just reading, a lot of people recommend putting a Quadrojet back on these particular 396/325 engines for both gas millage and still have good power/throttle response. I would actually like to try one, just to see if I would be satisfied. I guess that's another search to find out which one is appropriate for my car. Since they are spread bore, that would require me to stay with a spread bore design with high rise aluminum intake if I go that route and also other carbs considered due to trying to keep hood clearance proper. My cast iron intake is a high rise, but still considering an aluminum intake. Lighter and just looks better in my opinion.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Intake/Carb recomendations on: December 10, 2013, 02:41:32 AM
Thanks for the replies. I plan to take the carb off within the next couple days. I really do need to install a inline filter. Only filter present is the brass looking filter in the carb. The car ran fine year before last and started acting up this past spring. I actually may have caused some of this because I didn't top off the gas tank like I normally do. I did however add fuel additive/ treatment. I have been on the Holley site and can't seem to pull up anything for a 4175 carb for a rebuild kit. I even typed in 0-7002-1 and failed. I found while searching today that the rebuild (renew) kit number might be part #37-1537 & the trick kit listed as #37-933.  I am not familiar what the trick kit is unless it has something to do with a more aggressive motor. And as far as the gear ratio, I am tired of seeing and hearing the motor labor at 3000 rpm at around 50 mph; and I get horrible gas millage. Concerning small motors, I bought a Sears leaf blower 3 years ago and it has went to them each year for a piston replacement. (warranty) At least that's what the repair order states. It runs on 40:1 ratio and that is all I ever used. Have about 4 gas cans with several different mixtures to match up to whatever tool I'm using. PITA if you ask me. Back to the 4175 Holley, I'll try searching again for it and also try Advance, Auto Zone, and NAPA to see what they might have. My air cleaner sits very close to the top of the carb. It appears to be low profile. I might just need to buy a lower profile filter and see what happens. I know a lot of inline gas filters are installed right in front the right cylinder head between the fuel pump and the carb. Do you guys run with this setup or do you place it somewhere else? And I assume most use the metal instead of the see through? Appreciate the responses, Thanks,  J.R.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Intake/Carb recomendations on: December 09, 2013, 05:32:46 AM
Happy Holidays fellow members. I would like your opinions to help me decide which carb and intake I need to purchase. I have a 1967 SS-RS 396/325hp with T400 automatic transmission and 12 bolt with 4:10 ring and pinion.  The motor is a 1968 396 out of a Chevelle. Currently the only mods that I know of to the engine is headers looks like 1 3/4" tubes ( don't know the brand ), Delco hei distributor and 2 1/4" flowmaster exhaust. The engine has the standard cast iron intake and iron heads and the current carb is a 1998 Holley 0-7002-1 model 4175 with 650cfm. I haven't needed to pull the valve covers or oil pan off and I guess that the internals are probably stock components. Sounds like it has a slight  cam when cold and first started, but mellows out when reaching operating temp. I have been having trouble with the engine stalling or quitting while actually driving it. Will not start until it sits for a bit. Then it does the same thing again. Due to other circumstances I haven't had the chance to work on the car and now the weather isn't fit to take a chance on driving it. The car has the SS hood and I know that I have to keep with a set up that will work with the clearance issues of the hood and the air cleaner. Even with the system currently on the engine, it has managed to cut into the hood insulation. I have a open air filter and it measures 3 inches tall, not including the extra 1/2 inch that bows up toward the center. The car is always hard to start and takes a while before it will idle on it's own. I went out to the garage yesterday and poured a little gas into the carb and it started right up. After running a bit I noticed gas leaking from the front of the carb onto the intake manifold, so I figured this is a good time to change things out. I really don't plan on doing anything else to the motor at this time, but eventually hope to get a overdrive transmission and switch out the rear gears to something in the 3:40's 3:50's or 3:73. And before I forget, I rewired the entire car with American Autowire Classic update about two years ago and have new plugs and plug wires. Everything works like it should. I don't think my problem is electrical.  Hope you can jump in with suggestions for the best intake/carb set up. I have been looking at Holley and Elderbrock, but just need the extra input from you guys/gals. Thanks

J.R.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Antenna - Rear Quarter on: November 01, 2013, 03:41:03 AM
My 03 1967 has U73 and rear antenna on passenger side.
J.R.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: April 02, 2013, 04:56:36 PM
J R N                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Charleston, WV                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Large                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Blank Back                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             One
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: March 19, 2013, 10:13:43 PM
Steve, sorry to ask here, but the other areas seem to have no reply button any longer.  I realize the shirts are 100% cotton. Are they pre-shrunk? This will help us decide if we need to order the correct size or one larger. Thanks.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: GM gets bailed out, then goes to China?? on: January 28, 2013, 04:25:46 PM
Only when they fall asleep during session!
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Bumper guards with no rubber inserts on: January 03, 2013, 01:44:44 AM
Team Camaro has a forum classifides section on their website at www.camaros.net  It is about half way down the page under the red banner Team Camaro. I have a '67, but it was built first week of March, so my car doesn't quallify. Hope someone gets them that has a early production car. I, like you would hate to see them installed on just any car. Good Luck!

J.R.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Official CRG Cap and T-shirt? on: November 27, 2012, 09:51:02 PM
Thanks Marty for adding #6 cap to the poll. Just to let all other members know this hat was found at www.capwholesalers.com. The number for it is 6277. The reason I submitted this hat was due to all the many sizes available:

 Y-youth size 6 1/2" to 7"

 XS  6 5/8" to 7 1/8"

 S/M  6 3/4" to 7 1/4"

 L/XL  7 1/8" to 7 5/8"

 XL/XXL  7 3/8" to 8"

 PT  one for the ladies that is labeled PT for proper pony-tail cutout area and it comes in sizes 6 3/4" to 7 1/4"

Other than that they have alot more to look at and I also liked #6560 because it is a 5 panel cap ( no stitch or seam down the front middle ) and would look good with a patch sewn on.

Again, Thanks
J.R.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Official CRG Cap and T-shirt? on: November 26, 2012, 06:28:03 AM
Marty, PM sent.   J.R.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Official CRG Cap and T-shirt? on: November 25, 2012, 06:49:26 PM
I still like the look of a black cap with the red CRG logo on the front and sorta like #4 above, but I don't much care for the low profile front. They seem to look odd to me when I see them and the taller front would better display the CRG logo. I do like the red stripe on each side of #4's front bill and I like the bent/rounded bill, since it helps block out the sun when wearing. The stripes corresponds real nice with the red in the logo and even reminds me of stripe options for a 1st. Gen.
J.R.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: How to clean up metal dash cluster gauge housing on: November 18, 2012, 01:43:40 AM
I agree with  Phillip about rust removal and prep. The back side of all tjhe 67-68 housings I've seen were the dark color as seen where theres no surface rust in your post.
J.R.
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