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Originality / 1967 SS Camaro tires
« on: July 16, 2022, 09:41:10 PM »
I am thinking it is time to replace the tires that were on my '67 SS when I bought it as they are 14 years old.  They are 215/70R/14 with a white stripe, Firestone brand.  From what I read on the 1967 Camaro basic info on this site and other places the tires that came on my car from the factory would have been D/70/14 bias ply red stripe with white stripe optional at no cost.  Does the D mean a 195 width?   I want to replace my tires with a 215/70R/14 tire as I like the way they look, they fit my car fine, and I definitely want a radial.  I think 1969 was the first year Camaros came with a white lettered tire, is that correct?  I'm not about to pay $300 or more per tire to get reproduction red stripe radials.  My car isn't entered for judging anywhere.  I don't particularly like black wall tires on first gen Camaros, so I have to decide on white lettered tires or white stripe tires.  Any suggestions appreciated. 

General Discussion / Re: Black X22
« on: June 13, 2022, 04:08:07 PM »
Others more knowledgeable than me might correct this, but to the best of my knowledge a silver grill on any RS 1969 Camaro only came with a black painted body.  I'm guessing the factory thought maybe the regular black RS grill was too much on a black car with the RS option. 

Maintenance / Re: Engine Oil Preferences
« on: May 02, 2022, 08:02:04 PM »
I too use Valvoline VR1 10-30 and a Napa or Wix filter in my '67 Camaro's L48 350.   

General Discussion / Re: Camaros by Train
« on: April 30, 2022, 04:24:56 PM »
The first car on the top row looks like a Firebird.  What color was that orange called?  It doesn't look the same as Camaro's Hugger Orange. 

Agreed.  I would jump on it right away if I had the money. 

Thanks for posting those photos.  That top on the '68 Camaro looks like it would not be very aerodynamic.   I guess what they were looking for was styling and not so much function.  I'm glad too it never made it into production.  I think a targa top only looks good on a two seater. 

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Burnished brown Z/28's
« on: January 15, 2022, 06:33:22 PM »
I agree with keeping it the original Burnished Brown color with the original color vinyl top.  The first '69 Z/28 I ever rode in was a Burnished Brown one in Casper,. Wyoming over the Thanksgiving vacation from college back in 1971.  What a thrill that was.

General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro with underhood light.
« on: November 28, 2021, 06:26:26 PM »
Thank you.

General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro with underhood light.
« on: November 27, 2021, 11:10:48 PM »

Where is your gravity merc switch actually located? 

General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro with underhood light.
« on: November 26, 2021, 09:57:47 PM »
Thanks guys for your responses.  It is original as far as I know; I know it only has one mounting hole in it.  I ended up disconnecting the wire from the bulb holder at the other end where it attached to a gizmo of some kind right near and just underneath the upper radiator hose.  I may get a kill switch too; those little gold battery circuit connectors with the green knob on top that attach to the negative post. 

General Discussion / 1967 Camaro with underhood light.
« on: November 24, 2021, 07:37:31 PM »
I had just finished installing a new battery in my '67 Camaro, started it to make sure the new battery worked, shut it off, closed the hood, and in the dark garage with just light coming in from the open garage door could see a reflection on the garage floor and looked thru the front grill and saw the engine compartment lit up.  The underhood light was still on with the hood closed.  Then the thought hit me:  no wonder the old battery had died; the underhood light burns all the time.  I had never noticed this before as I think it is a new situation as I've never had batteries run down before like this and die completely.  I looked all around the underhood area expecting to find a spring loaded plunger type system like is used between the doors and the dome light.  What mechanism is used to turn off the underhood light when the hood is closed?  I could find nothing that to me served this purpose.  Thanks guys for your feedback.   

General Discussion / Re: repop parts
« on: October 18, 2021, 08:17:09 PM »

     I agree with you 100%. 

General Discussion / Re: Trunk Appearances, what do you like?
« on: October 07, 2021, 06:04:31 PM »
I like them just like they came from the factory. 

Garage Talk / Re: AAR 'Cuda & T/A Challenger VS '70 Z/28
« on: July 21, 2021, 08:26:58 PM »
I've never driven a 1970 Z28, but I did get to drive a 1970 Challenger T/A, with an auto trans, on just one quick test drive.  That car could get up and move. 

Restoration / Re: Value of 1968 RS?SS When Changing Color
« on: July 21, 2021, 08:19:57 PM »
I'm glad you decided to have it painted the original factory color.  Whenever I am at a car show I will spend much more time looking at a car that has it's original color than one that has been repainted a non-original color.   

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