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811  Site Comments / Discussion / Test Drive / trim tag on: July 22, 2008, 07:08:43 PM
Attached is the 67 tag for sale on E-bay
812  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Trim Tag for sale on E-bay on: July 22, 2008, 01:21:13 PM
 Another 67 SS/RS test tube car will be in circulation. E-bay item # 200240664573
813  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk Lid Seal on: July 17, 2008, 12:19:01 PM
Sorry, I couldn't resist. I hope the people putting the seam up top don't also do their own roofing. I've seen survivors with the seam justified to the right, or in the center but these are minor variations that exist in various aspects of assembly. No?
814  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Lacquer or BC on: July 15, 2008, 12:28:09 PM
 Painters are going to love this topic. Jerry's car, mine and my friends are just 3 in thousands. However the failing Z/28 of which I spoke is parked next to the same owner's LS5 which has no problems and  both were painted in lacquer within 2 years of one another. The LS6 in the same garage with origional lacquer is stable and buffable. Varying paint compounds of which John spoke are suspects in these successes and failures. In everything that is discontinued we shall see a loss in quality,  product uniformity and integrity when it is" reproduced" An unfortunate story we can all relate to in this industry.  Scott
815  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Lacquer or BC on: July 15, 2008, 10:44:45 AM
 I don't know why people clear over everything either. I don't do it. Maybe they think it's one step further to a better finish because you can't feel the stripe. It is not a custom graphic job. Leave it alone. And yes, newer lacquer is substandard. By low mileage I was referring to survivor lacquer paints--just to clarify. Find a surviving lacquer paint job and it will buff out nicely (Variables considered of course)The first time I did my 67 in 1984 I did it in lacquer and it held up well and looked great for a couple of years and then it began to fail.   My friend did his 69 Z in lacquer. Always garaged, climate controlled, 2K miles in 20 years and the paint looks like a frustrated easter eggshell.  And good luck trying to blend it if your pride and joy gets damaged. I'm sure some of you know you can't blend metallics without clearing them. And black is out of the question without the telltale blend ring. There's a reason you see the older paint jobs with the clear flying off. I'm glad someone is on the same page--or at least in the same book. I'll stick with BC/CC or Single Stage urethanes.  Scott
816  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Lacquer or BC on: July 14, 2008, 09:07:15 PM
 Stripes are solid and painted with single stage over the cleared metallic basecoat therefore leaving the tape edge. Solid colors need not be clearcoated if shot with single stage, otherwise solid color basecoats are used and clear coated. Metallic and solid basecoats must be clearecoated--Single stages do not.  Factory lacquer colors( metallic or solid) were not cleared. If you have ever done a complete lacquer job you would see it does not flow out full wet as urethane does. There are also variables such as humidity and lifting issues that one encounters with lacquer because of its instability and aggressiveness. So when you buff it you have to be ever so delicate as to not distrupt the metallic particles or it causes a mottled effect. You are cutting into the suspended particles. It must retain its orange peel to avoid this. Unless it's a solid color then you can wetsand and buff it out like glass.  If you look at a low mileage lacquer car this would be evident. Nearly impossible unless the lacquer is clearcoated, then it is not factory correct anyway. Lacquer clearcoats are not dependable because it is not really a system. Today's systems chemically crosslink on a molecular level. I will say that a lacquer job is absolutely beautiful. It's a different animal. It takes a lot of block sanding to get urethane glass smooth like lacquer because it cuts differently. Lacquer also not as durable as urethane.  In 10 years if not sooner we will be compelled to use waterborne paints and they are currently on the market. A finely executed job should result in a judge's approval for product limitations and technological advances in paint products demand so. That was where they were 40 years ago. Vehicles used to be brush painted and then buffed out. It will be interesting to see who, in 40 years if it is possible and economically feasable, can make a Ralley Green or Royal Plum in lacquer.( I'll probably be dead.)  The paint industry is in a constant state of development.  If you are striving for 100 percent authenticity and can live with lacquer then by all means do so. It's a matter of choice and the goals one wishes to achieve.   Scott
817  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Floor plugs - for lack of any other discription on: July 14, 2008, 07:52:44 PM
 That is correct. One of Jerry's past posts can substantiate this. Under "Restoration" pertaining to "undercarriage" or "floor pans" topic I think. You'll find it I'm sure.
818  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 camaro ? on: July 11, 2008, 06:11:43 AM
 I believe he's referring to the proportioning valve located on the frame.
819  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 1111480 distributor on: July 05, 2008, 06:57:54 PM
 Initially all I did was switch the v. line and as you said I too noticed an increase in lower rpm power and responsiveness. And through the entire curve for that matter. The tweaks I mentioned I have not done yet. They pertain to an off idle stumble.John's v. line suggestion helped this as well. Which I was able to also improve with timing, dwell and mixture adjustments. Finite tuning adjustments are areas that I do not possess extensive knowledge. And my motor is a far cry from the high-perf. 302 ( Only a 327 standard bore .010 over, stock pistons, 63 vette heads, mild cam, hyd. lifters, 69 GM Z/28 intake, 670 Street perf. carb., stock exhaust man., 2/12 in. exhaust.  Scott.
820  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 1111480 distributor on: July 05, 2008, 06:16:39 PM
 Just wondering how well it worked. I made the change to my car and noticed an immediate performance increase. Still have a tweak or two but I am very pleased w/ John's advice.  Scott
821  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 1111480 distributor on: July 04, 2008, 02:18:04 PM
 Read John's info under "Maintenance" Page 11.
822  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Underhood black on: July 01, 2008, 07:53:47 PM
 Any company has flattening agents for their products, whether it be laquer or urethane. PPG, Dupont,HOK, etc. etc. Different ratios will achieve different levels of gloss. However, if you don't have a digital scale and your not familiar with mixing paint, you cannot maintain consistency from one batch to the next. For example, PPG's 9266 laquer is an indusry standard semi gloss black. Although you can mix it to any level of gloss you want. I also use urethane (with a hardener of course) with flattening agent to achieve the look I want.  More expensive than laquer. Pertaining to the statement on hardeners. Hardeners have no effect on flattening agents. Add it to clear and it will flatten. Your local paint supplier should be able to assist you in your endeavor. Or at least cross ref. to mix what you want.----I just saw that Jerry updated his reply. And yes, Lack of visual reference and chemical paint compositions can make it difficult if not impossible in this forum. One thing. Keep in mind that laquer sprayed at full gloss (Unbuffed) will be surpassed in glossiness by a urethane. Different animals.  And on and on.
823  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rebody Z on Ebay on: June 27, 2008, 11:09:48 AM
 There appears to be no deception here. The cowl, jambs and roof rails are white. Inner roof structure as well. He indicated that everything else was replaced. While there is not much left of the shell that is origional, there is also nothing to hide.   
824  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Kick Panel Color for a 67 SS ? on: June 22, 2008, 01:24:47 PM
Yes. (not origionally painted of course) I'm assuming someone painted your gut. Parchment was the exception--the kicks were black, console sides too. Someone can direct you to the site that will answer all your int. trim questions. I don't know offhand.
825  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 SS with a Blue (7-7) Interior on: June 22, 2008, 01:11:54 PM
yes
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