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811  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.
812  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.
813  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
814  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.
815  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.
816  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.   
817  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.
818  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 SS with a Blue (7-7) Interior on: June 22, 2008, 01:11:54 PM
yes
819  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 Fuse Block Repair on: June 22, 2008, 08:42:29 AM
 Are you aware of or have you ever used electrolysis? Works great. All you need is a battery charger. Has replaced sandblasting of many parts for me. Parts don't have to be laboriously done in my cabinet blaster anymore. Or larger parts With my larger blaster for that matter. Set up and walk away. Saves on overhead. Tic-Toc.$$. Works on small parts such as your F. Block as well. Try it out on anything rusty lying around to get the feel for it. Multiple websites for instructions. "Electrolysis" or "Battery Charger De-rusting"  A NON-AGGRESSIVE PROCEDURE. The word "sandblasting" certainly implies the opposite.
820  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 1968 Z28 alignment specs on: June 19, 2008, 04:28:55 PM
 Read John's post 9 down from yours.
821  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 69 Who rebulids front calipers? on: June 18, 2008, 04:40:55 AM
 You can. You can get the kit. I did mine (and others)12 thousand miles ago and they work fine. Inspect the bore and piston after disassembly. If not, then one of the other members can recommend someone who is reputable. Be sure to excercise safety when using air to push out piston. Not a condescending remark, just don't know if you have done them before.  Scott
822  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: New subframe bushings and fender alignment problem on: June 13, 2008, 09:17:41 PM
 Wow. Never had this dilemma before. Not being there does not help. Your reworked frame may be a problem. But lets take a reverse approach first. With the car on our lift we  dropped the subframe out of a rust free uncut 69 to re-detail the sub-frame and components. The front clip was left in place(minus the hood of course).  The clip doesn't need the subframe to establish proper door to fender gaps. Detailed the subframe and put it back in place like clockwork. I do not assemble cars this way but am using this scenario as an example.--Endulge me for a moment. Establish proper door to quarter and door to rocker gaps(assuming origional metal or properly installed metal we hope). Hang fenders, radiator support and braces and establish proper fender to door gaps and tighten appropriately.(Assuming GM fenders or non-reject aftermarkets)  Now with your bushings in the proper places the subframe should bolt in place relatively close allowing for some slight bushing crush. It has no choice. Any botched frame repairs, inconsistencies or  measurement variations will now be evident. Keep in mind until you put hood and subfame in you may have some nose rack but we are trying to diagnose a vertical  problem first. Nose rack is a cake walk.
823  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 camaro rear glass on: June 12, 2008, 04:55:33 AM
 I'ts clear and I'll take out today for inspection.-- S.
824  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 camaro rear glass on: June 11, 2008, 04:07:14 PM
I have an XZ. I'll get it out of storage for inspection if you still require one. Scott
825  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Steering column paint (black int) What color ? on: June 09, 2008, 04:52:10 AM
Krylon will do. But if you're  not set up to spray with a gun you will prefer SEM trim black as it has the proper sheen. Auto body supply stores have it, or can acquire it for you.
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