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1696  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I'm drooling. on: February 25, 2012, 11:50:37 PM
I'm a Chevy guy at heart, but I'd LOVE to have that Cadillac convertible to restore..  Smiley
1697  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 Hood Hinge Color on: February 25, 2012, 02:24:14 PM
I think light phosphate gray would be better, if you have to paint it.    A better alternative might be to actually 'phosphate' it;..  Check out Palmetto Enterprises for their phosphate solution.   Besides the solution, I had to purchase some Stainless steel pots (large enough for the parts you intend to phosphate), and a hot plate and thermometer.. (and lots of WD40 for neutralizing after the coating process)..   It works great for the fasteners after you've cleaned and derusted them.. 
"Metal Rescue', or 'Evaporust'' works good for removing rust (non-destructively for everything else like paint, rubber, etc)...

PS.  I remember fondly when my wife used to help me in the garage..  Smiley   

Gary
1698  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stud Replacement in original rear spoiler for '69? on: February 24, 2012, 11:54:27 PM
Thanks Steve;  I'll check out those parts...  Smiley

The rear ones are very short; the front ones are longer;  the nuts on the front are different from the nuts on the back as well.   AMK nuts  B-13436 appears to be identical to the nut used on the forward studs  (1/4 - 20 thread with a captive floating washer 3/4" D)...   The floating / captive washer on the rear most studs are smaller in diameter, but I haven't measured them or looked for the equiv AMK...

There was also a sealer (almost plastic like) around the stud at the hole thru the decklid.   Any idea what material should be used to reseal  when I reinstall the spoiler?

Gary
1699  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ZL2 Flat Bottom AC Base on: February 24, 2012, 02:42:22 PM
Is the vent tube for the bottom of a cowl AC available in any form?   In examining a spare cowl AC I purchased 35 yrs ago, I jsut noticed that the vent tube is missing.   (The extension is missing also, but I remember giving that to a Z-28 friend in the late '70 who needed it (He bought GM OTC cowl air cleaner, but the 302 extension had been discontinued by GM).   Will a repro extension fit an original air cleaner?

Gary / 69 Z28-RS
1700  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Stud Replacement in original rear spoiler for '69? on: February 24, 2012, 02:29:36 PM
Does anyone here have familiarity with replacing a broken stud in an original rear spoiler of a '69?   I'd like some information on how to remove the broken off stud, and source of a replacement stud and how it installs.  This stud may have been broken since factory installed it, and I don't want to damage the spoiler by my ignorance.. Smiley 

Thanks,

Gary
1701  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I have a 1967 Camaro with no antenna..... on: February 24, 2012, 02:19:57 PM
At one time, wasn't there aftermarket 'tape on' antenna' that you could run around the inside of your windshield?  (cheap version of what the mfg's did by putting the antenna wire inside the glass).
..  or is my old memory screwing me around again?   Smiley
Gary
1702  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Power Feed Wire Color on: February 24, 2012, 01:46:40 AM
And here is the most accurate reproduction I've seen thus far..... for the side terminal battery cables of late '69

http://www.ebay.com/itm/69-CAMARO-POSITIVE-BATTERY-CABLE-302-327-350-OE-CORRECT-/190504805883?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item2c5af8a5fb

Gary  /  69Z28-RS
1703  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Power Feed Wire Color on: February 24, 2012, 01:26:13 AM
Larry,
On my original Z28, original battery cables (late 09C build), both the large battery cables are black, and the smaller attached cables are black.  The only *red* item for the POS cable is the  side terminal itself...  (see photo).
I'm also attaching a photo of original cables from the Oregon 'barn find' Z28, discussed on TC a couple of years ago.  Both of these cars are late build cars, one from Norwood and one from LA...

Gary
1704  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 22, 2012, 05:29:55 PM
You should be able to calculate the tire Dia (height) using the formula; to keep your effective gear ratio and speedo cal the same, you should try to keep your tire height the same or very similar.

Height of 225/70R14 = Rim (14*25.4) +  2* tire section (0.7*225)= 355.6 + 315= 670.6 mm =  26.4" Dia
Height of 235/60R15 = (Rim (15*25.4) + 2* tire section (0.6*235) = 381 + 282 = 663 mm = 26.1 In Dia

Is this close to what your tire book said?

Gary
1705  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 L-89 Convertible on ebay. on: February 22, 2012, 01:24:06 PM
Hmmmm....  so the 20,000 miles were 1/4 mi at a time... the owners tossed everything *original*, esp if it detracted from 1/4 mi speed... let it sit outside when it wasn't at the track... for 37 yrs..  then in 2005, thought... 'hmm.  we surely did destroy what would be a very valuable car now'....  What can we do? ...  so now .. there they are....Huh?   Smiley

.. but that original 20K mi L89 conv story sure reads well...   the $150K would read nice in their bank book too... Smiley
1706  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 22, 2012, 01:33:45 AM
I have an FW wheel unmounted, and a YH wheel unmounted in my garage.  I measured the back spacing tonight from those wheels tonight:

YH       4-1/4" backspace
FW       4-3/8" backspace

I only measured one wheel each, but I have others of both codes if there's still question...

Gary
1707  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ZL2 Flat Bottom AC Base on: February 22, 2012, 01:30:03 AM
OK..  I think your 'two notches' refer to indentations or 'notches' along the seam of the snorkel?    I have a second original air cleaner (fllat borttom) so I checked that unit tonight.   The seam is along the front side of the snorkel(towards the front of the car), and about halfway along the seam is a little 'notch' in the seam (only one notch)...   The snorkel is right at 11" long (from the back curved edges to the tip), has an inlet of 1.5" ID, and the curved outer lip of 2-3/8" in Dia..   At the point where it connects to the base, it is an oval slightly more than 4" in width, and close to 2" in height.
1708  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Removal the retention clips on the inner fender for wiring and hoses on: February 21, 2012, 05:19:58 PM
Thanks Marty...  Yes, adding a little 'warmth' to the old plastic part might help..   Smiley
1709  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: 14x7 to 15x7 Rally Wheel Swap... on: February 21, 2012, 12:49:11 PM
I believe FW was a Monte Carlo code, and many of them have been used on Camaro's over the years... might be a fractional inch difference in offset from the YH?   I can measure the offset on one of my YH's tonight if you need (tired is dismounted so should be easy).. Smiley

Gary
1710  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ZL2 Flat Bottom AC Base on: February 21, 2012, 12:27:03 PM
I'm not sure what the '2 notch' term refers to..    a photo (or two) might help..  Smiley

Gary
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