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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Black Paint on Chrome Parts on: October 12, 2014, 09:47:00 PM
A guess:  tape masking and using a very light coat of a 'self etching' or 'zinc chromate' type of primer under the topcoat *might* be the key... Haven't done it on chrome, but on galvanized metal or aluminum it typically is necessary.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro stolen on: October 12, 2014, 09:44:05 PM
And..   the bottom line...   Make sure you have it adequately insured via an 'agreed value' policy to cover against all the various ways it might be lost.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoring a galvanized finish ??? on: October 12, 2014, 09:24:26 PM
Bob,

I think that was Dave, not I, with the tail lamp housing cleaning question...  but to response to your question/comment I think the vinegar, being a mild acid, would help to remove the dirt and light oxidation on the housings and prepare it for the subsequent steps for polishing and buffing to a clean shiny surface.

Steps from film:
1.  Clean the metal with liquid dish soap (1 tsp per cup of hot water); mix until water is soap; scrub with scrubbing brush until completely clean.
2.  Rinse with water and dry it completely.
3.  Soak a clean cloth with white vinegar.  Rub the vinegar over the galvanized metal to remove any remaining dirt and to shine the galvanized metal.
4.  Buff the galvanized metal with a plastic scrubbing pad to help shine the metal
5.  Apply metal polish to the galvanized metal.  Rub it into the metal with a soft cloth.
6.  Buff the metal polish off with a clean cloth.

The only step which they didn't address in this film was how to protect the now-cleaned surface from further oxidation.  A light wax or oil?  Lemon Pledge?  or ?? Smiley
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 772 fans and unstamped fans on: October 12, 2014, 09:19:13 PM
Of course I know what you are referring to.   I wasn't saying to take 'any camaro' and make those tiny changes to make it the fastest one of all..   I'm only saying that there are measureable difference in HP losses with each of those changes, and racers adage 'every little bit helps'.    Taking ALL of the cars produced during a several month period, some will be faster and some slower.. just as you say.   But if you take it to the extreme that you made it sound, no one would ever make any changes to their car because it was either 'fast' .. or 'slow' right out of the factory..  Smiley

PS.  *Everyone* always believes theirs was one of the fast ones..  Smiley

Gary
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 772 fans and unstamped fans on: October 12, 2014, 11:43:23 AM
Steve,

The way I read that section on 1969 7-blade fans, ALL of the switzer supplied fans have the PN/date stamped on the blades, and NONE of the hayes-albion fans have the stamped PN, so the existence of the PN stamp establishes which company supplied the fan, and this is true for either the early pitch or later pitch fans from either company.   My original fan is the 772 fan (stamped and dated) which should then be a switzer.  A year or two ago I bought an unstamped unit at Carlisle which should be an Hayes-Albion.   I should do a comparison of the two to see/notate the design differences.   The most interesting aspect of that discussion, which taught me my 'new fact for the day' was the change in pitch mid-year.  Obviously the earlier fans of either company would load the engine less (2" pitch) AND provide a bit less air thru the radiator (less cooling), so they apparently believed they had 'cooling issues' and redesigned the fan pitch for more air (to cool more), but also more HP loss.   

Note: Kinda makes me think the earlier '69 Z28's might have been a bit faster than later ones given the changes thru the year (fan pitch, additional exhaust restriction on later cars with resonators, etc)...   Was there a period of time between when Z28's had the earlier fan pitch, but transverse muffler (w/o resonators)?? Smiley   Those cars should have been a bit faster right out of the factory.. Smiley
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Going to Hershey? on: October 12, 2014, 10:37:32 AM
Does it *always* rain/storm in Pennsylvania on Saturday?  Smiley      TOO many years at Carlisle, we've seen big rains and big winds on Saturday.. Smiley
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: October 12, 2014, 10:35:22 AM
That's interesting...   first one we've had reported that didn't adhere to a consistent pattern, but yours is also the 'earliest' one reported to date.  We need some more early '69 RS WS wiper motor numbers to be reported to see when that PN might have changed..  Did you notice any other inconsistencies or differences with your unit over later units?
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Trim Tags for sale for "entertainment" on: October 11, 2014, 11:58:06 PM
*wondering what one would have to do with a small aluminum trim tag to get $150 worth of entertainment value.... hmmmm...  maybe cramming them up the sellers' a$$??   .. after dipping them in acid?.... hmmmmmmmmm
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Rare Stripe and Bumper Package? on: October 11, 2014, 12:38:42 PM
Normal rust?   for what?  A car at the bottom of an ocean for 45 years?  or was that one of the famous 'time capsule' cars, buried 45 years ago without even a vault or raincoat??
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Part Number Stamp or Sticker on Wiper Motor Assy on: October 11, 2014, 11:06:44 AM
 its an RS with 5045608 Stamped number

typo?
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Camaro L30/PG ?? 12 or 10 bolt rear? on: October 10, 2014, 11:17:25 PM
*L*..   this one isn't for me..  it's white with red interior, and the nicest original '67 I've seen in awhile...   I think my friend will buy it if he can get them down a little.

PS>  I LOVE all original colors..   Smiley

This is the one I referred to, and it was purchased by my friend today..  a very nice looking car, but I'm not a '67 expert and I'd be interested in anything you guys see and want to comment on...

http://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/4692335359.html
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Camaro L30/PG ?? 12 or 10 bolt rear? on: October 08, 2014, 09:59:57 PM
*L*..   this one isn't for me..  it's white with red interior, and the nicest original '67 I've seen in awhile...   I think my friend will buy it if he can get them down a little.

PS>  I LOVE all original colors..   Smiley
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Camaro L30/PG ?? 12 or 10 bolt rear? on: October 08, 2014, 08:34:18 AM
Thanks for the comments Phillip and Bryan... 

I think my friend would prefer to pay 30 for this car as well... It's nice (white with red opt interior), with lots of options (PS, PB, AC, console w/gauges, original CA smog, Rallye wheels with redline tires  (+ additionial Coys 18/20 wheels), etc.  I also wondered how the ss grills could be mounted to a std hood, but that's what the owner says was done?
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 67 Camaro L30/PG ?? 12 or 10 bolt rear? on: October 07, 2014, 10:15:48 PM
A friend is looking at a nice '67 Camaro supposedly an L30 with a PG (it has the 327/275 hp engine) and a Powerglide.   We will go look at it in a couple of days, but I wanted to learn as much as I could about this model first.   This car has been restored some number of years ago, and appears very nice in the photos.  It only has 70K miles on it...  white with red interior.   Only mod is the addition of the SS louvers to the original hood.  The current owner is asking 35K for it; is that high? low?   reasonable ? or ?       Is there any codes or special parts I need to look for when I go see it with my friend?
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoring a galvanized finish ??? on: October 07, 2014, 10:10:53 PM
It reminded me of 'military training films'.. although they only went over those steps once..   The military would have repeated it three times.. Smiley
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