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286  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: lets reunite another 302 with the original car on: January 04, 2011, 12:02:33 AM
Here is a picture of my '68Z, 07C block stamping.  You have to look real close to see the last number of the VIN, hard to make out.  The last two are "99".

     
287  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 RS - Has been sitting in a barn since 1988. on: September 23, 2010, 08:37:47 PM
Nice find....I do notice that the black paint at the fire wall continues over the top cowel area. I thought the factory painted up to the edge
Here are a couple of links to photos showing the cowl area paint on my original '68 Z28.
     http://www.camaros.net/forums/thumbs/0/57c32f81f97c839fa1ac98fcfaeeca68_867.jpg?dl=1249942813
     http://www.camaros.net/forums/thumbs/0/3bd52b85a4beccfcdfc21b1da13899e5_865.jpg?dl=1249942731
288  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Sorry the forum was down on: September 07, 2010, 04:03:11 PM

Some software is flagging the forum as unsafe. Google says:
"Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days."
That *was* true. That warning should go away now that the hacks have been purged.

Kurt - CRG Coordinator
Kurt....my Firefox browser is doing this.  According to them you can request a review and they will list the site as safe.  Am including a link to the review page....

     http://www.stopbadware.org/home/reviewinfo

Hope this helps.
289  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Descaling and rust removal using molasses and water on: August 06, 2010, 09:45:43 AM
If you could set it out in the sun I'm sure it would work better.  Even the Evapo-Rust works better when it is hot so I set it out in the sun.  It evaporates a lot faster that way but i just add water to bring it back up to the proper level and it works the same.

Also, let us know if you vary the mix ratio and find a difference in the effectiveness of the solution.
290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Descaling and rust removal using molasses and water on: August 05, 2010, 11:34:42 PM
I never knew about this!!
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/53656-molasses-and-rust-removal.html

I'm giving it a try right now.  Smiley
Let us know the results.  I have been using Evapo-Rust for some time now and it works great but am tired of paying out the nose for it.  Would love to find something that works great yet it doesn't empty your wallet.
291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: attaching 68 grille to lower valance on: August 03, 2010, 06:57:04 PM
Specs on my original hardware:

     Screws -      10-16x1/2", hex head

     J or U nuts - 10-16, 13/32" from center of hole to the bend of the nut
292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Gas tank cleaning - need help on: July 10, 2010, 04:41:30 PM
POR15 and several other companies have cleaning/restoration kits on the market. They all generally involve having to remove the tank and using caustic liquids (acid), so I'd suggest having it boiled out at a radiator shop and then restored. If money is a big issue, then you can do it yourself, but it does take considerable time and effort.
My mechanic's shop does do this and his price was really reasonable when you consider your time.
I found out the hard way that boiling in a radiator shop does work but it has it's draw backs.  When I was working we had a tank on a diesel suburban boiled and it worked great for awhile......then it started to run very rough and had no power.  The mechanic removed the fuel filter and cut it open and it was clogged with specks of black paint....that threw us for awhile til it finally dawned on us that the black paint specks looked like radiator paint.  The radiator shop had not rinsed the tank very good or it took awhile of driving for the sloshing fuel to dislodge the remaining specks of paint.
So if you do have it boiled then make darn sure you get it rinsed completely clean.
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How many CRG team members have a 68 Z/28? on: July 10, 2010, 10:26:29 AM
Check out my signature.....was originally purchased in August of '68 at Jay Chevrolet in Sweetwater, Texas.  The owner bought it for his wife who then drove it for 30,000 miles. Owner traded if for a Cadillac in '72 at a car lot in Abilene, Texas, 50 miles away. I happened to be in that city and drove by the lot and there it sat....I had to have it so I traded my '67 Impala SS for it.  Brought it back to Sweetwater and it has been here since.

Another little tidbit....the original owners wife had an add-on air conditioner installed....believe it or not.
294  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muncie shifter change on: July 03, 2010, 10:17:34 AM
Looking at some shifters , I remember a question that has come up before on 67-68 Camaro Muncie/Saginaw shifters.

There is a large "T" stamp on some on the chrome stick where it would be covered by the boot. Some have it and some don't.
I don't think there was a difference in the shifter and don't think the "T" was a Chevy code.

The 69-71 Camaro used a Hurst then 1972 and up used a "ITM" shifter that was stamped ITM.
So maybe the "T" was a vendor stamp.
Joe....looks like to me there was more than one vendor for the sticks.  Right now, I have two sticks, one with the "T" and one without the "T" and they do not appear to be 100% identical.....a few cosmetic differences between them.  So this makes me believe that there was indeed more than one vendor.

Have you ever compared one stick (T) to the other (no T) and looked to see if they were 100% identical?
295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muncie shifter change on: June 30, 2010, 12:08:10 PM
Victor,
Yes, the evidence points to the Muncie handle. Specifically for late cars, I know of an 06C BB car with a Muncie handle and rare396bronze mentioned the 06A car.

Why did they replace them? Just like any other warranty part - because it had a problem (esp if they were used hard). The reverse lockout assembly was a bad design and the design was changed - I don't recall when that occurred. There is a service bulletin on it, IIRC.
Victor......The shifter on my 07c Z28 had "MUNCIE" stamped on the handle.  The shifter is long gone now, Hurst replacement back in the late 70's, but I am currently looking for a good original now.

As Kurt mentioned above there was a replacement for the reverse detent and I am including a link showing the exploded view of the shifter and the two detents.

     http://picasaweb.google.com/111239732860979894494/CamarosNetPhotos#5480485472922550210

Also....if you look at the AIM, M20-A4-Item #3, you can see that there were two different part numbers for the shifter lever control.  3934286 for the low performance engines (Saginaw transmissions)...this should be the shifter lever with no stamping. 3934290 for the high performance engines (Muncie transmissions).....this should be the shifter lever with the "MUNCIE" stamping.  At the bottom of the sheet there are no revision entries indicating any changes to the above specifications.

Anyway.....just my take on this.
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 front spoilers on: June 09, 2010, 10:16:34 PM
does anybody have the 1st design part#?
Jonboy,
I have yet to find anyone who can say what date they changed spoilers on the production line or even if they ever changed the production line.  I did finally decide that my car came with the first design and it was a 07c manufacture...very late in the year....that is why I wonder if they ever changed the production line spoiler.  The part # 3943249, you quote above, is the second design and I think, but not sure, that it was probably a service part and not a production part.  Just my take on it, could be wrong.

I am including a link to my original thread on the subject....it includes all the part numbers and some additional discussion on the subject.

    http://camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=6231.0
297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z shift boot on: May 27, 2010, 07:52:48 PM
Thanks.  I have purchased stuff from classic muscle and have been pleased.  I'd like to get a GM one if possible, but I never see them.
They have a GM one listed for the console setup.....for the no console option all they show are reproductions.
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: exhaust manifold on: May 27, 2010, 11:44:23 AM
I used VHT high temp paint.  Be sure to get the manifolds absolutely clean and follow their instructions.
299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 3858403 BELLHOUSING on: May 18, 2010, 02:51:40 PM
My original 1968Z housing has a large "7" above the housing number and the only "GM" is in the center of the housing above the machined flange. The two small circles below the housing number are supposed to be other casting codes.  Don't know for sure, but it seems to me that the housings with the "GM" stamped with the housing number only appear on earlier years.....I could be wrong on this.  See signature for my car build date.
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Just Testing! on: May 12, 2010, 09:42:18 AM
Just wanted to see if the posting was working.
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