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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 30, 2014, 04:26:35 PM
I have to find out how to tell FIRST. I also have some valve covers I cut out with a plasma cutter and those little cheapy tin keepers. But how do I tell?... Danny
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 30, 2014, 01:46:35 PM
I have one rocker arm locking nut staying loose, and doesn't feel right and snug like the rest. Would like to get a whole new set and start out fresh. I think they are 3/8ths X 24. If so, where do I get them? Danny
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 30, 2014, 01:06:22 PM
I was just thinking... Could this Cam have been changed in the past? Could I have Hydraulic Lifters? Guess I should have checked when I had the intake off eh.. I adjusted them as per JohnZ doing the cold 26 degree adjustment... Would that work if it was hydraulic?  Is that a good way to determine. I just didn't here that sewing machine sound when I had it running days ago. Danny
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 28, 2014, 07:01:51 PM
Yes, thanx everyone for offering to look for parts and keeping me in the good spirit mode. I am really getting excited about getting these carbs back. I will test them both and see which one performs the best. Hope it's the original so I can leave it on and call it good. I will test it last just in case. The Aftermarket unit will be here next Monday. And the other one being worked on in Napa, no idea yet? Will keep ya all posted... D
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 28, 2014, 02:10:36 AM
I don't think there is a train across the Golden Gate. Not that I know of anyway  Cheesy  ... My buddy had a ticket in the nose bleed seats for $500. Never been to a World series game before. Some day maybe. Just not a big enough fan to pay gas down and back, bridge, parking, food, drink, ticket. Probably have to buy everyone food, and I eat WAY to much at games. I would say about $800 to $1000. Too rich for my blood... D
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 27, 2014, 07:03:09 PM
Well that means to work hard over a period of time. And the "Giants" and I have been doing that.. I had a chance to go, but when I found out the place where I usually park, went from $35 to $150... I said forget it. That buys a lot of Carb parts LOL  Grin.. D
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 27, 2014, 01:25:28 AM
I have some good news. My original carb is going thru the rebuild motions and getting close. Bob the Holley guy said he had extra butterflies. So he cleaned them up and installed them. Got the ones with the holes out of there. He also bushed the throttle shaft and installed the Holley #125-500 Kit. Which is the power valve saver. Comes with 2 springs, two balls, and two keepers. Also the bit and stop for the bit. He said he will check for warpage etc. He is going to test it on his neighbors '68 Camaro. So hoping to get it back soon, I am thinking by the weekend, or on it.
 
The after market 4150 I had bought, I sent it down to Florida. That is the testing place carbs with issues go. At least from Specialty Parts Direct. Here is his latest email.

   Hello Dan,
The carb has been corrected and is ready to ship back. Can you send me your UPS address?
Craig did experience the problem and ended up finding the holes in the front metering block that supply fuel for the idle were too large and causing the carb to run too rich. They were like a jet so he replaced them with the correct size and made all the other adjustments. He then ran the carb for a while again and said all is good.
Thanks,
Mark

 So that should be here Friday or Sat. So after weeks and weeks with no good carb.... I will have both back probably with-in a day of each other. Go figure... Maybe I will be able to take a spin this weekend... Danny
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 24, 2014, 02:42:19 AM
 Jim,
  Thanx, I will call the guy tom. and see what he says. I think we would just change some things to get me going. I would never dump the base. Remember, the goal is to just be able to drive it. I will get things all figured out over the winter. I want to show it as a survivor next year. But got a long way to go, and many parts to rebuild. Danny
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heartbeat Camaro 'Motherload' on: October 23, 2014, 06:13:08 PM
WOW that is a haul for sure. 10 or 20 crossrams, and 8 or 10 JL's. I went thru that whole list and never found a Rally 15 X 6 trim ring, and a drivers side door handle top piece in black. Funny, 100's and 100's of parts, never what I need. Oh well, the hunt continues... D
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 23, 2014, 06:08:52 PM
Ok, so the guy that is working on the carb said he has about 250 carbs. And a few of them are 4150's. So I will have him rob parts and see if he can make it right. Maybe just change out the whole base plate for now. Thanx to you all once AGAIN! All American Carb wants $250 WITHOUT any finish work. So they are next I guess. ... D
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 23, 2014, 11:38:23 AM
So do we leave it like that for the 302? Is it a good thing to have done?... D
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 23, 2014, 01:37:30 AM
Had a Holley expert come by today. He had me mount up my original carb and said it does have some issues, and a mind of it's own. He also mentioned that it has holes drilled in the butterflies. One little hole in each about an 1/8th". I think only in the secondary's. Is this stock? He tried to adjust it and it was going all squirrely. He took it with him back to Napa, CA. So now I have my original 15 miles away, and my aftermarket one in Florida being checked over by Specialty Parts Direct Carb issue checker guy. Maybe one will come back and I can drive the car in the next 10 days. Don't wanna get TOO happy yet...  Grin... D
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 23, 2014, 01:29:52 AM
6667,
 Thanx, like I mentioned , it was fun. I think I will always have mine under the front of the hood sitting on the Rad. support. And just bring the hood down on it. No way to blow away. I like it up high like that, instead of on the ground next to the car. I have also seen them in big plastic holders next to the car. But still, hard to read.
 
 Cam69aro, I am sure you will get plenty creative. I have seen them with way to many pictures all at a bastard angle all over the board. Lots of print color changes and font sizes. Not for me.. D
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 21, 2014, 12:43:14 PM
I think it turned out ok and seems to be attached well. I have never done one before. I guess if I knew of the aluminum I might look into it for sustainability and the like. I will keep an eye on it. I won't be at any shows until next year in spring. It's in a large bag lightly wrapped up and in the trunk of the car in a Northern CA garage. Now that I think of it, it gets pretty cold in their, I think I will put it in the girlfriends house in the closet. I did most of the work so the cost was $35. For that price I can do one a year for the next 10 years   Grin

 Cam69aro,
 What a nice selection of products. Mine is a patented design, so I don't wanna see any similarities. LOL!  I get to be the first freebie recipient?  Wink  Check it all out and see what you think what would be the best longest lasting nicest looking set-up and post it here. I am curious about all the options. I have to say, I probably spent 4 hours on mine total. Revisiting it and making changes. It's not an easy 15 minute project. Danny
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: October 21, 2014, 12:12:12 PM
Thanx, I had American flags in there, and "Made in USA" and the like. It started looking to gaudy and full. So cleaned it up a bit. Kurt was a big help on info, and making sure I didn't pile on too much obvious info. If you are familiar with these cars, and can read fairly well... it takes about 60 seconds to read. It is mounted on plastic poster board about a 1/4" thick. I didn't think of aluminum. I have never seen that done. Is that better in wet weather during display? ... Danny
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