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Maintenance / Re: 69 Camaro Clutch Cross Shaft
« on: May 25, 2017, 01:54:29 PM »
Its tight.  I do not recall much pain but I like to use the ratcheting box wrench.

Originality / Re: Numbers Matching or Not?
« on: May 09, 2017, 12:51:40 PM »
Easy - not matching numbers rear axle. If it failed and was replaced, it isn't original.  Warranty replacements are not matching numbers.

Radio is aftermarket. Put in before or after delivery it is not "correct" assembly line equipment. Corvette judging they refer to "normative practice" where incorrect items loose points even if they were on there from the day it left the factory.

Put in a radio delete faceplate and it would be correct.

Mild Modifications / Re: Exhaust
« on: May 05, 2017, 01:03:10 PM »
I do not believe you will get any significant measurable increase in performance from switching the 2011 mufflers from stock.  You will change the sound but might actually loose some power.  These 5th gen Camaro exhausts were heavily engineered for sound and low restriction.  The "mufflers" are like empty metal suitcases inside.

Removing the cats might help power if you take them off.  Car will smell worse but maybe that is not an issue for you?

2010 Camaro SS 6speed, Supercharged, LS-9 cam, custom tune, stock exhaust.

Garage Talk / Re: Muncie side cover removal in car?
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:07:14 PM »
You can add a thin o-ring behind the shaft seal to assist in sealing.  Be sure to use sealer on the seal periphery. You tap the seal in just far enough to where the shaft is hard to turn because it compresses the oring.  The oring will bind the shaft a bit but once lube hits it and it breaks in, it will seal better


Suggestion - Chop up your spare shifter, fab and MIG tack weld yourself to be sure its right where you want it - then take it to a pro welder to finish it.

Mild Modifications / Re: Dz302 rod bolts
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:30:28 PM »
I spin mine up pretty high on Eagle full floating rods and never give them a thought. 

Mild Modifications / Re: Dz302 rod bolts
« on: February 23, 2017, 05:30:11 PM »
Why risk it?  Rod bolts are cheap insurance.

Maintenance / Re: 69 RF brake lock up?
« on: December 05, 2016, 08:25:56 PM »
Crazy idea....right front caliper is hooked up to one of the rear brake cylinder lines and the residual pressure valve is keeping pressure applied.  Trace the lines?  Test - Opening then closing the right front caliper bleeder screw would relieve the pressure in the caliper and the wheel would spin freely again. 

Maintenance / Re: Starting problems
« on: November 29, 2016, 02:47:53 PM »
The spring change would help if the starter solenoid would not even pull in.  No electricity would be sent to the starter motor windings and the bendix would not move. 

The extra torque starter would help if the solenoid did do its job, the bendix engaged the flywheel and electricity was sent to the electrical windings. In this situation, the engine would crank slow or it would just attempt to turn over.

Maintenance / Re: 69 RF brake lock up?
« on: November 29, 2016, 02:37:42 PM »
jack up front of car.  apply and release brakes. try to rotate right front wheel and see if it rotates freely.  If not, crack caliper bleeder screw open to release any pressure and try to rotate wheel again.  If it will now rotate freely, you have extra residual pressure in the line going to that caliper.

if it still does not want to rotate freely, your caliper is sticking.

Restoration / Re: Where to by correct master cylinder?
« on: November 06, 2016, 03:41:12 PM »
Many "rebuilt" master cylinders these days will be newer service replacements without bleeder screws.  Still worth a look.

If you buy a correctly dated and cast number core and restore it you might save a little money but not a bunch. They need to be sleeved and have new parts installed.  Some internal parts do not come in the kit and are not available anywhere else, and you will need those so....

Compare finding and buying a correct casting number, date coded core then having it sleeved.  Add the cost for buying a non-correct "rebuilt" unit at the parts store and scavenging the internals to use in your re-sleeved core.  Maybe doing it yourself is not so cheap in the end?

My take on it - if you still have the correct core - do it yourself.  If not, it will be expensive no matter which way you go.


1969 - Orphans / Re: 69 DZ 302 on CR
« on: November 04, 2016, 01:15:10 PM »
Not very authentic looking.  Too much wrong to be right ;~D

3946841 is the original GM part number.  You can Google it, search it on ebay, or find it in Chevrolet parts manuals from back in the day for more detail.

Restoration / Re: Camaro Part Suppliers
« on: September 17, 2016, 04:54:57 PM »
Repro door skins can be made of thinner metal.  They give a lot when you pull on the door handle.  Keep and patch original doors when ever possible IMHO.

Originality / Re: radio or delete? copo
« on: September 14, 2016, 12:47:28 PM »
now THAT is the hot ticket.. a COPO with an 8-track..   (wonder what music we'd need to put it to make it complete???)..  :)

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