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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Soft seal weatherstripping from NPD on: January 13, 2015, 11:29:20 AM
Classic Headquarters seems to be what I used if I remember right.  SOFT.  Came with a kit of mixed vendors.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Found this in a box outside in the rain on: January 10, 2015, 01:29:30 PM
Brace is still very NOS available and cheap so I can't see it being all that rare.  Maybe the design has changed?  I would sell it if the money was right. 

The wiring clip is pretty cool. I would not let it go without doing some more research about it.  Those kinds of pieces are pretty hard to find when you need one.  If you "need" one, you $$$"NEED"$$$ it. :~D
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Firmer Shock Absorber? on: January 04, 2015, 04:49:46 PM
I tried KYB, Monroe, and Bilstein on my '69.  The Monroes were last and best.  They are on the front now but I have a new project in mind to replace my poly control arm bushings with regular rubber style and will report back after I re-evaluate them.  Didn't like the KYB's much so I ripped them off.  I absolutely LOVE the Bilsteins on my C3 Vette and would not trade them for anything else on that car.  On the '69 Camaro the Bilsteins were not as impressive when used with the poly bushing setup.

Gotta replace the control arm bushings and try again....

19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: mig welder on: December 22, 2014, 12:44:51 PM
I like my Miller.  I have found reversing the polarity seems to help with sheet metal work but I am far from an expert.

20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Feemster Chevrolet - Siloam Springs, AR on: December 12, 2014, 09:33:32 AM

Some OLD pix and history I found.  Maybe you can ask them for more info?

21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: exhaust manifold torque small block on: December 11, 2014, 09:54:47 AM
I think I've seen in a Haynes manual that the readings should be.....20 ft/lbs on the outer and 30 ft/lbs on the inner.

Chilton says that too.  I would not change the torque when using gaskets.

22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: COST OF BUYING CARS WITH OR WITHOUT RUST on: December 06, 2014, 10:15:48 AM
The hard and fast rule is this - A rusty car costs more than it is worth while a solid car will cost less in the end. 
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: December 04, 2014, 08:23:17 AM
No wire reinforcement on the muffler. Often seen on others.

FYI - I have "29295" without the wire reinforcement. I have seen them both ways

24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: dash replacement VIN on: December 03, 2014, 09:14:37 AM
Tough call - No clean, easy way to fix it.  The front of the dash panel is usually all that is rusted so maybe you can save some of the original dash and patch it?  You can always see the underside from looking up so if you leave the VIN tag rivets alone you will always have that.  Overlapping the new on top of the old pretty much looks like crap too so no help there.

What ever you decide, my advice to you is never ever tamper with any rivets. Smiley

25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original front spoiler for a 69 on: December 03, 2014, 08:58:17 AM
I don't think anyone would reproduce them correctly.  Very light black plastic and shockingly flimsy.  If you have had one in your hands before you would not have any difficulty identifying a GM piece. They were very inexpensive when you could buy them new from the GM parts department.  The bracing pieces probably cost more than the spoiler.  I have only seem them with stickers.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Motors Built Before Installed on: November 27, 2014, 11:02:22 AM
Depends on a lot of things.  The more popular a power plant, the faster they went through them.  Rare combinations are going to see more variation from time an engine was built to the time it was installed. 

27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chambered exhaust hanger on: November 14, 2014, 06:58:00 PM
$2000 and you still have to PAY MORE to get a tiny piece of rubber added to make the hangar right?!?!?! 
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 lower control arm won't fit in subframe on: November 13, 2014, 10:46:00 AM
Soap is much better than grease
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Timing of 69 z 28 302 on: November 11, 2014, 11:03:18 AM
Assuming you have a dial back timing light - Disconnect and plug the vac advance.  Hook up the timing light and rev the engine until the timing stops advancing.  With the revs up high and not advancing further, set the timing at 36 degrees and lock it down. 

If you do not have a dial back timing light, you need a magic marker line at 36 degrees.  Same procedure otherwise.

Hook the vac advance line back up and you are done. 

You should consider running manifold vacuum to the advance can.  Not stock that way but it will run better/cooler. Be sure to use the vacuum advance can that will fully deploy at 9" of idle vacuum.  Ask if you need more detail here.

If you still need more ignition advance at idle, you will need to remove mechanical advance from the distributor mechanical advance mechanism by reducing the slot length. 

The weights and springs are modified to alter the RATE of advance.  You want the mechanical advance to be all in by about 2500-3000 RPM. As fast as your gas quality will allow.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: ebay 69 Z on: November 04, 2014, 11:42:11 AM
The console was probably added. Those black face gauges are from a Nova.
Love the color combo.

good catch - and then the tach is added as well.  The harder you look, the less you want to keep looking. Smiley
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