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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Pic of My new car from 1979 on: August 17, 2013, 03:44:38 AM
That is a great look.  It brings back memories.  I brought mine home about that same time back in '79. I wish I had pix of it from back then.  It was all shackled up with the big and little look as well.  No flames on mine but it did come with some sexy stick-on pin striping -LOL.  Those were the days.

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: HEI distributor on: June 07, 2013, 04:41:20 AM
I left the points in and added a remote Crane multispark CD box. The points electrical contact surface never wears out because they are only used for low voltage switching. No dwell to worry about either. As long as they open and close, the sparks happen. No special coil, condenser is gone. Looks factory and has an adjustable rev limiter. Good for reduced RPM "valet mode" if you ever have to have work done on the car by someone else and have to leave it with them.

Just another way to do it. Smiley

33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Quadrajet accelerator pump problem on: June 07, 2013, 04:29:54 AM

Agree.   I think you can find replacement accellerator pumps that are compatible with ethanol fuels but they do not come standard in the carb kits. Lars Grimsrud would know more about it. You might try emailing him?

34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 302 Harmonic Balancer issues on: June 07, 2013, 04:03:34 AM
....or the aftermarket timing gear is thinner than the original one?
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Non dripper valve cover questions. on: May 06, 2013, 04:07:16 PM
FWIW - I have a set of NOS polished ones with the drippers that I had Jerry refinish for me.  They now look like the original '69 dull finish die cast covers but they DO have drippers for better rocker arm lubrication. GM redesigned them for a reason.

36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 muncie speedo capplug on: April 13, 2013, 02:11:21 PM
I came across this and wanted to follow up. The caplug I have saved in the garage appears to be smaller (3/4") than the one you have (1") . It also has no markings on the other side. 

The AIM calls for a 1" hole to be made if you order the M20 option. Does anyone know if the "standard production" speedo hole is 1" or 3/4"? This caplug might be from a different part of the car?  It might be from the rear fender well but that is the only other place I could remember finding one.

37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: M55A oil pump question revisited. on: April 09, 2013, 10:59:00 AM
You want 10 PSI for each 1000 RPM was the old rule.  I would look for that and run your known good pump if it passes the test. JMO.
Pull the cover off if you want to check for any wear.  I doubt you will find much.

38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: M55A oil pump question revisited. on: April 05, 2013, 12:39:30 PM
You might just use a stock oil pump and add the GM high pressure spring.  It is something like $4 and it makes sense if your pump is still good.  Most pumps have very little wear and they have a known good casting.  Just a thought.  Don't buy in to all the hype.

39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoring emblems on: April 05, 2013, 12:33:58 PM
My experiment back 25 years ago with Testors model enamel looked great at first but it did not hold up to the UV very long. I chipped the paint back off and then left them alone after that. They aren't perfect but they do look original now. YRMV

40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: "68 Rear bumper mounting trouble.....hole to hole check dimensions available? on: March 29, 2013, 01:50:13 PM
The repro holes can be a nightmare as well as the technique used to fit the panels to the body. I hope your signal light holes are better fit than mine were. They are bad but the body is already painted. Too late for me now. I did fit the bumper first and it did help BUT I assumed the signal lights were going to just go together like original. I was very wrong.  Sad I would advise everyone to fully test fit ALL trim pieces before the car goes in for final bodywork and paint. It is too difficult to fix after the fact.

41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: It's Baack-----2014 Z28 on: March 29, 2013, 10:20:36 AM
It has a high revving 427 that makes big power so how bad could it be??? Air conditioner is an option. I don't think you can get much of a radio.  Not exactly "light" but they did take a few pounds out of it.  While It has the flavor of the original there is no big name sanctioned race to compete against the bad guys.  I like it but there seems to be a little bit of the excitement missing.  Good job overall but I will probably just keep my blown 2010 SS. (and my '69)

42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Front Brake pads - 69 Z on: March 05, 2013, 12:16:14 PM
IMO - Keep the original pads for shows and drive on current production pads. Easy to swap out when needed.

43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Mirror mounting holes on: February 22, 2013, 10:45:20 AM
The 2 holes you question in the photo are both aftermarket modifications. The 3 holes in the middle are factory.

You would need the interior door panels to tell if it had a remote mirror.  Even then, it is not proof. The interior panels could have come from another car. The adjustment knob hole (and bezel) would have been installed in the interior panel.  Custom interior uses a different bezel than the standard interior.

All of the door skins would have the same hole setup.

44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Mirror mounting holes on: February 21, 2013, 05:49:01 PM
The remote mirror uses the same factory holes as the standard mirror. The non-reinforced holes are aftermarket mirror holes.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 muncie speedo capplug on: February 18, 2013, 11:28:11 AM
I have a 10A '68 built '69 and still have the original black speedo caplug.  I replaced it during the restoration but kept it just for historical value.  It is in a bin out in the garage and I have not seen it in a few years but I can tell you it does not have a Chrysler emblem on it.  I have also owned my car for 33 years. Smiley

 If I can find it, I wll check it again.

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