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376  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Blow By on: August 31, 2009, 01:02:30 PM
Old problem that never goes away. The covers look like stock alum but might not be OEM or may have been modified.

My advice is to get some stock baffles and set up the PCV like stock so it will work properly. You may have a big valvetrain issue under those covers so the stock baffles might not fit easily under there. There are aftermarket baffles with extra clearance that can be attached but they are probably not as good as the stock setup for oil mist control. Get the stock elbow and plumb it to the air cleaner base with a proper stepped rubber hose. Then and you can forget about the oil mist vapor collection problem.

Smokey Yunick came up with a setup that uses a puke can with both valve covers tied together. Not cheap, pretty or easy but for competition it was a solution to the problem. Stock setup is probably the best. Smiley

377  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Adding Gills to an X77 - Opinions Please on: August 31, 2009, 10:58:50 AM
No, they will not devalue your car. If you like the look, add them. The extra "bling" will only help at resale time for a NOM Resto-mod car.

378  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: paint options on: August 31, 2009, 10:56:45 AM
Dealers added stripes to cars. They also added spoilers and other add-ons.

I don't see how you could factory RPO order the stripe without the package it normally came with. It was not an option listed as available so rhetoricaly, how would you have done it? Smiley

379  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: SB 3815822 Crank. 283/302, what are they worth? on: August 31, 2009, 10:52:31 AM
No notch is a 283 small journal. Some are not drilled for a balancer retaining bolt. Some have had the threads added later.

It's worth about $50 as a core. Easy to find and not much of a market for them.

JMO. Smiley

380  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Console mounting on: August 27, 2009, 05:34:21 PM
No riv-nuts and no bracket holes means no console originaly from the factory.

381  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: cylinder heads on: August 19, 2009, 12:46:22 PM
I would agree with William - There were no screw-in studs from the factory before 1970. They were used on LT-1's and I believe 350/350's from 1970 and after that. Also used on the L-82 Vettes which had the same 350/350 cam. It is a common and inexpensive mod. The pushrod holes will need to be drilled open and the bosses are milled down. The threads are then tapped and you will need pushrod guide plates.

382  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: looking for 68 Camaro RS vin 124378N316762 on: August 18, 2009, 08:13:19 AM
I wish you luck in your search. This is pretty darn difficult for most people to pull off by themselves. You may be able to trace it using a private investigator. The fees are not unreasonable in my opinion. If I were you I would write a check and get some results. I was able to locate the previous owner back to the late 70's in no time at all using that method.

383  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: M-21 lube leaking out of the speedo cable on: August 16, 2009, 05:25:54 AM
I tried royal purple and it was slightly more noisy and leaked for me as well. We could argue the reasons but bottom line is I would go back to GL-4 dino 90Wt and look at replacing the O-ring on the speedo gear holder.  Leave the speedo cable attached, loosten the tiny screw that holds the retainer and swing the retainer out of the way, then use the speedo cable to pull the whole thing out so you can get the O-ring replaced.

Definately go back to the GL-4 90Wt gear oil. Synthetic is not good for the brass in your transmission. 90Wt will be quieter, it will leak less, and the brass synchro rings will be much happier.

384  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: hello,, new to the group on: August 11, 2009, 02:25:44 PM
D&R Classic has a lot of parts as well.
Some things will have to come from the used parts vendors or Ebay but 95% of what you will need can come from any of the vendors.

385  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Generator Dash Light on: August 11, 2009, 08:14:05 AM
I would be tearing it down to check the diodes. They should all have continuity in only one direction, not both directions. You may have one that goes both ways.

386  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Oil Filters... on: August 07, 2009, 09:48:10 AM
Wix, Napa Gold, Purolator are all made well, easy to find and reasonably priced. The rest are either not made as well or cost too much to be worth the expense IMHO.

387  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: big block motor mount help on: July 31, 2009, 11:11:50 AM
From my experience, you need ALL the right stuff to make it work right.

The engine stands are different for a BB engine and they are designed to set the engine a little bit off-set from center. They bolt to the frame. The motor mounts are part of the locating system so they need to be right as well. If you have the right stands and mounts, the shifter mounting bracket needs to be right as well or it will not locate properly in the floorpan causing issues with console fit. They all work together. You can bolt it in with small block stuff but that makes for alignment problems, vibration problems, fit problems, etc.

388  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Leaf Springs When Restoring on: July 30, 2009, 07:31:23 AM
Eaton makes good springs. I bought a full set for my car and they rode just a bit too high. They worked from my measurements and made a custom replacement set to drop the height to the exact ride height I wanted. They sent a UPS truck and a shipping label to return the original set they sent once I got them off. No extra charge.   Cool This time they nailed it dead nuts.

The usual design they sell you is not a 100% correct spring in appearance. They did build the 100% correct spring but I think it was more expensive. It might have been a minimum quantity run as well but my memory is not real good about that. I have slept quite a few times since then. Wink My car did not need the 100% spring so it was not much of an issue to me.

389  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: How to convert from R12 to R134 on a 69 Camaro on: July 27, 2009, 07:17:55 AM
I bought a case of R12 in the small cans. $250 if I remember right. You may need a HVACR Lisc # though.

390  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: r12 freon versus replacement freeze 12 on: July 26, 2009, 12:37:34 PM
Use the real R-12 if your system is still functional and leak free. The refrigerant costs a bit more but there are benefits especialy of you have a nice otherwise original car.

R12 works, it requires no modifications, you can top it off if you get low, most anyone can work on it too. The majority of replacements have issues - flamable, can not be topped off - you have to remove and replace it all if you have a slow leak, not everyone has the setup to work on oddball refrigerants, etc. My advice is to keep running the genuine R12 untill you need a major service.

If the system is broken, this may be a goo time to bite the bullet and change it over to 134a.

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