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Restoration / Re: 68 and 69 RS Grille interchangeable?
« on: September 23, 2023, 04:17:29 PM »
Just curious as to why you're doing this?   Are you changing other'68 items to look like '69's = taillights?

Maintenance / Waterless coolant
« on: December 20, 2022, 06:03:42 PM »
Any opinions about replacing 50/50 mix coolant with a 100 % waterless coolant ( in my '68 350.   Have never used anything but a 50/50 mix.    Just curious if anyone has tried it.

Mild Modifications / Re: Disc brakes
« on: May 10, 2022, 04:03:37 PM »
Not sure if you are trying to keep the car original (your addition of disc brakes).  Most aftermarket brake manufacturers (SSBC,Wilwood, etc.) make adjustable proportioning valves.   After installing, you can dial in the front vs rear braking characteristics you want. 

Maintenance / Re: Engine Oil Preferences
« on: May 06, 2022, 03:33:57 PM »
Switched from Gibbs  to VR-1 20-50.   Both good.  No reason for the change....just felt like it, and VR-1 is easier to find where I live.

Maintenance / Intake Manifold Oil Seepage
« on: August 03, 2021, 03:03:30 AM »
68 Camaro 350 with Edelbrock performer intake manifold.   Getting a little oil seepage around center bolts.  No problem for 400-500 miles then slight seepage starts again.  Before resealing I always clean the bolts in solvent, clean the bolt holes & run a pipe thread reamer to be sure there's no residue/oil, etc, in the bolt holes.   I use ARP thread sealer.   Any suggestions for a better thread sealant?   How about Permatex High Performance Sealant 56521?

I live in San Rafael.  Own a 68, restored but not numbers matching, so not suitable for Jerry's review.    Would be interested in seeing the Camaros that will be certified, and meeting some fellow Camaro owners.  Any chance of stopping by (for a short visit) during the inspections.  Private message is ok.

I like Steele rubber products.   Seem to hold up better then some of the other brands.

Maintenance / Re: Turn signal switch replacement
« on: August 09, 2020, 01:08:53 AM »
Petes L 48.  thanks for the info.   Didn't know a turn signal switch had so many variations.   Agree with you....I'll pull the steering wheel & switch, & then get the correct replacement.

Maintenance / Re: Turn signal switch replacement
« on: August 07, 2020, 07:20:40 PM »

So...did some homework & discovered the Boyne (red) turn signal switch was installed in some Camaros, while the white/yellowish Delco switch was installed  in others.   Anyone know the background on this? 

Maintenance / Turn signal switch replacement
« on: August 07, 2020, 01:46:29 AM »
Need to replace the turn signal switch on my 1968, 4 speed, floor shift coupe w/power steering.   It's a 4th week of April 1968 Van Nuys build.   I have not disassembled the steering wheel, etc. yet, as I wanted to order parts first for quicker repair.   I assume I need an 8 pin turn signal switch assembly w/connectors, or a 9 pin with the steering column lamp stuff removed.   Two questions: 1.  I see references to the emergency flasher actuator hole being either round, D shaped, or O shaped.   Any way to tell which without disassembly, and does it matter?  2.  I see "Boyne" mentioned in reference to some steering columns but not sure what that means?  Thanks.

Maintenance / Re: new tires
« on: June 24, 2020, 04:02:40 PM »
Check out Coker Tires web site.   Lot's of options.  I went with the 215/65/15's, and had the alignment & adjustments set up for radial tires, vs old factory alignment specs.  Corners & handles great (for a 1968 Camaro)

Restoration / Re: Door Weatherstripping Opinions
« on: June 18, 2020, 03:57:38 PM »
Suggest you take a look at Steele Rubber Co. products.   I used other brands before Steele, & they didn't hold up over time.

Maintenance / Cleaning & Lubricating Window/door parts
« on: March 19, 2020, 08:12:42 PM »
Under a shelter in place order, so plenty to time to get an early start on springtime projects.  Decided to replace my 68' standard door panels & clean/lube window & door gears/mechanisms.  50 plus years of gunk.  Any suggestions for the best grease/gunk removal product?   Any recommendations on the best lubricants to use?


Garage Talk / Good Bye Street Rodder Magazine
« on: January 16, 2020, 02:33:12 AM »
Just got a letter from TEN Publishing that they are discontinuing the paper version of Street Rodder magazine a/o 1/2020.  Apparently they have or will shortly kill off the paper version of 19 total automotive magazines.  Don't know about you, but I prefer paper versions of car magazines vs going on line (digital versions).  Oh well, looks like Hot Rod mag. will still be around (at least for now).

Restoration / Re: Repair / strengthen cracked plastic on cluster 68 camaro
« on: December 19, 2019, 06:00:59 PM »
I repaired mine with JB weld, but over time cracks appeared elsewhere.....just an age think I guess.   Eventually, just replace the housing.  Not that expensive.

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