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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.

General Discussion / Re: Passenger door mirror
« on: July 14, 2019, 04:46:58 PM »
Just an FYI....installed the Scott Drake passenger side mirror with convex glass.   Excellent quality.   Have great side view vision by mounting the mirror 5 1/4 inches back.   Classic Industries also sells the Scott Drake.

General Discussion / Passenger door mirror
« on: June 28, 2019, 07:24:45 PM »
Too many close calls backing out of my garage.  It's time to install a passenger-side door rear view mirror on my '68.   Checked out various posts, but still not sure exactly how far back to mount it.   Would like to locate it similar to drivers side mirror, but not sure this would give me good side/rear visibility when sitting in the drivers seat.   Any suggestions?

General Discussion / Re: 15 x 8 Backspacing question
« on: June 04, 2019, 04:39:24 PM »
I'm running 15 x 8 inch Cragar rims with 4.5 backspacing, 215/70R15's on the rear of my 68.  Stock height suspension.  All is ok with that setup.  Suggest you don't go past that.  Think the 5.5 backspacing might rub the fender lip on high speed cornering.  Depends on the tire also.

Restoration / Re: Engine / Frame Grounding
« on: August 31, 2018, 03:36:46 PM »
Put in all the factory specified's not just for the radio.

Restoration / Re: Engine / Frame Grounding
« on: August 31, 2018, 03:37:07 AM »
Put in all three straps shown in the manual.

General Discussion / Re: Trans Shifting Issue
« on: May 29, 2018, 09:28:58 PM »

If you are still in Sonoma Cty., give Horgans Transmissions in San Rafael a call.  They may lend you the pump, etc. needed to get the synthetic out.   May have to leave them a deposit.

General Discussion / Re: Trans Shifting Issue
« on: May 29, 2018, 03:40:51 PM »
Ditto on the xmsn synthetic.....don't use it.  Conventional oil is better in old cars, including engine oil.

Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: May 10, 2018, 03:08:29 PM »
I use Joe Gibbs HR-2 non synthetic 10-30 in my 68 350cu in.   Tried synthetic & had trouble (too slick for my older engine).   Like the added zinc & other chemicals in HR-2 = better for my flat tappet engine

Mild Modifications / Re: Carb for 327 300 horsepower
« on: May 09, 2018, 08:15:21 PM »
If you prefer a new carb vs rebuild or chain store version, suggest an Edelbrock 600 cfm with electric choke (reliable & simple to adjust).

Garage Talk / Re: Attending Hot August Nights - Virginia City Nevada
« on: March 31, 2018, 04:38:55 PM »
I've been to HAN 24 times.   Great event.  Agree with Richard, Wed. through Sunday morning is the best time to attend.  Hotel rates increase considerably Fri. & Sat. nights.  Hotel suggestions would include the Grand Sierra, Atlantis, Peppermill, or Nugget.   The automobile auction at the Convention center (near Atlantis) is a must see.  The National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno is great also.  I usually stay at the Grand Sierra or Atlantis.  Too hard to get my car out of the parking lots at some other hotels....Peppermill, Silver Legacy. 

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