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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sonoma Historics 2016 June 2-5
« on: June 06, 2016, 02:53:03 AM »
Camaros looked great & ran strong.  Thought the red/white/blue AMC Jav. won the Sunday Trans AM race?

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sonoma Historics 2016 June 2-5
« on: April 23, 2016, 04:55:39 PM »
Yes, I plan on attending.  Green 68 SS coupe.

Restoration / Re: Pot metal chrome services / taillights
« on: January 29, 2016, 06:20:11 PM »
Not sure how far away (shipping) you want to go.  Sherm's Plating in Sacramento, Ca. is very good, but expensive.  Used them on a few of my restorals.

General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« on: December 25, 2015, 07:03:37 PM »
In the SF Bay area (where you live) there's a mobile upholstery repair guy that can fix your door panels.  Try Kollias Auto Care...Nick at 510-220-0969 or Tony at 510-386-0820.  These guys make the rounds of new and used car dealers, repairing small cracks, cuts, etc. in vinyl, leather, & cloth.  Used them several times in my classics, most recently to repair the door panel on my '68 SS.  Work is perfect....can't tell where the repair was done.


Maintenance / Re: Synthetic oil or not
« on: September 04, 2015, 05:15:46 PM »
I tried synthetic...worried about it causing leaks (too slick for my old engine).  Went back to real oil, using Joe Gibbs "Driven" oil which also has the right amount of zinc. 

General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights 2015; Reno, NV 3-9 Aug
« on: July 28, 2015, 04:25:49 PM »
I'll be there Wed. through Sunday.  Leaving the Camaro home this didn't like traveling from sea level through the mountains last time.  Rich, will your Camaro be there....which location?

Originality / Re: Valve cover and air cleaner assy
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:26:22 AM »
Looks like you have Billet Specialties valve covers & air cleaner....high end stuff & worth a few bucks.  I see an Edelbrock intake (performer?).  Check your carb to hood clearance to be sure the stock air cleaner fits.  Should be ok with a performer intake, but may be trouble if its an air gap.  How far do you plan to go getting back/close to original?  You have headers, serpentine setup, etc.  Expensive to change all that back to original.

Restoration / Re: 67 convertible top hardware
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:09:28 PM »
So...should I use flat black, semi flat, satin, or gloss for the convert. roof support bracing?

Restoration / 67 convertible top hardware
« on: May 29, 2015, 06:54:31 PM »
What is the correct shade of black to use for 67 convertible top hardware?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 RS/SS
« on: April 29, 2015, 04:35:15 PM »
Are rear springs leaf or mono?  SS should have leaf.   It see if your car may have originally had a SS hood, check the hood springs....SS springs were different (more coils).  Check CRG web site posts & you can get more info on these springs.

General Discussion / Re: Crager SS wheel & tire size question
« on: April 01, 2015, 04:01:01 PM »
I'm running 15" Cragar SS with 7" on the front & 8" on rear on my 68"  Tires are 215/65's.  Car is stock height.  4" backspacing on fronts, not sure about's either 4 or 4 1/2.  Back has plenty of clearance.  Fronts would rub while cornering if I tried to lower front end by over 1/2 in.  Front brakes are SSBC single caliper discs.  Back are factory drums.

Restoration / Re: Fender Skirt Splash Apron Kit
« on: March 27, 2015, 04:14:44 PM »
Lots of posts on this subject...suggest a detailed search.  Some posts describe how to make your own staples out of 16 or 18 gauge steel, etc.  When installing mine, I used a small dab of contact cement to hold the rubber shields in place before I installed the staples.  Made my own staples to match factory ones.  Used factory holes as template, & drilled with 1/16 bit through hole + rubber to make staple installation easier.

Restoration / Re: Soft seal weatherstripping from NPD
« on: February 06, 2015, 04:58:36 PM »
I used Metro...doors work great.

General Discussion / Re: Classic Car Motor Oil
« on: February 05, 2015, 05:53:05 PM »
Ditto on the Joe Gibbs "Driven Logo" motor oil.  My car (350 crate) does not like synthetics, but has run great on Joe Gibb's stuff for several years.  Get seal leaks with synthetic.

General Discussion / Re: Anyone done this?
« on: January 24, 2015, 02:39:49 AM »
Soooo...if you raced at Fremont, how about at Half Moon Bay drag strip/airport.  remember Garlits, Tommy Ivo, etc.

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