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Restoration / Re: 68 Deluxe seat emblem location??
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:23:44 PM »
In the past, no one manufactured replacement backing plates.  They are now available from several vendors.   You can try Lone Star Car Parts (ebay), or call Steve's Camaro's in San Bruno, Ca. (see his web site for tele #).  There may be other vendors if you do an internet search.

General Discussion / Re: Another Tire Question
« on: April 01, 2014, 04:33:46 PM »
Running 215/70 R15 with stock suspension  on Cragar SS rims.  No rubbing, etc.  but tires stick out a little further than stock.

Restoration / Re: Trunk Spring installation
« on: March 04, 2014, 05:20:53 PM »
Which vendors carry both diam. springs?  Many only show one diam. choice.

Restoration / Re: Trunk Spring installation
« on: March 02, 2014, 05:21:23 PM »
Doesn't the spoiler equipped trunk lid use a different diameter tension spring than the non-spoiler lid?

Maintenance / Re: 68 350 engine - how to start
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:17:30 PM »
Thanks for the input.  Mike & your suggestions & will fire it up the way you suggest.  No internal modifications were done to the 350 before stuffing it in my "old" boat years ago.   Will provide serial #'s at a later date when I decide what to do with it.  Have a 350 crate engine in my 68 now (only 4000 miles on it).  Need to do some homework on the engine #'s vs build date for my 68....would be a great if there's a match.

Maintenance / 68 350 engine - how to start
« on: February 14, 2014, 06:33:55 PM »
Have a (numbers correct) 68 Camaro 350 engine that's been in a boat for years.....time to put it back in a Camaro.  It's been sitting in the boat, unstarted,  for 8/9 years.  Fuel was drained, new oil put in (years ago).  What's the best way to prepare it for cranking/starting.  Don't want to damage the cylinder walls, etc,

Count me in for two black cables.

Restoration / Re: Rear bumper bracket rivets
« on: January 04, 2014, 12:36:51 AM »
Totally Stainless in Aspers, Pa. 1-717-677-8811 ( sells a 5/16-24 x 0.7 flat top carriage bolt.  It's part number 2-0773 and is intended for Ford stepside rear fenders.  I ordered a few, & the dimensions are approx. 11/16 diam across the head, and 3/4 in. from the head to end of threads.  It's in their on line catalog.  Cost me all of .78/ea.

Restoration / Re: Rear bumper bracket rivets
« on: December 28, 2013, 05:57:42 PM »
For those of you that used a carriage bolt with the head ground flat, what size (length & diam) stainless bolt did you use?

Maintenance / Re: storage
« on: October 09, 2013, 05:29:54 PM »
Question.....  I've heard its better to leave the battery connected, but on a charger/maintainer during winter storage...vs disconnecting the battery?   I usually keep mine connected, but on a maintainer.  Makes it easier to start & run through the gears (with the garage door open) during winter.  With my car, seems to start better if I crank it up every 7 to 10 days.

Check out Sherm's Plating in Sacramento, Ca.  (   They can repair/polish/replate/anodize your old ones.  Not inexpensive, but they do lots of custom work, & many of the rods featured in Street Rodder mag.

General Discussion / Re: Need to remove hardened adhesive from glass.
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:16:21 PM »
Have you considered taking it to an automotive glass installation/repair shop?   They may have commercial grade chemicals you don't normally have access to.

General Discussion / Hot August Nights
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:27:48 PM »
Anyone showing their car at Hot August Nights later this week in Reno/Sparks?

Restoration / Re: '68 window fuzzies - ordered Repops
« on: July 25, 2013, 04:02:15 PM »
Ok, so we don't like the Steele or Repop fuzzies.   Who makes the best ones.  I'm looking for some that fit good and look like factory originals.

Restoration / Re: 1968 Horns
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:51:25 PM »
RS mounts on the center support, non RS mounts on the drivers side of radiator support.  Horns, and attached mounting brackets, are the same for both installations.  Assembly manual shows correct mounting method for both setups.

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