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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Fuel Gauge on: February 25, 2014, 11:33:59 AM
You should have insulators on the straps. & cushions on top of the tank to the floor so I would still check it to make sure..

No Camaro was ever built with insulator strips between the tank retaining straps and the tank, although all the vendors want you to believe they were.
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Muncie 3925660 on: February 25, 2014, 11:06:09 AM
I thought St Louis was the Corvette assembly plant?

St. Louis was a "complex", and was the largest assembly plant in North America in the 60's; it had a 4-story main plant with a 65-per-hour passenger car line that built Impala and Caprice, and a 35-per-hour Truck line that built everything from pickups to school bus chassis, and all of the forward-control Corvair-based trucks (Corvan, Greenbrier, Rampside, etc.) were built on the 4th Floor. The Corvette plant was a separate small building on the rear corner of the property, behind the powerhouse and coal pile. I spent 8 months at Corvette in '67-'68 and 4 months in the Passenger line in '68-'69.
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nagging questions about parts and restoration direction on: February 25, 2014, 10:52:12 AM
If I am not mistaken the inner supports were spotwelded before the fenders were flo coat primed at the  assembly plants based upon a parameter of the crest line? Amnng others I am sure.
This being the case how were replacements indexed (inner supports to fneder crest line etc.) ?

I believe it was left to the "offline" installer to create the fit required for the job..

In the plant, we welded the "shotgun" reinforcement to the fender skin prior to painting, and we "tuned" the welding fixture clamps and locators to set the crown line of the fender to match the crown of the hood.

Most Service fenders were welded (and primed) at the Regional Parts Depots, using simplified versions of our weld fixtures (which is why production take-off fenders usually fit better than NOS Service fenders).
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: need help locating good J56 front disc piston ceramic inserts on: February 23, 2014, 11:29:11 AM
just acquired a set of pistons and now need the ceramic inserts - I am a novice so have no clue where to go or even if I will be able to obtain such items.  help / advice anyone ?

Try Vette Brakes & Products - they have the Pyroceram insulator pucks for Corvette J-56 brakes; if they can't help you, try Lone Star Calipers.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New Z28 Pricing.... $75K??? on: February 20, 2014, 11:23:46 AM
Here's a good summary of the new Z/28 technical details:
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Question on exhaust manifold tube support on: February 20, 2014, 11:18:53 AM
I am trying to install D&Rs 2-1/4 exhaust system (non-chambered) and have a question because this kit had no instructions and I have never done this before.

How tight do the extensions fit inside the pipes? Mine seem like I would have to press them in for them to fit inside the pipes.

I am talking about these small extension tubes that support the donut into the exhaust manifold seen here:

If the parts are made properly, the extensions should drop right in without having to force them.
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rear axle code on: February 20, 2014, 11:05:00 AM
Thanks Paul!
What about the AC box is different from a BB car or a non SS car?

Both halves of the engine-side box are shaped differently, and the external refirigerant plumbing and valving is different on BB cars vs. SB cars.
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paper tag found under carpet 67 Camaro on: February 20, 2014, 10:56:47 AM
Carpet ID tag - carpets for Van Nuys (and South Gate and Fremont) were sourced locally by Fisher Body on the west coast instead of shipping them from the midwest.
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Trouble shooting cig lighter on: February 19, 2014, 10:49:25 AM
Thanks John. Would it be possible that the housing is just not making good ground to the ash tray. A simple twist or turn may help?



Could be - the inner housing grounds to the ashtray at its lip at the front, and the outer housing grounds to the ashtray at its serrated flange on the back side of the ashtray panel. Make sure the outer housing is "cutting paint" on the back of the panel.
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Trouble shooting cig lighter on: February 18, 2014, 11:12:45 AM
The lighter housing grounds through the ashtray; the lighter center terminal has power all the time, and when you push in the lighter, current flows from that center terminal through the lighter heating element to the lighter housing to ground.
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Posting Tag Pic for ko-lek-tor on: February 17, 2014, 11:10:31 AM

When shooting tag photos, it helps A LOT to use your camera's "macro" feature (the little flower symbol) so the image is in focus.  :-)
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 pacesetter sale on: February 15, 2014, 12:15:23 PM
Does any body know in April  67 when you got floor mounted shifter at no charge for your manual 3 speed transmission (part of Pacesetter sale) if you got the heavy duty 3 speed trans or if they put floor shift on # 3858986 Saginaw standard trans?

I don't know, but I can't imagine that they'd include a premium-cost heavy-duty Muncie transmission free with a low-performance powertrain just to get a floor shift.
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Sinkhole in the Corvette Museum on: February 14, 2014, 11:10:14 AM
Here's yesterday afternoon's press conference from the Museum:
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: rear signal issue on: February 11, 2014, 09:13:21 PM
The passenger rear signal works sometimes and sometimes not so I tracked the dark green wire to the terminal under the steering column and jiggled it and it works so I am guessing its at the terminal.  Question is how are the wires put into the terminal?  I don't see any screws to hold them in?  are the just shoved in there?  Thanks for input

The metal terminal on the wire has a small "tang" bent up in the center which engages behind a "step" molded into the connector body to retain the terminal in the connector. You can "unlock" the tang with a tiny skinny screwdriver, in the slot in the end of the connector.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Chrome Plating on: February 09, 2014, 01:15:09 PM
<< Do they plate using the copper-nickel-chrome process? So many shops leave out the copper step these days. >>

Leaving off the copper base was the original GM process - GM "factory chrome" was only nickel and chrome.
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