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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy? on: December 04, 2013, 03:31:21 PM
Thanks James great pics of the car. Nice to know what coils I have in the car finally. I guess I will see how they perform, looks like I may have to swap them out, judging by what you are saying.
62  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: The Vince Piggins Camaro on: December 03, 2013, 02:02:16 AM
Very Cool. The car came with front & rear number guards. Someone removed them before the photos were taken. Also hard to tell what colour the car is in the pictures, since they are black and white, but it does not look a light colour like Lemans Blue. Love the article and love the car, and Dianne. I guess she's not single anymore?
63  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Todco and McConnell Racing, Canadian Trans-Am racers on: December 03, 2013, 01:51:06 AM
Here is a recent picture of Ken 's car as of last year.The car is being stripped and rebuilt for the track (Vintage trans-am)All of the original front sheet metal that Ken had from
Smokey is still intact and on the car.
Check at this link.
http://www.burn-out.ca/sites/default/files/images/IMG_0925_0.mini%20galerie%2075x75.jpg

Norm

Wow what a great history on this car. I still can't believe it was the same car I saw back in the late 70's. Very cool.
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Converting 69 Camaro 3 speed auto on the tree to 4 speed Questions on: December 03, 2013, 01:46:02 AM
I'm curious what car you have that had the three speed auto column shift ?

Hi Charley. Its a 69 250, 3 speed auto on the tree.
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: December 03, 2013, 12:10:43 AM
They tightened up just fine. There was a fair amount of friction between; the mating surface of the domed head, the shank thru the ball joint and the a arm seemed to hold the bolt and provide enough resistance to allow sufficient torque. Additionally you can use the strike method (Slugging wrench) to make darn sure they are tight.

These bolts were a fair compromise. I wonder how many tons it takes to clinch the real deal rivet?

Jim

Thanks Jim that is great info. Just what I was looking for.
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy? on: December 02, 2013, 09:07:08 PM
yes, I like the look of yours......have u order front coils from him as well.....I got a set from JM and they were black powdercoated which I was not happy with but I did not ask up front....I like to get a natural steel frnt set as well  if possible from him

My front coils are from Lloyd's car. I just sand blasted them and painted them with a very light coat of cast blast. I didn't leave them bare metal as I didn't want them to rust. From what I can tell my coils look like most of the restored cars as all as the springs for sale at Heart Beat City.
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: December 02, 2013, 08:36:38 PM
Im thinking of getting a stencil made so that u can overlay it and spray it on with adhesion promotor so it will stick and last. 

I need to check to see if the DELCO lettering is the same on all the batteries that we are doing - If you want to send to me your exact height and length of the wording and a pic, ill check with my other ones and see if I can get the stencils made up.

You can email me at edm@montiniaz.com

I don't have the battery yet. If I was to send you any pics I would just take a picture of Llyod's battery. I like the stencil idea.
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy? on: December 02, 2013, 08:34:47 PM
From the above pics - it is hard to tell - and from what I can see, there is a difference in the loop area at the rear of the spring, where the shackle mounts...orig has more of an arch.  Having said that - I think the look is right on and most importantly - if they have the right height!

Im temped to get a set fronts and backs from Bob.  Does he have any special discounts etc going on for the holiday?

Not sure about any sales, but call him up. Have you checked out his website to see what he stocks. From what I recall he does not have pictures on his site, but if you call him he will get you sorted. To my knowledge he is the only one with the higher quality leaf springs, that are that close to original. Notice how mine are untouched and quite dark in colour compared to a lot that you will see on restored cars. I left mine in the same finish they were when shipped.
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: December 02, 2013, 08:13:34 PM
yes, correct - I need the color match for the yellow and the red - 2 cars to do!

ok, ill ask Lloyd - thanks for the reply

Are you painting the caps and the script by hand. I plan on doing the same. I am going to go with a R55 and paint the caps and the script as I prefer the yellow to the red and it is more correct.
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: December 02, 2013, 07:56:20 PM
Has anyone matched the orig color on the DELCO Script and the Caps ? 

I'm going to paint the text and caps on my repo battery to look like the original and
would like to get a color match if anyone has this available?

Thanks a lot Lloyd (Edgemont)  for giving me extra work to do!!

Hey Eddie are you referring to the Yellow colour on the "Y" series batteries? As you know red is for the "R" series batteries.  I think Lloyd knows a guy who knows a guy!
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: December 02, 2013, 07:53:09 PM
Cheater kit from a Corvette supplier.
https://www.paragoncorvette.com/p-361675-lower-ball-joint-rivet-kit.aspx
I used this w/ my PST kit. a big compromise.

I like the set up pictured above better.

Jim

I ordered a kit from Heart Beat City like the one you mentioned. I had originally ordered the rivet kit from HBC, but when the guy at the shop went to install them, there was a problem and he installed bolts instead. I was on a time crunch so now my ball joints are bolted in. I am planning to swap mine out with the new kit. Just curious how you tighten them and if the top heads spins or grips enough to get really tight.
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy? on: December 02, 2013, 07:46:57 PM
Bob Harris springs were put in last year and no issues at legends.   Put rem oil on and they look and sit great.  He has many hard to find parts and I should know I've used him a lot this past year

How about a picture of your springs.
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy? on: December 01, 2013, 03:53:17 PM
Here are my original springs, next to the repops. I plan to restore the originals.



















74  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Smokey Yunick on: November 30, 2013, 04:49:02 PM
Great Story. Any updates on what happened with the auction at the '89 Daytona 500?
75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Converting 69 Camaro 3 speed auto on the tree to 4 speed Questions on: July 27, 2013, 12:09:16 AM
  Not a big deal but you need the spring compressor to reinstall the clip at the top of the column .....

I got the spring compressor and everything came apart quite easily so far. I will try to do the full conversion myself and see what happens.
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