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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 CALIFORNIAN Camaro Show Car pictures from 1967 New York Auto Show on: December 06, 2013, 03:38:38 AM
Very interesting. Th Californian car and the others look like they got some serious polishing and most likely a wet sand. I have never seen pictures of any new Camaros from back in the day with that munch depth and shine in the paint. Also check out the lower front valence panel, it has much smaller/ narrower cut out than the stock model. Also the ride height on the cars seems quite high. Look at the gap between the tires and the top of the wheel well opening. Since they were car show cars, I wonder how real they were and what mods that had. I am wondering if they were even actual drivers or strictly display?
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: December 04, 2013, 07:33:17 PM
we always phosphate those clamps -

Yes must be phosphated. Looks like a lighter shade of phosphating. But defiantly not painted, as are most that you see on restored cars.
63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: December 04, 2013, 07:14:25 PM
If that pic is org achieves, look at the heat riser position....there has been much discussion on this from the point of what is the correct position.  

Also note unpainted fewer clam for heater hoses.
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Delco Script Color on Battery on: December 04, 2013, 06:58:54 PM
I'm confused but been there before  Grin
I did not remember any original Y55 batteries back in the day with the Delco painted yellow and the NOS one I have (yea, it's a later service replacement) needed to have the caps painted yellow which I completed. I checked my archives and found this picture Jerry had posted from the GM archives showing a 68 Z/28 from the factory. It shows no yellow Delco script.
Not saying it's wrong but what are we using as a base that is the way they came from the factory?


Nice pic chick. Yours seems to match Lloyd's battery. He used the Yellow Caps, but left the script black. I suspect that is correct. However like you said, what are we using for reference. I plan to do my battery like Lloyds. However from a personal perspective, I do prefer the look of the yellow Delco script.
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z/28 Correct leaf springs, where to buy? on: December 04, 2013, 04:40:04 PM

If these are the springs which were in the car upon Lloyd's purchase then they are correct NOS GM springs for a 69 Z28 and as stated have no more than 3 years of compression set into them.
 I have the Big Block 725's here.


Got it. Thanks for that clarification. That is a huge relief.
66  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.
67  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?
68  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.
69  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.
70  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.
71  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.
72  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.
73  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.
74  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.
75  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!
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