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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bumper Jack restoration service on: October 29, 2013, 07:19:02 PM
Ya, that was my thinking of what I'll probably have to do with the jack mast.  Thanks for the reply.
you can remove the jack head, and take the mast to a local plating company... and reassemble yourself..

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 29, 2013, 07:09:30 PM
Jeff, I will try these recommedation for proper alignment for Goodyear polyglas tires.  My biggest concern is at higher speeds.  Thanks for your input on this matter.    Don
Don-
Here is some good info on alignment with the Polyglas tires:
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=193367

Although I was asking about info for my 68, your 69 should be similar.  I followed David Pozzi's alignment recommendations and my car drives very nicely with Polyglas F70-14s all the way around.  No 'wander' or 'pull' at all.  My car has all new suspension bushings, and the suspension bolts were all tightened to factory specs after the suspension settled.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Bumper Jack restoration service on: October 28, 2013, 08:58:39 PM
Does anyone know of a restoration company that restores original "bumper jacks"?  I'm interested in getting the mast re-plated in
silver zinc.  Any info will be appreciated...thanks!  Don
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Antenna - Rear Quarter on: October 28, 2013, 08:03:47 PM
Jim, What kind of radio is in your car??  AM/FM stereo?? Don
My 12E '68 came with one.
Jim
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Antenna - Rear Quarter on: October 28, 2013, 07:33:00 PM
Does someone know when factory installed radio antenna on rear quarter panel ??   Thanks!  Don
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / "DMC" markings on NOS lug nuts on: October 28, 2013, 06:58:12 PM
Hi Guys.....Does anyone know what the "DMC"  stamp mark on NOS lug nuts stand for??  Just want to know for reference purposes.  thanks!
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 27, 2013, 07:03:59 PM
Steve, Thanks for the info....Don
My favorite tire on my Z was always the Goodyear Polyglas. The pic attached may be hard to see, but the tires are H60-15 and F70-15 Goodboots on the factory YH rims - these tires were on the car from '76 until a couple of years ago, when I finally sold them at the local auto flea market. Yes, they were a handful to drive, but a cooler tire never lived. Trips to the local 25 cent car wash always included a Brillo pad to clean the letters with -

Bias ply tires generally follow the ruts that are really on any road, interstates included. Ever notice how you can hydroplane easier in the right lane at speed on an interstate ? It's because of the slight depressions from trucks and heavy traffic in that lane, constantly, that funnel water in the lane, causing it to puddle and wedge under the tires. Radials resist it better, but bias ply builds are more sensitive to changes in the road surface. Couple that with manual steering, quick ratio, and these things were a challenge to drive - but I still love them (for the look !).

Driving my Pace Car home after purchase, some 125 miles in several July thunderstorms, was downright horrendous after so many years of radial tire equipped company vehicles (at high speeds). Car was all over the road, darting everywhere, hydroplaning, and drifting from side to side. First purchase after I got it home was a set of B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A's, which dramatically cured the ills noted on the ride home. I resolved never to run bias plies on the street, but as a show tire Goodyears still have the charisma.

Shame that Goodyear can't build a radial that looks like a Polyglas GT or Wide Tread GT of old -
 
Regards,
Steve
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 22, 2013, 02:53:03 PM
Mike, Thanks for taking the time to explain.  Some guys say "steering box" are "loose".  Rebuilders now use "Firm Feel" internals.  Don
If I recall the earlier alignment specs, there should be a certain amount of toe-in so when the car moves forward the road will force it outwards to take up any minor play in the steering. If the toe in/out is perfect then the steering can be prone to wandering, which what it sounds like you are experiencing.

Mike
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 22, 2013, 12:00:01 PM
How bad does your car wander on this rubber???
that's one of the 'characteristics' of bias belted tires...      Fun huh?  Smiley
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 22, 2013, 11:56:25 AM
Hi again!  I've never heard of "alignment specs" for these tires. Could you explain further please???  Don
Try tightening up the steering box. I did and it really helped
X2... and alignment?
Were the alignment specs for your bias belted tires followed when the tires were put on the car? Toe-in?
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 22, 2013, 11:50:57 AM
Don't know what you mean by that.....please explain further.        Don
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=3913.0   
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=4656.0

Did the people you had rebuild your car drop it on it's feet before tightening all the suspension bolts?


42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: goodyear polyglas tires on: October 21, 2013, 07:33:53 PM
Try tightening up the steering box. I did and it really helped
X2... and alignment?
Were the alignment specs for your bias belted tires followed when the tires were put on the car? Toe-in?
Thank you for the reply..  My Camaro had a alignment after car was frame-off restored.  Then came the goodyear tires.  I've never heard of "alignment specs" for goodyear polyglas tires. Can you give me anymore info on this matter??  Trying to resolve this issue with the car, because its not safe at high speeds.  Thanks!     Don
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / goodyear polyglas tires on: October 20, 2013, 02:21:37 PM
Hello everyone!!!   I have a issue with a set of goodyear polyglas tires I bought new from Kelsey tire.  When on the open road, car want to track left to right.  It seems its wanting to follow cracks in the road.  Any input would be helpful from this site.  I've had a guy tell me it the tire design.  These tires have a "square" edge not "round" like a radial tire.  thanks!      Don
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: storage on: October 20, 2013, 02:14:26 PM
Hey Guys....I came across this storage bag for classic cars.  It's called "Car Jacket".  You un-zip it, drive your car on it, put the desiccant moisture catching bags in car,trunk,engine bay, under car and zip it up and your done.  The entire car is 100% protected from the elements.  Check it out!!   Don
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: rust preventer on: October 20, 2013, 01:53:40 PM
Scoop, Where is this "sharkhide" available at??  Thanks!!    Don
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