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61  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question. on: August 02, 2013, 09:38:57 PM
No I understand what you are saying but there are many repro valves out there some are flat and chamfered as original, others are chamfered on both sides. ANd they pictures are generic-interchangeable on catalog listings.
62  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question. on: August 02, 2013, 03:52:39 PM
Is the Ricks pic wrong?
Nope, it's just shown upside-down; the flat side goes up, against the (flat) outlet flange on the manifold, with a gasket, and the chamfered side goes down, and mates with the top of the "donut".

If you look at the pic of Ricks and mine the weigh mechanism is reversed or backwards or something. One of them is wrong it believe.

No its the same valve - as JohnZ states there IS a top side and a bottom side of the valve.  And yes it was common practice to remove or to gut the valve, and close the hole from the removed flapper axle with a standard nut and bolt. That was what was done on my vehicle by the original owner when he removed the smog pump.
63  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question. on: August 01, 2013, 11:20:48 AM
Yeah the bottom picture looks right side up as the weight should be installed on the fender side, weight pointed toward the front of the vehicle. Take the top one and flip it around and see what it looks like. Both Look in good condition considering age.
64  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fan Shroud on: July 28, 2013, 08:00:30 PM
Quote from: 69pace
Where are you located? It is a Home Depot staple
Australia - no HD here.... and many products cannot be shipped here due to air cargo regulations.

LOL yeah I guess not. Well like I said it is organic and safe on all materials except paper.  I think it is citrus based. You should be able to find the equivalent there I would think.
This link accepts Australian dollars so I would think they can ship it there? Worth a call or email.

http://www.thepaintstore.com/Back_To_Nature_Ready_Strip_Professional_p/rp00.htm
65  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chrome shifter knob on: July 28, 2013, 07:52:39 PM
The pot metal was poor quality to begin with and lost its ability to shine after hand oils had their way a few years down the road.
I found one jammed in the ashtray in one 69. My brother had a t handle on his GTO guess it is what you want it to be for comfort.
66  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fan Shroud on: July 28, 2013, 08:48:20 AM
Unfortunately not sold here.....

Where are you located? It is a Home Depot staple, but I'm sure you can order a bucket on-line. It is cheap, non toxic, and I have used it on 60 year old fiberglass with up to 7 layers of oil, lead, and acrilic based paint sandwiches and never had a failure yet. Takes some time and leaving the part in the sun to heat it up helps alot, as well as a low power setting power-washer.
67  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chrome shifter knob on: July 28, 2013, 08:41:42 AM
LOL I learned the hard way that a aftermarket Hurst white plastic ball is your friend with convertibles.
The metal ball when the top is down is hotter then the surface of the sun in your paw.
Think some heat is transferred from the drive train as well as the solar radiation the ball picks up just by sitting in direct sunlight.
So I often leave my plastic on all the time.
   
68  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fan Shroud on: July 27, 2013, 09:07:26 PM
Use the organic stuff in the bucket - Ready Strip - green goo cuts through several layers of paint.
69  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Horn and key buzzer not working on: July 27, 2013, 02:41:35 PM
both trigger based on grounds that often go bad and require clean ups.
70  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Replacement Radiator on: July 27, 2013, 11:55:43 AM

I just was on this long and dusty lonely road looking for a recore. Of the two shops in my town, no one had access to the reproduction cores. And only one actually was interested in looking for a supplier.

I started my research and found that Heartbeat City claims the rights to the Harrison reproduction name and makes full radiators, cores and tanks. Only they do not sell the cores or tanks direct. Only full radiators and only on demand, no inventory. I looked at the Harrison full units at HBC but I do not have a large garage full of equipment such as a media blasting cabinet. HBC only ships them raw unpainted and warns that and you must glass bead before painting.
There is also a 6 to 8 week build wait when ordering. I need one before my original looses the ghost and dumps all over the garage floor.

I looked at other reproductions but wanted the factory OEM look and installation mounts. I also have a two row radiator, and most everyone out there is 3 or 4 row. Everyone raved about Alumitech but as far as I can tell they closed their doors forever Dec 31 2012. All the other aluminum units looked nothing like factory with smooth tanks and no shroud supports.  

Frustrated I shopped around and found the same Harrison reproduction units at Classic Industries, only already painted and ready to install for under 100 bucks more then HBC wanted, I had them pull it from stock and confirm it was painted. Also made sure it was not a return, all the Harrison's they offer are prepped and painted. I gave in and bought a three row since two wasn't available.

As a note I liked the price on the US Radiator reproduction which looked 60% original and I could have lived with that for 400 bucks but I found too many complaints of bad welds in terms of both quality and looks and the lack of shroud supports left me hesitant to pull the trigger.  

I will have the original rebuilt if I can find a shop capable of rebuilding it as a two row and hang it on the wall as a spare.  
71  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Chrome shifter knob on: July 23, 2013, 11:30:03 PM
I think the originals like so many trim parts of the era were the recycled factory slag magic mix known as Pot Metal.
72  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question. on: July 23, 2013, 11:26:52 PM

http://www.rickscamaros.com/1969+chevy+camaro+standard/camaro-exhaust-manifold-heat-riser-assembly-small-block-gm-1967-1974.html

This is the only one I know of for 1969 small blocks...though most of the ones I have seen were removed and an eliminator ring substituted or they just gutted and reinstalled the factory item by removing the flapper door and weights and a stove bolt inserted to close former axle pivot hole.
73  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Took my 69 to its original owner for a visit on: July 19, 2013, 07:41:06 PM
Very nice! I love happy Camaro stories like this. I'm sure Scott must have enjoyed the break.
74  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Halogen headlights with Rally Sport option on: July 03, 2013, 02:23:25 PM
Sylvania Silver Star lamps #H6024 is a direct replacement Halogen bulb. You may also want to add a relay to get direct power from the battery for blindingly bright headlights.  Recent thread on relays http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=219992

75  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Radiator Bugs on: June 27, 2013, 02:23:16 PM
Do you mean on the core or inside in the juice? Smiley

 I assume you mean road kill on the core and think you could use nylon house screen of some type or just hose down the rad core every few rides so they don't build up.
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