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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Timing out of wack on: August 25, 2014, 06:50:38 AM
Sounds to me that the outer ring on your balancer has shifted. Pull #1 spark plug, get piston to TDC and see were your timing mark is. George
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 22, 2014, 07:14:19 AM
Danny what others have mentioned is get your #1 piston at TDC, checked thru spark plug hole, then verify timing pointer and balancer mark is at TDC. The balancers have been known to slip. When reinstalling a original distributor on an original manifold the factory stamped a chisel mark on the back after they adjusted it. I have allways found the timing to be within 2-3 degrees of the recommended setting. George
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 03, 2014, 08:32:25 AM
Danny, you might pull the vacuum advance hose off the distributor to see if the advance plate is sticking. George
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Chassis J nut, 67 bumper mount on: August 03, 2014, 08:27:26 AM
Is that a 3/8" bolt? I might have one of those J nuts.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 06:57:41 AM
Danny, I saw the harness clip (retainer) on the alternator is white, are the other T shaped harness retainers on the engine harness also white? George
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 18, 2014, 07:53:53 PM
Danny I got to say it is so great to see you are obviously feeling better, excited about this special find car, but mostly you have got someone who obviously loves you to make your meals, give up her house to you for a week, and then buy you this car. Its like a fairy tail story. I will be checking every day for new updates on how things progress. Best of health to you and keep the pictures coming. George
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration help on: July 08, 2014, 02:38:57 PM
For my information did you replace the rear springs and shock absorbers on your SS 69. If yes what were your part numbers and codes.
I replaced the five leaf springs with units from HBC, they were very nice copies of my originals. I had one leaf cracked in each rear. The shocks I replaced with  Monroe gas shocks because I heard the repro spiral shocks were not so good. I plan to drive this car after a couple shows and the ride is important to me.
Very nice job George. My x66 car looks just like yours under the hood. It is a real pain to keep it looking that nice...Joe
As you know a BB with AC is more of a hassle to work on, but I wouldn't have it any other way. George
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 deluxe seat foam on: July 08, 2014, 06:52:00 AM
Joe I had Al Knoch replace my foam cushions and covers. The covers were very nice but the foam they used was way to big & thick. Covers looked over stuffed, top & bottom. They were kind enough to send me new covers, I bought foam from HBC and had them recovered locally. George 
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: July 03, 2014, 08:07:18 PM
George-Love that Caddy. Is that in Florida? Guessing by the house color and style. Like you love the old pics and stories.
That was my Grand Fathers Florida car, their winter home in Hollywood Fl. was also pink & white, but the home in the picture was on their farm in Indiana. Home is still there but no-longer pink. George
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration help on: July 03, 2014, 07:57:05 PM
She is drop dead gorgeous, Is it out of line, to ask the $ amount ?  Just trying to get an idea of how much I need to have at the ready.
I thought I was buying a fairly rust free all original car and was willing to pay a little extra. Turned out I had to replace the quarters, wheel wells, 1' square of the floor, and trunk floor so that killed my initial budget. I can't do bodywork or painting in my shop so I sent that out. I also farmed out the seat covers, headliner, vinyl top install, chrome work, and trans overhaul. All the assembly and remainder I was able to do over 3 years, with allot of help from CRG guys. I probably have 65K invested total but saved 30K in my labor if I had to pay a shop to restore it. Just a guesstimate. George
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 2014 camaro nationals on: July 03, 2014, 07:28:48 PM
I received my judging sheet today and got full points for my trim ring combination.
Mike
That is good news, your car showed very well, great attention to details. Now I will be checking for the mail early. Was it scored as you expected? George
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: July 03, 2014, 07:22:15 PM
Nick I really get a kick seeing these old vintage pictures and hearing the interesting stories. Looks like you are doing a great job on the restoration also.
My first car was a hand me down from Grama to my father to me at 15. A 1956 PINK Cadilac. What a tank, my sister took out a 4" tree trunk and it didn't even dent the bumper. Car is long gone. But I watched one on Ebay, maybe some day I'l get another one. George
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 03, 2014, 06:50:29 PM
Darrell or George was the studs for the early 69 spoiler (Short one) and the later spoiler (longer one) in the same place on the lid? 
I have both short & long spoilers and the stud location is the same. George
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 02, 2014, 07:15:13 PM
Guys beside keeping track of the tabs we may also want to note the oval hole stamped in the lower center of the lid. I have not seen that on most original lids, but have seen that on most NOS lids. It may be related to the stamping plant. This NOS lid was stamped out at the "T" stamping plant. Noted by the upper arrow in this picture. Another piece to the puzzle. George
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 01, 2014, 08:36:07 PM
John thanks for the spoiler acorn nut picture, that is one of the points I lost at the Nationals. The reproduction nuts are too short. George
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