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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 30, 2013, 09:33:56 AM
Doug I bought those hoses from a member here "Tommy Mathison" look up his profile and send an email. I think I found them on EBay but can't find a link. They matched my originals very close. George
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 29, 2013, 11:16:54 AM
Doug the 5/16" rivets I got from AMK are #B-10774. The heads are .620" OD vs original .500" so I turned them down. Rivets do work harden when you are setting them so you don't want to stop riveting til done. Best to practice on a couple first. Its easy to do. Here is a picture of the tool I made and how mine turned out. George
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 28, 2013, 10:28:08 AM
Doug I ran into this problem when I riveted my ball joints. I bought the bigger rivets from AMK, I believe they were listed as Ford application. The flat head is larger so I turned them down in a lathe, the stem diameter was 5/16". I have the air chisel bucking tool and a support tool you are welcome to borrow. I will post some pictures when I get back to my PC. George
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: clips and seal for RH side inner fender brace on: November 28, 2013, 09:51:21 AM
Gary the brace assembly may be refering a part with nuts included, like a screw assembly. On sheet B1 it is stated left side only. Part #10 supports the shield and there would have to be an oposite shaped part to be used on the right side. I think what they are selling on Ebay is the right & left braces and two left side shields. George
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: clips and seal for RH side inner fender brace on: November 27, 2013, 02:39:53 PM
Gary is this the splash shield you are referring to. If so it was installed to protect the wire harness connector, left side only. George
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 25, 2013, 06:57:11 PM
Gary, I remember now the colors didn't come out quite the same as the slide, and picture size limit here makes it smaller. Here are 2 that were scaned slides. 
wtexz10, Nice Z looks darker than LeMans blue. George
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 25, 2013, 02:36:35 PM
Gary I think this is the one I have, it's not accessible right now (ION Film 2 SD 35mm Slide and Negative Scanner).
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 25, 2013, 10:27:13 AM
I've got stacks ands tacks of Bell/Howell and Kodak slides trays... but not easy to get them into digital form.[/quote]
Gary, Last winter I bought a slide to digital converter via USB that worked good & was easy to use. You are welcome to borrow it if you have some free time over the holidays. It has been fun to share the old pictures with family & friends. George
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Nov 23 & 24 on: November 20, 2013, 09:27:18 PM
Looking forward to seeing the new Z-28. I would like to order one in LeMans blue. This is the best Muscle car show I have been to or read about.
Who is going to MCACN and will you be wearing your CRG shirt?
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Pilkington Glass on: November 13, 2013, 05:39:11 PM
Jerry sent me a bigger picture I cropped that might show the lines he is referring to. I don't see those in my new windshield recently purchased from Auto City Classic. I talked to them and they stated it is due to the cooling process of tempered glass, only used on the side & back windows. He also stated if you don't see those it is not very good tempered glass. Here is a link to the explanation of the quench marks www.pilkington.com/resources/ats157quenchmarksinheattreatedglass20130114.pdf George
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Pilkington Glass on: November 13, 2013, 07:20:04 AM
Jerry I really can't see any flaws in the glass from these pictures. Do you have a better example of what you are trying to point out? George
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct engine paint suggestions please! on: November 04, 2013, 08:00:27 AM
I believe the big block manifolds were entirely painted and the paint burned off on the hotter areas leaving paint around the bolted areas. It actually just flakes off rather than burning. Here is a quote from John Hinkley on another discussion. http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9898.0
"Your photos look fine to me. Iron-intake big-blocks didn't get any masking, and the bypass hose was pretty much completely painted; aluminum-intake big-blocks did get a mask, and their bypass hoses will show somewhat less paint than on an iron-intake car. Tonawanda painted the big-block engine with the exhaust manifolds in place, and they had lots of paint, as shown by the photo on the Camaro assembly line. Flint V-8 (small-blocks), on the other hand, installed the exhaust manifolds AFTER engine painting starting in 1965, so post-'64 Flint-built small-block exhaust manifolds won't show any paint.
Attached is a photo from 1967 assembly line showing a full size car with BB with manifolds completely painted. George
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct engine paint suggestions please! on: November 03, 2013, 09:40:11 AM
In the last 42 years I have seen many low mileage engines and remember getting complete engines with painted manifolds on at the Chevy dealer I worked at. Generally engines came without manifolds or paint unless it was ordered within the production year. In 69 the engine was painted with manifolds on and the entire outboard side was painted all the way down. On an original block it left a unpainted shadow behind the manifolds that would rust. I tried to replicate painting my engine as the factory did but painted behind the manifolds and had exhaust manifolds coated so the would not rust as much. The paint burned off within 2 minuets on the dyno and left me with close to factory appearance. Pictures show a 29 mile 70 454 engine, a 29K 70 454 engine, and my engine fresh off the dyno. You can clearly see in the second picture how a engine with aluminum intake used a mask to cover the intake and bypass hose. Note the paint on lower half of the clamp. Cast iron intakes did not use the paint mask so the bypass hose was painted. George.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 28, 2013, 07:14:24 AM
Before repainting my tail pan & rocker panels I searched for information on correct paint finish. There are many different opinions on what the correct gloss should be but when John mentioned the blackout paint was the same that prompted me to check that out. I have one picture here of rocker over spray on my car, second is the tail pan on a black 5K original paint car, third is a tail pan on a one owner 11K. The percentage of reflection from all 3 look the same even though it might not show in the photos.
I had to take multiple pictures at different angles to capture a picture that close to what I saw with my eye, so it is hard to determine paint gloss from random pictures.
I think the black 5K rear panel picture was the best for me in determining the correct percentage of gloss. George.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Oil Pan Bolt on: October 17, 2013, 06:42:11 AM
That is correct the drain plug was installed prior to painting, there was no paint under the drain plug. George
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