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1066  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 29, 2012, 05:48:49 PM
Here are zooms of the three.
The LOS 12 bolt rear cover are unique and I have never seen them before. That marking is on all 12 bolts. The shoulders are still covered in grease.
The marking sort of looks like a hand in one part?

The traction bar is the letter 'P' but with the center filled in.

The brake regulator bolt is the same for LOS and NOR.

The 'alloy' bolt is 'Supertarium Alloy'
I can't find that on the web. Maybe that's an in-house invented word?

Mike
1067  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 29, 2012, 04:09:03 PM
a few more....traction bar bolts
1068  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 29, 2012, 04:07:37 PM
and few more....

1069  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 29, 2012, 04:05:56 PM
Here are a few more. I'll try to take the same shots from both Camaros (67 LOS 4B unrestored and NOR 5B restored in mid 80's)

Enjoy!
Mike


1070  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stock looking ignition conversion on e-Bay on: January 29, 2012, 10:59:04 AM
Bought one of the name brand units with the extra wire...oh about 5 years ago.
Installed it......the car ran great but I got spooked by it, because a friend of mine put one in his 69 Firebird, and it died on him over 50 miles away from home coming back from a car show.
He called, and I brought him points / capacitor and tools to a Delaware town......4 hrs later he was back on the road.

One thing you can say......the likelihood of points leaving you stranded is almost nil.  
These new pointless systems for old cars just make me nervous.
Great idea....but no thanks.  I'll keep my points system.



 I agree about the potentials of electronic failure though the new cars I have owned from the 90's and on never had an electronic module failure anymore (now that I think of it maybe because the electronics are now mounted on cooler surfaces compared to the inside of a distributor...when they were still used) .
  I still use points in my boat for the reason of reliability because a sea tow is very $$$$ overall and using a boat is seasonal in NY.
  I don't use my Camaros' as often as I should and when trying to start them was a challenge. Cleaning the points worked in those situations even though it took only 10 minutes. If (big if) I do go with an electronic unit, I'll certainly have a point/capacitor set in the travel tools just in case. Then again, having a mechanical anything setup (ignition, fuel pump, clutch, etc) on an antique car is part of the overall ownership, fun and pride I guess. Sort of like having a kick start Harley vs. an electric starter today. Wink
  Well..heck...Sounds like I just talked myself into staying with points!  Cheesy

Mike

1071  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stock looking ignition conversion on e-Bay on: January 28, 2012, 04:25:35 PM
 Thanks, John. That's good to know and I see after researching that conversion kit under the Lectric name that it has been around for a while.
Seems like a good work around to having to clean the points from oxidation when the car sits for a long while.
I didn't want to change the stock look with an aftermarket 2 wire units which is why I kept using the points.

Mike
1072  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Stock looking ignition conversion on e-Bay on: January 28, 2012, 10:21:55 AM
This conversion sure has my interest. It uses the stock single wire from the distributor and coil so it retains the stock look. Has anybody used this or know of someone who has?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200512132077?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Thanks,
Mike
1073  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 24, 2012, 07:00:06 PM
 Here ya go. This is from my 67 5B NOR. The majority are "-C-" but this was the different marking.

Mike
1074  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 24, 2012, 06:33:19 PM
Outstanding chart, Marty! Thanks for taking the time to plot this and share.
I might add that there is also a bolt used to secure the front fender to inner wheel tub that has only the letter 'E' and no grade markings plus a squared inner wall shape (compared to round outer and squared inner).
I can send it shot of it if you want.

Mike
1075  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Early 67 Metal Seat Back screws on: January 24, 2012, 06:26:09 PM
Sure....!
This is from my 67 4B LOS car. I checked the 67 5B NOR and it is exactly the same size and finish. The washer is captive.

Mike
1076  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Backfire through carb? on: January 22, 2012, 11:34:07 PM
Is the backfire regular or during certain periods of acceleration or decelerating. If I remember right when the dwell slowly drifts from rubbing block wear, the timing retards so I doubt that would be it. Check it though to make sure.

Mike
1077  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 22, 2012, 05:26:18 PM
And finally...your glass beading results are great. Are there any home style/weekender blasting machines you would be willing to recommend?
  Hi Marty,

  I use this low cost blaster I bought from Eastwood in the 80's. It works great for small work and I have used it for cleaning bolts prior to black oxide and also pulleys before parkerizing as well as other small jobs. You have to make sure the media stays dry or else it can clog at times (like many blasting setups).
http://www.eastwood.com/blast-out-of-a-bucket-abrasive-gun.html

Mike
1078  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BJ Auction - 67 RS went for $80k on: January 22, 2012, 01:02:37 PM
   I like to see their facial expressions afterwards when signing for the vehicle.
Some look very ecstatic about their purchases   Cheesy while others have that bewildered ‘What did I just do’ look  Huh . You know the kind...like waking up with a hang over and you say to yourself 'oh my...how much did I spend last night'?  I guess the atmosphere (cameras, drinks and a little vanity) is setup like that purposely. Sort of like the comps, gambling tables and atmosphere at Atlantic City. Otherwise they show some beautiful cars.
 On another note considering the short review time for a potential buyer to look a car over I wonder how many people bid on these cars with little or no knowledge and if they are real or fake (in the cases of authentic) and what recourse, if any, they would have if the latter was discovered at a later time.

Mike

1079  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Hood Catch & Plate Fasteners on: January 21, 2012, 09:01:03 PM
Hi Marty,

  I almost knocked myself out! Moving the seat forward to look at the rear bolts and unhooking and pushing the seat back forward against the steering wheel, I let go when I got down to look at the bolts and 'bang'! The metal seat back came down hard  Shocked

   I check my NOR car and have a mixture of the SEMS ( 6 out of 8 ) bolt you show and also another marking shown in the attached picture. The picture shows two 'L's opposite and flipped to each other and the outer 'C' seems to have a hook on the top end.
  The LOS car has all 8 the same and that is the same style you show but the head markings look like the letters 'FH' surrounded by a circle made up of 2 fine lines. The letters are faint though.

Mike
1080  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Is this the oil pressure line hole? on: January 20, 2012, 08:30:38 PM
Early 67's with U17 had a 2 pc. oil line with a bulkhead connector on the firewall. Was changed to a 1pc. line and rubber plug as shown around 05 or 06
of 67.
Bob

I checked my NOR 67 with a trim tag date of 5B and the oil line is a 1 piece unit using the rubber grommet.

Mike
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