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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro stolen on: October 13, 2014, 12:17:56 PM
 In the past when I drove my car to work a few times in the '90's and left it in the parking lot under the security camera, nobody screwed with it.
But, there is always someone who is up to the challenge. At that time I used a steering wheel lock (I know they can be broken quickly) but I also would open the hood and switch plug wires 8,1 & 2,7 on the distributor cap and also substituted a hollow coil wire before I walked away from it. It takes less than a minute to set the wires and close the hood. If anything it would buy time and hopefully enough of it where I can get to the car. Fortunately nobody ever tampered with the car.
  Now, I would invest in the steering wheel locks that have a built in motion sensor that triggers a self contained alarm and also will page you. Similar to the 'Bully' brand alarm I have for my Harley.

Mike
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Black Paint on Chrome Parts on: October 13, 2014, 07:15:45 AM
Bob,

  Are you referring to the blackout on the tail lamps within the "bumpy" areas? I did mine back in the 80's using a few light coats of GM reconditioning black (no primer) and to this day they still look good with no lifting.

Mike
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vin for data base on: October 13, 2014, 07:05:14 AM
Vin124378N378371

From what I can tell its a orig rsss396 4 spd M21 car. Manual steering, Power 4 piston front calipers, deluxe interior, no spoiler no console or gauges.
Green exterior black interior
How did you come by this information?

Mike
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 poa valve on: October 08, 2014, 05:47:48 PM
056 looks to be the Julian date and that puts it around Feb 25, 1967. I'd say it is correct for your April 67 car.

Mike
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: October 06, 2014, 05:26:36 PM
Ill get better pics of that for you today
I see what looked like blackout paint is actually dirt. Looks like the wiper motor hole covered explanation looks to be valid so far.
What is that silver tag on the motor head?

Mike
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: October 04, 2014, 10:30:07 AM
 Looking at this picture posted in reply #14 I see what looks like black paint over spray as indicated by the red arrow where the wiper motor is. I had asked this question before on CRG if there should be firewall blackout over spray in that area and the reply was no and the reasoning is the hole was covered. I found it odd in a way that a line worker would take time to cover a hole and yet the top edge blackout varies widely from car to car even though its stated there was a type of a cover overlaid on the cowl top.
This picture sure looks like black over spray to me.

Mike


37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: October 04, 2014, 10:13:03 AM
 As I understand it, those extra stamps on the VIN tag was done by the dealer when they received it. I don't remember where I read that though. I have seen those extra stamps a couple of times on NOR cars too.

Mike
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 29, 2014, 11:31:04 PM
The rubber lines have different # of ribs to indicate which supplier.
Kurt,

 That makes sense about the number of lines. Probably the same for the windshield washer hoses too?
IYO, do you think the 3 line and 7 line could have co-existed in the same model year? Also, I would think different suppliers between NOR and LOS?

Mike
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 29, 2014, 07:33:29 PM
 Here is the LI Corvette 7 rib hose. The white stripe is not within the ribs.
Notice the label for the LI hose is for 63-67. Maybe after 67 is was different -or- there were different versions depending on the supplier?
Same question for the while stripe, was it by chance where it was applied to the hose?

Mike
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / OT - Police report on: September 26, 2014, 04:05:16 PM

  There always a thief willing to take your pride and joy. No matter how fast an old car is, if I see mine going down the street without me driving it,  I can assure it will not outrun a well placed .223  Wink
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/1967-Camaro-Stolen-Driveway-Holbrook-NY-Long-Island-277182711.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand

Mike
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 23, 2014, 08:31:16 PM
I understand, just wanting to know if it is available still.
I see the 3 rib is on eBay at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/60-81-GM-Vacuum-Hose-Correct-White-Stripe-5-32-with-3-ribs-SOLD-BY-THE-FOOT-/200908713411?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ACamaro&hash=item2ec717adc3&vxp=mtr

Mike

42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Accurate taper mono springs? on: September 23, 2014, 06:52:03 PM
 That's an interesting writeup for the spring restoration/custom making process.
Being my car will only be for local shows and cruze nights I'll probably go with the Eaton or Camaro Specialties (probably Eaton made?) replacement mono's and
put the original springs on the shelf for re-arching using the heat process later.

Thanks for the replies!
Mike
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 23, 2014, 06:22:24 PM
Great pic....how many raised ribs? I have a reproduction from LI Corvettes and on this repro I count 7 raised ribs.

Thanks,
Mike
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Accurate taper mono springs? on: September 23, 2014, 08:45:53 AM
Hi Kevin,

  Thanks for chiming in. I was looking at the Eaton site and it explained the two ways to re-arch a spring. One was cold setting and the other involved heating the metal and reshaping it. In theory the latter is supposed to be a better solution. Do you know what process was used on yours (cold vs. hot)?
  So far I am only able to find springs with the thickness taper but not with the wide side taper. My concern is the fit at the shackle ends with the non-taper design.
Looking a Eaton's site they state "Thatís why our springs are built from the original factory blueprint" but their mono spring doesn't have the wide side taper. I assume it would be in the blueprint! This URL shows their hot process, it's pricey though  http://www.eatonsprings.com/rearching.htm

Thank You,
Mike
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: September 22, 2014, 10:47:32 PM
 When you get time could you post a picture of the ribs?

Thanks!
Mike
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