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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 bumper bent? on: December 21, 2014, 08:44:22 PM
Hi Jim,

  It would be easier if you posted a picture to get a better idea of what is looks like.

Mike
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Dip stick on: December 21, 2014, 12:14:32 PM
Hi Bob,

  The imprinting is exact between both blades including the hash separators (both gauges use : as a separator)
The gauge measurements are the same for thickness and width.
In the picture you will see differences in the curves nearest the handle being opposite each other and the 0214MZ motor gauge having more of a downward angle as viewed with the bells lined up with the paper line. I don't know if this is by design or the stick is just bent. The metal is very flexible so I don't think it is bent. The buttons are both pink (salmon) though the later one is square. As for shapes, I have seen other dipsticks of different engine sizes with varying roundish shapes so maybe it's the mold shape.

Mike
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Dip stick on: December 20, 2014, 10:32:45 PM
Hi Bob,

   The Chevelle guys are sure into details.
Read reply #20 for a lot more info.
http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=342864&page=2

Mike
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Dip stick on: December 20, 2014, 10:01:49 PM
Mike,
After engine assembly and painting, on engine dress line.
Could you check the dipstick length from the top of the bell to the add mark for me? Should be 18 1/8" or 18 1/2" = or - depending which dipstick you have.
Good info on pans, think #3 (3929257) is correct for 1st gen Camaro. Grin
Bob

 The measurements are as follows:
T0214MZ - 18 1/8" exactly
T0308MW - 18 1/2" exactly
 Both have the pink button

Mike
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Dip stick on: December 20, 2014, 04:24:38 PM
January L35 and March L78, so early L35's would have the purple buttons and L78's should have the Pink (salmon). I have know idea when the L35 transition  to the pink (salmon) buttons took place or if early L78'S could have the purple buttons. Revision dates do not reflect  when actual production started but early L35's should have purple buttons.
Bob
 Was the dipstick installed when the motor was assembled or when the car was. I'm thinking it was when the motor was assembled.
My earliest motor, stamped 0214MZ, has the pink (salmon) stick.  Based on some of your posts about date changes then it may be early Feb the color changed from purple (?) to pink.
  As some extra info about oil pans I came across this from the Chevelle group (I assume the 396 Chevelle has the same pan):
http://www.chevellestuff.net/tech/articles/oilpan/index.htm


Mike
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: A Friend in Need... on: December 19, 2014, 08:56:30 AM
Sorry...but after reading the title I had a flash back and just could not resist quoting the opening line in The Hollywood Night's movie:
Remember:
A friend with weed
is a friend indeed.

  OK...with that out of my system, I wanted to say I'm glad things worked out for you in retrieving your car with the assistance of folks here.
In a way, CRG is like a car club and we are all its members.  Wink

Mike
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Dip stick on: December 18, 2014, 06:04:19 PM
Bob,
    Interesting.....When I lay the gauges side by side and align the ":" marks, the 05B motor stick is slightly longer as seen visually at the handle end.
What part of the seal is the measurement made to......the closest to the bell or the seal edge closer to the stick end.
I can take measurements. As for the color, it still looks pink (salmon) even on the part that sits into the handle. I would think that hidden area would not fade.


Mike
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Dip stick on: December 17, 2014, 10:20:40 PM
 I can't see any P/N but do see stampings near the end as follows-
From bottom tip to up direction:  ADD:     :FULL    ENGINE OIL     M (looks like an upside down W)

Mike
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Dip stick on: December 17, 2014, 09:53:17 PM
 That's a good question...pink or faded red. I had to check again.
I was able to remove the button from one dipstick easy enough and comparing the
exposed to the non-exposed area they look the same pink color.

Mike
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Dip stick on: December 17, 2014, 07:17:23 PM
 Would it be the same as an L35? If so then mine are both pink. The sumps should be the same size.
Engine dates are T0214 and T0308
I assume the sticks were installed when the motor was assembled?

Mike
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Interesting Craigslist Finds on: December 17, 2014, 03:59:38 PM
Here's a funny one...  http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/4808445196.html

Current seller keeps getting flagged and removed because of this "warning" listing.

Caution: Some language may be inappropriate for children.  Lips Sealed

Paul
I can't blame someone for trying to make $$$ by flipping a car, especially if he/she bought it at a low market price. If anything, I would have been really pissed at the original seller for breaking a deal and switching buyers.

Mike
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: if you could go back and redesign the 67/8 .. or that other one, on: December 12, 2014, 08:20:20 AM
I have seen fairly late model dodge trucks here with the bed side rotted out and you can see a rope looking piece in there that didn't help the problem
  You beat me to that observation, Bill. Same here too on Long Island...many new trucks with wheel opening rot. Looking closely at them I can see no matter how much care the owner does to the truck, that is still rotting from behind the paint and from an inaccessible cavity.
  It still amazes me how many old cars I see at shows that are still around even though they weren't designed to last what, maybe 10 years? Remember when reaching 100K miles on a car back then drew reverence and awe? Yep, they now needed and got some cosmetic help (sort of like people when we get older) but the fact remains if it's made in the USA, it's here to stay ("your mileage will vary" )  Wink

Mike
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: if you could go back and redesign the 67/8 .. or that other one, on: December 10, 2014, 01:47:38 PM
Wide tires were used back then.  They just had to jack the rear of the car up to clear the quarter well.  Another check mark for 7 & 8s for not needing as much jacking..












Yep....raise that baby. Back in the day it was Gabriel HiJackers....with the air hose fitting drilled under the lower rear valance.

Mike
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: if you could go back and redesign the 67/8 .. or that other one, on: December 10, 2014, 11:18:51 AM

Remember that:
...................................

2. Making the inner rear wheelhouse tubs wider would have compromised the rear seat hip room dimension ..............

 I agree. It was cramped enough spending time in the back seat at the drive-ins back in my youthful wild days  ( Mike checks over his shoulder for the wife's whereabouts )  Cheesy I can only image how cramped it would be if it was narrower!

Mike S.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Flash Chrome - Recommendations for a reputable shop? on: December 05, 2014, 10:53:55 AM
Have you tried Crane Corvette Supply? They make the best accurate aftermarket BB valve covers. I think they also do flash chrome, though I' am not sure if it includes BB.

Mike
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