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601  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 04, 2013, 10:04:18 PM
 That's good news it is working. Are you able to push the poppet away from its seat?
I usually will work the poppet when new because I have seen a few that stick pretty tight until worked.
Also, putting it in a pot of water on the stove is a good pre-install test (when the wife isn't home)  Wink

Thanks for the follow up. It's always good to hear what the fix is for problems.
Mike
602  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct 67 radiator tag on: April 04, 2013, 08:55:58 PM
 What is incorrect about that tag? Fonts, straight edge, ....?
I'm still waiting for the vendor to get back to me after he figures out how much he needs to spend to get the missing letter for the Camaro tags. He assured me though that his reproduction will be exact. I'm hoping he makes a demo tag to show first.

Stay tuned....
Mike
603  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: April 03, 2013, 01:38:37 PM
I can only assume (and hope) there was an updraft ventilation system pulling those fumes up and away from the workers otherwise Purple Haze sure had a real meaning from the buzzzz.
Certainly pre-OSHA days!

Mike
604  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: April 01, 2013, 06:35:01 PM
Something is definitely wrong there - look at all of the paint on the ex manifold!
 Coverage depends on the artistic mood of the sprayer at the moment. Sort of like how the bell housing went anywhere from partial to full coverage.
One moment you can be like Bob Ross and another, Earl Scheib. Maybe it depends on how high the person was from the fumes?
  I attached a picture of my 67 4B LOS L35 showing the dip stick and you can see it is black.
Excuse the grease as the old gal is in need of a Cover Girl makeover.  Cheesy

Mike
605  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 01, 2013, 04:59:30 PM
Although I have not tried it, there was an article written lately by an engine builder who drills a 1/8 inch hole near the edged of his T-stats when new to help purge the air. I will be trying it soon.
  I have seen thiese already drilled in t-stats from parts stores. That's a good point to bring up however.

Mike
606  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 01, 2013, 04:58:04 PM
Thanks Mike, with the cap on or off?
  For mild squeezes I leave the cap off to see if the water level suddenly lowers which would indicate the air ipocket s worked out. Otherwise I'll put the cap on and give it rapid squeezes. It can take some coaxing but I have had this work very well.

Mike

Mike
607  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Coolant drain and refill on: April 01, 2013, 02:46:16 PM
 I have always had great success with the 'burp' method. While running and hot enough for the thermostat to be open I would grab the upper hose and squeeze hard rapidly many times until you hear a faint burp like sound which are the air pockets finally escaping.

Mike
608  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Lubing after sitting for a year? on: April 01, 2013, 01:46:05 PM
 If the intake is out then you can easily get access to and spin the oil pump shaft to prime the motor to circulate oil which will include the rod/cam/crank bearings. I'd recommend also to spray some penetrating lube into the cylinders to prevent the rings from a dry start and crank with the plugs out first.
 I made a tool using an old distributor body with the cam drive gear removed to drop in and a welded socket on top to put an air ratchet.

Mike
609  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Unbelievable Price For Ralley Center Caps Nowadays on: March 30, 2013, 09:09:54 PM
 Is "......... dollar Camero....."  the way it is spoken in the South?  Wink

Anyhow....I'm sure somebody will pay that price if they want it badly.
If you have the $$$$$ then go for it I always say.

Mike
610  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct 67 radiator tag on: March 30, 2013, 02:48:03 PM
 I'll keep you posted on this progress with the vendor. I spoke to him yesterday and he will have more info for me Monday.
He is tooled for Pontiac and Chevelle and has the correct flat top number 3 for Camaro and the letter U. He will let me know Monday about other fonts.

Are 67 and 68 tag edge shapes the same with the notched sides? I see 69 is straight but the 67 repros with the straight side are wrong. If someone can send a 68 tag picture I can forward it to him (CRG only shows a 67 and 69 tag)
He sells the Pontiac and Chevelle tags for around $75. It's about $25 higher than the wrong repros but I figured the price is the same as a night out drinking with the buddies so I don't mind paying the extra if the tag is correct.

Mike
611  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: March 24, 2013, 05:02:23 PM
I have seen that stated before about being raw but I can assure you my original 396 stick body is definitely black. Unless 69 was different?

Mike
612  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: March 23, 2013, 09:05:14 PM
Hi Donny,

  I know you asked for a '69 but I suspect '67 was the same. My 67 assembly manual shows the stick as a separate item so I assume it was added when the engine accessories were installed during the car assembly. What does the '69 manual show? On my original unrestored '67 L35 the dip stick body still retains the factory black finished, though it is faded and I can't tell what the gloss level was, but it is definitely black. I have the notes to my other 67 I restored in the mid-80's and I recorded it black as well. Hopefully someone here with a 69 BB will chime in.

Mike
613  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Subframe Crisis on: March 22, 2013, 08:25:02 PM
The under body finish was been discussed in detail a few times and has led to some interesting facts. It seems the color of the primer varied from year to year with the color ranging from gray dominant to black dominant and some owners reported red. Which plant (NOR vs. LOS) likely had differences too in the color though I doubt it mattered what was used.
This URL explains the body paint process especially the underbody in the Paint Shop Operations section: http://camaros.org/assemblyprocess.shtml#fisher

Mike
614  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: repo 67 Z28 trim tag for sale on: March 22, 2013, 07:14:55 PM
 That looks like a trimtag.com repro tag.
Mike
615  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: window washers on: March 22, 2013, 11:38:30 AM
Back in the day....a windshield washer was standard regardless if you wanted one or not when exiting the NYC side of the Midtown Tunnel
and usually with a dirty squeegee. If you paid then you got a clean windshield and if not then you were left with dirty water on the glass   Cheesy

Mike
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