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601  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Remove trim tag or not ? on: July 01, 2013, 09:14:48 PM
 If you press your fingers on the rivets to hold them in place and gently pull the top center away from the firewall just a little to and see how much rust is there. It's likely surface oxidation and nothing more.

Mike
602  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Dusk Blue Z on ebay 06/20/13 on: June 27, 2013, 09:49:39 AM
   Interesting...it had a winning bid from e***p and now it's relisted by the original seller again.
Either the e***p is a bogus bidder to drive the price up or he/she backed out.

Mike
603  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drum Brake Steering Arms vs Discs on: June 25, 2013, 10:09:47 PM
Mike. I posted Chick's link because those were his findings. I have always left the dogbones natural. It's obvious the nuts and shims were not painted due to the assembly process. I did not immediately notice the nuts appeared black in the photo.
For some strange reason I didn't see any pictures in the links. After rebooting my PC do I now see what you are talking about.
So the control arm, dogbone and mounted bushing's was painted as a whole unit. I can accept that. Were the end washers and bolts painted black too? My thinking is the washers and bolts were added during assembly and torqued down once the full weight was on the chassis (motor, options, etc...). Or were they installed lose on the dogbone ends and painted along with the rest?

Mike
604  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drum Brake Steering Arms vs Discs on: June 25, 2013, 12:34:05 PM
Originally, the upper control arms, dogbones, bolts and bushings were painted black as an assembly. Instead, many paint the dogbones Cast Blast/natural and leave the bushings and bolts unpainted.

I've never seen an unrestored car with the above components painted as you stated above. The pictures posted of those items painted looks like they've been spray canned at some point.   
  As I understand it only the control arm was painted black along with the dogbone, bushings and end caps and bolts as a whole unit, correct?
The shims and lock nuts were not painted black due to being assembled later.
Mike
605  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heartbeat City reputation on: June 24, 2013, 01:34:47 PM
It's an eye opener when you browse through their feedback on eBay with customers that don't give positive feedback. Some are down right direct insults to the customer.
  Of the few dealings I have had with HBC, they have been fine. But, the replies to customers on eBay sure do give me pause at times to buy from them.

Mike
606  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heads up on bellhousing alignment on: June 23, 2013, 08:57:27 AM
 A vibration problem I had in my 67 rag top turned to be a bent drive shaft. Once I put in a new one the vibration was completely gone.
Something to consider.

Mike
607  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM 3877660 Water Outlet on: June 22, 2013, 10:38:23 PM
My understanding is that the part with the casting number in the neck is a service replacement. The one on the flange is the production line part. I have read this somewhere but what I read could had been incorrect. Maybe someone else will chime in.

    I believe you are correct. I checked both my 67 396's (Feb and March 67 assembly) and they are on the flange with a diamond and the letter 'P' in it. I *think* I remember reading the the number changed to the neck in '69.

Mike
608  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 10B TT LOS 2368 on: June 22, 2013, 01:51:30 PM
Looking at the bid history, this is the most oddest bid pattern I have seen. The bidder (s***s) kept upping the price for a period when there were no other bidders. It doesn't show the typical time stamps of a proxy bid sequence.

Mike
609  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 10B TT LOS 2368 on: June 22, 2013, 01:20:46 PM
 Gesh...looks like a grinder was used to remove the rivets and wacked the 4P.

Mike
610  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Order status "Echoes Of Norwood" on: June 20, 2013, 03:02:33 PM
Back then, most managers I was aware of, including my dad, and a gentleman I became fond of after he retired where I used to work, all had what I called, as well as others I grew up with, baseball bat mentalities. Those guys were pretty tough cookies.
  Sounds like people I grew up with from Brooklyn  Grin
611  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Dusk Blue Z on ebay 06/20/13 on: June 20, 2013, 02:58:16 PM
..................Bidding is going crazy but this car screams buyer beware!
my 2 cents
LM69Z28

With a starting bid of 666 that sure made me look twice.  Wink
Many times I think these bids are the same people under different names to drive the price up.

Mike
612  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Order status "Echoes Of Norwood" on: June 19, 2013, 07:07:33 PM
Hi Bergy,

    OK...like Jell-O, this is starting to Jell in my head. I'm looking at the book (page 91) and it matches what you had described. It's getting clearer now.
The parallel banks will release a body onto the conveyor, which is a single line, with the cars now in series for assembly completion?
I wish I were there to see this when it existed.

Thanks,
Mike
613  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Order status "Echoes Of Norwood" on: June 19, 2013, 06:31:52 PM
 John or Mark,
   What is confusing me is this past post about body banks which gives me a vision of parallel lines with cars coming off each one:  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7175.0
Maybe I am mixing up line and banks? Are they the same or separate?

Thanks,
Mike
614  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Camaro Engine Identification on: June 19, 2013, 02:40:53 PM
The wheel makes a full revolution.....I installed the original looking BB mounts I bought from LI Corvettes. I figure the days of stomping the gas to the floor are gone for my 'baby' so I'm not going to worry about a mount separating.

Mike
 
615  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Flywheel Inspection Cover Paint on: June 19, 2013, 08:00:12 AM
I thought manual tranny equipped motors has the bellhousing already mounted (with inspection cover) and painted as a whole unit. The amount of overspray varied by the painter. I assume you do mean for a manual tranny.

Mike
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