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646  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Quadrajet accelerator pump problem on: May 08, 2013, 06:35:56 PM
 The first thing that comes to mind is the accelerator pump check ball hung up. The reason it seems to work with the engine running is possibly due to the slight vacuum in the area so atmospheric pressure will act on the fuel level in an attempt to equalize.

Mike
647  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: May 06, 2013, 05:55:43 PM
Good deal!
The brackets were dipped which likely accounts for the finish you see.

Mike
648  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Was the nose bolted together when the stripe applied? on: April 29, 2013, 02:35:59 PM
 This topic sure was an eye opener. I thought it was done with the nose assembled to get alignment.
In the spirit of trying to duplicate (intentional or not) mass production results on a restore car this is one area where I'll put the stripe back on with the nose assembled (the base coat will go on unassembled). I'm sure the viewing public will understand overspray, paint tabs, etc.....but a misaligned paint stripe....well....that may not be too easily accepted and be more of a sign on sloppy work it they don't line up.
  When I look at the paint runs in the door jambs, runs on the firewall header, not so perfect seam sealer finishing in the trunk weather strip wells, etc....and compare to today's higher quality automotive finished standards, the cars of yesteryear sure look sloppy.  Cry

Thanks for the inputs!
Mike
649  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Hidden Radio on: April 29, 2013, 09:34:14 AM
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Ed you be thumpin'

Boy, no kidding. I can hear Jason coming home 5 miles away by two things.

1. Boom, Boom, Boom
2. The exhaust. The 427 is VERY loud.

Ed


Ed,

  You can admit it......the car is really a 6 cylinder and the extra amp in the trunk has an iPod with a 427 recording taken from a Pinks All Out session going through it that is synced to the gas peddle.  Wink

Mike

650  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Was the nose bolted together when the stripe applied? on: April 26, 2013, 11:02:40 PM
Mark
  That sure is interesting! I'm going to loosen the top valence on my survivor to see how far below the top edge the paint goes. That is a tricky way to paint the stripe and have good visual alignment especially the 1/8" lines between the valence and fender.

Bob
  That is an interesting obversation about the holes in the assembly manual. I see what you mean..... Why reference the holes if they were done by a machine.

Mike
651  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Was the nose bolted together when the stripe applied? on: April 26, 2013, 09:29:22 PM
Hi Bob,

   I had seen that. It was just not clear in the assembly process if the nose was bolted together.
It looks like the stripe was applied in Chevrolet Assembly - Paint Shop Operations Details section.
 What is confusing is in the Chevrolet Assembly - Front Sheet Metal Subassembly section (which comes after the Paint Shop Operations Details section) mentions  "Option holes for engine emblems, antennas, Vigilite housings, nameplates and moldings were pierced in large hydraulic fender piercing fixtures before the fenders were placed in the assembly fixtures. " The latter makes it sound like the nose was not bolted together yet.

Mike
 
652  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Was the nose bolted together when the stripe applied? on: April 26, 2013, 07:35:01 PM
 In The First-Generation Camaro Assembly Process I've read the Chevrolet Assembly - Paint Shop Operations Details and see where the paint stripe was applied but it's not clear if the front end sheet metal was bolted together at that point. I'm assuming it was before the stripe was applied as it makes the most sense but I can't see in the article if that was the case. The following section Chevrolet Assembly - Front Sheet Metal Subassembly seems to describe that is when the sheet metal was assembled.

Mike
 
653  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: April 25, 2013, 07:11:35 PM
Hi Bob,

  The engine block area the starter nose contacts had several spots of paint on it. I examined the two block bolt areas carefully and though I can see paint traces around where the outside of the bolt would sit, the areas that came in contact with the metal are slightly scarred from digging and there is no paint on it that I can see and nothing on the bolt heads either that came in contact with the starter. That makes me wonder if the bolt holes were plugged when painted (and solenoid covered), sort of like when the engine had caps on things like water pump necks when being painted. That's the only thing that makes sense. I wonder of John Pirkle Jr. would know.

Mike
654  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: April 24, 2013, 05:54:04 PM
Bob,

 After carefully cleaning out the stamped letters I can clearly see black paint inside the stamped area.
There is even paint on the pin and C clip that holds the shift fork so the whole unit looks to have been painted as an assembly.
The solenoid is black with Delco in the middle. The case itself looks to be zinc.

Mike
655  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: April 23, 2013, 10:10:42 PM
 Thanks for posting those pictures, Gary. Looks like I have the correct screws on my 67  Cheesy

Mike
656  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: April 23, 2013, 10:07:19 AM
Gary,

  Do you have a side view of the screws to see how thick the head is?

Mike
657  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Loose Wrist Pin In Rod on: April 22, 2013, 06:32:13 PM
 I suspect the ID of the rod end is oversize so the pin is able to work its way out.
Too bad the machine shops these days can't dip the rod ends in copper to take up the extra diameter like the factory did.

Mike
658  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 oil line clear or black? on: April 22, 2013, 06:27:27 PM
 The car with the oil gauge is the restored one. I had cut a few inches off the dried end on the engine side back in the 80's when it was restored so the length is shorter now.
As for taping it looked like the black sticky cloth type like the ones you see in electrical work. It looks the same as what was in the trunk around the tail light harness.

Mike
659  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 dipstick tube color??? on: April 22, 2013, 06:19:42 PM
Bob,

 I removed the starter motor and gave it a wiping of gunk. Good thing I took it down because the top of the solenoid was cracked and a large piece missing.
I looked at the motor and noted the following.
* The long end screws (bolts) had traces of paint on the heads and under the heads were clear so it was painted assembled.
* The nose shows no obvious signs of a 'clean area'. The picture does show the paint edge at the nose and the other shows traces of black paint all over.
* The two motor mounting bolts however show that when it was tightened it dug into the metal.
* The paint looks to be a gloss black or a shiny semi gloss.

Here is my thinking of grounding for the starter motor....the rear support that is held with a nut as shown in UPC L35/A5 may be the intended method of grounding the motor body to the block through the long main case bolt with the threaded stud on the end.
660  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 oil line clear or black? on: April 21, 2013, 10:45:11 PM
 I looked at the SB lines and they are the same diameter. The picture just makes one look larger because it is curved up towards the camera.
The length is close to 14".

Mike
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