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646  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: color of front leaf spring bracket? on: April 16, 2013, 10:21:41 AM
 That's good to know, John. I have a few gallons of phosphate solution and it's no problem to phosphate those parts.


Thanks,
Mike
647  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Looking for any info possible.. on: April 15, 2013, 08:51:47 PM
 As an idea...look to see if he exists on Facebook.

Mike
648  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: color of front leaf spring bracket? on: April 15, 2013, 08:49:09 PM
Hi Gary,
  Did you prime first? I was thinking to prime for the adhesion benefits and then dip.

Thanks,
Mike
649  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted on: April 15, 2013, 08:42:31 PM
 
  I'm curions how the paint was applied. Spray can or a spray gun with a small fan setting.  Huh

Mike
650  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: color of front leaf spring bracket? on: April 15, 2013, 01:06:25 PM
 I'm wondering if I can duplicate that finishing effect using a can of GM reconditioning black (I still have a few gallons) and a wire hanger. Where the puddles stick, they stick.

Mike
651  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 z/28 brake booster inspection mark on: April 15, 2013, 09:54:25 AM
And nothing on my original 67 (084 date) booster aside from the white broadcast tag attached to the booster check valve.
I only mention it because it looks like no paint dabs consistent across the years. I have only seen them on restored cars.

Mike
652  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need cheap insurance on: April 15, 2013, 09:51:40 AM
I use Condon and Skelly for the past 25 years.
No complaints here. I never had a claim though but the cost is under $200 a year.
Where I live you can have an uninsured car as long as it was off the public street.

Mike
653  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 10 classic American muscle cars article on: April 14, 2013, 01:59:30 PM
 Though you may find this of interest (yes it does mention a Camaro)  Wink

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/10-classic-american-muscle-cars-153459794.html?page=1

Mike
654  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Top of cowl paint color line on: April 14, 2013, 01:43:42 PM
So if the firewall blackout is up that high then it is safe to assume there will be black over-spray in the cowl where the wiper motor mechanics are?

Mike
655  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted on: April 14, 2013, 07:50:14 AM
I got curious because I remembered seeing several white tags in my 68 database, so I went back and checked, and sure enough, I have several early 68 Norwood tags that are painited white. A few are even black, but with white underneath! Here are two examples. The top on is white and the bottom one is white under the black.

Ed



Hi Ed,
  Interesting find for '68! As for the white under black tag, the one reason that comes to mind is maybe either the dealer or new owner blacked it out to eliminate the bright 'eye sore' from a free hand tag spray job. Is there black under the white if you clear paint off further? I suspect black will be there.

Mike
656  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Loud Knock on: April 13, 2013, 04:43:15 PM
Check the rubber in the front spring bushing to see if it's eroded. Or it could be a broken shock but that usually shows when even bouncing the car.
657  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: engine date code on: April 13, 2013, 01:57:48 PM
 I see what you mean....day 38. Do you have a picture by chance of the engine pad? Also, check the block cast date. It should be before the engine assembly date on the pad.

Mike
658  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: ZL/2 breather wing nut question. on: April 13, 2013, 01:05:19 PM
 Been with my wife since 1970  Smiley For Christmas she asks what I would like and I give a list of items, web URL's and pricing so Santa gets it right.
She says "It must be a guy thing.......only guys would want nuts, bolts and gaskets for Christmas"

Remember...Love is Grand....and Divorce is 100 grand!  Grin

Mike
659  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted on: April 12, 2013, 07:39:16 PM
"So you see how a simple topic like trim tags getting sprayed white-you know you would think that is pretty cut and dried right... No because many believe there was some structured process at work underpinning every move on the line.   That was not the case."

 I disagree with the underpinning comment but why not share what the book explains. Maybe that would answer the question the Group asks and also entice members to get more curious and buy the book to learn more.

Mike
660  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Top of cowl paint color line on: April 12, 2013, 06:17:26 PM
 Here is a picture from my unrestored 67 4B LOS (with original grime)  Cheesy
Note the blackout didn't make it to the top.
Mike
 
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