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691  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caswell Cadmium? on: June 30, 2012, 08:56:00 PM
 Thanks George.

 Looks like the Caswell kit is 30% off as a June sale for the 1.5 gallon.
http://www.caswellplating.com/electroplating-anodizing/zinc-plating-kits.html

Mike
692  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 30, 2012, 12:18:11 PM
 Thank you all!!  I can't believe to the most granular levels of details we let ourselves ponder  Cheesy
Time to black oxide the bolts now....

Have a happy and safe 4th if I don't get to talk sooner.

Mike
693  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 29, 2012, 08:34:42 PM
Hi Marty,
  I've read that informative writeup a few times but don't see anyplace mentioning rear bolts installed. I would think it was risky to ship a heavy rear with the studs hanging out and getting dinged and yet I don't see when it was installed.
I guess a judge could chime in and give their take on how that would be graded...painted or not.

Thanks,
Mike
694  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 29, 2012, 07:54:24 PM
Hi Jeff,

  You're right about the semi-gloss. I left the semi out which is what I meant.
As for the springs coming later, being that was done at the Chevy plant and the rear assembled and painted elsewhere, I'm not sure if the bolts were installed before being shipped. I am assuming they were because I don't see the bolts mentioned in the AIM though the drawing shows the studs. It seems to make sense if the bolts were installed and the studs masked before painting so as not to cause skewed torque readings later from paint on the threads or they were installed after the housing was painted so the bolt finish would be black oxide ( or phosphate).

Mike
695  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 29, 2012, 07:11:04 PM
68? That's a 67 SS/RS 396

Mike
696  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / When were rear 'T' bolts installed? on: June 29, 2012, 06:32:45 PM
 I'm at the stage of getting ready to spray the 67 12 bolt rear. I had detailed it in the 80's (non painted bolts and other HW) and now will resort to the correct method of finish by spraying it entirely gloss black, including the 12 bolt cover bolts, though the pinion and bleeders will be masked. Were the 'T' bolts installed yet to get painted or did they come after painting. What about the vent tube?

Thank you,
Mike
697  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: June 29, 2012, 06:16:39 PM
The link works good, John.
Are those models on page 8 the 'special edition'?  Wink

Thank you for the post,
Mike
698  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 29, 2012, 05:38:50 PM
Please KIM this strictly my opinion and does not reflect anyone else’s opinion, especially CRG’s.

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The other mystery I have issues with, and I’m sure they have their reasons; CRG has yet to acknowledge this car as authentic (and I don’t need to know why). The only way this member would ever make such a significant purchase with regards to any First Gen is if CRG gave it their blessings.


Quite possibly there is no way for CRG to say one way or another if it is real or not, especially publicly, and risk the possibility of being wrong and then open to liable. Unless something very obvious stands out that leaves no doubts , right now it's only conjecture, opinions and guesses.

Mike
699  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Caswell Cadmium? on: June 29, 2012, 08:45:15 AM
Hi George,

  What is the rating on the power supply?
Has the plating held up fine without shedding or chipping when applying torque and the bolt heads held with a wrench?
Thanks for posting those pictures.

Mike
700  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: June 28, 2012, 07:09:38 PM
Anyone have any photos for those of us who were not able to make it?

I had a GREAT time at the 2012 Camaro Nationals.  I learned a lot and got a lot of great advice.  Especially from judges Jerry M and Chris and a couple of guys who had Z/28's there....Dale and Al.

I took a video in the Legends and Bowtie building.  This video has more of the Bowtie cars.  Unfortunately, I used my Sony camcorder which goes to a mini-DVD which requires ripping software to make a youtube video.  This is the first time I used ripping software so I downloaded a trial version which stuck a watermark right in the middle.  Also, I usually drink way too much coffee so the video is jittery.  You can get the general idea though.

Youtube link: http://youtu.be/AVV_MJ12dsA



Hi Dave,
 Thanks for the interesting video. Did you get to see under the cars as well and if so how were the bottoms finished? All uniform black or a bottom with overspray? Colors?

Mike
701  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Where to Find Correct Plating on: June 27, 2012, 02:41:34 PM
There also are home kits for black oxide and phosphating (Parkerizing) that are inexpensive and easy to use.
If you have a small sand blaster to prep the bolts before hand then you can very easily refinish them at your pace.

Mike
702  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: June 27, 2012, 10:47:21 AM
I have never been to this event or anything like it. Are all the judged cars trailer queens or is there a mixture of those driven as well that get judged.

Mike
703  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 27, 2012, 07:34:05 AM
So what's the deal with this car which is claimed to be a rebody? What did they do about the hiddens?  http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=209853

 He claims the car is done with 100% GM sheet metal. So we know GM doesn't make bodies so either he is misleading on purpose or the person who claims to have seen this car before and was re-bodied is wrong. Maybe someone should call him out on this?
 I find it comical that the car hobby has slipped low to the point where any car is assumed guilty of being a fake until proven real. Maybe the price bottom should drop out to lets things settle to realistic values and human morals restored.

Mike
704  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Felpro head gasket on: June 26, 2012, 12:44:25 PM
I've always used the Fel-Pro Perma-torque gaskets with great success.

Mike
705  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / John Z - comment please on: June 22, 2012, 01:59:24 PM
John Z.

 I found this picture on the web and was wondering if this was on the Fisher side of the house and if so is the truck holding the red body similar to those used for the NOR 1st gen Camaros?
I'm getting ready to spray my sub floor and reviewing what conditions a person would have to work under (no pun) would assist in how I attempt to emulate their efforts as far as space availability and obstacles go.

Thank you,
Mike

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