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706  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
707  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
708  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
709  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

710  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ending "Number Matching Crap" has to start at the top! on: June 19, 2012, 07:33:04 PM
Hi Marty,

  Burnt out...been there, done that in the late 80's early 90's. After I lost interest in the shows eventually I just began to drive it and not worry about every piece of dirt. I don't know how wide spread the fakes were back then, at least with Camaros, but I enjoyed myself anyhow and didn't worry at all. Luckily for me I knew the history of both my cars when I bought them and at that time people couldn't wait to get rid of gas guzzlers.
  No matter what your interests are, paintings, vintage gun collecting, coins...or anything of value, fakes will always exist as a small percentage of any venue so I am sure cars are the same. So enjoy life as we live it now and frig the fakes and let the new purchasers worry about that. Like anything else we buy we have to research before laying down $$$$$.

 Now, I'm back in the 'hobby' and re-restoring one of my L35's to show again but on a smaller scale and also to just enjoy life while I am healthy, sane and have some $$$ in my pocket. Life takes on new meanings the older one gets. Sure I'm taken back by the reported fakes out there but I step back often and try to view it as a whole and don't see it as rampant as it seems because nobody has yet provided any empirical data one way or the other about how widespread fakes are. To me fakes are here, everywhere, as they were in the past and as they will be in the future so I don't lose sleep over it.

Live and drive for today  Wink

Mike
711  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: video of the camaro 67 presentation in France on: June 14, 2012, 05:34:57 PM
I'm sure GM had their reasons for switching from electric to vacuum but for whatever reason, they certainly sacrificed efficiency. Given efficiency stands for quick open and close. Me thinks they missed the boat on this one. I recall my fathers old Willys jeep. If you wanted the windshield whippers to work more efficiently you had to punch the gas. Guess I'll just punch the '69.  Wink

When they froze up with ice the motors would eventually burn out.

Mike
712  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: What is the assembly line correct 68 Rochester 4-bbl carburetor choke pull-off? on: June 13, 2012, 08:03:41 PM
Bernie,

 What did the judges say at the show you lost points about the inlet nut...it was too soon or too late in use compared to your car date?
I checked both my 67 BB's and they have the same one you have.

Mike
713  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Anyone use InLine Tube fuel line on: June 11, 2012, 09:26:52 PM
 Thanks guys...that's good to know. I'll be placing my order with them.

Mike
714  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 bench seat parts on: June 11, 2012, 09:25:42 PM
 I had never seen a bench seat before. Do the L&R seats fold on an inward angle?

Mike
715  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Anyone use InLine Tube fuel line on: June 11, 2012, 07:46:21 PM
 I found the cause of the small gas drops on the floor and isolated it to a pinhole in the gas line within the armor and at the 90 degree bend.
I guess it's expected after 45 years. I am looking at the InLine tube replacement and want to first ask if anyone here has used their lines before and your opinion.

Thank you,
Mike
716  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: June 04, 2012, 09:52:20 PM
Mike S.,

Any status/opinions on the firewall pad you ordered?

Thanks,
Paul

Hi Paul,
Yes....it is interesting. Let me put the pictures together and I'll post them.

Mike
I started a separate thread (Tamraz firewall pad).
717  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Tamraz firewall pad on: June 04, 2012, 09:03:27 PM
 I bought the firewall pad from Tamraz because the texture looked rough like the factory pad and not smooth like so many of the rubber coated replacement pads on the market. When I received it I found the material was not rubber coated like the factory but it did have the rough textured look. The thickness of the backing was approximate to the original. I felt the search for the exact reproduction still continues.
 The other day I was in Home Depot and had seen a can of rubber spray. So I figured being the Tamraz pad had the texture but lacked the rubber coat, what the heck it was worth a try.
After tacking the pad with a lint roller to remove the loose fibers and giving it 4 wet layers with a 30 minute flash between each layer to prevent solvent popping, I was surprised how it looked and felt  just like the original pad though a slight heavier weight. But, being most will be concealed under the dash hardware the weight didn't matter to me. It had the texture and rubber feel that I was looking for. I will be using this pad as my replacement because it looks that close to an original until I can find the true exact reproduction pad.

Mike
718  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heat Riser - Purpose of Spring? on: June 04, 2012, 08:31:48 PM
Now mine is a BB if that matters compared to your application. That spring prevents the weight from chattering against the shaft.
The small coil spring (not copper) prevents the shaft from chattering in the housing. If you put your hand on the weight when you first start the engine you will feel the weight oscillates quite a bit with the exhaust pressure pulses so you can see the potential for mechanical chatter.

Mike
719  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heat Riser - Purpose of Spring? on: June 04, 2012, 06:48:41 PM
Hi Steve,

  See the image from my restored L35 for the location. I checked my survivor L35 and it has the same spring too.

Mike
720  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Heat Riser - Purpose of Spring? on: June 04, 2012, 06:04:20 PM
 It is supposed to keep pressure on the shaft so it doesn't chatter from the exhaust pulses. It doesn't hook into the shaft, it just presses against it.
I see yours doesn't have the small barrel spring on the shaft the weight pushes up against when fully open.


Mike
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