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751  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '67 Power Disc Automatic Brake Pedal on: January 06, 2013, 09:27:45 AM
I have 2 67 power brake cars (04B ,05B) and neither have the disc you mention in the pedal pad. Just one car has the outer trim on the pads due to that option code


Mike
752  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Emergency brake on: January 05, 2013, 11:03:01 AM
 Here are pictures of a 67 setup which should be the same for 68. The spring is hidden so you will have to remove the front support bolt and try to push it to the side to get your finger in there. If you can loosen the 3 supporting nuts in the engine bay then that will prevent the firewall metal in that area from twisting.

Hope this helps,
Mike
753  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Interesting 69 For Sale on: January 04, 2013, 05:45:42 PM
  Looks like what I would refer to as an Armistice Day motor.

Similar to how I refer to my block as the Valentines Day motor (T0214)

Mike
754  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Old Reliable on: January 02, 2013, 08:17:43 PM
 Let's see....$459,900....almost a price for a house here on Long Island.
After paying for my two children's college tuition's I am so broke that my take home pay doesn't even take me home  Grin

I'll have to keep dreaming.....

Mike
755  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Are the any differances in sub frames? on: January 01, 2013, 02:04:56 PM
Hi Joe,

  That's good to hear that compressor type worked for you. Didn't it make you feel safe handling those compressed springs?
I didn't have to grind anything however with my '67 frames. I figured your A-arms would be the same  Huh
I wish I had known you would be interested in that compressor because I would have lent mine out for the cost of shipping.
Glad to hear it worked though.

Mike
756  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: January 01, 2013, 01:53:48 PM
.................... Humans performed most processes so various anomalies exist.  

I can certainly attest to this comment. My 67 4B LOS 396 that I have owned since 1980 has:
1- Double strike for the engine prefix (ghosting)
2- Misplaced year and plant code sequence in the VIN ( instead of 7L it is L7)
3- The last digit in the VIN stamp is a 1 and the VIN tag and hidden VIN is a 7

Mike

 To show an interesting comparison and how human error James eluded to can be consistant at times, below are 2 pictures of 67 BB's from the LOS plant.
The one titled 'L7-vin' is a picture taken from my 67 4B car.
The one titled 'big block-from CGR' was taken from a CRG thread:
 (http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8278.msg62099#msg62099 ) that is close to my S/N and also stamped with the same errors...upside down and the 7L reversed with L7 but interesting enough is the way the gang stamp was held on an angle being top heavy and the bottoms faint impression. This tells me it may be the same person who stamped both blocks.

Mike
757  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: January 01, 2013, 10:41:45 AM
.................... Humans performed most processes so various anomalies exist. 

I can certainly attest to this comment. My 67 4B LOS 396 that I have owned since 1980 has:
1- Double strike for the engine prefix (ghosting)
2- Misplaced year and plant code sequence in the VIN ( instead of 7L it is L7)
3- The last digit in the VIN stamp is a 1 and the VIN tag and hidden VIN is a 7

Mike
758  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Rear turn signal on: December 28, 2012, 12:26:14 PM
I don't remember but be sure and check the front bulb before the flasher.

Ah yes....good catch. I forgot about that. It's been a long time since I had a bulb burn out (maybe because I never use the darn car anymore!) :-)

Mike
759  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Rear turn signal on: December 28, 2012, 11:08:37 AM
Sounds like the flasher.

Mike
760  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Gardner Exhaust Rusting from the Inside/Install Stainless? on: December 27, 2012, 07:20:12 AM
 That is interesting reading, Jeff. I wonder if the problems were resolved with the supplier by now.
I was looking at the Gardner system because the 304 SS one I had made back in 1987 (I forget who did that....some place in Ohio as I remember) still looks brand new but the bend into the tunnel on the right pipe isn't as opened and smooth as I would like it to be and seen with steel pipes.
  During the cars re-restoration now I am looking at installing resonators which is why I was looking at Gardner but I just may look at the alternatives you posted too before making any decisions. I'm not going the 'judge on a lift' route so having an exact repro isn't as important to me.

Thanks for the info,
Mike
761  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What paint is used to best replicate the correct finish on 1967 leaf springs? on: December 26, 2012, 12:04:28 PM
 Bryan,
 I imported both pictures you posted (original and newly sprayed) into Photoshop and measured the color values and they are very close. Looks like you have a very good match. I'm going to investigate this further being my springs are still out of the car so I just may use your idea.

Thanks for the follow up....it's always nice to see what resolutions come about with questions like these.

Mike
762  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL on: December 25, 2012, 02:44:42 PM
I'd like to extend my best wishes to all as well.

Merry Christmas,
Mike
763  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: December 25, 2012, 02:43:10 PM
 Bergy,

    When you said casting repairs....what was a typical type of repair done? I assume that if a block wasn't repairable then it was melted and materials reused?

Thanks,
Mike
764  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Dragging Rear Brakes. Pressure Reg or Metering Valve? on: December 25, 2012, 10:32:45 AM
Ohhhhhhh- a line lock....burnouts....lots of smoke.......next comes the high revving clutch dropping holeshot.........I have many a fond memories of those days  Cheesy

Mike
765  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: December 25, 2012, 10:28:02 AM
 Now that you mention Tonawanda and with keeping with the thread topic I took a look at my 67 BB's and found the following
cast info though I find it interesting the spread in block dates to assembly date:

Cast Date     Asssembly    Prefix   Lag Time
 B  6  7         0214            MZ      8 days
 B 22 7         0308            MW    14 days

Merry Christmas,
Mike
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