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841  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Brake & Gas Liine Clip 3881339 on: July 20, 2012, 08:34:08 PM
 I'm in the same situation too with my current 67 NOR conv restoration and the clips I got from In-Line. I have the original ones I took off in the 80's and those that are in fair shape to display a finish show no red color. But that's not to say it hasn't faded but I would think the rear parts that are against the chassis would retain something.
My 67 LOS survivor that has original fuel and brake clips preserver in a layer of grime are clearly phosphated. I may take the repo ones and glass bead then phosphate
unless there are others here who can say they have seen colored ones.

Mike
842  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Old vs. new style BB mounts on: July 18, 2012, 08:59:16 PM
 I see LI Corvette has the repos. I'm going to head over there during lunch with the later style I have and compare them.
I've decided I'm going to use the old style being the car will not be beat on anymore.

Thanks for the replies,
Mike
843  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Old vs. new style BB mounts on: July 17, 2012, 09:21:59 PM
  While replacing the motor mount bolts with new ones I noticed they are almost 1/2" shorter so the nuts don't have enough threads to properly hold.
The ones I removed were 4 1/2" grade 8 hardware bought ones I installed in the mid 80's along with the new motor mounts from Chevy at that time and the bolt length was just right.
Looking at my other L35 survivor that has the old style mounts (without the safety tabs) I see they are narrower so these bolts would fit if I use that type.
  In keeping with restoring correctly down to the correct bolts I researched and see the old style mounts are made again as repos (without the safety tabs).
My drag days are long over so I was thinking of installing the older style mounts being I'll only be using the car for shows.
Has anyone else encountered this problem with the bolts and also does anyone use the repo 'old style' mounts?

Thank you in advance,
Mike
844  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Ground wire on 67 PS Rag Joint on: July 17, 2012, 12:21:03 AM
 Check out UPC 9/A6 (67 AIM) for directions on adjusting the steering column in/out.
It's very easy to adjust.

Mike
845  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 'survivor' on: July 16, 2012, 09:28:44 PM
 So, it sounds like the car is not what it is represented to be. *sigh* Now I know why I love the astrophotography hobby so much.
I hope this guy wasn't lying about being in country too. When he mentioned Tet and '67 in the same sentence, I was surprised and wondered what else was wrong with his story.


Mike
846  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 67 NOR body (rear) seam sealer color verification on: July 14, 2012, 07:07:50 PM
  I'm restoring my 5B NOR convertible and completed the underbody finish. The next stage is to apply the seam sealer but I wanted to verify which color is correct for 67 NOR Camaros.
I examined my 67 LOS 4B survivor and see the sealer color is black but looking at original sealer (small sample taken and split to see under the spatter paint) in the NOR trunk I see it is beige.
I am assuming the person applying the sealer to the trunk used the same gun to apply underneath so the color should be the same.
  When I restored the car back in the 80's I replaced a lot of sheet metal so the original sealer was removed and replaced with the Eastwood product and painted black. Following the assembly article the sealer was applied after the body was primed but before the paint was applied so this time I'm going to let the sealer stay unpainted and let whatever overspray lands on it, stay. That should replicate what it looked like back in 67.
 The seams I am interested in are in the rear undercarriage at the locations where the 1/4 drop downs and rear wheel tub meet...to along the bottom of the drop down and 1/4's meet....up to where the drop down meets the rear valance (the curved seam).
 I have a tube of 3M 8505 beige that looks to be an exact match to the trunk sealer color. If any owners of NOR built 67's can confirm the color I would appreciate it very much.

Thank you,
Mike
847  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Radius rod color on: July 14, 2012, 10:58:53 AM
Hi MO,

 That picture looks like a square radius bar on a round radius bar bracket.  Huh
But, I'm inclined to say black too. When I restored my car in the 80's I was anal (still am  Cheesy ) about maintaining the correct finish so the bar was painted black. My other survivor '67 with the round rod has signs of black paint too so I guess the same manufacturer made that (square and round) and so used the same color.

Thanks!
Mike
848  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Radiator painting on: July 14, 2012, 10:53:16 AM
 I used the high heat gloss paint by Rust-Oleum with good success.

Mike
849  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Clutch grind (reverse) on: July 14, 2012, 10:50:17 AM
 I use the forward first then shift into reverse method all the time especially in colder months.

   When I set the adjustment rod I do it with the return spring off and rock the bellhousing arm back and forth until I can hear a 'tap' which is the sound of the throwout bearing hitting the pressure plate fingers.
That way I know for sure there is some free play and no contact of the throwout bearing/pressure plate fingers under normal operation. This manual feel works for me instead of adjusting for pedal play which has led to premature throwout failure prior.

Mike
850  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Another 'survivor' on: July 14, 2012, 08:53:25 AM
  Came across this today and thought you may find it interesting as it lists the owner and car both as 'survivors'.
http://v8tvshow.com/content/view/860/97/

(Though the owner mentioned the Tet Offensive in 1967, it was actually in late Jan 1968)

Mike
851  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Radius rod color on: July 13, 2012, 08:04:27 PM
No takers? Surely someone out there must have seen an original square radius rod finish or own one possibly?

Thanks!
Mike
852  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 12, 2012, 08:03:04 PM
 I have spoken to the folks at ECS a while back and they say their tags are correct in every detail and created from known tags.
 Not sure of the paper stock though (I never asked them).
http://ecsautomotive.com/

Mike
853  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Radius rod color on: July 11, 2012, 09:13:20 PM
 I searched the CRG archives and didn't find the answer. What is the color of the 67 square radius rod?
The MacNeish Book specs state 30-60% black but I have seen real Chevy NOS ones that look gray and even the CRF article shows gray examples as well.
I painted mine black in the 80's and don't remember seeing any colors then as it had surface rust.
Looking at my 67 L35 with the round bar, that appears to have some traces of black paint still.

Thank you,
Mike
854  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: tag on coil spring. on: July 10, 2012, 07:54:44 PM
I notice many restorations have the coil spring tags right there where everybody can see them. On my last '69 Z they were on the ends of the springs, out of sight inside the frame. I have never seen a coil spring tag in a vintage chassis photo.
That's how it is on my original 67...the tag is just up inside the chassis and out of sight unless you look up into that cavity.

Mike
855  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Speedo cable Clips on: July 10, 2012, 07:49:03 PM
 I just checked and found my 67 NOR 05B w/4 speed Muncie has only 2 holes drilled with 2 clips. One at the firewall (like your picture) and the other near the tranny.

Mike
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