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856  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Official CRG Cap? on: November 10, 2012, 12:26:53 PM
Marty,
My vote is keep the CRG logo + wording.  Loose the RS, SS, etc. but add (in small lettering) the web address.

I kind of like this idea more. The shirt on customlink looks very nice so you're onto something now. IMO, a picture will eventually fade with washings. Having the wording embroidered would look much better vs screening.
857  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Quarter Window Well Water Drain on: November 10, 2012, 12:15:16 PM
  Standing on the outside looking into the quarter area bottom....look a few inches from the front wheel tub and you should see an elongated hole about 1/2" wide punched into the rocker that is towards the inside of the car. That's what my 67 has.

Mike
858  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Official CRG Cap? on: November 09, 2012, 08:36:20 PM
I like the emblems the way you mocked them up on the shirt. But the Z/28 may overshadow the SS and RS, enough for guys to want "the SS on top". Thats why it may look better to have :

RS      Z/28    SS

Plus the SS guys will like the SS out front, I would think....

I agree. The Z should be in the center due to the slash so that would maintain some symmetry but CRG should be the most prominent size to display and the model designations smaller.

Mike
859  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Console bracket & U-joint on: November 08, 2012, 06:02:54 PM
Hi Chick,

  I just looked at the botton of the nut flange that was against the floor and it clearly shows it is dark phosphate. Also, the two 'U' nuts which have their original finish look like dark phosphate. Mine have flange nuts so maybe that was a '67 thing. The threaded shafts are natural. I say phosphate because it is stated here in CRG that black oxide was not the method of choice back then.

Hope this helps,
Mike
860  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 9N515365 V09I7DZ block on e-bay on: November 08, 2012, 03:21:03 PM
I was thinking restamp too since the deck looked to be surfaced, but if you look carefully at the 1st picture, you can see the broach marks. The close up doesn't show that.

Ed

  That close up of the deck looks sort of like one 67 I have in that it appears a slight decking was done because the raised edges on the stamped characters I often see on untouched pads look to be gone though some broach marks remain.
What is the odd looking octagon stamp?

Mike
861  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Transmission crossmember bolts on: November 08, 2012, 02:34:20 PM
 I realize this topic is mainly '69 but for '67 the below picture shows a non-shoulder bolt taken from my survivor you may find of interest. This is on an L35/TH400 car.
It must have been fun installing these from the bottom up (unless they had shallow sockets) which llikely accounts for the type change in later years.

Mike
862  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Transmission crossmember bolts on: November 08, 2012, 10:41:19 AM
 I meant more for head markings and not the style.
I would think there could be other manufacturers making the same style so the marking would be different.

Mike
863  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Console bracket & U-joint on: November 08, 2012, 08:27:57 AM
My 67 bracket was natural and was still pretty clean of oxidation. I used some steel wool to clean and sprayed it with a flat clear.
 Can't help with the yoke.

Mike
864  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Transmission crossmember bolts on: November 08, 2012, 08:23:13 AM
 Why would these bolts be any different than so many others on the car as far as having different manufacturers markings?

Mike
865  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Muncie Shifters on: November 06, 2012, 11:23:21 AM
 Back in the day this may have been an issue if you were racing, but today we are driving pampered show cars so racing is not necessarily on the list anymore as far as shifter play is concerned (don't want to risk a blown drive train component).

I still have the original Muncie shifter and I found that as long as it is adjusted correctly and the rod unions are not worm out, it does shift good, though not as firm as a Hurst.
IMO I would stay with the original shifter unless it has major wear.

Mike
866  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Best source for lower ball joint? on: November 05, 2012, 03:15:27 PM
 What I see more and more of is 'Made in the USA from imported parts'
Interesting reading of how a product can be labeled "Made in USA" can be found at:

http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/18/smallbusiness/made-in-usa-label/index.html

Sorry for being off topic slightly.

Mike
867  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: N66 wheel paint colors on: November 04, 2012, 10:18:22 AM
Those look exactly like the ones that came on a 69 Pontiac Grand Prix Model J I once owned.

Mike
868  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: shackle bushings on: November 04, 2012, 08:48:50 AM
Hi Bill,

 Is the rubber frozen in the chassis hole preventing the bolt from being extracted?
If so then the chassis hole probably rusted and has expanded and locked the rubber in place. I had that happen and I used a torch on the bolt to soften the rubbers grip and extract the bolt then I was able to use a round ceramic tile cutting blade and cut through the rubbers to eventually free that up through a series of thin blade screw driver wedges.

Mike
869  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 and 68 Grill rivets on: November 03, 2012, 03:19:25 PM
I recently bought a MUCH cheaper hand rivet tool (53-82 Aero-Rivet Tool, P/N TL-165) from Zip-Corvette for $79.95.  Instead of being a squeeze tool, it has a nut that must be turned with a wrench or socket...a little extra work, but the price was right.  I haven't tried it out yet.  Here is the link:

http://www.zip-corvette.com/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=%7B86BFFD2F-0D95-4337-A3A0-C839FEE65AB3%7D&gid=%7BC0DE519C-C18D-436D-B9FC-CC0064A2708A%7D&pname=53-82+Aero-Rivet+Tool&Referer=&Alias=&ptct=GL2-SR&CTitle=&

Bowtie68iho,

  I know this is an old thread but I am going to install a new grill soon and will need a tool to set the correct rivets. Before I bought one I wanted to ask how did this tool worked for you?
If it worked fine and you have no need for it anymore would you be willing to sell it?

Thanks,
Mike
870  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 9204 brake booster on ebay on: November 03, 2012, 07:54:54 AM
 I have a 9204 that was restored in the 80's in my shed collecting dust and the fonts on that one are much larger (1/8" height characters)  than the ones in the picture latecode posted and the date is 334 (late 68), plus no Delco stamp. Interesting the one on eBay has a Julian date of 2 (early 69) and has such a small font. As for the Delco stamp, Steve at Brakeboosters said the '69's should have the Delco stamp on the front shell so the one I have may have had the front shell replaced when it was replated back then -or- two styles do exist. Mine looks like the eBay pic which has no Delco stamp either except larger fonts. The ad states 1/8" fonts but they look like 1/16" fonts. When I bought it in the 80's I didn't know or care about stampings and I traded an 8515 for it! If I had only known back then.....

Below are close up of the rear shell I have from a 9204.

Mike
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