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886  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is this a Non-Console Automatic Floor shifter? on: May 16, 2012, 07:37:10 PM
 This looks like the one on my 67 w/TH400 and console (no gauges)
The character colors don't look correct though.

Mike
887  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 16, 2012, 06:25:39 PM
I ordered the pad. When it comes in I'll take pics of it and an original for comparison.

Stay tuned....

Mike
888  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What type of sealer and filler to use on roof drip rails and roof line filler? on: May 16, 2012, 05:12:02 PM
Hi Steve,

  Are you doing the work yourself? I can't comment on the drip rail sealer, but for the quarter sail seems I recommend lead.
I do lead work and it's easy to do. It's just as easy and fast as using a regular polyester filler but more permanent. Eastwood sells the leading tools.
Otherwise a poly filler will do if the thickness is only a few 1/16ths

Mike
889  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 14, 2012, 09:40:24 PM
Thanks. I'll likely order it then at that price. The pad will be the least looked at item so if it's close enough in appearance then that's all I need.

Mike
890  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 14, 2012, 07:31:15 PM
Hi Daniel,

 Was the look and texture close to the original?

Mike
891  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 14, 2012, 07:13:27 PM
The rubber side is near the bottom of the page. It sure looks close enough to the original finish.

Mike
892  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 14, 2012, 12:21:17 PM
Just reading this thread now...
Has anyone seen this pad? It looks correct enough in that it's not the smooth rubber type.
I need one for my '67 ragtop and this one looks the closest in texture, composition and also looks the same as in my other '67 survivor.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390412613889?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Mike
893  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Color coded brake end fittings on: May 10, 2012, 08:15:36 PM
 I'll go with the steel lines then. I know item such as ball joints, brake hoses, repo tires, etc... we have no choice if the design has changed through the years, but for brake lines we still have a choice.
The ones I made in the 80's still look great other than the armor is slightly oxidized in some areas but that was due to my eventual stopping of an annual application with a preservative oil.
Hmmm....maybe steel with SS armor is the trick.

Mike
894  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 rear mounted antenna on: May 10, 2012, 08:10:33 PM
 Like Joe said, straight. Viewing from the rear it should have an ever so slight lean inwards (4 degrees per the manual).
This is where the correct base is a must to get ththe right pitch.

Mike
895  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Power steering bracket on: May 09, 2012, 07:05:56 PM
Hi Paul,

 Have you tried here?
http://www.nationalimpala.com/ObsoleteChevroletParts.pdf
 I put this on my search list for other friends and if I find anything I'll send you a PM.

Good luck in your quest,
Mike
896  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Beware 9N675878 DZ/Title/Tags for sale on: May 08, 2012, 07:36:08 PM
LOL!!!  Cheesy

And...no caution fan sticker!

Well done Oaklyss....I'm still laughing here Wink

Mike
897  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 oil pan on: May 08, 2012, 06:24:15 PM
 Like Bob's, my 67 TH400 has no markings and is plain steel. It definitely doesn't look close to the one on eBay.
I've seen a few 1st gen Camaro's with the TH400 and never recall seeing a bold or any stamping as that one.

Mike
898  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Beware 9N675878 DZ/Title/Tags for sale on: May 08, 2012, 12:56:43 PM
 That does it!
The next car I get is going to be a Revell model car  Cheesy

Let's see someone fake that!

Mike
899  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Did console gauge cars also have a low oil pressure switch? on: May 08, 2012, 12:50:10 PM
 Thanks Kurt…Interesting reading!
So, one certainty with mass production is uncertainty.  Roll Eyes
Would it be safe to assume then that in this case of when the brass fitting was discontinued in place of the grommet, that there would not be an overlap of use or would an overlap be possible to empty inventory? Bobs 5E car has the brass and my earlier 5B has the grommet. It’s sounding more like my car had the dealer mod done at some unknown point in time.

Mike
900  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Color coded brake end fittings on: May 08, 2012, 10:25:48 AM
Hi Bob,

  I have seen SS lines on restored to factory appearance cars and they stand out easily. I couldn't figure that out......restore to correct gloss, texture, dates, parts, over spray, etc..etc..etc.....and yet use SS lines when the correct was plated steel. Go figure!   Grin

Mike
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