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901  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
902  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
903  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
904  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
905  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
906  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
907  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
908  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
909  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
910  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
911  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
912  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
913  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 KurtÖInteresting 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. Itís sounding more like my car had the dealer mod done at some unknown point in time.

Mike
914  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
915  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Ground wire on 67 PS Rag Joint on: May 07, 2012, 06:34:11 PM
Hi Bob,

 That plating looks to be either cad or zinc. I'd go with cad though because it held up nicely. Just a guess.
There is no copper anything besides the metal strap. The bolts and nuts are steel (looks black oxide).
 Many replacements now use a copper bolt. I haven't seen one in person so I suspect those are copper plated bolts. IMO, an all copper bolt and nut would be too soft
compared to steel under shear loads so I doubt it would be used in such a critical area.

Mike
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