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961  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is this a Non-Console Automatic Floor shifter? on: May 21, 2012, 02:33:52 PM
Bob- no....I'm a '67 guy  Wink

Ed - Thanks for the link. Yea....it sure does look like a Mustang. But the Ebay link above looks more like the console shifter identification plate being it's a 2 piece design.

Interesting to see such a thing existed!

Mike
962  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is this a Non-Console Automatic Floor shifter? on: May 21, 2012, 01:22:01 PM
 So the ebay ad shows the shifter but the console plate shown was not used for cars with no console?
What was the means to show what gear the tranny was in?

Mike
963  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: What is the assembly line correct 68 Rochester 4-bbl carburetor choke pull-off? on: May 21, 2012, 12:16:10 PM
OK Both my carbs are Carter built Q-Jets so that might be where the difference comes in.

Did Carter built QJ's also have "RP" stamped pulloffs, I wonder?
Most of the parts on a Carter QJ don't have an RP stamped into them so I assumed that the pulloff didn't have it either.

Mike
964  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: AMD Suframes - Quality, fitment, and finish ??? on: May 19, 2012, 11:03:56 AM
I'll find the exact article. It was either Hemmings Muscle Machines or Chevy High Performance I read earlier this year. It clearly mentioned inward chassis sag due to the design which can lead to adding more shims and it specifically referred to the repo replacement. I never thought that as a possibility until I read that and I never heard of AMD before that article so I went to the web site they posted to read more on the chassis. I was considering it for my hardtop when I restore that but decided to keep the original one out of nostalgic reasons.

Mike
965  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: AMD Suframes - Quality, fitment, and finish ??? on: May 19, 2012, 07:37:00 AM
 AMD claims the chassis sags over time which accounts for the need to add more and more shims to the caster/camber. If that is true then wouldn't it sound logical that even though a used 40 years +GM chassis is available that you would still face the same sagging issues?
  Just a thought.

Mike
966  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 oil pan on: May 18, 2012, 09:41:05 PM
 Unless other 68 owners here can verify this, I don't see that ad being accurate in stating for 67 Camaro.  My 67 4B L35 has the original TH400 and it does not have that pan.
Many times I have seen eBay sales to be misleading or wrong.

Mike
967  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: What is correct "grey tip" oil dipstick for 1968 small blocks? on: May 17, 2012, 02:31:03 PM
Give Pace Car Jeff a call. He has LOTS of dip sticks and is knowledgeable about them too.
I thought the dimples came later too.

Mike
968  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Plastic bezel repair on: May 17, 2012, 02:28:59 PM
X2 on the JB weld. BUT, you must bevel the remaining plastic to create a wider (rough) surface for the epoxy to adhere to.  I just did a butt joint and used the JB to recreate the whole tab (was completely missing).  lasted about a year. it is on my list to redo and I think I am going to use some fiberglass window screening to reinforce the jbweld.

I've had very good results on plastics with using a screen support as described above.
JB is great epoxy. I use the JB cold weld on a 4" stress crack that I drilled stopped above a freeze out plug in my 396 block (apparently previous owner didn't use correct antifreeze levels) 25 years ago and it still is there and no leaks today.

Mike
969  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, 09:20:32 PM
  Sauron is right about not using any poly filler for an edge. I didn't follow through that portion of my answer and instead stayed focused on the sails in my reply.
One door edge I wound up grinding away almost 2/16th" near the top curve after installing a NOS fender in the 80's and having only a 1/16" gap and it wasn't linear. I then mig welded and finished grind and used a flat Sheffield steel file to reestablish a straight but rounded edge after all the door hinge alignments failed.

Mike
970  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, 07:53:55 PM
  When I said a few 1/16ths....I meant the thickness of the poly filler shouldn't exceed no more than 1/4". Thinner is always better.
Anything above that thickness and you risk paint film cracking and/or feather edge lifting due to the fillers thermo expansion and contraction coefficient when compared to sheet metal.
If applied correctly it will last the life of the car. If the sail areas and wheel opening welds have been done correctly then there should be no flex stresses which can lead to paint film failures so bondo will work fine.
The 'Bondo' today is actually a very good product. The Bondo made by 3M is more than adequate when applied correctly.

Mike
971  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
972  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
973  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
974  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
975  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
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