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211  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 10, 2014, 06:42:39 AM
so it seems to me they threaten law suits because somebody speaks their mind ? won`t correct a judging guide that has been wrong for a decade ? then close down the documentation service that makes them money ? it sure does seem like some big ego`s clashing and not playing nice. kind of like school yard bullies. i guess charging 50.00 just to see where a car was sold new they maybe should keep it going. lets see, 200,000 plus camaros, now add how ever many nova`s and chevelles that adds up to alot of coin. interesting to see where this goes. great read by the way, thanks for posting the link.

Eldon - not defending NCRS here for sure but before you put to much stock in what you read from the whiners, you should try and find an organization that has done a better job of promoting restoration in the car hobby world. The recent actions by the current directors are not reflective of how the organization got where it is.

I'm a member of the NCRS and as Roy (thank you Roy for your NCRS service over the many years) stated "find an organization that has done a better job of promoting restoration". I've said many times I wish we in this great Camaro hobby had an organization that was similar and had a guideline for restoration.



The funny thing is we have most if not all the pieces of the puzzle right here they just need to be put together.   Wink
212  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 09, 2014, 08:49:24 PM
Wow...  Nothing new..  Everything is political and you can not please 100% of the people 100% of the time.
213  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: RS Headlight Vacuum Hoses on: June 09, 2014, 07:47:27 PM
If they are not dry rotted and cracked I would definitely use the originals..  Try soapy warm water.  If you need something stronger then dilute Power Clean or Purple Power and try on an area that isnt seen. 
214  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: valve adj on: June 09, 2014, 07:41:03 PM
Smiley
215  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 100K 69 Z/28 code 52 on: June 09, 2014, 02:47:47 PM
Looks like a repo tag to me...  But would like a better straight on photo.
216  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: valve adj on: June 09, 2014, 02:42:49 PM
I always do the break-in and then upon shut off adjust the valves again and drain the oil.  That is a pretty good little cam you used.  What is your complete setup?  Do you plan to put it on a dyno?
217  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: valve adj on: June 09, 2014, 07:00:58 AM
Solid lifter.


I would say .02 tighter cause when it warms up the lash will get looser.

What happens to steel when it is heated?

It expands.  Which will close the gap.  So if the cam card calls for 0.016" hot then you add 0.002" to that number for a cold setting.  Set the lash to 0.018".......


Aluminum heads are a different story.  You would subtract 0.006" on the hot lash spec.  If its an aluminum block & heads you would subtract 0.012"
218  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Need help/picture to correct my 69 Z28 write up from Jerry MacNeish. on: June 08, 2014, 07:30:57 PM


219  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: June 08, 2014, 05:38:45 PM
Not really.  This company you have either oven cured or air.  I went with air.  Just spray with a paint gun and let it air cure.  Here is the gun I used and of course the Cerakote.


Great little gun for what I use it for.  Put a regulator on it and run it at 30psi and you should get the same results I did.  I would recommend to run some Paint Thinner through the gun first but other than that once you get the pressure set (just remember to check it often due to its sensitivity) and spray away.  I have always had this done on motors I built in the past (newer LS engines) but never did it myself just sent them out and had another company do it. 

Being that my bearing tolerance is at 0.003" on all the mains this coating will add 0.001" roughly so I will be where I want to be on tolerances.  Next once I install new cam bearings and finish prepping the block and slick coating & thermal coating the pistons Ill do the rod bearings as well.  Once the engine is broken in on the motor stand I am going to ceramic coat the headers with the high temp coating in the titanium color.  (see last pic)





http://www.harborfreight.com/adjustable-detail-spray-gun-92126.html



https://www.cerakotehightemp.com/finishes/


220  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: June 08, 2014, 04:44:12 PM
Finally got my new intake gaskets in and got the ports scribbed. Also got the main bearings gauged and then shot them with Cerakote Slick Coat.

  







Before:




After Cerakote Coating:





221  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: valve adj on: June 07, 2014, 06:44:54 PM
So .018?

Yes. That way when it is hot it'll be 0.016"
222  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: intake on: June 07, 2014, 06:12:05 PM
It's not needed with the rings but it won't hurt either.
223  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: valve adj on: June 07, 2014, 05:49:17 PM
Sorry I started my post a hour ago and got side tracked.  Your thread you posted is basically the same as my post.
224  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: valve adj on: June 07, 2014, 05:42:49 PM
I have always used the EOIC.

Exhaust valve begins to Open adjust the intake.

Intake valve begins to Close adjust the exhaust.

Yes the 0.016" is hot..  Add 0.002" for thermal expansion.


225  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: Issues reviving 69 396 from long term storage on: June 07, 2014, 11:54:43 AM
Very odd you are getting a lean and rich condition at the same time.  Pull the ignition module and have it tested.  Also like Hawk said double & triple check the firing order.  Also double check you dont have the dizzy 180* out..  These are just a couple of the first things I would look at.
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