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211  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Startin from Scratch-68 RS/SS 396 restoration on: May 18, 2014, 08:50:35 PM
Looks like the car was originally an automatic..  What are the plans with the car?  Put back original or back to the way you want it?  Either way good luck on the project.
212  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: No fire to the plugs on: May 16, 2014, 01:51:58 PM
Purchased a 69Z-has not been cranked in at least 12 years...  Motor turns but not firing.  Pulled plug and watched as somebody turned motor and no spark on plug.  Changed coil.  No fire.  Next step I assume is inside distributor?  What direction do I take?   Thanks

I can almost guarantee it is the points. Sitting that long the points get oxidized and corroded. With Key in off position, Remove distributor cap, 2 push down releases, take off rotor (2 screws) exposing points below. Take a small file (nail file will work) and put it between the contacts (apply a little pressure by pushing on the movable arm with your finger or screw driver) . Now, many manuals say NOT to file points, but they are not dealing with old, sitting idle stuff, so ignore that advice. After you file points, bump starter to close gap. Run (drag) a business card through the contacts a few times. This insures they are clean with no residue. Turn key on and crank engine watching for a spark jumping across points and looking for contact movement in and out. You may not see a visible spark easily, but with contact closed (key in on or run position)you can take a screw dr. and gently pry the contact arm and you should see a spark. Put everything back together and crank  checking for spark at plug. A cheap inline spark tester from harbor freight is good for this task. To check point gap is adequate, bump starter till points are in open position. Use a matchbook cover and set gap to cover thickness. A young fella may not have access to a dwell meter and this is a farmer's way and darn close.

Agreed.

Although I would go ahead and get a meter..  I cant tell you how many times I have used this little thing.

http://www.amazon.com/Actron-CP7605-Tachometer-Voltmeter-Analyzer/dp/B00062YUUS
213  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: No fire to the plugs on: May 16, 2014, 12:22:11 PM
What distributor?  HEI or points?  First thing I would do is pull the cap and make sure the rotor is turning while its cranking.
214  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: No fire to the plugs on: May 16, 2014, 11:41:11 AM
What distributor?  Also did you check more than one plug to make sure it was or wasnt firing?
215  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Master cylinder cover on: May 15, 2014, 04:41:39 PM
Maybe we got that 'special MC cap..    reserved for the special HO camaros.. Smiley


Caption should read:

OMG....

216  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy to forum with Old first Gen on: May 15, 2014, 04:36:30 PM
my own question, I'm thinking about painting my house...what do you all think of a Hugger Orange house? sounds good, but DW will probably say its a dumb question.LMAO

Yep.  



All in the fun Bentley...   Grin
217  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration help on: May 15, 2014, 04:27:16 PM
Very nicely done.  I do see one thing though.  There is a speck of dust on the white top just above the a pillar..

Seriously though the car looks great.  Get out there and enjoy driving that thing.  Thats what they were made for!!!
218  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Master cylinder cover on: May 15, 2014, 04:22:38 PM
Also Gary's is different than ko-lek-tor's.  Garys has SAE J1703 Brake Fluid
219  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Master cylinder cover on: May 15, 2014, 04:20:22 PM
FYI those pits and scratches can be worked out with time and patience.

Before


After - Notice that this is the style like the one you posted Bill.



Plated
220  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro Z28 without a Tach?? on: May 15, 2014, 04:14:52 PM
Not sure about the database but I would venture to guess that well over half were ordered without tach & gauges.  I would also say the same about the spoilers.  Cowl plenum was also an option which died off after the first part of production (1968).
221  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Master cylinder cover on: May 15, 2014, 11:03:43 AM
Ill look at the couple I have at home and post pics but as far as which one is correct I am not sure.
222  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Fisher Body operations - a film 'Up From Clay' (circa 1959) on: May 15, 2014, 06:46:08 AM
Every interesting.  Good find!
223  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy to forum with Old first Gen on: May 14, 2014, 09:16:59 PM
First things first.  Welcome.  Grin   Second, you picked the correct year of 1st gen.  Cool   Third, post pictures of the stampings, trim tag and of the car.  Get anything and everything.  Log it with photos.
224  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And now the fun begins... on: May 14, 2014, 03:40:16 PM
Makes you wanna get rid of that old HO color and go with something different doesnt it..?..   Wink
225  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And now the fun begins... on: May 14, 2014, 02:20:57 PM
Looking good bro!!!


Oh and btw this thread is no longer worthless..   Grin
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