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331  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: April 21, 2014, 12:30:31 PM
396 & the guy who had the car previously
332  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: April 21, 2014, 12:14:34 PM
Last Friday I had the exhaust installed on the car which took all day but thats wasnt a big deal. Car sounded great (sorry no video yet) so I pulled it off the trailer and into the garage. Saturday morning I started having issues with idle and backfiring through the carb and dying. Figured it was just where it had been sitting for so long so I took it for a short ride around the neighborhood. As I am pulling back into the drive it acts like it is flooding and dies. Get it started back and pull into the garage, get out and pop the hood to rocker arm noise. I pull the valve cover and this is what I find. 4 of the 8 exhaust pushrods are destroyed on the rocker arm side. 3 on pass bank and 1 on drivers. I did not build this engine and what little I know about it doesnt give the enough info to determine the cause. So first things first is to check pushrod length and go from there. I really dont want to pull the engine out before I have a chance to drive it at least 100 miles.. Awesome luck dont you think...

333  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: has anyone run Sealed Power/Fed. Mogul/Speed Pro camshafts? on: April 17, 2014, 02:03:44 PM
Haven't seen you post for a while Darrell ,always welcome your " 2 cents "  Smiley

Remember Turbo Blue ?  20 years ago a station used to carry it in town...and 2 on the way to the track.
It will be happy days for him when he's down to reading plugs for heat range selection.Pretty sure somewhere
buried in the posts are factory recomendations for a base line.Colder plugs for towing.(racing) Don't know what year they stopped , but it was listed in the owners's manual. 64 I know for certain.



Thanks.  Ive been a little busy with work and trying to finish up the 67.  The most fun you can have is reading plugs and deciding what timing to run and adjusting jetting the carb.  Good times (racing).  Turbo Blue..  Havent heard that in a while.  I run Renegade Pro-110
334  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: has anyone run Sealed Power/Fed. Mogul/Speed Pro camshafts? on: April 17, 2014, 11:09:55 AM
Are heads set up for unleaded? If you mean with hardened seats, Yes.
Cropper sells racing fuel by the drum
I will experiment with fuel mixtures, but have no intention of de-tuneing Wink
Here is a link to Cropper's : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cropper-Racing-Engines/178083025573562
Replies on FB site reference to a guy named Weasel. I worked with him-Weasel Rhoades

Just remember when running higher octane like 108, 110 or 112 or higher you will need to add a few degrees of timing to allow for a better burn of the fuel along with running a hotter plug.  Example:  If the cam calls out for 6 degrees and your total is 34; go up to 36 or so and see how the plug looks.  Im sure you already know this but just felt like chiming in.   Tongue

I usually run 110 and 92 or 3 ethanol free 50-50 and run a few degrees more timing.  But I run a slightly colder plug too. Still experimenting due to very little run time which might change over the weekend..
335  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG t-shirts - How to order on: April 12, 2014, 07:28:49 PM
I will get at least one this go around.
336  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: And There It Goes... on: April 11, 2014, 01:57:09 PM
Congrats buddy.  Im sure it will be beautiful (minus it being HO) once again.. Grin
337  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Early VIN? on: April 08, 2014, 10:06:59 AM
Looks to be around the 3rd week of Sept.  If I did the math correctly.  Whats the build date on the tag?
338  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: got my carb back from Jerry, looking sweet on: April 08, 2014, 07:10:42 AM
Looks really good!
339  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: rain drip bright molding on: April 07, 2014, 08:01:35 PM
Didn't realize these were flash chromed.  If that's the case you could always have them hard chromed again.  Here are some pieces I polished this past weekend.



340  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: rain drip bright molding on: April 07, 2014, 06:22:27 PM
Here is some good reading on polishing stainless

http://www.caswellplating.com/buffman.htm
341  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: rain drip bright molding on: April 07, 2014, 06:14:45 PM
Yes you can "burn" the stainless.  I have gotten several pieces extremely hot and haven't burned a piece.  What cutting compound are you using?  Stainless isn't like chrome.  I have even sanded areas after working dents out and going from 80-1200 grit then on to polishing
342  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: rain drip bright molding on: April 07, 2014, 02:29:51 PM
All 3 years are the same.  You can polish them out if you so desired.  It is a lot easier to polish them if they are on a car before it is painted.  If there are dings or scratches in them then those will need to be taken care of before polishing obviously.  No info on repos.  I have polished all my original windshield and back glass trim and plan on doing the drip rail moldings at a later date.
343  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Heater cover wiring clips. on: April 04, 2014, 01:06:47 PM
67 I am working on.



And a original 68

344  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Here is my vin and trim tag from my H.O.Factory BB car please verify on: April 01, 2014, 02:10:24 PM
No thats a real 69 SS/RS Z COPO, big block, hemi headed 302, A/C with a monoleaf 10 bolt with 5.12 gear, M-24 3 speed trans, cowl hood with SS louvers, no badges, deluxe seats with standard door panels, Nova console with super rare 13" rally wheels with drum brakes up front and disc on the rear.  


Special Order!!!!  Ive got docs!!!  Special ordered the car in Oct '68 and had it stored until I was born in '78.





Sorry Im feeling like a smartass today..  LOL   Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

345  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 26 year resto on: March 27, 2014, 07:19:59 PM
Very nice. Congrats on the 2nd & more importantly getting to drive it!!
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