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376  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Fuel Gauge on: February 25, 2014, 12:42:38 PM
I just assumed that he put the rubber between the straps. 
377  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: February 25, 2014, 09:35:04 AM
I have talked to 2 different galvanizing companies in TN and no one will touch a gas tank.  I am working on a painting procedure that might make it look like galvanized.  Once I get all the bugs worked out I will post my results.
378  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Fuel Gauge on: February 24, 2014, 06:45:24 PM
You should have insulators on the straps. & cushions on top of the tank to the floor so I would still check it to make sure..
379  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Fuel Gauge on: February 24, 2014, 03:58:10 PM
You are just grounding the unit itself.  So yes that should work as long as the tube is still in good tight contact with the unit.  Obviously I wouldnt leave it that why but to test yes it should work.  In reality you should be able to ground the tank as a whole and it do the same thing.  (Im sure you know this but) I just wouldnt do it with gas vapors floating around.  Make sure you have a fan blowing the flumes away from you.
380  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: 68 Fuel Gauge on: February 24, 2014, 02:24:24 PM
I bet the ground wire that is on the sending unit is broken.  They are just soldiered onto the lead.
381  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: February 24, 2014, 09:04:14 AM
Spectra tanks are Ni Terne coated.
What's the process for that Scott? I take it that it involves at least a Nickel coating.

Stolen from Team Camaro: - http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=207355

The annealed cold-rolled steel sheet is first processed to apply a thin flash coating of electrodeposited nickel, and then it's given a hot-dip lead-tin alloy coating. The nickel base coat gives Ni-Terne steel an extra measure of corrosion resistance compared to U.S. Steel's regular "Terne" steel sheet and also compared to traditional galvanizing, which isn't readily available anymore. It should also be pointed out that the Ni-Terne coating protects both interior and exterior surfaces of the fuel tank from surface corrosion.




You have 2 different types of "galvanizing".  Just by doing a little google searching I found a couple of videos to give a better understanding of the processes.


Cold - which can be done electrically or in other cases as paint which is enriched with zinc to give it that added protection.

 Cold Dip Galvanization


Pros - cost, and application
Cons - looks like paint (paint version - I am still working on trying to perfect this process along with the electro process)


Hot - which is where the zinc (or lead/tin as mentioned previously) is heated until molten and then the part or steel is submerged slowly and stays there for several minutes and slowly raised out and a layer of zinc is bonded to the metal.

 Hot Dip Galvanization


Pros - it will look factory
Cons - cost


I am currently experimenting with the two cold processes mentioned above and trying to locate a company locally for pricing on "Hot Dipping".



Where is the big red Gorilla on this one Huh?  COOK where are ya buddy, aren't you the plating guru around these parts?? Grin

I am certainly NO expert.  I enjoy learning processes and how to accomplish them myself and for others if the opportunity arises.  My apologies for not seeing this sooner.  I was working on my car all weekend getting the headliner installed along with the diff ready to go back under the car and removing the tank for this same process as mentioned by the OP.   Grin

If I have missed something on the processes or explaination please correct me so everyone can be educated.  Thanks, Darrell
382  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 23, 2014, 07:31:35 AM
Thanks Gary!!  I same as bullit didn't go past 72-73 Nova..
383  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 22, 2014, 11:10:31 PM
Yes I expanded to other discussion boards to help find the answer.
384  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 22, 2014, 05:14:38 PM
No clue. Cowl & vin tags were already gone and no title so the car was destined to scrap unfortunately before we were given the chance to take whatever was left before it was crushed. From the C pillar back there was nothing salvageable. What was left were the fenders, cowl panel & the roof was cut off. Floors were completely rotted, doors were already missing, subframe gone along with the firewall. There wasnt much left that could be called a shell. This all happened 10-15yrs ago. I have looked for any stampings with no luck.
385  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 22, 2014, 07:19:18 AM
That Chevelle panel is nothing like the one pictured at the beginning of this thread (see comparison below). To me, it genuinely looks like a 67-69 Camaro panel that has been modified - but who'd go to all that trouble, unless it was some car show special, or a GM prototype......

I dont think it been modified.  The Camaro panel is recessed where the louvers are and the panel I have is flat.  If you look on either side of the louver ends it has a step in the panel (hard to see in the pic).  Ive tried to find pics of Omega & Ventura panels but they all seem to be the same as a Nova.   Huh
386  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 22, 2014, 07:13:16 AM
Corrected pic of a Nova cowl panel

387  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 21, 2014, 10:06:58 PM
388  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 21, 2014, 09:28:09 PM
I thought the Nova had a thicker bar in the middle..

389  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Educate Me on: February 21, 2014, 08:51:09 PM
This panel came off a 67 Camaro but sure doesn't look like what I'm used to seeing..




390  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems on: February 20, 2014, 08:39:40 PM
Gap between wide and thin stripe is incorrect and too large.

67 not original paint.



You are correct.
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