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811  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 20, 2013, 06:03:18 PM
Very cool..
812  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 B.U. Rear End on: November 20, 2013, 07:56:31 AM
Is there a way to do a mass search for the rear end on craigslist?

http://www.searchtempest.com/
813  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk and header emblem. on: November 14, 2013, 05:13:33 PM
1968 AIM ---> page 137 UPC 11-13 A5

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Not sure about the other..  Just guessing but maybe its for the rear (IF there is a difference); I did not see the trunk emblem in the AIM..  Probably due to Fisher Body installed it??  IDK  again just a guess.


There is definitely a visual difference..
814  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Movie / TV Camaros on: November 14, 2013, 11:21:21 AM
I came across a '69 Z/28 for sale on line a few years ago that claimed to be the one that Chris Walken drove in "At Close Range". It was Dusk Blue though with a long story about how it was painted silver for the movie and then put back to blue. Did not ring true to me. I always remember that movie because I had a twin to that Z/28 when I was in high school!

That story is false.  I know the person that owns it and has owned it since 1970 or 71..  The car is actually Glacier Blue and not silver.   Wink  It is an early build Z.
815  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: carpet installation on a 68 camaro on: November 13, 2013, 03:47:01 PM
 Grin Grin Grin


http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9812.0;all
816  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Great work by a fellow member on: November 12, 2013, 09:46:13 PM
I thought they were dipped in black originally. But, it sure can't hurt to have it as an undercoat if it's decided to blacken them later.
How may seconds did you leave it in the dichromate bath?

Mike

It varies depending on the part. 
817  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Great work by a fellow member on: November 12, 2013, 06:05:15 PM
Yes because I was asked to plate them..  Grin

No Steve will have to post why he wanted them that way.  If I had to guess it was for the corrosion factor..   Huh
818  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Great work by a fellow member on: November 12, 2013, 05:01:32 PM
Thanks for the kind words Steve..   Grin

Here is before pics.







After:





Horn Relay Before






After:  Reason for the gold was when I removed the cap there were signs of gold cad along the edge.  So I put it back the way I thought it was originally. May not be "correct" but I did what I thought was originally there..









I will be shipping everything out this coming Saturday (16th) due to my work schedule..  Sorry for the inconvenience...   Embarrassed  
819  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: ring and pinion mesh on: November 11, 2013, 03:26:55 PM
I have stuck with the GM spec of 0.005 - 0.009" for every rearend I have had my hands in...   Shocked

In all seriousness though I would play with the BL to see if you can get it closer to a better gear mesh..  Worst case call Richmond and see what they suggest..  They are the experts.  I am only a backyard engineering mechanic..   Grin  lol  I kidd..

Seriously call them and see what the cause and effect of running a tighter BL..  As I see it is if the mesh is good and nothing is binding then how can that be bad..
820  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: ring and pinion mesh on: November 11, 2013, 08:03:59 AM
Richmond gears are the worst to setup from my experiences..  Ive always had better luck out of GM and Yukon gears..  Is this a stock housing or aftermarket?  Do you have the ability to get 0.36 on the pinion and drop your BL down to 0.006"?  IDK what you plan on doing with the car but Im not a big fan of the larger BL..  Main reason is that if you are replacing all the bearings over a few hundred miles things will settle and the BL will move slightly..  may not be but a thou or 2 but if you are on the high side and add the couple thou and compound it with a 4-speed then that could spell failure..  If auto it will be ok but still I do not like running them that loose.  Just my $0.02
821  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 on the CRG Home Page on: November 08, 2013, 08:51:05 AM
Love this pic...

822  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 on the CRG Home Page on: November 07, 2013, 09:05:03 AM
The url tag says Larry Smith..  Not sure if thats who owns it or what; but I agree beautiful car!!
823  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Movie / TV Camaros on: November 06, 2013, 03:38:03 PM
This is one I am really surprised hasnt been posted..

Two-Lane Blacktop



824  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Movie / TV Camaros on: November 06, 2013, 03:17:26 PM
The Graduate

825  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Movie / TV Camaros on: November 05, 2013, 07:50:17 AM
CHiPs episode..


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