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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Car pulls to the right when braking. on: June 30, 2013, 06:11:50 PM
I've replaced both front calipers, bled the lines and there are no leaks but when I apply the brakes the car pulls to the right.

Also...I'm unable to get the brakes to firm up.  Should I bleed the rear brakes as well?

Thanks in advance for any help.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Where is the temp sensor located? on: February 14, 2012, 08:56:18 PM
Trying to find the temp sensor on my 67 Camaro with a 327.  I think it's supposed to go on the front of the intake just below the water neck but I've read a few articles saying some of them were located on the driver side engine block.  Thanks in advance for any direction.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Brake booster question. on: February 02, 2012, 03:22:39 PM
My 67 has the front disc and rear drum brake set up and I'm wanting to install a brake booster.  First I was hoping someone could tell me exactly what a brake booster does and what the benefits are.  I sure they increase the braking efficiency of the system and or shorten the stopping distance.  I think I've settled on the 11" system but was hoping someone could tell me what problems I may face with the install.  Currently I have front disc and rear drums and all I have is the master cylinder under the hood. It appears that the front calipers are not original.  I purchased a set of brake pads from Auto Zone for a 67 and when I went to install the new ones they weren't even close to what was on the car.  Back to Auto Zone and I wound up with pads for a 69.  How did that happen?

Next winter I am wanting to do a brake conversion with disc brake all the way around and those sexy red calipers.  If I install a brake booster will that dictate what kind of brake conversion I can do?  Thanks in advance for any direction.   
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Backfire through carb? on: January 29, 2012, 10:03:06 AM
I installed new points, condenser, rotor, dizzy cap, plugs and plug wires.  Set the dwell to 28 and timing to 10 btdc and still had the backfire through carb once engine was at operating temps.  Very frustrated...I installed an MSD Blaster coil...PROBLEM SOLVED and I'm amazed at the difference.  The Mistress is running like a scalped ape right now. 
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Crane XR-i points conversion question. on: January 29, 2012, 09:59:28 AM
Not really having problems with the points but rumor has it that electronic ignition components like the Crane XR-i can improve engine performance.  I have absolutely no experience in this area and am just now learning things that most of you guys have known for 40 years...just never had an opportunity to do work like this.  Believe it or not...just yesterday I set the timing and dwell for the first time EVER in my life.  Lets just say I'm somewhere in my 40's.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Crane XR-i points conversion question. on: January 27, 2012, 11:08:36 AM
I've had it with these points and am inches away from purchasing the Crane XR-i converstion kit but am somewhat confused about installation.  Of the instrucitons I've read installation seems quite simple....TOO simple to be honest.  They say to simply remove the old points then insert the elec ignition in the exact same place, hook up the wires exactly as the points were and your ready to go.  IS that all?  I've read posts about resistance wires, running this to it's own 12v source...etc. 

Also...I don't know what a rev limiter is but this particular unit seems to have one. What does a rev limiter do and how does this affect engine performance?  Thanks guys.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Backfire through carb? on: January 22, 2012, 10:48:22 PM
In the past few weeks my engine has developed a backfire through the carb.  I have an Edelbrock 1406 and run an Edelbrock 1721 fuel pump so I know the fuel pressure is correct.  I've read where a weak coil can cause a backfire and was hoping someone could give me a few suggestions as to where I shoudl begin looking to resolve this issue.  The coil I have is nothing special, purchased at a local parts store,  and is about 2 years old.  If you think the coil could be an issue could you recommend a good coil to purchase.  I really think items at local parts stores are average at best.  I've recently changed the points, condenser, rotor, dizzzy cap, new plugs and plug wires.  The only thing I have left to do is to check timing.  The dwell is set around 27. 
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Broken bolt in engine block on: January 21, 2012, 03:05:49 PM
Was tightening the  lots on the plate between the fuel pump and block when one of the bolts broke. It's almost flush with the block and I can't get a bite o. It with vice grips of pliers.  My car is a 67 Camaro with a 327. I did purchase an "easy out" but there's not enough room to get a drill down there with the bits on. Any suggestions?
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What rare part would you like to see a top quality reproduction produced? on: January 18, 2012, 12:17:04 PM
The fuse box/panel under the dash.  I've spent lots of time and money fixing up my Camaro and this is the first part that I have not been able to find.  Also...seats that are completed where all I have to do is take out my old ones and bolt in the new ones.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / How to run the positive (red) wire from carb to power source. on: January 17, 2012, 07:47:40 AM
A buddy of mine hooked up my Edelbock carb and the car has always run a littlr rough.  I do not know the first thing about carbs and know just enought about engines where I eventually have to take the car to a real mechanic.  I was poking around under the hood a few days ago and noticed, just by change, that the red wire from the carb was hooked up to the positive side of the coil.  I watched a youtube video about installingn carbs and the instruction said NOT to hook the carb up to the coil but to run the red wire to the fuse box.  I have two questions:

1) Is that correct?  Shoudl the red wire be run to the fuse box and into which fuse receptacle?
1) How do I change the end of the red wire so it will plug into the fuse box?  IS there a special wire to use?
3) How do I get the wire through the fire wall to the fuse box?
4) Can I purchase a new fuse box?  If so..where?  I spent about 30 mins last night searching for a replacement fuse box for my 67 Camaro and those things do not seem to be around anywhere. 

Thanks guys. I know these are really simple questions but I'm way behind the knowledge curve when it comes to engines.  Really appreciate the info. 
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Adjusting breaker points? on: January 08, 2012, 08:38:49 PM
Bought new points, condenser, rotor, cap and feeler gauges today. Now I need to set the points but don't know how.  I can seperate the contact points and insert the .019 feeler gauge...then what?  I know to turn the screw on the points but how do I know when the adjustment is done/connect?  Thanks.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Spark plug wire sets? on: December 29, 2011, 09:56:45 AM
I'm looking to replace the old spark plug wires on my 67 with a 327 and have a few questions. 

1) Why are some spark plug wires unassembled?
2) Would somelike me be able to assemble those sets?
3) What tool(s)would I need to assemble spark plug wires?
4) Currently I have 7mm wires.  Is 8mm or 8.5mm better?
5) Are universal wires acceptable?

I realize these are remedial questions and appreciate any response.

I discovered the Summit & Jegs catalog over the Christmas holiday and now have a newly found excitement for my restoration project.  The past few years I've neglected my baby but now I'm so laser focused with these two catalogs I can't put them down.  Guess this is my new addiction for now. 
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: K 14 6 22 FW or FV? on: December 23, 2011, 09:46:42 AM
I also noticed that there are stampings on the inside/center part of the rim next to the bolt holes.  On one side of rim is the   K 14 and directly across from it on the other side is the 6.  The nubmers are the same but of what I've read all stampings on rally wheels are next to the valve stem. 
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: K 14 6 22 FW or FV? on: December 23, 2011, 09:37:48 AM
Yes...they are 15x7.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / K 14 6 22 FW or FV? on: December 23, 2011, 07:55:15 AM
I'm selling the rally wheels of my camaro and was hoping someone could tell me what that code means.  I cant really make out the last two letters but they are either FW or FV.  Thanks.
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