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226  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: March 22, 2014, 10:59:01 AM
I use to think I was upper middle class up to about 2000, but in reality it's more lower middle class now. Boy, I can't wait to see what it's going to be like when I OFFICIALLY retire in 2 years. I'm semi retired now and it sucks.  Shocked Roll Eyes

I'm in the same boat, except that retirement is getting farther away rather than closer. I'll have to work 'till I'm 90 to pay off the college bills and eveything else - then maybe I can restart my "hobby" (also read as "affliction").
227  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 Barn Find?? on: March 21, 2014, 10:40:06 PM
Amen. Those with money seem to be a smaller sample size than the ones without -
228  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reverse lockout linkage (Backdrive linkage) on: March 20, 2014, 10:08:21 PM
After the 3rd or 4th time getting stopped I installed a toggle switch under the dash and when the tailgaters were loose at night I would just flip the lights off and on to get them to back off.

Lot of guys did that - I never got around to doing it myself, but instead opted to find the parts to replace the backdrive linkage. Now if I can only find time to assemble the car around it -
229  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rust on galvanized parts on: March 20, 2014, 10:04:55 PM
I think I'd be tempted to try electrolysis. It won't hurt the galvanized surface (unless the rust is underneath the plating), but it will remove the rust. Works well on thin parts, too. Plenty of info on this process on line.

Chemical rust removal would probably work as well - I'm just not sure about what the reaction of zinc/galvanized surfaces would be.   
230  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Finally! A Camaro that makes mine look good! on: March 20, 2014, 09:45:11 PM
Marry it with this one in the local CL for $20K firm, and you might have the start of a recognizeable car - hilarious.

I don't recall seeing it, but it is local. Fact, it's been on there for some time (wonder why ?).



Should I know this car?  For some reason it looks familiar..??..

231  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reverse lockout linkage (Backdrive linkage) on: March 20, 2014, 09:42:29 PM
Mine did the same thing. Local cops used to hassle me about it, so I looped a piece of wire over the column to hold the lever in the right position. Thought it looked cool anyway -
232  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 tilt column research looking for original info on: March 20, 2014, 09:38:04 PM
As I stated earlier,a little stupidity will go a long way. I am now afraid to go look at the supposedly "original" tilt wheel I bought and installed in the early 80s. I will blame this on Al Gore for not " inventing "the Internet earlier. Yes that's it,that's why I screwed up an original 1969 Lemans Blue X-55 SS 350 by turning it into a White Z 28/RS. There was no Internet ! Now you guys make me feel like a real idiot. Thanks to this site and all you guys for putting me on the right path to a correct restoration of my Camaro! Good luck to all on your projects!
I don't care what you say, I still like you and your car...just don't mention that A*****e, Al Gore on the site again.lol.

Ya'll stop dissing my neighbor (he grew up in the county next to mine). The only thing he's guilty of (lately) is causing global warming. Hot this winter, wasn't it ?
233  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 x77 originality on: March 19, 2014, 10:42:33 PM
Gas line ? Should be 3/8 single. Speedo clip on firewall ? Muncie location. Bulkhead crayon marks behind rear seat ? X3 might be there. Disc brake backing plate tags ? Long shot, but not always messed with.

Brake line under drivers door - one piece or residual valve (not always an indicator, but my X77 is a one piece, 01C January car).

4 leafs helps, but with no paperwork it still a guess. Intact TT is good. Post pics !

234  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: widow felts nos vs. A.Mrkt. on: March 19, 2014, 10:25:06 PM
I've got a set of NOS outers if you need some detailed pics. Outer fuzzies for '68 upper door molds if you need a look at those, too.

Steve

Send them to me and i'll lay them side by side with the PUI's and take some good photos..       Smiley

I may wear overalls occasionally, and go barefoot, but I didn't fall off the turnip wagon yesterday - I do have some Mushrat parts I could send instead -

HuhHuh ..  Smiley     Would that be an FMC product?Huh 

FoMoCo, originators of the Rustang. Actually, I don't mind the early ones, I just grew up not being able to pronounce car companies that started with "F", even with four letters -
235  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: widow felts nos vs. A.Mrkt. on: March 19, 2014, 07:59:08 PM
I've got a set of NOS outers if you need some detailed pics. Outer fuzzies for '68 upper door molds if you need a look at those, too.

Steve

Send them to me and i'll lay them side by side with the PUI's and take some good photos..       Smiley

I may wear overalls occasionally, and go barefoot, but I didn't fall off the turnip wagon yesterday - I do have some Mushrat parts I could send instead -
236  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 L78 for sale on: March 18, 2014, 10:22:22 PM
Somebody's going to get a decent project car - not too bad. Shame it's not a numbers car - there's a lot there to work with.

Steve
237  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Yanko on: March 18, 2014, 10:17:27 PM
Love that Trim Type: "Yanko". Truly describes what the seller is attempting to do with your wallet -
238  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Finally! A Camaro that makes mine look good! on: March 18, 2014, 10:14:51 PM
Not only is the seller firm on $20K, but what you see is all that goes with the car - nothing. I'd like to meet this guy, just to see if he is an off-world alien.
239  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: widow felts nos vs. A.Mrkt. on: March 18, 2014, 10:05:59 PM
I've got a set of NOS outers if you need some detailed pics. Outer fuzzies for '68 upper door molds if you need a look at those, too.

Steve
240  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Muncie cleaning on: March 18, 2014, 10:02:02 PM
I'd stick with chemical cleaning. Carb cleaner and brake cleaner both work acceptably: I used a combination of brake cleaner (dip bucket) and Comet Cleanser on my valve covers/intake during a rebuild in '75 - came out pretty close to the original appearance IMO. Glass beading always leaves a tell tale look to it -

Steve
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