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256  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 -
257  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 -
258  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
259  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 -
260  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.
261  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
262  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
263  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 18, 2014, 09:54:54 PM
Your speaker holes are gigantic.

 lol.. I know thats what happens when 16 year old kid puts new speakers in. There are to many things to count that I've done to this poor car over the years I wish I could take back. Sad

I sure know where your coming from. I got my car in 76 and was 19 at the time. I'm still kicking myself in the butt for some of the things I did. At one point I was going to install a T-Top. Boy I'm glad that never happened.

Precisely what I envisoned in '78. I was selling Porta Band Saws to the custom shops around here that were installing Hurst T-Tops, and it got pretty close to happening. Nearly to the custom stage, I thought about it long enough to recognize originality was probably better. Reading Super Chevy and attending Super Chevy shows starting in the mid-80's cinched the deal. Started spending on NOS parts in 1980 instead of aftermarket -

Steve
264  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Finally! A Camaro that makes mine look good! on: March 18, 2014, 09:42:42 PM
Marry it with this one in the local CL for $20K firm, and you might have the start of a recognizeable car - hilarious.
265  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Finally! A Camaro that makes mine look good! on: March 18, 2014, 09:35:57 PM
Tach looks good - wonder if the 12 bolt is still under it ?

Makes my barn car look show worthy -

266  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: The CRG in Hemmings Motor News on: March 16, 2014, 10:36:16 PM
According to some, the "G" is one of two in Hugger Orange -

My bad -
267  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Z engine parts on: March 16, 2014, 12:35:23 PM
"He said he uses a new tap on every job and said if it gets too hot while tapping, it can crack the bosses".

Admirable, but before I would start the tap, I would make sure the starting hole size is correct for the thread limits. Too small of a starting hole size can put too much pressure on a thin walled part or feature, which could cause cracking (or usually tap breakage). Force it, and somethings got to give. Should be using a bottoming style/blind hole tap as well - a plug will tend to torque into the part, another accident waiting to happen.

Tap speed is actually pretty low in surface feet/minute - if the hole size is right, and you use Tap Eze or a tapping lubricant of any type, cutting zone temperature are cool to the touch. Heat should come out with the chip -   

268  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: when we can no longer wrench... :) on: March 15, 2014, 09:30:30 AM
There's a point here - I may be 60, but I feel a lot younger when I'm working on my cars - therapy - always have. But it's a fact of life in two directions; Aging is inevitable, and the average age of First Gen car owners is moving along with our age bracket. A lot of us acquired our Camaros years ago, when they were affordable, and working on your vehicle was a lot easier in terms of actually being able to with common hand tools and a piece of cardboard to lay on. I wouldn't envy an enthusiast trying to get into a Camaro restoration nowadays - it's ferociously expensive compared to what it was. My X77 was $1600.00 when I bought it in '73, the Pace Car was not too bad in '94, the L78 was downright cheap in '96 compared to what it's worth today. I sold my LS5 to afford my '68, so all in all it was not bad either. To replicate what I own in this day and time would be out of reach for me, and probably for a lot of people (otherwise everybody would have one in the garage).

Just my opinion -

Regards,
Steve
269  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: when we can no longer wrench... :) on: March 14, 2014, 02:03:58 PM
60 here as well. Funny picture -

I've noticed I can't do as much as when I was younger, plus the fact the First Gen Corps (don't pronounce that as "corpse) are getting older by the day. Problem is what you grow up with - they just don't make 'em (and us) like they used to -

Regards,
Steve
270  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG etiquette concerning parts on E Bay on: March 14, 2014, 01:58:50 PM
The only reason he sold you that was I told him you were going to paint your car Orange... Cheesy

I had a Carousel Red 69 GTO Judge for a while in the 90's. Same as H.O. and I just had enough of that color. I think 'Cortez Silver' is way better than any other color....  Roll Eyes

Finally - a man of reason concerning color (just kidding for all of you thousands of Hugger Orange fanatics).

Ditto on the seal extensions - glad you had the offer on the one; repros are pretty decent for the extension and the seal flanges.

Regards
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