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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Looking for CRG Members from Lebanon PA. on: March 14, 2014, 04:43:28 PM
I am over the mountain in Elizabethville that's approx. 38 mi from Lebanon. I had a new Camaro in 69 but bought it in Berwick PA. Im retired and have a huge garage, tools and lift let me know what you need. Jim
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: when we can no longer wrench... :) on: March 14, 2014, 04:40:59 PM
Im 64 had a heart attack at 60 while in "expensive" care the wife comes to visit and Im down the hall helping the nurses get a 38" bed through a 36" opening, They sent me home next a.m! I was there 36hr!
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: console gauge lights on: January 17, 2014, 03:55:02 PM
Everett. I pulled the grey wire plug moved it and now all is right with the world!~ Tkx Jim
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: console gauge lights on: January 16, 2014, 11:52:33 PM
Thanks for the input, I thought that's where I had it plugged. Ill ck it out tomorrow as I prefer the bulbs on only when dash is on. With the copper line I ran to my oil press gauge its a lot of work to take apart the console to replace bulbs. Tkx jim
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / console gauge lights on: January 16, 2014, 05:09:54 PM
I have installed the gauge tach set and everything works as it should. That said I noticed today that the console gauge lights are on when every the car is running, is that correct? I thought the lights would only be on when you pulled out the light switch?
Jim
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 console gauge/ tach question on: January 08, 2014, 11:40:49 AM
KERR my 69 was born as a column shift 350 and they removed the switch and associated parts but left the gear selector arm on the column on the engine side where it's really hard to see. They must have used a sleeve to cover the column where the shifter was. I had the car 5 months before I even knew that. That's an easy and inexpensive repair. Jim
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 back up switch muncie using 68 parts on: January 06, 2014, 05:56:57 PM
Completed the back up switch today. I took the main harness apart under the dash and found the correct pink and green wires. Then I made a long test wire and checked for continuity 1st.  I used the 68 switch kit and harness extension. The kit wires are light green and dark green. I made plugs and plugged in the light green and Pink and tried the switch and it worked. I didn't know if that was the correct combo or not so I reversed the wires and the switch worked so I does not matter which goes where. Attached is my pic of the switch. My reverse lever has a 3/16" thick steel plate for multi use and that was on the car so what I needed to do was drill a small hole to attach the switch arm so it closed properly. I have made use of one of the holes in the steel previously but it didn't have enough "throw" to make the switch work, now it does and all is well. Thanks for all the advice as usual this is a very informative and helpful forum.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Temperature sensor question on: January 04, 2014, 01:43:56 PM
I found a recessed plug in the intake that was covered by a hose. I removed that plug, it was the exact size and I installed the correct sensor. I ran a temporary wire, ran the engine awhile and all seems well. I ran a permanent wire, enclosed same and now all is well! Thanks for all the advise and now off to sort out a rear back up light situation! Jim
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Side Exhaust on my 69 on: January 04, 2014, 07:21:27 AM
I did the side mounts to the new 69 Camaro I bought in 69! The insulated covers do not get hot. This 350 has Dart heads, Headman shorty headers and a short curve to the side 2.5" exhaust. It has plenty of power and torque. It is very loud and that's what I wanted. I have not been to car show of sorts in over 20 yrs. I have a 76 Rolls I drive and that I have won many national awards. I don't even own a trailer as I drive all my cars as often as I can. After 8 months I am still sorting this one out but down to the thermostate sender which I think I solved and hope to do today and the back up light switch which I have from a 68 Camaro and need to install and find the proper wires to hook up. I still have a front right brake problem which locks up from time to time. I have changed the lines and hoses but will work on the calipers next.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Temperature sensor question on: January 01, 2014, 11:12:55 PM
Everett and L78, the temp end on my sensor is 1/2" and it had the threaded top and its the OE that came in the kit but the thread is too big as you stated. I have checked other forums before I wrote the original post and someone stated that the GM6400759 is the console gauge sensor possibley thats smaller? Tomorrow I will ck the pipe size with my threaders. If I do not have the correct size sensor maybe the the GM part has a a smaller dia? It seems though that my options are remove the head and make the hole bigger because its easier then trying to do that with such close clearance or drill and tap the intake near the thermostate? Best Ideas please?
L78 can you show me a pic of where exactly to tap the intake? my intake is aluminum.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Temperature sensor question on: January 01, 2014, 01:12:54 PM
I recently finished my console gauges and tested everything and I thought it was all fine until I went for a drive today. The sensor that came with the console kit was too large a dia appox 3/4 dia thread and appox 1-3/4" long overall not including to top screw. The hole in my Dart Head was appox 1/2" or 5/8" dia and appox 1" long so I installed a stock GM 350 sensor. That all said once I drove appox 1mi the sensor went to red hot and I pulled over and the radiator was still cold!
First question is: Is there a difference in these sensors?
2nd If there is ,Can I use a brass adapter from 5/8 to 3/4 to make it work if I do it will be protruding outside the block.
3rd Or can I get the proper sensor with the 5/8" thread and if so where?
Thanks Happy New year to all!  Jim F
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Side Exhaust on my 69 on: December 28, 2013, 12:48:02 PM
Thanks. I bought this car in April as a 95% finished car. I now have had over 95% apart and redone.  The engine was suppose to have less then 400 mi on and when I tore it apart it was surgically clean but the bearings looked like they had 200K on them. The good news is now everything is either new or rebuilt. Jim
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Quarter Window Vertical Chrome on: December 28, 2013, 06:37:51 AM
I tried several adhesives and operated the window and they would move. Id clean them and start again. I settled on the same adhesive used to install windshields. Filled the gap, pressed on tight let dry 2 days then used a single edge razor to scrap off excess off the glass and there on forever! I actually saved my severly scratched 1/4 glass as it was original and I used a 3" felt pad and a special powder and spent hours removing most scratches. There still slightly noticeable but Its not a show car. Good Luck. Jim
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Side Exhaust on my 69 on: December 27, 2013, 06:20:49 PM
Headman shortys fit perfect and 2 stock bends welded in fit my new 2'5" 67 Vette pipes and just needed to bend the covers slightly to make it all work. Sound awsome now!
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 back up switch muncie using 68 parts on: December 27, 2013, 05:12:34 PM
69 Z I bought the entire kit from "Ground Up" and It will be my final project. I'm still waiting for my trunk harness to get here. Today I did all the upholstery and tomorrow Ill assemble rear seats with new belts then off to my lift for the rear light switch work, Ill keep you posted. I stll  have not found the green wire under the dash but I did find the pink power wire and a cut off yellow that I'm not sure about. Any Ideas on the yellow? Its connected by the pink wire in the harness Im hoping they are the original wires for the column back up switch.
Jim
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