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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro <wagon> - Oh the Indignity. on: October 13, 2013, 12:20:23 AM
Such a paradox;  the thought comes to mind,  "what were they thinking?"

Imagine seeing that in the spring; the rear end dragging as it's loaded down with little plants, lawn seed, and sod..............

Jim
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Engine hook bolts on manifold on: October 11, 2013, 05:26:58 PM
Our thermostat housing has a provision for a return spring.   Concerned about throttle shaft wear;  I added a front spring  years ago.  It doesn't look correct; but the extra spring is easy  to remove.  A slightly different "feel" on the accelerator pedal ; is the only difference during driving.

Jim
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: storage on: October 10, 2013, 02:01:28 PM
Thanks John;  good advice,

Jim
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: storage on: October 10, 2013, 09:26:10 AM
I've lived in the south during my career.   Who knows why I ever returned to Omaha, Nebraska Huh??    My wife is from LA and we love our Camaro's, but they are off the road 4-5 months each year.  It sure does seem like the winters are getting colder & longer.............   
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: December 68 Pacer on Ebay again. on: October 10, 2013, 12:21:27 AM
LOL.    After yesterday, I needed a good laugh.  E bay never fails to provide one.

Jim
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: storage on: October 10, 2013, 12:16:31 AM
It's almost that time again.   Every fall;  wash and dry the car; check the tires, a full tank of gas with fuel stabilizer, desiccant bags in the trunk and inside the car.  We never start it until after the engine oil is changed in the spring; getting ready for the first drive of the year.
A battery tender on the battery a few times during the winter.   This is all we have ever done; and it has served us well over the years.

Jim
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Chevy Camaro Only Unrestored COPO in the World! on: October 03, 2013, 12:27:41 PM
The blue car has had the magic squirt can treatment (aerosol paint can) or something like it; underneath and  on the suspension.  Over 30 years ago a friend transplanted a 427 into his 69 and invited me over for a look and a ride.  The engine bay looked good,  I was impressed (a quick ride impressed me more)  Upon our return to his garage; and looking under the front of the car, he had aerosol canned the whole front suspension and rear axle(including fuel lines and brake lines).  It just looked really bad.   Looking at the photo's of the blue car reminds me of that day.
I like the white car much better!
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 02, 2013, 10:16:46 PM
Restoration Specialties.com; page 130  of their online catalog, has  door panel  plugs.   I've never ordered from them; but found their catalog searching for fasteners for our cars.   If you find someone who sells the black barrier tape; let me know, I need it too.

Jim
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ACC carpet texture ??? on: October 01, 2013, 08:53:19 PM
It looks like a mess; almost like its "snagged"; or worn  in multiple places.    You should email pictures to them, and see what they have to say.
Your car deserves better carpet than that stuff.   Good luck             Jim 
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Solid lifter valve adjustment 69 302 on: September 30, 2013, 11:19:49 AM
Motorman; my uncle many years ago taught me the "broom handle" method.   It's never failed me yet!

Jim
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vietnam Lost Films worth seeing.... on: September 27, 2013, 01:05:48 PM
The first Camaro I  ever rode in was bought by my cousin when he returned.   An orange rs/ss  with a white interior.  Beautiful and fast car;  I'll never forget, that's for sure.  The brave men who served our country in Vietnam.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 Console Automatic Shifter Plate Finish on: September 27, 2013, 01:06:47 AM
Anytime,  glad to help

Jim
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 Console Automatic Shifter Plate Finish on: September 26, 2013, 01:33:57 AM
We don't own a 68; but my wife's Camaro is a 69 and has a TH350 console shifter.  The console/shift area looks identical to a 1968 Camaro's console/shift;  except for the indicator, which displays 1 2 3 N R P.  The black plate under the indicator is not painted a glossy black, & its not dull flat black.  Perhaps a semi gloss black, & it is the same gloss all over on both sides.    The 2 parallel "ridges" on each side of the horse shoe shifter  display the chrome on the top of the ridges only.   Hope this is helpful, perhaps someone with a 68 automatic console shift car will verify 68s & 69s are the same.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 69 owners with "Pebble-grained" steering wheels (not shrouds) please check in on: September 24, 2013, 05:43:16 PM
Smooth steering wheel; horn buttons are "pebbled"
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trunk latch on 69 z on: September 13, 2013, 01:16:21 PM
Bullitt65;  you may be right about it depending on the day, mood and who was spraying, if it were masked off.   My car is 08C too; but not masked off.

Jim
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