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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: March 25, 2014, 06:56:22 AM
Darrell,

Very nice! What did you do to get that type of finish?

Bob
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: OT- Rare Shelby Mustang GT500 unearthed after 40 years on: March 14, 2014, 07:06:55 PM
I live about 5 miles from this car and it's the talk of the town.  Many locals have known about this car for years but he refused to sell it. It really does reside in a barn and unfortunately was not well protected. During our harsh central PA winters the barn doors would be left wide open. The scuttlebutt is that it will sell for over $200K. This was a hoarder beyond belief.

I'll be attending the auction but strictly as a form of entertainment. Another car in my garage and I'll be headed to divorce court.    Grin

Bob
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: shock mount bolt on: February 28, 2014, 07:51:56 AM
I don't mean to hijack this thread but I have almost the exact same question on the restoration of my '68 L35 SS car. The repro rear shocks I have (p/n 3192832) have the washer staked on. The AIM (page 288, L35 A13) clearly shows the shock installation with the lock washer and nut. So my question is, when are the bolts shown in reply 1 used? My car also had them installed but possibility due to a previous owner who installed air shocks. The Camaro vendors are advertising this bolt for use on multi-leaf springs cars but if the original shocks used a staked on washer then when are these bolts used?

Thanks,

Bob
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wiper transmission reburbish and paint prep ??? on: February 27, 2014, 12:48:03 PM
Yes...perhaps an overkill but brass will get that natural patina over time.

Didn't have any lose linkage with mine so I'm afraid I can't offer any advise on how to correct your problem. Hopefully others will chime in.

Bob
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Wiper transmission reburbish and paint prep ??? on: February 27, 2014, 06:58:03 AM
Dave,

I recently completed my wiper transmission not too long ago. It looked exactly like yours when I took it off the car. I soaked the entire assembly in Evaporust for a couple of days. After the Evaporust bath I disassembled what could be removed, zinc plated the bolts and wired wheeled the brass parts. I then masked off the rivets and those parts that should remain natural, and sprayed the linkage 60% gloss black (which is what it appeared to be after the Evaporust bath).

I'm pleased with the final result.

Bob
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: February 24, 2014, 01:12:12 PM
James,

Yea, you're right.  Not the answer I was hoping for. Thanks for the tip I'll look into it.

My tank is in superb shape and after removing the 45 year old undercoating I was pleasantly surprised to see how well the underlying metal was preserved. The undercoating did exactly what it was suppose to do. The top and sides of the tank where naturally, the undercoating did not get to, has surface rust which, as you have suggested, I'm cleaning up with steel wool. It's just a long laborious painful process. I was hoping for an easier way to get it back to the factory look.

Bob
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: February 24, 2014, 12:44:33 PM
Just a quick follow-up from my original post.

I just heard back from the company mentioned in reply 2. They told me that they will not re-galvanize anything that they did not original galvanize. Not sure why but it's back to the drawing board.  Sad

Bob

23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: February 22, 2014, 09:35:10 PM
Thanks for your comments Tim. I have sent an e-mail to a local company that specializes in galvanizing (http://www.kornsgalvanizing.com/). I'll let you know what they say.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: February 22, 2014, 08:16:53 PM
Has anyone ever had their fuel tank galvanized 50% Tin/50% Zinc)? I have an extremely clean original date coded tank that I'd like to bring back to a factory looking appearance and do not want to paint it. I realize the original tanks were Tern (20% Tin/80% Lead) coated and this formulation has long since been stopped due to the hazards of lead.

Thanks,

Bob
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rear Brake Standard Diameter on: February 12, 2014, 08:19:04 PM
Many thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. I never thought it would have turned out the way it did. I was just looking for an answer that I thought would be easy to provide................if you have a manual that lists it!,  Grin Grin Grin

Thanks again!

Bob
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rear Brake Standard Diameter on: February 11, 2014, 02:40:55 PM
Well how about that! I thought I was the only one that was missing that section.  Grin

Thanks for the '69 section 5. I'll keep it with my '68 Service Manual and until someone else comes up with section 5 for the '68 version.

Thanks again!
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rear Brake Standard Diameter on: February 11, 2014, 01:21:18 PM
Many thanks Pete and Gary. Mystery solved!

For what it's worth, attached are 3 consecutive pages of the '68 manual which shows the omission of section 5.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rear Brake Standard Diameter on: February 11, 2014, 01:11:41 PM
Thanks. I did notice that manual states that it could be bored 0.060" over (attached picture) but no reference to what the standard dimension is.

What I have now just discovered is that there is no section 5 in the Specifications section of the '68 Service manual. If goes from Section 4 (Rear Axle) to Section 6 (Engine)! Maybe that's why I couldn't find the standard dimension!   Grin
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rear Brake Standard Diameter on: February 11, 2014, 11:33:07 AM
Yep. That was one of the first places I looked but came up empty handed there as well. Perhaps I'll give my local Midas shop a call to see if their DB goes back that far.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rear Brake Standard Diameter on: February 11, 2014, 10:22:25 AM
Gary, yes, that is exactly want I'm after. Couldn't find it in the '68 Service manual but maybe it's listed in another manual??

Thanks!
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