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Originality / Help with steering ratios
« Last post by mikefam on Today at 11:01:09 PM »
I am trying to identify replacement steering parts for my 68 standard convertible and can use some help.

When I got the car it had two different length steering arms and I replaced the shorter of the two with a longer one to make a matching set. I do not know the significance of the two different steering arms....maybe different years....different ratios?? The steering arms now match and the steering wheel is now just about exactly three turns from stop to stop.

While shopping for steering linkage parts I have learned that the pitman arm is available in three lengths, 5 3/8 for the standard steering gearbox, 5 7/8 for the quick ratio steering gearbox and a 5 3/4 which I can't identify yet. My pitman arm is 5 7/8 center to center.

Now to my question - has anyone made sense of this mix of parts? I would appreciate anything that anyone can tell me about the different steering arms, pitman arms and steering boxes. Is my three turn steering quick ratio? Standard ratio? Mid ratio?

Thanks for any help, Mike.

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Originality / Re: DId a 69 Z use the capacitor on the coil?
« Last post by 1968 Z28 on Today at 08:38:55 PM »
So would it be safe to say that the capacitor may have been added to my coil bracket (pic that BillOhio posted #8) at some time?  and most likely for the purpose to preserve the points ?
The capacitor for the points is located on the plate under the distributor cap.  The one on the coil was for noise suppression on the radio. 
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If you are going to do all of that, replace the hoses as well. they might be swelling and giving you a soft pedal. Do it once, do it right.

Scott
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Yeah, sounds like a plan.  It appears that for ~$130, I can get new shoes, all new springs, new adjustment kits, and wheel cylinders for all 4 corners.  That seems like all the parts in there, other than the backing plate.  I'll examine the hard lines and replace as needed.  Youtube videos seem pretty good ... not sure what people did before internet/youtube!

I've looked at the main auto parts stores and the ACDelco parts.  They all seem the same.  Wearever (advance auto parts) = Duralast (auto zone) = ACDelco.  Even the pictures are often the same (esp with the spring kits).

Thanks.
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Originality / Re: DId a 69 Z use the capacitor on the coil?
« Last post by 69 Zee on Today at 03:12:06 PM »
So would it be safe to say that the capacitor may have been added to my coil bracket (pic that BillOhio posted #8) at some time?  and most likely for the purpose to preserve the points ?
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General Discussion / Re: Camaros.net password reset by admin?
« Last post by BULLITT65 on Today at 02:58:13 PM »
It used to be option on the lower left corner before the update. Now I do not see it.
I followed Thor's advice:
"User CP, Edit Options, Miscellaneous Options, Forum Skin"

Works just the way i like it now. We will see how long it lasts....since change is the only thing that stays the same  :)
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General Discussion / Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Last post by BillOhio on Today at 12:30:57 PM »
That  RS is stunning. Hopefully mine starts this weekend and the hood can go back on!
There is  a burgundy z at mecum next month that is unrestored Looks like someone added a rear antenna
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General Discussion / Re: Camaros.net password reset by admin?
« Last post by Gars68Tux on Today at 07:43:29 AM »
It's pretty screwed up...   and the new format they slipped in a couple of months ago sucks too...  :(

x3.5...you're aware that the old (classic) format is still an option, right ?

I did that once, a year or so ago, but this time it changed, I can't find where to set the 'classic' option....   Can you point me in the right direction?


At the very bottom left corner of any forum page gives you the option. Much less advertising with classic and as a result, faster loading times on my set-up. Plus they didn't get the lone 68  properly positioned in the pic at the top of page on the new version. :(
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Restoration / Re: Brake distribution valve - repair or replace ???
« Last post by daves87gn on Today at 05:14:12 AM »
X4 Nice info Mike!
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Survivor Cars / Re: 69 Yenko Daytona Yellow original paint details
« Last post by HawkX66 on Today at 04:07:20 AM »
Did Yenko paint the grill or swap it out for the grey one? I know X66 came blacked out, but with Yenko modifying so much, has it been confirmed that GM painted this black out? I've seen a few interesting tape lines, but that one is pretty squared off at some points. Beautiful survivor!!!
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