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General Discussion / Re: LED Bulbs Revisited
« Last post by X33RS on Today at 02:47:31 AM »
Even if the wrong incandescent bulb is used on the inside tail light of a non RS 69 Camaro it lights up too brightly and will mask the brake light effect of the outside light.  I still see this quite often today.

My father is a big fan of LED and has all his vehicles converted.  He has sort of gotten me toward that path but I haven't done all the cars 100%.   I convert the inside dome lights to LED on all the cars because I've found the regular bulbs will cook the plastic over time with too much heat.  When I tried LED's in the tail lights of our RS Z I didn't really like it.   Looked okay with parking lights on, but with brakes or turn signals it actually turned more orange than red and had this weird look, brand new lenses too.  LED's too bright I guess so I took them back out.  I will say with the LED's in the dome, the rear console, and both under dash lights, and white interior, it's blinding at night.
   I haven't done the dashes on my stuff but my father does.  Have to get the dimmable versions for the dimmer to work.  When I'm driving his I have to dim them down, just too daggum bright for me and makes it more difficult for me to focus on the dark road in front of me.  So I don't do the dashes on my own stuff.

However I wouldn't mind some LED's down in the console gauges.  If I remember right those were odd sized single terminal.  Anyone know that number off hand?
General Discussion / Re: LED Bulbs Revisited
« Last post by 67jeffreyt on Today at 01:40:13 AM »
I'm not sure on 69 tail lights. But yes, brighter than original.   I did one side first before buying another pair of bulbs to see if there was a difference, and my car looked so good my son went and did the same bulbs for his 78 Cutlass. Way better than old filament bulbs
Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« Last post by RRMs69Z on Today at 01:34:44 AM »
Not sure what to say, I took the picture from the 69 manual. Very odd.
Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« Last post by firstgenaddict on June 24, 2018, 11:36:37 PM »
Thanks James, good stuff. Interesting how none of the pictures have the lower hose crossing over the upper hose like this picture from AIM.
RPM... The Assembly Manual image in your post illustrates 67-68.
69 is a different set up, the 3/4" hose nipple is on the top of the waterpump, not the passenger side like 67-68
Originality / Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Last post by BillOhio on June 24, 2018, 11:35:59 PM »
I have some rem oil does it dry or attract dust forever? 
Originality / Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Last post by ZLP955 on June 24, 2018, 08:45:35 PM »
Thanks Bob - looks great!
Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« Last post by hgger69 on June 24, 2018, 08:32:32 PM »
Ok, you got me, lol! Re-read the thread and saw your flexplate.
Haha, good work re-reading everything! :)
Originality / Re: Rust prevention on bare steel parts
« Last post by janobyte on June 24, 2018, 08:20:46 PM »
It would help people give advice if we knew which parts and what your goal is...??

Like Gary said.

I've had good luck with sharkhide and restoguard dry. Had some spotting on my leafsprings and switched to rem-oil(CHP tip). Rem-oil also comes in towelettes. Seems like the porous surfaces prefer hydrocarbon based products where smooth prefer alcohol based(sharkhide) Just an observation. Like Bill stated, high temp is an issue, dont know who is producing the best high temp clear. VHT, Rustoleum?
1968 - Orphans / Re: 18N418103 MO block
« Last post by janobyte on June 24, 2018, 06:48:27 PM »
I'm not being a skeptic, I'm just curiouswhen the block was cast. My heads were March 13th and block March 21st, assembled April 23.
1968 - Orphans / Re: 18N418103 MO block
« Last post by bcmiller on June 24, 2018, 05:31:43 PM »
Head was cast 1 day after mine, engine assembled 13 days before mine. Curious block casting date.

I didnít see a block casting date in the ad. Whatís curious about it?
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