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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 05:03:22 PM »
Trying to get my car back to 99.9% factory.  The only real big parts left are the dist. and fan clutch.  I have a radiator but no tag.  Found a source that can repro the original tags and might have a core or can re-core mine with the original brackets.  Took my spoiler off and need to get the holes fixed in my trunk lid.  Of course I'll have to repaint it but I have a flat hood to replace my C.I. one so I'd have to repaint that too.  I took off the belt reveal moldings and they scratched the paint pretty deep but I guess I'll have to touch that up.  My paint isn't perfect anyway.  Then I'm trying to get some original backings for the door panels and get them recovered.  Some day when I get all these things I'll do a frame-off.
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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2017, 04:48:29 PM »
BTY, the rubber on the hangers are like my rag joint: mix of black and white rubber. I think it was Gary who posted this was because they were made from recycled tires, or maybe John Z.

Actually made from Goodyear or equivalent conveyor belting material stock - depending on thickness, anywhere from 2 to 4 ply construction. Used steel rule dies to "cookie cut" the shapes needed, hangers were riveted together. Other than the dies needed to cut the shape, it shouldn't be too difficult to find the belting through a local power transmission/material handling distributor.

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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2018, 09:52:29 PM »
I'm planning on driving my 69 SS this year. Santa dropped off a set of new
wheels and tires.

 Anyone have any thoughts or advice on building a 396
small block for it?

http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/engines-drivetrain/1102chp-396ci-small-block/
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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2018, 10:12:38 PM »
... portions removed....
 Anyone have any thoughts or advice on building a 396
small block for it?

http://www.superchevy.com/how-to/engines-drivetrain/1102chp-396ci-small-block/

I'd suggest that you should let 'weight' be a primary consideration for driveability...   ie.  if big block casting, go Alum on intake/heads..
with 'small block' 396, lots of options at lesser weight..  :)
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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2018, 01:07:26 AM »
I like those wheels.. Sounds like your cost to getting it on the road. :)
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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 02:49:18 AM »
This year I'd like to do some things to my 68. Rebuild the steering column, Swap out the junk IROC steering gear for an original, and hopefully upgrade the old Edelbrock EFI controller to something more modern. If I could just get this stupid house remodel project done!!
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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2018, 06:22:17 PM »
No major plans, but if possible I would like to make this..
 


look something like this..


 There's still a few months left right?  ;)

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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2018, 06:33:10 PM »
Looks like that trailer tire has seen too many miles  :o

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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2018, 06:39:41 PM »
Yeah it blew & i didnt even know it. I got home late at night and didn't even see it until the next morning.  :-[ The tire behind it had thrown its tread also, could have been ugly.  :o

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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2018, 06:47:38 PM »
My z28 needs brake service. Wheel cylinders, caliper rebuilds, pads, shoes. Any suggestions on who has good quality rebuild parts? Also need new rubber brake lines.
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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2018, 09:49:31 PM »
Yeah it blew & i didnt even know it. I got home late at night and didn't even see it until the next morning.  :-[ The tire behind it had thrown its tread also, could have been ugly.  :o

Seems to be a common occurrence out here in the desert South West.  I blew a tire on my enclosed last year and didn't know it either.  Couldn't feel it or hear it.  Luckily had a nice guy flag me down and pointed to the tire.  I needed gas soon anyway so I hit an exit and pulled in.  It looked just like yours, lol.

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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2018, 10:20:06 PM »
 One of the advantages of tandem axle trailers. When I used to trailer my boat I paid the extra $$$$ for the tandem trailer. Though a little more in cost of ownership, it is a lot safer to operate.

Mike
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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2018, 11:25:01 PM »
Nick, looks like a good project. I like the look of the blue car, that will be nice when its done.
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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2018, 12:26:46 AM »
Yeah it blew & i didnt even know it. I got home late at night and didn't even see it until the next morning.  :-[ The tire behind it had thrown its tread also, could have been ugly.  :o

Seems to be a common occurrence out here in the desert South West.  I blew a tire on my enclosed last year and didn't know it either.  Couldn't feel it or hear it.  Luckily had a nice guy flag me down and pointed to the tire.  I needed gas soon anyway so I hit an exit and pulled in.  It looked just like yours, lol.

Yeah that sun is brutal out here. Where this old trailer normally sits the afternoon sun really beats down on that side. :(

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Re: Plans for your camaro?
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 12:28:18 AM »
Nick, looks like a good project. I like the look of the blue car, that will be nice when its done.

Thank you Austin, I have been stuck on a Blue craze since the 67 I did last year.