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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2022, 10:21:33 PM »
I took some time away from laying on my back and cleaning and pulled the front clip off the car.  Also shot a quickie video of ole green while I let her warm up this morning.  Memories of my father flood back to me every single time I hit the key.


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Photos 208 - 209 - Removal of doghouse


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #121 on: April 16, 2022, 10:23:14 PM »
Photo 210 - Overview and a shot of my garage helper (Stella)

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #122 on: April 20, 2022, 05:27:02 PM »
Last night I spent a few hours working on removing the black overspray off the top of the cowl and tulip areas. Word of advice, if you still have any MEK make sure you have whatever you are working on in a well ventilated area as you are gonna burn some brain cells.. I almost felt a buzz afterward and I had fans going in the garage. Either way it worked sorta well but I am going to try oven cleaner next. If you have any experience and success with spray bomb removal chime in as I am open to suggestions.


Photo 211 - Pass tulip before removal





Photo 212 - After a few attempts at removal





Photo 213 - Plug removal showing original white for the white out for the stripes





Photo 214 - Upper cowl after a few passes with MEK and a scotchbrite pad and a few with 800 grit paper.








Photo 215 - Fan shroud after cleaning. There was a ton of overspray on it and I still see spots I missed but I needed to "tap out" for the night and called it for now. Will show done done photos once I'm done done.. lol



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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #123 on: April 20, 2022, 06:01:27 PM »
I use cold oven cleaner for engines, but it usually takes off the paint. Be careful. Sure hope you are using gloves too as MEK will soak into your skin. I have been using it on a hundred year old car, has factory paint with a preservative brushed on top. It's the only thing I have found that will take this crap off without ruining the original enamel.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #124 on: April 21, 2022, 02:37:22 PM »
Hi,if you need a gas tank filler neck hose,cut to fit,let me know,,,Mitchell 
Mitch,1968 Z28 03C Norwood,03/18/68,Seneca Falls NY,Z/28 Emblems.Purchase 05/04/78

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #125 on: April 22, 2022, 11:49:32 AM »
I appreciate the offer but I good friend just located an original one for me just the other night.  Thanks

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #126 on: May 03, 2022, 12:56:39 PM »
Some progression although slow it is moving forward.  Needed to continue with firewall cleaning and removal of old black spray bomb paint so I pulled the steering column, e-brake assembly and master, metering valve and distribution block for cleaning. 

Photo 216 - Original e-brake assembly after removal


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #127 on: May 03, 2022, 12:59:53 PM »
Photo 217 - 219 - E-brake assembly after soaking in Evaporust overnight.  Also to note that the bottom tooth on the gear is also painted black as it follows the same line as the painted arm.

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« Reply #128 on: May 03, 2022, 01:01:26 PM »
Next I pulled the master, metering valve and distribution block back off the car for cleaning and rebuilds.

Photo 220 - As found setup on the car.

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« Reply #129 on: May 03, 2022, 01:03:22 PM »
Photo 221 - 223 - Metering valve during rebuild and after soaking in evaporust.  Date on valve is either 36 or 38.  Original Bendix rubber cap over rear of valve shaft.

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« Reply #130 on: May 03, 2022, 01:09:20 PM »
Photo 224 - 226 - Master will have to be sent off to be sleeved.  I've used White Post in the past and will most likely use them again as the last one they did came back great and they left it unrestored as I requested.  Ordered a rebuild kit for the distribution block last night and Scott (Muscle Car Research) sent me an email this morning and the kit will go out today.  But everything has been cleaned and soaked in Evaporust and I stuck everything back together just to not have everything laying around to get lost or misplaced.  Cast date on master is D1.



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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #131 on: May 03, 2022, 09:52:50 PM »
Photo 227 - 229 - Cleaned the master lid. 

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #132 on: May 15, 2022, 02:11:40 AM »
Received my distribution block rebuild kit from Musclecar Research a couple weeks ago and got it rebuilt.  However upon installing the new seat; it failed to hold and pushed past the resting shoulder and became useless.  Maybe I wasn't holding my mouth right when installing it but I pulled the new now damaged seat and reinstalled the old seat and it tightened up just like it should so that issue was corrected.  Sorry I failed to get photos of the new o-rings on the piston but you get the idea as far as that goes.


Photos 230 - 233 - Removal of seat and piston in distribution block

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #133 on: May 15, 2022, 02:15:11 AM »
Photos 234 - 236 - Springs, piston o-rings and old seat reinstalled and then distribution block treated with a little RPM (Rust Prevention Magic)

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #134 on: May 15, 2022, 02:19:36 AM »
Next on the multitude of things to do I decided to clean up the e-brake cable to go along with the e-brake assembly I previously cleaned.

Photos 237 - 239 - Before cleaning of e-brake cable