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Old 07-05-2017, 05:02 PM
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Maybe! Autos for Autism at Garden City Middle School is this coming Monday.

Also, my dad's never launched this thing in first. My grandfather did today.

HOLY (censored)! This thing is an animal! I'm still grinning like a goof ball.
The brakes STILL need work (we adjusted them, didn't fully fix the pulling), and it needs a shifter cable, but, MY GOD, it moves!
Also, I poked around a bit underneath it. It has
A driveshaft loop, which makes me feel better, just for the added safety
KYB Gas A Just front shocks (not really noteworthy, but I felt like mentioning it)
And, the exhaust has an H pipe. Which, again, not noteworthy, just something I noticed.
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'68 Camaro SS (454, possible L78) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73
'87 Grand National
'89 Mustang GT- Many mods.
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:54 AM
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The car's going to the shop today, so no show tonight. I hope to take it to the Michigan Avenue Cruise on Saturday.

That launch in first gear convinced me that it's a hell of a lot closer to running properly then I thought. Engine wise, it runs more or less perfect, other than not idling till it warms up. Which is normal, so I'm not worried.
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'67 Chevelle 396/325 (L78 heads), Gold (now Bolero Red), 4.56
'68 Camaro SS (454, possible L78) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73
'87 Grand National
'89 Mustang GT- Many mods.
None are stock.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:35 PM
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Judging by a few of the photos, I'd be willing to bet the brake problems are being caused by a failing hose. They tend to deteriorate from the inside causing a "pull" to one side or the other. Clearly the car was a stick so that shifter could be mounted improperly and/or the cable needs to be adjusted. It is imperative to find where the timing is set. That in itself could be the root of several problems you're experiencing including the overheating. I applaud you for being of the younger generation and showing interest in these old cars. So far, none of your setbacks warrant throwing in the towel, they are merely tweaks that need to be addressed. Keep posting and asking for advice; we've all been where you are and have figured out what works and what doesn't.
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So, update few months later.

Brakes still aren't fixed. Shop's been super busy. About ready to say screw it and just go to discs up front. I've about had it with these drums needing attention every year. Plus, 454 and Drums don't really mix well.

Also, the thing has a bad, and I mean BAD, knock. It's had it for a while, but it's getting more and more pronounced. Probably a dead lobe on the cam/junk lifter, because I didn't know it was a flat tappet until two years ago.

It sucks, because that's money that I don't have, don't know if my grandfather has, and even if he does, I can't possibly ask him to spend it. So who the hell knows what's going to happen. We brought it back to our house for the Winter.
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'68 Camaro SS (454, possible L78) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73
'87 Grand National
'89 Mustang GT- Many mods.
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I must make it clear that I am simply day-dreaming here, and not actually planning on this, but I felt making a separate thread would be pointless.

SO....

If I got a stock look PerTronix distributor, would I be able to run a vintage Mallory Voltmaster Mark II coil with it?
(Keep in mind, I'm young. What may be obvious to the more experienced will be unheard of to me). And could I put an Accel cap on it?

Like I said, this is just day-dreaming.

EDIT: Also, looking back through this, it's crazy how silly some of my posts sound.
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'67 Chevelle 396/325 (L78 heads), Gold (now Bolero Red), 4.56
'68 Camaro SS (454, possible L78) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73
'87 Grand National
'89 Mustang GT- Many mods.
None are stock.

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very nice Camaro always like seeing the SS side stripes painted correct and they are
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very nice Camaro always like seeing the SS side stripes painted correct and they are
Thanks! There's a couple imperfections. A little bit of bleed-thru around the end of the stripes on the door, where it goes to a point. But it's not a big deal to me. I just tell myself that it could've easily been done from the factory like that (if they painted them on- I don't know if they did)

(Also note that the car was repainted about 14 years ago, just to be clear)
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'68 Camaro SS (454, possible L78) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73
'87 Grand National
'89 Mustang GT- Many mods.
None are stock.
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Okay, so something kept bothering me:
The NCRS report said the production date was March 19, 1968. But I remembered the tag reading 07C. How could there be such a gap?

So I looked.


Whoops.


What happened was I mixed it up with the Chevelle, which was an 07C car.

So, since I know its official birthday, shall I get a cake for it in the spring? Lol.
Also, an update:

I'm getting money for Christmas this year, so I'll be ordering a front disc conversion kit for the Camaro.
Tired of the front drums. They always seem to need something and I'd like the peace of mind discs bring. Don't worry, I'll be boxing up the drums and putting them away.
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'67 Chevelle 396/325 (L78 heads), Gold (now Bolero Red), 4.56
'68 Camaro SS (454, possible L78) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73
'87 Grand National
'89 Mustang GT- Many mods.
None are stock.
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