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18 days ago
Carburetor
I just checked my car - it has been repainted once but the doors don’t appear to have been replaced. There are two different marks on the bolt heads - one is a capital P and the other is hard to describe but looks like a banner. Can’t help you with the length. These markings typically tell you the grade of the fastener and the supplier.
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4 weeks ago
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The information packets for each year available from the GM Heritage Center website has a page that shows the shipping and curb weight for each model along with adjustments for major options. The attached screen shot is from the 1966 packet. My understanding on how this works is that only standard equipment is included for each model. For instance, 500 and Monza models would include the 95/1
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5 weeks ago
Carburetor
Finally got around to installing a used hazard switch assembly I bought last summer. The attached pic shows before and after I cleaned it up. Also had to take the switch apart and clean the contacts, but it's working as it should. Just like my backup generator, I consider it an insurance policy that now I have it I'll never need to use it.
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5 weeks ago
Carburetor
PM sent.
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2 months ago
Carburetor
Marco_a_p Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 64-65 Chevelle Is a "special" six cylinder version required, or do the reproduction tachs work? I took a quick look at a couple of Chevelle sites and they all list one tach for all models / engines but looking for confirmation that this is correct. Thanks.
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2 months ago
Carburetor
Marco_a_p Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > one of my favorites. Bolt in, but a little pricey to acquire I like that! What is it from?
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2 months ago
Carburetor
I just did this on mine - the steering box filler plug sticks out almost directly forward from the steering box. I don't see how you could get at it from the LF wheel well but that's going from memory as I had my car on a lift and I'm not near it at the moment. It was much easier to top off by removing the front spoiler to gain a little more access.
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2 months ago
Carburetor
Finally had a chance to reinstall the front swaybar and center link / relay rod. Wire brushed both bars, blasted the swaybar links. Painted with a spray can of Eastwood's Rust Encapsulator that I've had for years - this stuff is tough as nails and dries fairly quickly. NOS pitman arm bushing, Clark's swaybar bushings.
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3 months ago
Carburetor
I used a drop of clear nail polish I borrowed from my daughter. Dries clear and is thick enough not to drop (unless you overdo it). I've broken it loose hitting it in the garage and it's still tight enough not to move while driving. Think I might have had to add a drop every season or so.
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3 months ago
Carburetor
OH HAPPY DAY!!! Clark's came through! The box was on my front porch around noon. I didn't get a shipping notification (which I always have in the past). Guessing they were scrambling to get as many orders processed and shipped before they shut down.
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3 months ago
Carburetor
Well, I've been holding out hope that Clark's would be able to ship my order out before they had to shut down at noon, but at 3:00 p.m. and no shipping confirmation I'm thinking that's not very likely. Had a couple of PM's regarding potential alternate sources. Will be replying back shortly.
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3 months ago
Carburetor
I was advised in a previous post (attached) to adjust the springs so that the float is "weightless" when holding the carb top in operating position. Here's what I did, and it worked for me: I first set the float drop to the factory spec without the spring installed. I then installed the spring and remeasured the float drop. I bent the spring arm as described in the atta
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3 months ago
Carburetor
Update: I received an email from Clark's that one of the parts I ordered (pitman arm bushing) is out of stock. They did state they will try and get the rest of my order out by noon tomorrow but that there is a good chance that they won't be able to until they re-open. Fingers crossed and a big thumbs-up to Clark's for trying to beat a deadline!
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3 months ago
Carburetor
And I just placed my order earlier today to enable some quality wrenching time. I get it - Michigan is also under a stay-at-home order that was just announced this morning (but rumored for days) that takes effect at midnight. Guess it's time to install some of the other stuff I have on hand that hasn't bubbled to the top of my to-do list. Stay healthy and safe!
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4 months ago
Carburetor
Thanks again for the feedback. The unit posted by azdave looks promising - I like the thought of being able to adjust voltage and current.
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4 months ago
Carburetor
Thanks for the recommendations! I don't have any old PC's laying around to scavenge parts from. Looks like both units are rated for 3 amps - will that be enough to test, say, a radio and speaker? How about something more substantial, like a power window or seat motor?
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4 months ago
Carburetor
I've been kicking around the idea of picking up a 12 volt power supply to be able to test lights, dash clusters, radios, etc. After doing a Google search, I've come to the the quick realization that I have no idea what I'm looking for. Any recommendations out there? What works for you?
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4 months ago
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ral1963 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Jim, 1966 Cypress Green was a Canadian only special color. > > Paint code J is Oshawa factory correct for Cypress Green.... Yeah, I did a really poor job (not) getting my point across. What I was intending to say was that for those into stock (numbers matching) cars, this would be rarer yet as it's
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4 months ago
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Also, if I understand the tag pic, it's painted a color (J - Cypress Green) that wasn't offered in Willow Run or LA (at least not that I've seen in any reference material).
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4 months ago
Carburetor
Interest? Heck, yeah. My wife loves early Monte Carlos as her (late) younger brother had a ‘72 that was an original big block car. Unfortunately another four wheeled toy is not in our cards but it sounds like a great find. Good luck with the sale!
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5 months ago
Carburetor
For those with SiriusXM radio, channel 27 (Deep Tracks) is playing non-stop Rush as a tribute to Neil. Not sure for how long - my neighbor told me about it a couple of days ago and he said all week.
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6 months ago
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jjohnsonjo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Funny thing, at least on my PC, the google map that comes up shows that it is located out in the lake. It shows that way on my computer too. From the map, that car is about 20 minutes away from me. We're supposed to get 2-3" of rain starting tonight - the Great Lakes have been at historic high levels t
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6 months ago
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The news of Neil's passing hit me like a punch in the gut. Rush has been my favorite band since I was 13 and was introduced to them by my new best friend in 8th grade. They were huge in my high school and in the Detroit area in general through the '80s. I only saw them live once - my parents bought me concert tickets for my 14th birthday. I stopped listening to them in college but fe
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6 months ago
Carburetor
When I started at GM 28 years ago, the way it was explained to me was that the only way a GM assembly plant could track a change to a part was by changing the part number. This is still true today, and I assume was true back when Corvairs were being produced. The rule of thumb was (and still is) that any change to a part that affects fit, form, or function requires a part number change. This a
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6 months ago
Carburetor
2017 Chevrolet Trax - AWD for the Michigan winters and usually seen on weekends in the (too short) summer with kayaks strapped on top or bikes hanging off the back.
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7 months ago
Carburetor
I thought I had posted these pics on an earlier topic but my Search skills aren't the best. The first pic is kinda looking from the driver's seat and the second is looking up into the bottom of the instrument panel.
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8 months ago
Carburetor
Genealogy - my wife and I have been into it for about 25 years. The internet (especially Ancestry.com) has made that a lot easier, but it can steer you wrong in a hurry. Travel - we like to take a vacation each year but a nephew's wedding in California essentially drained the budget this year (flying all four kids plus two significant others, two hotel rooms, and two rental cars adds up
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8 months ago
Carburetor
W is the code for tinted windshield. E would be the code for tinted windows (windshield + side glass + backlite). Someone must have really liked red...
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