However, new original information comes out periodically. Missing a small detail can be very costly. You can perform most of the restoration procedures covered in this book as smaller separate projects. The inner fenderwell has to be removed. There are also multiple sizes of slotted a.
If you operated the heater in any 1967—1969 Camaro, the heated air blowing over the heater core located in the heater box was pushed out of the floor ducts on the top of the dash. Start by removing the windshield wiper arms with the proper wind- shield wiper arm removal tool. The tag has small part numbers, radiator configuration info group of six letters and numbers , and the two large letters that designate the application. Any rust damage on the pinch- weld or surrounding channel should be repaired, primered, and painted just like the outside body surfaces. The seal is often located 10 inches to the left of the latch, but it can be located anywhere along the rear, and this has been documented.
Before going further, install both of the windshield glass supports at the base of the cowl to keep the wind- shield in place. In the old days, I spent many weekend mornings scrounging hot rod swap meets in Turlock and Pleasanton, California, looking for little parts for my Camaro because those were the only real sources. Its edges and peak are much more pronounced than the rounded chrome front bumper. A lot of defects, scratches, and dents can be pounded and polished out. There are two versions of smallblock and big-block water pumps.
If the pump seems cocked to the front or rear, the pushrod will slip off the top of the lever arm. They are also a slightly different shape than other gaskets because Metro attempts to improve upon deficiencies in other weatherstrips. You can purchase mechanical, racing fuel pumps with more than 14 psi, which require an external pressure regulator. The pump was painted Chevrolet Orange with the rest of the engine. The Metro trunk seal goes in easy and requires closing the trunk firmly and leaving it closed for a few days to get the seal set in. If your car has extra horsepower and upgraded disc brakes, heavier and larger-diameter wheels are not as much of a concern for affecting performance.
There are two more trim clips holding the lower trim, which are located in the door- jamb under the front fenders. With the lack of the roof structure, first-generation Camaro convertibles were never strongperforming cars, especially around corners. If you do damage something, fix it when the car is completely done if possible. Some of the wheels mentioned below have a cast center welded to an outer steel rim, which greatly increases the weight of the wheel. The Rally Sport option with hidden headlights could be added as a separate packing to any of those models.
We are very quick to answer all inquiries, and remember there are no dumb questions. Automatic transmissions operate off fluid that becomes extremely hot, so they need additional cooling. Photo courtesy Tony Lucas Collection The factory finish on the duct is gloss black. Slow and steady gets the job done without damaging the outside of the quarter panel or the wheelopening arch. Or check with Coker Tire. The heater core inlet and outlet are on the opposite side of the heater core, so that they protrude through the center of the blower motor duct, about 10 inches closer to the passenger-side front fender. The shaft bearing can also wear out, and when it does, the front seal follows suit.
Overall, the weight of a steel-belted radial is heavier than the original factory nylon-corded tires. This is necessary because if water gets past the seal, it will get into untreated areas and start to rust. Skills For good final results, attention to detail and the aptitude to do well are critical. Get some permanent markers, some blue con- tractors tape, and some packing supplies. They stock the parts they know the majority of us are willing to pay for. Once you get the fuel-pump bolts started, there will still be pressure from the lever arm, making it tough to install. This creates a big mess because parts take up very little space when attached to the car, but take up a surprisingly large amount of space when removed from the car.
A fold down rear seat was available but very rare. If you have a wheel from a late-model car it will have too much backspacing and will hit the suspension or inner body panels. Before replacing a suspected blown heater motor, check the fuse and then the wire connection. Heater Blower Motor Replacing the blower motor is no small feat if the car has the fender and fenderwell installed. It makes reproduction Firestone and B. Some have speculated that Chevrolet made this change on the 1969 specifically to be more competitive in Trans-Am racing.
A capable air compressor is a big help for most car projects and a necessity for a complete restoration project. In addition, you can share detailed images with people who may be able to help you through a tough spot. Factory System These systems are designed to use R12 refrigerant. More articles you may enjoy - - - - Links to help your restoration go smoothly - - - - - - - - - -. Vintage Wheel Works has a version of the old Minilite named V48 available in 16×8-inch and 17×7- inch to 17×11-inch. The only place we could find that sells these special big-block heater clips is Heartbeat City.