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Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 04-05-2024, 01:04 PM
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Posted By BCreekDave
I guess you could always do this: ...

I guess you could always do this:
https://carlisletyrfil.com/products/tyrfil-flatproofing/
and just put them on for the shows.

Seems like it would take the explosion risk out of the picture. ...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 03-20-2024, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By BCreekDave
I think just Z. SS came with a 3.55 standard and...

I think just Z. SS came with a 3.55 standard and option was 4.10. Z option was 4.10 too. I've never heard of a 3.73 SS.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 03-20-2024, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By BCreekDave
Couldn't tell from the photos, but does it have...

Couldn't tell from the photos, but does it have the "heart" on the bottom? Not sure when this started but it seems most have it.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 03-19-2024, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By BCreekDave
49I I believe is February 18, 1969.

49I I believe is February 18, 1969.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-21-2024, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By BCreekDave
In case you want to "roll your own" Made...

In case you want to "roll your own"

Made mine on a CNC mill using an old transfer punch, but a lathe may work.

The rivets I got from my local TrueValue hardware store in the Hillman stuff:
...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-20-2024, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By BCreekDave
Seems to me that if the roll steel was galvanized...

Seems to me that if the roll steel was galvanized and the stamping happened later, that the cut edges would be very prone to rusting. Most moderately used ones that I have seen do not show evidence...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-17-2024, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By BCreekDave
Doesn't hurt to have a subframe rotisserie...

Doesn't hurt to have a subframe rotisserie either:ooo:
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-17-2024, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By BCreekDave
You'll get many answers on this, but for me I...

You'll get many answers on this, but for me I went basic with SPI epoxy primer top coated with a flattened Delfleet Essential black urethane. Sounds like a great car. The red Koni's are definitely...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-15-2024, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By BCreekDave
With the clear, it is glossier than original. i...

With the clear, it is glossier than original. i wanted the clear for a bit of protection from UV. A satin clear may get closer to original.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-15-2024, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By BCreekDave
I used SPI epoxy as the base and a acrylic...

I used SPI epoxy as the base and a acrylic urethane SS Delfleet Essential color (black, in my case) with SEM World Class clear.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 02-15-2024, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By BCreekDave
I scuffed one up real well with coarse...

I scuffed one up real well with coarse scotch-brite pad and shot a base of epoxy primer. No problems with adhesion at all.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 01-04-2024, 03:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 49,215
Posted By BCreekDave
The phrase "GM factory-assembled...." seems to me...

The phrase "GM factory-assembled...." seems to me to try to add some GM corporate level legitimacy or authorization to the rebody. It's not what you say, but how you say it.
Forum: In Memoriam 12-27-2023, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By BCreekDave
As many know here, they raced a 68 'Olds too: ...

As many know here, they raced a 68 'Olds too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh3qg14K2-M
(at 27 seconds in)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6EkakMpYzs
10 second run??
Forum: Vintage Certification 11-21-2023, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,114
Posted By BCreekDave
Wish I could have gone. For those that are...

Wish I could have gone.

For those that are interested, there are many photos of the Shadow Gray 1970 Z28 on the BAT auction of this car here:...
Forum: Lounge 09-28-2023, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By BCreekDave
Cool engine and lots of tech there, but not as...

Cool engine and lots of tech there, but not as visually impressive as the cutaways from the 60's and 70's where the model shops really cut things and chromed and painted the internals. This one is...
Forum: Lounge 09-13-2023, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38,806
Views: 8,692,191
Posted By BCreekDave
Is that really the same car? The body line on...

Is that really the same car? The body line on the fender back to the door looks completely different. Much deeper on the restored car. Look at the rear door edge. Looks like they took a sedan and...
Forum: Other Events 09-08-2023, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,632
Posted By BCreekDave
The flyer for this. Weather is supposed to be...

The flyer for this. Weather is supposed to be great. Lots of fun events.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 09-06-2023, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,978
Posted By BCreekDave
Knowing what little I do about industrial...

Knowing what little I do about industrial plating, there are coatings (think grease-like substances) that can be applied to mask the area where you do not want the plating to occur. These are then...
Forum: Other Events 09-05-2023, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,632
Posted By BCreekDave
Gathering of the Geezers - Kil Kare

If you are in the Dayton-Xenia Ohio area, this Sunday the 10th is the annual Gathering of the Geezers car show and race event. Usually a pretty good turn-out. It's the 15th year for this....
Forum: Technical & Restoration 08-25-2023, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By BCreekDave
One problem is the DOT regulations have changed...

One problem is the DOT regulations have changed since the 1960's early 70's to mandate the double crimp on the end pieces, so nobody can legally sell a new part with the original single crimps. Even...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-22-2023, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,341
Posted By BCreekDave
Love the coffee stains.

Love the coffee stains.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 08-11-2023, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,847
Posted By BCreekDave
My guess is it is the same hose as an L78, as the...

My guess is it is the same hose as an L78, as the Holley carb has the same connection point and the PCV is in pretty close to the same location, so the 3871298 looks correct:...
Forum: Scammers/Fraudsters 08-07-2023, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,970
Posted By BCreekDave
I heard Steve is busy at the moment removing a...

I heard Steve is busy at the moment removing a virus from his computer :laugh:
Forum: Technical & Restoration 08-06-2023, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,388
Posted By BCreekDave
Adding a bit to this old thread, I just purchased...

Adding a bit to this old thread, I just purchased a dead R89 repop battery and had great success in just popping the top off of it to replace the AGM Odyssey PC925 battery. The tops are glued on but...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 07-12-2023, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By BCreekDave
I used this: ...

I used this:
https://caswellplating.com/aluminum-deoxidizer-desmut-1-quart.html

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