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post #16 of 60 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 04, 10:31 AM
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Hey Donald,
Well, there's still 5 hours left on ebay. My guess is that the "snipers" will show up in the last hour and a half and bid 'em up to about 500 or so...we'll see!
I know that some guys back east are thinking of getting ready to put their "babies" up for the winter, especially convertibles. Seems to me the best time to sell these things would be springtime, when the convertibles come out to play, so, just maybe, you can get these things for a reasonable price this time of year IF they're the right ones.
You should still try to get pics, maybe it is just the angle.
And the new motor is...awwww, I don't wanna tell ya, you'll just get drool all over your computer keys! [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Cheers! [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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post #17 of 60 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 04, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Aw come on Steve... I'm this close (fingers spread about 1 inch apart) from having the Mrs convinced that we should start the restoration in November. I'll need motivation to keep me going. [img]smile.gif[/img]

Ok... I got more pictures



These are looking pretty good if the snipers don't show up.

Do these look correct for a 68 Camaro? Anyone?

Thanks!!!
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SCORE!!! On BOTH counts...the "shakers" and the Mrs!
Yep, they look just like my shakers, and seeing as we have pretty much the same car, you're good to go..IF you can scoop 'em up! And you WILL notice the difference in the drive! (This isn't just one of those things that you do to be "period correct" and not even notice the benefit.)

As far as the motor goes, I still love it. I haven't outgrown it at all. I feel really lucky that I found this site before I chose a motor. All the advise was spot-on! I'm glad I did the cam and roller rockers too. This thing just purrs like a kitten around town, and yet when I want to step on it, its right there! And thats just with my open 3.08 peg leg! I've been threatening to put in a new rear end, but, truth be told, I don't really need it.......yet.

Now...go get them shakers!

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We have a winner! I scored the shakers. [img]graemlins/hurray.gif[/img]

So Steve... When the wife asks me if the 70 horses between a zz4 350 (355 hp) and a fastburn 385 w/HOT cam (425 hp) is worth the $1000 dollars difference in price... I can SMILE and say HELL YES!?!?!?

FB 385 + HOT cam + TKO 500 + 3.07 12 bolt posi = [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Ahem...<best announcer voice> HELL YES!!! Its more h.p and more tq, more kick at fewer rpm, meaning better gas economy and the resale will be better too. All this for ONLY one thousand dollars more! Thats an incredible value, but hurry to your local Chevrolet dealer before this offer ends! (Offernotvalidinsomestatesseeyourlocalretailerford etails)

How's that for an endorsement?

Great job on scoring the shakers, you'll be glad you did. If you need any help, look at my old, detailed posts for how I installed mine, or just ask, I'd be more than happy to help wherever I can.
Good luck, and stock up on band-aids and new swear words, you're gonna need and use both!
I guarantee it!

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post #21 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 05, 09:50 PM
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My 68 Rears have one upper tab, I can post a pic if you like..

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post #22 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 05, 08:52 PM
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Hope the pic works,one is just barely visible laying on the passenger side floorI will have a closer look when I can.Car is a 68



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post #23 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 05, 06:13 AM
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and now for a real stupid question... what are cocltail shakers?
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post #24 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 05, 06:53 AM
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Re: Cocktail Shaker Confirmation

They are canisters holding weights and fluid attached to the body at each corner of the car to dampen vibrations on convertibles. You can see pictures of them installed and uninstalled in previous posts. Since the verts don't have the structural support of the coupes, they bodies will vibrate at speed without the shakers. "Cocktail shaker" is really a coined term for the units.

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post #25 of 60 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 05, 01:19 PM
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here is some pics of 68 shakers..... front and rear....




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post #26 of 60 (permalink) Old May 14th, 06, 05:56 AM
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Re: Cocktail Shaker Confirmation

Can somebody please show pics of 69 front shakers ?With the REPO 69 body on the market what are they planning too use on them for shakers? Looks like a REPO bracket should be made to convert all shakers so they will fit 69s. Just a thought! I plan to make brackets to weld on the shakers I have so they will fit my 69 pace car thats why I need some pics to look at. RSR
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post #27 of 60 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 06, 10:59 PM
 
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I would like to second the request to see pictures of 69 front shakers. I bought a set a while back only to find the rears fit, but the fronts don't. The fronts I have look like 68 fronts. My car is almost ready to leave the body shop and this is holding it back. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #28 of 60 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 06, 04:32 PM
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those with the two tabs on top are firebird products. Hope that helps.
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post #29 of 60 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 06, 03:54 PM
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Are those used on 4th gen cars?

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post #30 of 60 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 06, 10:34 PM
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Re: Cocktail Shaker Confirmation

how much do shakers weigh?
and how much do they help?
they look like they wouldnt help much mounted in the front like that.
i have never hurd of shakers til now this is some good info.
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