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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 01, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone tell me what is inside of the cocktail shakers a guy I work with says mercury I find this kind of hard to believe
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 01, 09:29 AM
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ATF, a spring, and a weight.


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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 01, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thats what I thought ATF, Thanks now I can settle this debate when I return to work
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 01, 10:27 AM
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Does anyone make repro coctail shakers? My convert dosen't have them. Are they worth putting in? My car shakes a little on the hiway but I have a bad bearing on the old muncie that has to be taken care of.

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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 01, 04:38 PM
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I only had the rear shakers in mt 69 convert when i bought it. The car seemed to have very light steering, which i thought was over boosted. I purchaced the two front shakers last month and installed them. I couldn't believe the difference. Most of the cowl shake is gone, the steering feels "heavier" in the front, and it leveled the Rag out. What a difference a couple of 25 lb. weights made on the overall ride and handling.

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 01, 04:57 PM
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Kent H. Did you buy them new (repro) or used? If new,who makes them?

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 01, 05:38 PM
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I hope someone proves me wrong, but I am almost positive you are going to have to locate some used shakers. I don't think anyone produces them new. Look back through the "for sale" section on this site and I bet you find some. They are very heavy so shipping will be high and it would help to be able to go pick them up. I am also a believer that you will like your car better with these installed.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 01, 06:26 PM
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I have just about every catalog there is for parts and have not seen any repro cocktail shakers. I'm going to put a set in my 69 convt. that came from a parts car. Look in the parts sale section of this site. I've seen them for sale for about $75 ea. Good luck.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 01, 03:12 AM
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I can assure you that there is no one that makes shakers in the aftermarket. I had one that was badly rusted and I looked for months to no avail. I contacted professional Camaro restorers as well asked every convertible owner that I saw.

They simply are not out there new. The ones that are out there are obviously out of junk cars. I think you could probably make them if you are good enough.

There was an ariticle in Camaro World sometime this year on there make up and tech stuff.

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 01, 06:29 AM
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Why not have a drawing made up of a front and a rear, and have them made.

I'm we could find a vendor/machine shop to make them.

I would highly suggest when made, ship them dry w/out fluid so as not to be hazardous material. We could include a fill/drain plug for filling the ATF after arrival to your driveway.

If we get a large volume, cheaper price. I have a shop in mind.

If these cut down on windshield/cowl panel vibration, I might put a set into the BMW convertible I have.

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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 01, 09:04 AM
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They're around and should be able to be found for around $75 each in good condition.

Make sure that the year is correct as there is a difference in the mounting brackets for 67/68 and 69. I never got a 100% answer on the mapping of those from a Firebird but that might be another source.

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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 01, 04:54 PM
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I'm getting ready to pickup my newly purchased 69 ragtop. I just setteled the deal last night and am waiting on the bank to cut a check! I do have a question concerning the cocktail shakers in the front of the car... Where are they located?
I inspected the car last night in the dark and the rears were there but I don't know if the fronts were there or not. I assume that there located in between the radiator support and the grill assembly?

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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 01, 07:10 PM
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Prostreet - I have a '67 but my guess is that the location is probably pretty close to your '69. Mine are located at the forward part of the inner fender. If you pull the battery and look in the space between the wheel well and the headlamp, you should see it bolted to the inner fender. Same location on the passenger side, way up by the headlamp on the inner fender.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 01, 12:07 PM
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I wonder if if would be worthwile to reproduce coctail shakers out of fiberglass, just for show??
they'd weigh about 2 pounds each, hit 'em with trunk paint and call it a day.

A thought.

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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 01, 02:55 AM
 
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68ragtop, if you want them for show but look original just empty the fluid out to make them light
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