68 RS L30 AA 749
Tease...lol Sounds a lot like mine. I'd keep the a-arms and shackles a little loose for awhile. She'll probably settle more.
Thanks for the video. Enjoy !
Thanks for the video. Enjoy !
Thank you Patrick. No issues so far. All the way through the build I tried to remain patient and keptOh I wish I were you. Maybe next year.
So, no vibrations, no horrible engine sounds? Good oil pressure, and water temp? No belts thrown? Transmission shifts smooth? Inquiring minds want to know.
I also like the red interior. So many people go with a black interior because that is the only color some reproduction parts are produced. All your different red interior parts look like a new 1967 Camaro off the showroom floor. They blend together nicely. The black seat belts are a nice contrast.
I added another 5 star rating to your build thread. You earned it.
Here Here!I added another 5 star rating to your build thread. You earned it.
Decisions decisions! I'm beyond thrilled for you Al. And she sounds perfect.Thank you Patrick. No issues so far. All the way through the build I tried to remain patient and kept
reminding myself "I'm my own quality control". I purposely stayed with factory type mechanical
equipment for reliability reasons. I really like the red interior also with some black accents. The console
would have been red on the sides with a black top to be factory correct. I'm glad I went full black with it.
I'm debating now on a direction for floor mats. Full red, full black, red w/black edging, black w/red edging,
script (what script) or not?
Thanks Darin.I’d vote black mats, it would tie together with the consol.
Red would look good too.
I think red and black mats would be too busy looking.
Go solid red or black.
Car looks great.
That measurement is with the seat all the way back. The car puts a permanent smile on my face
every time I drive it and a Holly Sh!t look when I hammer it. Yes, it moves.
...Measuring from the seat
bottom where it meets the seat back is 35" to the headliner. The seats are mounted to the floor board as was
factory. Not on top of the carpet/padding....
Better late than never, right !? I finally got a measurement. 35" exactly with the seat all the way back, stock headliner and TMI Sport Seats. Dunno where folks are coming up with increased headroom using a TMI headliner ??:yes:...thanks, will measure mine with original headliner/sport seats one of these days and report back...
Thanks for the thumbs up on the stripes Garth. Yes, the 3 leafs are too stiff. Shackles are a bit loose.I like the stripes, Al ! Your taste is similar to mine by adding your own personal touch, but not straying too far from factory appearance. :thumbsup:
Dislike the 3 leaf springs- I presume it's too firm ? What type of shocks are you using ?
I still wouldn't do anything drastic as far as the ride height goes. Keep a-arm and shackle bolts loose. Every once in a while when you walk by, give it a bounce (push down on the bumpers). I betcha it'll settle about 1/2" by next summer...
Love the finished product you have and applaud all your hard work from start to finish 👍 Did you paint it yourself? Not stalking just curious? Wish I would have detailed my car like you did but mine was a 28 year job and still doesn't look as good 👏👏👏Thought I'd give an update now that the cruise and show season is pretty much done here for the year.
I put a bit over 2,000 miles on the car with a big smile on my face. I had problems with the reman Holley
carb and ended up purchasing a new Edelbrock AVS2 with the annular boosters. Very nice carb. Tuning
it is not difficult as I learned on Quadrajets and the AVS to me is similar. I really think I just had a trashed
Holley to start with and unfortunately didn't realize it until the warranty had expired or I would have returned
it. Other than that I really didn't experience any serious problems. Engine and trans work well. Replaced the
trans pan gasket due to a leak and worked on the ignition tuning. Nothing out of the ordinary. I do have to
adjust the drive line angle but that's not to big of a deal. Contemplated how to make the car's visual appeal
pop some and ended up adding my version of pinstripes (Garth ?? lol). I may drop the suspension a bit yet.
The springs settled very little. I used the 3 leaf rear springs and don't like the ride. Here's some current pics.
I have to get the plates replaced!! The DOT sent new plates this year. How did I end up with 396??
Thanks Sherry. The only thing I didn't do was paint. It went to my painter only needing a final block sanding and sprayed. I've been pleased with the outcome.Love the finished product you have and applaud all your hard work from start to finish 👍 Did you paint it yourself? Not stalking just curious? Wish I would have detailed my car like you did but mine was a 28 year job and still doesn't look as good 👏👏👏