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Old 11-30-2003, 06:07 AM
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Hi y'all

Iīve been here for a while now but I thought i should introduce my self.
My name is Henrik and I live in Sweden; no we donīt have polar bears any more than the Canadians do
I drive a '68 Camaro Standard. Itīs my first US car but Iīve been a fan of old american iron since childhood. Iīve helped friends for years with their cars, but now I wanted my own.
Itīs got a 355 of my own combo (modified LT1 you might say), prepped th350 with a 2000rpm conv. and a 8,5" 10-bolt rear. Sadly I have a 2.73 gear but looking for a 3.42.
Still it runs high 13 on regular tires so Iīm not too disapointed.



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Old 11-30-2003, 09:03 AM
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Nice ride! Well it looks like you wont have a hard time out running a PolarBear with your 68".
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Old 11-30-2003, 09:11 AM
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Nice looking Camaro Henrik... Is there much of a rust problem in Sweden? I'm in Michigan in the States and we use salt on the roads during the winter which eats up the cars...
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Old 11-30-2003, 09:17 AM
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Well it's about time you guys take some of these polar bears. We have them all in Alaska and they keep eating everything in sight. Nice car Henrick. Looks like you have a good time with it. BTW do you want a polar bear for the back yard? We're doing a two for one special this week.
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Old 11-30-2003, 10:39 AM
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Nice looking Camaro Henrik... Is there much of a rust problem in Sweden? I'm in Michigan in the States and we use salt on the roads during the winter which eats up the cars...
Mark
Thanks every one!

Yep. same here Mark. The salt on the roads during winter is eating away both cars and roads. So the Cam is tucked away in a garage. One help against rust is using linseed oil mixed with oil for chainsaws. Use an ordinary (donīt know the english name) spray machine (for paintjobs) and drill holes to all closed compartments in the body. Just make sure the car is dry and fairly clean. After the treatment, donīt wash it for 2 weeks; it will smell like a wood shop.
Important: Do NOT use this on "newer" cars with wax-based protection. This will cause the wax to crack and the car will rust away in a year.

Hold the polarbears for me 38 special
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Old 11-30-2003, 10:53 AM
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Sorry to hear that... I use transmission fluid. Pretty cheap and it won't hurt anything else. Keeps the moisture from getting a foothold in the seams...
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Old 11-30-2003, 11:32 AM
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Well, the good news is that they are trying something different now. Sugar
It is supposed to have the same anti-freeze capability as salt but wont ruin the cars or nature. Sure hope it works.
But isnīt tran.fluid agressive against the existing protection on the car? The linseed oil is completly harmless since itīs a natural product. The chainsaw oil is only for sticky preference
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