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Camaro Research Group Discussion => General Discussion => Topic started by: john jay 69Z on December 12, 2021, 04:51:37 AM

Title: DZ suffix ?
Post by: john jay 69Z on December 12, 2021, 04:51:37 AM
Hi, I am looking at the Meccum Kissimmee Auction in January 2022 and seen a Daytona Yellow Z28 Lot R176 for Thursday 01/13/22 !  https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0122-486940/1969-chevrolet-camaro-z28/
its engine suffix is V0820DZ although from the 8 onwards the font size is larger than the others is that normal? the car is built 09/22/69 which would make it 09D are the dates ok?
I looked at my engine and it is V0902DZ and built 09/15/69, any insight as to Lot R176 being ok
Thank you again for any input
John
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: 69Z28-RS on December 12, 2021, 02:44:01 PM
Although the 'pad' isn't totally to my satisfaction, it's possible that the 'apparent' larger size fonts as the stamp goes to the right is due to the 'angle' of the photograph along with the lens used on his camera.  It's curious enough that I'd want to look a little closer though... and examine the cast date on the block, etc...
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: bcmiller on December 12, 2021, 06:50:49 PM
My grandson who isnít quite 6 yet could take better pics of the drivetrain stampings. :(
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: z28z11 on December 12, 2021, 06:52:41 PM
I believe  your suspicions are correct - the DZ is definitely larger that the previous date code characters. look at the bottom of the "D" in relation to the previous character - obviously slightly larger. I can't say it's incorrect, but it would bear a closer examination.

Nice car, but why would you spend all of that time and money in a restoration like this, and then put the wrong shifter in it ? If you wanted to get away from a wobbly slip fit cushion, buy the reproduction bolt on with the correct round handle -

Regards,
Steve
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: bcmiller on December 12, 2021, 11:58:46 PM
I think the angle of the engine pad picture is terrible. It might be OK, I canít tell based on that crappy photo.
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: Danzo on December 13, 2021, 01:09:36 AM
Brought it here to view. It looks like there is a Z or a 7? (faint) after the enlarged Z
Doc.
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: BULLITT65 on December 13, 2021, 07:20:56 AM
It is a "DZ" Danzo. it is just the way it was stamped. I have seen many where the bottom of the Z is very light
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: Jonesy on December 13, 2021, 03:37:20 PM
I think its the angle of the pic that makes the fonts get larger at the end. I think its a good stamping
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: dannystarr on December 13, 2021, 04:30:32 PM
Hard to tell, but sure looks like the last 4 digits are bigger to me. And is that the top of the original Z stamp? And the Z also looks lower?... Danny
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: dannystarr on December 13, 2021, 04:33:23 PM
one more
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: william on December 13, 2021, 04:34:46 PM
It is real.
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: dannystarr on December 13, 2021, 06:50:48 PM
WOW.. OK, so did they find a block, deck it and rent the gang holder and stamp it? Never seen a jumped double stamp travel that far when striked, I mean struck. Need block casting number and casting date to help.
Someone request that info. ... Danny
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: KurtS on December 13, 2021, 08:22:42 PM
Agreed, it's the angle. Pad is OK.
Title: Re: DZ suffix ?
Post by: jcabuilder on December 16, 2021, 12:42:09 AM
Looks like a nice car and I think it will get a buyer within that price range.