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General Discussion / Re: Rumble @55-65 mph
« on: August 29, 2021, 02:38:30 AM »
Be interested to know when you hear the sound, if you accelerate or decelerate if the sound goes away   if so I'd bet on it being a U joint starting to go.. 
They don't always vibrate early in the process of going out - but they will give off some varying degrees of sound vibrations often when the needles are subjected to loads being taken off of them one direction or another..

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6-cylinder Camaros / Re: '67 Camaro 155HP questions
« on: July 20, 2021, 10:34:55 AM »
Most likely a Norwood car would have been delivered into Canada for sale at a Canadian dealer - G M Vintage Vehicles Services in Oshawa has records of any and all cars delivered and sold new in Canada.  Google G M Vintage Car Services - Oshawa ON and get the 1-800 number and give them a call - they will run the VIN number for you and might give you a synopsis of the options the car over the phone as to when and to where it was delivered dealer-wise in Canada.
You could also purchase a package that would validate and document it's 'as delivered' status if you still had the car, but I doubt that would be much good to you now considering.. 

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General Discussion / Re: Reunite my freind with his '69 Z
« on: June 25, 2021, 02:51:58 AM »
Nice car - but unfortunately, finding it sounds like it wasn't as much of a priority as I first read into the OP's comments (possibly you feel the same way)..  :o


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General Discussion / Re: Reunite my freind with his '69 Z
« on: June 17, 2021, 02:04:35 AM »
Well is this the end of the tale - or is there more to be told?
Enquiring minds and all that..

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Maintenance / Re: Head Gasket Steel Shim Style
« on: March 13, 2021, 04:05:42 AM »
Fel Pro 1094's? = 0.015"

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General Discussion / Re: 1968 302 emblems to Z28 emblems ?
« on: January 06, 2021, 07:32:39 AM »
My 02D Norwood car originally had '302' on the fenders from old pictures I managed to get - unfortunately a later owner changed them in 1980 to the later Z2/8 version and the holes created by doing so prevented changing back easily or else I would have.. 

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Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: October 16, 2020, 01:31:21 AM »
Love that shifter! Too Cool..
 

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General Discussion / Re: Z/28 engine pad stamp codes..
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:10:44 PM »
Thanks for all the responses here..
As I stated I would like to learn more on the Z convertible and will when I have more time to do so at some point.
Yep - Facebook is a Hell of a place to try and inject some (Any) logic as it seems as soon as you try and add some into a discussion, out pops another theory or "my friend's Dad had one" ism and away the story goes off the rails, or in a completely different direction all over again.
Its the reason I rarely ever get involved, but when I do I'm quickly reminded that I promised myself never to do it again after the last time..
Thx again for the info and time..   Randy

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General Discussion / Re: Z/28 engine pad stamp codes..
« on: September 11, 2020, 06:08:54 PM »
So are you sayin' don't trust what you read on facebook!!??!!?  But those guys are experts!   ;)

I truly must admit that I am amazed of how much misinformation people post and you can almost see how the bad info, if it fits someone's narrative gets propagated and soon becomes the 'truth' on places like Facebook.. even in their Camaro owners section..
All it takes is one guy to say something off the wall and soon there are others with even further off the wall info to gladly share - and off it goes!
I must admit I get involved occasionally when I can't read any more falsehoods and chime in - but I try and keep from commenting just because I know eventually some 'expert' will chime in and try and make me look bad for trying to contribute some logic to an exchange.
I knew very little about Estes' covert or the codes involved - that's why my initial post here - but before I got back to share what you fellows had offered up in the way of info on it - it seems to have taken on a new life of its own and now not only are MI codes are solid proof of Z2/8's but apparently now also of COPO status..
I give up!
Thanks for the Estes' info - I'll have to try and dig deeper at some point and learn more about it - just for my own interest and information..

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General Discussion / Z/28 engine pad stamp codes..
« on: September 11, 2020, 12:35:52 PM »
Was reading some stuff on a Facebook discussion regarding 1968 (all 3 years of 1st gen actually) Z2/8 engine code stamps, and someone came up with MI after all of the regular MO, MP, and DZ, codes were mentioned.
Apparently they claim the Estes' Z convertible has an MI code assigned to the 302 block and they claim that proves it is a valid code for Z2/8 engines thusly.
Firstly - does this 'one vehicle' in fact have an MI code stamping and does it have a regular 678 engine block casting number??
Secondly - we all know this is a valid, yet oddball vehicle. Should it in any way be considered a 'production vehicle' or one that should hold any significance as a valid type or model for the 1968 production year?
and..
Thirdly - some have commented that this particular car is or should be considered a COPO car since it has this MI code and in fact are saying that MI is a code designated for a COPO vehicle by GM?

I would love to hear any thoughts regarding this particular car - and it's unique code or designation if in fact MI is truly the stamp on the engine block.
I personally consider this car can't or shouldn't be considered a COPO because it wasn't ordered through the dealer or COPO system - instead it was probably concocted as a on-off or test vehicle status considering it was the only example made, and that it probably like many was probably slated and destined to be crushed at some point like many other 'test vehicles' GM made for evaluation and then finally destroyed after a point, never truly considered to be a long term car for public sale..
All comments and/or details shared are greatly appreciated!
Randy.. 
   

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General Discussion / Re: This car will come back as something else
« on: August 11, 2020, 04:29:05 PM »
With that much rust - it could certainly 'come back'... as a Mustang..

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General Discussion / Re: My new 68Z
« on: August 09, 2020, 03:11:01 PM »
If it possibly was sold new in Canada, GM Vintage Car Services can be your documentation 'friend' - just give George or Frank a call and with the VIN they can immediately tell you if it was or is a car they have all of the documentation and details on..
Probably being a Cal car its a long shot - but still worth a try!

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Oil Pan Ident/Date Code Stamping?
« on: April 05, 2020, 02:10:40 AM »
Never noticed it on my '68 MO - but never had all of the paint completely off of it either.. 
Jerry's 'Definitive' book doesn't mention any pan stamping or in fact even list a GM part number for those pans in his book listing either and if one was normally there I'm sure he would have known and noted it - so I highly doubt it is a GM stamp of any kind.
Maybe a rebuilder or machine shop ID of some sort?

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General Discussion / Re: Big Block ID assistance..
« on: February 28, 2020, 02:37:34 PM »
Thanks for all of the help and time..  Much appreciated! 
Randy

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General Discussion / Re: Big Block ID assistance..
« on: February 28, 2020, 01:05:17 AM »
Thanks guys - When I get back to it I will take off the pan to see if its 2 or 4 bolt - but being a truck likelihood is it could  more probably be a 4 assuming more trucks than cars probably got the extra fasteners!
Any idea what the vin count started off at in that year run.. being January 1st would assume it would likely be 500000 making it the 7311th produced or is that thinking correct or ?

What is the likelihood that the 336781 heads that are with it would be correct or original to that style or number of block and are 781's a decent performance head in any way for a performance package?
I don't know what the date code on them is and I'm not close to take a look at this point..?

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