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Originality / Re: 3 different intakes same cast number 3927184
« on: September 25, 2018, 01:08:28 PM »
I'm not certain, but I believe the change to the valve cover oil fill was related to emissions controls, and the pcv valve. Previously there was an opening in the back of the block behind the distributor and the crankcase was vented from this opening via a fitting and rubber hose. The opening was eliminated when the pcv valve setup instituted. So a 69 block does not have the opening. I'm not sure about 68, but I had a 67 327 which had the opening and was vented out the rear of the block. It did not have a pcv valve, and there were no openings in the valve covers.

Originality / Re: 3 different intakes same cast number 3927184
« on: September 24, 2018, 12:57:13 PM »
Oil fill tube went away in 69, and oil was added via valve covers.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor - 124379N580xxx X11 307 car to X77 Z/28
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:26:18 PM »
"My plans were to build a Cortez Silver X77 to the genuine original trim tag that matches the 01B date of this X11 all original unmolested Camaro."

He forgot to add the part about then "selling the car for big money and prizes".  :(

General Discussion / Re: Another Garnet Red Z28.. sorta....
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:44:05 PM »
Long live garnet red!   ;D

It's on the Tri-Five Chevy site??

General Discussion / Re: Are there any GM employees on this forum?
« on: September 05, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »
Just visited Rock of Ages company in Vermont in July. This is their business. Don't know who she is dealing with, but maybe another idea.

General Discussion / Re: Camshaft
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:18:55 PM »
8-11 in Hg Std timing

Seems like every sign or ad for a Ford or Mopar these days lists every option with the number produced. Who cares? Some options were rare because they were unpopular. Chevy produced very few L78 Camaros with the standard 3-speed transmission. Very rare but not desirable these days.

John De Lorean took over as Chevrolet's General Manager February 1969. Chevy was a mess and it was his job to get it back on track. One problem was far too many customer options and choices.

"Chevrolet cars soon had 15,000 parts, with a combination of body types, engine sizes, colors, axle ratios, and interior arrangements which was almost incalculable. We could build one million Chevrolets and not have two cars exactly alike."

So much for "one of one."

Agreed. :)

I have never seen another 69 Z with the exact same combination of RS, garnet red, white vinyl, black std interior. Close, but never exact. 1 of 1?

Yup, like my car. Thanks, I thought this was the way to figure the ZL2's. But sometimes an option is included in another option (like headlamp washers) so I wasn't quite certain.

How do the ZL1's and COPO's figure in the the ZL2 total? Are they part of the 10,026 sold? If so then would you add together Z10's, Z11's, ZL1's and COPO's and then subtract from the 10,026 number to get the total ZL2's ordered for all other cars?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: date code for 09D 1111480 dist
« on: August 09, 2018, 08:42:56 PM »
I thought I remember reading that the 480 dist might have been superceded by another part no. late in 69 model year? Maybe that's why you can't find a 480 with a late date? Going from memory here.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: On 67-69 Camaro Front Fenders(Factory GM)
« on: August 07, 2018, 02:12:46 PM »
Right month, wrong year. Early 10B Oct 68.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: On 67-69 Camaro Front Fenders(Factory GM)
« on: August 06, 2018, 01:19:06 PM »
Here's a pic of my LH fender date Stamp

I looked over some of the cars this morning and the descriptions are painful to read.  I thought the orange "Z" might be one of the better camaros but it has issues.

Like the x code?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Holley 4053
« on: August 01, 2018, 02:09:39 PM »
My early 69 Z's (10B) carb is actually from Jul of 68, 872.

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