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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z/28 10 10 car on BAT
« on: October 31, 2022, 02:58:23 AM »
Tag looks good; not the engine stamp.

Rear springs are not original.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Z/28
« on: October 18, 2022, 01:46:27 AM »
I don't see ANY rivets holding that vin tag on.

1969 - Orphans / V0116DZ for car 124379L519304
« on: September 19, 2022, 11:59:43 PM »

No pic of pad stamp.  No phone number, so when the CL ad is gone, it is gone.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 19N671953 DZ 302 on Facebook.
« on: September 19, 2022, 11:49:40 PM »
671953 would be an August car.  Mine is 08A and is 671122.

June 2 block is possible on an 08A car. 

General Discussion / Re: Timing
« on: June 10, 2022, 12:31:14 AM »
I have put several 480 distributors (stock dist in a 69 Z) on my Sun distributor machine.   My experience is that the total timing does not come  in until close to 4000 rpm (2000 distributor rpm).

Don't for a second think that your mechanical advance has topped out at 2500 rpm unless the distributor has already been modified.   When Stingr69 said "Curve starts @ 1100 RPM and goes to 2600 RPM" I am quite certain that is what he strives for when recurving the distributor.   That means you may have to modify the advance weight and experiment with different springs.  It is a really tedious job to do with the distributor in the engine.  However, if you are willing to put in the time (no pun intended) you CAN achieve the same results as I can with a distributor machine.  It is just much easier on the distributor machine.

Also, my personal experience is to limit total vac advance to 10 to 12 degrees.   Your results may vary.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Z/28 X33 10 10 code
« on: December 15, 2021, 03:06:55 AM »
Maybe I need to up the insurance on my 10 10 X77D80 car.

At least my grill is silver, stripes are correct, my gas tank isn't painted, and my sub frame isn't all bent and dented.

What happened to the wheel well trim on this one?  They are all gone!

General Discussion / Re: Late 1969 Door VIN Tag
« on: April 26, 2021, 02:34:55 PM »
Have seen ribs on a June car.

Restoration / Re: D80 Spoiler Trunk Lid Sealing Tape
« on: April 26, 2021, 01:39:01 AM »
So when did they quit piercing the deck lid down low where the spoiler went?  My 08A car does not have any unused holes under the spoiler.

Restoration / Re: Trunk sound deadner
« on: April 26, 2021, 01:10:07 AM »
You think this would be suitable on the inner 1/4s (coupes) where there is a thickened square with sound deadened applied?


I don't think that thickened square was a stick on material.  I believe they all look like that (or at least 99% of them do) simply from the way they were sprayed.

When I shot mine, I tried to replicate it, but I don't think the standard Shutz gun I was using was capable of creating such a sharp edge.  Could have been operator error.  I think they had a different gun that allowed a sharper edge.

General Discussion / Re: Late 1969 Door VIN Tag
« on: April 26, 2021, 12:38:43 AM »
My 08A car did not have one.

General Discussion / Re: Survival Rate
« on: April 26, 2021, 12:35:02 AM »
Still a few REAL 10 10 Z/28s out there.

I have one.  Thankfully, it is an X77 car, which isn't counterfeited as often.

General Discussion / Re: Chev Muscle Docs/NCRS Data Report
« on: February 08, 2021, 06:45:02 PM »
Paul, I know you have tried on this one before, but my 69 Z/28 came from dealer 833 in Zone 23 (Oklahoma).

I always suspected Seltzer (in Yukon, just W of OKC).   Seltzer was bought by Alan Merrill in early 70's.  Merrill is dealer 594 in Zone 23.  That tells me they didn't likely keep the number that had been assigned to Seltzer.

Seltzer did sell a ZL-1.    #61.  CRG shows it as vin 124379N642927  Fathom green.  I could have sworn it was white.

Have you seen the NCRS report on that car?  If it is 833, that would confirm Seltzer is my selling dealer.

The other one I suspected is Scott Chevrolet in downtown OKC.    There was also a "Scott's Chevlrolet" somewhere in OK, but not the same dealer.

Thanks for any help.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 RS Stunning color combo!
« on: February 08, 2021, 05:55:46 PM »
Subject car.

Who lists a Z for six figures and does NOT include pics of trim tag or engine stamp or rear stamp or trans stamp?

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z-28 Original -V- Reproduction 3932472
« on: December 09, 2020, 03:39:59 AM »
I didn't even know there were plans to repop that manifold.

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