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Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:46:51 PM »
Any possibility of dealers replacing stolen wheels with service replacements on new cars? Or service departments "borrowing" a wheel and replacing with a service wheel?

Absolutely. Hi-Perf cars were regular targets for thieves back in the day. There was an interview in one of the mags with a guy that worked at Gibb Chev; the ZL1s had carbs stolen right on the lot. A dealer in Detroit had 5 ZL1 Camaros stolen one evening.

Dealers regularly swapped wheels around. Someone posted paperwork from their Z/28 sometime back. Very likely they swapped wheels between two cars in stock.
Your comment Bill brought back memories from our Railroad Yard back in the day as cars came in on railroad cars and lots of stuff was stolen especially batteries.

Originality / Re: 68 z28 gt alt bracket
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:29:46 PM »
The edges are different as they are flame cut. The originals are stamp cut out....Joe
That's a good point Joe but can be easily erased with some edge work. The stamp is probably the best key.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 Oil Question
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:21:35 PM »
Long style PF 29 was used in 68, and shorter PF25 used in 69 per any research I've done.

Originality / Re: 68 z28 gt alt bracket
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:13:25 PM »
The reproduction is pretty good but the font is smaller than originals so be careful your not purchasing a repro but spending $ for an original. Here is a comparison of the two sized fonts, i.e. larger font being original to our 68Z.
100_5352 by Chick Renn, on Flickr

Originality / Re: 68 Radio
« on: October 25, 2017, 11:01:23 PM »
LOL, yes this is an old thread but thought I'd add a few pictures to assist those that do searches. The AM radio is the original from our 68 01B NOR Camaro.
100_4875 by Chick Renn, on Flickr
100_4883 by Chick Renn, on Flickr
100_4884 by Chick Renn, on Flickr
100_4886 by Chick Renn, on Flickr

Originality / Re: 67 Camaro Trunk / Header Panel Emblem
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:34:10 AM »
Well Ed, ...  disagreement is the root of all enlightening discussion...  :)      I have my original emblems from my Z28, as well as NOS emblems still in boxes that I purchased in the 70's (that I will probably never use), I'd be glad to photograph all of them if it might change your mind?

I have not noted that on any NOS emblems I have had including the emblem like Dave asked about used on 67's.

Originality / Re: Help with Z/28 proof?
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:34:19 AM »
It COULD be the car.

There were a lot of British Green Z28s built late in the 68 model year.

Yes unfortunate the stock number wasn’t part of the VIN. Some dealerships did that. 
Yes it might as stated but no matter what it sure makes a neat thing to add to the car for conversation.

Originality / Re: 1968 Z/28 distributors 1111266 to 1111467
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:33:21 PM »
Chick - Has there ever been any consensus achieved in  this matter - or is it still on-going?


Unfortunately Randy at this timeframe no consensus but good news, still on-going. There are three 68 Z/28's with our 266 dated 7A25 with one engine built 12/20/67 and our two MO engines both built the following day 12/21/67. We can add to that Paul's 02D LOS 68Z who stated back years ago his original 302 had the same 266 7A25 distributor but I've failed to reach him thru PM's here asking for when his engine was built. Bottom line, our distributor even though I'm confident its original to the car was deemed to be too early of a date code and subsequently not acceptable for Legends Judging. I have discussed with Jerry recently and the probe for information continues but at this time what happened, happened and there are changes coming to our cars judge sheet. Hopefully we can continue to obtain information for not just our time frame but a perspective for the entire 68 Z/28 model year. I supplied Jerry with what information we have currently and we will continue the search for information.
Here is the link to Paul discussing his 02D LOS 68Z with 7A25 distributor.;all  Paul if you read this I'd greatly appreciate if you could let me know when your engine was built.
Everyone, keep the information coming for all 68 Z/28's! Trim tag LOS or NOR with date, engine built when and with what part# distributor and date code.


On the dipstick, I think the inference is the flat handle goes with mostly NOR cars and the round one seems to be more LOS cars.  Not 100% as it could just be two suppliers and different stock of one type in greater quanity at each location.
The info I posted shows several early NOR cars with the round dipstick. Still a small number but the low population shows more of the early cars having the round dipstick and later cars having the flat stick with gray tip. Bottom line, for sure both round and flat dipsticks were used and are correct IMHO.
Start 1968 Z/28 Dipsticks:
11C NOR Round handle w/gray tip
11C Flat handle w/gray tip
12D NOR Round handle w/gray tip
12D NOR Flat handle w/gray tip
01B NOR M stamp Round handle w/gray tip
02C LOS M stamp Round handle w/gray tip

All of the below have the flat handle with gray tip, and "E" stamp.
04D 68 Was at MCACN 2015 in barn finds
05E 68 Danny’s E stamp
06A 68 Dave’s E stamp
06B 68 rare396bronze E stamp NOR
07C 68 Jerry’s E stamp
07D 68 Skip’s E stamp

General Discussion / Re: 1968 Z28 Barn Find
« on: September 10, 2017, 11:13:07 PM »
Looks like a good car, Bruce.  I look forward to seeing you make progress on it.
X2, Look forward to seeing this one complete. :)

Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:52:00 PM »
This is going to be FUN! Does it start Jan 1st?
Know if your doing it its got to be something well done. :)

Originality / Re: 1968 Z/28 distributors 1111266 to 1111467
« on: August 21, 2017, 09:59:58 PM »
05C build Dist 467 8E3
Thank you! Can you add when your engine was built since that is when distributor was added?

Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« on: August 11, 2017, 11:33:45 PM »
I've seen both types used and others that used all the rubber type. And as Tim was thinking the LOS cars had the plugs put in after and NOR cars prior to undercoating. Good pics to post again!

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 124379N658958 Caveat Emptor
« on: August 08, 2017, 03:58:10 AM »
Good one to post Tim. Hopefully it will save someone from making a mistake.

Original Cars and Details / Re: 68 Z28 Survivor - Lemans Blue -
« on: August 03, 2017, 03:34:20 PM »
Chick this is a Norwood car with black fuel pump plate, you had posed the question to Dave on the Yenko boards.
James, sorry but what I asked about was the "front brake line brackets on sub-frame, hard to tell in your picture but do they have any remnants of black paint on them?"               

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