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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Fisher Body Number Report (1969)
« on: Today at 02:25:51 PM »
Cool. I did order them book last night. :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Fisher Body Number Report (1969)
« on: Today at 12:23:09 AM »
As always, thanks for your insight Bill. Much appreciated. I need to get that book.

Originality / Re: 1967 L78 Fan/Clutch
« on: December 11, 2018, 05:12:38 PM »
Bryon absolutely but 20 plus years ago there was skeptism. I remember in Colvin by the #'s book stated "possible some late 67 production cars could have received this block, but highly unlikely and unverified. The same could be said for the fan/clutch assembly that are in some late production L78's. The interesting thing is both L78's I reference have 456 gears!!! Yes 323 bocks were in production June of 67.... my block was cast F 18 7

I will have to fire up my old computer and see if I can find a pic of my casting date.  Alan has updated his books over the years as new information comes up.

Let me look into the fan information. Then we can chat offline first. There are some things late in the 67 model year that are not “normative”.   

Originality / Re: 1967 L78 Fan/Clutch
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:54:16 AM »
323 block was definitely used by June 67. I have a 67 Chevelle L78 block that is a 323.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Trim tag “build date” calendar?
« on: December 09, 2018, 05:00:20 PM »
Go to this link and drop down to number 4.

The build date on the cowl tag is when the body was started. It was attached 3-4 days before final assembly of the car was completed and build week dates did not always align exactly with calendar weeks.

General Discussion / Re: Another 69Z project for sale (orange this time)
« on: December 09, 2018, 04:56:05 PM »
Could be a clone. Lots of guys put emblems on cars. No proof shown. The marking behind the rear seat is not proof. Doesn’t even sound like the rear end is original.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:23:19 AM »
That’s fine. I have only owned 2 red cars and would never own another one.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Engines
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:20:53 AM »
Your questions won’t easily be answered. Most of those decisions were made by people that are no longer with us. You may get some “general” answers but maybe not “the whole story”.   

Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:27:13 PM »
Possibly. Not looking for a 69 at the moment.

I could have bought a Lemans Blue 69 Z a while back for $10k. Non original drivetrain but it had a big block and was a driver. Needed much of the interior, inner fenders, some rust repair. I passed and it sold the next day.

There are no bad colors in 69, in my opinion, but some are more desirable than others.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« on: December 08, 2018, 03:21:00 PM »
I think the car was maybe worth the BIN price. Hard to tell for sure though just based on the pics. Rust did not seem to be that bad. Projects like this are getting harder to find.

 If it would have been Lemans Blue, it would not have lasted 6 hours.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: interesting but rough...
« on: December 07, 2018, 08:19:46 PM »
I was ordering myself a new Silverado a while back (2018) and really wanted the mid size bed 6.5 ft. because that was what my other one had which is a kind of rare option. They made the order but later came back and said no more were being built for 2018 models. The 2019,s are not the same.

Check around, they are out there. I could have had one as a loaner, but instead got one with a regular bed with 30 miles on it (2018) as a loaner.  This was last month when they were repairing a bent push rod and a sticking lifter in my truck.

General Discussion / Re: Stove Pipe Question
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:29:30 AM »
Not sure if this one is for a 1968 base 327 or not. Might be L30 and L48 with automatic trans.

General Discussion / Re: Stove Pipe Question
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:51:17 AM »
Do you need one for a 327? Send me a pm.

General Discussion / Re: Home page and feature car
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:47:07 PM »
Are there any guidelines for feature car ads? Like restored, survivor, correct, finished, what? Both my camaros have been on the home page a while back, but I did not write a story because I did not have a good idea of what would be proper for the feature.

General Discussion / Re: How many ?
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:44:22 PM »
Ed, that’s true. But it’s kind of like installing a harmonic balancer with a BFH.  ;) 8)

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