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General Discussion / Re: Advice on selling 69 Z/28
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:23:40 PM »
You have a nice car, and having the original owners names, and full history on the car adds value IMO...  You should write up the history as detailed as you can with addresses and phone numbers and anything else you know about each of the prior owners and locations...  ie.. everything you know...   for passing along to the buyer.

Garage Talk / Re: Muscle car assembley line video
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:59:50 PM »
Great collection of Auto Assembly photos...  :)   

Did you notice those three fellas looking confused and frustrated with that Boss 429 engine poised over the Mustang engine compartment?   (I feel for them!).. :)

General Discussion / Re: X77 dates
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:59:16 PM »
Hello everyone,
A question for ya's, when exactly was the x77 code used in the 69' model year? I'm looking at purchasing a 1969 z at the moment and its confusing.. the fisher body tag shows a build date of 09D. Is this possible?

The VIN of the car in question will tell you approx when your car was built.. early (Sept '68) or late (Sept '69)...

Decoding/Numbers / Re: New to this site!
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:49:06 PM »
Hello everyone! I recently bought a 69 Z28. I am trying to find info on where it was sold and to whom. Is there any web sites that will help me? My VIN is 124379N624188. Since I am having the car shipped from the seller I have not gotten to dig into all the codes in depth. It has certificate from Jerry MacNeish stating it is a true 69 RPO Z28.

You can request from NCRS (for a $50 charge) to get the zone/dealer number for the original dealer, and hopefully the dealers name as well...

If the data for your serial number is not available you will not be charged.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: New to this site!
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:59:48 PM »
Rare and beautiful in WHITE...   :)

Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1969 Penske Camaro Color
« on: November 05, 2017, 05:14:33 AM »
How about the grey interior color? Seems many of the Trans Am cars used a similar colored light grey for the interior, trunk, and engine compartment. Is there a standard color and paint code (not just in rattle cans) that they used?

I'm thinking it was the same or similar to Rustoleum 'battleship gray' .... but I wouldn't bet my life on it...  :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Delco booster date decode
« on: November 05, 2017, 05:11:16 AM »

I don't know if the chassis overhaul manual is available 'digitally' or not.   I have hardcopy manuals (for SM, OH, and Fisher Body) for my Camaro that I bought after purchase of my car in 1976...

Originality / Re: cooling fan and sticker mark on trunk deck
« on: November 05, 2017, 05:07:56 AM »
i need one of those fan blades if someone has one for a reasonable price. mine blew apart at the pure stock drags. '68 L78. i attached a pic but don't know if it will show up.

Wow!  I've never seen a factory steel fan blade come apart before!

Originality / Re: cooling fan and sticker mark on trunk deck
« on: November 04, 2017, 04:44:54 AM »
Here's what my original stickers look like under my trunklid
Gary you're fortunate that your car still retains the plastic cap on the left hand shock thread - originals seem to be made of unobtanium!

Yes, when I first found that on the left shock, I was upset that the right one was missing..  :)   

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 Oil Question
« on: November 03, 2017, 02:58:43 AM »
I have seen an even shorter one than the PF25, so maybe there is 3 sizes.

I'm pretty sure there ARE 3 sizes (at least)...  the normal -1qt filter, then a short filter (slightly less than a quart?), and then the large 'truck type' filter..

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 03, 2017, 02:56:33 AM »
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.

When I was young (almost 50 yrs ago?).. :)    I heard stories about thieves hopping the trains carrying new cars, and dropping out Muncies.. they would then push them off the train when the train slowed and afterwards go back and pick up the transmissions...  I wonder how many Camaros ended up with the WRONG transmissions at initial sale time due to crap like this??

Garage Talk / Re: Tire age vs. risk
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:57:53 AM »
Bottom line:   If you are going to drive your collector car (or any car) with OLD tires at highway speeds..   it's much better to be SAFE than be SORRY!  :)

Garage Talk / Re: Tire age vs. risk
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:46:54 AM »
A very significant factor re this subject is the tire's exposure to uv rays.   I've some older tires (much older) that have been stored in a 'dark basement' for many years which still look perfect; no, I don't plan to take them 'racing' or even high speed interstate driving, but they do not show any cracking...

Exposure to UV rays are one of the primary factors in rubber aging...

General Discussion / Re: Hugger Orange
« on: November 01, 2017, 03:35:07 AM »
Some fella with a pumpkin head rented mine for the evening...  He wouldn't let me say No...?

Originality / Re: cooling fan and sticker mark on trunk deck
« on: October 31, 2017, 03:14:06 AM »
Here's what my original stickers look like under my trunklid

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