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General Discussion / Re: CE motor stamping info
« on: December 16, 2018, 09:46:48 PM »
Thanks for posting that Kurt! Would you think the letters denote the items/assemblies in the same order as listed in the letter?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Font Question
« on: December 14, 2018, 03:46:09 AM »
Lloyd was the pictured lever from the "Brooklyn" car, or a reference photo? Just wondered about the ink stamp date versus car build date.

Originality / Re: 1968 Z28 smog pump assembly
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:08:52 AM »
Agreed, only seen the aluminium spacer used on Corvettes. I posted a similar question (but for a '69) a few months ago after buying what I thought was the correct 3 bolts that mount the pulley to the pump fan hub, and finding out they were too long - by about 1/2" or so.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 19N573673 M21 Muncie Transmission
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:36:23 AM »
Here's the assembly stamp and partial VIN:

Restoration / Re: Pics of Riveted ball joints
« on: December 09, 2018, 03:17:32 AM »
By coincidence I just noticed several upper control arms that appear to still have original riveted ball joints, during my daily trawl of the good, the bad and the downright ugly on ebay.
Pretty crusty, but the pictures may be of interest:

Restoration / Re: 1969 coupe trunk floor
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:11:31 AM »
Great work indeed. You're fortunate to have access to solid parts cars.

General Discussion / Re: Home page and feature car
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:05:47 AM »
Good suggestions!
Perhaps another possibility to maintain updates might be to consider an introduction to member's cars that are still works in progress, like the story of how you came to buy/own the car, anything known about original options, previous owners, the car's former life etc. I'm sure plenty of us know something interesting about our cars, even if they're not 'showable' yet?

1969 - Orphans / Re: M21 19N640278 for sale on Philadelphia CL link below
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:58:40 PM »
Photo of the partial VIN and assembly stamp date P9D16B below:

General Discussion / Re: X33 Cowl tag for sale on Lancaster PA CL
« on: December 02, 2018, 12:44:08 AM »
Photo of tag from the CL ad:

Mild Modifications / Re: High-Level Brake Light
« on: November 30, 2018, 10:30:35 AM »
Good idea Kurt ;)

Mild Modifications / Re: High-Level Brake Light
« on: November 25, 2018, 12:33:27 AM »
I had found an OE GM brake light unit that could easily be installed inside the car at the top of the rear glass, bracketed off the steel headliner edging piece. Then hit an obstacle with that plan in discussions with a technical inspector for the licensing authority; as the car will have Soft-Ray tinted glass, he believes a red light passing through the green tint will be a problem. Never considered that.
So, the options are:
- Use clear glass.
- Find a lamp unit that mounts on the exterior (yuck visually, and no way am I going to drill mounting and wiring holes!).
- Ditch the idea altogether.

Seller is the Logan family, who formed the entity 'Pilot Car Registry', and own/restored several of those cars believed to feature on the list.
Just my personal thoughts, but suspect whenever the car is listed for sale, it's for the publicity, rather than a serious attempt to find a new owner for it.

General Discussion / Re: 1967 Z28 original ad from Dec 4, 1966
« on: November 23, 2018, 06:56:31 AM »
Yes, thanks for posting that Paul, an interesting read.

Restoration / Congratulations Chick
« on: November 22, 2018, 02:55:06 AM »
I heard a whisper that Chick's stunning '68 Z/28 took out a "Platinum Pick" award at MCACN 2018 in Chicago, with a score of 999/1000....
Wow. Not surprised at the award, but how did that single point escape, hmm?
J/K - Congratulations Chick and all those who played a part in such a benchmark restoration project!

Originality / Re: Corvette Bronze 68 Z/28 RS production numbers
« on: November 21, 2018, 09:48:28 AM »
I've long wondered about the enduring popularity of Z/28 combined with Rally Sport; seems far fewer big block solid lifter buyers opted for RS, possibly because they were bought with street and track racing in mind, and RS added 25 lbs (IIRC) on top of the BB weight up front.
But many Z/28s with RS survive today, assuming it was OE and not added later, and I wonder if perhaps the hardcore race cars without RS were more prone to abuse and therefore less likely to still be around.

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