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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Comments on this Z-11 on Ebay
« on: March 26, 2019, 12:08:08 AM »
Tag appears genuine and untouched. Good driver quality, as long as drive train matches itís not too out of whack in price. Maybe first week of Pace Car production with an 02D build -

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Camaro Questions
« on: March 22, 2019, 04:01:42 AM »
If your '68 has the original trunk lid on it, do a little creative sanding and see if there are any stripes underneath the top layers of paint. Most re-sprays didn't involve removal of the factory paint or striping, usually just a scuff, prime and shoot. Your blue would have had white stripes if it was indeed a Z, accounting for the white overspray under the cowl vent panel as mentioned previously: wouldn't surprise me as a lot stranger things have happened over the years to our favorite conversation pieces - 

Regards,
Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 dash pad trim
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:08:09 AM »
I;ve not had mine out, either - but I know someone that likely has the answer. I'll ask -

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vin Number
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:04:34 AM »
Most dealers only received a few Pacers (some not at all, I'd guess), fairly rare in Middle TN back in the day.

There were over 6,000 Chevy dealerships in 1969 so many didn't get-or want-one. A Z11 with minimal equipment had an MSRP over $4,100, a lot of money in those days. The gaudy orange interior wasn't popular and many of them languished on dealer lots well into Fall.

Today, a very desireable car. Back in the day, not so much.

Depends on your point of view, I suppose. I only saw one on the street in Nashville and surrounding areas in the early 70's, loved it at first sight, and looked for a decent example for over 20 years to go with my Z until I found mine in '94. I wish I had kept pics of all the candidates that I turned down due to poor condition, or obliterated beyond salvaging, still with unreal price tags. Never regretted the purchase -

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Quick Question
« on: March 18, 2019, 12:44:52 AM »
They likely are (should I say possibly ?). There are several vendors that carry them as reproductions, GM fiberglass had to be exceedingly rare back in the day. I've known two cars that had them. one in '71, the other in the 90's, whcih was sold to a large Camaro parts vendor for mucho store credit (thousands) in the 90's, local car. The one in '71 was on a Z28 crossram equipped street car, Knoxville, TN.

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vin Number
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:06:17 AM »
Sorry - I forgot to welcome you to the CRG. Recent ownership, or long term ? Small block ?

Took me many years of searching to come up with mine - I looked at complete basket cases and Flintstone cars until I was lucky enough to spot this one in the local Trader's Post in the early 90's. Western car, sold new from Courtesy Chevrolet in Houston (closed). Most dealers only received a few Pacers (some not at all, I'd guess), fairly rare in Middle TN back in the day.


Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vin Number
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:48:02 AM »
Close ! We're about 500 apart - I'm slightly earlier -

Steve

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Originality / Re: 1968 dash pad trim
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:43:56 AM »
My '68 Z has a standard interior with the dash trim - listed as an option on the dealer invoice, Deluxe wheel and walnut dash trim, too - not an SS, of course, but shows the option with a standard interior (pretty inexpensive to boot). 

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Vin Number
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:37:16 AM »
What's the week build on the tag ? Pacers started around the 4th week in February, ended in early May. My 03D Z11 is a "6" -

Regards,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: Quick Question
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:21:54 AM »
Here's the number for the hood, discontinued in the early '70s (at the same time as the disc brake 12 bolt rears, crossram conversion kits). It truly was a sad day, I remember thinking when I first read the article that I should have bought the crossram before it discontinued, as I had looked at one so equipped for sale in the fall of '71, about two years before I bought my X77. Hindsight is always 20-20 -

Regards,
Steve

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: tag opinion ?
« on: March 09, 2019, 04:55:49 PM »
Well, I got a reply from the seller:

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I will look into this further. I appreciate the heads-up.

And the auction's been ended, so that's a good sign. Time will tell how/if it gets listed again.

Ed


That's great, Ed - talk about a hand grenade in the minnow bucket. Major embarrassment for the seller, glad they removed it.

Shame it was misrepresented, it is a good looking car. If they had only started with the genuine article, it might pull what they were asking.

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: media blast or acid dip
« on: March 08, 2019, 03:48:55 AM »
RediStrip is still out there - visit at redistripco.com . Rochelle, IL - but there is still a functioning stripper operating under a different wrapper in Southern Indiana, if I'm not mistaken. Still advertise in Hemmings Motor News on occasion.

You can always find a local franchise owner of a mobile dustless soda blaster - not a bad option, cleanup is easier, inert to environmental waste problems, doesn't heat up or warp panels (or blow through them like sand and/or media blasting can). Line-of-sight stuff - hard to get everywhere you need to get at.

Regards,
Steve 

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Restoration / Re: 302 vacuum advance
« on: March 08, 2019, 03:17:37 AM »
Here's a 1116163 that's not unreasonable - some of the eBayers want a lot of money for this number:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OUT-OF-BOX-OEM-GM-MS163-16-Distributor-Vacuum-Advance-Control-1116163/183570025558?hash=item2abda04c56:g:0f8AAOSwEVlcCEyO

I remember from some earlier threads on the CRG, there are several parts house options that not only look the way they're supposed to, but have the correct vacuum ranges. I'd start with NAPA -

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: 302 vacuum advance
« on: March 07, 2019, 04:24:07 AM »
I don't recognize B13, my original can is MS 400-15 (pic). While I was furiously cleaning the grease and grime to get to the number, I checked out my 480 (marked MS 201-15), while the 499 is MS 355-15. I hopefully assume correctly that they are originals - they showed no signs of disassembly prior to mine.

Not trying to confuse the request - there are still 1116313 units around for sale, pricing runs up and down. You might go aftermarket and be able to pick up the correct appearance and application for a lot less -

Regards,
Steve

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Restoration / Re: media blast or acid dip
« on: March 04, 2019, 03:37:18 AM »
Chick,

Shame you had to paint it - it looked great in it's birthday suit.

A second choice (which is a lot safer than acid) is an alkaline electrolytic stripper, Like Redi Strip (if there are still any functioning). Takes out rust and paint, grime, grease and everything, but won't harm a molecule of good metal. I guess that most franchises were north of the rust belt line, closest one to me was Indianapolis.

Regards,
Steve

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