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1969 - Orphans / Re: 124379N640398 entire Z drivetrain on eBay 69, no 68
« on: November 03, 2018, 02:21:55 PM »
Have you had any success negotiating with the person who bought the drive line from Matt? I was the under-bidder on that auction and wondered if the car was still out there. Dates line up perfectly with my car and as near as we could figure the cars went off the line within a day of each other.

I hope you are able to re-connect the drive line and the car.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Trim Tag Build Date 1SD
« on: March 16, 2018, 02:02:50 PM »
What’s the story on the wrong axle? I can understand the block and transmission being gone with the race history.

The original owners track helper said that the car had 3 various diff's in it throughout it's life of racing. The original which most likely blown up, a 9" which was used for a while, and another BW diff installed from a different car. Maybe they didn't know it was 6 months late for the build and being it's been there since the 70's, likely didn't care? That's all I know at this point.

Last night I received full documentation on the car sent to me by the seller, and I'm going to try and get a hold of Rolands track helper and/or his brother if he's still alive. A friend of mine remembers the car as he raced at the same tracks during the same time period with his Camaro. Car's cool and hard to argue with the condition of the body, but it really comes down the price since the numbers are long gone.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Trim Tag Build Date 1SD
« on: March 15, 2018, 07:38:09 PM »
Seller and I talked at length but we're still a ways apart on what we each perceive as the cars net value. None of the drive train matches including the diff, and he was supposed to send me additional pics of the underside including the floors, frame rails and a few things on Wednesday but didn't follow through. I was thinking of flying up to see it but it doesn't look like it will happen at this point? I'm not going to chase it and I'm sure he has enough people interested to get it sold.

Would have been fun to own.  8)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Trim Tag Build Date 1SD
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:36:57 PM »'s in Alaska, but hopefully it'll have a new home right here in AB.  8)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Trim Tag Build Date 1SD
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:56:57 PM »
That would make perfect sense after you mention it. Kurt, have you seen any others like it from the same period? Not doubting the tag or it's originality on this car, just wondered if I missed something in the coding or if it was a known error in the stamping. First one I have seen like it.


Decoding/Numbers / 1968 Trim Tag Build Date 1SD
« on: March 14, 2018, 04:27:09 AM »
Can anyone tell me what this build date means on this 68 LOS trim tag noted as being 1SD.

Does the S represent Special Order or something to that effect? I know the car was factory ordered as a L78 and was built in December and sold to customer on Jan 12 from the docs. Was there a mid December change from LOS to VN plant code and does the body number correspond to other trim tags from same period? Thanks for any help.

1969 - Orphans / Re: 19n631646 V0402DZ engine on Kijji
« on: February 10, 2018, 02:54:20 PM »
Any chance you kept a copy of this Kijiji ad with the sellers phone number. I know who has the car this engine belongs to and he is looking to get a hold of whoever had the block for sale.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:50:23 PM »
On another note.....I am curious if the green '69 pictured is stored long term like that on jacks. Isn't that bad for the rear spring front bushings and front upper and lower control arm bushings that otherwise had their bolts tightened with the weight of the car?


Car is never stored on jacks. It was only up because I was switching wheels around and test fitting different wheel combo's. Car now has it's Day II wheels on it and is back on the ground. When I store things long term, I always put the tires onto contoured car dollies or foam pads to keep from flat spotting the tires.

General Discussion / Re: "DZ" grease pencil mark
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:43:51 PM »
In 2004, I took these pictures of a low mile CTB coded LT1 engine removed in the early 70's from a wrecked car. Although a 70 motor, you can clearly see where the plant has written the engine suffix on the sides of the block, and where they have placed two lines (forming an X) on both cylinder heads. The front had the X on the drivers sides as well but hard to see as the paint held up better on the front than it did the back. These were shared with Greg Roberts on the Nova site after they were taken.

Like I said...these are from a 1970 build but it does tie together with earlier practices from the preceding years.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: November 01, 2017, 03:35:22 PM »
As noted the wheel does have the BB, and yes Steve, it did appear to have tire bead marks from a tire being mounted at one point? I say I have now restored the wheel to "normative practice" along with 4 other wheels. I get what your saying Kurt, but as William stated, if parts were needed from stores, they could have been taken due to a shortage and ended up on, or in a car. Having adopted the CRG normative practice and sometimes over restoring, this wheel will no longer be a possible straggler as it is now black and silver.

One point to note, all of my other 4 wheels before being restored were spun and trued up. When it came to balancing the new bias ply tires, all required significant weight...except for the one that was the claimed original spare. It spun perfect on the road force balancer and was noticeably better than the other 4 which had all been recently trued? Go figure. :)

Here's how they turned out once restored. (i did leave the factory paint gobs between the outer hoop and center so I could tell which one was the suspected spare)

Wheels were then fit with a non factory tire of my choice and placed on the car to get it as a roller for moving around. Today they will be replaced with a set of Day II Cragar's and will go into storage along with a full set of NOS derby caps and 4 clip trim rings. I'm sure they'll be seen again someday?

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: October 17, 2017, 12:43:48 AM »
So you are saying this was an over the counter wheel Kurt? Did they utilize the same dates as found on the cars for service wheels or did they use another series of dates?

Restoration / Re: 1969 Z28 spare wheel
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:31:39 AM »

Here's a Day 1 takeoff spare that was reportedly removed from the trunk of a 69 Z/28 that got a mag wheel change when brand new. The originals went home with the owner and were secured away in the basement until I got this wheel earlier this year. It's a factory spare dated K-1-9-4-18 and in mint untouched original condition. Obviously it was grey and not painted like the other wheels off the car?

1968 - Orphans / 1968 302 Complete V0529MO 18N445313 CL NY
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:15:07 PM »
In case someone is looking for this motor. Complete and listed on CL

General Discussion / Re: Good '480' distributors??
« on: July 30, 2017, 03:14:09 PM »
Numbers are stamped pretty deep on the 9D2 but they do appear to be correct fonts. It's a bargain at that price IMO, but suspect it'll climb much higher in the next 7 days.

Here's mine for comparison.

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