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General Discussion / Motors Built Before Installed
« on: November 27, 2014, 02:15:36 PM »
I'm sure this question has been asked many times before and if I new how to research it I would have before asking. What was the average production schedule for motors to be built/assembled prior to them meeting up with there frames and body's on the production line.  I have been reading the book, Echo's of Norwood and it does not go into that level of detail that I recall reading.  Was it one, or two weeks.  I can see stamping a motor with a number to match up with a production date, but when you look at an intake and cylinder heads dated with a one or two day production date before the motor was dated it would lead me to believe less then a week.

This book reminds me of just how great our country was back then.  Yes, they had issues, but in reading the GM history and what was accomplished without the use of computer production technology to do everything is quite an accomplishment.. What was accomplished back then (and before) without the use of the modern convinces we have at our disposal still makes me thankful for all those that forged the way for the brighter minds of today. They were working with cutting edge technology back then and in 45 years if we are still around with be thinking the same thing.

We have come a long way since then, but lost some core values along the way for what  hard work was really like, unless you work in the construction field. Those guys still have a hard job.

General Discussion / Happy Fouth of July to Everyone
« on: July 03, 2014, 10:10:12 PM »
I would like to wish you a safe and Happy Fourth of July !!!  Be safe and take care...


General Discussion / Still Looking V0226DZ
« on: June 29, 2014, 01:35:27 AM »
While at Carlisle Pa. last w/e, I finally met a guy that has been trying to help me find a motor that was installed in a Burnish Brown 69Z and sold in the Lebanon PA area back in the late 70's or mid to late 80's.  He has chase down many leads to only run out of leads.  If you happen to own a BB Z that was bought in the PA area about this time, would you PM me to discuss this in more detail, especially if you don't know the full history of you BB Z..



General Discussion / Chevrolet's New Z/28
« on: May 18, 2014, 10:20:32 PM »
I was watching the Palm Beach BJ auction today (not sure if this was a rerun or not) and saw where GM and Mr. Hendrick's auctioned off the first new production Z/28 # 001 (if I understood them correctly) and it went for $500K. How will this person ever get his money back out of this car.   ??? ??? ???


General Discussion / Looking for CRG Members from Lebanon PA.
« on: March 11, 2014, 03:28:42 AM »
Are there any CRG member from the Lebanon Pa. area on this site. If so, I would like to discuss with you my search for a Burnish Brown 1969 Z-28 sold by a person from the southern part of Pa. in the late 1970's.  For the past three years, I have been tracking down leads to a motor I have been looking for. 

Today, I received a call from a person I met from a friend on this site.  We spoke about a two months ago and he said that he would help me track down the original car owner, which he did, which was awesome.  He provided me with the original owners name and the name of the person the original car owner sold the motor to, which was to his knowledge put it in a Burnish Brown Z.

Its amazing what you can learn and find out if you are prescient in your search and have wonderful contacts like members on this site. That's what makes this hobby, so great. If you are from or near the Lebanon areas please PM me so I can ask more questions regarding this car..  I may never end up finding or getting the motor that I'm looking for, but at least I can still search to see if miracles do come true.


General Discussion / Water Pump Build Date
« on: March 06, 2014, 12:29:59 AM »
Would a B129 water pump be too early for a B259 build date motor?


General Discussion / PF35 Oil Filter
« on: January 12, 2014, 03:02:48 PM »
Where is the best place to purchase replacement PF35 oil filter (the tall blue ones) for the first gen. Camaro's.  Or, is this not the correct replacement filter for my 69 Z/28.

General Discussion / Carburator Restoration
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:04:40 PM »
I would like to get my carburetors restored to a new factory looking finish. Can anyone make a good recommendation for a company that can turn this around in a timely manner, and do what they say they will do.


Decoding/Numbers / Setting the Record Straight about a car..
« on: August 13, 2013, 02:18:03 AM »
In February of 2011, when I knew very little about Z-28's I requested information regarding the following car. I posted some misinformation and I would like to set the record straight regarding this car. Here is the correct information regarding this car. Let's hope, I don't screw this up !!!

Vin #124379N663446
Cowl Tag 124379NOR357740
06A  Trim 723
X77 D80  57-57

A response from Kurt back then - "Don't search for the engine VIN. That's not the original block. Had a 350 in it last I knew. Axle is dented where the axle code is. Was in MI. Tag used to say 57-57 723, so that looks to have been changed." 

I can't speak to the motor since it has not been taken apart.  This car does have the dented axle where the axle code is, so I trust the information on the cowl tag now that I have all the correct information.

However, I regret that I posted incorrect information about this car when seeking information regarding this car. I have since learned a valuable lesson in that if you can take a picture or see the numbers clearly don't guess and don't post...Many trying to help will draw the wrong conclusion based on one actions.

Thanks for letting me set the record straight about this car. It would be unfair to this car and any future person checking on my misleading information regarding this car.  It has been sold once since February of 2013 and is still in North Carolina for now.


Originality / Cable Motor Support
« on: July 27, 2013, 11:30:22 AM »
I have seen on some 69 Z-28 ( I believe mid year cars) a cable support/motor restraint kit installed on the drivers side. Was this an original factory installed part or an add on by the dealer to keep the motor from flexing and breaking motor supports.  Does anyone one know of the part number is for this system or what this part is called.


Decoding/Numbers / Why Are Some Blocks Stamped and Some Not
« on: May 14, 2013, 02:33:10 AM »
Over the past few years, I have been watching and reading about original 69 Z/28 blocks with just the pad stamped, and some with the pad stamped and partial vin. # stamped by the oil filter. I understand from this site, why they changed the location of the partial vin. # and about when, so here is my questions.

With all the factory controls in place, along with a QC system they had back then, why weren't all car/blocks confirmed to be properly stamped both on the block pad and by the oil filter after they made the change?  Did it become so difficult to do during the production process to get done right, or did they just say oh what the heck, its not going to matter anyway and just let it go. Or, did they get it right and they are just that many re-stamp block out there these days.

As a hobbyist this continue to confuses me. Are there really that many re-stamps blocks out there these days and if so, about when did all the fakes start showing up.


General Discussion / V0226DZ
« on: February 24, 2013, 03:50:39 PM »
Next w/e, I'm going to look at a rebuilt V0226DZ motor that a friend of mine call me about..He has decided to change direction on his 69 Z28 project, so I want to confirm the motor best that I can and that its not a restamp.  If you are looking for a build date or close to this build date, please PM me and I will let you know what I find out after looking at this motor.

I know the first gen. Camaro parts shop that this motor came from, and the guy has very good reputation in what he sells as being original or will tell you so up front....Again, I'm not looking to sell it just to see if I can find it a home should someone be looking for a motor close to this date stamp.

Ed or Kirk, please feel free to remove this post if this is not allowed.


Decoding/Numbers / Correct Dip Stick Part Number
« on: November 23, 2012, 01:32:21 PM »
Would this be the correct dip stick part number for a 69 model Z28 #3951576..I could not find this in Jerry's book and I searched this site as well..


1969 - Orphans / 9N515365 V09I7DZ block on e-bay
« on: November 07, 2012, 10:08:53 PM »
This block is for sale on e-bay 9N515365 and V09I7DZ ..


General Discussion / Where to Buy
« on: November 02, 2012, 11:32:51 PM »
Anyone know of a comany that sells or rebuilds water pumps. I would like a spare 3953692 date code B 18 thru B 25 - 69 pump.


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