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Decoding/Numbers / Vin Stamp by oil filter on a LOS car
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:21:05 AM »
I have been going through my storage containers to organize the parts I have acquired over the last 35 years and just found a 1969 Z-28 block which has a stamp pad showing VO927DZ and the partial VIN # on the oil filter flange shows 9L5034 and I can't make out any other numbers, so my question is based on the build date of the VIN wouldn't this be a Sept. 27Th 1968 built engine and if so wouldn't the partial VIN be on the engine pad? As I am cleaning out these containers I will post the orphan blocks and  transmissions.

Restoration / How to remove original windshield without breaking
« on: November 20, 2018, 12:03:40 AM »
I am just starting a new restoration project on a 69 Z-28 that I have had in storage for 37 years and noticed that all of the glass appears to be original and dated correctly for the car and I would like to be able to remove it without breakage prior to the restoration. I know most glass installers used piano wire , but they usually don't care about a small chip or crack since it will be disposed of anyway, has anyone used chemicals or heat to soften the seal? or have any ideas.

Originality / minus 28 on radiator shroud
« on: November 13, 2017, 11:22:36 PM »
Can someone explain what the -28 means that is commonly written in grease pencil on the radiator shroud of  restored Camaros, if it is a number from a factory test wouldn't it very from the commonly seen -28 from car to car? and is this something judges look for in a concourse restoration? Since I am just finishing a four year restoration which I want the car to be as accurate as GM off the line without the over-restored graffiti.

General Discussion / 68 console trim plate
« on: June 17, 2016, 06:28:37 PM »
I am just wrapping up a frame up restoration on my 1968 396 SS convertible and I am trying to figure out why the console with gauges four speed  trim plate is different from what the factory assembly shows, for example the one that came with my car has no mounting studs for shifter slider and has part#3921801 VS. 3921800 shown in A.I.M.,does anyone know of a design change late in 1968 with this plate? I want this car as accurate as possible since  I plan to have it judge at the national next year and have attached pics with my original plate and a repro plate that looks like the one in A.I.M.. Thanks, Curt

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