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I bought a Large version of this incorrectly labeled 67 as it is a 68 w/ locks

Great project  Original Poster of the thread.


It also has other errors, which makes me wonder if it was an early mock up for advertising purposes.  But I'm not as experienced as most on here.

General Discussion / Re: Driveshaft Research Report
« on: April 11, 2018, 05:30:47 PM »
Thx for the hard work Byron.. Very nice and informative article.

Originality / Re: stamp and font good?
« on: April 03, 2018, 03:58:57 PM »
So ???  The round top 3? Vs flat top 3 and the unaligned vin??  Can you explain or is that one of the non discussed things on here for forgery issues?

Not discussed here. 

The stampings appear to be genuine.

For what it is worth, that depends on a lot of things.  You can try the TC site, they have a section on
"What's it worth?" 

See this link. You will have to register for that forum.
Got ya.thanks Byron

Originality / Re: stamp and font good?
« on: April 02, 2018, 01:41:54 AM »
So ???  The round top 3? Vs flat top 3 and the unaligned vin??  Can you explain or is that one of the non dicussed things on here for forgery issues? Thx for the added verification.
I don't want to sell this motor if I can eventually prove my cars a Z but if I prove its not I may want to sell it....Any real guess what it might be worth?   

Originality / Re: stamp and font good?
« on: April 01, 2018, 01:17:43 PM »
I sent cook my two pad pics that I snapped after I purchased the block. Maybe when he finds  all the Easter eggs today he can add better pics. Lol

Originality / Re: stamp and font good?
« on: April 01, 2018, 01:13:59 PM »
If you sent Kurt pics originally, then you should have those, right? 

I am not saying one way or the other at this point.

Don’t fall into the trap of “this or that type of font was never used” if everything else looks right.  Every aspect and detail of a stamping needs to be looked at and evaluated.
No sir. The Dallas cl ad was in 68 orphans, as I live and hour from Dallas I opened the orphan page where a few comments had been made. I purchased the block after emailing Kurt as to the blocks authenticity and he stated it was good. So I went and bought it. I had no pics until after I purchased it.  I also had no reservation buying it back in 2014 based on kurts knowledge.

Originality / Re: stamp and font good?
« on: April 01, 2018, 04:49:08 AM »
The numbers are still there.? The wire brush gets gasket matrial, rust etc off the surface to be able to check for flat surface? Any way sending pics

Originality / Re: stamp and font good?
« on: April 01, 2018, 01:16:30 AM »
I wish I could take more pics. The machine shop ran a wire brush over the decks before they bored it. You can see some of the swirl marks in the pic. The block is oiled up in a thick plastic bag in my shop. Kurt may have the original posted pic or pics before I bought it. They might be better.   I'm specifically curious about the round vs flat 3 and the unaligned partial vin?   Can you have factory deck height if you deck the block? If that answer is no, then I see no way it could be a restamp? If yes then I understand the significance of the broach marks.
Thx for the replies!

Originality / stamp and font good?
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:37:16 PM »
This block was in Dallas Texas, it is not the block from my "maybe Z".  it was listed in 68 orphans a while back and Kurt said its legit so i purchased the block to put in my car if and when i can prove its a Z28. i absolutely trust Kurt, however just recently a guy also with some stamp experience tells me he thinks its an obvious re-stamp because the  3 in the 403 has a rounded top and the 68 stamps had a 3 with flat tops ? and he notes the mis-aligned vin numbers towards the end.   just looking for honesty, if its fake its fake !
I have already had at reputable machine shop he check the deck height and told me this has never been decked and is still flat. so could you restamp a block without first decking it? would it not leave traces of old vin if you didnt?  thx

have a blessed Easter tomorrow!    HE is risen!!!!!

Originality / Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« on: March 17, 2018, 12:30:32 AM »
Those would probably be original. Date spread is a little larger than I would expect (Feb pinion, March ring gear, June assembly). But they are probably OK and are not common.
I would have thought the ring and pinions would be matched sets ? As in both made in March or Feb?

Originality / Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:52:14 PM »
Yes you could get 4.56 with SS. L78 and L89.

i love the cloud! i got my pics from the cloud, because im a computer guru! not!

Originality / Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« on: March 16, 2018, 10:33:24 PM »
Chris, I went ahead and looked through the posts and pics.  I am 99 percent confident it is a Z28. 

That is the correct axle for the car in my opinion.  What are the dates on the ring and pinion?

An inspection and report by Jerry M. would be enough proof for anyone.
They are in my shop and I'm at the fire station. I'll get that info when I get off duty in the morning. Thx for looking, I sent tons of pics of the muncie hole in firewall and brake sytem etc etc... To Jerry he said it had to a Z or an SS and he feels that it is likely a Z, however he can't say without the inspection. And that's not exactly cheap.

Originality / Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« on: March 16, 2018, 06:01:30 PM »

Originality / Re: Help please 68 z28 leafs ?
« on: March 16, 2018, 04:16:01 PM »
Steering box is a sign but not proof of being a Z28.

Just start making a list of what parts with the car are correct for a Z28. The more the better.

Real proof is the drivetrain. Again, the more correct parts you have will improve your case of it being a Z.

I would have to go back but is the axle original and what code?
It's a multi leaf 12 bolt, BW code. It has 1981 dated 4.10 gm gears in It, but 1968 dated 4:56's in a box.
I have no clue if it's the original housing or not.

Restoration / Re: 1178 Crank Question
« on: March 15, 2018, 01:48:00 AM »
I'm curious if it isn't heatchecks vs cracks, I would get a second opinions to the value of the cranks.

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