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Thanks for pointing that out Paul.  I was searching for it spelled correctly but evidentially wasn't paying attention while posting.  I did also find several random advertisements but was more so looking to know if they had any kind of interesting history or connection with high performance cars in their past

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 My 12D 1968 Z28 was ordered new there, they are claiming to be the 2nd largest corvette dealer in the world.  I'm guessing they have been into performance cars since there founding being they had such an early Z28 on the lot but have not been able to find any information on the history of the dealership that verifies this.   The original dealer principals have since passed away and I've reached out to the current generation that operates the store but thought if anything was known it would probably known here. 

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General Discussion / Re: Distrubtor raised to high?
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:27:29 PM »
You might want to question your machine shop as a 1967 327 has a small journal crankshaft.  I'm unaware of any small journal 350's 

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1967 - Orphans / Re: 7N225051 - Z28 Engine Block
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:04:30 PM »
thoughts on the "M"  ??  is this a legit stamp?

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General Discussion / A happy day!!!
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:31:12 PM »
After many years of trying I just located the 2nd owner of my 68Z28, he bought it in 1969.  I'm in conversation with his son and the mother currently and waiting on the father to chime in.  They are divorced but I shared pictures with the mother and she has confirmed it was theirs and vividly remembers driving around pregnant with the son in the car.  We believe there are numerous pictures and stories to come.   Sometime you get lucky if you keep trying!!!!!    More to come

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..block stamp
« on: June 30, 2018, 03:32:22 PM »
Sometimes really bad or fuzzy pictures are in a sellers best interest.......   

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General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:37:51 PM »
I have (2) 1971 GS455 convertibles and 1 has posi and one doesn't, totally identical cars.  I also have a 67 GS400 that does have posi as a comparison.  I always wondered about this myself but being that posi was an option on a Z28 (my 68 does have posi) I don't really think you can say posi would be the determining factor of a true muscle car.  I do think it's odd that someone would not have checked the box for it especially if you were choosing the higher horse power or larger displacement engine options

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Mild Modifications / Re: Engine mod - thoughts?
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:22:19 PM »
 I also ran an L79 cam in one of my Camaros for years and it is a very good grind.  It will give you good street manners, a good sound and it runs strong thru out the rpm range.  If you use a set of 10 to 1 flat top pistons with a set of stock 461 or 462 heads and a Q jet you will have a very fun car to drive and it will be very streetable.  I ran more compression in mine with a set of angle plug bowtie heads that had a lot of work done to them and a little bit looser torque convertor w/4:11 gears and it would surprise a lot of people.  I will be using that same cam for a L48 car I'm building that will be completely stock except the cam. 

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General Discussion / Re: Looking for my high school 69
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:05:59 PM »
Stories like this make me so happy I still have my high school 67.  I wish you all the luck in finding it and being able to get it back!!!   
  Good Luck!!!

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Build Sheet 67 RS/SS
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:44:08 PM »
curious where the broadcast sheet was located in the car?

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Build Sheet 67 RS/SS
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:51:19 PM »
Hello CJ
  I also just bought a 67 rs/ss L48 car that was built has a 01D build date.  I haven't gotten the car back yet but plan on it in the coming week or so.  My car is also highly original and has been off the road for a long time.  Once I get it back and properly sorted it would be nice to have someone with the same car to aide in the restoration.  My car is a 1 owner with lost of documentation all though I have not looked for a build sheet I do have the protecto plate and manuals.  Is your car an auto or 4spd?  Congrats on the purchase!!!!

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1967 SS350
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:12:53 PM »
thanks guys....   I did spend a couple of hours reading on the site last night and finally found this info also.  There is a wealth of knowledge here for sure.  I never realized there were so many L48 cars built.  Are there any numbers known for how many came with the RS option also?   

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Decoding/Numbers / 1967 SS350
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:31:39 PM »
I have a lead on another interesting car I might try to acquire and wanted to be sure before I go and check it out.  The car has never been restored but the original engine is not in the car, what appears to be the original engine is included but in pieces.  My question is... Would an "MS" 350 have a small journal crank as other 67 and back are or would it be a large journal?  If it is a large journal would it be a 4 bolt main or would that not have happened until the 1969 model year?  If it is small journal obviously ( I think ) it would be a 2 bolt main block. I'm pretty sure the car is legit but I would like to have any info I can to cross check data.   I don't think it matters but the car has a 01D build date from Norwood

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:29:04 PM »
bcmiller......could you elaborate a little on what you are speaking of 5/67-11/67?  I'm assuming it has to do with the trans am series but not sure

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:59:22 AM »
awesome!!!!   thought I would add my car is a Norwood car.   I'm glad I discovered you guys today.  I look forward to hopefully contributing a little to the cause while expanding my current knowledge. 

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