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Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the earliest known 68 Z28?
« on: September 20, 2023, 03:55:45 PM »
1968 Z28 Camaro for sale on Hemmings that was originally sold in Canada:

General Discussion / Re: 67 RS/SS w/AC blower motor wire
« on: September 18, 2023, 05:54:51 PM »
There is a discussion of the orange wire on a 1967 Camaro with a/c on the website below:

Restoration / Re: Muncie Speedo Cable Clips
« on: September 17, 2023, 03:26:18 PM »
The reproduction speedometer clips are probably being manufactured by a few overseas suppliers.  Here is another source:

Unless someone is in the business of manufacturing clips and is willing to make a production run at a high volume, there isn't much money to be made in selling clips for $10.  When McDonald Douglas was still manufacturing aircraft at their Long Beach plant, when we had to fabricate parts, the cost for tooling set-up could be significant.  We had an-online database of actual costs for commercial aircraft parts and you could see how high the unit price was when parts were manufactured in small lots due to costs associated with tooling set-up and run time.

Restoration / Re: Muncie Speedo Cable Clips
« on: September 16, 2023, 05:24:24 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Great Interview for GM assy
« on: September 13, 2023, 07:06:44 PM »
After 6 visits to the dealer to fix leaks from the T-Tops on Sandy's 1979 Trans Am, the car was brought into the executive garage.  An inspector from water test pulled out a small probe from his shirt pocket and poked at the T-Top seals.  Sandy didn't think that this would stop the leaks as the dealer had even replaced the T-Tops, but it worked!  Sandy was the admin for the Plant Manager, Andy Anderson, which probably helped getting the problem corrected.

There is a starter with part number 1107496 for sale on eBay which appears to be original:

I found this information about the material used on the starter cone on a Corvette website:

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro body tag?
« on: September 04, 2023, 04:14:50 PM »
I got acquainted with Bring A Trailer as my brother listed a car back when the site first started.  The comments about the car were made by interested buyers and it did result in a sale.  Since then, I've been surprised to read some of the comments that are being made today. along with cars being listed for sale that I never thought would ever appear on BAT. 

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamping Opinion
« on: September 04, 2023, 04:03:42 PM »
Seller claims that the engine, transmission, and rear end have "matching numbers:"

General Discussion / Re: Original Bill of Sale 69 Z28
« on: August 31, 2023, 04:27:40 PM »
Thanks for sharing all the original documents from your dad's 1969 Z28.  I have all the paperwork on my 1979 Trans Am and can add another item as I just replaced the starter solenoid, which eventually goes bad as it is near the exhaust pipe.

General Discussion / Re: Speedo Cable Color
« on: August 31, 2023, 04:15:37 PM »
You might consider getting a speedometer reducer as they are easy to install:

General Discussion / Re: Original Bill of Sale 69 Z28
« on: August 27, 2023, 01:16:40 AM »
Neat documentation! Do you still own the 1969 Z28?

Elford did win the 1970 Trans-Am race at Watkins Glen.  I always liked the design of the 1970 Camaro and my friend bought a new 1973 Z28, which had air conditioning and an automatic transmission, better suited to driving in Los Angeles than his 1968 Z28.

Mike - I didn't know that the 1970 Chaparral Camaros used Firestone tires until I looked at your photos.  I have Dave Friedman's book, Trans-Am, and looked closely at the photos of the Jim Hall Camaros and saw the Firestone decals.  I remember when Parnelli Jones told me that in 1969, Goodyear had a better race tire for the Trans-Am series, but as Parnelli was a Firestone dealer, he had to run their tires.  Thanks for the posting. - Mark

Restoration / Re: Help with VIN / Registration of restomod
« on: August 24, 2023, 03:35:18 PM »
The Texas DMV website has information about registering a vehicle that may apply to the 1969 Camaro you are considering building:

I purchased a 1970 Mustang that was still titled in California and was able to get it transferred when it was inspected at my local Auto Club.  My sister and family recently moved from the San Diego area to San Antonio, Texas and said that they had no problem getting their vehicles registered.  Good luck! - Mark

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