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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro tag
« on: September 24, 2018, 03:57:15 PM »
IT'S BACK, but the ad looks about the same to me. Just no pictures of the tag and the "X-22 CODE SUPER SPORT" reference has been removed and replaced with "L78 / 396 CI / 375 HP / 4 SPEED". At least he added "NON MATCHING NUMBERS" now (although the Youtube video title still says "Matching Numbers").


Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: D code
« on: September 24, 2018, 12:57:52 AM »
Read THIS.

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LOS - Fisher Body body scheduling code
The LOS (Los Angeles/Van Nuys) body scheduling code is a letter followed by one to three digits, e.g., F103. Based on data analysis (there is no GM documentation that describes this code, but the data is consistent across thousands of datapoints), CRG believes the code was used by LOS Fisher Body (and other plants that built multiple carlines) to aid in scheduling the body build order.

The letter indicates the approximate day of the month for the start of the assembly of the vehicle body. It is only an approximate date because it appears that the day on the tag was actually when the vehicle was being scheduled to be built. The actual start of production could vary by a few days.

The code began with letter "A" on the first day of the month of the Fisher production calendar, incremented at the start of each additional production day to the next alphabetic letter, and was reset to letter "A" at the start of the next production month. (Note that the Fisher production calendar is known to differ from the calendar month, and we also do not know exactly how the Fisher production calendar related to the Chevrolet monthly production reporting calendar.)

The one-to-three digit sequence number that follows the letter was reset to 1 at the start of each day and generally incremented serially with each body built by the factory as the day progressed. Due to scheduling requirements, this progression was not absolute and vehicles chould be built out of tag sequence. Data analysis indicates that the sequence number at the LOS plant was assigned regardless of model or body type. By this we mean that Camaros and full-size passenger cars both incremented the same sequence counter. The unit counter was reset to 1 the next day as the day-of-the-month code letter incremented to the next letter. In the example, F103 would indicate approximately the sixth day of production for a given month and about the 103rd body on that sixth day of production.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Power convertable tops ?
« on: September 23, 2018, 03:29:02 PM »
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Is there a difference from power to manual?

Yes, they're a completely different frame.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Power convertable tops ?
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:37:16 AM »
Available all three years as RPO C06.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 68 convertable top color
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:35:52 AM »
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Are there any known 68 black 712 interior with white convertable top ?

Lots! but after 45 years, I'd say 90 to 95 percent of them have been changed to a black top! No one seems to like the white tops anymore!

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...ad is missing 'clone'
« on: September 20, 2018, 05:46:47 PM »
For future searches, the Trim Tag is:

ST69 12437 NOR132007 BDY
TR 713                 61 E PNT
     09E            X11D80

Ed


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General Discussion / Re: NCRS Can't Provide Dealer Name
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:11:34 PM »
What's the zone number and dealer code?

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: BB curved neck radiator
« on: September 14, 2018, 01:23:29 PM »
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Lloyd found a similar issue with HBC being unable to source a reproduction radiator core; Kurt confirmed who was the supplier to HBC:

If you don't want to trudge through that thread, Kurt said:

"HBC's vendor is Heatex Radiator.  Interesting, they are owned by LKQ...."

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: BB curved neck radiator
« on: September 14, 2018, 03:13:08 AM »
There you go Dean!! It all comes down to Symantecs and how you word things!!!

In 1995, General Motors spun off its components' makers (one of them was Harrison) as "Delphi Automotive Systems" (later "Delphi Corporation") and the Harrison Radiator business was renamed "Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems". Delphi filed for bankruptcy in 2005 and emerged in 2009. The Harrison business and the Lockport manufacturing plant were repurchased by General Motors as part of its Automotive Components Group in October 2009. So yes, they're still around!

I'm not sure what they mean by not being able to get a core made. I don't believe HB actually MAKES their radiators. I would venture to guess they purchase them already assembled from one of the restoration companies. I don't know who that is, but there are any number of radiator companies that can make cores and build radiators!

Ed

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Originality / Re: Big Block 67's and A/C rear springs too
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:45:14 PM »
Depends on suspension options. Take a look at the 1967 AIM, UPC 4, Sheet B1.

Ed

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Originality / Re: Big Block 67's and A/C rear springs too
« on: September 12, 2018, 06:39:06 PM »
You are correct on both accounts (Not available).

Ed

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1969 - Orphans / Re: 3959512, V03I9DZ, 124379N621880
« on: September 05, 2018, 07:46:46 PM »
Ok guys. Thread cleaned up, typo's fixed and correct VIN now in the Subject line!

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Need help on GM intake manifold
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:30:29 AM »
Ok, got the picture and it's D-16-7.

Ed

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Restoration / Re: 69 smog pump resto
« on: September 02, 2018, 04:16:08 PM »
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Anyone have any experience with "dulling" aluminum?

Yeah, leave it out in the weather for a few years!!

But seriously, and I hate to say this, but you may have ruined it with the steel wool and wire wheel. You've removed most of the extrusion marks. I would call Bill at 330-832-0871 and send him to pictures. He may have some ideas for you.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: sway bar sleeve bushings?
« on: September 02, 2018, 04:12:52 PM »
You mean THESE? Your local FLAPS (Friendly Local Auto Parts Store) Should have them. The link I posted is from Auto Zone.

Ed

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