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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Missing Cowl tag
« on: October 16, 2023, 12:44:50 AM »
You info doesn't state where you are located - but..
If you are fortunate enough to have a car from Norwood that you suspect may have been shipped into and sold in Canada - all of the information you seek could be available through GM Vintage Vehicle Services in Oshawa Ontario.
(Google it to get the relevant contact info).. if you have the VIN number they can pretty much immediately confirm if the car was ever in Canada and if so they can sell you a package of confirmed sale location, dates, and options as delivered.. you may just get lucky!

General Discussion / Re: 1968 CamaroZ/28 Paint Code KK
« on: September 11, 2023, 02:15:56 AM »
Please help the rest of out, what is RPO KD1?

Sorry Austin, my attempt at a joke.  KD1 is air injection reactor delete.  Take a good look at the engine photo.



As far as I know KD1 was smog delete only for cars from Norwood and destined for GM Canada Delivery and Sale..
I had an early '68 model Z that had GM Documentation and had KD1 on the options list - "Air Injection Delete for Canadian Market vehicles"..

General Discussion / Re: 1969 61 63 paint
« on: May 31, 2023, 11:22:22 PM »
The painted Rallys certainly don't help this combination much in my opinion. 
Never understood why someone would take the arguably the most iconic OEM wheel/ca/ and ring combination in my estimation, and try and degrade it to the level of a standard type painted wheel deal - but again maybe that's just me!

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat emptor - ebay 69
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:02:41 PM »
Block stamp???  I don't recall ever seeing '2' characters like that - ever - nor poor alignment of characters as shown or such a lack of broach marks, but I'm no expert and fully admit it!

General Discussion / '266 distributor comments..
« on: January 03, 2022, 02:40:44 PM »

Interesting link (if it works here) to a fairly rare piece..
Anyone care to pass an opinion as to whether this appears to be a legit stamping and date code or if it appears as it does to me as bogus..
What is the going price currently for something like this that is a real version these days?
I responded with a question or two to the seller but haven't heard back so far.

Thanks - Randy

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...Numbers matching?
« on: October 30, 2021, 12:26:47 AM »
(quote) Yup - one of those subtle wording differences to watch out for:

“….a numbers matching …” vs  “….the numbers matching original…” (quote)..

or better yet 'Born With'..

General Discussion / Re: Rumble @55-65 mph
« on: August 29, 2021, 02:38:30 AM »
Be interested to know when you hear the sound, if you accelerate or decelerate if the sound goes away   if so I'd bet on it being a U joint starting to go.. 
They don't always vibrate early in the process of going out - but they will give off some varying degrees of sound vibrations often when the needles are subjected to loads being taken off of them one direction or another..

6-cylinder Camaros / Re: '67 Camaro 155HP questions
« on: July 20, 2021, 10:34:55 AM »
Most likely a Norwood car would have been delivered into Canada for sale at a Canadian dealer - G M Vintage Vehicles Services in Oshawa has records of any and all cars delivered and sold new in Canada.  Google G M Vintage Car Services - Oshawa ON and get the 1-800 number and give them a call - they will run the VIN number for you and might give you a synopsis of the options the car over the phone as to when and to where it was delivered dealer-wise in Canada.
You could also purchase a package that would validate and document it's 'as delivered' status if you still had the car, but I doubt that would be much good to you now considering.. 

General Discussion / Re: Reunite my freind with his '69 Z
« on: June 25, 2021, 02:51:58 AM »
Nice car - but unfortunately, finding it sounds like it wasn't as much of a priority as I first read into the OP's comments (possibly you feel the same way)..  :o

General Discussion / Re: Reunite my freind with his '69 Z
« on: June 17, 2021, 02:04:35 AM »
Well is this the end of the tale - or is there more to be told?
Enquiring minds and all that..

Maintenance / Re: Head Gasket Steel Shim Style
« on: March 13, 2021, 04:05:42 AM »
Fel Pro 1094's? = 0.015"

General Discussion / Re: 1968 302 emblems to Z28 emblems ?
« on: January 06, 2021, 07:32:39 AM »
My 02D Norwood car originally had '302' on the fenders from old pictures I managed to get - unfortunately a later owner changed them in 1980 to the later Z2/8 version and the holes created by doing so prevented changing back easily or else I would have.. 

Garage Talk / Re: My 68 Camaro's new twin!
« on: October 16, 2020, 01:31:21 AM »
Love that shifter! Too Cool..

General Discussion / Re: Z/28 engine pad stamp codes..
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:10:44 PM »
Thanks for all the responses here..
As I stated I would like to learn more on the Z convertible and will when I have more time to do so at some point.
Yep - Facebook is a Hell of a place to try and inject some (Any) logic as it seems as soon as you try and add some into a discussion, out pops another theory or "my friend's Dad had one" ism and away the story goes off the rails, or in a completely different direction all over again.
Its the reason I rarely ever get involved, but when I do I'm quickly reminded that I promised myself never to do it again after the last time..
Thx again for the info and time..   Randy

General Discussion / Re: Z/28 engine pad stamp codes..
« on: September 11, 2020, 06:08:54 PM »
So are you sayin' don't trust what you read on facebook!!??!!?  But those guys are experts!   ;)

I truly must admit that I am amazed of how much misinformation people post and you can almost see how the bad info, if it fits someone's narrative gets propagated and soon becomes the 'truth' on places like Facebook.. even in their Camaro owners section..
All it takes is one guy to say something off the wall and soon there are others with even further off the wall info to gladly share - and off it goes!
I must admit I get involved occasionally when I can't read any more falsehoods and chime in - but I try and keep from commenting just because I know eventually some 'expert' will chime in and try and make me look bad for trying to contribute some logic to an exchange.
I knew very little about Estes' covert or the codes involved - that's why my initial post here - but before I got back to share what you fellows had offered up in the way of info on it - it seems to have taken on a new life of its own and now not only are MI codes are solid proof of Z2/8's but apparently now also of COPO status..
I give up!
Thanks for the Estes' info - I'll have to try and dig deeper at some point and learn more about it - just for my own interest and information..

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