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Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro body tag
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:25:02 PM »

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...block stamp
« on: January 09, 2020, 03:51:04 AM »


From the ad:

Original matching #s Motor...

Pad stamp does not compare with other November 1968 stamps.

General Discussion / Re: 69 z28 Salem, OH Facebook Marketplace
« on: December 24, 2019, 03:58:46 AM »
It's been on eBay for a few months, probably real. Ad text states "...correct numbers matching original motor and transmission." Engine is stamped V0311DZ; car was final assembled on or about June 23rd so it is not the original engine. They are vague about the axle.

Beyond that, not really a survivor. Needs a lot.

Originality / Re: 69z pulley finish
« on: December 23, 2019, 04:31:42 PM »
Also, not unusual for an engineering drawing to specify more than one approved coating.

Restoration / Re: Repair / strengthen cracked plastic on cluster 68 camaro
« on: December 18, 2019, 09:49:27 PM »
I first attempted a repair on a '69 dash back in '76 when the wiper switch mounting pegs broke off. IMHO repairing them is just kicking the can down the road. No matter how well engineered the repair is, they usually fail again. In particular, the mounting tabs for the cover at the base of the steering column. It's 50 year old plastic. There are excellent repros of the 69 dash cluster and if you're going through the bother of removing it, best to do it only once.

'69 dash pads, same deal. Over time, the pad shrinks and the plastic liner cracks and warps. You can glue them back together but it will be temporary.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Opinions on this DZ stamp
« on: December 15, 2019, 04:43:54 PM »
It compares well with other DZ stamps in that time frame.

Real IMHO.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:46:44 PM »
Firewall blackout was one of the last operations, done at Fisher Body. The body was already painted, sanded, polished. No need to write the paint code on the firewall.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...another repro window sticker
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:35:03 PM »


From the ad:


Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...a mess
« on: December 11, 2019, 05:42:01 PM »

124379N582270 [listed incorrectly in the ad]

Car was final-assembled on or about January 20, 1969. Consignor states the engine is "...original to this car." Consignee seems to know better.

It's an 010 block casting that was introduced to production early April, 1969.

General Discussion / Re: Van Nyes 69 Camaro Z28
« on: December 05, 2019, 01:47:56 PM »
The 1,100 mile Van Nuys 1970 Z28 was vin stamped on the pad.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat Emptor...interesting but a mess
« on: November 29, 2019, 04:04:15 PM »


From the ad:

This Z/28 Camaro is Powered by the Original Z/28 DZ302 Motor that was highly desired for it's high revving motor and racing heritage!

Car was final-assembled on or about July 10,1969. Engine was built December 17, 1968. Not the original engine.

Car is one of very few Z/28s built as a two-tone: Olympic Gold w/Dover White top. But the 'restoration' is a train wreck; more show car than resto.

No reserve so might be a viable project.

Decoding/Numbers / Caveat is missing 'clone'
« on: November 27, 2019, 11:32:28 PM »

Decoding/Numbers / Re: project 69
« on: November 27, 2019, 06:12:32 PM »
One way or another, that 51 year old top will come off. Might as well be now.

Look at the photo of the roof, taken from the right rear. There is rust blistering under the vinyl at the lower corner of the window. Our '67 Z/28 project needed extensive metal work of the rear glass frame due to rust. The car had been parked indoors for 30 years.

If he refuses, move on. No shortage of '69 projects out there.

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