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Originality / Re: Re: 69 Special paint Mustard Yellow
« on: December 18, 2018, 03:39:00 AM »
Here are the commercial 1969 colors. 

I believe 516 is what we call Omaha Orange.

I believe 519 is what we are calling kinda of a Mustard Orange.

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Restoration / Re: 69 396-325 hp starter heat shield spacer bolt
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:27:51 AM »
The part number on the D&R site is M00473, price is $19.95.

Originals seem to be hard to find in nice condition.

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Originality / Re: Re: 69 Special paint Mustard Yellow
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:37:22 AM »
Yep I read that. I also personally know of many other big blocks, some were non-solid lifter engines, that blew up. And I have several CE 396 and 402 blocks - they are not all 4 bolt main blocks. So there were non L78 blocks needed for warranty.

Ask JM what he thinks about big block engine failures sometime.  :)

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Originality / Re: Component dating in relation to the build date of the car
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:29:52 AM »
The axle appears to be a restamp.

It would be very unusual for a housing to fail or if components failed it would be unusual for the housing to be damaged. Normal service work would have been to replace the damaged parts and thatís it.

It would take severe abuse or an accident to damage a housing and thatís not covered under warranty. 


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General Discussion / Re: CE motor stamping info
« on: December 17, 2018, 01:13:56 AM »
FWIW, I have pics of pad stamps with the letter A after the year up to 1973 (CE3A57896), 1972 and 1974 stamps that use an N (CE2N23010 and CE4N23342) and what could be a 1977 stamp that is CE7P28022.

CE4N23342 is a large journal forged crank 327 short block that I own.

I also have a pic of an engine stamped CEA135856 - which may be an error since the A should probably be after the 1.

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General Discussion / Re: CE motor stamping info
« on: December 17, 2018, 12:47:01 AM »
Gary, it is a serial sequence number and just because you are older than me - it doesn't mean you have to disagree with me.  And it doesn't me mean that you are always right. :)

Serial number usually means it can be tracked back to a specific assembly (think paper money, firearm, etc.)  Not completely true in this case. There were probably some internal records, but those are likely long gone.

If you are going to constantly nit pick every single post I make, it's going to be "not fun" for either of us.

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General Discussion / Re: CE motor stamping info
« on: December 16, 2018, 11:06:32 PM »
Right, no space. Itís not a serial number...

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Originality / Re: Component dating in relation to the build date of the car
« on: December 16, 2018, 11:05:38 PM »
Let me take another look...

Well, it is only an opinion, but I think the engine stamp still seems OK. I could be wrong. With things like this you always want to check the rest of the engine to see if components match up, and that things on the car also match up.

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Originality / Re: Component dating in relation to the build date of the car
« on: December 16, 2018, 09:11:28 PM »
Ok you can email me direct if you want in the axle info.

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General Discussion / Re: Factory Production 69 Camaro JL8 L-78?
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:58:42 PM »
I disagree on that; *most Chevy engines* (whether small or large) that are 'blown up' are solid lifter engines that are OVER-revved (usually by inexpert drivers that are unfamiliar with solid lifter engines).

You just want to argue. :)

Go check on that possible JL8 car! :)

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Originality / Re: Component dating in relation to the build date of the car
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:53:30 PM »
In my opinion, the engine seems original, but the axle does not.

What do the ends of the axle tube look like? At the ends by the backing plates and near the center casting, can you see any non-original welding?

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Restoration / Re: Paperwork removal
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:42:15 PM »
This link might be of interest, once you get it removed find a paper conservator.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9193.msg66045#msg66045

Getting it loose from the tank, not sure. Maybe use steam? Thatís not a recommendation, just a thought!

Hopefully others will chime in.

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General Discussion / Re: Whats a realistic price on a 67 Camaro bench seat?
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:08:49 PM »
Good used? $300 to $600. Depends how good it is and how bad somebody needs it.

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General Discussion / Re: CE motor stamping info
« on: December 16, 2018, 07:57:35 PM »
Thatís great information Kurt and the first time I have seen it in writing.

I canít recall seeing any in 1969 that went to CE9Cxxxxx but plenty with CE9Bxxxxx.

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Originality / Re: Re: 69 Special paint Mustard Yellow
« on: December 16, 2018, 06:54:08 AM »
Here is the information from the post mentioned, which was over on yenko.net (fixed some typos and formatting)

I donít know if this means the custom painting was done at the dealership, special ordered or a combination of both.

The following is from an article from Kenny Ross himself in January 1970, through the Chevrolet Central magazine:

Kenny Ross, from Kenny Ross Chevrolet, is Performance minded, but not a specialist. He has been keeping a close watch on the Youth market for some time. "marketing for all sorts of products has been aimed at the under 25's-and that includes cars."
Even though the Dealership is not located in a Performance area, he believes that getting into the performance market is the way to reach young buyers. Today, close to 25% of their new car business is in peformance cars.
"The kids are looking for identification,........individualty, they're looking for a Car with Flare....speed...color-something different.
For this reason we do a lot of custom painting.
The Kenny Ross Dealership has three specialists on the sales staff, and a separate showroom for High performance parts.
The most Important thing a dealer needs, Ross Believes, is a Service Dept. equipped to handle performance car business. When it comes to ordering, most of the Kids Know as much about the cars as anyone on our staff. But if you don't have good service, you lose the business. This is especially true in make-ready, so we can make an extra special effort preparing performance cars for Delivery".(Outstanding equipment in their service department includes a Dynamometer-not usually found outside specialized speed shops.)

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