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General Discussion / Re: Research
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:29:07 PM »
Austin I had Camaro 124379L502919  so would that be the 881 Camaro built before mine or since they built other types of chevys along side the Camaro in L A. would it be all cars included?

881 ahead of yours.  At the Van Nuys plant, it was the Fisher Body scheduling code that included all model cars that day, generally in consecutive order down the line.

General Discussion / Re: 67 Camaro SS 350 valve cover hold down tabs
« on: March 06, 2018, 04:12:44 AM »
Cover with tabs is on the driver side, for the temp sender wire loom hold down. See UPC 12 Sheet A9 in the AIM.  You can go to a vendor site like Heartbeat City and search on valve covers to see what the tabs and screw finishes look like.  I believe a nickel finish and not chrome.

General Discussion / Re: 67 Camaro with four bolt door hinge?
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:18:35 PM »
Or is it possible that early 68’s had no ac vents in dash and a  round wiper motor hole in cowl instead of an oval one?

If what I think you are describing, those dash holes were the Astro Ventilation system on every Camaro in 68, if not used for C60 air conditioning.  I can't imagine those being absent on a 68, unless someone later welded in the holes.       

General Discussion / Re: Ebay purchase
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:03:55 PM »
Was there any tracking provided on the item delivery?  Just wondering if the item could have been stolen from your front door. 

I would be curious to know if this was a LOS car.


The OP mentioned Norwood line, so apparently not.

The experts will chime in, but I can't imagine the assembly plant would take an engine already stamped for a scheduled car, when they could go over to the racks and pull out one not yet stamped.  Seems that would also create warranty info issues.  Read this research article on the site - it may mention when and how engine repairs would be performed.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 BU with 3894880NF
« on: January 26, 2018, 03:10:43 AM »
Are you positive it's not the 3894860?  Often the cast 6 and 8s are very similar in appearance, where the top of the 6 looks like it is closed.  See the picture in this old thread

Originality / Re: gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:57:15 PM »
If you use the SEARCH box near the top right and enter a few key works (gas tank straps) you can often pull up past threads on a lot of topics.  According to these, straps were black or natural, unless I missed where it was year or plant dependent.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody buy from
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:54:57 PM »
Same here, found a new set of 67 plates still in the DMV envelope on eBay.  Also a new set for my TR6.  Here you can have them on the car if you do a one time registration and also carry the current historic vehicle plates in the car.

1967 - Orphans / Re: 7L102619 350 motor
« on: January 12, 2018, 09:31:47 PM »
I have an MU engine, I believe with the same 0819 (or very close to) assembly date, that I bought for my car because the VIN was within about 400 of my 11B K250 LOS car.   Partial VIN on it is 7L116xxx (car is in storage several states away and I couldn't find a picture).  It must have been jammed waaaaaay back in the engine storage area, to be used about 2 months later that this one.         

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 SS350 numbers help
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:45:45 PM »
I recall on my 67 L48 block there were a couple stamps around the machined surface of the block where the intake seats.  I believe it was John Z who said those were engine plant inspection markings.  Just a random thought, but has anyone ever seen those up near the front stamp pad as well, and might be these phantom stampings sometimes observed?  But I think mine were toward the rear side of the block.  Just a SWAG.     

General Discussion / Re: 67 on Mecum
« on: December 09, 2017, 10:59:46 PM »
Surprised they left that aftermarket side molding on it.

IMO, if an "E" die broke, I highly doubt the resulting "L" on the TT would have such sharp, continuous, and straight definition around all the edges.  Odds against that occurring would be astronomical.   

General Discussion / Re: Pitting on intake
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:56:56 PM »
Here's old links to plugging the hot-slot holes, or you can do a search using that term.  I think 7/16 brass plugs work best, but you'll want to verify first.

The pitting should still allow a seal at the neck, but maybe use a little form a gasket first to be sure?

General Discussion / Re: Laugh of the day!
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:25:47 PM »
So I should end my end my decades-long search for an elusive Chevy Camaro Shelby GT 500?   :o

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