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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:22:46 PM »
From the ad:

This Z28 is a very, very rare early 1969 Van Nuys California built “L” code car.

There were 31,163 '69 Camaros built at Van Nuys; not rare at all. It is also a late production car, built on or about April 11, 1969.

No mention of a Body Broadcast Copy commonly found on Van Nuys built Camaros. No original docs. No VIN stamped drive train components. Axle was cast in January, 73 days prior to estimated final assembly. Where is proof this is really a Z/28?
Right there is how it is a rare early car. It morphed forward in time to April ( probably April Fools day) got built and returned back to the “early” assembly line?! It is California, an L car, you know? And anything can happen in la la land. And I got a stop watching all these “ transformer” type movies! Yeck.

General Discussion / Re: VIN Database/search
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:13:55 PM »
Welcome to the site Jim. Let’s start with where, or what state was the car in when you sold it? While there is a private database kept by administrators of this site and additional private DB s kept by members for their car of interest, there is no public database. Have you tried a google search of that VIN? With privacy laws as they are today, it may be a challenge if not impossible to find information. But there is a wealth of Camaro knowledge on our forum and we look forward to interacting with another Camaro enthusiast as yourself.

General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:26:44 AM »
Let us not forget that the 79 Ford Pinto was posi-tively among the very first Mussel Cars!

Wow, they finally found a good use for the Pinto?!

General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:16:25 PM »
I must say, stunning! Congrats!

1969 - Orphans / Re: L78 19N509772
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:56:18 PM »
Thanks G.W.

1969 - Orphans / Re: L78 19N509772
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:49:56 PM »
I believe this is the same block discussed. Here is a picture of pad for records. Could someone post up on the site the picture? I am unable.

Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:41:37 PM »
Drawings are not gospel, pictures are

Originality / Re: Under-Dash Heater Box
« on: June 05, 2018, 01:04:41 PM »
I would offer that the heater enclosure would be similar to the rad & Engine side heater core cover, a nice gloss black. They were constructed by the Harrison supplier and supplied to the factory. Others will add to this. I seem to see a restoration path as full gloss black lacquer as a good route, or the fancy labeled high heat rad paints.


My expertise is the 69. It is suede, same as the top of dash and interior cove at the lower sail and back window. Until further refuted, I will say the color of the ‘68 is “suede”.

General Discussion / Re: hose clamps
« on: May 31, 2018, 01:06:28 AM »
If you have an AIM, it will show where clamps go and what clamp is needed
Water hoses use tower type clamps. Not sure on the sb, but bb has non tower type clamps (2), on the water pump bypass. Other hoses like power brake booster, fuel lines and off use various spring ring type clamps that are color coded as to size. If you care to PM me, there is a guy in Oklahoma, that I can provide a name,  that will fix you up with a set of clamps you need at a reasonable price unless you need all dated correctly?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Muncie ID
« on: May 31, 2018, 12:55:43 AM »
Look in the AIM under M20 for ID tag application.

Discussed here.

As for your question S is for St Louis plant. 

It takes a little digging for info on the net, but much is there. I found a Chevelle site that listed a lot of plants and their corresponding alpha code. Do a search for GM plant codes of the 1960s. Once you figure the plant initial code, then you can learn what was built at that particular plant.

Originality / Re: 1969 Small Block Smog Pump Cradle
« on: May 25, 2018, 03:13:56 PM »
More Tim,

Originality / Re: 1969 Small Block Smog Pump Cradle
« on: May 25, 2018, 03:11:53 PM »
Inscription on part says, "69 sb smog". My car is a very late 3E car with many April dated components.

Originality / Re: 1969 Small Block Smog Pump Cradle
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:54:46 PM »
Guess I saw this title (week ago)earlier, but never read the post. My car is a Norwood, but I have it’s oe assembly bracket (March 69 car) and I  promise I will look at this bracket and report back,  Tim.

General Discussion / Re: Big block fan shroud
« on: May 24, 2018, 11:39:21 AM »
Most over the counter GM shrouds have 3 beads across the top rounded area.

General Discussion / Re: NOS Cragar 15x4
« on: May 23, 2018, 05:24:08 PM »
Super cool running onto that! Assume for a Chevy, that is why you posted on here?  I would say golden chicken lips will be easier to find? Pictures please! I’d like to see that wheel
Fella I know in S East Ohio would be you best chance.

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