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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Z/28 trim tag opinion
« on: Today at 05:57:50 AM »
Can't get the pic to copy, but I don't believe you need to. A little too recent for me, although the car is very attractive otherwise. JMO -


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...misleading statement
« on: Today at 05:45:36 AM »
It is kind of hard to understand how people get just enough knowledge to sound intelligent but state the details so wrong. Some guy will probably believe it all.

Sad but true. Will further the myth of that rare, factory air Z28 for sure. Shame it wasn't an ultra-rare Turbo 400 -

Hey, I just realized I have one of those ultra low production Cortez Silver cars, too.


General Discussion / Re: 1967 Camaro built in 66 titled 1966
« on: Today at 05:26:36 AM »
Simply put, look at the VIN and trim tag. Both reference the year of the car, regardless of the state title (which is generated when the car is registered in the state the car is sold in). Much ado about a clerical/typographical error.

When the car is retitled, the owner should correctly identify the year of the car, not further the misrepresentation. Wonder what the insurance company would think about it ?   



Likely .020, .030, and .060, Those are the gaps in my '74 printing 65-69 All w/ Sp. H/Perf (396) 1st. design parts book - 


Decoding/Numbers / Re: 186 heads
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:09:57 AM »
For those of you that considered me to be insane, presto ! I knew I could find it if I looked long enough. Now, if i could only find the article that showed how this was done, I'd feel vindicated -


General Discussion / Re: How to read a CEA stamp
« on: February 13, 2019, 02:25:00 AM »
Hi everyone, I just got this block 010 4 bolt main 350 dated L-18-0 and it has a CEA126522 stamp. It was suppose to be a 350/330HP from his corvette. How do you read these numbers  and are the number suppose to look like this ?  Thank you  Emo

Read this thread - CE discussions have been around the block a few times (sorry for the pun) -

Also this one:;all


General Discussion / Re: Two questions of 69 Camaro options
« on: February 13, 2019, 02:16:57 AM »
The L89 option was not a 427 option, but instead was an option for 'aluminum heads', which work fine on 396 (L78 engines) and while I've never seen one myself, I understand there are original '69 Camaros carrying those from the factory on 396 engines!


I've seen 2 in the flesh, corresponded with an owner of a 3rd. in the Northwest with a documented L89 coupe years back. I guess that makes me able to claim I've known of about 1% of the L89 Camaros produced in '69 -lol.


Maintenance / Re: Starting Problem
« on: February 10, 2019, 12:22:42 AM »
Run an amperage test on the battery. I've seen dead or bridged cells give you enough voltage to run the lights, but no "oomph" to start the vehicle. Try replacing the battery with a spare if you don't have an amperage (load) tester.

This, of course, assumes you have checked cables and terminals, grounds, and solenoid.


Restoration / Re: Floor Pan
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:17:14 AM »
I've not had the occasion to replace one, but if I did I would likely use the AMD floor pan. I'm impressed with their quality and attention to details in the stampings I've seen. -

Or use the right or left halves -

Definitely not for the timid sheet metal guy. Replacing the entire pan makes sense, unless you're into a lot of stitching on smaller panels.


I ran across this in my archives tonight, I do remember reading it over the years (and cringing every time I read it). Shoulda-coulda- woulda, hindsight is always 20-20 in vision clarity.

Check out the block, hood, intake and rear end part numbers - all at the same time. Sad -


General Discussion / Re: Valuation of 1968 Z 2/8's in the US market..
« on: February 06, 2019, 11:12:17 PM »
I don't disagree with the estimated value range. A definite plus is the GM of Canada documentation - that alone adds a lot ot the potential value to the car above any other lesser features. There are a lot of '68's out there lacking documentation that would be worth considerably more if so equipped.

I think I would far prefer Seafoam than Resale Red, but it likely won't hurt the value during the sale. Sounds like a nice ride - wish you the best when you have to cut it loose. I've only ever had to sell one keeper, with that tempered by the fact that the sale allowed me to bring my '68 home to fill the void.


1968 - Orphans / Muncie trans 18N3151(5?)0
« on: February 03, 2019, 12:36:23 AM »
Spotted this at the Nashville Stones River AACA swap meet today - part of a $1100.00 package of shifter, bell housing, shifter, flywheel and clutch, all of which was not Camaro except for the trans. Didn't see it listed in documentation - anyone's lost tranny ? PM me if you need it, I'll get current owner info if so.


General Discussion / VIN, TT, title posting
« on: February 03, 2019, 12:18:16 AM »
Thought this was illegal ?

I know this has been discussed before, and in current threads. If paired with a Dynacorn body, is it a federal or state laws that apply ?


Originality / Re: 69 Build Codes ???
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:37:54 AM »
Car cowl tag is 04C, engine code is T0425HB. Tranny pan stamp, rear end stamp, sheet metal stamps all correlate correctly. Advertised as the original engine. Any reason it shouldn't be/can't be original to the car? Thanks.

VIN stamped on the side of the block over the oil filter ? If present, that's a good add-on, sometimes overlooked by fakers. Of course, that's faked, too, but it might help or add to the evidence trail.


General Discussion / Re: Brackets holding the E-brake cables
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:26:17 AM »
Thank you John. I really have a hard time trying to find out what I need for information  ;D  Guess I am just getting to be a old fart lol

Wait 'til you get as old as some of the rest of us. Then you can REALLY feel it -


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