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General Discussion / Re: Parts manual and numbers
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:15:28 PM »
Their REAL value of the P&A manuals is in research! These (and a lot of other) manuals are what we use to write those reports!

Ed

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1969 - Orphans / Re: Muncie 19N506086 ?
« on: November 19, 2017, 05:03:56 PM »
Hard to tell. Might be 9L506086?

Transmission has to have been built after October 21st, 1968 since it has the ratio designation. 9N500086 and 9N506086 were both built before that.

Ed

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General Discussion / Keep an eye out!
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:14:46 PM »
Stolen per CRAIGSLIST AD:

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Camaro was stolen early morning hours, September 24, 2017, out of a parking garage at the Brewster Apartments in Redwood City.
VIN # 124379L528885
CA License 7JJR502
Contact Redwood City Police # R17-09-0474

Click HERE for a video of the theft.

Posted as a public service. Get the word out guys.

Ed

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Restoration / Re: Battery felt color?
« on: November 17, 2017, 03:58:54 PM »
Mike, the 378082 felt washer was used on the positive side of all cars and trucks with top post batteries from the 1920's! However, since they were soaked in 90wt gear oil before installation, it really doesn't matter what color the "naked" felt was because the 90wt turned it a very dark brown.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 19W328256 Muncie
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:51:13 AM »
Yep. I was looking at the wrong column. Thanks Scott. I fixed it.

And as an aside, they also built the Corvair!

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 19W328256 Muncie
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:44:13 PM »
Barry, I split your thread our of the other one, but it's from a 1969 Nova assembled at the Willow Run, MI plant.

Ed

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Originality / Re: 68 Rear Window Defogger
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:25:14 PM »
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What if it didn't come from the factory with the C50.. Make a difference if dealer installed?

Yes. Dealers didn't always use what was listed in the P&A manual (or the Custom Features Accessories manual), so all bets are off for dealer installed accessories. This includes ANY dealer installed accessory.

Ed

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Originality / Re: 68 Rear Window Defogger
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:27:32 PM »
This one (see below) if your car's a Coupe and it came from the factory with C50.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Can-am Engine Blocks
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:40:29 AM »
Nick, where are you located and can you post a few pictures?

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: X77 dates
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:56:49 PM »
Your question was answered by Kurt in your OTHER THREAD.

As he stated, the alternate VIN location is discussed HERE.

Ed

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1968 - Orphans / Re: MO z28 302 8N402519
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:24:50 PM »
For future searches, the VIN is 124378N402519

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: ebay 69Z buyer beware.
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:18:04 PM »
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I am aware of the almost no feedback bidders probably being shills or scammers but that most recent auction had mostly high feedback bidders.

And like I said, it could be on the up and up. However, when I posted that comment above, the low feedback bidders were the only bidders. But they may have been "newbies" trying to get a deal. That happens all the time too. Not so much on auctions with reserves, but mostly without.

HERE'S ebays shill bidding policy, and HERE'S some good reading on how to detect shill bidders. And unfortunately, HERE'S an article on ebays "relaxed" policy regarding shill bidding.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: ebay 69Z buyer beware.
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:29:44 AM »
Charley, while there's no definitive way to detect shill bidders, a big hint is the feedback the bidders have. Someone with zero or very low numbers is a pretty good indicator. Especially with a seller that also has low numbers.

In this case, the winner of the original auction had zero feedback and as stated above, the car was back on ebay a few days later. This is a very good indication that the seller is using shill bidders.

Even in the last auction, there were four bidders with very little feedback. While the winning bidder had 567 feedbacks, the price of the car may have been driven up by shill bidding.

If you look at the winning bidder in the first auction (i***r), it sold for $47,000 but came back again a few days later. If you look at the second auction, _***e  went up to $38,300 but didn't meet reserve. However, if you look at the seller's feedback, it sold to r***c (who didn't bid in EITHER auction) for a best offer which was under $45,500. Not impossible, but strange none the less.

But like I said, there's no way to know for sure, but it's a HUGE red flag when people with little or no feedback start bidding. And of course, all of this may be on the up and up, but it's not what I would call the "norm" for ebay auctions.

As an aside, HERE'S a link regarding the car when it was on ebay back in 2015. The ebay auction no longer has the pictures, but the important ones are still in the TC thread.

And as always, this is just my opinion and in no way does this reflect the opinion of the Camaro Research Group.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...looks like a Camaro
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:59:31 PM »
I've got nine 1968 Firechickens in the database that have been converted to Camaros. Nothing new. It's been done for YEARS!

Ed

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Gordon Butler Chevrolet, 77 Roger Street, Lowell, MA - Zone 32, Dealer 112.

Ed

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