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General Discussion / Re: Today only (06-29-18) - ebay 15% discount
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:01:21 PM »
It worked out so well the first time, I guess ebay's doing it again!!

Today only (07-11-18) Ebay 15% off

How to redeem your Coupon:
Shop for eligible items. (See ebay for exclusions).
Pay for your item by 11:00 PM Pacific Time on July 11, 2018
Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field: PRIMOSALE


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rochester with metal tag 7025121
« on: July 10, 2018, 02:43:57 PM »
The 7025121 is a 1965 Rochester 4GC used on the full size, Chevelle and Nova with 327/250 automatic without A/C.


General Discussion / Re: 1967 RS/SS396 Convertible on BAT
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:36:23 PM »
I'll just say that any time you see all the pictures in perfect sharpness EXCEPT the ones with the numbers, beware.


General Discussion / Re: 1968 Z28 for sale on Hemmings
« on: July 04, 2018, 05:16:04 PM »
While it's a nice car, it does have several issues and in my opinion, is priced around 30k too much. The car was on ebay on May 29th, 2013. It was being sold by the person that did the restoration. The car sold, and the buyer was a dealer out of Ft Myers, FL that turned around and tried to sell it at the Mecum (Dallas) September, 2013 auction. It didn't sell and the high bid at that time was $52k. He then put it on ebay on September 20th, 2013 but I don't know if it sold. It then showed back up at Mecum (Kissimmee) for the January, 2014 auction, where it sold for $66,960.00. I have no more info after that.

From the pictures I have, the engine's correct but the transmission isn't. The rear axle may be original as well, but there aren't any pictures of the axle tube stamp, just the carrier gear (a 4.56 ratio), and it's dated February, 1968. While that's 3 months before the car was built, it's still possible.

As I stated, there are a lot of incorrect items that would need to be fixed for it to be a high dollar car. If you're really interested in purchasing, I would HIGHLY suggest you have Jarry MacNeish inspect the car.

I've seen several '68 Muncies with a suffix stamp, lower case, not the same font size as the rest of the stamps.

That's not a suffix code. It's believed to be just a place holder that was used in the gang stamp.

And for future searches, the VIN is 124378N434684


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:20:13 PM »
And just to make it searchable in case the car the engine belongs to DOES ever show up, the engine is for 124379L530071


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:04:00 PM »
It's the same old adage. Just make something up to get it sold! He's not the first and certainly won't be the last. As William always says, Caveat Emptor. If a buyer is too stupid to do their homework, they deserve to get taken.


Maintenance / Re: Oil
« on: July 01, 2018, 02:07:24 AM »
Rotella no long has ZDDP.

That's an incorrect statement. Rotella T4 15W-40 is still rated CK-4, CJ-4, CI-4, CI-4 Plus and CH-4, which means it has the correct levels of ZDDP these old cars require. (The picture below is Rotella T4 15W-40 I picked up today at Walmart.)

The above link I posted from Duke Williams no longer seems to be working so let's try this again!;topic=370.0;attach=40

From the article:

Thus, CJ-4 is the best commonly available oil for vintage engines because you are essentially guaranteed a near ideal amount of ZDDP for maximum protection of vintage engine sliding surface components.

The maximum P concentration per the CJ-4 API specification that has been in place and unchanged since 2007 is 1200 ppm, which would yield Zn in the range of 1300 ppm.

Bottom line is use ONLY Parkerized cams and use ANY oil with a primary C-category, and ignore any secondary categories. (Primary C-category oils are also identified by the 15W-40 and 5W-40 grades that are unique to C-category oils.)


General Discussion / Today only (06-29-18) - ebay 15% discount
« on: June 29, 2018, 07:22:19 PM »
If you didn't see it over on the TEAM CAMARO site, ebay is having a 15% off sale on everything! Today only (06-29-18).

One Day Only! 6/29
15% Off Everything.*
Use coupon code PERFECTDAY. Min. $25 purchase.
Ends at 9pm PT.

Shop Now
Max $100 discount.

I saved $17 on some parts I had in my watch list. (THANKS Paul!)


General Discussion / Re: Real L89 SS
« on: June 29, 2018, 02:04:47 PM »
Fron ebay:

The listing you’re looking for is no longer available.

Looks like he took the auction down.


Restoration / Re: Smog pump fan, white
« on: June 28, 2018, 01:09:39 PM »
IIR, I used 2 putty knifes, the thin flexible type.

That's probably a better idea than my hacksaw blade!! I'll try that the next time.


General Discussion / Re: Space Saver Spare
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:04:20 PM »

K - Kelsey-Hayes (manufacturer)
1 - Romulus, MI (manufacturing plant location)
4 - 1974 (year of manufacture)

8 - 8th month (August) (month of manufacture)

EL - 1974 Nova, Chevelle or Camaro 14x6 (also used in 1973 on the Chevelle and Camaro) (application)


General Discussion / Re: Real L89 SS
« on: June 27, 2018, 05:29:11 PM »
Reproduction window sticker and in my opinion, the engine pad, transmission and rear axle stamps aren't factory original (the fonts aren't consistent with what I have in the database for that time period at LA). However, I would bow to Kurt (who's on vacation for a few weeks), as he has a lot more examples than I have.

And no, there shouldn't be a PTB stamp on a Van Nuys built Camaro!

For future reference, the VIN is 124378L338461


Restoration / Re: Smog pump fan, white
« on: June 27, 2018, 04:32:30 PM »
I know this thread is over a year old, but am wondering how best to attempt removing the fan from my smog pump to clean it up.

I used a hack saw blade (I ground off the teeth) and was able to get it in between the housing and the fan and SLOWLY pulled it free. Take your time and go in as close as you can to the hub, then twist the blade so it pops the fan loose. You'll probably have to go round and round several times before it'll come lose. But be careful. After 50 years they get VERY brittle and can break VERY easily!

And any help in disassembling the pump it self.

Read THIS and THIS.


Originality / Re: 396/350 pace car on eBay
« on: June 27, 2018, 04:29:13 PM »
If you're interested in this car, you'll need to get good (high resolution) pictures of the engine pad, the transmission stamping and the rear axle stamping.


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