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General Discussion / Re: XXB suffix code
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:36:00 PM »
Yes, pre-CE engines.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: XXB suffix code
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:17:06 PM »
XXB is a 1962-1967 "Universal service engine assembly" 327 (except special high performance) installed in passenger cars. The part number was 3912353 and it came with everything except the distributor, exhaust manifolds, etc...

Ed

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Originality / Re: Eaton Posi Date
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:36:29 PM »
That E 10 8 posi I posted above could be an E 10 B. Hard to tell.

Ed

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Originality / Re: Eaton Posi Date
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:08:23 PM »
Here's a 2 series and a 3 series posi carrier I have. E 10 8, and J 7 4 (or J 7 A, hard to tell).

Ed

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I don't know why you're having problems. I have a 215/70-14 full size spare in my trunk and it fits just fine. It's a convertible with a fold down seat too. My trunk even has an amplifier, a floor jack and a huge base speaker enclosure in it!!

Ed

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Look at your tire pressure sticker on the glove box. That's what size ALL the tires were unless the original owner opted for the RPO N65 Space Saver tire. As for what "type", unless you have paperwork, you'll never know. Your car could have come with the standard black wall, the optional white wall or the optional white or red line tires.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...tag swap
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:44:19 PM »
He's a dealer. His "research" will be to ignore it.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 60's registration sticker
« on: March 28, 2018, 06:48:26 PM »
I was really hoping technology would get behind Hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen is cheap (after all, it's the most common element in the universe!), and easily dispensed (pull up to the pump and dispense like gasoline.) The only bi-product is water, so it's clean.

Hell. It's what we got to the moon on, so it's proven. Just too expensive to build Hydrogen filling stations I guess. You would think all the big gas companies would embrace it though. They can't keep pumping out fossil fuel forever.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 60's registration sticker
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:28:46 PM »
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I have an ARCO (in Solvang, Ca.) gas receipt I found under the rear seat when I bought the LOS car and it was dated 1-22-71. The sale was for 13.3 gallons at a total cost of $5.31

39.9 cents a gallon! Boy do I miss those days.

People tell me all the time that inflation isn't always a bad thing, but I have to disagree.

In 1960 my father was a Lieutenant in the US Navy. His take home pay was just under $500 a month, which included his sea pay, his flight pay (he was a fighter pilot) and his hazardous duty pay. On that, we owned our own 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, ate fairly well (hamburger, chicken and pork chops most of the time, but steak every few weeks), had two cars (one new and one used for mom), went on a 2 week vacation every year in the summer, and on this, my mom was able to stay home and "raise her family". Now it takes at LEAST two incomes to be able to afford a home, a new car, a used car, food, electric, gas, water, etc..., and even with two incomes, it's difficult.

Ed



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General Discussion / Re: 60's registration sticker
« on: March 27, 2018, 04:43:49 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: 60's registration sticker
« on: March 27, 2018, 02:40:27 PM »
Let me expand on the California registration a bit. In the 1960's, there wasn't a month sticker. Only a year. All cars and trucks had to renew their registration at the same time. I don't remember what that date was, but I DO remember my dad fuming every time he had to pay the state $12 bucks (TOTAL) to register our two cars!! If he were alive today, he'd REALLY be fuming at the $250 EACH (or more) we now have to pay! Thanks Jerry Brown.

Anyway, the month sticker didn't appear until the mid 1970's (I seem to recall 1973, but I'm not sure about that) when California decided it was easier to get payments throughout the year instead of all at once.

Until then, when you renewed your registration, you got a new year sticker and had to place the odd years on the left and the even years on the right (except for 1964 & 1965 where the "1964" sticker went on the left and the "1965" sticker went on the right).

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 60's registration sticker
« on: March 27, 2018, 02:28:33 PM »
I can't speak for NY, but in California the answer is both! The month on the sticker is when the car was registered AND when the registration expires.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Found Protectoplate
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:46:42 PM »
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It's just the date code.
C 0 P 05  (0, not O)
Cleveland powerglide, 1970, 5th day of Sept

Shouldn't that have been C9P05?

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Found Protectoplate
« on: March 26, 2018, 08:15:24 PM »
Stevie, I moved you thread to the Decoding section, and yes, welcome to the site.

COPO5 is most likely some transmission other than what was approved by engineering. In this case it "should" have been a Powerglide. I don't have a lot of info on the COPO codes, but Kurt might and I'm sure he'll chime in shortly.

(and here's the POP)

By the way, from the 12437 VIN code, your car started life as a V8, not an L6 so the engine's been replaced. And from the POP, the engine suffix code of DC indicates the 307 engine with a Powerglide. The transmission code of COPO5 is a real head scratcher though. Maybe the Torque-Drive??? That would require approval since it was only available with the 6 cylinder. What does the transmission indicator on the column read?

Ed

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1969 - Orphans / Z28 Engine 124379L520699
« on: March 25, 2018, 12:29:27 AM »
If you own this car, your engine is currently on LA CRAIGSLIST:

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This is a 1969 Z28 motor and tranny 302 DZ motor Muncie 4-speed running and driving still in vehicle I am asking 18500 or best offer cash and trade possible my phone number is 719-299-9575 thank you

WAAAAAY overpriced in my humble opinion!

Ed

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