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Decoding/Numbers / Re: GM Assembly Plant Z Designation Question
« on: March 03, 2019, 06:38:12 PM »
A factory replacement transmission wouldn't have a partial VIN stamped on it. Unless he means it was a replacement to his car from a DIFFERENT car.

Ed

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1968 - Orphans / Re: 1968 302 18N480108
« on: March 03, 2019, 05:59:57 PM »
The car itself is still around (at least as of 2007) as it was on ebay by seller blackmon638hjg on 07-03-07. It was purchased by motorcycleman35 and put up for sale again by motorcycleman35 on 08-04-07 with a buy it now price of $25,750.00, and was purchased by kensingtonlw.

The car had a non-matching numbers engine (home built 302) and transmission (Turbo 400), but was known to be a Z28.

It would be cool to contact kensingtonlw to see if he (or she) still has the car, but it appears ebay no longer has a member search feature.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: GM Assembly Plant Z Designation Question
« on: March 03, 2019, 05:04:43 PM »
Well, after a little research on WIKIPEDIA, it appears Fremont also built Pontiacs and Olds during that time, so maybe it came from one of those? Still doesn't explain the partial VIN though.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: GM Assembly Plant Z Designation Question
« on: March 03, 2019, 04:54:22 PM »
That's weird. P0 is a 1970 Muncie, but that VIN has one too many numbers in it and like I said before, the Z designation wasn't used in 1970 (or 1971 or 1972).

I wonder if that last digit is a place holder like the partial c we see on the 68 transmissions. The VIN would then be 0Z143418? Or maybe that's not really a Z but a 2? St Therese built full size cars and those started with 100001.

Since it's a 70 transmission, is there a letter designation after the assembly date (A, B or C)? Also, where does the speedometer cable exit? Left side or right?

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: GM Assembly Plant Z Designation Question
« on: March 03, 2019, 04:07:19 PM »
The Z designation wasn't used in 1970, so something's wrong. Are you sure it's not a "2"? Yes, post a picture.

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Please help decode small block pad stamp
« on: March 02, 2019, 04:38:58 PM »
Paul, I saw that too, but it's a small block, not a big block. I got my info from the Hollander interchange, but I wonder if it's a factory typo. Perhaps the 1967 YX code (and maybe the 1968 YX code) should actually be YW?

Ed

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When I did my 68 a few years ago I went with M&H ELECTRIC FABRICATORS INC and was VERY happy with the quality and results.

Ed

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Originality / Re: 68 396 Smog Pump Bracket
« on: February 26, 2019, 01:55:45 PM »
The spot welded bracket is correct for all 68 Camaro big blocks. I believe the one without the diverter valve bracket was used on Chevelle and full size cars with automatics.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: When was the 1st 68 Camaro built and sold?
« on: February 26, 2019, 02:25:54 AM »
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So once regular production started, there was a different date designation than the 06 - 05 type?

Yes. The month and week. More into HERE (read "Field a - body build date code").

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Please help decode small block pad stamp
« on: February 26, 2019, 02:13:24 AM »
The only thing I can find is a 1966 327/185 (2BBL and manual transmission) from a C60, M60 or S60 truck. However, that can't be right since Flint used the F designation until 1967, then they went to the V. Your's was assembled on October 10th, but what's the casting number and date on the block?

It came from a truck for sure, but the casting number and date will verify the year.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: When was the 1st 68 Camaro built and sold?
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:59:00 PM »
1968 Camaro production began in late August, 1967 and the official release date was early September, 1967, but 124378N300001 was the first one off the assembly line. It used a pre-production body, as did a few other early cars, but there wasn't anything special about them.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: When was the 1st 68 Camaro built and sold?
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:21:56 PM »
Probably because it's pre-production.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: When was the 1st 68 Camaro built and sold?
« on: February 25, 2019, 12:48:49 AM »
June 5th

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: When was the 1st 68 Camaro built and sold?
« on: February 24, 2019, 08:53:45 PM »
The first 68 Camaro (124378N300001) was built at Norwood, Ohio. The date on the trim tag is 06-05 and it was the 13th body assembled by Fisher. When it was actually sold and to what dealer it went to is unknown.

Ed

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That I can't help you with Gary, but it doesn't appear a cable was used on the 1970 Camaro. At least I can't find one being referenced in any of the P&A's.

Ed

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