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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Z/28 Block - Trans - Rear Numbers... Original Stamps? on: Today at 10:43:26 AM
Look genuine to me. The area that looks decked appears to have light reflecting on the pad possibly causing the circular marks . I still see remnants of broach marks, but the pad has been hand sanded/cleaned probably to remove rust.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 17, 2014, 09:38:54 AM
  I can't comment on the correctness of this stamping but I wanted to say you can have a block decked and still retain the stampings providing the decking process doesn't take too much off vs. the depth of the stamp.Most original stampings will have a very-very slight ridge along the characters edge from the metal displacement of the imprint force. Any decking, providing it doesn't take the stamping totally off, will usually even out the slightly raised edge (as this photo looks) depending on the deck cut depth.

Mike

Look closely at the edges of the stamp, and you get the suggestion the feed lines actually roll downward into the lines of the stamp - to me, that indicates the stamping happened after the decking took place. The stamps should be sharp faced, which tends to not deform the material as much as standard character stamps do. Still, not saying this is definitively the case here, it only suggests it. If the block was decked only a few thousands, the stampings might survive intact, but in most cases it will lighten it up considerably (if not completely lift it).

I have a few V0425 DZ stampings and this matches exactly in terms of font and spacing. It looks ok to me.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 16, 2014, 10:20:04 AM
Lucky you I had the same instructions to my machinist, he botched it .... it got somewhat fixed but was preventable

When I rebuilt my Z28 engine (in 1976), I was very afraid to leave the block at the machine shop.. they wanted  to do a 'clean up' cut across the deck...  The machinist told me they would stop before they hit the pad, but I put a piece of duct tape across the pad, and wrote "DO NOT REMOVE" on it...  Smiley   fortunately they didn't machine the pad.. Smiley    I hear so many unfortunate stories, that I actually HATE to leave any of my 'stuff' anywhere with anyone. Smiley .. the 'I'm sorry's' don't undo their damage...

I was also very nervous about having machine work done on my orig Z engine (which happens to be the same date as Gary's)So I had called Jeff my engiene builder to remind him to NOT deck the block because it would remove the assembly stamping which ties the block to the car. He started to laugh and said you’ll always be able to identify this block as yours because SHAUGER is stamped under the timing cover. I never recall Radar @ K & G Speed (who did machine work for me in 1978) stamping my name.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nice Restoration on: April 12, 2014, 11:40:33 AM
Lots of accuracy issues starting with the trim tag...
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 350hp fuel pump on: March 11, 2014, 11:55:35 AM
A side note: SgtHawk I think your pump is for H.P. application, i.e. L78. L34=40568
Thanks for that. I had no idea. It goes to show you, anything can happen in 40+ years. I'm not surprised, fuel pumps fail... I'm sure mine was replaced with what was available at the time. Any idea if the fuel pressure is any different between the two? Maybe I SHOULD be thinking about what we talked about in the PM... hmmm.

I believe the difference is probably the pump volume/flow rate and not pressure. I think the stroke on the pump varies slightly. Too much pressure causes needle seat leakage and creates problems.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 396 350hp fuel pump on: March 10, 2014, 06:36:15 PM
I am not finding a lot of info on the correct part number for this application. Could someone help?
I have seen claims bolted as original, crimped as original, weep holes, no weep holes, some will have dates, some will not.... on and on.

Thanks for any information/clarification

Dean


My 69 L34 survivor has its original dated pump. Goathill rebuilt it for me years ago 40568.
   
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Well My Camaro online Compadres, Time for a fight of my Life! on: March 04, 2014, 03:33:40 PM
Danny, thoughts and prayers. I had thyroid cancer 3 years ago, however mine was localized and in only a few lymph nodes. Stay strong and be positive and before you know it you'll be back better than new.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Survivor 69 Z back on ebay on: February 27, 2014, 11:29:50 AM
looks like overspray under the hood. he stated original paint ?


I believe the underside was black, but its usually a rather thin coat, and it looks like it was stored in a moist environment which caused surface rust not only on the under hood surface but in the engine compartment in general. I will say the car looks to be sitting very high in both the front and rear which is not typical.

That engine compartment looks un-fluffed based on the pics in the auction. Its missing a few items and replacement maintenance parts such as hoses and master. Looks like a very good unrestored car. The condition is typical for a car left alone and unpampered. I think Gary likes it because its ORANGE....

That certainly is an unbeatable color combo eh?  Smiley      Shouldn't the underside of the hood be painted black??
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Survivor 69 Z back on ebay on: February 26, 2014, 09:32:27 PM
looks like overspray under the hood. he stated original paint ?


That engine compartment looks un-fluffed based on the pics in the auction. Its missing a few items and replacement maintenance parts such as hoses and master. Looks like a very good unrestored car. The condition is typical for a car left alone and unpampered. I think Gary likes it because its ORANGE....
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Posting Tag Pic for ko-lek-tor on: February 16, 2014, 11:58:46 AM
Definitely repro tag
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 Hurst Shifter Rods BB on: February 15, 2014, 03:55:29 PM
My '69 Camaro Hurst Competition/Plus shifter body has these numbers on it 1090731H. Are those the numbers that the date code is taken from? If so, can someone let me know the date of my shifter?

Thanks, Warren


Hi Warren, October of 69.

Steve
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stainless Chambered exhaust on: February 07, 2014, 03:08:41 PM
I believe 400 series stainless is magnetic and 300 series is not, unless certain machining is perforned on it such as threads and such.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Stainless Chambered exhaust on: February 07, 2014, 12:16:04 PM
I had a gardner chambered system on my black rs/z and to me it had an unpleasant tone so I installed a gardner transverse system and I'm very happy. However on my 69 SS L34 car I replaced the original chambered with a gardner chambered system and it seems the 396 has a better tone. That reminds me I need to sell my small block gardner chambered system which has been sitting in my basement for 9 yrs.
14  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Trans Am Series Videos Penske Racing on: February 06, 2014, 05:05:54 PM
He had a home in Media Pa. at the time. I don't know if he purchased the car or it was loaned to him through Penske Chev. Bill stated it was Mark's personal car, but I never asked if it was actually owned or if it was titled. Thinking about it Penske probably probably provided a loaner car to him. Good question.... Yes Pa was a title state at that time.

I read somewhere Mark hated orange interiors Smiley
15  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1968 Trans Am Series Videos Penske Racing on: February 06, 2014, 03:08:46 PM
A interesting question would be what happened to Marks personal Z/28. Seems like that car might be worth a little more if it was shown Mark was the original owner. Anyone ever heard of it for sale or in a collection?

I never really attempted to locate his car, but ended up buying one that looked identical to what I remembered as a 12 year old. I can't be certain if his was equipped with the RS option. I will say that Bill Scott stated my car looked identical to Mark's.
I never really attempted to locate his car, but ended up buying one that looked identical to what I remembered as a 12 year old. I can't be certain if his was equipped with the RS option. I will say that Bill Scott stated my car looked identical to Mark's.  I wrote an article for the AACA regional club I belong to which details the history behind buying, selling and getting it back in 2010. I'll post a few pics as well for you orange lovers Smiley.
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