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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 05, 2014, 04:44:17 PM
Here are some more shots of my trunk lid from an 03E X44 car. It looks like my code is TA1 with an upside down 2 at the end. Hope these help  Grin
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 03, 2014, 09:44:20 PM
I'll get a better pic for you tomorrow.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Do You Still Have Your First Car? on: July 03, 2014, 08:06:59 PM
Yes I still have my first car I bought back in 1988 for $750 when I was 16. My '67 was in rough shape when I bought it and it has come a long way. As far as sheetmetal goes, I had to replace the quarters, outer wheel wells, and the floorpans. Everything else on the car has also eventually been done through the years by me and my dad including the drivetrain and suspension, a complete interior, and the body and paint. The car currently has rally wheels, a 350 small block, and an M21 but I am planning in the future to re-do the paint to the original color of capri cream and install a '68 vintage 396 that I have. You can also see the rear end of my 1969 matching numbers 307 X44 car I picked up in Maryland back in 1995.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 03, 2014, 07:32:16 PM
Going to try and post some pics of mine. 03E X44 71 71 car.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 02, 2014, 07:32:21 PM
The original trunk lid on my 03E X44 1969 does not have the tabs.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Trunk Lid Identification on: July 02, 2014, 06:16:09 PM
Great thread guys! So am I correct in assuming that 67, 68, and early 69 lids are supposed have the tabs?
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Some Photos from Carlisle Solid Lifter Display on: July 02, 2014, 05:45:36 PM
Thanks Steve!  Grin Looks like that was a heck of a show! A lot of nice cars. Going to have to make some plans next year and try to hit both shows. The Camaro Nationals and Carlisle.
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Z stamp on: July 02, 2014, 05:31:33 PM
Wow! Thanks for the information. If I would have seen that stamp I would have figured it an attempt at a re-stamp. Thanks again.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Some Photos from Carlisle Solid Lifter Display on: July 01, 2014, 07:40:07 PM
Some great photos from the show! Wasn't able to make it this year  Embarrassed Any one else have some pics to share? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see some more!
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 Z stamp on: July 01, 2014, 07:36:13 PM
Great thread on original stampings! I was looking at the 1967 MP block and was wondering if it was common sometimes for the factory to stamp the VIN upside in relation to the block code. I've never seen that before.  Huh
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Do we have a real SS in the garage? on: January 30, 2014, 10:06:30 PM
It was my understanding, and correct me if I'm wrong,  that all the solid lifter cars (L78, Z/28, COPO), received a single 3/8" fuel line and the other small and big block cars had two 5/16" lines. One fuel and 1 return.
Sorry, I was referring to 69's.  Roll Eyes
 

1969 only: All V8 cars received a single 3/8in fuel lines 6 cyl= 5/16in.single . All Q-jet equipped cars LM1, L48, L35, L34, had an extra 1/4 in return line
OK, thanks appreciate the information. I learn something new here everyday!
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Do we have a real SS in the garage? on: January 30, 2014, 09:49:01 PM
Sorry, I was referring to 69's.  Roll Eyes
 
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Do we have a real SS in the garage? on: January 30, 2014, 09:29:39 PM
It was my understanding, and correct me if I'm wrong,  that all the solid lifter cars (L78, Z/28, COPO), received a single 3/8" fuel line and the other small and big block cars had two 5/16" lines. One fuel and 1 return.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69' Z/28 on eBay... What a Car! on: January 22, 2014, 09:22:07 PM
So, no PTB stamp on Van Nuys cars? I learn something new on here every day!  Grin
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Why Are Some Blocks Stamped and Some Not on: June 23, 2013, 11:00:17 AM
Over the past few years, I have been watching and reading about original 69 Z/28 blocks with just the pad stamped, and some with the pad stamped and partial vin. # stamped by the oil filter. I understand from this site, why they changed the location of the partial vin. # and about when, so here is my questions.

With all the factory controls in place, along with a QC system they had back then, why weren't all car/blocks confirmed to be properly stamped both on the block pad and by the oil filter after they made the change?  Did it become so difficult to do during the production process to get done right, or did they just say oh what the heck, its not going to matter anyway and just let it go. Or, did they get it right and they are just that many re-stamp block out there these days.

As a hobbyist this continue to confuses me. Are there really that many re-stamps blocks out there these days and if so, about when did all the fakes start showing up.

Eddie

1) I believe there was a federal law in place that required the major components (engine/trans) be stamped with the VIN.    I believe taht the factory complied in all cases.
2) I also KNOW that the stamped code on the rough cast surface near the oil filter ARE extremely difficult to read.
3) I suspect that the 'block restamper/fakers' try to take advantage of the difficulty of reading the block stamp on the cast surface
4) YEss, there are a lot of restamped blocks.  (I do not believe the two posted by Steve are original stamps...)
Just wondering what would lead you to believe that the 2 posted block codes appear to be re-stamps? The first looks like it has the correct straight line broach marks but not real sure on the second one though. In reference to Chevrolet not stamping low performance blocks, my base model 307 3spd manual 1969 has the VIN stamped by the filter. Took awhile to see it, but once I cleaned the area it was pretty visible.
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