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526  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 69 Crossram manifold on: April 11, 2007, 11:09:17 AM
The 69 Z/28 factory aluminum 4bbl intake is blocked off in front where the oil filler tube is located on the 67 version of this manifold. Is this true for a cross ram manifold as well? If a cross ram manifold has an oil filler tube located in front, does this mean it is not a 69 version, but an earlier year? 67 or 68? Or are they all the same?

Jimmy V.
527  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: L88 heads and intake question? on: April 11, 2007, 09:41:51 AM
Jerry,

Why do racers block heat riser passages? To keep carb/fuel charge as cool as possible? What are down sides (if any) to this when warming engine on cold day?

Jimmy V.
528  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: X mark on rear bulkhead on: April 02, 2007, 01:58:19 PM
Is there anything that is "proof" anyway? Can't it all be faked, including paperwork? I do not have the original paperwork or POP. What I do have is the car itself with the original engines trans, rear et. al. I'll let it stand on it's own merits.

Jimmy V.
529  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: X mark on rear bulkhead on: April 01, 2007, 08:01:42 PM
I think my point was missed. I have owned my car since 1982. At that time, there was not even information regarding "X" codes on the trim plate, much less the rear bulkhead. It was fun finding the X3 marking where it had been hidden since 1968! It is really just another of many pieces of the puzzle documenting the car, most of which have been identified long after I bought it. All I knew for certain at the time was that "DZ" was the 302.

Jimmy V.
530  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: X mark on rear bulkhead on: March 31, 2007, 11:36:31 AM
Just removed rear seat from my 69 RS Z/28 and sure enough, X3 on the rear bulkhead just like the man said. Mine assembly date is 10B. All these years I thought my car could not be verified as an X33 because it was an early build with no trim tag code; code was there all the time, I just didn't know it until today! You can bet I took a couple of photos. Thanks to the site for the help. Sherlock Holmes would be proud of the detective work that goes on here.

Jimmy V.
531  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: X mark on rear bulkhead on: March 23, 2007, 02:19:53 PM
This is fun. I look forward to checking out my 10B Z. Of course, I could be disappointed if there isn't anything there! I'll check it out and advise results.

Jimmy V.
532  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: crayon marks behind rear seat on: March 23, 2007, 02:12:53 PM
so all you need to see the marks is remove the rear seat, correct?

Jimmy V.
533  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Correct Front Coil Spring Tape Decals for 1969 Z/28 RS on: March 20, 2007, 11:16:21 AM
My 69 RS/Z28 has power steering, and uses spring coded "EY"

Jimmy V.
534  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: GM will give you an options list for your car on: March 20, 2007, 09:27:35 AM
Another story:

I work for a hardware distributor, and overheard a customer in our lobby recently talking to one of our salespeople. When I heard his name, I went out and asked him if he was Dave who had owned the fathom green 68 Z/28 back in 68 that I used to drool over. I had known his younger brother somewhat. He was in fact the original owner of that car, and he smiled as he recalled blowing away Covettes and Chevelles at the drag strip with his little 302 back then. (Not sure the level of exaggeration) A legendary car from day one! It was interesting to note the disappointed tone in his voice when he stated that he had traded the Camaro in for a Vette.

Jimmy V.
   
535  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: GM will give you an options list for your car on: March 19, 2007, 02:04:13 PM
Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the overview of how you certify a Camaro, as well as your comments regarding values on Z/28's with suspect drive trains, etc. I do have a 69 Z with original drive train, etc. It runs great and looks great, but it is no show car; eg. original white vinyl top is starting to pull up in places, and other typical wear issues. Still, when I pull  the cover off (yup, me too!) this 40 year old car, it still gives a thrill; and I've owned it for 25 years. It boggles my mind to hear 70-80K price ranges, I just do not think of my car as being that valuable. Best investment I ever drove around! Of course it was never intended to be an investment when I bought it. It was all about fun. And still is.

Jimmy V.
536  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: GM will give you an options list for your car on: March 18, 2007, 12:09:43 PM
Jerry,

How do yo verify a car? Do you inspect the actual components and date codes on the car itself, as well as any paperwork that may be available? Is it difficult to spot phony paperwork?

If you check the components and date codes on the car itself, I assume it needs to be put on a lift, etc. to get at the different components that need checking? eg. rear end?

Do you find cars that are not what the owner believes they are? Seems like that situation would be a sticky wicket!

Jimmy V.
537  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / X mark on rear bulkhead on: March 12, 2007, 11:30:19 AM
Is the X marking on the bulkhead under the rear seat only on cars with X coded trim tags, or is it on earlier cars as well?

Jimmy V.
538  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Finding orignal owner on: March 07, 2007, 09:19:53 AM
Here's a shot in the dark:

I have a 69 Z/28 Camaro and am looking for original owner. Car is a rally sport, red with a white vinyl top (Trim plate 52E), white stripes, and black standard interior. Believe was purchased in Chillicothe, Ohio area probably in late 1968. (Trim plate build 10B) Originally had chambered exhaust, short spoiler, and  has no factory tach or gauges.

Perhaps original owner reads this site? If this sounds like it was your car, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks,

Jimmy V.
539  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 z28 on: March 02, 2007, 09:57:46 AM
How does a Z/28 get into the registry? Or asked another way: how are the cars in the registry verified as authentic, not a fake?

Jimmy V.
540  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 Pace cars on: March 01, 2007, 03:37:28 PM
I have been reading all this regarding the origin of the 375 HP 396, and find it all very interesting. It has left me curious with a couple of questions:
Wasn't there a 425 HP version of the 396 used in the 1965 Corvette? And if so, What is different about the 375 HP 396, and why develop it when a 425 HP version had already existed? Something to do with power/weight ratio? Or Corvette only? Thanks!  Smiley

Jimmy V.
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