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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 772 fans and unstamped fans on: October 09, 2014, 07:57:02 PM

According to what I have read, there were two types of fans produced in 69 - the 772 stamped fan and the unstamped variety.  According to Jerry's 69Z book, the unstamped was far more common, while Kurt's CRG report states:

•There were two versions of an 'unstamped' fan made by Hayes-Albion. 3947838 was the earlier 2" pitch version and 3956684 was the later 2.25" pitch version.

I interpret these comments to mean that the unstamped fan was available throughout the 69 production year such that a 69Z could have had either - and would most likely have an unstamped fan.  Is this correct?  The reason I ask is that I hear again and again from restorers (and HBC included) that the unstamped fan was an 'early' fan and that the dated 772 was used almost exclusively later in the production year.

OK, to be even more specific, would a 5C car have an unstamped 2.25" pitch fan?! 

Thanks!
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / DZ stamp on: June 16, 2014, 11:20:19 PM
Stamp or re-stamp?  

Thanks
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Z - number bona fides on: October 02, 2012, 03:26:00 PM
Hi Kurt

By 'yikes' I assume you mean likely a restamp, and a poor one at that?   
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Z - number bona fides on: October 01, 2012, 01:13:00 PM
Car was in NY, but is now in Canada
Car is dusk blue with blue deluxe interior.  I'm not 100% certain, but the trim tag appears to me to be OK.  I'm more concerned with the block and transmission stamps.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69 Z - number bona fides on: October 01, 2012, 11:29:08 AM
Here are the other numbers
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / 69 Z - number bona fides on: October 01, 2012, 11:26:43 AM
Hi
I'm looking at  a blue 69 Z. Any thoughts on whether these items look legit?  The VIN and dates line up; however, the partial VINs are crooked.  Not sure if this suspicious or not.  This car was the subject of a magazine article several years back.
Thanks!
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: VIN info on: August 21, 2012, 11:58:41 PM
Alright, thanks Ed.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / VIN info on: August 21, 2012, 09:56:09 AM
Not sure where to post this: 

Was looking at a Z28 for sale with VIN 124379L507798.   Would CRG have any information in its database about this VIN?

Thanks
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN Stamp bona fides on: March 31, 2012, 04:38:43 PM
Thanks guys.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN Stamp bona fides on: March 29, 2012, 03:53:30 PM
Here's the pad
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN Stamp bona fides on: March 26, 2012, 11:05:10 PM
Here's the block VIN. 
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN Stamp bona fides on: March 26, 2012, 05:07:15 PM
Case number is 660 and the dates line up.  But the font on transmission VIN stamp doesn't match the font type of block VIN stamp, which I now remember being told should match.  I think I've answered my question.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN Stamp bona fides on: March 26, 2012, 04:55:49 PM
Here are a couple of other pics
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / VIN Stamp bona fides on: March 25, 2012, 09:00:29 PM
I'm looking at 69Z to purchase.  The seller sent me this photo of the tranny VIN stamp.  It doesn't look right to me.  Anyone care to comment? 
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN bona fides on: November 04, 2011, 02:50:19 PM
OK, thanks guys.  I don't have any greater resolution photos, or a pic of the pad stamp.  These pics were taken with my BB while squeezing myself underneath the car, and I wasn't able to get a pic of the pad without removing the alternator.   The pad is properly dated and it looked to be OK to my eye, but... 
 
Yes Kurt, this is a burgundy RS Z, although the current owner isn't a Rob.  I take it the VIN is in the CRG database.
 
OK, it's enough that there's doubt about the stamps.  I've got other complaints about the car too, so I'll pass on it.  A knowledgeable friend of mine here had question about these stamps too.  I shouldn't have second-guessed him.
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