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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Do trim tag and VIN line up on: August 22, 2012, 09:00:37 PM
Hi,

 I was wondering if this trim tag and VIN line up as far as the dates go? Or if anyone has any info on this car

Trim Tag

 ST 69  12437 Nor 105029
711     72 72 PNT
09D


VIN  124379N513069


Thanks
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Northern CA 68' Z/28... Real? on: August 07, 2012, 01:18:59 PM
Mine measures about 2 1/2 inches from the leading edge of the front fender. Mine is a Norwood car but that shouldn't make a difference.
33  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: V1I15DZ DZ302 craigslist on: June 27, 2012, 04:50:00 PM
Thanks ed, i wasn,t sure about. The stamp but was hoplng to help someone in case it was real.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / what distributor to use on: June 23, 2012, 05:52:16 PM
  I want to get my 68 Z engine put together and running but I not been able to find a date correct distributor for it. While I'm waiting to find the correct one what distributor should I run?  I have seen re-stamps, or other stock Chevy Distributors for other engines, L48, L79 etc. or after market. Any input from those of you running 302's would be appreciated.

Thanks 
35  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / 19N544692 (?) V1I15DZ DZ302 craigslist on: June 16, 2012, 05:18:43 PM
Maybe this will help someone reunite there car and engine. I'm not sure if it is a re-stamp or not but hopefully it will help someone.

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/pts/3065479793.html
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: fire wall on a heater delete car on: March 11, 2012, 09:00:45 PM
thanks everyone. So it sounds like this car has had the firewall cut at sometime for some reason. It's a clean cut but nothing like my 68 or any other first gen I have seen.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / fire wall on a heater delete car on: March 11, 2012, 07:06:24 PM
I have found what the owner claims is a heater delete 69 SS396. The fire wall looks strange to me as it has a large hole where the normal heater box and blower motor is found. Does this sound correct? I don't understand why there would be a large hole be he claims that is the way they came. Can anyone confirm this?
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why do 68 z28s bring less than 69s even though 68s are much more rare? on: February 28, 2012, 10:21:52 PM
And then come the 70 1/2 camaro back then the CEO's must have thought a change was what they needed, kinda like 58 Chevy a one year deal. Like a 69 . Anyway almost twice as many 69 for sale all the time. I often wonder what a 69 would have looked like if they didn't can it after 1 year. Was there a concept?

I read somewhere I and I don't remember what book it was or how much truth was to it but; It stated that the 69 was originally was supposed to run two years (remember that was kind of the run of a car back then) but that the new Mustang was cutting deep into 69 Camaro sales so they rushed the 1970 which was supposed to be a 71 into production. They made more 69's than the other first gens but they had another 4 or 5 months of production I wonder how many would have been built had production stopped at the end of a normal production year?

All in all I do love all first gens and there are cool things about each of them and I wish I had a 69 in my collection, but I won't give up my LeMans blue 68 Z  or my 1970 RS/SS 396 to get one.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why do 68 z28s bring less than 69s even though 68s are much more rare? on: February 26, 2012, 02:31:51 PM
I think it has to do with the one year only body style of the 69, and maybe to some extent the cowl induction hood. (even though most didn't have it from the factory).  But back in 69 the 69 Z sold so well as we all know because the 68 Z kicked butt on the race track. So don't get too down on owning a 68 Z/28 it is still the best LOL
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / where to get a 30-30 cam on: February 25, 2012, 11:45:49 AM
I did a search for this and didn't turn up much so I'm hoping someone can answer. Where can I get a 30-30 cam for my 68 Z?  Do any of the aftermarket manufactures (crain, comp, et) make a dead on replacement? Or anyone with NOS cams? I have checked places such as Heartbeat City and others but as of yet have not turned up anything.
Thanks
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 L78 Question on: February 20, 2012, 02:01:44 PM
Thanks Ed that makes more since. I knew that they made 427 turbo 400 cars and it seemed weird that L78 cars wouldn't come a auto trans.
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Thinking About Buying a Parts Car?!? on: February 19, 2012, 06:41:06 PM
Out where I'm at I haven't seen a first gen in a salvage yard in 16 or 17 years.  The last one I seen was a nice 68 6cyl car with a column shift PG. Car was white with a red interior in good restoration condition it was complete and ran although it smoked. I tried to buy it but they wouldn't sell it. I was working on a 69 RS at the time and thought the 68 would make a nice economical driver.  I went back a week later with cash in hand to try and buy it again but they had crushed it.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 69 L78 Question on: February 19, 2012, 06:33:39 PM
  From what I see on the homepage information; it looks as though the 1967 & 1968 L78 was only available with a manual trans but in 1969 it was available with a auto trans. I know that in 1970 the L78 was manual only trans, so if I'm reading this all correct can anyone answer why the turbo 400 was only used in 69 on the L78?  A L78 auto must be kind of rare if it was only used in 69. Makes me wonder if a auto trans had a hard time living behind the L78 to use it in 69 but not in 70.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: How much does a Jerry Mac Neish certification add to a cars value? on: January 16, 2012, 04:36:52 PM
Ramjett54,
Can I ask what makes you think your car is an original Z?  Does it have the original paint? 

The reason I ask is I am in a similar situation.  My car has never been restored, but it is missing the original drive train.  I go back and forth on this same question.  My car will never be worth the same as a 100% factory original car, but at the same time I don't want the car to lose any more of its its factory identity.  I am leaning toward the certification for this reason.  I can take pictures, but the 3rd party credibility of Jerry might be better when I try to sell it.  Will it add to the value?  I don't know, but it won't hurt it.  I'd be interested in knowing your thoughts.

I'm in the same boat as both of you. My 68 Z has its original paint under a coat of spray can primer but I have all of the original drive train except for the engine.  I have the M21 with VIN stamp, 12 bolt, deep grove pulleys, Alternator, breaks, and other stuff. Just no engine block, I'm sure it is a Z/28 but how do I prove it once it is restored?  It seems to me that Jerry's certification is a pretty sure way of proving it. Will it add value? I think it has to add some, how much I don't know.  I feel this way because non-matching numbers cars that are real bring more money then a base models that have been cloned.  If you don't think so than look a more then just Camaro's ever seen a Satellite cloned into a Road Runner, a real Road Runner that is non #'s matching will bring more then the clone. Same thing with a Shelby vs a Shelby clone, or Cornet vs Super Bee, Malibu vs Chevelle SS I could name more but I think you get the point.  Think about tomorrow also, 10 or 15 years from now it might add value also to know that it was a real Z. just MHO     
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Help and advice prior to purchase? on: December 24, 2011, 02:58:15 PM
I can say anything about being real or not; but that is a nice car, love the color combo, hope it works out for you.
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