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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Is this vin in the CRG database?
« on: January 26, 2007, 08:32:52 PM »
Hi Mike -

   Thanks for offering to do this. The email has already been sent to you with four photos attached. Two of the photos are from the front and two are from the back after I pulled the right cylinder head. Please let me know what you think. Thanks again.


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Is this vin in the CRG database?
« on: January 26, 2007, 06:34:36 PM »
Hi Kurt -

   Thanks for checking the database. I've tried several times to attach photos, but have been unsuccessful. The problem appears to be that there is a maximum file size of 128 KB per photo. The smallest photo file size I have is 1.48 MB. Do you have any idea how I can get around this?


Decoding/Numbers / Is this vin in the CRG database?
« on: January 25, 2007, 07:37:24 PM »
Hi Everyone -

   Is the vin 124378N391571 in the CRG database? Does anybody have or know of this vehicle? I have the original engine to this vehicle and would like to reunite it with it's chassis. Thanks in advance.


Decoding/Numbers / Re: How do I title a Camaro without one?
« on: January 25, 2007, 07:15:59 PM »
Steve -

   Why not just go to your local police department and be honest. Tell them you are interested in buying this vehicle, but you think the car might be stolen. It is then in their best interest, not to mention their job, to check it out. And if it turns out to be stolen, you will be a hero for finding someone's baby! Good luck.


Originality / Re: Spoiler AND Rear Antenna
« on: January 24, 2007, 07:51:27 AM »
69SS350 -

   Don't do it! Keep it stock. I've seen too many people butcher beautiful and original cars (my brother included) trying to obtain some "look". Keep it factory and you will keep it valuable. Just my two cents worth. Good luck to you.


Test Drive / Re: How to find your old car
« on: January 24, 2007, 03:04:29 AM »
Hi Black Bart -

   You might want to start your search by sending an email to "KurtS" on this forum and ask him to check if your old car's vin is in the CRG database. If it is, he might have the current owner's contact information. And if he does, those documents and original parts are worth a fortune to the current owner. Of course if it were me, I'd try to buy her back! This all assumes the vehicle is still in existence. Good luck finding her!


Originality / Re: 68 woodgrain ash tray+dlx hubcaps
« on: January 23, 2007, 09:56:06 PM »
cfar -

   How did you find out the owner history on your car? Thanks.


Hi Everybody -

   I just wanted to say that I'm not at all interested in selling my 1111266 distributor. I have received several very generous offers by email, but thanks to the information provided by Jerry MacNeish and Randy's (aka dutch) almost identical example this is the factory original distributor for my Z/28. That said, I would be crazy to sell it. Good luck to all of you who are looking for one and thanks again for the offers.


Hi Randy -

  I removed the distributor cap and checked the distributor point cam where you told me and the number (532 CCW) is there clear as day. Mine is stamped with the 532 directly above the CCW like this:
Thanks again!


Hi Jerry -

   Thanks for the info. Based on this info, the fact that your's and Randy's distributors have the same number (1111266) as mine, plus the fact that my car's build date (02C) falls between your's (11E) and Randy's (02D), I'm going to declare my distributor as being factory original. Would that be a fair conclusion?


Originality / Re: 68 woodgrain ash tray+dlx hubcaps
« on: January 22, 2007, 08:14:14 AM »
Hi Dan -

If I understand you right, you need the 3927460 (black) ashtray since you have a console per the two posts left earlier by Ed. Is that right Ed?


Hi Randy -

Wow! I think "quite amazing" is an appropriate expression considering the coincidence! I too felt my distributor was original due to the low mileage on the car when I bought it in 1980. I just started checking the "numbers" on the vehicle and when I saw the date code on the distributor, I said "Oh No!" (censored version). That's why I started this post. I wonder how many other early 1968 Z/28s have this distributor number and date code in them? Is there any way to find out? Would Jerry MacNeish know? Please tell me where I can find this 532 CCW number you mention? And, as far as the $2000.00 plus price for this distributor, I paid $1000.00 for the whole car! Of course, that was 27 years ago.

As for the water pump, it would be "quite amazing" all over again if your casting number and date code matched mine! If you start at the end of the lower radiator hose where it is attached to the water pump and go straight toward the water pump hub (bearing) about 3 inches in you will find the casting number on the front side of the water pump. I had to stick a small mirror behind the water pump pulley to read it. The date code is on the other side (driver's side) about 2 inches in from the two bolts that mount the water pump to the block. It's much easier to read. If you can, please check the numbers on your pump and let me know.

Thanks again for posting your info, without it I might have done something stupid with my distributor!



Originality / Re: 68 woodgrain ash tray+dlx hubcaps
« on: January 21, 2007, 06:40:37 AM »
Ed, I talked to the previous owner today. He confirms the ashtray has never been changed as far as he knows. Hope that helps.


Originality / Re: 68 woodgrain ash tray+dlx hubcaps
« on: January 20, 2007, 09:50:25 AM »
Ed, in response to your question. I'm almost positive my ashtray is original, but I can't be absolutely positive as I bought the car used in 1980. The car is very original and I, nor the previous owner smoke, so the ashtray looks brand new. I will try to call the previous owner tomorrow and check with him to verify this.


Ed and Bill -

Thank you both for your replies.

Ed, your right on the water pump casting number. Take it from me, it's tough trying to read greasy numbers backwards in a mirror that is stuffed behind the water pump pulley. When I remove this water pump will it be of use to anybody trying to restore a Corvette or should I use it as a core?

Bill, thanks for the link. I'll order both those books first thing in the morning. Hopefully, the books will shed some light regarding if this distributor is the correct one.

Thanks again!


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