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Hi Warren -

  Here's all the data off the protecto-o-plate:

B     DD          154358S210261  B
VO323DH       EU0321G            3
C8C20N               3 1               *

* = Chevrolet bowtie symbol.

The vehicle was sold by Placke Chevrolet, Inc. on 3-30-68.

I have all the original documents for this vehicle in excellent condition, so if you ever come across this vehicle in your research I would be happy to sell them to the current owner.  :)  Just email me through the CRG forum. Hope this info helps.


General Discussion / Re: NEED INFO
« on: February 04, 2007, 08:05:41 PM »
Hey booya420 -

   You're in luck! There is a "survivor" 1968 Z/28 Trans-Am race car for sale right now on eBay! I believe this car sold last year on eBay for $100,000 plus. I don't know why it is listed again, so do your homework! Here's the link:

Good luck.


Research Topics & Reports / Re: 68 RS center grille
« on: February 04, 2007, 04:13:33 AM »
Hi Steve -

   I have already emailed you some of the photos I took of this car per your request. I would appreciate it if you could post them here if you are able. I don't have the software to resize them. Hope the photos are of help.


General Discussion / Re: Clear Lake, IA
« on: February 03, 2007, 06:05:22 AM »
Hi Pat -

  It's a small world!  My wife (maiden name Barbara Rickman) and I live in the Bay Area of California, but she was born and raised in Clear Lake, Iowa.  Her Great Uncle and Aunt Julius and Josie Heng owned the farm next door to Albert Juhl, and the plane crashed right over the fence line from the Hengs.  Her dad, Duane Rickman, was a friend of the plane pilot, Roger Peterson, who also died in the crash.  Roger Peterson was Jerry Dwyer's boss at the time.  Duane had a television and radio repair shop called Rick's Radio & TV Repairs on Main Street (now I think they call it "Buddy Holly Boulevard") from the mid 1950s through the 1960s.  Duane also knows your grandfather and Jerry Dwyer too.  He said to say hello.  He made tv repair service calls at many peoples' houses back then, including to Mr. Juhl.  We called my in-laws tonight in response to your question, and Duane said it was Waylon Jennings who was bumped off the flight the night of the crash.  All this happened back in February 1959 before my wife was born.  But when she saw your name, she remembered that she went to school with a Steve Railsback.  Is he a relative of yours?  She left Clear Lake after sixth grade, but she would have been in the high school graduating class of 1980.  She has older siblings (three) who all went through high school in Clear Lake too.


Hi Warren -

   I have an original "owner's packet" (owner's manual, vehicle warranty book, emission control info pamphlet, etc.) for a 1968 Chevrolet Biscayne 4 door station wagon. The info off the protect-o-plate is:

- vin: 154358S210261
- engine assemble date: V0323DH
- differential assemble date: EU0321G
- automatic transmission assemble date: C8C20N

Hope this info is of help to you.  :)


Research Topics & Reports / Re: 68 RS center grille
« on: February 03, 2007, 04:25:52 AM »
Hi All -

   I looked at a 04D Los Angeles built '68 RallySport "survivor" today. The center grille had been replaced as there was no sign of the old "chrome". However, the right and left headlamp covers appeared original as lots of "chrome" was still present on them.
I took a couple of photos if anybody is interested. Hope this info helps.


Originality / Re: 68 woodgrain ash tray+dlx hubcaps
« on: February 03, 2007, 04:03:16 AM »
Hi All -

   I looked at a 04D Los Angeles built '68 RallySport "survivor" today. I pulled out the wood grain ashtray and checked the numbers just for "kicks":

Same number as the other wood grain ashtrays posted on this thread. I just thought I would post this info for the CRG database. Every little bit helps.


Decoding/Numbers / Re: P/S pump
« on: February 03, 2007, 01:57:35 AM »
Frank -

   Where on the pump did you find your numbers? I checked mine and I don't see any numbers on the pump or reservoir. Of course, it's pretty grimy down there.


Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 clonsole clock info
« on: February 03, 2007, 01:38:47 AM »
Frank -

   Those are the patent numbers not the part numbers! Here is what it says on a clock I saved from the "crusher" last month:


This is stamped in the back of the clock itself in this exact order. There is also a red ink date code that looks like this:

D  JAN 20 1968

I pulled this out of a 05D Los Angeles built RallySport.

The part number cast into the metal housing in which the clock is placed is 3921411 with an "E" and symbol (diamond with three circles) stamped after it. There is also some kind of "clock" looking symbol cast in front of the part number.

Frank, are you sure the last number on the second patent number is a "8" and not a "9" like mine. I'm sure mine is a "9", it is very clear. Hope all this helps!


Decoding/Numbers / Re: wiper motor
« on: February 03, 2007, 12:44:17 AM »
Hi Frank -

   I have a different number on my windshield wiper motor which I believe is original. Here's the number and how it looks on the end frame:
Are you sure the first "one" is not a "four"? I also don't see a date code on the outside of mine.


Restoration / Re: stickers on core support and fan shroud 0f 69 z/28
« on: January 31, 2007, 04:50:50 AM »
I just received my copies of Jerry MacNeish's two books and here's what Jerry has to say about the ignition timing decals:

1967 Z/28: "The 1967 Z/28 was not equipped with an ignition timing decal."

1968 Z/28: "This decal was mounted on top of the radiator core support (driver's side)."

1969 Z/28: "The 1969 302 and SS350 ignition timing decal was mounted in two different locations. Factory workers either installed it on the fan shroud or the radiator core support."

I recommend anybody with a Camaro (let alone a Z/28) get these two books. I haven't put mine down since I got them. Outstanding job Jerry!


Originality / Re: 68 woodgrain ash tray+dlx hubcaps
« on: January 31, 2007, 04:23:13 AM »

Update...sold for $199.99 + shipping!  :o Anybody want to buy mine?  ;)


Decoding/Numbers / Re: Is this vin in the CRG database?
« on: January 30, 2007, 07:26:00 PM »
Thanks for the information Kurt! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and hope it's still out there! "Z/28 come home..."


Originality / Re: Power steer pump cap
« on: January 30, 2007, 07:18:53 PM »
Hi Frank -

   Thanks for confirming your P/S cap is the same (and original) as mine. I'm going to declare my cap to be original also. It too is a Los Angeles car.


Originality / Re: 67 low fuel light?
« on: January 29, 2007, 10:35:06 PM »
Hi Ed -

   I wasn't concerned with it being grounded (I could see it was). I was thinking more about the air circulation in regards to keeping electronic parts cool  8). I know it doesn't get that "hot" inside the console, but my experience is that if you can keep electronic parts cool you will increase thier life span. I've changed more than my share of electronic ignition modules, mass air flow sensors, crankshaft sensors, etc. that would only fail when they got hot. I just was thinking that aluminum tape is some pretty heavy duty stuff (heat retention wise) and was wondering if you Camaro experts knew of some trick? Thanks!


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