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4546  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: New to this site! on: March 31, 2007, 03:34:41 AM
Hi & Welcome Rich -

Please read this link to answer your question about the LOS (Los Angeles) body scheduling code:

http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#CowlTag

Have fun!   Smiley

Paul

4547  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Breaking in a motor on: March 30, 2007, 09:49:36 PM
Thanks Jerry!
4548  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: std transmission flywheel size on: March 30, 2007, 09:47:21 PM
Darryl -

What are the casting numbers on the flywheels you have?  I have a 14" (tooth to tooth) flywheel with casting number 3789733 I pulled off a big block motor about 20 years ago (it's dated August 12, 1968 if anybody is looking for one).  The flywheel in my small block has casting number 3791021 on it.  Unfortunately, I can't measure that one tooth to tooth for you as it's in the car.  So I guess what I'm trying to say is, if your 13" flywheel has casting number 3791021 on it I would go with that one.  Good luck.

Paul  
      
4549  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Breaking in a motor on: March 30, 2007, 03:37:40 PM
Another foot note, get an old distrbutor shaft and make an oil priming tool out of it.  You can install this shaft in the end of a drill motor and stick it in the engine into the oil pump.  Turn the drill on and you will build oil pressure this way.  Watch your gauge as you are doing this.  The oil pressure will come up slowly.

Jerry

Just a side note on this.  I personally like to remove both valve covers when doing this so I can visually check oil flow to each and every rocker arm.  This can be messy, but is cheap insurance.  When I was building alot of engines I actually purchased two new valve covers from GM and cut the tops off so I could check the oil flow without the mess.  Also, JEGS sells the oil priming tool JohnZ mentions (different brand) for less than $20.00.

Paul
4550  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Breaking in a motor on: March 30, 2007, 02:46:59 PM
Jerry -

Do you recommend adding a can of GM Engine Oil Supplement (EOS) at every oil change or is this over-kill?  The reason for the removal of the anti-wear additives zinc & phosphorus from motor oils is that the auto manufacturers feel they are damaging the catalytic converters over time on the new cars.  Something we first generations guys don't have to worry about.   Grin

Paul  
4551  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 z28 rods on: March 29, 2007, 10:35:53 PM
For years, I've had stock 3/8' rods in my 302 race car.  The onboard Racepac data logger computer does not lie about rpms.  Two of my engines are abused to as high as 8600 rpmNo other engines take this asbuse unless it's a pro stock or modified eliminator engine.  They rev highrer but remember they have light-weight aluminum rods.

Jerry

8600 RPM!  Nothing beats a 302!   Smiley   Wink   Cheesy   Grin

Paul
4552  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 Steering Wheel on: March 29, 2007, 10:27:40 PM
What steering wheel was standard for the 69 Z? Same as the base coupe?

Thanks.

Correct!   Smiley

Paul
4553  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: cowl tag 12437 used for both coupe and convertible? on: March 29, 2007, 06:17:25 PM
Mike -

Could you post some good photos of your trim plate here?  There are many experts on this forum who could tell you if the trim plate has been replaced or not after looking at it.  They just need good quality, in-focus photos to do so.

Paul
4554  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: cowl tag 12437 used for both coupe and convertible? on: March 29, 2007, 03:49:05 PM
Please read this link for the answer to your question:

http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#VIN

 Smiley

Paul
4555  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Camaro SS ? on: March 29, 2007, 03:44:18 PM
Lars -

This is no way to tell if your car is a SS by the vin alone.  You need to supply the info off the trim plate, which is located on the firewall under the hood.  From the vin you supplied we know it's a 1967 Camaro Coupe with a V8 engine built in Los Angeles, CA.  As far as the license plate number you supplied, if it's a California (or any other state) plate it's not the original one.  Good Luck.   Smiley

Paul  

4556  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: rebuilding engine on: March 29, 2007, 02:58:40 PM
John -

Where did you find the info for the "TDB" engine suffix code?  Thanks in advance.

Paul
4557  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Is this vin in the CRG database? on: March 29, 2007, 12:30:50 PM
Thanks Paul. Yes, I did get your email and have added the pictures.

As for an official form, that's a good idea. I've never seen one, but I'm sure one could be made fairly easily. I'll talk to the other guys about getting something made and posted.

Ed

Ed -

Any progress on this form yet?  I found a beautiful Fathom Green '69 X-11 convertible yesterday and could have documented the vehicle if the woman had more time.  It made me think "CRG form".

Paul  
4558  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muncie question on: March 28, 2007, 11:34:18 PM
I have two muncie transmissions, one of them has the speedo on the drivers side, the other is on the passengers side. Question is why?
                                              Thanks
                                                 Darryl

Darryl -

Because the Muncie transmissions where used in different makes & models of cars.  If you look at the tailhousing (case extension) on the two Muncies you have the casting numbers will be different (and possible the case & side cover casting numbers too).  To identify what your two transmissions originally came out of you will need the transmission assemble code and vin off each.  See this link for more info on where to find these codes:

http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#TransmissionNumbers

Good luck.   Smiley

Paul  
4559  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 z28 rods on: March 28, 2007, 09:10:12 PM
Thanks Jerry!

Paul
4560  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: rebuilding engine on: March 28, 2007, 09:07:58 PM
Dave -

Based on your new info you have a 1978 350 cid Chevrolet block cast on June 20, 1978.  The engine was assembled at the Flint engine plant on June 22, 1978.  For what model I don't know,  the TDB engine suffix code doesn't show up anywhere for 1978.  Anybody else know?  Dave, can you clean (remove the paint) from the engine pad and recheck the numbers/letters?  This might "clear" things up.  Also, I can make out only two of your photos.

Paul  
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