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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help Identifying Engine
« on: August 16, 2018, 05:00:04 PM »
Forgive my ignorance, but is being a late production a good thing?

I'm honestly not overly concerned about the originality of the vehicle. I've always loved 1st gens and was finally able to afford a good turnkey. My only concern, and the original reason for the post, was learning more about the engine. In Alaska, pump gas maxes out at 90 octane. With the information I've been given from the shop that this is some "high performance" 427, I'm a little concerned it might be some high compression monster for which I'm going to have to spend $$$ on additives or race fuel. I can't even get Torco shipped up here, so I'd have to pay over-the-counter price.

Hopefully I'll learn more over the next few days. Appreciate all of the input so far.

Find out from the shop what pistons are in it and what they think the static compression ratio is. 

I really need to think about cleaning up this thread to get back to the original intent... 

Gary, opinions vary.

I am not sure this thread is the appropriate place to voice your opinion on that subject. 

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: Hello From New Member
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:20:52 AM »
Here is the link for the Chevrolet Shipping Data reports

This is a quote from rsinor who used to be in charge of these reports as to what you will get.

"the only thing that will be supplied out of these records in the service is the official production date, GM zone and GM dealer. we then take that information and search the GM dealer directories for the time frame to determine the dealer name, city and state."

This will be the dealer where the car was shipped to, not necessarily the selling dealer.  Dealer trades were not unusual back then and they still happen today.

What is/was the source of the photo?

Originality / Re: Multi-Leaf Rear, E-Brake Cable Brackets
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:22:11 PM »
I will look later to see if I still have one original. Pretty sure there is one in my storage cabinet in the garage. If so I will post pics. 

Thanks Austin, I needed a good laugh. :)

General Discussion / Re: 1967 rear spoiler question
« on: August 15, 2018, 08:24:58 PM »
Ed thanks for being so patient with explaining things. I hope everyone appreciates that. 

No - you really have no idea.

The core group members have research projects that we work on. When the research is peer reviewed and deemed appropriate, then it is posted. That’s how everyone gets to see all of the research. A lot of time and effort goes into that.

We ask for voluntary data contributions. BUT, this is not an “information exchange”. Much of the data we collect is private and it can’t just be given out. If you hear crickets, well that’s probably why or there just is not any similar data to share. It’s also possible that we didn’t see the question. I do not monitor every post in every thread. 

Have Jerry M. take a look at your axle, see what he says. 

Austin I realize you are still very bitter.

You don’t really see how things work on this site. Core members lead or direct the forum discussions and research. You say that you have a few odd examples. If you want them evaluated, post them. Or send them to Kurt off line for evaluation.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help Identifying Engine
« on: August 15, 2018, 04:16:42 PM »
That block was used for 427s in the 1969 model year and for 454s in 1970 and 1971. It’s not rare.

What’s the casting date and what’s stamped on the front “pad” of the block ahead of where the passenger side cylinder head mounts? 

Post your “research” here and let it be peer reviewed.  One person collecting data is not research. 

Just put that pumpkin on a transport and send it my way - then you can relax.

I had a car that color long ago, but a different make and model. Think about Pontiac and Carousel Red.  ;) 8)

It’s insignificant Gary. Trust me. I bet you wouldn’t be this obstinate if JohnZ was running this thread. ::)

The axles were assembled at Detroit Gear and Axle. I have tried for years to find a contact, just like I have tried to find a contact for Fisher Body at Norwood. No luck so far. Eaton made the posi units, they did not assemble axles.

Why do you think it’s a big deal? Seriously...

One big problem with that thinking Gary. There are documented original cars that do not have the C peened out.

You guys are making WAY too big of a deal out if this.

There is no magic aura that surrounds 69 Z28s.

Gary you should just let me be the next caretaker for your car. I promise you it would get run through the gears at high rpms several times per week. :)

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