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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Muncie ID ?
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:59:19 PM »
I have been looking at the issue with the small c after the assembly date for several years.  It appears that it may be an inspection mark.  I have a few cases with that small squared off c and some without.  Seems like it is more common in late 68 model year assemblies.

General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored
« on: April 21, 2013, 07:21:33 PM »
that is why when i ordered the car i specified EO to the dealer because i was familiar with 65 impalas that color.
you order by the color code number not the color name

So did you order it by the color name or by the paint sample and code in the book?  Paint samples in books do not always look EXACTLY like
they do on a car.  I am not trying to argue, just trying to get the story straight.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 396 valve cover ID
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:40:38 PM »
If they are truly from a 1969 engine, they are most likely from a truck or the 396/265hp full size car application. 

I have a low horsepower 396 Impala 1969 engine in storage and I am pretty sure that is what the valve covers look like.

General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored
« on: April 19, 2013, 03:46:03 PM »
So is it at least POSSIBLE that you ordered what you THOUGHT was this Evening Orchid color, but it was really that Olds silver color?  Because the Olds color does have a VERY SLIGHT lavender hue to it.  And this was 44 years ago. 

I mean if you were just looking at a book and ordering a color, you might have mistaken one color for another - right?

General Discussion / Re: my 69 Z being restored
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:32:57 PM »
I have seen that Olds color you mentioned - and that is what I believe it is.

Vintage photo shows it as some type of silver with a VERY SLIGHT lavender hue.

Restoration / Re: are cowl and trim tags painted
« on: April 14, 2013, 07:30:42 PM »

Where are these meetings and is anyone invited to attend?  Depending on the venue and my schedule I would be interested to hear what these guys have to say.

Oh, and it would be nice if you answered questions people asked you.

Nobody knows everything - but most of us are willing to learn. 

Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 (M-21 and 3:73) Drive Shaft Stripes (ONLY)
« on: April 05, 2013, 05:43:53 PM »
What is your goal?

The stripes are generally only still there on low mileage original cars.  One orange and one white.

Originality / Re: 1969 Control Arm Alignment Shims
« on: April 05, 2013, 05:35:22 PM »
I agree with John.  I have never seen any originals that were zinc plated.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:23:08 PM »
That notch is NOT, I repeat NOT exclusive to the 302.  Some 283s also had it, as noted in the thread above.  Here is the link.

Larry, I am not trying to cast doubt on it being a 302.  Just playing "devils advocate" in this case.  Somebody has to once in a while.

But I am confused on the redline of the original tach picture you posted.  It should be 6000.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Just bought a 68 SS and need help
« on: April 03, 2013, 03:15:10 PM »
What is the rear axle code?  It is located on the front side of the passenger side axle tube.  Also check the casting date - located on the cast iron center section located in the webbing area.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« on: April 03, 2013, 03:11:14 PM »
Well that picture is a flywheel, and it is not specific to the 302.  Had lots of applications.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« on: April 02, 2013, 12:00:06 AM »
Larry, did you check the engine when you had it out to verify it has a 302 crankshaft in it?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Stamping Tool for VIN on Block & Trans
« on: March 28, 2013, 01:52:34 PM »
If you can, post a picture of the original tachometer.

Very nice car. 

There was a 68 Camaro in my area in the early 80s that had a similar paint job. But it was very dark blue.  Stripes were very similar.  I wish I knew what happened to that car.

The attached image is from an Impala.  Casting number is 3969341 with casting date I 5 9.  Just for additional reference.  It has the C before the FW.

Originality / Re: 1967 12D RS SS paint details
« on: March 16, 2013, 04:17:35 PM »
Mike, yes I would be very interested in your pics of original paint D91. Closeups of the ending point of bottom of stripe will be greatly appreciated.

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