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Originality / Original Carb Finish
« on: March 29, 2014, 04:51:23 PM »
I picked up this carburator the other day.  It is a 7028210 EE carb dated 3627 (362nd day of 1967) for 1968 396/325 hp automatic.

The carb was a GM donated carb for Education purposes, so it saw no use.  It has been slightly modified for teaching purposes and also I assume to disable it from just being taken and bolted onto a car for use.  Also has a sticker on it that says "DONATED BY GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES".

See these images and I will try to post more later.  They are good references for what an assembly line part looked like.

We don't need images like that on this site. 

Thank You James.  That is the correct length as far as I know.  All 69s should be the same length. 

If you do some cleaning, I would not use anything abrasive. Try some WD40 first to see what that does.


Anybody else have data to share?

Restoration / Re: Polishing glass
« on: February 26, 2014, 04:35:43 PM »
Bill, we need to know how bad it is.  If you run your fingernail across that area, does it catch?  First thing to try is some GOOD glass cleaner and a newspaper.

Personally, if it is not bad, and it your case it sounds like it isn't, I would leave it alone if the above suggestion does not work.

1968 - Orphans / Re: MO302 partial vin of 18L335817
« on: February 25, 2014, 06:59:24 AM »
If a dime won't fit between the intake valve and the exhaust valve, the valves are 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust. It's and old timers trick.   ;)

Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:18:25 PM »
Unless you can guarantee those are original paint cars, I would not go by them.  And you have shown both the D90 and D91 stripes.  Your early 1968 model year car (I would not call it a late 1967 build, that is confusing) would have the D91, as you indicate.  I am not sure if the location is the same on both the D91 and D90.  Looking at the AIM, they appear to be different size.

Also see this link.  Images of stripes were taken from the GM Vehicle information kits so they should be "fairly" representative.

I will also check to see what is show in some other 68 literature.

Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems
« on: February 20, 2014, 10:42:29 PM »
Ed, I believe all of the original cars that I have seen have had the emblem centered in the stripe.

General Discussion / Re: CRG YouTube Channel
« on: February 20, 2014, 04:38:13 PM »
Six new videos have been uploaded in the past several hours.  These are from one of the 1967 Chevrolet Communication Kits - the one released in November of 1966.  Videos include Opportunity for More Sales, 67 Flat Rate Schedule, Who Me, Meeting the Market with the 67 Chevrolet, Just an Ordinary Guy and Rally Around Camaro. 

Thank You Daniel for these additions!

Again, here is the link to the CRG YouTube channel.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check
« on: February 19, 2014, 04:55:16 PM »
Just my opinion, but those are not the same, and law enforcement knows the difference.

Panel replacement (and documenting each step) is probably OK and is not the "easy way out". 

Moving a VIN tag to a rust free body is a VIN swap.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check
« on: February 19, 2014, 03:24:45 PM »
Again, just my opinion, but...

If the VIN tag stays on the original body, and each part replaced is done one at a time and documented with photos at each step, that is probably OK.

Moving the VIN tag from a car to another body is not OK. 

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check
« on: February 19, 2014, 02:58:05 PM »
In my opinion, a "rebody" is the same as a "VIN swap" and should be handled the same.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rear axle code
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:39:54 AM »
I picked up the car about 16 years ago in Cottonwood, AZ. It's an Az car as far as I know, don't know what deal ship it came from but live to know. I've not done much to it other than drive and enjoy it. It has A/C and a counsel. Has the standard interior in white. Body is straight and solid. I replaced the headliner and the 2 front bucket because of tears in the material. You all have been very informative.
Here are the codes from the tranny:
Case - 3925660
Tail House - 3857584
Side Cover - 388468
Stamp - P8D15, 39514, C18

Can you post a picture of the area with the P8D15 stamped code? 

And could the rest of it be CT8 39514 rather than C18?  If so, it is a 1968 replacement transmission, assembled April 15, 1968.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:52:11 PM »
I am not an expert on tags, never will be.  But if I was buying the car with that tag, I would pay with $3 bills.    8)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Camaro VIN check
« on: February 03, 2014, 01:46:26 AM »
Do you have anything regarding this VIN ?

RPOZ11 -

What can you tell us about the car?  What is the trim tag data?

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