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OK, please post up that data when you have a chance.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: CE coded warranty engines
« on: May 14, 2014, 06:55:11 PM »
Man they must have went through a lot of them. My 69 big block is CE974163 dated June 11 1969. I guess that would say over 24,000 CE,s by June.

Remember, the sequence started with production at the beginning of the model year, not the calendar year.  So by June, you are getting close to the end of the model year.  And that was for all CE engines from that plant.

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: CE coded warranty engines
« on: May 13, 2014, 01:57:25 AM »
Answers

1.  All warranty engines from that engine plant, not a specific engine.
2.  Yes.  In 1969 I believe the warranty was 5 years or 50,000 miles.
3.  Quote from link below "This numbering system applies to service engine assemblies, partial engines, fitted cylinder cases, cylinder cases".

See this link.
http://www.camaros.org/engine.shtml#ReplacementEngines

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sorry just noticed this thread
Here is a pic of mine from a 08C ( August of 69) car.

Do you have the casting number and casting date from this rear?  Maybe I missed it in an earlier post?

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James - thanks for the data!

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Mild Modifications / Re: rear end upgrade 1969
« on: April 17, 2014, 04:33:03 PM »

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Mild Modifications / Re: rear end upgrade 1969
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:33:47 AM »
Let's see some pics of what you have first.

I would lead you away from a 12 bolt from an A body car.  The Chevelles had the Chevy type 12 bolt but most of the Buick, Olds, Pontiac "sister" cars to the Chevelle like the GTO got the BOP 12 bolt - and that is not what you want.  They also had the "ears" on the top of the center section.  Not ideal for a 69 Camaro since these are not leaf spring cars.

The 8.5 inch 10 bolt Corporate rear from the 72-75 Novas (and I believe the V8 76-79 Novas) or the other "sister" cars to the Nova (Pontiac Ventura, Olds Omega, Buick Apollo) would be a good choice.  This is a direct bolt in, as mentioned earlier.  Just make sure it is the 8.5 and not the 7.5 rear.

This is interesting reading and for the most part pretty accurate.  http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/techarticles/48518_posi_10_bolt_upgrade_install/
But NO NOT use the ratchet type posi from a pickup - it will break.

But again - let's see what you have first. If you are not putting down a lot of power, an 8.2 rear may be fine for your needs.

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Restoration / Re: 68 Z engine parts
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:00:02 PM »
In regards to a hone, I would look at it this way. 

1. See if you can borrow one from someone.  I don't have one right now, otherwise I would send one to you.

2. It is an investment, and something you need.  If you think you are only going to use it once, you should be able to sell it to someone for at least half of what you paid for it.  Otherwise, keep it for future use.

Good luck!

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Originality / Re: Original Carb Finish
« on: April 01, 2014, 08:16:48 PM »
I started to take the top of the carb off, then changed my mind.  Did try to take a few pics of the inside though.

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Originality / Re: Original Carb Finish
« on: March 31, 2014, 05:44:12 AM »
I will see about taking the top off the carb in the next few days and try to post some more pics.

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Originality / Re: Lower Rev LO rod for '69 Z28 (late)
« on: March 29, 2014, 08:20:32 PM »
Gary, give me a few days to check.  I may have an original 5773 rod.  If so, I will let you know.

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Originality / Re: Carb finish
« on: March 29, 2014, 04:52:36 PM »
One more.  Looks like it was donated in 1969. 

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Originality / Re: Carb finish
« on: March 29, 2014, 04:52:12 PM »
A couple more pics.

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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.

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

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