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General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 12, 2015, 12:37:44 PM »
Gary, I will address those questions later today hopefully (very busy day ahead).  

Axle plant was changing over to 3 letter codes, Camaro production ran over is the short answer.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Is this an LM-1 ?
« on: May 12, 2015, 01:37:34 AM »

Yes, the HS engine code is the LM1 engine used with the TH350 transmission.  

More here on the LM1.

I look forward to hearing more about the car and seeing some pictures.

Thanks Rob!  I will add to the summary list above.

General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 12, 2015, 01:19:09 AM »

I tried looking at the casting date several different ways.  What is there could be I 7 - with the 9 missing.  That would be cast September 7, and with the assembly date stamp of 0910 (September 10) it would make sense.  But there is no doubt in my mind that the axle is 100 percent original to the car.

General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 12, 2015, 12:35:30 AM »
OK, 341 casting, that lines up just as expected.  Since you had to clean the area where the C is (and it is still very light) it's not unusual that Jerry did not mention it.  Note that the C is spaced over from the BU.

Casting date is unusual but not a problem.

I posted my reply in your message above by mistake, then removed my reply and posted it here.  That is why it shows your post above as modified.  Sorry.

General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 11, 2015, 11:50:06 PM »
BTW, here is a pic of the casting date on the axle that I took this morning...Jerry wrote in his report "1":  Is it possible to expose more of the stamp than what is there?

Unusual axle casting date, did you show the casting number or list it somewhere?  I assume it is a 341 casting.

General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 11, 2015, 11:48:00 PM »
That is a C BU stamping, as I would expect.  But very light.  No problem that it was not mentioned in Jerry's report.

I doubt you will find a POP with CBU stamped on it.  I have some data on early 70 model year cars with the 3 letter axle code.

Everything on your car agrees with the data points in the axle thread.

General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 10, 2015, 02:52:51 PM »
Oh, and the more I look at that car, the more I like it.  I think Lemans Blue is my favorite color. 

And as far as finding correctly dated parts for what has been changed.  Sure, go ahead and do that if you want.  But the car is awesome the way it is, and putting the original stuff back won't make it run any faster.  ENJOY!

General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 10, 2015, 02:37:58 PM »
Yes, that is it.  I removed the extra image and the blank attachment.  Does it look like there is a C before the BU ?  Can you very carefully wipe that area off with some lacquer thinner. 

Do you know the casting date on the center section?  I will look something like this attached image.

And we have a thread going at this link on casting date, casting number and stamped information on axle housings.  If you want you can post your axle data there.;all

Unfortunately due to the engine and trans swap somewhere along the way makes me think previous owners may have tried to add an emblem on the drivers side. After examining the pass. fender closer it doesn't appear to have been messed with and there are NO lower holes. So that would indicate 230 L6 correct?

As for the 12  6 on the VIN, I had no idea that it denoted a delivery date. And does it mean sold to a customer on 12/6? Or could this car have been ordered by a dealer and left on display? Thus the long time between build and delivery or is the 12 6 showing when the dealer received it? Just want to be clear.

I agree it was probably a 230 engine car.  That may be part of the reason why it did not sell fast, or the dealer demo idea could be just as valid.  

And that is the latest date I have personally seen for a DD stamped date.  Not sure when they quit doing that.

General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 10, 2015, 03:05:37 AM »
Do you have a pic of the axle code stamp?

General Discussion / Re: My Z arrived today!
« on: May 09, 2015, 02:53:51 AM »
I would leave it as is.

General Discussion / Re: Another Low Mile One Owner 69Z
« on: May 01, 2015, 10:15:05 PM »
From the pics I saw, there was no way for me to read the cowl tag.  Are there more pics somewhere else?

Several things have been changed under the hood.


The pics you sent to my email were too small to use.  Can you send larger files to my email please?

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: CRG Decoder Program
« on: April 26, 2015, 12:53:23 AM »
Yes, at the top of this page.

I posted the link to the page because it took me a while to find it too.

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