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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: any of you ever sued over a car you bought on: July 25, 2014, 06:23:50 PM
Again, always have at least one other person with you when you inspection a car.  Two other VERY important things I use are the "tap test" using your fingers and a magnet.  There are some of the best ways to help determine how much bondo is in a car.  Even top notch restorations will have some.  But it is easy to tell how thick bondo is by sound and with a thin magnet (like those used behind business cards sometimes).

If the car was advertised as a 30K mile car, and I think you said that at some point, then you were probably seriously misled.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 08:19:38 PM
Oh and I think the casting dates looked fine too.  You might want to try to summarize them and put them all into one post.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 22, 2014, 08:18:08 PM
I can't say for sure on the engine stamp due to the corrosion, but I think it is probably OK.  Transmission and rear axle look good.  I did not look at every other component, but LOTS of original stuff there.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: any of you ever sued over a car you bought on: July 22, 2014, 05:34:37 PM
Sorry to hear things did not go as planned.  ALWAYS take someone with you to do an inspection before you buy a car. As a potential buyer, sometimes we only see the good things about a vehicle or the things we want to see.

It is hard to say what would happen if you took legal action.  Personally I don't think I would waste my time pursuing it.  Live and learn.

Once you start stripping down a car, you never know what you might find.

Good luck.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Earliest 3969341 and Latest 3894860 axles on: July 20, 2014, 11:09:50 PM
Thanks Darrell.

Looks like

Build week and/or VIN ?
C BS 1028
341, cast J 3 9 or J 8 9
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: DZ stamp..opinions on: July 19, 2014, 10:20:26 PM
Tachometer use for 1969.

http://www.camaros.org/interior.shtml#69Z28Tach
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 19, 2014, 09:22:30 PM
Danny is that a "C "after the P8E29 on the 4 speed? If so wouldn't it be a M-22 trans?

I have been looking at that small c on the Muncies in 68 GM vehicles for about 5-6 years.  It seems to be an inspection mark, but not 100 percent sure on that.

As already mentioned the 3915085 transmission tag is correct for an M21 in 1968 used with 3.55 and lower (but numerically higher) rear axles.  So it is correctly matched with your BU rear.

G1 on your rotors is Detroit Gear and Axle plant, 1st shift.

Some white lithium grease on the shifter is not a problem.

Try to post a picture of the inside of the deck lid in the area right under where that tape is.  I am pretty sure I know why the tape is there. Probably because the emblem was relocated higher up on the deck lid (second set of holes made) so the rear spoiler could be mounted.  Tape kinda helps cover those holes.

I will try to look over all of the pics.  Just quickly went over them for now.

I think I would put on a new fuel pump (but keep the old one).  I agree it may be putting fuel into the crankcase.  

As for oil type and brand, lots of debates on that.  You might consider one of the oils for diesel engines. Use a good Wix or Napa filter.

8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: July 17, 2014, 03:25:38 PM
 
Does she have any sisters?
     VT

That was what I was going to ask.   Smiley

I would do minor detailing and leave it as close to how you got it for a while.  Maybe fix the heater core if you want, but that would be about it.

Make sure it is SAFE to drive. Check the brakes and maybe flush all fluids.

You can always restore it later.  It is only a survivor once.   Good luck!
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: July 15, 2014, 07:36:21 PM
We are missing the following data:
1969 Camaro 9N508855 to 9N587275

I guess this means they do not have mine 9N547348?

Yes, that is correct.  If that is your VIN, they will not have the data for it.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Earliest 3969341 and Latest 3894860 axles on: July 07, 2014, 08:15:33 AM
6667ss138 -

Thanks for posting the information from your car.  I appreciate it.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: ring and pinion date code on: July 06, 2014, 08:02:22 AM
And here is another pinion that was paired with a 3 of 69 ring gear.  Honestly I am not sure if this pinion is dated 2 of 69 or 4 of 69.

Dates on the ring gear are normally very easy to determine.   Smiley
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: ring and pinion date code on: July 05, 2014, 11:31:55 PM
mine are coming out (ring gear)    10  41 2 68 ,I know they are the gears the car shipped with ,just trying to break the code, assuming should coincide with rear end housing build date.

pinion stampings are pronounced  I see  what can be interpreted as 4:10 and 68, not sure of the month and digit order as it relates to.

Pretty cool ,still have the box the 4:88's came in 69 (Milad's) when #2 owner ordered them...4:10's have been in it ever since.

Your ring gear is dated February of 1968.  

On pinions, sometimes the month is a bit off from the year.  See this attached example.  1 69 on this one.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Zone Office Delivery on: July 01, 2014, 05:35:19 PM
I went ahead and moved it over to the General Discussion area.  So it gets seen more.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Chicken or the Egg? on: June 30, 2014, 07:10:15 PM
It has always been RS/SS and RS/Z28 to me.  I can't say it any other way.

15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1967 cowl tag on: June 28, 2014, 12:20:03 PM
Post a picture of the tag. 

What is the VIN ?
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