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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More 69 Z/28 Ebay fraud on: January 06, 2015, 03:19:34 AM
Thanx Gary,
Probably one of few things that's correct in my engine compartment!  Grin
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More 69 Z/28 Ebay fraud on: January 05, 2015, 02:53:13 PM
...  And of course the upside down cowl seal, tsk.

That is one of my big 'irks' also, Kevin..   Seems half the cars I see at car shows (even the nationals) has their cowl seal upside down (and inside out).   TIP:   When you purchase a new/repro cowl seal, it seems it is turned inside out (and most just install it that way)..    If you will first unroll it (turn it opposite), the little sealing lip will lip around the metal plate on top of the air cleaner, and the rubber will turn 'OUT' as it's supposed to...  Smiley   I can't help myself from attempting to correct the owners when I see this..  some appreciate it, and some don't..  Smiley  and the latter ones I let go on in their ignorance...
I had the same issuses when i mounted my seal but i hope this is the right way?
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: IS THIS ANOTHER MILLION DOLLAR 6 BANGER ? on: December 20, 2014, 07:36:00 AM

Looks fine to me. In Illinois, personalized plates are a mix of letters and numbers. It's the current plate design that's been used for a number of years now. On the IL Secretary of State site you can plug in what you want to find out if it's available.
Nice info, thanx! So that means that this is an official plate then?

Hakan, you'd be shot on sight then sent back to Sweden..... Grin  Seriously, years ago I tried getting a " Vanity plate" that said "Slick 69" ( Hey I have a black shiny 69 camaro ) the state of Washington was not too impressed to say the least, they didn't say "NO" they said "HELL NO"!! you see everyone that wants a personalize plate (the State calls them Vanity Plates) must send them to Olympia for approval. One way to get around Olympia is to find a original old Washington plate that's in good shape, take it to the local licensing agent and you can have a plate with 69 on it and get a permanent registration.   Cool Geez.... I hope no one from Olympia reads CRG's posts Undecided
Ha, ha, nice story, I'm glad I'm still in Sweden then! Smiley

Merry X-mas to y'all!
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: IS THIS ANOTHER MILLION DOLLAR 6 BANGER ? on: December 19, 2014, 03:34:04 AM
I got this "302" plate for my '69 Z 15 years ago - couldn't believe it was still available without the Mustang guys grabbing it.  Smiley
69 396 was still available. That is until recently ;-) I was pretty surprised. Especially in Michigan.
...I wonder what they would say about my plate....? But is this really an a official personal plate from Illinois as the seller told me, I'm sceptical! Wink
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '69 Z/28 Stripes applied backwards? on: September 22, 2014, 01:26:37 AM
Sad, it's a real stunner but all the misstakes when you put so much effort in gettin a nice looker make me suspicious...is it a real Z from the beginning??
The stripes, the interior error, under the hood....all that makes me wonder....and where it the trim tag?  Huh
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Grille color on a X44? on: September 18, 2014, 01:33:27 AM
I bought this silver grill at a swap meet a while ago and pretty sure the garnet red paint is the factory overspray.


For me, that looks the opposite! The silver is the over spray color....!
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay "COPO" trim tag for sale on: August 10, 2014, 02:44:01 AM
File this under joke of the day. X44 tag for sale for $225. Whats really funny is there have been 2 offers for it that were declined.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-CAMARO-COPO-CAR-COUPE-V8-COWL-TAG-GM-/171248253984?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27df30fc20&vxp=mtr
Then it's official, I have a COPO! Smiley
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Good deal on 69 GM Overhaul Manual on ebay on: August 08, 2014, 02:08:15 AM
Bought!  Wink
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: July 19, 2014, 01:37:35 AM
Did you try NCRS  site under Dealer Zones and Numbers?
Hi, Vince,
No I haven't! Wink
...how does it work? I've just added my dealer code there! Svanda still excist as a Chevrolet and GMC dealer and I asked about old stuff but nothing is left! Sad
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Question about original dealer license plate frames on: July 19, 2014, 01:30:26 AM
Victor, you might give this guy a call, he doesn't have any current listings for your dealer, but something may come up:
http://www.calicenseplates.com/chevrolet-frames-listing.html
Wow, that's cool! Do you know if there is a similar one for Illinois plates out there!
I haven't seen a thing regarding my dealer, Svanda-Meyer, Sparta Illinois.......
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: July 18, 2014, 01:37:21 AM
HELP!
Hi guys,
Now I really need your help here!
I finally got my SDR today and it says as follows:

Dealer code 784 in zone 3.
Dealer name and location was:

Svanda-Meyer Chevrolet , Inc
Sparta, Illinois

Does anybody have anything like license frames or other merchandise from this dealer?
Searching the net resulted in just the fact that the dealer still exist, just slightly changed the name to Svanda Chevrolet Buick GMC!
...otherwise it's rather empty on the net! Sad

Is there someone living in Sparta, Illinois that could help a fellow Camaro-owner ....? Wink
Nobody in the Illinois area that have any interesting stuff regarding this? Sad
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: July 09, 2014, 01:27:06 AM
Good news is that the dealership is still in business!
I'm not sure if that is good news, it wasn't for me! Sad Everything old was dumped years ago....
They often don't have any possibilities to save old stuff....

Still no one out there that have seen any stuff from dealer Svanda-Meyer Chevrolet in Sparta, Illinois??
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 04, 2014, 01:50:07 AM
Got my SDR today:

Dealer code 784 in zone 3.

Dealer name and location was:
 Chevrolet Inc.
Sparta, Illinois

Still exist but I need some nice merchandise from them, anybody?
Nobody heard of that dealer??
It seems that my dealer is unknown for most of you guys from the US & A..... Sad
They're still in business and I gave them a call yesterday.....but they didn't have any old stuff what so ever left....long gone...and no feeling for the past at all either, sad for me! Sad
I can't find any interesting on the net either so I guess this wasn't the largest dealer in Illinois but the fact that they still are in business would be a good sign..?!
This is what I know so far:
The dealership dates back to 1925 when it was known as the Sparta Motor Co. J.D. Lyle, Jr., and J.M. Lyle sold the dealership to Otto and Norman Svend and Ralph Meyer in 1959.  Chevrolet moved to its current location in 1965. Meyer sold his share in 1971 when the dealership became Svend Chevrolet.

Otto Svend sold his shares to Norman Svend in 1981. Gary Svend became president of the dealership upon Norman's retirement in 1986, with John Menthol, who started with the dealership in 1969, becoming a partner. Menthol bought the full dealership in 1990.

I really would like to get some merchandise like frames for the license plate, old pics, key tags or similar.....

14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 25, 2014, 09:42:39 AM
Well tell your dad to take it easy on you .....maybe he'll just use his hand, or let our mom dish it out with a wooden spoon!
....or worst case scenario...he forces me to listen to Justin Bieber! 
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 25, 2014, 02:43:07 AM
Over here if a guy refers to getting the belt, it means getting disciplined by his father... Cheesy
.....if you don't  help me that's  probably what's gonna happen......!  Sad
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