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General Discussion / Re: motor mounts
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:07:32 PM »
There are a lot of guys who come here to learn about originality and who also like to restore their car to how it rolled off the assembly line. To have two CRG guys bashing that stuff and dissuading somebody from using it, I don't get it. Yes, myself and others have used stock style motor mounts and timing gears/chains in some of our cars and not had a problem. If I was going to drive something hard and didn't have to have it 100% assembly line correct because I wasn't going to show it, the interlocking mount is a good way to go for insurance.

I agree Jon...    Team Camaro is more suited to 'aftermarket updates'...   CRG should stay true to it's purpose and function!

General Discussion / Re: My new project....
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:04:52 PM »
That didn't take long hitting ebay did it??

General Discussion / Re: Gas gauge off
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:00:58 PM »
The resistance range of the sending unit and gauge must be consistent; either the gauge or the sending unit might be the faulty culprit, and my guess would be the one that is 'reproduction'... or 'aftermarket' is the one at fault.

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: May 13, 2018, 03:54:22 PM »
Mostly bolts, nuts, hardware, but you can do anything that was originally phosphated...

General Discussion / Re: Palmetto Entrprises
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:45:24 AM »
That's fantastic news!!   I've been conserving what I had left...  :)

Garage Talk / Re: Plymouth buried for 50 years on purpose video
« on: May 09, 2018, 02:47:44 AM »
Yes, that was a 'bad deal', as the underground 'vault' leaked and filled with water... totally destroyed that 'new car'...  as  a '57 Plymouth lover, I really hated to see that!   :(

General Discussion / Re: XXB suffix code
« on: May 09, 2018, 02:42:17 AM »
The 300 hp 327 engines used the 1.94 I   double hump heads from '62 thru '64? or 65...

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mismatched Cowl Vin to motor and gearbox
« on: April 27, 2018, 01:52:39 PM »
Thanks Kurt; :)    I will be able to remember it now with 'more complete' information... 

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Decoding tag
« on: April 26, 2018, 02:19:55 PM »
your (a) code of 03D is the expected body build date...  4th week of March

Your (E) code is the interior color code (black)

I got this quickly from the CRG link previously provided you (I'm not a '67 expert, but let's see if I got this right)! :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Decoding tag
« on: April 26, 2018, 01:12:44 PM »
In 1967 those stripes were only on the Z/28.....Joe

NO first gen ('67-69) had those (Z28) stripes from the factory except the Z28....

Mild Modifications / Re: Harmonic balancer - SS350/300HP
« on: April 26, 2018, 01:09:29 PM »
Looks rough in the picture. :( I put some red/black marker on to enhance the contrast. Then I added extra contrast in photoshop to make it look clearer. It actually feels reasonably smooth to touch. My engine forensic techniques may be questionable  :o

BHeston,  suggest that you use a little lacquer thinner on a rag and CLEAN all the paint/marker/etc off the pad, and THEN take the best high resolution photograph of the pad that you can take (NO photoshop), and then post here, so we can see what you really have...   

PS.  NEVER use any 'mechanical means' to clean what you suspect is an original stamped pad as that destroys the broach marks and thus destroys any remaining originality of the pad!!

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mismatched Cowl Vin to motor and gearbox
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:44:53 PM »
Well....  I claim membership with the "forgetful"...  as if it's the first time!   :)

Yes, I suppose it's been made clear before that it was 'two different stations', but I don't recall it ever being stated that it was TWO different stamps (used)... although that would be obvious for one that 'thought' much about it.. :) 

Given this, and the two sets of VIn derivatives on the body vs the drivetrain (engine/trans), it makes it just as likely that the engine/trans was installed in the WRONG car?? ie.   Is there another Camaro out there with the same problem (just in reverse)??

Mild Modifications / Re: Engine mod - thoughts?
« on: April 25, 2018, 05:52:04 PM »
I have one or two extra sets of 186/2.02 heads which have been rebuilt totally... 

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Mismatched Cowl Vin to motor and gearbox
« on: April 25, 2018, 05:50:28 PM »
Did I misunderstand from previous discussions that the SAME gangstamp was used to stamp the partial VINs on the firewall, cowl, engine, and transmission??   If so, why would the body numbers be OK, but the wrong digit be in the engine/trans stampings?

OR were two different gang stamps used for these stampings?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Numbers matching or not - 3932388 block
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:48:35 PM »
Those certainly aren't broach marks on the deck....    and the stamping is too close to the head (imo)...

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