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1969 - Orphans / Re: 9N647308 - L72 COPO T0512MN
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:53:14 PM »
What RG68GTO said...

..... Any theories why Z sales shot up in 69?

1969 was a great year, and the '69 models were so much better looking (and faster?) than any before or after....    Just one man's opinion of course!  :)    they looked/ran so well, that Chevy decided to continue selling them for several months longer also!!  :)

1969 - Orphans / Re: 124379N640398 entire Z drivetrain on eBay 69, no 68
« on: August 04, 2018, 04:02:31 PM »
I wonder why the seller believes it's a '68? or maybe a typo when he entered the ad??   

Trans-Am Camaros / Unusual valve covers and intake ??
« on: August 04, 2018, 03:54:35 PM »

A fella on another forum (in Melbourne, AUS) found the following shown parts at a swap and purchased them and hasn't been able to find any information about them or when they were manufactured.   Both the valve covers and the intake strike me as possibly being for 'Trans Am' type cars.   Have any of you fellas seen such? Or have any information about them?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: DZ block on craigslist
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:37:08 PM »
The stamping looked OK to me, but the block deck has been cut (decked), has milling swirl marks rather than broach marks, and there's something (a hole? or ?) right in the middle of the app stamp date on the front of the block.   The VIN stamping looked OK (as far as was visible in the photo)...

I suspect if there were a Muncie installed on the assembly line the car was a 327 4 bbl 4 speed with positraction...
This referenced combination received a muncie transmission most of the time.

James, the 327 Camaro received a Muncie transmission NONE of the time. They all got the Saginaw transmission if the buyer opted for the 4 speed.

As for stories you hear along the way, they're all BS. The dealer may have installed the side pipes but the FACTORY didn't. PERIOD. The factory didn't even HAVE side pipes at the assembly plant TO install after the 1969 model year, so it was impossible. As for the Muncie in the 327, without verified proof, it never happened.

I'm sorry Opium Motors, but your memory is failing you.


I strongly suspect Ed is correct; people believe these really oddball stories about parts combinations, but Ed is correct... the factory didn't have those parts, and they didn't do 'one offs' because of the HUGE COSTS associated with it!  On the other hand, dealers would do anything that the customer would pay them to do, assuming they could get the parts and make $$...   In the case of the '68 327 car with Muncie trans (seemingly original), that is exactly the sort of thing that a dealer could easily do, and if it was for the original purchaser (on a new car), they could stamp the trans and do everything very closely to what the factory *would have done*.   It will be interesting to see the VIN stamps on that Muncie trans to see if/how well the stamp matches the engine stamp.. (Did '68 327 engines GET an engine VIN stamping?)...  If not, then there goes that 'check'...  :)

Decoding/Numbers / Re: What do you think of this stamp?
« on: August 02, 2018, 01:02:33 PM »
factory broach marks DO NOT run horizontally; they are always front to rear (or rear to front your choice).. :)

If I were many years younger, and didn't already have TOO MANY cars...  I'd be up there checking out those cars!  :)

that man surely had a 'need' to collect Chevrolet muscle cars!   :)

General Discussion / Re: A happy day!!!
« on: July 31, 2018, 04:43:16 PM »
Congrats to you!  :)    We can't wait to hear more....

Originality / Re: Original L79 valve covers
« on: July 26, 2018, 02:43:20 AM »
1967-68 L79 Novas and Chevelles did have these valve covers didn't they?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 15x6 JK Rallye wheel stamped K 1 0 12 29
« on: July 23, 2018, 03:07:21 AM »
The one I'm questioning has '0' offset (3.5" backspace)...  several other cars had optional 15x6 rallye wheels, full size cars.. el caminos, etc..

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 15x6 JK Rallye wheel stamped K 1 0 12 29
« on: July 22, 2018, 02:07:37 AM »
I've used lacquer thinner to remove all the paint in trying to find the app code stamp, but so far nada,,,   I will widen my search... :)
I really believe this is the 4th wheel that was on my '68 Z28 (which I traded in 1976 - but was able to keep the wheels)... otherwise I have no idea where it came from..

Are the various 15x6 rallye wheels (DC, DF, DG, YS, etc) actually different in some regard?  ie. offset/backspace or ??

Decoding/Numbers / 15x6 JK Rallye wheel stamped K 1 0 12 29
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:41:48 PM »
During a recent cleanup of piles of parts, I found what I think is the 4th wheel from my '68 Z28; the other three were stamped   K 1 8 5  20  DF  (as normal), but this one has a stamp of     K  1  0  12  29   (no app code).   What I *suspect* is that this is a 12-29-1970 dated replacement 15x6 rallye wheel for several different cars (which all had the same size rallye on them), thus no application code.  I've never seen an old rallye wheel without an app code before, so I'm guessing.   The backspace for this wheel is 3-1/2" ..

Is my guess a good one?   Is the reason for no app code that the wheel is a replacement for multi apps?  Is this common to find wheels like this?

General Discussion / Re: Car For Sale
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:49:10 PM »
a running 67 plain jane v8 camaro, with no body rot and is a runner, i would say 8-12k, without seeing pics.

Do you know where some are at those prices??   Not in my area...

General Discussion / Re: Car For Sale
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:16:54 AM »
No idea on the value, but I sure like the description ... PG I assume?  black std interior?

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