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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Do I have an Original L-48 Block? on: Today at 10:17:10 AM
All,  thank you for the replies and the thought process.  Here is a pic of the front of the block stamping.  Since the story goes that this was out of a police car, so my question is:  Would there be an option of a "police interceptor" motor or something like that?  Since it is a 1967 block casting for either a 302, 327, or 350 could it be a performance 350 from a 1969 car?

Thank you, Matt

Since it is stamped for 69 Production (either in Passenger car - 255 hp, OR Corvette - 300 hp), I hardly see how it could be cast in 1967!   Your heads may be from '67, but these parts get swapped around a lot, and in 46 yrs, there's lots of time/opportunity to do that.   Believe less of what you were 'told' by the previous owner, and MORE of what you find facts for.     If you want to know what the block is, for certain, you need to find a VIN.  VINs for all corvettes and passenger cars in 1969 were stamped on the pad in front (to the left of your application code).   Check carefully.   You should also check the block casting no and casting date on the back of the block.   It is also possible (maybe even likely) that the internals of the engine may not match the block app code since the heads have been changed.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Time to buy a real deal ZL-1! on: April 22, 2015, 08:47:57 PM
Nope, no need to replow that ground..  everyone knows that the EO paint was correct!
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67-69 Bumper Jack Design on: April 22, 2015, 02:48:07 PM
Very good Kurt!   We knew there was a reason you were boss... Smiley
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: TC Ride of the Month voting... :) on: April 22, 2015, 08:07:05 AM
I think you jinxed me Gary..   Cheesy  Its definitely a close race and I am surprised and thankful for all the votes.  Still several days to go and there are some really nice cars in the poll.  Good luck to everyone!!

If it was H.O. it would push it over the top Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Maybe this fall Ill get it in the paint booth..  

I don't know how well an H.O. car with blue jambs... would go over... outside of AU fans....  Smiley

If anyone hasn't voted yet, please go vote for Darrel.. so he doesn't paint his blue car Orange!  Smiley
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: TC Ride of the Month voting... :) on: April 22, 2015, 12:21:39 AM
With 5 days to go, our CRG friend (Darrell Cook) has squeezed into the lead... Smiley 
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Do I have an Original L-48 Block? on: April 21, 2015, 10:37:42 AM
The only "HY" code I can find at the moment is from a 1969 350ci full size car. I imagine that if it came from a "Police car" that the car would have been a full size one.  Maybe the original owner thought that it was in 1967 and it really was 1969.

HY was also used for 350/300 hp engines in 1969 Corvettes (4B, MT)...
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: First 2015 COPO Camaro being auctioned on: April 21, 2015, 09:51:04 AM
IF someone 'restamps' the parts, changes the tags, etc.. so that 'all the numbers match up' to what the factory *could have done*, then that is 'numbers matching'..  but that doesn't say that the stamped codes are the factory original codes for those parts.  THOSE are the words used by the restampers (numbers matching).. meaning that they MADE the 'numbers match'... known factory practices.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: First 2015 COPO Camaro being auctioned on: April 21, 2015, 08:13:04 AM
These days, the terms 'matching numbers'... does NOT address WHEN the numbers were applied to that car and it's parts, or HOW those numbers got applied...  it's shameful, but that's the way it is.   I don't pay much attention anymore to that term; the term most appropriate to me nowadays is 'factory installed parts'.. and 'factory original'.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts? on: April 20, 2015, 04:53:20 PM
http://www.rickscamaros.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=1968+battery+hold+down

This Rick's catalog page shows you the battery holding components you might need (for reference).
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 camaro upper control arms painting on: April 20, 2015, 09:13:37 AM
'from prior threads on this subject'....

Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's
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Quote from: william on December 07, 2013, 10:22:41 AM
Upper control arms were assembled to the shaft with the bushings, then dip painted black. Ball joint added afterwards. So the shafts were painted to begin with but it did not adhere well. If you look closely at the Hot Rod test car it is apparent.

Very well done engine bay David!

William,
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   Were the washer and bolts added after the A-arm was mounted to the frame, or was it part of the completed and painted assembly (minus the tightening of the bolts of course).

Mike
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Washer and bolt were installed and painted with the control arm. The only vintage road test photo I know of where it is clearly visible is the July '68 PHR test of a '68 Camaro SS.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 Crankshaft number on: April 19, 2015, 11:55:16 AM
Two parts, being 'identical', yet having differing part numbers .. does not jive with the GM's practice, OR that of most any other significant manufacturer... 

Accomplished manufacturers - such as GM during the period in question - change their PN's ONLY when a design/manufacturing change makes it necessary, as each new PN does generate new costs.

(Note:  Inexperienced and poor manufacturers very often change/iterate their part designs - sometimes in very significant ways - but do NOT change their PN.)   
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy B-Day James! (FirstGenAddict) on: April 18, 2015, 08:06:49 AM
Smiley ..   that's amazing James!   I've never seen that done (or even thought of trying it), but then I've never personally attended a professional tournament either..   too bad the tv shows don't video that stuff...  pretty neat!  (I've seen Tiger keep a ball in the air using only a club... bounce.. bounce.. bounce..  etc..  looking like the could do it as long as he liked.. that was pretty neat too!)
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: TC Ride of the Month voting... :) on: April 18, 2015, 08:03:10 AM
Go HERE and take a look at the candidates...
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=335753

Then go HERE and VOTE...
..  I can't find the actual polling thread.. maybe because I've already voted??
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: TC Ride of the Month voting... :) on: April 18, 2015, 07:43:34 AM
  Not sure they have said other than it is sponsored by CoverCraft..

you might win a shift knob cover.... Smiley
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / TC Ride of the Month voting... :) on: April 16, 2015, 11:08:32 PM
The cars owned by a few CRG regulars are in competition this month for TC's 'Ride of the Month'.. Smiley
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=335753
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