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1336  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: DZ Stamp on: May 22, 2013, 09:39:38 AM
and get some very bright light on it..  again .. from different angles... Smiley
1337  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: F41(1969) on: May 22, 2013, 09:37:30 AM
John,
Maybe you can resolve a question I've always had.    For a long time, I believed the Z28 suspension WAS the F41, or the same as...   Can you compare the suspension differences between the F41 (option) that you could get on a regular camaro?  wtih the std Z28 suspension?
Thanks..   
1338  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: DZ Stamp on: May 21, 2013, 03:30:07 PM
There's no VIN stamp on the machined top of the block?   but by that date *(March 11)... might there be one on the cast surface above the oil filter?   THOSE are extremely difficult to see presence of, much less to read...
1339  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 Camaro 327 MN code engine on: May 21, 2013, 09:56:22 AM
I would think it would be of interest to someone needing an engine like that.   Value would depend much on the need for a rebuild, as just the 'out of pocket' parts and machine work would run over $2K...
1340  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Chaffey College and Sam Contino on: May 21, 2013, 09:54:24 AM
Very interesting, and he explains it excellently...   I feel smarter after reading it.  Smiley
and the AAR Cuda vs Cobra example was interesting also..
1341  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: DZ Stamp on: May 21, 2013, 08:04:03 AM
I can see the broach marks on the block; the stamp is correct.  I do not believe it's a restamp... but one needs to see the block casting no and date to be certain it's not an 'additive' stamp.
1342  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: sway bar bushings 69 Z on: May 18, 2013, 10:38:29 PM
Is there any chance that GM still has them?
1343  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: New creep on the block! on: May 17, 2013, 10:33:43 PM
.... I wonder if it's our old friend Bill Clements. Last I heard he had moved to Canada, so it's very possible....

that assumes Canada would let him move in ....  Huh?   Smiley
1344  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z 302 pulley finishes on: May 17, 2013, 08:28:49 AM
weren't some smog pulleys 'phosphated'?   I think Jerry's book also says that...??   
1345  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another Trim Tag For Sale on: May 16, 2013, 01:24:28 PM
AS soon as I saw that stuff..  I thought it was him..   He muddied up the classic chevy world for quite a few years when I was very involved in the '70's. and 80's..
I thought he'd gone to his maker... or maybe somewhere else..  by now..
1346  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another Trim Tag For Sale on: May 16, 2013, 12:38:24 PM
Is that Bill Clements?
1347  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Why Are Some Blocks Stamped and Some Not on: May 15, 2013, 11:09:11 PM
Over the past few years, I have been watching and reading about original 69 Z/28 blocks with just the pad stamped, and some with the pad stamped and partial vin. # stamped by the oil filter. I understand from this site, why they changed the location of the partial vin. # and about when, so here is my questions.

With all the factory controls in place, along with a QC system they had back then, why weren't all car/blocks confirmed to be properly stamped both on the block pad and by the oil filter after they made the change?  Did it become so difficult to do during the production process to get done right, or did they just say oh what the heck, its not going to matter anyway and just let it go. Or, did they get it right and they are just that many re-stamp block out there these days.

As a hobbyist this continue to confuses me. Are there really that many re-stamps blocks out there these days and if so, about when did all the fakes start showing up.

Eddie

1) I believe there was a federal law in place that required the major components (engine/trans) be stamped with the VIN.    I believe taht the factory complied in all cases.
2) I also KNOW that the stamped code on the rough cast surface near the oil filter ARE extremely difficult to read.
3) I suspect that the 'block restamper/fakers' try to take advantage of the difficulty of reading the block stamp on the cast surface
4) YEss, there are a lot of restamped blocks.  (I do not believe the two posted by Steve are original stamps...)
1348  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: manual trans neutral switch on: May 15, 2013, 04:30:31 PM
The one from my late September (09C) Z28 is the same as the one Hans pictures...
1349  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: manual trans neutral switch on: May 15, 2013, 01:49:12 PM
I happen to have most of my instruments out of the way right now, so it's not difficult to see..
Mine is a metal cyclindrical can wtih black plastic cap (terminal end?)...  I could probably get numbers off it if you wanted ..

Gary
1350  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: manual trans neutral switch on: May 15, 2013, 12:50:34 PM
Lynn,

it's located on the clutch pedal lever?    I've never looked at mine..    but I'll peek under there and see..  Smiley
so basically it's the switch that ensures you have the clutch pushed in to start the car.. (a 'clutch-engaged' switch).  Smiley
I haven't driven that car since 1980... my memory is going. Smiley
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