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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Early 69 Z28, Is it real? on: February 18, 2015, 01:48:18 PM
The application stamp appears much closer to the head than original stamps that I've seen.   Whether that proximity was possible with the gang stamp holder they used... I'm unsure.  Maybe Kurt or JohnZ can say more certainly whether it's possible to be that close to the head, or not... and they likely have original stampings in that time period or with those characters to say whether they are consistent with original stamps or not.

Regardless of whether the engine is a 'real' one or not, and ignoring the bad date on the carburetor and incorrect master cylinder, you've already bought the car!   and you purchased it to enjoy/drive..  so do it... and if you are interesting in getting into the real details of 'originality', then do so..  but be aware that the more you find out is 'wrong' about your car, it might detract from your enjoyment!  I'd say just drive it and enjoy it... but don't misrepresent it.   As a lot of people say today.. 'IT IS WHAT IT IS!"..   Smiley

Gary
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 Trim Tag - is it real? on: February 17, 2015, 12:29:40 AM
Sorry Gary,

I still haven't seen a original early August example.

 I have seen an 08E and onward original examples... Grin

I've never seen a live unicorn either..  Smiley
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 Trim Tag - is it real? on: February 16, 2015, 11:19:58 PM
.....
"Compare that to today’s new Z28 capable of doing the same quarter mile in less than 4 seconds and in excess of 120 mph."
Those new Zs sure are quick!   Cheesy

like Byron, I'd LOVE to see that one..  Smiley
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 Trim Tag - is it real? on: February 16, 2015, 11:18:01 PM
Bullitt65 wrote:
" ........
*Although I have been told there were some early August cars with them, but they did not stick well and soon fell off. (I still haven't seen a survivor example though) Wink"

I can show you an 'original example' from a September car, Austin! Smiley

35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Z28 Trim Tag - is it real? on: February 16, 2015, 11:29:12 AM
That is quite the option list. I have seen a couple of 69 Z cars with a customer ordered 3:55 rear, to see that this one would have had (has) a 3:31 originally is pretty wild. I wonder if there is a 69 Z with a 3:07, 2:73, or 2:56 rear out there?
...

If there were a Z28 with those rears from the factory, they are probably still trying to get going out of the dealership parking lot.. Smiley    (I don't think Chevrolet would have sold a first gen Z28 with any of those gears... a 3.55 is on the borderline I think)...
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: BV Water Pump Pulley on: February 14, 2015, 11:04:06 PM
I owned a '53 Henry J for over 25 yrs!!

Gary - are you sure it wasn't an Allstate ? I've heard how cost conscious you are -

Regards,
Steve

Nope, it was a Henry J..  Smiley   but I've seen a few Allstates in my day..  when searching for Henrys.. Smiley
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 99K 69 Z/28 on: February 14, 2015, 11:16:31 AM
Yes, beautiful car.. I had to go back and refresh my memory via the photos..!

Adjusting the muffler, clamps, and tail pipes should be 'Job 1', unless it's been done already.. Smiley

Where are you located?
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Tires? on: February 14, 2015, 12:22:12 AM
I was putting together a 57 Chevy Truck grill that I've had for ages; the parts were rechromed by Lemon Grove Plating (National City, CAlif) many years ago, and I'd never assembled the grill.   I don't have the truck anymore, and I'm trying to clean up all the parts I don't have need for anymore and pass them on to someone who does have a need....  anyway, I unwrapped some of the many parts to that grill, and found those old newspapers...  the tire ads I kept out and tried to flatten out...  Prices have changed a bit since 1971...   Smiley
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: BV Water Pump Pulley on: February 13, 2015, 03:05:39 PM
you're in good company!  We're 100%  'car guys' too.. and some of us even like Mopars too...  Smiley
.. and in the spirit of 'confession', I owned a '53 Henry J for over 25 yrs!!  but it had a '67 Z28 302..   Smiley
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mark IV Turns 50 on: February 13, 2015, 03:01:56 PM
.. Smiley ..  I was trying to say something positive about those big old heavy things....  Smiley

OK.. OK!    I'm sorry for saying they were ..  big..... and heavy.......    Sad
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 Camaro SS396 - Trim Tag Date vs. VIN Production Date on: February 13, 2015, 02:57:11 PM
IMO, that does not mean it's *wrong*.   The trim tag 'week of production' is an estimate, but other factors can come into play which affect the exact production date.
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mark IV Turns 50 on: February 13, 2015, 12:58:38 PM
Cast Iron big blocks have more capability......

....   to hold larger boats in position....   Smiley
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Finally Got My Flathead Running on: February 13, 2015, 12:16:23 PM
That's just wrong Sad

I have to agree.....
44  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: new JL8 12bolts? on: February 13, 2015, 12:13:41 PM
At least one person that I know of has done so, but I haven't spoken to him in a long while.
45  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: "Inside the Cars of the Trans-Am" and other articles on: February 13, 2015, 12:41:24 AM
Nice story, Jon!    Here is a racing photo of the Univ of Pittsburgh TA Camaro...
in 2008, Legendary Motorcars had the car for sale (restored) and was beautiful and expensive... Smiley
I'm fairly certain they sold it, but unsure to whom or where it is now?
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