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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: OT- Barn Find: 200 Vintage Cars from Old Chevy Dealer up for Auction on: August 10, 2014, 12:26:44 PM
the list includes some interesting cars but no camaros that I noticed..
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 10, 2014, 12:18:09 PM
Danny, what part of the head are you finding those stamps? (the '0' and the '6')??   Can you take another photo or two with a wider field to show where they are?
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors on: August 10, 2014, 12:15:21 PM
As Charley suggested, in the past I've tweeked the bracket to get the door to close the last 1/4 inch.
Before I took the car apart to paint it both doors shut perfectly. I hate to tweak an original part to make the door fit....at this point anyway. But may end up doing just that.

have you tried loosening all the relevant fasteners.. making sure it opens/closes easily, then carefully snugging them back ??
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HELP!! I need info regarding original exhaust DB level!! on: August 09, 2014, 02:02:47 PM
Well.. I think I  see their point as well..   a flowmaster muffler is NOT the same as the replacement muffler.  I, as most car guys do, LOVE the sound of a flowmaster and it's deep tone, but for the noise Nazis..   it's going to be too loud.   

If you need to get by the ticket/problem, just buy a replacement type muffler and put it on.. and be done with it.   For the period between Dec/Jan and May or June?   the  '2 in-2 out' muffler was the only muffling element in the system.   DR has a complete exhaust system which is a decently-priced replacement system, made to GM specs, and should address the legal issues as well.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 09, 2014, 12:12:16 PM
The heads and Carb numbers.  Also the drive shaft with the stripes.  Again..anyone have answers about the stripes around the drive shaft ?

I have no data on driveshaft stripes, but I think Bryon Miller is collecting that data, and if yours is the original .. I'm sure he would love to have your input..  Look up driveshaft cleaning and preserving (use a chemical rust remover) and do not sand, abrade, or repaint... *S*   get it clean, and then clear over it to preserve it...
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 09, 2014, 11:28:52 AM
it appears to me that your biggest 'issues' are going to be:    1) finding all the fasteners that were removed when things were disassembled..  and if you have them, getting them associated with the correct locations..  and 2) paying the costs for rebuilding/restoring the parts..       You have a great starting place though.. Smiley
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 09, 2014, 11:25:51 AM
Re the VIN stamp on the engine..   Anything is possible, but not having one is not probable... Smiley     Your block appears to have been 'worked' before..   the stamping on the deck is 'thin', but I can still see broach marks, so it appears to be the original application stamping and matches the Protectoplate.   The block surface you photographed also appears to have been repainted before,so I suspect once you clean the paint off that area, and look very closely, you'll see the VIN stamp on the cast surface.   NOTE:   that stamping is very difficult to see even with perfect metal and vision..    Be careful when cleaning to NOT abrade the block itself..  Use a little lacquer thinner and a brass fine bristle brush to clean the block, then put a bright light on it..  look at it from various angles also holding your bright light at various angles..  I'm sure it will 'pop out' for you..     then photograph it..   ensure that the stamping is captured in the image....  Smiley
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 X77 garage/barn find on: August 09, 2014, 10:45:20 AM
Copngratulations Darrell...  

 it sounds as if it could be a great car when everything is put back.. Smiley
and fantastic that you received the protecto-plate and paperwork!!
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: August 09, 2014, 08:54:54 AM
*L*  ... you can add that to all the other thing I've been called..  Smiley

You can use the same approach to calculate approximate build date for other cars you own, as long as you know the monthly production numbers for the plant.
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: August 08, 2014, 08:26:24 PM
i got mine today,
for you number guys,   i still haven't figured out how you all come up with all this info by looking at number,  i guess your related to rain man   
05/14/1969   vin 9N643537

OK..  here's the way you figure production date from VIN.    Your Norwood Camaro was seq no 643537.   that falls during May 1969 production based on the CRG information here..
http://camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#HowMany

Apr-69    9N637106  13519     The Last VIN produced in April was 9N637106; there were 13,519 Camaro produced that month
May-69   9N650323  13217     The last VIN produced in May was 650323; there were 13,217 Camaros produced that month in Norwood.

your number, 643537 was the 6431st Camaro that month.    ie.   6431 of 13,217 during May.   There was 21 work days that month, so Norwood produced an avg of 629 Camaros per day.   13217/629=10.22, so yours was likely produced on the 11th work day, which was the 15th of May.    The calculation was only a bit over 10 (10.22), so it's possible that it was produced on the 14th (which is what your report showed you).   The calculation will generally get you within a day or so.. Smiley
56  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / Re: 1968 Z28 short block 18N403270 on: August 08, 2014, 08:56:44 AM
I just tried this service on a 1970 Roadrunner that I purchased new (my first new car) which I would love to find, and it came back 'No record found' with the following information:
"Please check the VIN you entered for possible errors. If the VIN is correct, this vehicle may be titled in a state not reporting to NMVTIS. View a map of participating states.
If a state, salvage yard or insurer does not report a vehicle to the federal database, no report will be available.
Even though this VIN is not in the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), it does not mean that this vehicle is free of damage, title brands or other problems. NMVTIS data comes from multiple sources, but the absence of a report is not an assurance of a vehicle's condition.
"

So this seems to be saying that the non-existence of a report, does NOT mean the car doesn't still exist....?? 
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Final adjustment on RS Headlight doors on: August 07, 2014, 08:12:08 AM
jacmac referred you to the  "Chassis Service Manual, look at 12-3 ,-12-4."..  not the AIM...
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Good deal on 69 GM Overhaul Manual on ebay on: August 07, 2014, 08:04:39 AM
Looks like a great deal..   $18 and free shipping (if you don't have one of these)...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181488683105?item=181488683105&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:SS:SS:US:3160&vxp=mtr
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: DF wheels on: August 06, 2014, 10:08:20 PM
Undated DF wheels were discussed/mentioned in the link below...

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=6849.0

60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 03, 2014, 03:01:28 PM
I was looking at that carb cause I thought I had to have THAT one. What's a 3310? Will everything line up and all the fuel connections, linkage and vacuum lines connect properly. I DO NOT want to do ANY mods. Just wanna throw it on and go... As far as sending out my original, I honestly don't wanna wait 15 or 20 days to get it back. Danny

the Holley 3310 is Holley's generic OTC 4150 (780 cfm), and is the carb that is probably only half or more of the Z28 clones, and probably over the years has been on more than half of the real Z28's at one time or another.  I think everything will hook up correctly without any mods Danny..
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