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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 24, 2014, 06:28:28 PM
Yup, just is I thought, you have the short spoiler with no braces.....the same one that was on my 07C car.  The hardware is very interesting also....your car has the standard center bolt (5/16 shouldered) and the small hardware is shouldered screws.  My car has shouldered machine screws on the spoiler side and nuts on the valence side.  There have been several threads on the spoiler and the hardware and this shows that there were indeed two different types of mounting hardware, screws and machine screws with nuts.

Thanks so much for your time and effort for fulfilling our request.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 22, 2014, 03:09:43 PM
Danny....not distributor related but could you take a few photos of the front spoiler.  Always looking for an original 1st, design spoiler.  Hard to find photos of them....most have been replaced by the larger service replacement.  Thanks in advance for your trouble.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 20, 2014, 09:00:43 PM
You had good luck on your water pump....quick results.  I was looking for three years on eBay and finally found one this year for my car.  Scored one that was in excellent condition and only needed a rebuild.  My pump had a cast date of E-1-8 which closely matched the casting dates on my block and heads but my engine build date was 6-19. 
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 18, 2014, 12:24:20 PM
Toad...call Jerry and ask him what was right and what was wrong about the car.  When Jerry appraises a car he does a very detailed assessment that is usually several pages long.  Most people will not show you the details of the appraisal because they don't want to show you what he found wrong with the car....they just show you the signed document that he states the car is a Z28.  He may relate additional facts about the car than has been discussed previously.  The more you can find out about this car the better off you will be later.  Call Jerry M. to get the facts.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 18, 2014, 11:31:06 AM
For investment purposes, the 1968 Z28 is one of the hardest vehicles to validate.  You must have good verifiable documents in order to sell the vehicle when you get ready to cash in on your investment.  So please, right now before you invest, take the facts you have discovered about this car and hire you a reputable, independent, first generation Camaro appraiser.  Or at least talk to Jerry MacNeish at:

     Camaro Hi Performance
     410-781-0418
     http://z28camaro.com/wp/

Get his opinion about this car!
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Performers magazine discontinued. GONE I TELL YOU....GONE GONE GONE!!! on: August 18, 2014, 09:09:27 AM
They (most uniformed people )only have knowledge of what the social media is talking about.
That is my take.
My take is that social media info is about 90% fiction and you have to do your own research to find the 10% fact.  I know lots of people that believe everything they receive on the social media network.  Gotta be true.....it's on the internet. Huh
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 17, 2014, 10:39:51 PM
Maybe it was traded after the fact. Or while it was in production.
Had a thought.....we know that the rear stripes are wrong so it was repainted at one time. It could have been in a rear end accident and got repainted that way.  We also know that it was traded or sold before the warranty expired because the original dealer was not Nickey and Toad said that Nickey Chevrolet reissued the POP in the second owners name.  Per normal procedure, when a car was sold with warranty remaining, the dealer reissued the POP in the new owners name but none of the factory information was included on the POP....just the name and address only.  Toad did state that the POP with the car was in that condition.
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 17, 2014, 09:10:23 PM
Well....I know that my car was completed and shipped on a Monday after the third week, so that would probably place it as starting assembly later in the third week.  The other car might have been started on a Monday so that would leave several days between the cars.  Presuming they made 912 cars per day, there could be more that 3000 VINs different between the two.  Now the engine cast dates being close, but the assembly dates so far apart baffles me......especially since his car was made before mine but his engine was made 20 days after mine.  Now that one is going to take some thinking.  The only thing I can see is if a later batch of engines were placed in the que before some older ones at the assembly plant.....his got the later engine and mine got the older engine. 

That's what I can imagine without knowing exactly how the assembly process played out.  Maybe someone else might chime in and have some better idea.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 17, 2014, 07:25:20 PM
Toad....if you need some help on the numbers on this car you need to share the full VIN number on the dash, the partial on the engine, the partial hidden VIN numbers, the serial number on the broadcast sheet, and the full trim tag also.  The engine number you shared earlier (472189) is 3310 prior to the Vin number on my 07C car.

Here is the information you have shared up to now,

     engine block cast date        F28 - I think that's what it looked like
     engine assembly date         07-10
     engine VIN                        472189
     car assembly date              07C

Here is how it compares to my 07C Z28

     engine block cast date        F138
     engine assembly date         06-19
     engine VIN                        475499    - This is the same as the dash VIN and the partial hidden VINs on my car  
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 17, 2014, 04:49:08 PM
Toad is the Zone #11 and Dealer # 108 ? on NCRS it shows  Zone 11, Dealer 411 for Nickey.
I noticed that also...originally ordered by a dealer in Elmhurst, Ill.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Broadcast sheets, VIN sequence and build dates on: August 17, 2014, 01:29:14 PM
The sheets above the gas tank have been found only on Los Angeles built cars.  This car was built in Norwood Ohio.

Do you have the casting dates on the block and the heads?  Reason I ask is,  my 07C car has a VIN number 275 after this car and has an engine build date of 06-19.  Your car has an engine build date of 07-10.  Curious to see if the casting dates match up with the build date.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: August 17, 2014, 12:02:05 PM
Hey Jon, thanx very much for that info. It's a lot to take in, especially for a backyard mechanic such as myself. Seen that rubber piece you were talking about, pretty cool. I never knew it was there until I heard it mentioned in one of the replies.

Going to adjust the Valves Sunday. Then pull the Distributor and send off for rebuild. Wish I could also send the Alternator, Master Cylinder, Calipers and a few other goodies.... But that takes $$$  Sad   Then will change the oil and the spark plugs again. When Dist. comes back I can drop it back in and start my trouble shooting issue back up.

 In the mean time, found this tag on the car. It was stuck on and seems original. Can you guess where on the car it was located???... Danny
Forward lamp harness.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 13, 2014, 11:30:23 AM
Hi Jimmy.....here is a shot from the AIM.

     
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 12, 2014, 11:57:00 AM
You didn't say what you thought but it looks centered to me.....looks great.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Grill emblem placement for a 1969 Z/28 RS vs Standard on: August 11, 2014, 05:36:46 PM
Jimmy...it seems that your photo was taken to the right of the center of the stripe and also at an angle to the stripe thus kinda distorting the position of the emblem in relation to the stripe.  Why don't you just center yourself in front of the stripe and look straight down the center of the stripe and see if the relationship looks better aligned.  Just a thought here.....sometimes camera angles can play tricks on you.
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