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331  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: October 02, 2012, 11:43:30 AM
DavidS, Looks like the right rear spark plug shield may be a repro. As it has no notch in it. JohnZ and the guys can be sure. Hey John, why isn't your hood hinges and spring assemblies gray phos??.... Danny
332  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Help me put a value on 68' rs/ss numbers matching unrestored on: September 30, 2012, 05:33:14 PM
Yes from a low knowledge guy. There is some things I don't like. Like the heater control panel being all pushed in on the right. I would for sure get some Front pad, Trans and Rear pic's before I did anything. I don't even get excited anymore until I see those. Then I check hidden VIN's. THEN and only then do I begin to further my effort.   Danny
333  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 survivor Z on ebay on: September 25, 2012, 05:30:20 PM
Very nice car. But I agree on the sway bar bushings. I have never seen any brightly colored facory bushings. Also looks like the wrong dip stick  Huh.... Danny
334  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Introduce myself an my car on: August 29, 2012, 04:52:40 PM
ChronoX, you actually can get a picture of the passenger cowl hidden vin. My trick is I use soap stone. They use it to mark steel when cutting and fabricating. It is very thin and will fit between the louvers. You have to be easy with it cause it is brittle. But make sure you clean the area first with pressured water or carb clean er something. Then let dry and stick the stone down there and fill up the numbers with it by dragging it back and forth accross the area. Then lightly blow the excess away between the letters. With your mouth, NOT compressed air. And presto, you are ready for high lighted pictures.... Danny
335  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay Z/28..Does this cowl tag look ok? on: August 24, 2012, 11:28:57 AM
I was doing that, and got behind and thought I would remember which was which. I didn't get the files filled-up in time. Can I PM you a few pictures to confirm? That way I will have about 10 ready to study.   Grin Grin Wink.. Danny
336  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Introduce myself an my car on: August 24, 2012, 11:25:05 AM
Welcome, I am a semi-neebie, and very happy to be a part of this forum.
I have to say, as I have said in the past, I am not an expert in THIS field by any shape of the word. And doing my best to learn as much as possible. AND be able to retain it.

 But this cowl tag is not looking right to me. I hope I am wrong. William, Paul, Mark, JohnZ, Marty and all the guys will straighten it out as soon as they chime in. I wish interested parties sent pictures and check in BEFORE they buy. Again, don't panic, you will know very soon.... Danny
337  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Ebay Z/28..Does this cowl tag look ok? on: August 23, 2012, 12:51:44 PM
Wow, I thought as much... I am getting better at picking them out. But only if it has that one number. If it doesn't, I can't do it. I wish I could learn more about it. But I know I can't learn it in a public forum. Well, I got this one. I'm on a roll.  Grin ... Danny
338  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Ebay Z/28..Does this cowl tag look ok? on: August 22, 2012, 11:03:44 PM
This tag doesn't look right to me. What do ya'll think?? Danny
339  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Don L Posi Sticker, Nice work eh! on: August 12, 2012, 09:53:50 PM
Hey Don I went to your website. Nice job for sure. I noticed some things you might be interested in. This is the differences between the current repro and the original that I found.
Looks like you have addressed pretty much everything. Except like you mentioned the thickness of the center cross line. And also the distance of that line is lower on original from bottom of lettering. And maybe a little more space between the apostrophe and the “R”.  Nice!! … Danny
Ok here we go...

# 1  - The “ C “ in caution is cut nearly straight down and does not roll over. In fact, each cut of the “C” is tapered back a few percent.
# 2 – The top of the “T” cross is shorter on the original.
# 3 – The “O” on caution on the original is rounder, and not oval shaped. And that goes for all 10 “O’s”
# 4 – There is more space between each letter on the word C a u t i o n. Also that “C” in that word is cut back like the others.
# 5 – The three horizontal lines on the “E” in the word Vehicle are the same length. Your center is shorter. And that goes for all 23 of them.
# 6 – The cross run thru line on the “Q” of equipped goes thru the letter into the center and is cut straight horizontally.
# 7 – Hard to tell from the picture, but all the period’s look to have more space showing between the last letter on the originals.
# 8 – Horizontal center lines on all “F” are shorten on original.
# 9 – The “G” in “Ground” and “Though” has no right side down tail on original.
# 10 – The Dash in between Trans  “ - “  Mission is lower, fatter, and longer on the original.
# 11 – The apostrophe on Owners has more space between the “R” and the “S” on the original.
# 12 – All lettering AND numbering has more white space between each letter, and INSIDE each letter.

How did I do??    Grin

340  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Northern CA 68' Z/28... Real? on: August 06, 2012, 07:44:03 PM
This car looks like a replica to me. What say you all? Emblem WAY to far back on fender among other things. This car is just a few minutes from me. But I don't think I wanna even go see it.

341  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / 1968 Z/28 on eBay, looks like restamped pad?? on: August 06, 2012, 07:23:56 PM
This one is a nice car but it looks like it has had some work done on the pad. Smooth areas where the numbers are. And rough where they are not. Also numbers are crooked and not in a straight row. The "%" amd the "MO" are jumped up about a full 1/8th of an inch???  What do we think? Look suspicious to me... Danny
342  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG Member on: July 26, 2012, 10:54:52 AM
pjbizjak you are welcome. At least we got them posted. I had to fool with them and resize them etc. But we we got her done.
 I agree with all above info, I would skip these. The heads you see in the picture were for my Z/28. But I lost that car as some of you may remember. So I had alot of parts I collected and sold most on this site. No reason to keep them and needed the dough. Good luck in your search, I will look for a set for ya here in Northern CA. Give me all the build date info on your car.... Danny
343  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG Member on: July 25, 2012, 04:36:23 PM
Here are pjbizjak heads he is interested in buying. Are they real 202's??? Doesn't look right to me, not enough relief. The more I look at JohnZ's last picture, the better it now looks.... Danny
344  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG Member on: July 24, 2012, 09:20:37 PM
JohnZ, I messed up my wording. Of course the casting is the same. I meant after the cutting. It seems that if the cutting is done by a machine shop, 35 years later, you can see that it's just not factory. Or at least I think I can tell. But like I told him, I am last on the list on this site for knowledge. Or close to the bottom. Because looking at your picture, that to me looks like it was a 194 casting that has been punched up to a 2.02. Just doesn't look right to me. Looks like an after market relief job. Like I said, what do I know.  Grin Huh  

pjbizjak, send them to me at this email.

Then I will try to load them on here for John and the guys to see.
345  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: CRG Member on: July 24, 2012, 02:00:09 AM
I can give it a shot. There is much more knowledgable guys on this site than I. William, JohnZ, Jerry M, Paul, and the list goes on and on. Problem is, ya gotta be able to see if they have been cut. Ya need to see the difference in the casting. When you cut a 194 head, even if you relieve the correct area's, the casting from the cut shows differently. It's not as smooth in that transition area. But sometimes, TOO smooth. I hate it when they do that. I understand the reasons, they want the stronger thicker casting. PM me and I'll take a look. Here is the kinda shots I need... Danny
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