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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Hood Latch Assembly and Spring on: October 30, 2009, 02:10:08 PM
Nope, one can definitely not paint phosphate. That answers it, thanks.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Hood Latch Assembly and Spring on: October 30, 2009, 01:19:32 PM
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1092.0;all

I was reading the thread (above). To be sure, is the entire hood latch assembly, top and bottom painted a dark gray phosphate and just the spring itself is gloss black?

Thanks, Steve
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 17, 2009, 07:54:32 PM
Well Steve, you are going to be pissed, but the block is a 3956618, casting date of L 18 8 (Dec 18 1968), deck stamp V0113HA VIN from a 69 Camaro by oil filter, BUT deck stamp has been altered 1 changed to a 4, so the stamp now reads V0413HA.   It would have been perfect for your car. 

Kevin: Well that isn't great news is it. I appreciate you checking for me anyway. Thanks.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 17, 2009, 07:47:42 PM
Steve -

I disagree, if your car was built at Norwood, it's possible to make your engine pad "numbers matching" if you do your homework, take your time and find a donor block from another Camaro...



Paul,

I guess where I'm missing it is aren't the sequential numbers part of what is stamped? Therefore, the engine pad would have the partial VIN matching the VIN tag on the dash??? If it makes any difference, my car was built in L.A.

Steve
35  Site Comments / Discussion / Test Drive / Re: test on: October 17, 2009, 07:22:33 PM

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36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 16, 2009, 02:18:50 PM
Kevin: What is the casting date on your block?
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 16, 2009, 01:20:14 PM
BTW: The casting date for the engine on ebay is November 12, 1968.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Correct engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 16, 2009, 01:11:24 PM
Wow, I'm overwhelmed by all the help! Thanks!!!

What is meant by trends? Because the block that sixt9x33rs refers to on TC seems like a good match. Am I right in my thinking that as long as the casting numbers and casting date is correct, the deck stamp is not relevant since it won't be matching anyway? In other words, a 3956618 could have come out of other Chevrolet models, not just the Camaro.

Paul: I did see the engine on ebay, thanks. I think the date works because it's within 90 days of the build of my car (3rd week of January). I'm also looking on Craigslist and asking around. It does seem crazy to sell a totally matching numbers motor!

Steve
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Gas tank date codes on: October 15, 2009, 06:08:33 PM
More data: My 01C is 21 69.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 15, 2009, 05:18:13 PM
Thanks again for the help...I'm finding these blocks are not cheap!
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 14, 2009, 08:45:34 PM
Thanks for the help. How important is it to find the suffix code HA? Or could I purchase an early block with the 618 casting number that was out of a different Chevrolet and hence a diffrent suffix code?

Steve
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front Calipers on: October 14, 2009, 05:16:56 PM

The casting numbers on mine are the same as Loren's, except the casting dates are 305, and on the other, 292.

What was the original color of the calipers?

Steve
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Coorect engine block for 1969 SS350 on: October 06, 2009, 03:50:49 PM
My 69 SS350 was built in January 1969. According to CRG, there are 4 blocks used for the 350 that year: 3932386; 3932388; 3956618; 3970010. However, the second and fourth blocks listed were used in mid year and late year, respectively. Am I correct then in looking for either a 3932386 or a 3956618 block for my car? And where besides ebay does one look for a correct block? Thanks.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Muncie 4 Speed Decoding on: October 05, 2009, 04:27:34 PM
Good information...thanks.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Muncie 4 Speed Decoding on: October 05, 2009, 05:19:16 AM
Okay, thanks. What's the difference in the two as far as what they were built to do?
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