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3736  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct oil pan drain plug for '68 BB on: June 21, 2006, 02:20:17 PM
They're 7/8" across the hex flats, 1/4" thick, and "A", "L", "TR", and "M" were used interchangeably.
3737  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Tire date decoding on: June 21, 2006, 02:17:34 PM
If you go to the Tire Rack site (www.tirerack.com), they have a tire marking/sidewall decoding page.
3738  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Paint on: June 21, 2006, 11:11:39 AM
The bellhousing was on the engine when it was painted, and normally shows at least overspray on the forward 3"-4", although coverage varied greatly.
3739  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Tire date decoding on: June 21, 2006, 11:09:26 AM
Why would you want "original" tires? They're only safe for rolling on and off a trailer. Roll Eyes
3740  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Can a Saginaw 4 speed be built to handle Big Block horse power? on: June 21, 2006, 11:05:28 AM
It's out of a late Vega or Monza.
3741  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone know if this is a 327? I have #'s off the block................... on: June 21, 2006, 11:02:01 AM
That block was cast at Tonawanda on November 9, 1961, so it's out of a '62 passenger car, Chevelle, or truck. You don't have to pull the heads to see the stampings on the block deck - it's right in front of the passenger side cylinder head, out in the open. If the heads are the same vintage as the block, they'll have either 1.72" or 1.94" valves, and the head casting numbers and dates are visible if you pull the valve covers.
3742  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67ss frame off restoration on: June 19, 2006, 08:06:29 PM
Noted John.. I have no plan's on selling this car anytime soon,I enjoy the hobby too much.Was just a hypathectical question.By the way John You ever make it to woodward on a friday or saturday night? Love to meet up sometime

I was born and raised in Birmingham, and spent (or mis-spent) Smiley my youth on Woodward nearly every night from the late 50's through the early 60's; I go back every year for the Woodward Cruise.
3743  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 z/28 clutch pressure plate on: June 19, 2006, 08:02:23 PM
GM didn't manufacture their clutches - they bought them from an outside supplier.
3744  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone know if this is a 327? I have #'s off the block................... on: June 19, 2006, 07:56:10 PM
That block was only used from '62-'65; if you post the numbers/codes in #2 and #3 above, we can tell you exactly what it is and what it was installed in originally.
3745  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67ss frame off restoration on: June 18, 2006, 07:06:04 PM
Home restorations are done for the love of the car, not because it's a profit-making opportunity; the only people who make money on restorations are commercial shops that do it for a living and bill the customer on a time & material basis, or dealers that fake them and take unknowing buyers for a ride on eBay.
3746  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1969 z/28 clutch pressure plate on: June 18, 2006, 07:00:10 PM
Chances are slim to none that it still has the original GM clutch in it, and the aftermarket clutch manufacturers all have their own methods of marking pressure plates and discs.
3747  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Date codes on horns?? on: June 18, 2006, 06:57:55 PM
The format is YMW (year-month-week); 7C2 would be 1967, March, 2nd week. The date code is on the bottom side, adjacent to one corner of the trumpet opening.
3748  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone know what a factory 427 goes for nowadays? on: June 18, 2006, 06:50:35 PM
There were several at Bloomington this week that illustrate the range - a complete but used 2-bolt '66 427/390 lo-perf short block (no heads) for $5,500.00, and a freshly rebuilt 4-bolt '66 427/425 hi-perf short block (no heads) for $15,900.00. Most fit somewhere in that range, depending on many variables.
3749  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone know if this is a 327? I have #'s off the block................... on: June 18, 2006, 06:45:16 PM
Three things are needed to positively ID the engine:

1. The raised casting number (that's the 3789817 you posted).

2. The raised casting date code (about six inches to the passenger side of the distributor hole).

3. Everything that's stamped on the machined surface of the block directly in front of the passenger side cylinder head.
3750  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 15" 1969 Z/28 tires on: June 17, 2006, 08:44:48 AM
Coker now makes the Firestone Sport Car 200 in E70-15 too - $211.00 each.

http://www.coker.com/store/customer/product.php?productid=17855&cat=&page=1
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