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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What starting letter should my Plates have? on: March 04, 2015, 12:40:48 PM
well back to the plates, Danny did you get paperwork with the car that show it was registered to those plates at one time?
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What starting letter should my Plates have? on: March 01, 2015, 06:51:34 PM
In the DMV perspective they could have been stolen, or taken without permission. There are extra steps involved, California has an incessant need for paperwork, to keep employing the millions (maybe thousands) of state employees. This is all done under the guise of protecting us from fraud, and each document you need from them to process is an additional fee. So the more barriers they put up the processing they do, the more money they can charge you.

Also the DMV is a lot like the unemotional IRS. They do not care if the plates came on your car. They don't care that you are trying to preserve history.

Probably a longer answer than needed but you get the idea.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Earliest 3969341 and Latest 3894860 axles on: March 01, 2015, 04:18:38 PM
I understand, just trying to piece it all together like everyone else on here. Some things are easy to extrapolate, others are still puzzling.
Also in looking at the pic you posted from reply #69 on this thread, it looks like the "C" was double stamped (look to the left), and possibly some other numbers as well?
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Earliest 3969341 and Latest 3894860 axles on: March 01, 2015, 01:57:23 PM
Ft
There was probably a higher than normal need for replacement axles around this time based on the track and street racing that was taking place. Coops, L78s, etc.  And the Novas used the same axle, so that added to the need as well. 

A couple of possible answers to the question that Bullitt raised about 'no stamping' on the axle...  besides oversight.. is this:
1) Did replacement differentials (bought OTC) have the same date stampings?  (I'm guessing they probably did if they were complete rears)..
2) BUT... a replacement housing (no gears/axles/etc) would probably NOT be stamped, since it was sold without gears, etc.  I suspect this was what happened to the car that Bullitt questioned...

Note:  With the '70 models changing axle length, isn't it 'likely' that GM parts depots would stock spares for the '67/8/9 differentials??   and the cast dates on those 'spare parts' would more than likely occur near the end of the production year.. and August '69 would qualify for such a period?

Question: wouldn't they still have a date stamp, but not the two letter code for ratio? Also if the rear end already had a casting date, why would there be a need to stamp the date of assembly( quality  control?) Further  why  does it appear that the two letter axel code looks stamped separately from the date, and looks to be hand stamped, along with the "E" below?
5  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1971 FOMOCO Trans Am Prototype Mustang on: February 27, 2015, 12:09:19 PM
very cool! Since this car has ben raced from the start would it even have a title?
6  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1971 FOMOCO Trans Am Prototype Mustang on: February 27, 2015, 11:14:42 AM
Great pics. Kinda looks more like a bigger javelin after its been race prepped, IMO.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Our Beloved JohnZ has a B-Day today! on: February 27, 2015, 10:51:51 AM
Happy Birthday JohnZ , do a doughnut for me, even if its in the snow.... Cheesy
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: No Camaros on the road in Bama today! on: February 27, 2015, 10:49:57 AM
It seems more cyclical to me. I believe in the 70's they said we were in for a big cooling off period and they (scientists) were warning the earth was getting colder....
maybe if we all just drove more electric cars that would solve the problem! ( but where does the electricity come from? ) Mostly coal.  Huh

"But you Camaro guys are ruining it with those high emission killing machines!"  Shocked

9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: '68 Z/28 on C.L. an Hour and a half from me on: February 27, 2015, 12:51:48 AM
man could that car sit any higher in the rear?
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What starting letter should my Plates have? on: February 27, 2015, 12:49:06 AM
I'll take a stab at it...

He could have taken the plates off with the intent of using them on another vehicle. Ok so he passes away. This right then could pass to a benefactor to use them, since he has still not released his interest in them.

However since I have bought 4 or so cars with black and yellow plates, the easiest way to keep the plates, is that if the car was currently registered, or within the last couple of years registered to those black plates, and they show in the DMV system, or on the title having been registered to that specific car.

I have the black and yellow plates on 3 vehicles and this was pretty much how I retained them.

for what its worth...
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: No Camaros on the road in Bama today! on: February 26, 2015, 09:37:41 PM
70's???

Nah to new for me. Similar to the Muscle cars of the 60's, sportsters heyday was the mid to late 60's IMO.

This bike is a 66 XLCH, and to answer your question, yes it only came with kick start in 66 even on the XLH. (67 was the first year to offer an electric start sportster, but only on the pedestrian XLH).

( There is a knack to starting it, even with the adjustable magneto, but once it fires it was one of the fastest production bikes of its time.)  Wink
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: No Camaros on the road in Bama today! on: February 26, 2015, 01:28:46 PM
X2

My XLCH may see the road here in the next couple of days!
13  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: 1971 FOMOCO Trans Am Prototype Mustang on: February 26, 2015, 11:32:25 AM
I agree you would think someone that worked at ford could provide a ton of legit docs to prove it.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: No Camaros on the road in Bama today! on: February 26, 2015, 11:17:44 AM
It actually snowed here in So Cal a few weeks back, it was pretty rare. I had friends a couple of miles away who got 5 to 6 inches of snow overnight. Most of it all melted that next day, but it had been about 10 years prior they had a small dusting, and nobody could remember this much snow. Weird man.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Earliest 3969341 and Latest 3894860 axles on: February 26, 2015, 10:35:29 AM
I am sure replacements are out there. I just thought it was interesting that if it was a replacement, that it still had a good date for his car, I believe.

Also there was a couple of breaks in production around that time frame of late July beginning of August, and I think there are some mysteries from the factory that may never be solved.

 I'm just putting it out there as a side note, and hope to see more cars found within that time frame is all.
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