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646  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: December 25, 2012, 02:43:10 PM
 Bergy,

    When you said casting repairs....what was a typical type of repair done? I assume that if a block wasn't repairable then it was melted and materials reused?

Thanks,
Mike
647  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Dragging Rear Brakes. Pressure Reg or Metering Valve? on: December 25, 2012, 10:32:45 AM
Ohhhhhhh- a line lock....burnouts....lots of smoke.......next comes the high revving clutch dropping holeshot.........I have many a fond memories of those days  Cheesy

Mike
648  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: December 25, 2012, 10:28:02 AM
 Now that you mention Tonawanda and with keeping with the thread topic I took a look at my 67 BB's and found the following
cast info though I find it interesting the spread in block dates to assembly date:

Cast Date     Asssembly    Prefix   Lag Time
 B  6  7         0214            MZ      8 days
 B 22 7         0308            MW    14 days

Merry Christmas,
Mike
649  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: December 24, 2012, 11:47:25 PM
There are even known examples of blocks cast and assembled the same day!

Ed

Now that is what I call "hot off the press" !
Very interesting info.

Merry Christmas
Mike
650  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BLOCK CAST DATE VS PAD STAMP DATE on: December 24, 2012, 10:37:58 PM
I would think the block would still be cooling one day later.
I wonder how long a block was in the mold?

Mike
651  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 346 67-68 master cylinder cover on: December 23, 2012, 11:59:18 AM
Gary,

 FWIW, both my 67's (4B & 5B) still retain their original 346 'WT' master cylinders and neither have date codes on them.
Also, Long Island Corvettes has the correct reproduction covers with the vents and wording (P/N 52-18N).
They also sell the correct steel bale wire for a lot less than others Camaro suppliers.

Merry Christmas,
Mike
652  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rear Wheel Well Plugs - Before or After Undercoating? on: December 21, 2012, 11:22:17 PM
 If I should restore the survivor I will make darn sure I get close up pictures of every detail from all around for reference.
I'll have to get a camera with a good macro zoom for that  Smiley

Thanks for the scoop....'Scoop'  Grin

Merry Christmas,
Mike
653  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rear Wheel Well Plugs - Before or After Undercoating? on: December 21, 2012, 10:08:54 PM
I have been told by the Camaro Nationals Judges that the wheel well plugs need to have undercoating on them to be correct. Scoop

Well then my 67 4B LOS survivor will have failed that inspection because there are zero coatings on any of the plugs. If I were to restore that car I would leave them clean despite what the judges think because they have been that way since I bought the car in 1980 and the car sat for 6 years in a garage before I came alone to buy it.

Mike
654  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: "Hot Slot" equipped cast iron intake manifold modifications.. on: December 21, 2012, 08:41:05 PM
I don't think you can use it with headers because how would it fit? I have never seen it like that anyways.

Mike
655  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rear Wheel Well Plugs - Before or After Undercoating? on: December 20, 2012, 08:54:00 PM
So 67 was the only year for plastic in the wheel wells?
Mike
656  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: cocktail shakers on: December 19, 2012, 08:46:03 PM
Are 67 shakers the same as 68?
657  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: cocktail shakers on: December 19, 2012, 07:37:37 PM
 Are you looking for 67 shakers?

Mike
658  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rear Wheel Well Plugs - Before or After Undercoating? on: December 19, 2012, 05:31:55 PM
 I just checked my 67 4B LOS and all plugs are clean of any coating.
In both wheel wells  there is a large thick clump of undercoating and the plugs look like they were installed with the coating still wet because they sit within the clump but are not covered by it.

Mike
659  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This Car Has "Wrong" Written All Over It. on: December 19, 2012, 02:42:39 PM
I sent an inquiry to the seller at 6AM on Dec. 16th.

He responded on the 18th as follows:
"I thought when I looked at this car that it wasn't a correct Z28 so therefore I didn't list REAL Z or Matching Numbers? It's just a nicely built Camaro"


LOL.....after reading this, the term "plausible deniability"  popped into my head. Smiley

Mike
660  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This Car Has "Wrong" Written All Over It. on: December 19, 2012, 02:19:48 PM
 Despite what the ad now states....Below in itself is still misleading and would have gone unchallenged if John didn't call him out on it....I suspect the dealer doesn't realize its context is questionable.

***BLACK BOOKS CPI(CARS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST) BOOK-COLLECTIBLE VEHICLE VALUE GUIDE(AUGUST 2012 BOOK)....#2 CONDITION....PRICE OF $82,875.00!!!!!!           <----- This would give a subliminal perception to look at the car as a real Z sitting at this value. The wording above clearly is meant to cause the reader an inaccurate perception that he/she is looking at a real Z. I've seen many of these advertising methods on eBay when it comes to NOS  hoses with stampings. Read twice and you will see it is actually NOS hose but was stamped with the correct markings vs. an original hose with factory stamped markings.

***I JUST ADDED A COUPLE PICTURES OF THE STAMP ON THE FRONT OF THE BLOCK. AS YOU CAN SEE IT ENDS IN "DZ"!!  ......   <------ this by itself implies it is a true DZ block. Clearly deception to word it this way.

Good call John!

Mike
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