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Originality / Re: trunk latch on 69 z
« on: August 23, 2013, 05:50:59 PM »

These last two posted; although hard to see the one being it dark green, if you look real hard it looks as though it has a similar tape line across the lid of the trunk area due to the over spray onto the trunk latch bracket.  But like you said bc there is definitely variations..

Originality / Re: bell housing
« on: August 23, 2013, 05:22:54 PM »
Another shot of a bellhousing from a 68 L78

General Discussion / Re: 69 L78
« on: August 22, 2013, 06:00:02 PM »
Most likely on the pad.

In the 1969 model year, the partial VIN for V8 engines was stamped in either of two locations: on the engine pad or near the oil filter. The alternator was moved to the passenger side in 1969 which covered the engine stamp pad and caused the VIN stamp to be relocated by the oil filter. The block in this area is raw unmachined casting which makes this stamp difficult to see. The Norwood plant stamped the VIN on the engine pad on early cars and moved the stamp by the oil filter in the December 68 timeframe. Los Angeles was not as consistent and the VIN stamp location varied during the year.

General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:34:12 PM »
Now that I have read the link I have a question, why would they build the 2 track cars as L89s to only turn around and put back on the cast iron heads?

General Discussion / Re: Caveat Emptor
« on: August 22, 2013, 01:30:55 AM »
Havent looked at the link but no such thing as a 12B Z11...

Originality / Re: 1968 BB Bypass Hose Clamps
« on: August 21, 2013, 04:22:46 PM »
Also I had read in another thread about the spring clamps versus tower clamps when the switch was introduced.  This car had both originally.  My father pulled the spring clamps off due to them leaking over time & using the old worm style clamps.  Spring clamps were on the heater core side & tower as you can see on the engine side.

Originality / Re: 69 spiral shocks
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:07:06 PM »

Originality / 1968 BB Bypass Hose Clamps
« on: August 20, 2013, 05:55:06 PM »
I noticed the other day as I was going over some photos that there were 2 different style heads on the screw portion of the bypass hose clamp.  Was the socket head due to the fact it was soo close to the pulley that a screw driver was not able to be used versus the smooth rounded flat head screw on the intake side of the hose?

Originality / Re: 69 spiral shocks
« on: August 20, 2013, 05:38:24 PM »

Restoration / Re: Dang Mice!
« on: August 19, 2013, 12:33:56 PM »
Sorry to hijack but does anyone know where I can get a pair of the "hooks" for the metal seat backs?  What is circled in red.

General Discussion / Re: 1967 Convertable
« on: August 16, 2013, 02:57:35 PM »
Post a pic of the trim tag & engine pad to get a better answer.  Welcome to the site as well. ;D

Restoration / Re: Dang Mice!
« on: August 13, 2013, 02:53:48 AM »
Bounce fabric softener will discourage them from crashing at your pad next winter.  

That's a new one on me.  Learn something new everyday.  Thanks!!

Restoration / Re: Dang Mice!
« on: August 13, 2013, 02:52:23 AM »
That sucks..  Been there before.  Just a tip for the future.  Put moth balls in or around the car & no critters will get around it..

Originality / Re: 68 SS L78 Stripes
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:08:11 PM »
I stand corrected.:-)  BTW just confirmed it on the rallye green L78.

General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights Barrett Jackson - 69 black Z
« on: August 12, 2013, 12:03:44 PM »
$69,500 and I heard the trim tag disclaimer at the end. I couldn't believe it went for that knowing it wasn't an original tag car - it must have some other documentation, or is the general public that trusting ? Aren't a lot of 10 10 Z's recreated cars under any circumstances ? Sheese - I can't wait to get my Z's crossram installed, along with a JL8 rear, factory headers that were installed when I bought it, and the 1969 era factory GPS I bought at a swap meet and send it to Scottsdale. Air conditioner, too.

Commentator also mentioned it was a GM crossram - I half way expected him to say it came in the trunk. At least he said it wasn't a JL8 car -


Tiffany was rolling her eyes cause I was talking to myself and arguing with the commentators on tv about the car..  lol  

Is there any documentation showing it is a Z28 ?

If there is Charley they never said or showed anything definitely confirming it was..

real Z28 but a repro 10-10 trim tag.  Body work is also rough.


Jerry, Im guessing you have inspected the car previously?  That is the problem with watching this on tv (for me) you dont get to see all the details of a car.

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