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General Discussion / Re: Real L89 SS
« on: June 27, 2018, 10:15:18 PM »
I agree with Ed.  I have several cars around this date and nothing lines up.  I have issues with everything stamped.


Hi everyone, that car is not real ! First the car has ARP head bolts. The valve covers are completely wrong for the car. Just look at the drivers side cover as it is hitting the wiper motor. I own a true L78  car and the stand for the wire holder is forward more and is a completely different shape. There are no engine life brackets on the motor. The numbers on the stamp are completely wrong.If that was a real car that would be a cheap price. If you look at how the alternator is mounted on the top bolt is wrong too. The bracket should be behind the top bolt. Way to many things wrong !

Since you have a L78 would you care to send me the info so I can add it to my list? 

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:32:22 AM »
Quote from: ebay seller
On Jun-21-18 at 03:50:26 PDT, seller added the following information:

I have been asked 50 questions about this car by every Z28 Fanatic and self proclaimed expert particularly regarding the partial vin number on the block that's in the car.

Here's what I can tell you. L code cars are very hard to track and verify especially ones that were built in Van Nuys. This car vin L529083 and this engine L530071 were both built in the second week of April 1969 and both were at the Van Nuys plant at the same time. There is no documentation to locate a Z28 with a vin number that matches the L530071 that is stamped on the block that is in this car. I was told and also believe that during this period of time engines were installed in cars with mismatched vin's due to availability of engines. It's hard to imagine that someone changed the motor in this car and was able to find a block that was produced the same week of April in 1969 that this car was built. There is plenty of information out there that raises this question. The person that I got the car from spent many hours and weeks researching this over the 17 years he owned the car and has never been able to find any documentation to dispute this. As you can imagine every Z28 fanatic/expert on ebay has brought this mismatched vin to my attention however none of them can validate the non-legitimacy or the possibility of L530071 engine being installed in car 529083 both the same week of April 1969. As far as restoration, as described in the ad it has had one re-paint which is an excellent paint job in the original color of Rally Green. As far as other restorations to my knowledge there has not been any. 
Documentation: I have what's left of the original tank sticker  (Broadcast Sheet) see picture added. It is pretty beat up but was located on top of the fuel tank and is traceable to this car. 
I highly suggest if anyone remains interested you come and have a look at the car in person. I have a lift in my garage and we can go over the car and each part one by one with a code guide to validate the  Authenticity of the car. I hope this answers all the questions that continue to be asked. Thank you to all the experts that continue to send me messages.


General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:47:06 PM »

General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:16:30 PM »

Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:54:23 PM »
Nova pic is not really a fair comparison.

Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« on: June 17, 2018, 11:50:08 AM »
10E of 69.  Original clamp, alternator bracket etc.  Photos from '96 after the engine swap.  It was there when it had the 307.  My belief is that items like this were either forgotten to be installed at the factory or just overlooked.  Why stop installing on just one type of engine or combo.?.  Wouldn't make sense.  Also I would think if an item was deleted from production then it would call for an ECN which in turn would require drawing updates. 

General Discussion / Re: Is this a Z/28 Shifter
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:07:30 AM »
Let me elaborate on my previous statement.  If you could take better photos of the rods then you could determine for certain if they were 67 or 8.  The shifter body itself is the same.

From the perspective of the photos it appears to be a combination of 7 & 8 rods.

General Discussion / Re: Is this a Z/28 Shifter
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:20:10 PM »

Itís just a Muncie shifter.  If the stabilizer bar is straight then itís sb.  Bent then bb.  EVERY 4 speed Muncie in 67 & 8 received that shifter..  Everything you need to know is in that link..

General Discussion / Re: Original 1968 Camaro Owners
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:07:08 PM »
Great car and story..  Wonder why the change to white stripe and 69 & up pulleys.?.

6-cylinder Camaros / Re: 1967 08D Camaro Coupe 6 Cylinder
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:26:01 PM »
Very cool..  Congrats.

Searching here would have gotten you these results.

Scroll down to Wheel & Tire UPC 10(N50-T49)

General Discussion / Re: 1967 pace car
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:38:22 AM »

Restoration / Re: 68 purple wire w/yellow stripe under dash
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:17:23 AM »
Neutral safety is just purple IIRC.  Look at the AIM in the wiring section to see if there is any purple/yellow.  PPL is just purple.

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