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511  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 124379N561026 in database?? on: October 30, 2013, 10:58:54 PM
Charlie,
I feel somewhat responsible for getting this whole thing going on your car. If it were not for the fact that this is a 12B car, which is why I was looking at ebay ad, because I have a 12B car and my memory of what I had seen doing research on this site, I may have missed out on this car's earlier life. I said to myself, I remember that Vin on CRG and looked it up. After all that has been said and after looking at your pics(ebay and this site), I feel your car is an X55 car and not a Z.  I must say, for someone who never had seen this site, you are knowledgeable about 69's based on what you took pics of and what you state. The reason I feel it is an X55 are based on a few things I see in the pics, namely: car has 5 leaf springs, trim tag X55 looks real to my untrained eyes and heads are 041's without screw in studs or guide plates which point to 300 HP heads although these castings can be found on a Z they would have those screw in studs if they were true Z heads along with 2.02 valves. That being said, I am assuming these heads came with the block and based on block vin,which looks legit, it looks like a 300hp block (4 bolt mains). The pistons in the box look like 300HP flattops also.. Block was decked (you say) enough to re-stamp DZ (my opinion) as it was obvious by the fake X77 tag that efforts were made to make this into a Z. I am sure loose tag was from being re-attached and perhaps someone gave up on the Z transformation when it was determined the cowl tag was no good and they probably spent some good coin getting the tag and found out it was not that easy to fool the experts. This is coming from someone who owns 2 real SS cars, one a 350 car with those same heads and block. This site is a place were enthusiasts strive for the truth and better understanding of all 1st generation nuances to accurately preserve and restore their cars with a passion. Welcome aboard and good luck uncovering the facts about your car. The only puzzling piece is the trans, being a M21, supposedly not available with a SS350, but it may also be a re-stamp. I am not sure at this point to comment further.
512  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / 1969 DANZ show car on CL on: October 30, 2013, 10:00:57 PM
interesting! http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/4159147953.html  check it out
513  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 124379N561026 in database?? on: October 30, 2013, 09:15:37 AM

I suspect the X55 tag could be real. X77 isn't.

Could an X55 have had that M21 trans? Thought that was a solid lifter and 396/350hp only?
514  Site Comments / Discussion / Test Drive / test on: October 29, 2013, 07:17:14 AM
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515  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 124379N561026 in database?? on: October 27, 2013, 10:31:02 AM
Thought someone may want to know the latest morph on this:   http://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-Chevrolet-Camaro-SS-350-4-Spd-Hugger-Orange-Project-Real-SS-80-Photos-/251358325302?forcerrptr=true&item=251358325302&pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3a861faa36&nma=true&si=mL3Be0Bc6FtgpH9K6tPO%252FAAtGqk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
516  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Late post August 69 BB power steering bracket on: October 24, 2013, 10:45:02 PM
Saw a restored SS Big Block car that was a late production (post August 69)car. It had a power steering bracket like the 1970 model year type. Is this correct? Or, did they use the 1969 bracket setup the entire run?
517  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z on: October 23, 2013, 02:47:30 PM
I will let the experts chime in. Based on my serial number of my 12B car and using the 912 cars per day built that has been established and using published end of month production serial numbers I can surmise: My car was completed probably on the 18th of December. The car could have entered the assembly side of plant on the 13th and 2-3 days later,as said, exited plant, putting it around 18th. If you look at my other example, my March 3E car: If it hit the plant on 5th week (one day=31st) of March, It had to be completed after April6th, because the rear in that car is dated April 7th. That is my point and why I feel it is possible. The trim tag date "loosely" corresponds with calendar as I have understood.
518  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z on: October 23, 2013, 02:09:14 PM
I would say yes. I have a 12B and it has a 1122 (Nov.22) original rear. I also have a 3E, 5th week of March, which has a 0407 (April,7) original rear!
519  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: anyone see this ?? on: October 23, 2013, 11:08:25 AM
I believe this was noted last week. Here is a link to that thread: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=11315.0
520  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 BB Exhaust Manifold bolts on: October 21, 2013, 02:13:21 PM
Hey Don and gang,
No need to take the blame on the terminology, it's not a Cannuck thing this time, it was me. I referred to bolts as shouldered in my initial post and ,yes, I guess I meant flanged. You see what getting old does to you!,LOL. Thanks Steve for straightening me and Don out. Thanks Steve also for the pic. I have several topics that I want to clarify and get frustrated when a catalog says one thing, a forum on another site says something else, guy tells me something else. I always come to the CRG to get the truth. Bentley.
521  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z10 on: October 21, 2013, 09:08:40 AM
Man, if you can see a missing VIN plate from those pix, then you are an 'eagle eye'..  *G*   
I think what was meant is since no Vin is provided, it makes it hard to compare with Trim Tag body build # and date aligning. My first thought is if someone is so knowledgeable about the Z10 option, why can't he verify if the drivetrain is # matching? Seems that he leaves out just enough info to make me want to question car.i am not saying it is fake, because there is not enough info, but as knowledgeable as the owner seems...just saying.
522  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 BB Exhaust Manifold bolts on: October 21, 2013, 08:50:25 AM
Thanks SZteve and Don. Guess you can see why I am having so much trouble with this ?
523  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 BB Exhaust Manifold bolts on: October 18, 2013, 10:40:04 PM
Thank you Don. I was pretty sure on there being two bolts, just needed confirmation. Too many resto catalogs tell you wrong info. I 'll throw the washers back in with the SB bolts bin.
524  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1969 BB Exhaust Manifold bolts on: October 18, 2013, 03:36:04 PM
Did a lot of research on this site and TC with no definitive answer, so here goes: 1969 396 exhaust manifold bolts-cast iron heads. I know the resto parts book show a shouldered bolt used throughout, but a guy I met at a show with a 69 396 Chevelle tells me that 2 different bolts were used. Where the larger hole is in the manifold, the bolt with washer is used and the shouldered are used on the other holes. This would be 1/2 and 1/2,8 shouldered and 8 w/washers, if correct. Can someone shed some light? Along this topic, as I understand, No french locks used? No heat shields on plugs? correct? Wanting to put an end to the BS and get the facts. Thanks, as always.
525  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: To the paint shop! on: October 15, 2013, 08:05:20 PM
Congrats! Janobyte. I am still waiting for "that" call. Body man has put me off another year, need to find a new one soon if this guy can't do it although he is my first choice, I don't have a second choice. I am afraid I may loose interest if this drags out too long. By the way, If my car's body and paint looked as good as your before pics, I would have been happy with that and left it alone. Makes my car look like a real dog...sorry, no offense to dogs (wife and I are dog lovers).
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