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241  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 Los Angles 302 block on ebay on: May 25, 2014, 06:48:08 AM
A guy I know of has a well-documented early LA car with VIN 50xxxx that has the partial at the oil filter location. At the time I saw the stamp, I thought this was an odd location and checked the CRG page, which confirmed that the Van Nuys usage of the deck pad and oil filter area was inconsistent and varied between the 2 locations.
242  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Dealer versus Customer Order on: May 17, 2014, 06:05:16 PM
Thanks everyone for comments. John, I had no idea it was that high a percentage! I know that people are impatient these days, and don't like to wait for anything, but I guess you hear/read so much about people sitting down with the salesman back in the day and going through ticking the options list to create their car, that the perception is that most were customer ordered.
I guess that is a misconception now, since those of us who frequent enthusiast forums and read magazines dedicated to restoring and preserving our cars are the ones did, or who would have, special-ordered their cars when new.
243  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Dealer versus Customer Order on: May 17, 2014, 01:36:00 AM
Thanks to NCRS shipping info, I have confirmation that my car was delivered to a dealer only around 20 miles from the final assembly point. From the paperwork I got from the original owner, that car was first registered around 10 weeks after the official production date. I was told at the time of purchase that the car was bought off the dealer's floor stock, but am curious as to how common it was for a dealer to order stock without a customer order, especially as in this case, the car sat for ~2 months before purchase.
Suppose it could have been a demo?
244  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration help on: May 17, 2014, 01:18:25 AM
Stunning car George! Good luck at the Nats!
245  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 carb fuel line bracket. on: May 16, 2014, 10:28:50 PM
There is a original Z28 holley Carburetor Fuel Line with the bracket stamped with Stamp Rite listed on EBay now, the item # 151303279793.
The seller had an auction in progress a week or so ago, for a 992-dated 4053 carb complete with the fuel line, y-block and the carb stud support & screw. Made no specific mention of the fuel line support in the description. I was watching it closely to see what it went for. Got bid to ~$150 and then was ended early, reason given "there was an error in the listing". I'll bet someone either tipped the seller off, or they did some research after a question was asked, and realised those parts were desirable on their own; seller now has the carb and fuel line listed separately, and support is described in detail, including the 'STAMP RITE'. Listing also says: "From what I have been told, this setup is extremely rare and tough to find."
As a frequent ebay seller myself, it's fair that the seller realised what they had (by whatever means that occurred) and hence won't part with it for a low-ball price. But as a lover of our hobby, I hope the final price is fair and it sells to someone who will put it on their car, and doesn't get bid to ridiculous levels by the big money-men, or flipped for a fat profit shortly afterwards.
246  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 14, 2014, 08:16:29 AM
Letter arrived in mail today - car was originally delivered to Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Very cool to finally get confirmation, thanks Roy and NCRS!
247  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Now that you know what dealer originally sold your car.... on: May 10, 2014, 06:54:51 AM
Great photo Chick!
248  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Very Original 69 Z28 distributor for sale on ebay.... on: May 08, 2014, 05:19:48 PM
Same seller well known for having lots of blocks that have DZ on them.
249  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: seen this 68 Z on ebay if anyone is looking on: May 08, 2014, 05:17:15 AM
Are you aware of a 'restored' '68 Z28 that you would choose over that unrestored car?? 
That's a trick question, right?
250  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: May 06, 2014, 04:11:27 AM
Also got confirmation report is on it's way, very quick service; thanks Roy!
251  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: seen this 68 Z on ebay if anyone is looking on: May 04, 2014, 02:46:35 AM
I would love to buy this car, butternut yellow too! Just one question, is that a double-strike on the 'V' of the pad stamp? Not suggesting anything amiss, and maybe it's just the way the photo displays on my iPad.
252  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Moving Day on: May 04, 2014, 02:39:52 AM
X2, these mishaps come in threes, so congratulations, you've survived all of 'em. Now you're safe, you can get stuck into that restoration!
Seriously, good luck and hope the car has not suffered from the years laid up. Post plenty of pics!
253  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: fake protecto plates heard any stories on: May 02, 2014, 05:53:07 PM
ZL-1 #27 springs to mind as a disclosed VIN swap, although I can't recall if a P-o-P was involved.
254  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: May 02, 2014, 06:25:34 AM
Let me put this fire out before it gets started.  Sometimes words get lost in translation.  The dealer database which is linked to the wording in the order process is not what we use. That data base as it explains is hobbyist created, it does provide some invaluable information and we suggest that you input your data when you receive it, but it is not maintained by NCRS it is hobbyist created, therefore not all information in it can be documented or supported. The data you get will come from the GM file. Not the aniline database. Wink
Roy, I apologise unreservedly if I misunderstood the wording of the email confirmation note, and caused any offence in the process. I had understood it to mean that NCRS got the dealer code from the GM records, but that the decoding of that code into a dealer name and address came from the database that was compiled from owner-provided details. Having re-read the wording, I understand the intent, that the database is not maintained by NCRS but that we can assist in it's accuracy by providing the info that our report, based on contemporary GM data, provides.
Thank you for clarifying, and once again, sorry for my confusion. This is a great service that is very much appreciated.
255  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: May 01, 2014, 05:07:18 PM
Quote from: 69Z28-RS
what the service does for us is PROVIDE GM CONFIRMATION of that information!
Did you read the disclaimer note on the email confirmation? Not to take anything away from this great service (I have already paid my $50, transaction #39) and it is the best chance many of us have to track down more history on our cars, but the accuracy of the dealer info you will get is entirely dependent on the dealer code database, which did not come from GM.
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