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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: No April Fools Cars? on: April 04, 2014, 09:07:27 AM
That has to be the worst blasphemy I've ever seen foisted on a Camaro body. We need to track this person down and have him examined for some fearsome mental disorder -
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 'Questionable' or FAKE cars.... Hemmings article on: April 03, 2014, 07:06:30 PM
Amazingly fresh pop rivets on the body tag. Reminds me of some bogus TT's we've witnessed. Evidently fakers grow in Europe as well as in the U.S. of A -

If they had used giant sheet metal screws I probably wouldn't have noticed.

Regards - 
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 BB AC brackets on: April 01, 2014, 06:20:30 PM
Way to many "know it alls" at car events Angry I usually go just to look & keep my cars at home.

Amen. I've run into a lot of them over the years - they keep on showing up at every turn. I like to listen as I'm walking through a show, or vending at the swap meet - you can overhear some astounding untruths. Some are downright hilarious -
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 11:58:27 PM
Quite a find. Amazing transformation.

BTW - cowl tag looks perfect (and original). I'd stay after the guy until he parts with several more of these jewels, particularly if he has a JL8 Z with deletes of any kind.
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Hugger orange too, with the most random garage items sitting all over it

I wish you had never mentioned Alabama and Hugger Orange Z's in the same sentence. We're in for it now - just wait until Gary reads this post -
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 11:47:17 PM
Quite a find. Amazing transformation.

BTW - cowl tag looks perfect (and original). I'd stay after the guy until he parts with several more of these jewels, particularly if he has a JL8 Z with deletes of any kind.
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 11:33:47 PM
Looks pretty straight from this angle. Sure has been in storage for a while - like that dust. At least the car was in the south - any farther north, and it might not have survived the road salt during storage.

If that's an original right side mirror, it's rare to see. Looks like the rims are 15's - be great if they are YH's. Car looks to be fairly intact.

Cowl hood is questionable on the January cars, but it's possible. It would have been pretty early, a lot of dealers weren't aware at this point that they could be ordered.

22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 11:11:58 PM
No problem. I fully understand the excitement of chasing down info, especially when you've been waiting to get your hands on the car for a long time. I felt the same way when I brought home the last one, a '68 Z, even though I had worked on the car for 16 years, and fully documented it when my buddy bought the car. Still a tingle when you get one home after trying for so long a time -

Congratulations on landing a great car - looking forward to seeing it. Keep on posting -
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 10:58:52 PM
Downloading the app-thanks for the info

One last tip, and I'll quit taking up so much of your time - when you resize, pick something like 640 X 480 for the sizing - good fit with resolution to spare. Click and drag your file and resize - it will save a copy in whatever folder you want to place it, you can rename and store from there. Works for me -

Regards -
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 10:54:03 PM
The 1969 code on the trans is the model year, not the production year - that should be a December '68 build, precedes your car assembly by a couple of weeks -

Regards -
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 10:44:48 PM
   
Trans:  has the matching vin stamped on it but also has P9T28B....doesn't the T make it a Dec of 69!??   it has the 3925660 on it as well


Forgot to add - decodes as Muncie, 1969, December 28, M21. Good match - good ratio, too.
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Paint decode for 69 on: March 31, 2014, 10:36:49 PM
If you need a resizer, download the free Obvious Idea Light Image Resizer - quick and easy way to compress images from digital cameras or (particularly) cell phone cameras. I use it all the time to reduce my iPhone pics, works great, and best of all - free.

Engine sounds legit, especially if the gunk over the VIN above the oil filter housing has been on there since time began. Tranny sounds O.K., VIN's are a heck of a lot harder to duplicate on the trans surfaces due to most are stamped with a VIN, not many exist without one, so it is a good bet that it probably is original. Rear does sound like a replacement, maybe even as a dealer warranted item (hence the casting number shift). Speaking of shifters, it was a popular thing to replace the original Hurst shifters with a vertical gate, or a Pro Shifter like I did, which required expanding the shifter hole to accommodate the shifter clearances. Not surprised -
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 111480 DZ Distributor Opinion on: March 31, 2014, 07:56:49 AM
Looks like advanced oxidation/wear over a pretty good period of time. Font looks to be correct, oxidation appears over most of the body. Cap mounting area appears intact (about a .020" step on most distributors, you get the suggestion of that here). I have a known original 499 distributor with similar wear and markings to this.

Since he's seen so many of them over the years, Jerry MacNeish's opinion would be a good one to look for here -

Just my opinion -
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original Carb Finish on: March 30, 2014, 07:18:37 PM
Any internals ? I noticed the accelerator pump is missing in action -

Regards -
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another crazy ebay 69 Z/28 on: March 30, 2014, 07:16:23 PM
Pop rivets are much more attractive than sheet metal screws (especially large ones, like I saw at a car show locally last year). It was an X77, too, altough the tag was fresh out of the box, so to speak.
Love 'em -

Regards -
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: HELP on: March 29, 2014, 10:43:31 PM
State DMV's and DOT's are your best bet in lieu of original paperwork for sure, but it really depends on the state. In Tennessee, you used to be able to track down all the paperwork, including original owner's names, and then the privacy laws kicked in and the offices would redact the names. Later, they stopped looking up any paperwork that had to come from the archives (read as microfiche), that required any overtime or second shift searches, claiming they do not have the money to spend on overtime. I'm right glad I got what I got when I got it, 'cause it just won't happen anymore around here.

Good luck - hope you land what you need to start with from the NCRS. I'm going after info with them, too.

Regards -
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