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151  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: need the experts help with stamp pad on: April 14, 2014, 08:23:20 PM
One thing that sticks out is the fact the block has been decked - the lines you see running across the pad are feed lines from the milling cutter's carbide inserts. Pretty distinctive, they differ from the factory decking in that the lines from the factory broaching process run the length of the block, not sideways across the deck. They are also more indistinct than milling lines.

If it's a restamp (which it appears to be), the stamp is pretty decent. The stamp indentations are usually pretty shallow, so a .010 - .015" pass usually removes them. It could be original, but it would have had to have been stamped pretty deep to remain that visible -

My opinion - other agree or dissent ?
152  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Niagara Falls Ontario 69 RS/SS vert current owner on: April 13, 2014, 07:40:53 PM
Really? I know of more than 10.....
Cut him some slack, Bullitt does not want to acknowledge the H.O. re-unitings,lol.
I remember the car in Texas with the L78 ,  I think you put him in touch with the original car Kurt?! Then there is a fellow CRGer that has a L78 69 block that the original car's owner was not interested in obtaining.

I still haven't figured that deal out - evidently never will.

Regards -
153  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Treating inside of rocker rails & the snow is gone! on: April 11, 2014, 05:33:41 PM
And 84 deg. F here Sunday -

Try rigging up a tube to vacuum the interior out before you treat. Dang mice are ferocious seed hoarders -

154  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a good looking car! on: April 09, 2014, 08:04:56 AM
What sticks out to me, the fact that people don't understand that guys like us watch and record these things, or have good enough memories to catalog cars like this that pop up for sale periodically. Unless they start altering VIN numbers, we'll continue to catch 'em. Caveat emptor (or something similar, if I remember high school Latin correctly).

Regards - 
155  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: A Craigslist 69 Z?? on: April 08, 2014, 09:45:46 PM
Almost too good looking to be true - definitely a nice 10 footer, I wish the close up pics were there. If it's a genuine X33, not a bad price to be sure.

Never know until you look, but it sounds like the seller doesn't want to share any details. If somebody is close, and wanting a Z, you might want to check this one out.

Regards -
156  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: clips and seal for RH side inner fender brace on: April 07, 2014, 09:38:27 PM
Looks like mine, only cleaner -

It does remind me of phosphate - any sign of a stamp ? I need to see if mine is marked.

Regards -
157  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 1969 Z/28 "Barn Find" on: April 06, 2014, 09:21:20 PM
Excerpts from the ad on eBay - possible explanation about the TT/paint code mismatch:

"Q:  On paint condition, page 1, your appraiser says original color is Tuxcedo Black with White Stripes. And why does the cowl tag rivets, look like there filled with something ? Apr-06-14
A:   The car is Cortez silver and anything you see on the trim tag is exactly how it left the factory. It is untouched and original. Jerry did physical inspections on two cars that day belonging to the same previous owner and although the paper work also list Cortez silver with black stripes he made a typo because the other car is a factory black copo 427. Even Jerry m. (Wrote the camaro fact book) is human. We also just noticed it and I'm sure he would correct it. I have already left another q/a to this detail attached to auction site but will attach this one as well to clarify. Thanks for your interest.

Makes sense, but Jerry's assessment would clear things up -

158  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: clips and seal for RH side inner fender brace on: April 06, 2014, 08:54:34 PM
I dug up the pics of mine - if you look at the inner fold of the clip you can see that the (protected) area is simialr to dark grey phosphate, a mildly rough finish, defintely not blued or shiny in any way. I haven't cleaned it, it's still the same finish as when I took it off the Z in 1980, stored since. I can't speak for all of the clips out there, just my personal sample (and observation), so it's not a large sample size to correlate. Maybe more than one vendor ? Can't say -
159  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 1969 Z/28 "Barn Find" on: April 05, 2014, 09:12:07 PM
I don't see the VIN represented anywhere except on Jerry's report.

Is it the same car between the ad and the report ? Puzzling -

Regards -
160  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: No April Fools Cars? on: April 04, 2014, 09:22:10 AM
I was thinking that when I wrote it - my luck it's one of my neighbors.
161  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: clips and seal for RH side inner fender brace on: April 04, 2014, 09:19:26 AM
Clip appears grey phosphate, support bracket is low gloss black, or so mine appears to be. Removed from my car in 1980, not a purchased part, so I know it's original.
162  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Loose X77 Tag on Craigslist on: April 04, 2014, 09:16:18 AM
Looks like either 293912, or 299912. I don't have the sequence vs. build date handy to look at the range.
163  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 -
164  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 - 
165  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 -
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