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General Discussion / Now this is a REAL barn find
« on: February 01, 2014, 02:21:45 AM »
I had mentioned this car in the other "Barn find" post. I thought some might be interested. This car was found in a farmer's storage barn about a year ago. It is a 1962 Impala SS 409, 4spd, 4:10 gear, Convertible. It had been sitting since the 70's and had extensive mouse and rat damage. It is a very complete original car and I think I might have tried to keep it as a survivor, but because of the damage the new owner decided to do a complete frame off restoration. He paid less than $5000. for it. Wish I could be so lucky.

Originality / Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball?
« on: January 26, 2014, 08:04:44 PM »
Guys that have their original 69 Z chrome shifter balls please chime in. I have an opportunity to purchase for what I think is a reasonable price and what the guy says is an original chrome ball that he took off of a Z/28 back in the 70's. It is non magnetic and weighs 8 ounces.  I have looked through the old threads both on here and TC and have read where the originals were non magnetic and approx 4 ounces. Anyone have an original that weighs more? I don't want to get stuck with an old repop. Your thoughts please!
Thanks for the help!

General Discussion / 69 Z/28 Barn Find??
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:37:24 AM »
Its amazing how many of these "Original Z/28 Barn Finds" are popping up these days.
I wonder if that old house/barn in the pictures is where they found it.  ::)
Its supposedly going to sell at no reserve to the highest bidder.

Originality / Z/11 tag Please help
« on: December 28, 2013, 08:52:09 PM »
We are looking today at a 69 Z11 pace car. We have it on the lift as we type. Here is the cowl tag and engine pad stamp. Could the experts please give me your opinion on both. Your help would be appreciated greatly.  The VIN is 124679N614xxx.

General Discussion / 69 Z/28 survivor on Ebay
« on: December 22, 2013, 03:00:09 AM »

These survivor cars are very intriguing.
If the bids are real, this one is bringing some major money.

Originality / Z/11 Pace car questions
« on: December 21, 2013, 05:30:29 PM »
I have passed on a car that I was looking at that had a rusty dash repaired. I am now looking at a Z/11 Pace car, small block, automatic. I will be going to give it a real good inspection next weekend weather permitting. I owned and restored one back in the 90's but might need a refresher course from some of you 69 pace car guys, if you would please.
I know where to check for all the engine numbers but need to find out what the correct casting numbers and heads numbers etc. should be.
Where do I look on the turbo 350 automatic trans for numbers that would match the POP and VIN?
I will take a lot of pictures that I could post for opinions as well later.

Thanks and Merry Christmas

Originality / VIN upper dash panel question
« on: December 17, 2013, 07:13:57 PM »

I am looking at purchasing a 69 Camaro collector car, not a plain jane. I am in the process of checking out all the numbers, paperwork etc. I know this was a common problem, the windshield leaked over the years which caused the upper dash to rot and rust. He replaced the upper dash panel which means the VIN plate had to be removed and reattached. My question is if the hidden VIN, drive train numbers, owner history and paper work all check out would this be a deal breaker for you? I know the repop panels are easy to detect because of the VIN window. I would really like to own the car but it isn't cheap and I don't want to invest in a car with a permanent black eye.
I would appreciate your thoughts please!

Originality / Correct engine paint suggestions please!
« on: October 26, 2013, 11:44:45 AM »
I have my big block on the stand and it will be buttoned up from the intake to the pan by tomorrow. I will put on a good self etching primer for now but will want to put on the correct orange soon. I am trying to do a concourse frame off restoration on my car and want to do everything as close to factory correct as possible. If I'm not mistaken the factory used a big pot spray gun to paint the engines back in the day. What are you concourse, original guys using to paint the Chevy orange? I know most people use a rattle can but I was thinking about using a paint gun. Any suggestions or past experiences or correct paint color numbers would be helpful.

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