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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: DZ Stamp on: May 21, 2013, 01:01:01 PM
here are a few pics, motor was included with purchase of race car that required a 302, motor was blue until sell decided to sell and painted it orange (dont want to confuse anyone) also notice no vin stamp

47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / DZ Stamp on: May 21, 2013, 03:55:09 AM
looking to buy motor, wanted to confirm its not a restamp

48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Non dripper valve cover questions. on: May 07, 2013, 12:08:30 AM
Not sure about the raw aluminum, but the early covers aren't supposed to be shiney like the new ones GM sells. So far there are several different methods used to finish them. One member here, LYNN was telling me he used a certain paint and then put them in the oven at 400 degrees.

Yeah. I'm a Harley addict too. Mine is an 81 FXS Lowrider 1340 with the all black wrinkle finish engine. Lowered 2 inches on the swing arm, 5 gal fatbobs, has the over and under speedo and tach dash and gauges on the tank, duck tail fender, wide glide forward controls, but still use the narrowglide front end with wide glide handlebars for the narrow front . It's all black front to back. I call it Black Bart. It's getting to my knees though its so low., but it's fun to drive. I love the 4 speed's and you can't beat that shovelhead sound. I did a retrofit 91 softail CV carb and woke it right up. The original Kehein was sloppy as heck. Better throttle responce as well.

ok, so they have some kind of coating on them, saw some on ebay that were painted with the "correct color paint" was just wondering.

yea my project tend to snow ball out of control, i has about 7k in chrome and polish, original cases were bored to fit a big bore stroker crank, S&S big bore cylinders i removed the S&S from and had power coated gloss black, and STD heads, S&S forged high comp pistons, and on and on.  I'm dropping of the tins to get painted this week.
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Non dripper valve cover questions. on: May 06, 2013, 10:17:46 PM
Hi Dave. It's a process things like aluminum intakes, distributor housings and the Z28 valve covers are put through to restore the original dull like finish. Not exactly sure of what is done, but I have heard there is a tumbler of sorts involved. I'm curious myself. I have a set of non drippers I want to get done soon.

Hey Gary

so the factory valve covers were raw aluminum with a dull/matte finish, no coating/paint?

and i see from your post about the front plate bracket we have something else in common I have a 79 FLT and also a Big Bear Chopper Merc with 44* and 18" over springer

50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Non dripper valve cover questions. on: May 06, 2013, 05:59:50 PM
sorry if this has been discussed but, what's reskinned? is it a finish or chemical process? can someone post a pic?
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: May 02, 2013, 04:37:57 PM
You would think that this kind of thing would be standard procedure across the board for every state. Sometimes I think they get a sick pleasure watching people jump thru hoops. "Hey buddy, I think your car is stolen. I'll have to confiscate it until you prove it's ownership". In this day and age your guilty until proven innocent.

yup, completely agree
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: May 02, 2013, 04:03:17 PM
Hey Gary

yea went through the same thing here, CT has a title transfer section on back of registration, CA DMV had a note the 81 and older may or may not have title, well they said prove it, i call CT DMV while at CA DMV and handed her the phone, she asked about title and was told no title after 81 period, and that CA books were wrong.  DMV lady filled out statement of facts and had me fill one out to about the phone call and i got my title
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: May 02, 2013, 03:02:58 PM
I email CT DMV to see if i could get any history on my car, this is what they responded


Unfortunately, CT no longer has any record of the vehicle.
There are no title records because CT does not title vehicle's manufactured prior to 1981.
Also, there are no registration records. DMV retains vehicle registration records for a period of three years.  After such time, these records may be destroyed, as permitted by Connecticut State Law (Title 14 Sec. 14-10).
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thank you for writing to the State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Most DMV information may be found on our website at Please contact us again if you require further assistance. You may also contact us by telephone at: 1-860-263-5700.

54  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 69 Z 19N687352 Original Block on: April 30, 2013, 05:50:18 PM
back on ebay for $3000
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: April 29, 2013, 03:13:23 AM
Dave. These cars were built with so many combinations it's unreal. If you haven't found it yet Google 'TEAM CAMARO'. That is another decent website with lots going on there.

Unfortunately my car doesn't have an endura bumper. Did you click on the link at the bottom of my post from those links I PM'd you earlier about the block? That's Team Camaro. In my sig click on 'MY Z', it's in red, I have lots of pics of my unrestored work in progress.

So you are in California or no?

Hey Gary,

im cortezz28dave over on team camaro (appropreate name dont you think, lol), join in 07, just dont post much. the z has been neglected until lately due to other projects

a 57 k mile 87 stage II grand national it, 19K mile 86 gn that i bought for $1200 as a "parts car" that was only missing the trans and right front fender but was taken apart to "restore" and never put back together, 79' shovelhead harley thats been in the family for 18 years that i got a few years back, and my big bear merc chopper that seems to need repair after every ride lol.

I did check the links you PMed me just never thought about clicking on the "My Z" till after i read your post you have a beautiful car but i maybe biased lol.

im still very interested in your block, but also waiting to hear back from a few others with closer build date, hope you dont mind not trying to lead you on.

i wanted a 69 camaro since high school, didnt care if it was a v6, was gonna build it my way a clone z in hugger with white strips, and hounds tooth, i finally got the OK from the wife (shes a gear head too and helps support my habits) to get one spent 2 year looking for something decent in my price range when all of the a sudden i found an ad 2 hours old for a "z28" spent 2hrs on the phone with seller and after about 30 pics bought the car sight unseen.  I fell in love with the car and color at first glance and now wouldnt have it any other way. just been collecting parts for when its time to go under the knife.

and yes to CA, i live just outside of Los Angeles, i have been reading a lot of your posts both here and on team, and got the answers to a lot of questions i had.  thank you for that

sorry for the long reply

56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: April 29, 2013, 02:04:57 AM
Welcome to the site Dave!  Wish you luck finding a good date correct block for your car.

thank you
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: new guy intro on: April 28, 2013, 08:17:57 PM
Hey Gary,
Thanks, yea been stuck stocking your avatar pic lol, i checked the Orphans forum and found nothing, which is why i asked about your block, lost hope of finding the original block being it was pulled in the early 70 due to what the owner called issues... and finding a reasonably priced DZ block is no easy task, when people want 2500 for restamps, but would like an original DZ block back were it belongs.

my car was originally purchased in Connecticut and spent most of its life there until i bought it and had it shipped to CA, it supposedly only has 47k original miles, has the original deluxe interior with a 2" split on the seam on the drivers seat rest is pretty much perfect. 12 bolt 4.10 rear, was told it has the original m21 but it has zero stamps on it, but seems to have the correct casting numbers from what i can remember (been a while since i last looked) my Z has an enduro front bumper (which i think your does to but hard to tell from your pic) but mine has a black grill which from what im have read might be uncommon.  not sure how common it is but car came with deluxe interior with no console, dash clock, and no factory tach.

58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / new guy intro on: April 28, 2013, 03:12:21 PM
Hello all

found this site last night was on till 3am reading lol, thought i would join and share my info, not sure if its in the data base... also looking for my long lost motor lol, from the info i got from the second owner original DZ was pulled in 73, original owner wanted to cut up car second owner said it was to nice and bought, and it sat for 26+ years

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