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Restoration / Re: center link restoration 69 z
« Last post by Edgemontvillage on Today at 10:03:20 AM »
John, I just completed the restoration of the drag/center link on my 1969 Camaro project. I experimented with cold bluing which didnít achieve the results I was looking for, possibly because the pre-restoration condition of the link wasnít ideal. Instead I stripped the link and did hot bluing which turned out exceptionally well. Here is a link to my build thread where youíll find photos and a description of the process (Postings 338 & 339). If you have questions let me know.

Here's some more coverage of the SVRA Trans-Am SpeedFest event, with more emphasis on the Historic cars, and the Historic Trans-Am group...

Be sure to keep scrolling down to see the photos in "FINAL CHAPTER  Muscle Cars Only." 
1968 - Orphans / Re: 18N349773 Muncie Case on eBay
« Last post by z28z11 on Today at 12:30:43 AM »
Sold today - at a BIN of $85.00, I didn't think it would last very long -

Decoding/Numbers / Re: N626373 tag and stamps
« Last post by Camaro Billy on May 22, 2019, 07:01:22 PM »
thanks everyone.
kind of what I thought but it's been a while since i looked at any numbers real close.
Decoding/Numbers / Re: N626373 tag and stamps
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on May 22, 2019, 06:58:27 PM »
the block has definitely been decked as you can see the circular machine cuts.   I suspect the stamp is original even though the decked has thinned the depth of the stamping, and obscured the broach marks.   Owner should have covered the deck and told them NOT to cut that portion...
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Powder Coat *real* Magnesium Wheels???
« Last post by crossboss on May 22, 2019, 06:40:20 PM »
I agree, those wheels really set his car apart from the others in the field.
Decoding/Numbers / Re: N626373 tag and stamps
« Last post by william on May 22, 2019, 04:29:13 PM »
Block stamp looks real but faint compared to others; maybe block was lightly decked in a rebuild.

M22 trans is very desirable.
Decoding/Numbers / Re: N626373 tag and stamps
« Last post by cook_dw on May 22, 2019, 04:02:22 PM »
Tags good.  Stamps appear ok.
Originality / Re: Oil Pan and Windage Tray
« Last post by Stingr69 on May 22, 2019, 03:20:13 PM »
Clean all the oil off then hit the bell housing with talcum powder.  I would look for a leak at the back of the intake manifold or the oil pressure port/line area. Oil will run downhill when you are not moving.  It goes all over the place when you drive.

Here's the back of the block before the pan was dropped, no changes to oil pressure sender, intake, valve covers during pan replacement:

I used the Fel-Pro one piece, straightened the pan rails to parallel. Will drop rear of pan to be absolutely certain the gasket tangs fit into the block depressions....but if they didn't, I'd have leakage down the back of the pan, which I don't........only between trans and bellhousing mating surfaces. It is not gear lube.

This is weird....and I am totally befuddled, even more than normal.


But is the surface dry at the top back of the block and upper outside part of bell housing?  You have oil at the bottom rear of the bell housing where the tranny bolts up so it will either be running inside the bell housing or on the outside the bell housing.  If you jacked the engine up, the oil pressure gauge line could have been dislodged or kinked.  Just throwing it out there.

The inside of the bell housing could have an oil trail if it was a leak inside there.
Decoding/Numbers / Re: N626373 tag and stamps
« Last post by Camaro Billy on May 22, 2019, 03:13:25 PM »
Also the VIN and tranny stampings
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