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Restoration / Re: Black out tail pan BB 67 IPC
« Last post by ccargo on Today at 06:04:31 AM »
What about the trunk latch support? Did you check it or black over white at the top?

No I didn't think of that, good answer, I will give it a try. Its unlikely with all the work that's been done in that area but worth a try. Thanks, I will let you know. When Charlie owned #92 he was kind of enough to let us look it over in detail and I did try and find evidence of black over-spray but didn't see any. He drew the line at knocking out a tail light bezel or letting us scratch a little spot with my car keys.

Kurt I have a Q: how did they know at the paint area to do the black out on the early 4P L78 cars? 
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: One hidden vin different
« Last post by ko-lek-tor on Today at 05:29:20 AM »
The partial VIN on the engine pad shown is a restamp.  Also, the VIN number is for a 6 cylinder Camaro, so the 327 is not original.

What is the rest of the engine assembly code?  "V12" is the only part visible.

Paul

Paul & others. Do you think that someone would go to the trouble to re-stamp the block waaay back in 1980 when OP acquired this car? And a pedestrian engine at that? Not something that was done BITD, I would think, with one exception being if it has a salvage title and was inspected at a Highway Patrol inspection station. At least, that is how Ohio does their's, rebuilt/salvage. Not knowing the OP's state or state rules on this. Ohio would check all numbers (can't say if they would catch the discrepancies noted here).
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: One hidden vin different
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on Today at 05:23:49 AM »
VIN tag...


Cowl tag...


Engine pad stamp...


Paul
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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Last post by Jon Mello on Today at 05:22:48 AM »
The 15 x 8 Superlite wheels are said to be 9 kg which is just a hair under 20 lbs each. That is not extremely light for an aluminum wheel of that size. A magnesium wheel would be about 33% lighter.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: One hidden vin different
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on Today at 05:10:51 AM »
The partial VIN on the engine pad shown is a restamp.  Also, the VIN number is for a 6 cylinder Camaro, so the 327 is not original.

What is the rest of the engine assembly code?  "V12" is the only part visible.

Paul
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: One hidden vin different
« Last post by desmreed on Today at 05:07:27 AM »
The car came with a 210hp 2bbl 327, powerglide, console no gauges, PS, PB, 12 bolt posi, std black int., white w/black vinyl top.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: One hidden vin different
« Last post by 1968RSZ28 on Today at 05:05:52 AM »
Yup, cowl tag (12B) is not original to this VIN (123377N100143).

Paul 
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Restoration / Re: Black out tail pan BB 67 IPC
« Last post by 67ModTop on Today at 04:50:14 AM »
There has been so much wrong information written on these Cars it's sad.... Yes.... The original 3 Pace Cars were built originally as 375 hp cars....

These cars were changed to basically 350hp motors by the engineers at the proving grounds. 2 of those cars #90 and #92 were delivered to the Speedway, the 3rd one was the car that the engineers used as the TEST MULE when coming up with the different mods necessary for the Pace Car duties. No one knows what happened to that car.

Chevrolet made a replacement car that was originally made to be given to the winner of the race. The evidence suggests that car was the same car on Display at the Murat Temple.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: One hidden vin different
« Last post by Mike S on Today at 04:40:05 AM »
Good point, Tim. On another note I couldn't help but notice the white spray on the trim tag. I didn't realize it was done that early in the production run.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: One hidden vin different
« Last post by ZLP955 on Today at 04:33:43 AM »
The 143rd VIN assigned (7N100143) would have been on a late August or September car, not December; the partial above the blower motor is a better match to a December car. Also looks like a V8 engine pad but an L6 VIN tag. Hmmm.
http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#HowMany
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