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General Discussion / Re: 1967 pace car
« Last post by vtfb68 on June 20, 2018, 07:27:39 PM »
Hi Guys,
 James,  Your story (reply 15) is the story I always heard also, Kurt clearly stated that the big blocks were stamped without the heads installed so, NOT complete and NOT in racks. are you stating that the motors were stamped twice or, the heads were installed on the assembly line? The dash pad VIN was created when the order was placed, the motor had to match the car VIN and all the ordered options
for that car. As I understand the orders were received at headquarters (Detroit?), The motor was built in Tonawanda, the car was assembled in either LA or Norwood, Three different, pre-numbered pieces from three different places had to meet at the same place at about the same time. I was wondering about the methods used. That's why I asked Kurt to expand on that point. If indeed the blocks were stamped at the factory (Tonawanda) they could not have been randomly pulled from a rack. Was Kurt referring only to pace cars? Maybe we will find out.

   VT
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General Discussion / Re: June 2018 cars
« Last post by KurtS on June 20, 2018, 06:50:34 PM »
I finally took the time and fixed the pics. Easy to regenerate the small pics from the bigger pics.
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General Discussion / Re: 1968 Camaro Z/28 Rare Color
« Last post by bcmiller on June 20, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »
Like I said, it can be difficult to evaluate the stampings in this time period. Especially when all you have is a photo.

The car had a personal onsite inspection by an expert, and it was deemed ok.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« Last post by BULLITT65 on June 20, 2018, 06:03:58 PM »
I am waiting for the day when one of these "numbers matching cars", has a motor in it that one of our members has been searching for.
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General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on June 20, 2018, 05:38:04 PM »
Here are a few other pics.... to those who asked.

yep...never really done.... but really happy where it is.... just took 20 years to get there..... whole story in the magazine...(I will scan and post)

Had to work with PPG to get the yellow right... the local rep had never done Daytona Yellow... so there were a few test mixes that went back and forth with headquarters to get it right.... some people don't like yellow... but this yellow is really something... not mustard, not butter... just a really sharp yellow..... they did it right in 69....


I totally agree...   Daytona yellow is the best yellow ever...   other than maybe 'mixing yellow'..  :)
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General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« Last post by 69z27z87 on June 20, 2018, 05:13:54 PM »
Here is the MCR article... 8)

and here....

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/readers-ride-1969-camaro/
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...beware the carefully worded ad
« Last post by WorkinProgress on June 20, 2018, 05:07:58 PM »
Just sent seller a message saying, far from original. Told him I could find about 20 things wrong just by the pictures. Also said, how can it be matching numbers when the block has VIN 9L530071 and the car is VIN 9L529083?

                                                               - Warren
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General Discussion / Re: LED Bulbs Revisited
« Last post by 69z27z87 on June 20, 2018, 04:57:07 PM »
I replaced by internal bulbs with LED.... after my overhead light kept burning up the lens and housing... melted part of the headliner also.... scary... especially that it smelled like fire when I took it apart.... wires had started melting down.

The only real issue is that the color is slightly different.... but I feel WAY safer that my car is not going to burn down!... and I can leave the door open for more than 10 seconds....

All the rest of the exterior bulbs (and dash bulbs) are as original.
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General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« Last post by 69z27z87 on June 20, 2018, 04:51:01 PM »
and here is where we were just 2 years ago....
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