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Restoration / Re: 69 smog pump resto
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on September 19, 2018, 01:53:18 PM »
OR... check with local electrical (alternator) rebuilders and see if they have such a tumbling machine.   A friend here once owned an auto electrical rebuilding shop and when he closed it he moved the 'tumbler' to his personal shop.   They make a helluva racket when operating, but do a great job on cast aluminum parts.
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Thoughts on this stamp?
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on September 19, 2018, 01:46:56 PM »
CE short block was totally new.   If a warranteed block was *rebuildable*, then the rebuild was done at the dealership, but usually it was *cheaper* for GM to just provide a replacement short block, although I suspect if an owner screamed that he didn't want a replacement block and that the original was rebuildable, then that might have made a difference...

Warranty at the time was 5/50 (5 yrs or 50K miles) on the drivetrain major components.
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Originality / Re: 69 CAMARO COWL INDUCTION AIR CLEANER
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on September 19, 2018, 01:31:00 PM »
I believe under certain conditions there was an air flow restriction with the original flat-bottom. Elevating the element would eliminate the problem.

That doesn't sound like a problem one would want to have!  :)   Do you have more information on this situation?   IF the air filter itself was a bit short, that would definitely affect this situaion.   Are you aware of certain air filters that are shorter or taller (preferable) than the original?   
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Research Topics & Reports / Re: Original ignition coils
« Last post by stovebolt on September 19, 2018, 01:22:29 PM »
These photos are of my original 208 coil. Looks like semi-gloss. May have been shinier when new. Hope this helps. Joe.
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General Discussion / Re: NCRS Can't Provide Dealer Name
« Last post by 69Z28-RS on September 19, 2018, 01:21:24 PM »
Whether you get your money back, or get the information they have depends on how much you desire to find out the originating dealer for your car..  We can't answer that for you!

I think MOST of us who paid for the service only received the Zone and Dealer Numbers; the thing to know about this is that they DO change, and you have to find the Zone and Dealer No FOR THE TIME YOUR CAR was built (which is the other piece of information provided in the report).

I did quite a bit of research into these numbers when I received my report, and finally verified the Zone and Dealer was as I believed it was originally.   I have a friend who is the Parts Mgr at the dealership where I believed my car to have delivered based on the tags on the car; that friend also worked at 2 or 3 other Chevy dealerships in the region over the last 40 yrs.   He was able to tell me the current zone numbers, what they mean, and how they are used, as well as PAST zone numbers for the region.

What I (think) I know about Zone Numbers:

*The Zone Nbr corresponds to the Regional Parts Depot supplying the dealership (at the time the car was delivered); as Chevy moves the locations where they stock/supply parts to dealers, those numbers change.   Since 1969 for the dealership where my car was sold, the ZONE has changed 4 times!   (Parts provided to the dealer shows the ZONE number; if you have any parts purchased from a specific dealership and have the tags associated, you can get the ZONE nbr from those tags.

* The Dealer Nbr seems to change when there is a change of ownership/name for the Dealer.   In the case for my car, the dealership ownership has passed down from grandfather, to father to son, but the NAME remains the same, so the dealer number hasn't changed but the ZONE has changed 4 times.

There might be people here on this site that can assist you if you provide enough information.   ie. What Zone/dealer/date is on your sheet?   Where are you located?   Where did you purchase the car?   WHERE do you THINK the car was built based on any other evidences?
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General Discussion / Re: NCRS Can't Provide Dealer Name
« Last post by bcmiller on September 19, 2018, 01:12:51 PM »
The shipping dealer (not necessarily the original selling dealer) being available depends on knowing what the dealer number was at that time.

There is a little bit more of an explanation at this link.
https://www.ncrs.org/services/dealer-code-data.php

Not all dealer codes are currently known.

If it was me, I would get the information. We can try to help narrow it down for you, but no guarantees.
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General Discussion / Re: NCRS Can't Provide Dealer Name
« Last post by bertfam on September 19, 2018, 01:11:34 PM »
What's the zone number and dealer code?

Ed
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Research Topics & Reports / Re: Original ignition coils
« Last post by Mike S on September 19, 2018, 01:00:57 PM »
 I am certain they are full gloss (not sure what the % was considered back then) based on the originals I have.

Mike
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General Discussion / NCRS Can't Provide Dealer Name
« Last post by Buzz67 on September 19, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
Hello Members,

Well, SHOOT! I've been contacted by the NCRS researcher regarding my car's history. It seems the GM documents do not list the dealer name and location. All they can provide is the production date, the dealer zone number and the dealer GM code.

Can someone here tell me more about dealer zone numbers and what the dealer GM code is? The researcher wants to know if I want just the limited details they have or do I want a refund. I appreciate their honesty, but I need to know more before I can make a decision. What do you members think? Should I proceed or tell them 'No Thanks'?

Thanks,
Buzz
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Originality / Re: 69 CAMARO COWL INDUCTION AIR CLEANER
« Last post by william on September 19, 2018, 12:11:01 PM »
I believe under certain conditions there was an air flow restriction with the original flat-bottom. Elevating the element would eliminate the problem.

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