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huggerorange

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Re: COPO?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2006, 07:06:42 PM »
A few posts ago, KurtS asked about the date on the radiator, and referred to a radiator article on CRG. I checked out the article, and went home to look at the car, but I could not find a radiator tag like the one referred to in the article. All that I found was a different-looking tag, about half-way down on the passenger side radiator tank, facing the engine. It is turned sideways, and looks like this:

                                 HARRISON
                              LOCKPORT, NY
                                     74C
                                  3018623

Does this mean anything to anybody?

Also, I contacted one of the previous owners. He has a bunch of paperwork that he says came with the car when it was new, and says he'll send it to me. He read some of the stuff to me over the phone. The car was bought on July 17, 1969 from Carter Chevrolet in Brenham, TX. I also got the original owner's name. I called Carter Chevrolet, but they only keep records for 15 years, and I have had zero luck so far calling the original owner. That's all for now.                             

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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2006, 05:57:09 AM »
You're not looking for a tag, but a date letter stamped between the tank code.

But from what you've posted, I suspect the radiator is a replacement. And it should have fittings for an auto trans.
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2007, 06:01:08 PM »
I'm back

It took me a while, and I had to drive all the way to Austin, but I have retrieved some really cool paperwork which may shed some light. As always, any help is appreciated.

One of the previous owners had the original (what's left of it) owner's manual. It is worn and tattered, and there's absouletly nothing in it specific to my car, but it's cool to have and one day, when the restoration is finished, the owner's manual will re-take its rightful place in the glove box of the Camaro.

What's more interesting is that the previous owner also had the warranty card with the original protect-o-plate still attached. I don't know for sure what all the numbers mean, but it does have my vin# stamped accross the top. I think I have heard that protect-o-plates can tell you what engine came in your car and etc. Can any of you help? Thanks


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« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2007, 06:23:53 PM »
Post a picture of the plate and we'll tell you exactly what you have.

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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2007, 09:16:49 PM »
I usually know my way around the computer pretty good, but I how do I post a picture? I see the icon that says, "Insert Image," but I don't know what to do with the prompt after I click the icon.

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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2007, 09:36:17 PM »
You have to have a third party site host the file for you. I use PHOTOBUCKET and FREEPHOTOSERVER because they're free and I'm a cheapskate!!!

Post the picture up there and then post a link to it here.

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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2007, 09:59:04 PM »
Thanks for the info Ed. If I did this right, there should be 2 photos.



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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2007, 10:03:56 PM »
OK, here's another try

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Re: COPO?
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2007, 10:11:02 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2007, 10:29:24 PM »
I hope you're sitting down.

Congratulations. You have a COPO!!!

The "MN" code is 427/425 COPO 9561 4 speed (L72) Special High Performance and the "BE" rear end is Heavy Duty 4.10 Posi COPO.

Now why can't I find something like this???

Ed

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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2007, 10:41:20 PM »
Wow. Thanks so much for your help Ed. This sounds like one of those stories I have always read about in the magazines. Who would have thought that I would find a COPO on a used car lot right here in Midland, TX?

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« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2007, 12:03:37 AM »
A USED CAR LOT!!!!???

:o

Now that IS amazing!

Here's the breakdown of your POP by the way. (From top to bottom, left to right):

124379N660445 - 1969 Camaro V8 assembled at the Norwood, Ohio plant
H - Holley carburetor equipped
T0522MN - 427/425 COPO engine, assembled on May 22nd, 1969 at the Tonowanda plant
BE0610G - 4.10 Heavy Duty Posi 12 Bolt, assembled on June 10th, 1969 at the Detroit Gear and Axle plant
6 - Car assembled June, 1969
P9H04 - Muncie 4 speed transmission assembled on June 4th, 1969
133 - Power Disk Brakes and either an AM, AM/FM Mono, or AM/FM Stereo radio
Chevy "Bowtie"

Original Owner:

James W. Fucua
1209 Kiowa
Arlington, Texas 76010
07-106-04    7-15-69

Now you need to see if Mr. Fucua is still around. Start doing some research and see if you can find him!!

And again, congratulations on a GREAT find!

Oh yeah, did you ever check the Muncie to see if it had your VIN on it?

Ed



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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2007, 02:25:46 AM »
Congratulations! huggerorange!!!

What an amazing story and find!
Richard Thomas
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« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2007, 02:32:06 AM »
Another thought. The original dealer "may" still be around. you should check that out as well. It should be listed on the POP as well.

Ed

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Re: COPO?
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2007, 03:59:46 AM »
Does the POP also list Carter Chev as the dealer? The buyer lived 200 miles away, that's a long way to a dealer!