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jonboy1216

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need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« on: March 03, 2016, 11:48:10 PM »
vin 124378N473229 was last registered to a brad miller in raleigh nc in 1998 .talked with brad and he said he sold it to a jason friebus  but didnt believe the car to be a z28 he said it was a british green 327 3 speed but without this block he wouldnt know.the block and car came from raleigh nc.brad did say he purchased the car from the original owner

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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 02:35:46 AM »
Kinda odd.  The information below was from that first link.  It says the car was red from the trim tag.

Let's hope the block gets reunited with the car.

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124378N473229. according to my white book, 235,147 cars were produced. Does that make this one #173,228 built in Norwood? The car definetley has a replacement block, not sure about the sway bar. speedo to 120 mph, 4spd with console gauges and clock in the tach and power disc brakes. The trim tag shows R2 for color.


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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 02:44:47 AM »
Are you absolutely sure the last digit on the block VIN is a "9" ? Almost looks like an "8" missing the bottom half of the stamp - might be the reason behind the color discrepancy.

Just a thought -

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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 03:05:21 AM »
Pretty sure the last digit is a 9, but I agree it would be good to check again.
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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 03:22:53 AM »
It's a 9. ;)
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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 09:03:11 PM »
i don't think brad the previous owner in 98 knows a lot I just posted what he said to me about the car.
I texted him the same pics of the block and he still says the car wasn't a z28 and for me to wake up.but like I said to him what are the odds he had year,make and model and vin car and I have a year make and model and vin block from the same city and town and it not be the same car.looks like factory GM stampings to me but I'm no expert either

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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 09:35:27 PM »
if anybody can get in touch with these guys that posted on other sites please give them my phone number 704 450 5697 as i would like to reunite this block that is still std bore with gm cam bearings back to the original car.thanks

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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 09:58:07 PM »
Posts from April 2006 inquiring about this VIN were made by a guy named Daniel Sullivan. If I Google that name with Camaro a hit comes back on a newer Camaro, same guy??
Perhaps one of our moderator's has the 'connections' to get more info about the post-er on these other sites?
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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2016, 01:38:00 AM »
thanks any help i can get is good help

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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 01:42:43 AM »
The date code doesn't seem to match the vin. Don't know exactly where I found it, but I have a table listing the vin ranges for Norwood and the first vin shown for July is 482589. I also know of a 68 Z28 that is pretty close to your vin and its date code is V0628. I would definitely find more markings to confirm - look for the vin near the oil filter and look for other date codes on the block.
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Re: need help finding a 68 z28 that this engine belonged to
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2017, 06:34:06 PM »
Date is fine.

Table is here: http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#HowMany
I don't know how to highlight it more - in bold, with astericks - The data for some months (especially May and June 68 at Norwood) deviate significantly from actual build dates, while other months correlate well.*
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