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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2014, 04:23:55 AM »
Make sure you tell her she's the star of this thread.

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2014, 07:21:11 AM »
Hey Vince, I seen that also. It actually looks like the bottom of another E to me. But you are right, it could be a baby C. I can tell you it doesn't have the bottom drain plug, so I think it's an M-20? I will post the other trans pic's. I am hoping all of you experts chime in and keep chiming in to tell me the stamps, and numbers look good. I spent a lot of time collecting data.... Danny

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2014, 07:27:26 AM »
Both heads dated May 6th '68

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2014, 07:36:51 AM »
Cowl Tag info
O5E
68-12437      NOR    145458     BODY  
TR - 712               YY                PAINT

O5E = 5th Week of May
68 -12437 = 1968 Camaro Coupe
NOR = Body Assembly Plant - Norwood Ohio
145458 = Fisher Body Unit Number
TR -712 = Black Standard Bucket Seats Interior
YY = Butternut Yellow Paint Lower/Upper No Vinyl Top

Protection Plan Booklet Info

     E        YY       124378N445453   H
     VO523MO   BU0524G               6
     P8E29           2   63  
Note: POP shows rear axle code      BU0524G
Actual rear axle stamping in car is   BUO525G
Was this a common mistake to be a day or so off in either direction? Especially with SO MANY 4s & 5s in the VIN? Could this be a good thing to show some human error?

Engine Front Pad Assembly Date/Plant/Suffix Code VIN

V0523MO
V = Flint Michigan
05 = Numeric Month of the Year - May
23 = Numeric Day of the Month 23rd - Thursday
MO = Suffix Code Z/28   4-speed Transmission
18N445453 Partial VIN

Rear Axle Assembly Stamp / Casting Number

BU 0525 G2
        E
BU = Rear Axle Ratio Code - 3:73
05 = Numeric Month of the Year - May
25 = Numeric Day of the Month - 25th Day - Saturday
G = Gear Axle Plant - Detroit
2 = Shift Code Second Shift
E = Positraction Manufacturer Code Eaton Company
 
Casting # 3894860
= 12 Bolt Rear End

Rear Axle #s / Casting Date

E208
E = Month of the Year May
20 = Numeric Day of the Month 20th Day
8 = Last Digit of Year 1968
= Monday May 20th 1968
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2014, 07:42:42 AM »
Cowl Tag rivet backs...

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2014, 07:44:17 AM »
Block Casting Date...
Block Casting Date = E218
E = Month of the Year - May
21 = Numeric Day of the Month - 21st. Day
 8 = Year - 1968
 = Tuesday May 21st. 1968 
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2014, 07:47:24 AM »
Rear Axle #'s...
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2014, 07:54:27 AM »
Trans Side cover...and ID Part Number Tag

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2014, 07:59:17 AM »
Block numbers above oil filter, embossed in block.   944  657  78N    What are these??

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2014, 08:32:24 AM »
Maybe it will look like one of these some day...

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2014, 11:04:27 AM »
Great car Danny, very pleased you got it! And if I were you, I'd put a ring on your girl's finger, she deserves it.
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2014, 12:16:51 PM »
Hey Vince, I seen that also. It actually looks like the bottom of another E to me. But you are right, it could be a baby C. I can tell you it doesn't have the bottom drain plug, so I think it's an M-20? I will post the other trans pic's. I am hoping all of you experts chime in and keep chiming in to tell me the stamps, and numbers look good. I spent a lot of time collecting data.... Danny

1968 Muncies that have that little 'c' after the code doesn't mean they are an M22... It's probably an M20... as you said.

Danny, you're doing a great job of documenting the stampings, codes, and numbers for your car..  I suggest you make a digital document (and preserve it) for all the data you are collecting.   That will go great with the car...  :)
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2014, 01:51:32 PM »
<< Block numbers above oil filter, embossed in block.   944  657  78N    What are these?? >>

Those are foundry pattern numbers - in case there was a problem with the casting, they knew which pattern made the mold the block was cast from.
'69 Z/28
Fathom Green
CRG

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2014, 03:28:05 PM »
Gary thanx, I have ALOT more info. I will slowly get it posted. It's fun, especially when it is correct and matching of course. I am trying to do a nice clean clear picture taking job of it all.

JohnZ, Can you tell me what these frame numbers are? The are on the outside right frame rail in the wheel well. Can't quite read it all, but you can see the 68. I am surprised they are still there.

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Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2014, 03:32:49 PM »
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