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Re: Fair Market Value
« Reply #75 on: September 22, 2015, 12:39:05 PM »
Are there any other indicators that may have transferred to the 454 from original motor. Such as the CZ fan clutch and the deep groove pulleys? Will the original intake or water pump tell me anything

From the first pics you provided, that sure doesn't look like an original intake to me, that looks like an aftermarket Weiand.   That's why I suggested in one of my first posts that finding an original would go a long way in the "appearance" of the car if selling. 

Being a Van Nuys build (no X-codes) You'll have to dig deep to prove this car is what you may believe.  Like the others have said, checking the distributor is a decent indicator, not solid, but decent, since they are pretty expensive now to just buy and stick on a clone.  It is very possible that things like this and the fan blade stick with a car when doing engine swaps, but no guarantee.
   Also it's been mentioned to drop the tank.  Van Nuys was pretty good about sticking build sheets on top of the tank.  Would only take a few minutes to lower it slightly and take a peek.  If you're serious about selling, this is one of the first things I'd do.   That's your best hope on a non x-code Van Nuys car.  I'd also be pulling the interior apart looking for any clues.
  Otherwise, even though it's a neat car, as it sits with nothing much to prove it's an L78 or even an L34-35 for that matter (other than crossmember, radiator, fan blade), it's just another RS Camaro they made 10's of thousands of to most knowledgeable buyers.   You would be relying on a buyer simply looking for an neat looking Camaro that doesn't care about provenance, and that hurts the price.   Which is why I'm pretty harsh and don't put as big of a price tag on it as some of these guys would.  Again though, I'd have to see it in person.
  I don't mean this to sound bad in any way, I'm just being blunt and upfront about it so don't take this the wrong way.  Because once you put that for sale sign in it, these are the kinds of things you'll get hit with and beat up on.
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Re: Fair Market Value
« Reply #76 on: September 22, 2015, 02:36:03 PM »
I am really hoping that lowering the gas tank a bit provides us with some answers. 

I have my opinion, which I will keep to myself.  The tach is the only thing that has me scratching my head a bit, but Kurt said that was probably added. 
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Re: Fair Market Value
« Reply #77 on: September 22, 2015, 08:04:38 PM »
I agree Miller, the gauges were likely added since it's the wrong tach and Nova console gauges.

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« Reply #78 on: September 22, 2015, 11:21:50 PM »
I agree Miller, the gauges were likely added since it's the wrong tach and Nova console gauges.

Go ahead and call me Bryon if you want.😀
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« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2015, 03:05:26 AM »
Will do Bryon, thanks.

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« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2015, 12:57:16 AM »
X33rs, I wasn't referring to the 454 intake. I am referring to all the original parts that were on the 396 that I pulled out of the car.
But thanks anyway

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« Reply #81 on: September 24, 2015, 02:25:10 AM »
In our phone conversation you did indicate to me that you had dropped the tank and found the build sheet, although only part of it was readable. You should post a picture of this so we can help you with your determination. We're on the sixth page, 81 replies and this should have been posted on page 1.
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Re: Fair Market Value
« Reply #82 on: September 24, 2015, 02:28:01 AM »
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« Reply #83 on: September 25, 2015, 02:52:28 PM »
Ok so where are we at on this? Are pics of the build sheet available? You aren't holding back information, right?  8)

Thought I saw a pic in that photobucket account that had paint stripes on a driveshaft. If that driveshaft is from this car - I would appreciate some better pics.  Thanks in advance!

And anyone that has pics of original 67 to 69 Camaro driveshaft stripes can send me pics too. Thanks!
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Re: Fair Market Value
« Reply #84 on: September 26, 2015, 10:00:34 PM »



Well shucks, my attempt at humor, can't get it to work right, hate these computers, lol.

(Fixed, just needed to used the img command - Kurt)
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« Reply #85 on: September 27, 2015, 03:07:25 AM »
It worked for me. Just have to click on the link.  :)
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« Reply #86 on: September 27, 2015, 03:24:53 AM »
The link worked , I just didn't get the joke? tumble weed?
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« Reply #87 on: September 27, 2015, 04:18:18 AM »
The link worked , I just didn't get the joke? tumble weed?
Come on, it represents that the OP has kinda fallen off the face of the earth...as in ghost town, abandoned his post, things have dried up and barren, elgonzo, no longer replying to requests.
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Re: Fair Market Value
« Reply #88 on: September 27, 2015, 04:20:10 AM »
Thanks, I assume he is just looking to flip the car and was hoping we could back up his original BB idea
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Re: Fair Market Value
« Reply #89 on: September 27, 2015, 12:40:39 PM »
Ha, thanks Kurt, I just can't figure these computers out sometimes  ;)

Yup Ko-lek-tor, my sad attempt at humor.  I tried to find something that was actually rolling in the wind thinking that might convey the idea better, lol.    Sorry.