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Mike S

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2016, 04:27:08 PM »
 Unless the camera's white color balance is off, the PBT stamp colors look different from the usual orange or green. 
I just love these time capsules.  ;)

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2016, 04:55:13 PM »
Very, very nice car!  And the right year!  :)

White Fisher Body tags seem to be fairly common in early 68.  My car (even though it is far from original - and an 09C car by the way) wasn't messed with much in that area.  I did some light cleaning there with a rag and lacquer thinner.  From metal up I found, primer(s), firewall blackout, original body color overspray, white paint, then several layers of rattle can black and current paint color overspray.  I removed the most recent overspray, and left the tag black with white numbers and letters showing.   
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2016, 07:24:38 PM »
Just noticed Kurt did not post the interior picture, so here it is.



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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2016, 07:42:02 PM »
Looks good!

Black ashtray on early 68s always seems odd, but it is 100 percent correct.  :)
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2016, 09:00:52 PM »
My '67 Corvette with original block had the two letter code on the side of the block when I had it hot tanked for rebuild. SO it had to be some kind of good grease marker.
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2016, 12:50:20 AM »
Very, very nice car!  And the right year!  :)

White Fisher Body tags seem to be fairly common in early 68.  My car (even though it is far from original - and an 09C car by the way) wasn't messed with much in that area....   

Bryon, that's only Norwood cars, right ? Mines 11A and didn't notice any white.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2016, 01:05:50 AM »
Looks like it (Roy's car) has RS front wheel well moldings.  I can't see the rear good enough to tell if they short as well. Are you pretty sure they're original ?

Have seen a few non-RS Z/28's with rear moldings cut short (like RS), but front moldings were long and have heard they were factory. I don't know, just seems odd to me. When I bought some NOS over the counter (early 90's), RS was no longer available and had to buy the full length moldings and cut them to fit !
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2016, 01:11:38 AM »
Any one else notice the additional "T" under the trim tag and the 2? on the pass side??   8)

Roy could you double check and make sure Im seeing it correctly that the heater hoses are GM logo on one and ribbed on the other?  Congrats again on an amazing 68.


Fantastic car Roy, a real beauty. I noticed the additional T. I also took note of the patina on the logo hose versus the ribbed heater hose. The engine compartment is spectacular!

Several of our original cars have a 2nd 'T' under the trim plate; it's been speculated that perhaps that is the inspector's mark that he verified the Trim Plate in place??

Is this car the one that was discussed briefly here recently?  one that was previously owned by Dick Whittington??  or is my old memory failing me again..  :)

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2016, 01:36:20 AM »
Grease and it seems to have been a white that has discolored over time.  Again personal opinion and experiences.

Edit:  Not the best pic but the only one I had with me.  Summer of 68 is the timeframe of the pic.


Not to get away from discussing what seems like one heck of a great 68 and color combo that would go well with our YY 68 but I love that picture Darrell posted since it clearly shows the coolant by-pass hose painted orange similar to some other vintage photo's I have and have been given.
Roy, great addition to the stable and a car that will always maintain collectability.  Cannot wait to see some underneath pictures of suspension, etc.......
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2016, 02:06:47 AM »
Very, very nice car!  And the right year!  :)

White Fisher Body tags seem to be fairly common in early 68.  My car (even though it is far from original - and an 09C car by the way) wasn't messed with much in that area....   

Bryon, that's only Norwood cars, right ? Mines 11A and didn't notice any white.

Thanks

Yes I believe Norwood only.
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2016, 02:08:34 AM »
White Fisher Body tags seem to be fairly common in early 68. 
And I just saw a nice original 67 (later NOR) a couple of weeks ago. No white on the tag.
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2016, 11:32:25 AM »
Its strange how every now and then you see one that doesnt and others that due..  Makes you wonder if it was a hit and miss thing or if there were other reasons..
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2016, 11:47:21 AM »
White Fisher Body tags seem to be fairly common in early 68. 
And I just saw a nice original 67 (later NOR) a couple of weeks ago. No white on the tag.

Kurt,
  Did the tag have enough of a body color that was lighter than black? The reason I ask this is because I didn't have any mention on my 05B NOR of having white paint when I restored it in the mid-80's and I paid attention to detail when I took my notes back then. Most of the trim tag was butternut yellow with only some black firewall overspray on it. My thinking is that the yellow paint was light enough to make the tag codes visible so as not to spray it with white paint. Just a thought.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2016, 01:21:09 PM »
Looks like it (Roy's car) has RS front wheel well moldings.  I can't see the rear good enough to tell if they short as well. Are you pretty sure they're original ?

To the best of my knowledge they are original to the car, I've only owned the car a few weeks, but I have decades of experience and knowledge with respect to original unrestored vehicles and their evaluation.


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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2016, 01:28:08 PM »
Is this car the one that was discussed briefly here recently?  one that was previously owned by Dick Whittington??  or is my old memory failing me again..  :)

I honestly can't answer that, this car is 8N326357, Dick Whittington (a very good long time close friend of mine) is not mentioned in any of the paperwork, I have not called or asked him, when I contacted Kurt he indicated the first he heard of the car was when Jerry MacNeish mentioned it to him very recently.
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