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Dave Siltman

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Re: 124379N580021
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2016, 09:30:17 PM »
It all sounds good to me! Yep! That is me with the Olds and the Camaro, too. I'll gladly post some pics when I teach myself how to as the tech stuff usually isn't my friend. I have a bunch of period race shots and will be documenting the transformation back to 1969 via photos. Still in the parts accumulation stage but starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Racing the Olds and buying parts for this project are both costly and time consuming, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks for all the nice comments!

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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2016, 01:03:17 AM »
I just thought of something.....I never told everyone the original colors of my Camaro! Well, it was a quite rare combo of Glacier Blue with a Dover White painted roof. The interior was, and still is Blue standard. The car currently has a correct date-code 396 (not the original) dressed to appear as the original and an automatic trans. There is now a console and floor shifter although it was built with a Muncie 4-speed without a console. My plans are to reinstall a correct date-coded, restored Muncie that never had a VIN stamped into it and either a Hurst Super Shifter and/or (I have both) a Hurst Ram-Rod (both styles saw race time in the car during competition). Recently, I bought this trans and a thoroughly restored date-code correct 4346 Holley 780 from Jerry MacNeish. Also, after a year and a half of negotiating, I recently bought a date-code-correct (for the original race build) L72 427 that has a blank engine pad (as in never had a suffix code stamped, never had a VIN stamped) and that never been decked (milled). This is only the second 512 block I've ever encountered without some identifying codes. I was told that a racer, who also owned a race engine building shop bought all the necessary components to build his own L72 427 rather than buy a complete engine only to tear it down and blueprint it anyway. That's right....512 block, 840 heads, 163 intake, and two 6223 crankshafts (one used in the build and an extra NOS). All of these engine parts are dated from 12/28/68 through 1/18/69. The pertinent info on the data plate-trim tag is: build date 01B, color 5350, trim X22 assembled at Norwood. It also was built with the SS style hood. Bill Izykowski added the Cold Air hood and breather (at that time the term "Cowl Induction" had not yet been coined) and also installed the front and rear spoilers during his initial race build.
Again, please understand that this car is not a COPO, was not a COPO, and never will be a COPO, but my goal is to have two complete running power trains that would've been used in the classes in which the car saw competition.

bcmiller

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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2016, 12:59:41 PM »
My user name (bertfam) is actually my very first email address, bertfam@pcmagic.net (which went out of business 20 years ago), and was an acronym for my family email - Bertrand Family, or bertfam!

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Well I'll be a monkeys uncle.

I knew about your username, but had no idea on you being called Bert in the past!

But for now I am still going to stick to calling you Ed. :)
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
67 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2016, 06:58:14 PM »
Just don't call me late for dinner!

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Re: 124379N580021
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2016, 07:08:15 PM »
Deal. Just don't call me Shirley!
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
67 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016