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Jon Mello

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2018, 03:15:42 AM »
Very cool car, Jim.  I hope it's still out there and you can find it.  Do you recall if you got your license plate from the dealership or did it come from your local DMV office?
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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2018, 04:04:46 AM »
Hi Jon

If I remember correctly  I  paid for the plates at the dealership & were mailed to me by the DMV

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« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2018, 04:07:54 AM »
Great paperwork on a nicely outfitted Z28!   :)

I like your 'handle' also 'gymiemac'... (Jimmy Mac)... :)
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« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2018, 04:13:01 AM »
Hi Kurt

On the production #

If #7 is wrong , maybe the sales Mgr saw an excited young kid & was feeding me a little more excitement
But taking delivery in October had to be an early one

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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2018, 04:15:43 AM »
Hey Hero

Your a sharp guy

That's exactly where Gymiemac came from, my boss tagged me with that back in the early  80's & it stuck ever since

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« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2018, 04:27:38 AM »
The lyrics jumped into my head when I read your screen name... :)   then I saw your name on the paperwork, so it's all good!  :)
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« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2018, 04:30:38 AM »
Hi Again Hero

I did not know your Friend Bruce Ericson but knew of him

He was a real racer, I was more of an enthusiast

A side note   , I was also a mopar fan

My dad was general service manager at Valley Dodge in Van Nuys
 
before my time in the Navy I had a 66 Dodge Cornet 440   383 4bbl 4 sp

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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2018, 04:59:51 AM »
No worries, thanks for confirming you knew of him Jim.
And that is a cool Coronet. There was a hemi '66 (minus engine) on ebay recently that caught my interest.
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« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2018, 02:48:52 PM »
I am curious why the paperwork didn't go with the car. Especially the title.
I can see the window sticker being kept as a memento, but how do you sell a car and keep the pink?

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« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2018, 05:03:50 PM »
I sold it to my brother
I had a Porsche & the Z-28
he needed a car
He drove it for 6 months then asked me if he could buy it
He must have gone to the DMV & said he didn't have the title
Your right the Title should have gone alone with the car
We were young & didn't think of all the details

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« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2018, 05:07:21 PM »
On the Coronet , I wanted the wedge 426 & my Dad said Nooooo
I was 18 and probably a smart move on his part

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« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2018, 03:11:44 PM »
William - I found the following information interesting:
"...As of June, 1969 Chevrolet dropped the 4.10 ratio as a Z/28 option." 
Is there documentation indicating why the 4.10 was dropped from a car that actually benefits from more ratio?  Did the cancellation go into effect for orders received in June and beyond?  I have noticed that I have found no late production Z cars with 4.10's but it didn't occur to me that Chevrolet actually cancelled the RPO.  I am adding notes to my reference data base and would like to include this information update. Thanks.

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« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2018, 03:57:02 AM »
Is there a way I can find out if my  old Z-28 is registered to someone ?
any help is appreciated

Thanx

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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2018, 04:38:08 AM »
Well if a google search does not turn up anything, you can do it the old fashion way and talk to the guy you sold it to. Guys that purchase cars, go back in time finding all the previous owners of their cars. So that would be one idea. Another would be if you had a friend at the DMV, or police force run the vin and see hat comes back. I think as another option you can run the Vin # through certain states DMV and they can tell you if there is a history of the car. each state is different on what info they will give out. There may even be a service for this that does all the work for you?
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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2018, 03:20:22 PM »
William - I found the following information interesting:
"...As of June, 1969 Chevrolet dropped the 4.10 ratio as a Z/28 option." 
Is there documentation indicating why the 4.10 was dropped from a car that actually benefits from more ratio?  Did the cancellation go into effect for orders received in June and beyond?  I have noticed that I have found no late production Z cars with 4.10's but it didn't occur to me that Chevrolet actually cancelled the RPO.  I am adding notes to my reference data base and would like to include this information update. Thanks.


No explanation as to why 4.10s were dropped as a Z/28 option. As of June 6, 1969 the axle ratio section of dealer ordering info lists 4.10 with the notation Not available with Z28.

Theory: Warranty failures.