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Gymiemac

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2018, 06:50:52 PM »
Hi My Name is Jim McDougall

I am the guy pictured with the Silver 69 Z-28 at the top of this thread
My Friend Charles took this picture at San Fernando Drag Strip in the San Fernando Valley in Southern , Ca
Probably in early 69
Unfortunately this is the only picture I believe I have

I got out of the Nave in late Sept of 1968
I had a friend who had a 1968 Z-28 & loved it

I went to my local Chevy Dealer to get a new 69
They weren't being produce yet but he was able go through the options & order it for me

After waiting several weeks & being impatient I went back to ask about the progress
The car was being made only a couple of miles away in Van Nuys
He knew the production manger & called him
We were told it was being built the next week & was the 7th  69 Z-28 coming of the assembly line for the 69 year
It came with a std hood, no spoilers and chambered exhaust & no Mufflers
It was very loud , the chambered exhaust was vert short live
Chevy gave me the option to have the chambered exhaust removed & muffler installed , but I declined

I eventually passed the car on to my brother , then to one of our friends  & then gone

I believe I still have the original build window sticker & possible the original pink slip stashed away some where

I like most regret letting this car & many others get away

So hat's the story on That Silver 69  Z-28

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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2018, 09:34:56 PM »
Here is the Original Pink Slip from 1968 for the 1969 Z-28

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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2018, 09:43:53 PM »
Silly question, but did you google the vin?
69 Z/28 X77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
99 SS hugger orange 6spd NO TTOPS bought new 1 of 54
15 z/28 Arctic white, A/C 505 HP #251

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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2018, 09:50:40 PM »
I Just Found The Window build sheet for that same Silver Z-28

Here it is

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2018, 11:02:24 PM »


Was asked if I googled the VIN

No I didn't new at this & would never have thought of it

Can you find out if there is a current owner ?

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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2018, 11:05:37 PM »
Jim, great that you're able to add to this thread, thanks for telling us the story on your car, and awesome to see that original documentation! Hopefully the car is still around.....
Did you ever attend Lions back in the day? I have a very similar silver Van Nuys Z/28 that was a regular there from late '69 to the last event in December of '72, would love to find someone who might remember it......
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2018, 11:26:19 PM »


Hi Tim

Yes I was at Lyons every Saturday Night & San Fernando on Sunday

I raced the Z once with stock street tires ,  104 in 3rd gear et in high 13's

had a 396 65 chevelle we race weekly

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2018, 11:27:05 PM »
Thanks for posting James. Do you remember if the lower rocker panel was black or silver? 
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2018, 12:01:03 AM »


  No Byron I don't

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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2018, 01:05:45 AM »
Anyone have an idea why there would be a line for a 3.73 and 4.10 rear gear?

Mike

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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2018, 01:25:26 AM »
Just in case a current or future owner does a search:
Vin number 124379L503671

Not far from mine (9L503829). Mine is a 10B car, makes you wonder what this car would have been? 10A?
Goes back to me wondering what the earliest L.A. car is.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2018, 01:29:24 AM »
Anyone have an idea why there would be a line for a 3.73 and 4.10 rear gear?

Mike

3.73 was the standard Z28 ratio.  That line on the window sticker indicates code G80 for the posi traction. The next line is G84 which is the optional ordered 4.10 ratio. It got the 4.10 and posi was mandatory with 4.10 (also 4.56 and 4.88) but not with 3.73, 3.55, 3.31, 3.07, 2.73 and 2.56

See this link for options and code information.

http://www.camaros.org/pdf/options.pdf

Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2018, 01:35:55 AM »
The standard Z/28 rear axle ratio was 3.73 but only on Z/28, did not require Posi. As the car was ordered with Posi, G80 appears as an extra-cost option. Specifying a non-standard axle ratio was also an extra-cost option.

Listing different axle ratios was confusing. Later in the model year, the G80 description was revised to include the optional ratio if ordered. As of June, 1969 Chevrolet dropped the 4.10 ratio as a Z/28 option.

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Re: Help in finding this car
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2018, 02:35:15 AM »
Hi Tim
Yes I was at Lyons every Saturday Night & San Fernando on Sunday
I raced the Z once with stock street tires ,  104 in 3rd gear et in high 13's
had a 396 65 chevelle we race weekly
That's pretty good going on street rubber Jim!
Wonder if you recall a guy called Bruce Erickson, from N Hollywood, or his car - it's the one pictured in my avatar. You're probably very close in age. He ran the car as 'Home-Grown Fiasco' in E/MP, for the first couple of years in the original silver with black stripes, then in '71 he got it painted as pictured by well-known Fresno custom pinstriper Bob Kovacs.
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA. Ex-E/MP at Lions Dragstrip in Long Beach.

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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2018, 02:53:16 AM »
Great that you found the docs on the car!
Btw, they told you a line of BS about being the 7th 69 Z. I know of twice that many before your car. :)
But they definitely were having a supply issue and weren't building Z's fast enough in that timeframe.
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