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68 z28 engine
« on: February 09, 2007, 10:15:19 PM »
  i am looking for the original engine for my 1968 z28, vin 426203.  jeey mcneish says some one on this site has listed this engine?

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Re: 68 z28 engine
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007, 11:20:20 PM »
Hi -

   Welcome to this forum!  I'm in the opposite situation you are in.  I have an original '68 Z/28 engine (vin 124378N391571) and I'm looking for the chassis.  In your search for the original engine for your car, please contact me if you find out any information on the above vin.  Here's a link to my post on this engine:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1558.0

What is the build date on your car?  Good luck in your search!   :)

Paul

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Re: 68 z28 engine
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007, 11:27:49 PM »
  will do, 4th week of april 1968, cowl plenum radio delete car.  contact jerry mcneish, maybe he can help you

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Re: 68 z28 engine
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2007, 11:39:48 PM »
Jason,

You have to find that guy on Camaros.net.  I hope you find the engine.

Good luck, and say hi to Myron Lee,

Jerry

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2007, 11:43:32 PM »
  will do, 4th week of april 1968, cowl plenum radio delete car.  contact jerry mcneish, maybe he can help you

   Thanks, I believe Jerry is aware of the engine (?) and I hope he is looking for me!  I also checked with Larry Eakin and he told me that he would notify me if he came across any info on that vin.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  Is your car in Eakin's registry?

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Re: 68 z28 engine
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007, 10:07:20 PM »
  thanks jerry, i found the thread with mention of my engine.  i sent him an message, hopefully he is still active.

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Re: 68 z28 engine
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007, 08:26:17 PM »
Jason -

   Please let us know if you find your engine.  It would be too cool  8)  and would give others hope.  Good luck!

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 10:42:04 PM »
a quick note on my engine.  seems it is in minneapolis area,  the guy who has it went to high school with my dad in sioux falls, sd.  how weird is that.  making arangement to get it!!!!!!!

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Re: 68 z28 engine
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2007, 12:11:44 AM »
Wow, that's great.  What a happy ending.

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2007, 04:07:00 AM »
Congratulations Jason, you lucky dog!   :o

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2007, 03:31:05 PM »
hey jerry, how much should this engine be worth?  the guy wants $6500.00 does that seem fair. will it increase the value of the car. the engine is supposed to be complete except for manifolds and carb.

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2007, 07:10:43 PM »
Jason -

   Let's see:

- 3917610 intake manifold: $300. - $500.
- one pair 3917291 date correct 2.02 cylinder heads: $600. - $750.
- 302 crankshaft: $600. - $1500.
- 1100814 date correct alternator: $700. - $1200.
- 1111467 date correct distributor: $1000. - $1800.
- water pump, deep groove pulleys, oil pan, alternator brackets, smog pump + brackets, fasteners, etc..: $1000.00 - ?
- the original block to your vehicle stamped with your vin and engine assemble date: PRICELESS!   :o

I'd jump on it before he changes his mind!   ;D

Paul  

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Re: 68 z28 engine
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007, 07:14:25 PM »
Paul,

You hit it right on the money.  About a 33% increase in value on the car.  I might have a dated carb in stock, I just bought an 812 or 813.  I'll have to check.

Jerry

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 07:28:55 PM »
Thanks Jerry!  You see, I told you I'd make a good apprentice.   ;)

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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2007, 07:33:31 PM »
thanks guys i believe i will get this engine.  he also has avaliable 1968 chevelle 2 door sedan, 1969 ss 396 chevelle and a 1968 camaro convertible for sale.  im am going to try to buy everything!