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DZ block looking for it's home
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:41:17 PM »
My friend is selling his 69 Z and also this spare block he's had for years. I told him I'd try to help him locate the car, if it still exists, and try to re-unite these two. These are the numbers on the block:
V0729DZ
529.84.5011

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 02:58:22 PM »
Find the VIN on the block; that is the only thing that will match it to the car it came from.  While you're at it, get the casting number and casting date from the rear of the block.

Note: The VIN may be on the front machined pad (adjacent to the app code you found), But most likely it's stamped into the cast surface above the oil filter boss (and very difficult to read).  Get some photos and use of a bright light will help on the VIN on the cast surface.
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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 03:25:24 PM »
These were the only numbers my friend sent to me so I have requested more information. I will post more numbers when I get them. Thank you for the reply!

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 01:21:22 AM »
Joe sent me pictures. Looks like someone filed the VIN off of the block. Smh..... I have pics he sent but I can't post them. If I could text or email them to someone and you could post that would be great. Not sure if this should be in the orphan section now? Seems more of a bastard child or something. Any idea how to put a value on something like this?

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 02:00:18 AM »
75 tries later......

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 03:46:12 AM »
It appears that some numbers might be there (or were there)..  it's impossible to tell with such a poor image.  For reading the VIN stamped in the cast surface, an EXCELLENT image is required... about 100-1000 X better than that one...
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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 01:35:35 PM »
He said they are gone. I wonder what protocol is now with this forum. Should I delete this post and just move it to a for sale section? I don't want to clog up the section when I don't have complete information.

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 02:20:07 PM »
If it's yours, you can advertise it for sale, but not on this forum.   This is a technical discussion/information forum, but there are other forums where you can advertise for sale.

If the engine belongs to someone else, you might put what you know into a post here in this thread you began,  which would allow anyone here with interest to follow up with the owner.

PS.  The VINs are extremely difficult to see/read on the cast surfaces, so whether it has been removed, or  he just can't see it, is impossible for us to determine without having a 'great high resolution' image of the area.  If he or someone *removed* (ie. ground away or ?) the VIN, it would have only been for one purpose - ie. to obscure the information that might have allowed the engine to be associated with the specific car it was originally installed in.   Without the VIN, the block is just an '010' block with a DZ stamp...
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90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2019, 02:55:18 PM »
Thank you for all of the information. I will look at the block myself and see if there are any traces of numbers left. If not he will probably just list it locally and get it gone. I just thought it would be neat to reunite this block with the car it came from, albeit a long shot. The DZ engine in his car now is not the original either so I will post that number and his VIN when I get them so they can be added to your database. Thank you again for all of the help.

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2019, 10:06:36 PM »
There are so many guys looking for their original DZ blocks, please post the info when you get it. Should read 19N******, for example 19N672150

takes looking at many different angles and lighting sometimes. But once you see it, it just pops out at you.
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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 02:43:29 AM »
I found taking a picture with a flash works real good as long as you do it on an angle so you get the shadows of the numbers & letters. Straight on is too bright....Joe
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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2019, 03:02:50 AM »
My friend lives about 30 minutes away so it's difficult to find the time to get together. But I will make it a point to get to his house and identify the block, the engine in the car, and the car to help anyone in the future.

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2019, 01:41:25 AM »
Here is the VIN off of the car for the database: 124379N66669
Here is the VIN off of the engine in the car:19N507066
I have a pic of the trim tag and the car but can't post pics.

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2019, 03:41:19 AM »
GN1220 (Ethan) sent me some images of the Camaro under discussion.   I'll post them for him here (will take 2 or 3 posts).  Very little resizing needed..   This must be the Z28 owned by his friend?   and not of the extra engine he has?

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Re: DZ block looking for it's home
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 03:45:18 AM »
A couple more images of Ethan's friend's Camaro (engine and interior).   I will not post the VIN photo or cowl plate photo.

Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan