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Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« on: December 31, 2007, 12:42:30 AM »
Looking for any help to the location of my original 69' Z/28 302..

To get the whole story on my search, check out www.findmyengine.com.. I'm documenting the search. Got some great leads.

thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 07:05:03 PM »
Here's another.

Tom Harrison was one of the IL owners.

The owner as of 1997 or so was a customer of our Camaro business in Milwaukee and lived in Hartford WI. The car was memorable as it is one of few factory heater delete Camaros. I do not remember the owners name; the car was Le Mans blue with blue custom interior.

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2008, 01:45:39 PM »
William,

Tom was the owner back in 1997 or before? And then sold it to someone else that brought it into your shop as well? Just trying to setup a timeline.

Thanks for a great lead!
jim

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008, 05:14:46 PM »
William,

Tom was the owner back in 1997 or before? And then sold it to someone else that brought it into your shop as well? Just trying to setup a timeline.

Thanks for a great lead!
jim


That's correct. I believe Tom sold it to the guy that brought it in. Since it was more or less complete he did not buy much, just some detail stuff.

I have not seen it since; do not know if it still in WI.

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008, 09:06:41 PM »
William,

Great lead.. I will try to locate Tom and see if he has any more information. Thank you very much!

jim

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008, 09:14:15 PM »
William,

You mind me asking the name of your Camaro Business?

jim

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2008, 09:20:27 PM »
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 02:58:08 AM »
Jim, looks like a great way to go looking. Maybe I need to learn how to build a website and do the same. ;)

How do people find you? Just buy searching? Obviously by being on the CRG website too.
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2008, 01:17:01 PM »
GaryL,

Just build it and they will come. :-)  Seriously, it's much easier having the story out on the web, you don't have to keep repeating yourself to everyone that you meet. Just tell them to read the story. With the great leads that I got off CRG, I'll hit all the Camaro clubs in WI and IL, asking them if they remember the car and the owner.. I just tell the club president or VP to advise his members about the www.findmyengine.com website. Works great...

I'm actually going to start a "Post your own" find my engine area shortly. Would you like to be the first to post?

Jim

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 04:56:29 PM »
The car was memorable as it is one of few factory heater delete Camaros.

How did one go about ordering C48 (heater delete) on a domestically-delivered '69, as it was a federal MVSS requirement to have a heater/defroster beginning with the '68 model year?
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2008, 05:11:11 PM »
JohnZ,

I really don't know.. Maybe because the car was ordered and went directly to Hawaii? Can someone else explain this?

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2008, 05:36:33 PM »
John,
I haven't found the MVSS code for 68-69, but HI delivered cars often (always?) don't have heaters in them. Common source for the heater delete plates that show up on ebay.
And the HI window stickers don't have C48 on them, but they do have an export prep RPO.
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2008, 06:07:18 PM »
The car in question was delivered new in HI; he had all the paperwork. The engine bay block-offs were undisturbed but the dash block-off plate was gone.

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2008, 06:22:52 PM »
John,
I haven't found the MVSS code for 68-69, but HI delivered cars often (always?) don't have heaters in them. Common source for the heater delete plates that show up on ebay.
And the HI window stickers don't have C48 on them, but they do have an export prep RPO.

I did some digging under MVSS #103 (the windshield defrosting/defogging standard), and there was originally some sort of Export exemption, but I can't find the text of the law that governs or defines it:

     15 USC 1397, sec. 108 (b)(5)
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2008, 08:27:14 PM »
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I did some digging under MVSS #103 (the windshield defrosting/defogging standard), and there was originally some sort of Export exemption, but I can't find the text of the law that governs or defines it:

     15 USC 1397, sec. 108 (b)(5)

Probably repealed.

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2008, 11:51:22 PM »
Not exactly repealed, revised (several times) and code numbers changed:

49 U.S.C. 30146 = (formerly 15 U.S.C. 1397)
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2008, 01:28:34 AM »
GaryL,

Just build it and they will come. :-)  Seriously, it's much easier having the story out on the web, you don't have to keep repeating yourself to everyone that you meet. Just tell them to read the story. With the great leads that I got off CRG, I'll hit all the Camaro clubs in WI and IL, asking them if they remember the car and the owner.. I just tell the club president or VP to advise his members about the www.findmyengine.com website. Works great...

I'm actually going to start a "Post your own" find my engine area shortly. Would you like to be the first to post?

Jim


Yes I would! I have a feling that since the front clip was replaced on my car the engine and traany was sold and the body was sold/repaired seperately. Hopefully they still exist. They guy I bought my car from just called me today because he found some paperwork. I can hardly wait to see what it is!
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2008, 12:24:05 AM »
Gary,

Give me until next week sometime and I should have it working for you and anyone else that would like to post.

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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2008, 08:51:27 PM »
Sounds good, count me in too!
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Re: Looking for my original Z/28 engine
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2008, 09:23:06 PM »
Ok,

I played around and got a posting system working on findmyengine.com. It's works, but not user-friendly yet.. Because of the positive responses, I'll build out a nice database one shortly. Check it out, on the right side of the site, labeled "Post Your VINs" you can add in your car or your engine information. Don't worry, whatever information is inserted here, will be easy to export to the database system.

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