As the new guy on the block, this is my 1st message.
I just had my # matching 67 RS Convertible w/ factory AC delivered back to me after a 3 year restoration. Although I have owned this car since 1975, I am relatively new at the numbers and decoding of the car. After reading the artical by Rich Fields on the CRG I became intrigued at the prospect of my car being one of the L-30/M-20 survivors.
I would greatly appreciate if someone could help me determine this or anything else about the rarety of this car. Below is all the information I have validated to date
ST 67-12667 NOR 32781 BODY
TR 765-Z G-2 PAINT
ENGINE 327/275 HP
ENGINE CAST# 3903352 CAST DATE J-266
ENGINE ASSEMBLE DATE T1109MK
I SWITCHED THE REAR FOR A 12 BOLT 3.55, BUT STILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL
REAR CAST# N
REAR DATE CODE PA11106 (There is a 2 stamped on the opposite axel tube. Possibly the shift #??)
The tranny is a Saginaw 4-speed, but I haven't gotten under the car yet to validate #'s. (I didn't have enough forsight to get all the numbers while the trans was being rebuilt 2years ago) The restoration shop told me the tranny has the full vin stamped on the side, which for a 67 doesn't seem to agree with the Research I have read. I thought only SS and Z-28's had the partial vin on the tran's.
The speedometer cable goes thru the firewall on the drivers side of the steering column, and the car does have the rear brake proportioning valve on the sub frame below the drivers door.
I have kept the car completely original, with the exception of the rear. Sitting in the car for the first time after almost 30 years has been a real thrill. Besides a few drips from the trans and engine, and a guage or two jumping, it runs great! Looking foward to a nice day to take the top down and go for a spin.
I would post a photo, but haven't figured out how to do that yet. Thanks for any help...