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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2008, 05:43:15 PM »

You must have been using a mirror to look at the number because it's backwards, but yes, the 1111480 is a 1969 Camaro 302 distributor. However, the letter "I" wasn't used so check that again.

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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2008, 06:54:22 PM »

Yes , I was using a mirror and I just realized that. Thanks!  as for the I in  the date code,  the right way is    8 ? 4.  should the  Question mark be a letter or number?  It looks like a  l    maybe a l Or a one.   And what date would that make it?   and how would that jive with my May 29th 69  motor build? Thanks
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2008, 12:58:26 PM »

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and how would that jive with my May 29th 69  motor build?

It really depends on the actual date of the distributor. If you can take a picture of the stamping and the date code, it would probably help.

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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2008, 08:29:57 PM »

The I looks more like a J hard to see it at first still in the car wit a mirror thanks for the help.
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2008, 09:38:19 PM »

So I was reading some older posts and see that the typical spread is 1 to 6 weeks between engine build and thecars build, BUT there are exceptions and the time frame is not set in stone and that 60 to 90 days could be possible but not the norm. I have talked with all previuos owners of my Z28 and all agree that the engine is the original motor.   My cars build is 08C and the motor  build is May 29th. The block was cast on 26th both heads on 27th and motor build is 29th. Distirb date is Oct. 68 and on. original smog equip is in place. So 10 to 12 weeks or 60 to 90 days can not be Huh??       Any one else have a car with a longer spread out of the 250,000 camaros built in 1969.  If I did not know my cars history I would not be pushing this and this is a reaearch Forum.
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2008, 09:52:57 PM »

1111480 on the dist.

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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2008, 09:57:53 PM »

Jason,

When you get the report on this car, you will read that there was a long list issues.........a full page of items.  That is ail I will say for now.  The dist in this car was not the correct original 1111480.

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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2008, 06:19:52 PM »

I purchased this car after speaking with the list of owners especialy the original owner to verify the Z28. I was aware that some of the drivetrain was not original and as maybe some parts not original as with any 40 year old car some items can not be original, but better said as "correct" for the car.  The car is simply gorgeous and a high end restoration on a California , all original sheetmetal, car  and very correct.I have never seen such gogeous pans and undersides.  I will give you a call today on your cell and talk about the car and discuss the report. I love the car and do not need an original drivetrain but a correct one will do. Provenance and historical documentation is key to me. The cold valve adjustment worked perfect and the car screams. The stories behind a car that is 40 years old is just as much fun as the car itself and I have gathered many on the Z28.    No disrespect ever, and you are the Z28 Guru and I would like to talk further about my car.     I will give you a call tomarrow when you are back from your travels.   Thanks Jerry, Kindest reguards Capt. Jason.
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2008, 12:57:24 PM »

Had my car at a big monthly car show on Sat. I looked over a survivor, early 69 02B build Z28 compared the DZ and build code stampings and they looked pretty exact.  I also was talikng with a person who owns 2 Z28's and he looked over my entire car as well as the stampings on the front pad and they all agrred that they looked original and that a few months time span was OK for the motor to may be original to the car. The Z28 car that was there had an original cross ram setup and fiberglass hood so the alternator braket was different so you could see the stampings easy, mine I just removed the alternator in a few minutes. 
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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2008, 11:11:49 AM »

Just so you understand, the crossram is not original from the factory but was dealer installed option. So 'original dealer installed option' crossram would be more correct. Smiley  Nice car you have.
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« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2008, 03:49:58 PM »

Yes I understand, the man who owned the car had reciepts from the dealer for the setup and hood etc he said. I cannot believe what an original crossram setup is worth!!!  20 grand right?  I read that a few times over the past year. I will keep my car as is.   
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« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2008, 03:59:18 PM »

Also to note I started this thread to find out the time span between engine build and cars build time.    My car is a 08C date on cowl tag,   since 08B never was on a camaro cowl tag my car could have been an early August build, leaving a 2 month gap between engine build and cars build.    The original owner purchased my car at the dealer around the 20th of August 1969.   So you have it,  March 29th engine build to early August cars build.  I have talked with all previous owners over the past few weeks and all say motor is the original, but  trans and rear end is not. The second owner changed out the rear end for better gas mileage and changed carb to a 600 in the late 70's. He used it as a driver at that time in California to boot.  The third owner bought thecar in mid 80's and switched the carb back to original 850 and left the rear axle ratio witch was 3.31.
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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2008, 10:38:10 PM »

Found the partial vin stamping by using a yellow crayon to rub the area by the oil filter where I could see a slight trace of a number or two, then brushed away excess crayon and it show the partial vin nicely. It matches up with my car.  Thanks for all the help CRG!!
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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2008, 10:19:49 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2011, 01:20:53 PM »

does your 08C car have a vin sticker on the drivers door?
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