Jerry has given his permission to post the FINAL report and pictures to clear up any confusion regarding the report. Since he's travelling tomorrow and has gone to bed, he asked that I post the report and pictures and include this statement:
My current procedure when inspecting any car is to send the client a quick rough draft because in two cases years ago, after I told two different clients that the drive trains were not real, I was not paid the balance that I was owed for my services because they did not want the cars. This is a tough spot and I never tell a client on-site when a drive train is fake until I am paid in full.
In the case of this particular car, I was there two weeks before the Camaro Nationals and he needed something right away to work on the car. Once I down loaded the photos (which I do later), I updated the report and added the updated drive train information, along with the information that Kurt and the CRG gave me about the car. That was done in June 2008 but I donít have an exact date.
The attached report is the FINAL report noting the restoration drive train, along with the information regarding the fact that this car was originally owned by Gary Fitzgibbon, and showed up again on ebay 10/07 in Pennsylvania. As you can see from the "Special note", at that time the car was still a shell, but it was unclear if it was the original one or not.
I am also giving special permission to show pictures of the restoration engine stampings, along with the transmission and rear axle stampings.
In closing, the report posted by Kent Waters is the PRELIMINARY rough draft so he could work on the car and fix the various component issues noted before the Camaro Nationals. I would like to add that a copy of the final report was also mailed to Kent at the end of June, 2008 with the notations regarding the restoration drive train.
Thank you very much
This post includes the FINAL report (attached) while my next post will include the pictures.