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« on: November 20, 2010, 11:03:48 AM »

I have a 1969 427 copo block  MN code with the partial vin of    19n620036 .  The block is in great shape with no cracks or damage. I googled the vin number and found an old ebay listing from 2005 for the car this engine goes to. originaly golympic gold but repainted garnet red, somewhere in florida.  I would like to see this block reunited with this car if possible.  does anyone have any information on this car?. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 12:59:02 PM »

It has been straightened out and is Olympic Gold again.

Post this on the Yenko site; I'm sure someone there knows where it is.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 02:48:06 PM »

I googled the vin number and found an old ebay listing from 2005 for the car this engine goes to. 

Here it is...

http://www.carpictures.com/Chevrolet/Camaro-COPO-427-X-44-1969-05DQN522511945

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 04:49:29 PM »

wasn't the orig owner of that car  Ben Wenzel
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 05:05:27 PM »

I think so

Jerry M has some cool original photos of Ben's car
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 10:38:10 PM »

Yup, that's the car. Engine was pulled and sold years ago. Great to hear it still survives!
I lost track of the car in the last few years.
Here's some info on it before it became red: http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=7076&page=1

What's the engine code? Or better yet, can you send me a pic of the engine pad?
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 12:03:09 AM »

I would like to see that stamping too.  That is B. Wenzel's car.  W. Shemeckly owns it now.  Was not restored the way it was when sold new.  Ben stated that there were 23 copos on the lot when he purchased his.  He just wanted to cheapest one.  All of the Berger window stickers were listed c/o D. Arons Race cars.........cool stuff,

Jerry 
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010, 09:01:54 AM »

Thank you everyone who posted information, every bit helps.    Kurt and jerry, I will send you some pictures of the block.   Thanks again,  Mike.
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010, 08:57:19 AM »

Mike,

Where did the engine turn up.  Ben sold it when it was new in the Merrill, MI area.  He has purchased a blue printed 427 that was ready for Super Stock class.  That's why he unloaded the oem engine.

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010, 06:22:03 PM »

  I bought the engine in Kawkawlin Michigan, about 35 miles North East of merrill, from a man who bought it at an estate sale. An old man passed away and this engine sat in his garage for years. I didnt get the old mans name.
 The engine was missing the crank,but the rods and pistons were there, and it had the wrong heads with it , closed chamber rectangle ports but with the wrong dates, the intake could be original, the date is correct. the carb and all of the external bolt ons were gone also. Not to suprising after 40 years i guess.

 I live in Midland  Michigan,  about 25 miles north of Merrill, so the engine hasnt traveled very far.            Mike.
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2010, 07:35:31 AM »

Thanks to everyones information we traced the cars owner, Wayne Schmeeckle  of Colorado. Does anyone know how to contact Wayne , Im sure he will be interested in getting the original block for his car.    Thanks,  Mike
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2010, 01:41:39 PM »

Thanks to everyones information we traced the cars owner, Wayne Schmeeckle  of Colorado. Does anyone know how to contact Wayne , Im sure he will be interested in getting the original block for his car.    Thanks,  Mike

Try using zabasearch.com or superpages.com - there can't be a lot of folks with that last name.
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2010, 02:10:19 PM »

Found 2 wayne Schmeeckle on anywho.com
 
Wayne E Schmeeckle
4600 W 14th St,
Greeley, CO 80634
970-352-3365

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Wayne E Schmeeckle
15 Carrie Ct,
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
970-867-9158
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2010, 04:34:42 AM »

Great that you are trying to reunite the motor with the car. I can ask some of the COPO guys I have come to know if you don't make contact with Wayne
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2010, 07:36:10 PM »

Mike, call me - i just talked to Wayne and confirm he has the car.....i can give you his number he gave me for you.

My cell is in an email to you
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2010, 07:52:32 PM »

 I talked to Wayne tonight, He wants the block, we just have to work out the details.
 
Thank you to everyone who helped me to contact him.

Does anyone know what the value of the original block to the cars owner would be, I dont expect a fortune, just todays market value. I would apreciate anyones input on this. 

Thanks,  Mike.
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