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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2012, 10:07:44 PM »
sorry it has taken so long getting back, especially to those who replyd to my questions earlier and have helped me get this far. After the holiday's getting back to work did not leave a lot of time to pursue the purchase, but I have been working at it slowly. I was finally able to come to a preliminary purchase price agreement with an inspection contingnecy that allowed me to walk away if the car was fake. This allows me to have the car inpsected by an expert (such as Jerry or other expert) without signing a contract. After obtaining that agreement, I was given a number for a guy here in FL named Ian Johnston to inspect for originality and condiditon. Is anyone here familiar with Ian's work or had an inpsection done by him before?

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2012, 10:50:34 PM »
Just caught this thread, looks like a nice car. I have a similar car, only a L35, that was built around 4 days before this one. Mine has an Aug. engine also. Distributor and 1 exhaust manifold also August. George

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #62 on: March 03, 2012, 02:15:19 PM »
Thanks George. I like your color combination blue/white. Do you have any additional photos?


Anyone familiar with Ian Johnston's work or had an inspection performed by him? I understand he has done a lot of restoration work and he is local, about an hour drive from me. He has already inspected the car that I am interested in for a different customer, but the other buyer passed for a z/28. So a report containing about 3.5 pages of detailed information is available, I just need to find out if his source of information is good to proceed to make the seller a firm offer. I know Rich Fields is down here in FL too, maybe he or Jerry knows Ian or could help with an inspection?

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #63 on: March 04, 2012, 06:23:33 PM »
Mickey, my car is completely disassembled and at the bodyshop for awhile. No finished pictures yet. Hope it turns out like this picture I borrowed. George

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #64 on: March 05, 2012, 01:16:55 PM »
WOW I really love that color combination. what color is that blue called?

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2012, 02:18:15 PM »
Color is off a little in the picture, should be LeMans blue.

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2012, 11:56:12 PM »
I have had the car inspected and know more about it than before with enough info to proceed. I have it under contract with a deposit. I should complete the transaction and take delivery sometime this month. I will post more once the deal is done, but for right now I want to keep it confidential until the purchase is complete.

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2012, 09:26:01 PM »
I just heard from the transport driver. He has arrived at the dealership and is loading the vehicle to deliver it. It should be here later this evening.

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #68 on: March 23, 2012, 12:19:06 AM »
Congratulations on the purchase and it must be exciting to finally have it all be done after months of research.
Sonny
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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #69 on: March 23, 2012, 12:48:41 AM »
Just finished unloading it and it is safely home in the garage. Thanks to all for the input. I look forward to going into detail taking all of the photos, cleaning, and documenting it. I will post some more detailed photos as I go.

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2012, 01:03:54 AM »
Exciting time & congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the pics.

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2012, 01:25:43 AM »
Marty, do you work on commision? Nice car, good luck and have fun.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2012, 01:36:31 AM »
Congratulations on seeing this in your own garage. You made a smart, informative purchase. I look forward to hopefully hearing and seeing more about your car. It truly is a rare car in having original drive train, the engine option, and being a higher optioned RS-SS. My car built about the same time as yours has me additionally interested. Here is a list of my dated components and I would be really interested hearing on how they compare to your car. Enjoy & have fun with it. Sorry for hogging your space.
George.

Engine cast date H ?? 8 (Aug) 1968
Engine casting number 3955272
Engine stamp TI104JG-19N539454
        T=Tonawanda
        I104= (November 4th )
        JG=396-325 Auto 400
        1=Chevrolet
        9=1969
        539454= Partial VIN.
Heads casting date J10 8=(Oct 8th ) & J15 8= (Oct 15th )
Head casting number 3931063

Water Pump 39310065T   G 18 8=(July 18 1968)

Intake casting 3931067
Intake cast date J158 (Oct 15 1968)

LH Exhaust 3909879 /  H318= (Aug 31 1968)
RH Exhaust 3916178 /  J318= (Oct 31 1968)

Carb # 7029200EE
Carb date  3118  (Nov 6th  1968)
Carb plate date  30C ( 30th Week)

Distributor # 1111497
Distributor date  8H13 (Aug 13 1968)

Trans Tag       Yellow Tag      Upper 366    Lower CC-69-6026

Rear axle stamp   BL1111G2  / 3.07 – (Nov 11th ) – Detroit – 2nd  Shift
Rear axle cast date     K88 / (Nov 8th – 1968)
Brake inspection date “316” Julian date (Nov. 11th)
Brake caliper casting 5463633
Brake caliper cast date RT“240” (Sept 27th)   & L“296” ( Oct 27th)
Brake caliper machine date RT“281” (Oct 7th) & L“315” (Nov 10th

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #73 on: March 23, 2012, 03:51:25 AM »
Thanks Geroge.
 I do have the information from mine in the inspection report, but I want to go through it to see for myself and learn about it in more detail. I will use your outline as a list for documenting all of the part numbers and pics of course.

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Re: Help and advice prior to purchase?
« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2012, 03:55:42 AM »
Exciting time & congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the pics.

Thanks Marty especially for your help. Now that it is in the garage it will try to get a better pic of the engine stamp.