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Ramjett54

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Which head casting date is correct?
« on: January 04, 2012, 05:14:54 PM »
I have an 02e 1968 z28 what would be the correct date range for cylinder heads?
I found some a28 castings, would they be within range?
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Re: Which head casting date is correct?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 06:19:05 PM »
Don't know what is considered acceptable but here is mine for example.  Have an original 1968 07C Z28 that has an engine build date of 06-19 and the heads are dated E-9-8 and E-14-8.
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Re: Which head casting date is correct?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 06:24:22 PM »
Do you have the original block, or are you building a "date correct" engine?  You should be comparing the engine build date (stamped, and assuming it is not a fake/restamp) with the head casting dates.  Obviously the heads need to be cast earlier than when the engine was assembled.  This old thread and links found within may help, I think it has generally acceptable date spans:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=6256.0

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Re: Which head casting date is correct?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 06:40:27 PM »
I have an 02E 68 z/28 & one head is "A" late & the other is a "B" early. Can you contact me at jiaccino@cox.net? I have aquestion for you also. Thanks, Joe
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