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DeanZ10
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2013, 10:35:37 AM »

Kurt,
Thanks for the opinion of what a clear response should be.  I can imagine someone had a correct dated block for their car and not knowing better, stamped their VIN# where they thought it should be. Clearly plausible. I have learned that nothing should be assumed when talking about these cars.
Perhaps after the many years of experience you have had, it is clear. Don't think Ed would have suggested you would know about the date stamp if he assumed the same.
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2013, 11:00:21 AM »

Dean,  when I first traded for my 69 Z28 in '76, and knowing it was all original (based on it's condition and history at the time), when I inspected the pad, and found NO VIN stamp, but correct engine assembly stamp, I was *very confused*, becuase all the other Z28s I'd had and knew about up til that time had the VIN on the pad.   I went close to 10 yrs before I learned thru a car magazine ad, that 'late Norwood' cars had the VIN stamped into the cast surface above the oil filter boss.  Knowing the car was original, I NEVER considered 'stamping' the VIN in myself!   Instead, once I learned about the different stamping location, it only remained for me to pull the engine so I could *verify*, which I finally did in the late 80's and went to great extremes before I could even *detect* the stamping... special light, sunlight, enhanced high res photos, etc.   My point is, I think someone would ONLY stamp something into an original part IF they had strong suspicions already, that it was a 'fake'.. and the only wanted to make it a 'better fake'...   at least, that's MY opinion.
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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2013, 11:46:12 AM »

Dean, I will just say this.  If the VIN is a restamp, it really doesn't matter if the assembly date/suffix stamp is real or not.  The block has been messed with, therefore no original.
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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 07:05:59 PM »

Lots to learn and consider. I do appreciate your responses.
Thank you!!
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