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Springer Tom

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Missing Engine VIN...
« on: May 01, 2012, 12:55:48 AM »
Hey guys, new to the forum, looking at a '69 Camaro RS that apparently has the original LM1 and T-350. Seems to be very early Los Angeles car. 09A on the cowl tag,VIN 501112.The engine was rebuilt, not decked, the engine code is there, V0823HS but the VIN isnt there,didnt see it near the oil filter but the block has been painted.Casting date on block is H 20 8, seems right. Tranny also doesnt have VIN stamping but has H 23 8 casting numbers......any thoughts ? Hate to plunk down a big wad of cash without VIN numbers......

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Re: Missing Engine VIN...
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 04:16:58 AM »
That date looks good for the car. VIN not on the pad isn't too surprising - LOS VIN stamps moved around.
It should be on the trans somewhere.
12 bolt? What color is the car?

Hate to ask, but how much when you say 'a big wad of cash'?
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Re: Missing Engine VIN...
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 10:22:35 AM »
Thanks for the response, Kurt. Original hugger orange car,absolutely rust free, no evidence of any repairs at all, 12 bolt, 5 leaf springs, power disc brakes with the proportioning valve, factory air,tinted glass, power steering,Rally wheels, Firestone Wide Ovals,the guy added a vinyl roof and spoilers, cars about 80% done, paint,engine and tranny rebuilt....everything done so far is really nice....says he has about 25K into the car and thats about what he wants.....

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Re: Missing Engine VIN...
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 03:59:25 AM »
I haven't followed prices in this market, but the basic question is what's it worth finished?

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Re: Missing Engine VIN...
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 09:53:41 PM »
Update guys, i did find the VIN on the block and the tranny,motor number was by the oil filter and the tranny number was on the LEFT side by the pan, where it usuallly is for a T-400...... :D

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Re: Missing Engine VIN...
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012, 04:56:17 AM »
So you did get the car?

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Re: Missing Engine VIN...
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 03:48:53 PM »
yes I did, Kurt....lot of work ahead but most of the big dollar stuff is done.......engine and tranny and everything under the hood need to go back in for starters....

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Re: Missing Engine VIN...
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 05:14:52 PM »
congrats. good luck with your project.
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Re: Missing Engine VIN...
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2012, 12:25:48 AM »
I wanted to post a picture for you guys but I can't for some reason....