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Old 10-21-2019, 03:00 PM
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Would you care to clean off the diff stamp a little further to the left of the BU. Curious if it has a peened C. Thanks & congrats.
Checked out the diff this morning and removed a little more paint toward the strap and there was no C to be found. There are some marks that look like it could of been peened over from the factory. Is this where the C was sometimes found on late differential housings?


BU Stamp dated October 28th. Housing is clean with no rust or pitting.
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Mark...it's Vintage Vehicle Services in Oshawa Ontario, They have the microfiche records for all Canadian sold cars and Canadian Export cars. If you think you have a CDN car you can request a search. If it's a Canadian car they will have docs and charge a fee for this service. If your car is US made and it doesn't return any data, the fee is $16.95 for the search. I only checked this car because the NCRS came up empty and it was worth a shot in case it was originally a Canadian car. It wasn't but I didn't expect it would be. Here's a link to their website where everything is well explained.

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Thanks so much. I may give it a shot, appreciate it. Again, just a beautiful Z.
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I found the rockers to have M markings on them which was odd, and immediately saw that the covers also had drippers? The M markings are long slot rockers for big blocks are they not?
Big block long slot rockers were marked with a L or H.
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Very nice car that will clean up nicely, they are still out there !
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Just got off the phone with the engine builder who went through the motor about 5 years ago. I learned an interesting story about Wayne Harmon's former girlfriend in that call today. Apparently she decided to run a bunch sugar though his cars and this engine got the same treatment. Wayne pulled the motor out of the car to protect the DZ block and installed an LT-1 into the car to serve as his driver. He had the 302 on a run stand in his shop and would run it from time to time. I guess she nailed his cars, his truck and this engine which was run not knowing she had hit the stands fuel tank with sugar as well. It was brought to the machine shop as a complete running long block that needed to be gone through because of the sugar that was run through it (very nasty woman).

You can see from the pictures that the sugar had gummed up and solidified in the lifter valley as well as around the heads. The machinist took it all apart to hot wash and clean the block and heads thoroughly before measuring everything out on the rotating assembly. It had all original internals and I am told that once it was cleaned, it received new rings, bearings, a camshaft and a timing chain before going back together as standard bore motor. He also recalled doing valve seals on the heads and has sent me some pictures of it as it was coming apart.

Looks like it had O rocker arms when it came to him but they were changed at some point after that? He thinks he might be able to dig out the invoice for the work he performed on the motor and may be sending that to me when he has time. Today, I also grabbed a couple pictures of the DZ carburetor that Jeff Boone sent out to be restored for the car prior to selling it to me. Carb is dated 2nd week of October 69 and is very nicely restored. Just need to find an original choke rod as that went missing at some point. Oh yeah, and a set of O rocker arms. lol













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Really fun reading the story as it happens! Thanks for sharing and I admire your tenacity!
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I'm going to get a beer and be right back............. so I can watch this thread.
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I know right...

I just went out to check the trunk and make sure there were no boiled bunnies in there anywhere. Took a few pics to show how clean the spatter paint is while I was at in there.

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Frame rails are clean and solid in the back with traces of original overspray by the looks of things. Also took a couple pics of the front springs that were changed out by the third owners brother. Might clean these up a but and reinstall them. Tags are still there but the part numbers are barely visible after 50 years. Glad they stayed with the car.





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Sure looks like a great car, congrats!
Several owners of late-built '69 Camaros have reported having dripper valve covers, and also star-head door striker bolts. That sure looks like a peened-over 'C' before the BU on the axle tube, but will defer to Darrell and others who have been researching that.
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