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Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion Yesterday, 11:54 PM
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Posted By William
No one knows how many '69 Camaro L78/L89 converts...

No one knows how many '69 Camaro L78/L89 converts were built. The data Chevrolet provided for the Tailfins & Bowties book circa 1989 showed 311 L89 equipped Camaros; that's as good as it gets.
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Forum: Technical & Restoration Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By William
Check with other Pontiac guys before removing it....

Check with other Pontiac guys before removing it. I vaguely recall one of our customers saying it was too big to be removed through a door; rear glass had to come out.

Did you buy it in Brookfield...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 07-14-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By William
The questionable body tag [been off the car] and...

The questionable body tag [been off the car] and the completely incorrect speedo cable routing are major issues.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 07-11-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By William
I worked in the plastic molding industry as an...

I worked in the plastic molding industry as an Industrial Engineer for many years. Guessing here, but I will bet there were at least 4 molds producing standard grilles for the production run. Since...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 07-10-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By William
That adds up to about 110 dealers known to have...

That adds up to about 110 dealers known to have sold [non-Yenko] COPO 9561 Camaros. I'm sure there are others.

Subtract Yenko and his 198 cars; 799/110 = 7.26 avg cars per dealer. Some dealers,...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 07-10-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By William
When I see a Chevrolet Central Office document...

When I see a Chevrolet Central Office document with that proviso I will be convinced.
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 07-09-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By William
Urban legend at this time. No proof there was a...

Urban legend at this time. No proof there was a minimum order requirement for any dealer other than Gibb/Yenko.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 07-03-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By William
We did the media blast because a previous owner...

We did the media blast because a previous owner had brush-painted the fire wall. But it will clean off everything. If it is rattle-canned, enamel reducer might take it off. But check to ensure it...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 07-03-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By William
Volo had it listed recently; it's been through...

Volo had it listed recently; it's been through several auctions.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 07-03-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By William
Paint doesn't adhere well to grease pencil. The...

Paint doesn't adhere well to grease pencil. The body was painted long before fire wall blackout was applied. Over time the paint flakes off and they become a bit more visible.

From John Z's First...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 07-02-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By William
This is from our '67 Z/28 project circa 1990. 3L...

This is from our '67 Z/28 project circa 1990. 3L was to the right of the body tag. RS, white, black vinyl, blue custom.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 07-02-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By William
They are hard to read because they were placed...

They are hard to read because they were placed there during body fab, on raw steel. One of the last operations was firewall black out, when they were covered with paint. It wasn't necessary to write...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 07-01-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,891
Posted By William
Tonawanda did not produce engines on spec. They...

Tonawanda did not produce engines on spec. They were built based on demand from vehicle assembly plants. Tonawanda built 1,373 Camaro/Chevelle L72 engines. For '700 total vehicles' to be correct...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-30-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By William
The provenance of the current DC1 car is all oral...

The provenance of the current DC1 car is all oral history. No docs, no real proof. The body tag shows it was built Nov 1966 and had A02 and Z21. Vintage photos of the Dodd car show it had neither....
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-29-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,891
Posted By William
The "approximately 700 total vehicles" was an...

The "approximately 700 total vehicles" was an estimate made during July, 1969. There were plenty of COPO Camaros built August 1969 through the end of production. All Camaro orders in the system at...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-27-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,933
Posted By William
There is a rough correlation between the body...

There is a rough correlation between the body number and the order acceptance date. Not to be confused with the date on the dealer order paperwork because it wasn’t a firm order until Central Office...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-27-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,933
Posted By William
From the ad: "These cars due in soon." ...

From the ad:

"These cars due in soon."

They may have thought it was part of the package but it wasn't. Now there is a thread speculating that a COPO Chevelles had aluminum heads.

What Kurt...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-27-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,891
Posted By William
I got that WS from the original owner years ago,...

I got that WS from the original owner years ago, not very conversant otherwise. He believed it became a full-time race car and was heavily modified last he knew. I didn't get a VIN. Could still...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-27-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,891
Posted By William
"they were the production numbers given for the...

"they were the production numbers given for the RPO code not for the cars built'"

Huh? Please explain.


Fran Preve wrote an article "The Numbers Game" published in the April 1987 MCR. Total...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-26-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,891
Posted By William
Distinct options were tallied individually; then...

Distinct options were tallied individually; then summed up elsewhere in the listing. There were 59,643 '69 Camaros built with 350 engines: 10,406 LM1, 22,339 L48, 26,898 L65.

Back in the day a HS...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-26-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,891
Posted By William
This would be a 'rare' triple COPO. Supposedly...

This would be a 'rare' triple COPO. Supposedly ordered out of Courtesy Chev, Sebring, OH. The hood stripe was a single Z/28 style stripe down the center of the hood and upper grille panel.

A ZL2...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-25-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,891
Posted By William
L89 was not an engine option. It was an aluminum...

L89 was not an engine option. It was an aluminum cylinder head option that required ordering the L78 engine. Factory docs for those cars always list both. The L78 total includes the 311 L89 cars.
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Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-25-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By William
The V0107DZ stamping does not match another known...

The V0107DZ stamping does not match another known original. Body tag ok.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-25-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By William
Nothing missing? Where are the speakers, grilles,...

Nothing missing? Where are the speakers, grilles, wiring harness?
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 06-25-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,891
Posted By William
L72 COPO production was buried in the Tailfins &...

L72 COPO production was buried in the Tailfins & Bowties data. The data was obtained directly from Chevrolet in the 80s and reprinted in the book. All of the oft-repeated 69 Camaro production...
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