Identification assistance 1972 Z28

Discussion in 'VIN, Trim Tag & Drivetrain Decoding' started by Ranger Eleven, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The Tach will have a date code on the back but you have to remove it to read it. That will tell you if it's original or not.
    FWIW... my 70 L78 came with a Z28 tach from the factory, thou the L78 & Z28 still had the same red line. Just that the L78 stopped at 7K versus 8K for the Z28.
     
  2. Rich Schmidt

    Rich Schmidt Veteran Member

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    Some one might have swapped out the entire cluster over the years as a way to turn back the mileage. The VIN tells you if it is a Z so it either is or isn't. I was thinking that maybe the car came without the gauge package and someone swapped the cluster in to have a tach. Were Z's available without a tach?
     
  3. BillyDean7173

    BillyDean7173 Veteran Member

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    FWIW, my 73Z came with idiot lights and the big fuel gauge with no factory tach. Had a big ol' Sun tach clamped to the steering column. I'm switching to the U14 gauges.
     

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