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i just picked up a 1979 t/a that has alot of cosmetic indicators that it could be a y84,  gold birds & gold steering wheel spokes as well as the se stripes,  looks to be a repaint though. it has the tan interior & steering wheel.  the vin is a "w" 301 car. there is no y84 stamped on the cowl tag but it's a van nuys car & i remember reading they didn't always stamp the cowl tags with y84.  & it is a 19l 19u cowl tag.  so until i locate the build sheet...  ::)   just wondering if the 301 kills the remote chance of it being a y84.  

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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 07:06:01 PM »
cool,  thanks for the fast reply!   i forgot about that section of the site,  i looked up the vin but didn't think about actual production numbers.

my fingers are crossed on the build sheet.  thanks again!
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010, 07:08:05 PM »
congrats on the find if it is!
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 07:08:14 PM »
wow!  the 301 se is the rarest car for 1979!  too bad this doesn't have the original engine anymore.
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2010, 09:22:18 PM »
What engine code would you need to make numbers matching?
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2010, 09:53:29 PM »
What engine code would you need to make numbers matching?
It's not the code that makes it numbers matching, it's the partial vin on the block.

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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010, 06:33:57 PM »
Hmm so no matter what he's SOL!!

Would it be worth more if a 301 went back into it even though the partial vin would be off?
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 10:07:18 AM »
I'm not sure if another 301 would make it more "valuable" or not.  I think lots of people aren't that excited about the 301.  He'll have to do some research and decide what direction to go.  Either install another 301, or upgrade the engine to something with more power.

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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010, 11:17:50 AM »
My opinion is this: in either case it is not numbers matching, therefore put the bigger moto. For resale alone it is the better choice and you'll enjoy the performance while driving it.
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010, 09:20:58 PM »
That's a good point!!

I'm only partial to the 301 because I have two in good shape and 1 needing help which it will never see
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010, 07:35:58 PM »
hey i found the build sheet but some rodents ate most of it so the vin# is gone.  once i pulled it out of the back seat i could see something that said "y84 blk spec edit"  but the "y" is missing,  the little buggers stopped chewing just in time!!!  

i was upset to find it didn't have the original engine, would have been a pretty rare find.  but i was happy to see that the engine in it is a 78 w72 400, but the prev owner said it was parked because of a rod knocking.   :(   i will probably keep the 400 for a future project.
 
i don't plan on restoring this car, i bought it as a parts car but now may decide to see if there is any interest in a 79 y84.... with no engine.
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2010, 08:32:30 PM »
even without the #'s engine thats a rare car someone could put a 301 in it to have it correct again and oh yeah wheres the pics?
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2010, 09:04:40 PM »
long shot but i would try to track down the original engine, find the preveous owners and find out which one changed it and where it is at
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2010, 11:04:32 PM »
i'll have to get some pics of the car & post an add here to see if anyone would be interested. its got some rust issues but the floors & frame look good.  here's a couple pics of the build sheet,  does this confirm the special edition?  i know there isnt a vin# or the big "y84" typed out but all the other "gold" signs are there.  99% sure its real.





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