Re: Engine Stamp number for 1969 Camaro
I believe it's from a 1969 full size car assembled at the St Therese, Canada plant.
1 - Chevrolet (looks like a 7, but skewed. Really a 1)
9 - 1969
1 - St Therese, Canada (Oshawa was 0 until 1970, then they changed to 1)
102916 - Sequential serial number
However, the HQ "supposedly" wasn't used on the full size cars in 1969, but there were other codes also "supposedly" not used that have been verified.
I'll see if Warren can shed any light on this.