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1968 Camaro Visual ID HyperTable

© 1998-2014, Camaro Research Group
Edited by and Kurt Sonen.
Version: Tuesday, 25-Feb-2014 20:26:37 EST

Items not available from the factory on any 1968 model included:
Items provided by the factory with every 1968 model included:
Items available from the factory on any 1968 model included:
Items not required from the factory for any 1968 model included:

A complete listing of engine codes are also shown on the Drivetrain Decoding page.

Note on right/left directions: as is customary, all directions are referenced to the seated position of the driver.

1968 Camaro V8 Visible Differences
  LF7 L30 SS
L48
Z28 SS
L35 / L34
SS
L78
 Body Style coupe,
convertible
coupe,
convertible
coupe,
convertible
coupe only coupe,
convertible
coupe,
convertible
 VIN Style Code 12437
or
12467
12437
or
12467
12437
or
12467
12437 12437
or
12467
12437
or
12467
 Cowl Tag Codes No drivetrain option information on 68 cowl tags.
 Engine Details xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx
engine type 327/210HP
(LF7
327/275HP
(L30)
350/295HP
(L48)
302/290HP
(Z28)
396/325HP
(L35)
396/350HP
(L34)
396/375HP
(L78)
engine code: 1
M/T 

MA

EA

MS

MO

MW(L35)
MX(L34)

MQ(L78)
MT(L89)
A/T  ME EE(M35) 
EN(M38)6
MU -- MY(L35)
MR(L34)
--
partial VIN 18Lxxxxxx or 18Nxxxxxx
where the x's are the serial number portion of the VIN, stamped on the engine pad
block casting 3914660
or
3914678
3914660
or
3914678
3914678 3916323
or
3935440
block dates
  • Block casting date must always be before engine assembly date.
  • Block casting date is usually very close to engine assembly date.
  • Engine assembly date must always be before vehicle (not body) assembly date.
  • Engine assembly date almost always is before the Fisher Body cowl tag date. In the unusual case it is later, it should be within a week of the body.
  • Engine assembly date most often less than 30 days before vehicle build.
  • Engine assembly date less often 30-90 days before vehicle build.
  • Odd exceptions of older blocks can occur.
engine mounting small-block
type
small-block
type
small-block
type
small-block
type
big-block type big-block type
Carburetor DualJet QuadraJet QuadraJet Holley QuadraJet Holley
Radiator 2 21-inch
2-row core
21-inch
2-row core
21-inch
2-row core
21-inch
3-row core
23-inch
3-row core
23-inch
3-row core
Cooling Fan 3 fixed fixed fixed clutched fixed clutched
Pulleys 4 base base base deep base deep
Optional Tachometer 5 5K/7K 5K/7K 5K/7K 6K/7K 5.5K/7K 6K/7K
Heater Box
Connections
end of cover end of cover end of cover end of cover middle of cover middle of cover
Optional A/C Box small-block type small-block type small-block type N/A big-block type N/A
Transmissions 6
All manual transmissions were floor-shift except M15. Floor shift was optional for M15.
All automatic transmissions were column-shift, unless the D55 console was ordered
or the M11 (floor shifter) was ordered with the TH400.
3-speed 
4-speed 
automatic 
M15
M20
M35
M15
M20
M35
M15, M13
M20
M35
--
M21, M22
--
M13
M20, M21(L34 only)
M40
M13
M21, M22
--
Transmission
Crossmember
L6 / SB type L6 / SB type L6 / SB type L6 / SB type BB type BB type
Speedometer Cable
Firewall Penetration
left of
steering column
left of
steering column
right (M20)
or
left (M15, M13, M35)
of steering column
right of
steering column
right (M20, M21)
or
left (M13, M40)
of steering column
right (M21, M22)
or
left (M13)
of steering column
Cruise Control opt with M35 opt with M35 opt with M35 no opt with M40 no
Rear Axle 10-bolt 10-bolt - (M15 & M35)
12-bolt - M20
12-bolt 12-bolt 12-bolt 12-bolt
Rear Springs 7 mono-leaf mono-leaf (M15 & M35)
multi-leaf - M20
multi-leaf multi-leaf multi-leaf multi-leaf
Front Sway Bar 11/16 inch 11/16 inch 11/16 inch 11/16 inch 11/16 inch 11/16 inch
Front brakes drum
or
opt disc
drum
or
opt disc
drum
or
opt disc
disc only drum* 8
or
opt disc
drum* 8
or
opt disc
Rear brake line
regulator valve
no no-M15 & M35
yes - M20
yes yes yes yes
Exhaust System single 2-1/2"
or
opt dual 2-inch
single 2-1/2"
or
opt dual 2-inch
dual 2-inch dual 2-1/4-inch dual 2-1/4-inch dual 2-1/4-inch
Emblems 9 327 327 SS 350 302 or Z/28 SS 396 SS 396
Stripes 10 stripes
optional
stripes
optional
D91 (early)
or
D90 (late)
stripe
rally stripes D91 (early)
or
D90 (late)
stripe and
blacked-out tail
D91 (early)
or
D90 (late)
stripe and
blacked-out tail
Hood flat flat SS flat SS SS
Hood Insulation optional (Z87) optional (Z87) yes optional (Z87) yes yes
Wheel Size 14x6 14x6 14x6 15x6 14x6 14x6
Tire Series 11 7.35x14 BW std
7.35x14 WS opt
F70x14 RL opt
7.35x14 BW std
7.35x14 WS opt
F70x14 RL opt
F70x14 RL std E70x15 RL F70x14 RL std F70x14 RL std
Wheels/Covers
base hubcaps
full wheel covers
rally wheels
std
opt
opt
std
opt
opt
std
opt
opt
--
--
included
std
opt
opt
std
opt
opt
  LF7 L30 SS
L48
Z28 SS
L35 / L34
SS
L78

Footnotes:

  1. "M/T" is standard transmission. "A/T" is automatic transmission.
  2. HD and A/C radiators for LF7 were 21-inch, 3-row core models. HD and A/C radiators for L30 and SS350 were 23-inch, 3-row core models. SS396 and Z28 had no HD radiator option.
  3. The clutched cooling fans was included as part of the A/C system. The clutched fan was also optionally available as RPO K02.
  4. Solid lifter cars have deep groove pulleys to retain the accessory belts at high rpms.
  5. Some variation in tachometer red-line versus engine have been observed, perhaps due to factory shortages. For example, some L35s have been seen with 5k red-lines, and some L48s have been seen with 5.5k red-lines. The values shown are the norm, but, by themselves, are not reliable indicators of a model.
  6. A very few late 1968 model Camaros received TH350's transmissions as part of an evaluation fleet. The evidence to date suggests that this was limited to L30 models, with a EN engine code.
  7. Generally, Z28's used 4-leaf springs and the other multi-leaf spring applications used 5-leaf springs. However, the use of 4-leaf springs was not limited to just 68-69 Z28's. Spring selection was a function of weight and options. SS and L30/M20 cars with 4-leaf springs are possible according to factory documentation and they have been observed on original cars.
    Factory documentation indicates that all 68-69 Z28's should have 4-leaf springs. One Z28 (a 69) has been found with apparently original 5-leaf springs. The 5-leaf spring usage on a Z28 should not be considered normative and CRG continues research whether 5-leaf springs were factory installed on the Z28.
  8. Power brakes were required on later SS396 cars, per the April 1968 ordering information.
  9. Early Z28 emblem was a "302" engine size emblem. Changed to a "Z/28" emblem in March of 68.
  10. In early models, the D91 "Bumble-Bee" stripe was standard on SS and available on any other non-Z28 model. In Jan '68, the D90 stripe became available and replaced the D91 stripe as standard on SS. SS396 had tailpan blackout except on black cars.
  11. Tire size noted on glovebox (inside glovebox door) sticker.

 



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