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General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro Engines
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:40:18 PM »
Thanks guys for your answers.  It seems very likely that it mainly had to do with GM saving money and meeting upcoming stricter emissions standards. 

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General Discussion / 1969 Camaro Engines
« on: December 08, 2018, 11:58:33 PM »
I have wondered for awhile why Chevrolet discontinued the L30 327 engine after the '68 model run and why they stopped having the 327 2bl as the base V8 sometime during the '69 model year and changed it to the 307 2bl.  A lot of Chevy buffs myself included consider the 327 one of the best small blocks Chevy ever made. 
The other question I have is why did they introduce the LM1 350 for 1969 and then discontinue it during the year changing over to the L65 350? 
Did these changes come about because of Chevrolet knowing what was coming down the road, things like stricter emissions controls, gas mileage regs, and changing to low  lead and eventually no  lead gas?   I'm thinking someone on here might know something about why these changes occurred.  Thanks as always guys. 

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General Discussion / Re: BODY BROADCAST SHEET
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:39:20 PM »
My '69 built at Van Nuys was on top the gas tank. 

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I remember reading if memory serves me right that they couldn't get the cars started because of the cold so had to winch them off the car hauler trailer. 

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General Discussion / Re: 67 SS/RS grill emblems?
« on: October 27, 2018, 06:25:52 PM »
Thanks guys for clearing this up for me.  My '67 SS RS is a 01D Norwood car.  Does this mean that it should have just the SS emblems or is this close enough to when the 396 came out that it could have the SS350 still, especially if the assembly plant still had this emblem available?  My car has the SS350 emblems but had been restored before I bought it.  I have seen a pic of it before restoration that clearly shows the SS350 on the grille.  Did this change over pertain to the horn button also?         

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General Discussion / Re: 67 SS/RS grill emblems?
« on: October 26, 2018, 03:46:55 PM »
As far as I know the correct grill emblem should be SS350.  This is also true for the gas cap and horn button.  At least that's what my '67 SS RS has.  I think the SS emblem only came out when the 396 became available. 

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Originality / Re: '67 RS/SS Pinstripe Delete?
« on: October 23, 2018, 05:12:06 PM »
Thank you Bryon.  I wasn't aware that the pin stripes were available with the Style Trim (Z21) option. 

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Originality / Re: '67 RS/SS Pinstripe Delete?
« on: October 22, 2018, 10:42:53 PM »
I am under the assumption that the pin stripes on '67 Camaros only came as part of the Rally Sport option and was not available as a stand alone option or available on a non RS car.  Is this correct? 

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General Discussion / Re: Loud Banging Noise
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:33:26 PM »
Mine turned out to be a lower control arm that had too much play in it.  Every so often it, under braking, would move causing the banging. 

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General Discussion / Re: Loud Banging Noise
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:47:13 PM »
Based on what I have found at this point and a shop that I have taken it to before it seems to be a lower control or a-arm not doing its job properly.  I am not quite sure at this point though exactly what is happening with the control arm that is causing the banging noise.  I am going to research further.  Again thanks to all for your suggestions.  It helped in narrowing things down. 

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General Discussion / Re: Loud Banging Noise
« on: September 30, 2018, 06:42:56 PM »
Thank you all for your replies.  I will do more checking and let you know what I find. 

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General Discussion / Loud Banging Noise
« on: September 29, 2018, 06:25:06 PM »
I am trying to decipher what is causing my car to every so often make a loud banging noise like metal hitting on metal.  It only happens when I brake to a stop, not while driving or just hitting the brakes to slow down.  It seems to be coming from the front of the car.  The car is a 1967 RS/SS with a 350, 2 speed Powerglide, and power drum brakes.  It has the original wheels with wheel covers.  I at first thought it was the transmission downshifting extra hard when I came to a stop; I had a transmission shop go thru the tranny.  They adjusted the bands and replaced some gaskets so it no longer leaks fluid; they could find nothing wrong with the tranny, and of course the loud banging did not occur while they had it.  I had a local shop go thru the brakes and they could find nothing wrong with them.  So now I am stumped.  What do you guys think? 

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: check it out...
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:11:27 PM »
I've never seen in person a '69 Camaro in Azure Turquoise.  In photos I've seen I like it.  I owned in the past a late build (Nov., 1969 if I remember right) '69 Camaro that was painted Hugger Orange by some previous owner that originally was Azure Turquoise.  I wish that it had been the original factory color; I might have kept it longer.   

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General Discussion / Re: Best way to sell my car?
« on: July 19, 2018, 04:07:32 PM »
Hemmings is another site to list it for sale. 

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General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:55:49 PM »
I don't know if it was just within my group of buddies in college and after or a general term that others used, but I remember back in the day (very early '70's) we referred to high performance cars as super cars.  I don't remember muscle cars used as a reference until maybe 1980's or '90's.  That being said I have always considered the 1964 GTO as the first super or muscle car; a mid-size car with a medium or big block high performance engine, stripped with very few if any options and no luxury features.  The 1968 Roadrunner would be a good example of a true muscle car.  Corvettes have always been sports cars.  For me the hardest distinction is for the Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, Cougar, Challenger, Cuda, Javelin cars.  In one way I would group them all as pony cars because of their size and layout, long front deck and short rear.  But a car like a Boss 429, COPO Camaro, 440 6 pack Challenger, or hemi Cuda seems to fit under muscle car rather than pony car.  Maybe it all depends on the size of the engine in it.  Then there is the AMX.  Sports car or pony car or muscle car?  We could go on and on.   

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