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Maintenance / 396 engine rear main seal replacement
« on: August 05, 2018, 07:36:22 AM »

Has any members replaced a leaking rear main seal whilst the engine is still in the vehicle?

If so what was best procedure?

Thank you

Mild Modifications / Headers for a 68 bb
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:27:29 PM »

I have a 68 396, factory ac, factory exhaust set up Camaro of which I'm thinking of installing some headers.
I have spoken with Holley and they have short headers that would suit my set up this includes a bracket for the ac and overcome the factory plug angle.

Anyone used this set up or perhaps another brand?

Thank you.

Garage Talk / 68 Camaro brakes disc/drum
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:54:27 PM »


Had the power assist unit repaired and a new check valve. Still having hard brake pedal issues. 18" of vacuum present. No other work performed on the braking system.

Any suggestions please?

Originality / m20 bolt markings
« on: September 27, 2013, 06:58:01 AM »

Hi there,

I have a m20 with the following numbers on the casings- 5660, 7584, 4685.

Ive searched around CRG and Team Camaro but am still after a little more clarification on the bolt markings required for the given sections of my m20.

My camaro was assymbled at the Norwood plant 68...

Thank you.

Restoration / Sheet metal fixings
« on: December 18, 2011, 04:17:43 AM »

Hi there,

Ok, for me this is the million dollar question (at present).

I attended the Camaro Nationals this year and LOVED it....

I got a tonne of photos form the survivour first gen camaro's.

Im looking to restore my 68 April body build camaro ss.

I really need information as to what fixings, markings and colour were attached to the sheet metal.

Thank you CRG great site with pleny of information.

General Discussion / Original 396 engine
« on: June 19, 2011, 09:13:59 PM »
Hi there,

I  decided to come to america and try and locate the original engine to my 68 camaro. Im only here for a coupe of weeks so any suggestions would be appreciated. I have searched the 68 orphans section.

Its a needle in a hay stack.excercise but I have to try.

The background. The engine was sold to a fella in the fort worth/mid cities texas area mid 75. I have no contact details of who the engine was sold to and the original owner of my.68 has no information to offer up.

VIN 8N408678

Thank you

Edit;  I took the assembly date out of your post.  Your just asking for a scammer to stamp you an engine with the correct info by posting all the info.  If someone has it make them provide the assembly dates and codes to prove it.  Don't post all the info, just the VIN.

Originality / Engine and components
« on: February 18, 2011, 09:08:25 PM »


I have read alot of discussion papers/posts from this site and it has helped to understand what is required from a date coded engine and components.

The engine is the only non original part of the driveline to my camaro. I have been lucky enough to purchase a date code correct one (396) though. The POP has the engine assembled on the 22nd of Feb, the body start date is April 1st week.

I reqiure alternator, carbie, starter motor etc for a 396.

Would the engine dress assembly section (from factory) MORE THEN LIKELY use Feb date coded #'s or March #'s. I know abit of a how long is a peice of string questions.

I guess i need to satisfy my mind that the direction im heading is more than likely #'s correct from assembly in 68.

Any members with #'s matching 396 engines are more then welcome to post a reply.

Thank you guys.

General Discussion / First Gen Camaro Car Shows 2011
« on: January 14, 2011, 10:26:26 PM »
Hi there,

Is there a link for the Camaro car shows which contain dates and locations for 2011?

If not,  were are the best 1st gen shows located (in the past) and there dates for 2011?

Im really after interesting original camaro's (drags also)...

Any assistance would be appreciated.


Decoding/Numbers / 68 GM part numbers
« on: January 08, 2011, 11:49:19 PM »


I have a 68 Camaro that is a April car.

Im after some NOS parts for it.

I have chevy by the numbers and the A.I.M.

Is there a electronic copy i can upload which shows GM part numbers?

If not can the part number for tail light bezels for a 68 ss be posted please.

Thank you.


General Discussion / 68 tic toc tac
« on: November 24, 2010, 09:42:55 AM »

Hi there,

Here we go.

I have a tic,toc,tac set up on my 68.

The clock and tac are not functioning (self contined unit).

My 68 AIM shows a wire from the negative of the distributor coil (brown i think) as part of the control circuit for the clock and tac to work. This wire is not connected.

At present the wiring at the coil is, Negative- black that goes to distributor and black the goes to capacitor. Posative- white wire that goes to fire wall connecting block.

Is the wiring set up correct? She has been mucked around abit.

If someone could post some photo's perhaps that would be a great place to start.


Maintenance / 68 Power disk brakes problem
« on: November 05, 2010, 08:54:02 PM »


Sadly i have a issue with my brakes. Disk brake front and drum on the back.

The facts. I had a specialist replace all bushes on the steering and suspension.

They removed the calipers off the disk.

The issue they face is very soft pedal once the hose is connected to manifold and hydraulic line connected to the cyclinder.

They have removed the hose from manifold and get a hard pedal (hydraulic brake only).

I had no problems with my braking system untill now.

I was told of the issue late Friday afternoon so i have not had the chance to have a look at the problem.

Could the booster (power brake cyclinder) be faulty?

Could the hose to the manifold have a fracture in it?

Could the check valve be faulty?

Cheers guys.

Maintenance / Cooling capacity
« on: October 28, 2010, 08:36:57 AM »

Hi there,

I have a 396 325hp a/c 68 camaro.

The radiator is a heavy duty type (4 core).

I have done a little reading and have the capacity at 6 gallons.

Is there any other suggestions?


General Discussion / M20 back up light switch
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:50:25 PM »

Hi there,

I have googled this site for topics relating to my subject and also have read the 68 service manual.

I have the back up light switch and accesories to mount on my M20.

Could someone post a picture of exactly how the switch is mounted please.

Thank you.

General Discussion / 68 big block a/c
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:49:06 PM »

Hi there,

Sadly, the wiring was been removed from the selector switch in the dash through the fire wall and out to the engine bay.

I have the correct wiring set up now and want to install it.

It looks like a big job to hook up the wiring to the blower fan.

Im hoping someone has a trick up there sleave, or do i have to remove fender/inner wheel well???


General Discussion / 68 big block suspension front and rear
« on: September 27, 2010, 01:40:01 AM »

Hi there,

Im planning on replacing the suspension shocks, buhes etc front and rear.

I have the 68 service manual as a resource.

Are there more specific resources to read?

What is the best approach? (bushes first and in what order)

And what are the potentail issues i may face?


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