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General Discussion / Re: Non numbers matching cars
« on: October 12, 2018, 10:21:16 PM »
Yeah, there are a few guys on here that scour those sites finding engine blocks, trannys, etc. that have numbers in the hopes of notifying someone who may have the original car. I've seen some guys post too that they have a certain block or transmission available in the hopes that they could match it up to the original car. Definitely a nice pursuit. I posted a message on an engine block I own in case someone ever searched the numbers and found it on here.

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General Discussion / Re: Non numbers matching cars
« on: October 12, 2018, 09:37:40 PM »
I think that's what the Orphans section is for. I'm on there almost daily hoping someday my engine will pop up for my 68.

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General Discussion / Re: '68 Camaro Z/28 on eBay
« on: August 17, 2018, 02:46:34 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: 1967 rear spoiler question
« on: August 15, 2018, 08:50:14 PM »
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if you have a rear antenna you did not get a spoiler, regardless of radio ordered.

Completely agree Joey, but ONLY from the factory. Dealers were free to install almost anything you wanted!

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When the 1968 Price Schedule was produced was prior the the Dealer Installed Spoiler was an option.

That's not correct. The "dealer installed" spoiler was available late in the 1967 model year, so by the time the 68's were rolling off the assembly line, they could be ordered from the factory (RPO D80) or added by the dealer (which was called "Extension, Luggage Compartment Lid", Group 12.181, P/N 3916633).

If you ordered an AM radio (RPO U63) with the optional rear mounted antenna (RPO U73), the factory said no, sorry pal, ain't gonna happen! However, dealers would do anything you wanted.

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So if a buyer wanted the dealer installed rear spoiler and also wanted a radio that called for a rear antenna...

There wasn't a radio that "called for a rear antenna". The rear mounted antenna was factory option RPO U73 and had to be purchased separately. And from the factory, it was only available with the AM radio, and, as you stated, NOT with the spoiler. However, as I stated above, dealer installed accessories weren't regulated so they were free to do almost anything you wanted, which included adding a rear antenna and spoiler!)

Ed

Seems pretty cut and dry to me. Thank you for the detailed breakdown.

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General Discussion / Re: New to these forums
« on: August 15, 2018, 02:23:37 PM »
Welcome, I was a newbie about a year ago and the amount of info. I've learned about Camaros is incredible, but the more I read posts from the Kings on this site the more I realize I know so very little. Great place here, everyone is really helpful and great to chat back and forth with. The search function will bring up tons of past forum strings to read on different topics, but if you can't find an answer there many guys on here will help you out. Congrats on the Camaro btw, would love to see a pic or three.

Shane

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Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question.
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:54:45 PM »
Is THIS what you're looking for?

Ed


Exactly, thanks Ed.

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Originality / Re: Exhaust heat valve question.
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:31:00 PM »
In circling back to this topic, I remember reading in one of the forums someone discussing how they disassembled the heat riser valve to take out the flapper portion (without cutting it out) and then have the weight and spring still showing so it looked original. I have read through forums about heat risers, but can't find that string. Does anyone know which forum what discussion was on, or have input on how to disassemble the heat riser to take out the flapper and then reinstall for the original look? Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: A happy day!!!
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:58:58 PM »
That's great news, to be able to put those pieces together. So many of us would like to do the same with our cars as well. YAY!

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General Discussion / Re: 1968 SS 350 motor
« on: July 16, 2018, 02:57:14 PM »
Any other owners of a survivor 1968 SS 350 motor that could provide some pictures of the motor and engine bay? Thanks

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General Discussion / Re: Today only (06-29-18) - ebay 15% discount
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:49:32 PM »
Is there something that shows the item is eligible? I am watching a few used items and added one to a cart as a test but didn't see anything that mentioned it was eligible and it still showed the current price.

Mike

You have to put in the discount code at the checkout: PRIMOSALE

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1968 - Orphans / Re: 1968 MS block on Ebay
« on: July 11, 2018, 02:55:31 PM »
I just purchased this block so I could build a period correct 350 for my car. But if the owner of the car comes calling I'll let them buy it for what I paid. Thanks

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Garage Talk / A fun story to read....
« on: July 09, 2018, 07:22:59 PM »
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/06/the-mystery-of-this-oddly-optioned-1968-camaro

I'd sure love to spend a day just going over a survivor car like this, documenting and seeing what "just off the lot" looked like. Enjoy!

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General Discussion / Re: Today only (06-29-18) - ebay 15% discount
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:24:46 PM »
Just ordered a date correct Holley carb for my car, saved $100. Nice and thanks for the heads up.

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General Discussion / Re: 1968 SS 350 motor
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:32:35 PM »
Thanks Darrell. I did find that forum post and great info.

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General Discussion / 1968 SS 350 motor
« on: June 15, 2018, 03:13:39 AM »
I'm looking for any quality images of a 350 CID from a 1968 Camaro (preferably manual). I've searched the forum and net, haven't found much. My set up has a power brake booster, power steering. If anyone had some can you post them here? Thanks for any help.

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