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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Camaro Questions
« on: March 23, 2019, 07:38:59 PM »
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To be honest. The resale value has no bearing on the vehicle to me. Itís not going anywhere.

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I have my 68 since 1981 and It  is never for sale.

I guess you guys are planning on living forever.

Ed

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Restoration / Re: 1968 Camaro Stock Wheels and Tires
« on: March 21, 2019, 01:28:25 PM »
Read THIS regarding brands, but unless the original buyer (or dealer) ordered something optional, your car would have come with blackwall (no stripe) Uniroyal 7.35x14 tires on the stock 14x6 FC code wheels and BASE HUBCAPS (more info HERE and HERE).

There were a few options regarding wheels and wheel covers, including Full wheel covers (RPO P01), Simulate Wire wheel covers (RPO N95), Mag Style wheel covers (RPO N96), Mag Spoke wheel cover (RPO PA2) and Rally wheels (RPO ZJ7).

There were also several optional tires available including whitewall, white stripe, red stripe and raised letters.

Since there were so many options available, you'll have to decide what you want to put on the car.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Distributor cam lubricator
« on: March 20, 2019, 04:31:53 PM »
I just use a VERY thin layer of DIELECTRIC GREASE on the cam itself. Works fine, lasts a long time, cheap and you can get it at any auto parts store.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Distributor cam lubricator
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:58:49 PM »
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I've never noticed one of those.

That's because after 50 years most are missing!

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Distributor cam lubricator
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:34:56 AM »
It's that little piece of felt attached to the distributor points plate (see attached). You lube it with P/N 1948792 cam lubricant (see picture) or equivalent. Notice how the Chassis Service Manual states not to oil it, but GM supplied lube to do just that!!

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 Camaro Questions
« on: March 19, 2019, 11:36:57 PM »
4th week of September, 1967 to be more precise.

Ed

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Originality / Re: 1968 dash pad trim
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:11:13 AM »
If your car came with RPO Z23 (Special Interior) or RPO Z87 (Custom Interior), you got the trim. More info HERE.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 67 saginaw casting numbers
« on: March 16, 2019, 03:18:32 PM »
R1130 appears to be the the 1966 date format (November 30th, 1966 or 1965 since it was introduced in August, 1965), but the 1966 main case was 3890564. If it's 3915032, it should be in the 1967 format. Can you post a picture of the date, and is it a 3915032?

Ed

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Originality / Re: first gen big block
« on: March 14, 2019, 01:00:09 PM »
All engines except the Z28, L78, COPO, and cars with A/C received the fixed blade fan. More info HERE.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Need help running a Vin
« on: March 13, 2019, 03:28:03 PM »
Welcome to the site Gary. By the time that car was built (mid November, 1966), Norwood was already using the 4P code for the 350 (they began using it in October, 1966), so if the trim tag doesn't have 4P, it's not an SS.

Ed

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Garage Talk / Re: Craigslist assistance
« on: March 13, 2019, 03:05:33 PM »
Do a Google search on that error. It's a problem with Craigslist and they don't seem to care.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 67 saginaw casting numbers
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:25:27 PM »
If you're looking for something date coded correct to the car, then I agree with Kurt, go with a month prior. Something in the mid to late September (I) or early to mid October (J) range. But if you're looking for a transmission that would have been replaced under warranty, you can go up to 5 years after the car was built, but you'll need to find one with a CT code. The GM warranty period back then was 5/50 (5 years or 50k miles, whichever came first).

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 67 saginaw casting numbers
« on: March 12, 2019, 09:41:40 PM »
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I may have stumbled on to trans with one grove and casting numbers of main case 3890664 k 26 6 or (3890564) side cover 3840527 J 23 5 -Am I on the right track?

No, you stated that your car was started the 5th week of October, 1966 (10E), so that transmission won't work for you. That main case was cast on Saturday, November 26th, 1966, so it's dated a month AFTER your car was built. Also, the side cover is dated October 23rd, 1965, so it's way too early. Are you sure about the 5? Maybe it's a 6?

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: His 1967 pictures from Keller-L30M20
« on: March 11, 2019, 11:37:51 PM »
And one more... (Notice the white trim tag)

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: His 1967 pictures from Keller-L30M20
« on: March 11, 2019, 11:37:11 PM »
More... (Is that a 57 Chevy I see in the background??)

Ed

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