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Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is this engine code ?
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:16:25 PM »
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I always thought the 402 replaced the 396.

It did. There weren't any 369 engines installed in any production car or truck after mid August, 1969. They were all 402 engines. A lot of sites post incorrect information and even Chevrolet literature continued to call it the 396, the 402 AND the 400!

Per the September/October, 1969 Chevrolet Service News and the NOVEMBER 16th, 1969 PRODUCT SERVICE BULLETIN, big blocks with the 1970 and later 3 digit engine codes are actually 402 (or 400, depending on what document you look at) cubic inch engines. This included the late 1969 Camaro big blocks. However, some Chevrolet advertising and sales literature still referred to the 402 (or again, the 400) engine as the 396. Not sure when all that ended, but it sounds like they had a heck of an argument about "size" in the marketing department!!

Ed

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is this engine code ?
« on: October 24, 2018, 12:08:14 AM »
More specifically:

1971 Full size, Chevelle, or Camaro 402/300 with Turbo 400
1972 Full size 402/210 with Turbo 400, 1972 Chevelle, Monte Carlo, Camaro 402/240 with Turbo 400

What's the partial VIN?

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: 67 convertible power top pump
« on: October 22, 2018, 01:02:28 PM »

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Mild Modifications / Re: Stock-Looking HEI
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:04:49 AM »
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I thought the Electric Limited single wire unit stated the resistor wire can remain.

Yes. Everything remains completely stock.

Ed

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Mild Modifications / Re: Stock-Looking HEI
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:18:42 PM »
I'm running the LECTRICLIMITED BREAKERLESS-SE™ system and love it. It's a single wire install so it appears "factory", and uses the stock coil and wiring, so it's plug-n-play.

Ed

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Restoration / Re: 1968 SS 396 Clutch
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:48:18 PM »
Hard to tell by the pictures, but that pressure plate appears to be well worn and I wouldn't use it. Especially if there are a lot of heat cracks. It's cheaper in the long run to just buy a new one.

Ed

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Restoration / Re: 1968 SS 396 Clutch
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:34:05 PM »
Well, "maybe". That flywheel was used for 11" AND 12" clutches, so it depends on how it's drilled. If it's drilled for the 11" clutch, it'll work. If it's drilled for the 11" OR the 12" clutch, it'll work. If it's ONLY drilled for the 12" clutch, then no, it won't work with the stock 11" clutch, but it WILL work with your 12" clutch. (That is, IF you can get everything to fit inside the bell housing!!)

Ed

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Restoration / Re: 1968 SS 396 Clutch
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:22:25 PM »
The Dynapak NU1909 is a 12" clutch, so you're right, it won't fit. You need a 10 spline 11" clutch and there are several manufacturers that will work. I've never heard of Valeo, so I can't say if it's any good or not. I highly recommend LUK clutches, but that's just my opinion.

Ed

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Maintenance / Re: Door Striker Allen Head?
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:32:13 PM »
Yours must be odd-ball because originals are 5/16". All I could suggest is that you grind (a little at a time) off a junk 3/8" allen until it fits.

Ed

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General Discussion / Re: Non numbers matching cars
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:22:17 PM »
Yes, by all means, if you have an engine or transmission (or documents) that belong to a first generation Camaro, post it in the orphans section. There have been several "reunions" over the years like THIS ONE!

Ed

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Is this an L30 m20 car?

Yep. Read THIS for more info.

Ed

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1967 - Orphans / Re: 1967 SS 350 7N163718
« on: October 11, 2018, 03:39:22 PM »
Since you originally posted the numbers back in 2007, I went ahead and merged the two threads together. And no, the car isn't in the database.

Ed

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I am sure the previous owners would “not be happy” if they found out he was trying to flip it for 7x what he paid.

That 7x price reflects the additional "Hazardous Duty" fee for going into that neighborhood!!!

Ed

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He's trying to say the 12 bolt is rare. And it is, but there were way more than just 2 built. In reality, we have around 20 L65 cars in the database with the 12 bolt, and I'm sure there were a lot more. But his statement that "Very few that came 12 bolt" is correct. Bad grammar, but correct!

More info on this combination HERE.

Ed

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I always ignore these people. No matter what the FACTS say, they'll just argue with you.

My father always told me "Never argue with an idiot". I take that to heart.

Ed

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