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1981  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 remote outside mirror on: January 11, 2007, 12:20:30 AM
No experience installing one, but I was at Classic Industries a few months ago and noticed there aren't any drain holes! I think that's probably going to be the major show stopper here.

Ed
1982  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 rear axle codes on: January 10, 2007, 08:01:41 PM
It's been discussed several times, but no one has any idea on just WHY it's been left off the 67 specs. It's another one of those Camaro abnormalities we see so often!

Ed
1983  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 67 rear axle codes on: January 10, 2007, 05:37:03 PM
For 67 the BP suffix was a 3.08 open 10 bolt. Not listed in most books (including Colvin's), but it has been verified as used on 67's.

Ed
1984  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS350 convertible w/Powerglide, how rare is it? on: January 10, 2007, 05:02:49 PM
Yes, going by the VIN the car's a 307. (I didn't see it up in your post. Sorry...)

Ed
1985  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969 SS350 convertible w/Powerglide, how rare is it? on: January 09, 2007, 05:47:20 PM
Chris,

The 2.73 rear axle (BP 0410G1) is the giveaway. That axle was "standard" on the two L6 engines and the base V8 (307/200). Yours appears to be original to the car going by the date (April 10th, 1969), so unless it was one of the L6 engines, it would have to be the base V8.

What's your VIN? This will at least tell us if your car was a V8 or an L6.

Ed
1986  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: COPO? on: January 09, 2007, 03:40:06 PM
I'll bet Tommy is now kicking himself for passing up an original 69 COPO for 10k!!!

Yes, PLEASE keep us informed of the progress of not only the restoration, but any luck in locating previous owners.

Ed
1987  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: COPO? on: January 08, 2007, 09:32:06 PM
Another thought. The original dealer "may" still be around. you should check that out as well. It should be listed on the POP as well.

Ed
1988  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: COPO? on: January 08, 2007, 07:03:37 PM
A USED CAR LOT!!!!???

Shocked

Now that IS amazing!

Here's the breakdown of your POP by the way. (From top to bottom, left to right):

124379N660445 - 1969 Camaro V8 assembled at the Norwood, Ohio plant
H - Holley carburetor equipped
T0522MN - 427/425 COPO engine, assembled on May 22nd, 1969 at the Tonowanda plant
BE0610G - 4.10 Heavy Duty Posi 12 Bolt, assembled on June 10th, 1969 at the Detroit Gear and Axle plant
6 - Car assembled June, 1969
P9H04 - Muncie 4 speed transmission assembled on June 4th, 1969
133 - Power Disk Brakes and either an AM, AM/FM Mono, or AM/FM Stereo radio
Chevy "Bowtie"

Original Owner:

James W. Fucua
1209 Kiowa
Arlington, Texas 76010
07-106-04    7-15-69

Now you need to see if Mr. Fucua is still around. Start doing some research and see if you can find him!!

And again, congratulations on a GREAT find!

Oh yeah, did you ever check the Muncie to see if it had your VIN on it?

Ed



1989  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: COPO? on: January 08, 2007, 05:29:24 PM
I hope you're sitting down.

Congratulations. You have a COPO!!!

The "MN" code is 427/425 COPO 9561 4 speed (L72) Special High Performance and the "BE" rear end is Heavy Duty 4.10 Posi COPO.

Now why can't I find something like this???

Ed
1990  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: COPO? on: January 08, 2007, 04:36:17 PM
You have to have a third party site host the file for you. I use PHOTOBUCKET and FREEPHOTOSERVER because they're free and I'm a cheapskate!!!

Post the picture up there and then post a link to it here.

Ed
1991  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: COPO? on: January 08, 2007, 01:23:53 PM
Post a picture of the plate and we'll tell you exactly what you have.

Ed
1992  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: tach number on: January 05, 2007, 10:33:28 AM
Thanks for the Muncie info. Not mine but it IS from a Camaro, so maybe it's someone elses.

Your car was equiped with the following options:

742Z - Red Deluxe Bucket Seats
R2 - Bolero Red exterior with a black vinyl top
2LG - 4 Speed floor mounted Transmission with Center Console
3SL - Z23 (Deluxe) Interior and Z22 Rally Sport option
5Y - Custom Shoulder Belts

Thanks again for the numbers
Ed
1993  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Was there a power seat option for first generation Camaros? on: January 05, 2007, 10:27:25 AM
Tom,

I swapped the entire seat. Back in the 70's I didn't care about originality!

There are lots of power bucket seats out there that could probably work. If I were you, I'd take measurements of what I currently have and then go down to the wrecking yards and see what they have. You should be able to find something that will fit, even if it's just the mechanics.

I don't know about aftermarket. I haven't heard of anything.

Ed
1994  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Was there a power seat option for first generation Camaros? on: January 04, 2007, 11:52:39 PM
No Power Seat option on the Camaro, but there was on the Firebird. I found one once at a wrecking yard many many moons ago and snagged it for my (now long gone) 68 RS. Basically a one wire hook-up to the fuse box. Worked great! One of the things Chevrolet should have offered on the Camaro.

Ed
1995  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: tach number on: January 04, 2007, 07:00:45 PM
Group 9.750 Tachometer Assy

67 Camaro w/console gauges (327), (1st design) - 6468244 (stamped 6468244)

15-41 ring and pinion is a 2.73 ratio and the PW verifies this as being a 2.73 10 bolt open rear end, assembled on October 6th, 1966. This is further verified by the casting number (3894859). The date on the Ring and Pinion of 9-66 (September, 1966) matches the stamped date (1006), so it's probably original to that housing. However, your 09D assembly and the October 6th axle dates don't really line up very well. However, if your car was started late in the week, it's possible you could have gotten an October 6th rear end. Here's the 1967 Calendar and you can see that the last day of 09D was either the 29th or 30th (depending on if they worked a Saturday that week), and October 6th is the next Friday, so it's possible, but it would still be hot as they were installing it!!!

Your car isn't an SS, so it's either a 327/210 (base engine) or a 327/275 (L30). The 68 Muncie or course isn't original to the car, but what's the numbers on it? (I'm missing mine!!)

Check your Trim Tag and post the numbers. We should be able to narrow it down for you.

Ed

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