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1  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 19N685531 Muncie on: February 06, 2008, 12:18:25 AM
The camera I use for the shop is an old Kodak DC2400 - no buttons other than flash:)  It's worked well for probably 8 years.  I'll take one with my wifes and get a clearer pic.  The pad definitely is missing the date/code stamp - not a sign of it at all.

2  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / 19N685531 Muncie on: February 05, 2008, 10:17:16 AM
It's listed on Ebay and it is mine.  PM me if it's for your car.

3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1966 panther on: March 04, 2006, 10:57:08 AM
I have a 1991 Super Chevy Camaro anniversary edition.  It mentions the Panther which was also refered to as XP-386.  Other than that, there is nothing else mentioned.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Auto or manual from the factory...can u tell... on: February 13, 2006, 10:50:24 AM
If your looking for a motor and trans for this L30/M20 combination, I may have it.  I think My 69 has a donor engine tranny from a 67/68 L30/M20.  It looks to be the 275hp 327 Saginaw combination.  I have not checked date codes or dug into the other stampings.  Engine is in good condition, but has not been run in maybe 20 years.  It has been inside so it's still pretty clean.  Has the oil filler tube in the manifold and the canister filter.

Engine 3892657
Heads 3890462

I would like to put a 396 in the car since it has all the SS badges, grill, hood, etc and make it a BB SS clone.

I do still have a quesiton from when I was lookign into the combinaton.  Was the L30 275HP 327 available with other trannys in the Camaro?  I see a ton of the 210hp 327s that have been upgaded, but not to many of the real L30s in Camaros.  One article I read estimated that in 67/68, less that 15k were produced?  GM didnt' track this option, so there is no way to know for sure.


5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help figuring 69 out on: February 06, 2006, 03:38:57 PM
Nice.  How did you handle the old canister style oil filter?  I'm guessing they make an adapter?  I'm not tryign to do anything special.  The factory rated 275hp is enough.  I would rather put the money into power disc brakes and a nice OD tranny.  Things that will let me cruise down the highway at 65 in comfort.

I've heard some say the 327 is expensive to rebuild compared to the 350.  Kinda like the 305 vs the 350.  I've looked through Jegs and Summit and it doesn't look like it will cost more.  I'll most likely have it rebuilt and put it back in the car.

6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Help figuring 69 out on: February 05, 2006, 09:59:03 PM

I have a 69 with VIN N545552.  Tag has no X codes - just color and build date.  If I read correctly, this is normal for early 69s which I think the 54xxxx qualifies?  Any other way to tell what model it was/is?  It has multi-leaf rear springs, a non original 10 bolt, louvered hood (SS?), SS emblems, SS steering wheel, etc.  It has a disc brake pedal, but no front disc brakes.  I think I have a mut, but am trying to get more info.

Motor seems to be a 67 327/275hp casting 3892657 with heads 3890462.  There is a stamping on pad by the right head, but I can't make it out yet.  It's has a saginaw tranny.   Not positive what it is out of, but it ran strong about 5 years back when fired to make sure it ran.  Car has been sitting since 83.

While I'm here, is it worth it to rebuild the 327, or should I go with the basic GM 350 crate motor?  I wan't to use the Richmond or Tremec manual OD tranny.  What's the 327 worth?

If you want to see the mess -  Click on the pic and a couple more appear.  Maybe someone can look at the holes in the firewall and give some info?  I've read about the holes for the cables, but I've been unable to determine for sure .

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