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2131  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: L30 Oil Filler Tubes on: February 11, 2006, 09:40:18 PM
Thanks for the information, Ed! Grin
2132  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / L30 Oil Filler Tubes on: February 08, 2006, 05:28:36 PM
Did all original L30 motors have the oil filler tube in first generation Camaros? Huh
If not, why?
2133  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1966 panther on: February 08, 2006, 09:58:22 AM
Indeed, a rare find!
Chevy put astro ventilation in the Camaro in 68.  If they had it in 66, I wonder why the 67 model had vent windows.  Maybe for the look?
2134  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help figuring 69 out on: February 06, 2006, 04:54:29 PM
I realize we're not helping much with your decoding issue...
But I have a 327 mutt myself, and it's a great car for cruising.  In your post and comments with the pics, you do not seem to be concerned about orginality issues.  Of course 327 was not an SS motor... but there are a lot of "SS" 327s on the highway today.
The front disc brakes are a good idea!  I, too, would rather have them than more hp.
Good luck on the restoration.  Let us know how it goes. Grin
2135  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Triple A Window sticker on: February 05, 2006, 10:28:22 AM
Don't know if it is a scam or not... but they are still on the web. Undecided
Here's what the site says,

"For Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Cadillac, Allante, and Oldsmobile Window Sticker Reproductions

P.O. BOX 228
Oxford, Michigan 48371

FAX: 1-877-245-8252
 For Corvette, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, and Ford Window Sticker Reproductions

P.O. BOX 8463

FAX: 1-877-245-8252
 Triple A Enterprises has been printing correct window stickers since 1979 with GM's and Chryslers approval."

And I did find this in the "small print": "This document does not validate or authenticate cars."

--Of course, you cannot believe everything you see in print --even electronically.  Not sure what GM approval means... I've been watching a couple of these sites wondering if it is worth it.
What do some of you other veterans think? Huh Huh Huh

2136  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Anything on this VIN and Engine Code Question on: February 04, 2006, 12:50:45 PM
I did find this info. on the web about another HN application: HN  1968  327  250hp  4 carb.  Pwrglide, reg gas. (Not sure how reliable that is?!?)  It is a 327 and has powerglide. I had been following that lead, but now you have me wondering...
I'm going to check on casting date and number.  (I just finally figured out where it is from CRG info.)  The car is stored right now about 60 miles from where I live, so that will take me several days. (Gotta work to pay for these things.) 
I'm beginning to think this is a real "piecemeal" job, but everything works well, and like Rich said, it is a good driver motor. 
I really appreciate the help!
2137  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Anything on this VIN and Engine Code Question on: February 04, 2006, 09:57:53 AM
Thanks Rich!
A good driver motor is exactly what I want.  I did not think this was a Camaro motor.  I'll check the casting date.
What should I do to get the car in the data base?
Love this site.  You guys are a lot of help! Grin Grin Grin
2138  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Anything on this VIN and Engine Code Question on: February 03, 2006, 10:30:25 PM
My 68 coupe has this VIN: 124378N363264.  Is it in CRG data base?
Also, I am not sure the motor is original.
The partial VIN on the motor is almost illegible.  I can make out an F and a couple of #s but not enough to make it out.
The engine code is clear: V0614HN (The 1 looks more like an "I".)  If I read this right, then it is a Flint, Michigan, June 14, 327-250hp.  Is that right?
The cowl tag gives a 4th week of December build date.  Would that enigine code be close enough for the build date?
Help CRG Huh Huh Huh
2139  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 ss350 on: January 31, 2006, 05:33:28 PM
Daniel is right... Let me clarify... In anybody's book you know it is worth more than the bottom line $14,000 I mentioned.  I said that because you know --without a doubt-- you've got that much value in it.  Maybe it's worth $20,000+ now.  But as we both said, value is subjective and often dependent on the other guy's checkbook.  For example, I bought my 68 coupe (327, powerglide, air) a couple of years ago.  Interior and exterior it was in great shape.  I bought it for $17,500.  I could have sold it the next day for $22,000.
But I wouldn't!  At least I know, however, that was my starting point.
2140  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New Guy looking at a '67, needing help reaching general value on: January 30, 2006, 09:06:21 PM
Please don't buy that car without starting the motor...  Shocked Shocked Shocked
Sounds to me like the owner is trying to price it as a SS350 clone (at least).
Don't know how much wheeling and dealing the fellow will tolerate, but I would offer around $15,000 --unless that motor sounds sweet when it starts and could be cleaned up easy.  He may not accept it... but that's not bad money for a 67 that may have been a 6 banger originally and needs some work.
I know of at least three 67s better than that here in NC that are for sale in around the $17,000+ range.
Good luck! Grin Grin Grin
2141  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 ss350 on: January 30, 2006, 08:46:09 PM
Prices are very subjective and without seeing the car difficult.
But since you asked, in the Southeast the car you are describing is worth at least $14,000 and with work could go up around $25,000+.
Since you bought it new and know about the motor(s), you've got most of the value issues covered.
Check with price guides like Gold Book for ranges, and sales like Hemmings for market.
Of course, some folks on this site will tell you to sell it and restore a 69.  But as a 68 owner myself, it sounds like your 67 is well worth a restoration and many years of cruising.
I'm sure there will be plenty of other opinions forthcoming...
Good luck! Grin
2142  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What is wrong with this ebay auction? 69 Camaro Yenko Clone on: January 25, 2006, 05:15:29 PM
One of the replica car dealers in New Jersey recently had a big article on their web site, where someone had pirated their ad on a car.  It was a really clever fraud.  Apparently several people lost large sums of money sending cashier's checks to a P.O. Box.  Needless to say, the "feds" pounced on it.
If it's too good to be true...
 Sad Sad Sad
2143  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: what year is ur camaro?? on: January 19, 2006, 08:14:23 PM
I got a 68 for my own sentimental reasons, but the 69 is a great car...
2144  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 Z-28 on: January 19, 2006, 07:50:15 PM
I know the small block matched up, but wouldn't you like to know why they put in a 327 and not another 302?!?
If you like the car (and paid a fair price) then you are not crazy.  When you drive down the road on a sunny day and everyone gives you a second look, you'll at least know there are a lot of folks who love a Camaro --Z, matching #s, or not!
Good luck on the restoration... Happy motoring!
 Grin Grin Grin
2145  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: January 14, 2006, 08:34:56 PM
I just want to thank Chris for starting this great discussion.  I learned a lot just reading through it.
A word about documentation: I went through an AACA judging school last year, mainly for my own edification.  While their judging is not model specific, they are very strict about what they accept for documentation.  It must be information from the manufacturer.
If there are any recognized Camaro judges out there, it would be great to know their standards.  Before the juding school, I would have said they should have told Chris those things.  But I now know only the head judge is supposed to talk to the car owner, and that is done only if the owner asks.
Also, after hearing these guys say what a great looking car Chris has, I'd love to see some pictures!  I remember 68 well.  Green was cool in 68.
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