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General Discussion / Re: Interesting period photos.... :)
« on: May 27, 2024, 05:31:17 PM »
It has always amazed me how stock cars and the Trans-Am cars too could race on banking that steep, like at Daytona.   This photo really shows that banking and how the forces must have been acting on the cars and drivers while on that steep banking.   

Maintenance / Re: Oil Level
« on: April 20, 2024, 07:27:52 PM »
Finally got around to getting my '67 Camaro out as the weather is nice now, and I don't garage it at my home.   Here are some pics of my dipstick.   It measures 22 inches exactly from the tip to the top of the circular handle.   I did find out that when my dipstick is inserted into the tube like most are (with the circle loop facing away from the engine) it reads a half quart low.   But when I look at the backside of the dipstick it measures to the full mark on the opposite side.   If I insert the dipstick (with the circular loop facing toward the engine) it measures full on the side with the add and full markings.   I think I answered my original question.   

Maintenance / Re: Oil Level
« on: March 27, 2024, 08:45:01 PM »
Yes, it has a brown tip.   

Maintenance / Re: Oil Level
« on: March 26, 2024, 05:28:21 PM »
Below is a prior CRG discussion on dipsticks:

Thank you.  Very interesting reading.   I think my dipstick is a replacement as there is not a part number anywhere on it.   

Maintenance / Re: Oil Level
« on: March 25, 2024, 03:29:35 PM »
Thanks guys for your responses.   

Maintenance / Oil Level
« on: March 24, 2024, 08:04:57 PM »
I just recently noticed that when I change the oil and filter cartridge in my 1967 Camaro SS, after adding 5 quarts the dipstick reads about a half quart low.  Is this normal or do I perhaps not have the correct dipstick for the L48 350?   The owner's manual states that the engine should take 5 quarts when changing the oil and filter, and 4 quarts when just changing the oil.   

General Discussion / Re: Interesting period photos.... :)
« on: February 04, 2024, 10:40:06 PM »
Thanks for the scans group/7.   

General Discussion / Re: Interesting period photos.... :)
« on: February 01, 2024, 07:06:19 PM »
Does anyone know the reason they stopped production of the SS wheels in late 1968 or so?   If I did know why in the past, I've forgotten.   I've always liked that SS wheel.   

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2023, 06:59:02 PM »
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all CRG members and their families.   

Research Topics & Reports / Re: Under hood light pics
« on: December 11, 2023, 09:59:41 PM »
Bryon,  I have a '67 RS/SS that has the underhood light installed with a bulb and the wiring in place.  My car has been restored, but there is no reason I know of why it should look any different than what it would have looked like originally.   Let me know if you would like me to send you some photos.     

General Discussion / Re: 1968 SS stripes
« on: October 27, 2023, 05:53:19 PM »
Just my opinion:   if I owned your car I would not have the Z28 Rally Stripes painted on it.  For me it would lessen the value as I would have far less interest in purchasing it if it had the Rally Stripes as opposed to the '68 SS stripes that would have come on it from the factory. 

General Discussion / Re: Where Do I Start to Authenticate My New 68 SS?
« on: September 26, 2023, 04:19:37 PM »
Welcome. As a Fellow 68 SSRS396 owner (Since 1983) I understand your inquiry. They ARE very difficult to authenticate. Esp from a laptop or phone. The Nice thing is there ARE many many indicators that can be inspected or documented that can provide a chain of evidence to proof various RPO's and feature(s) that would indicate a vehicles equipment. This is also easier if supported by as found or disassembled photos PRE restoration. The Bummer is the Eng and Trans situation in this case.  They & the associated stamps would be of great assistance. Post up a Bunch of Hi res photos, Rear stamping as suggested, trim tag (* Yes it will provide a clue depending on build date for some REQUIRE RPO for the SS) Suspensions, Engine, Subframe, Brake and Fuel lines, Firewall details,

The Funny thing IS really there are potentially More clues to "definitively authenticate " it as a Clone then a genuine 68 SS.

It us a Good thing they "Made a Bunch of 68 SS" that year, Guys how many, anyone got a Camaro White Book Handy.

Enjoy this cool car for sure in any case


The Camaro White Book shows 30,695 '68 Camaro SS's. 

General Discussion / Re: Interesting period photos.... :)
« on: August 25, 2023, 05:19:15 PM »
1967 SS/RS family  8)  any idea on the tags ?

Maybe Washington, D.C. or military. 

General Discussion / Re: 1969 61 63 paint
« on: June 02, 2023, 05:23:36 PM »
If it had white interior I would have to have it. I have seen so many red or black cars I really enjoy something different.

I fully agree.  I have always liked white interiors, even though I've never had a car with a white interior.   I'm tired of black, gray, and even tan interiors;  give me gold, bright blue, and bright red, with the right exterior color of course. 

General Discussion / Re: Interesting period photos.... :)
« on: April 24, 2023, 05:02:56 PM »
I like the look of the double white stripes on the tires. 

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