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4006  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Cranks and Cams on: November 30, 2005, 10:59:22 AM
I'd expect to find a cast crank in a '67 350/295hp.; I believe the only Camaro small-block with a forged crank was the Z/28.
4007  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Cranks and Cams on: November 29, 2005, 11:15:40 AM
I believe the cam is the same one that was used across all Chevrolet products from '67-'81 for the 300hp-level 327 and 350 engines; the "929" cam - GM#3896929 (casting #3896930). It had 195*/202* duration @ .050", and .390"/.410" lift. It's still available from GM under P/N 12364051 as a kit with cam and lifters for $100-$140 depending on where you buy it.  Smiley
4008  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 cacaro rear spring, front mount. on: November 28, 2005, 11:07:03 AM
No, just use new bolts and U-nuts, unless the metal is rusted away where the U-nuts clip on.
4009  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Z28 restoration questions on: November 25, 2005, 10:16:56 AM
All are answered in your other post; just post your question in one forum at a time.  Smiley
4010  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 X77 code Camaro Many fact questions. on: November 24, 2005, 11:32:23 AM
The inner surfaces of the front fenders are semi-gloss black primer. X77 is base car exterior trim - no drip rail molding, wheel opening moldings, rear quarter louvers, etc. Fathom Green Z/28's had white stripes.
4011  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint on: November 23, 2005, 01:02:59 PM
Those are very good pictures, is that the hidden vin by the heater core? It looks like norwood did it a little different then L.A. mine has a/c, and there isn't much firewall showing, I wonder if that would make a difference?

Not sure on 68 but in 67 LOS didn't use hidden VIN's. I beleive that 68 didn't either.

Buddy

Are you sure? It was a Federal requirement on all cars.
4012  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Z28 "double hump" heads on: November 23, 2005, 12:59:52 PM
The 291's with the boss, but not drilled/tapped, were used on '67 Corvettes from about mid-March '67 to the end of the model year (instead of 462's); the same head was used on '68 Corvettes, with the hole drilled/tapped for the temp sender. You might also try Tracy Performance - they have lots of castings.
4013  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 head rebuild on: November 22, 2005, 10:40:28 AM
I wouldn't use them - the -142 springs were designed for use with the -140 "First-Design Off-Road" cam (the over-the-counter race cam for the Trans-Am Camaros), are higher pressure and .040" larger in diameter; they were never installed in any production engine. The 3911068 springs are the correct ones for your application, and are bulletproof.
4014  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Spoilers and head rest on: November 22, 2005, 10:35:14 AM
Yup, forgot about the weird AR1 situation.  Undecided
4015  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 camaro 350 SS authenticity on: November 22, 2005, 10:32:23 AM
The engine is a 350/145hp 2-barrel, made at McKinnon Industries (Canada) out of a '76 full-size, Chevelle, or Monte Carlo built at the Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant. The 3970010 block was used from '69-'79 for virtually all car and truck applications.
4016  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ride Height Measurements on: November 22, 2005, 10:04:33 AM
The only AMA-published height dimensions are ground-to-top of roof, which is 51.1", and ground-to-top of cowl, which is 36.4"; those dimensions are for 69's.
4017  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 302 head rebuild on: November 21, 2005, 12:03:47 PM
Assuming you're having new guides installed, your existing valves may be reusable if the stems don't show any wear and show proper guide clearance; if the stems are worn, aftermarket valves may be less costly than GM valves - I don't have those prices handy. The springs are still available from GM - P/N 3911068; they list for $6.70 each, jobber price $5.05, dealer cost $3.84. These springs are 80# closed and 200# open @ 1.25", and are correct for your car - you DON'T need any of the high-pressure aftermarket springs; all GM production solid-lifter small-block cams used the same grocery-getter springs as hydraulic cams did.  Smiley
4018  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: LOS camaros on: November 20, 2005, 10:39:57 AM
Try the "Decoding" box at the top of the page (and the others as well); LOTS of information!
4019  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: side mirrors on: November 19, 2005, 11:33:48 AM
Blue Loctite on the ball also works.
4020  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 SMALL BLOCK QUESTIONS? on: November 19, 2005, 11:30:45 AM
All four of those blocks (especially the 010) were VERY common, and were used in virtually all passenger cars and trucks for many years; all were cast at both Flint and Tonawanda in high volume. Can't answer the SS/L-48 question specifically, but 350/300hp engines were made by the millions at both plants, and I can't imagine Tonawanda being the sole source for Camaro L-48 engines. Flint was the sole source for 302's and all Corvette small-blocks, but those were unique low-volume applications.
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