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General Discussion / Starter clicking before start
« on: August 14, 2012, 05:40:45 AM »
I have the 67 Camaro rs/ss convertible just about done and ready to roll.
But the engine shop that i had turned out to be a bit of a nightmare, ok to good on the engine build for both the 350 and the 425 Buick, but nasty on the install and set up side.
the starter clicks 20-50 times and then the click gets a weak sound then starts. happens just about every time but sometimes it starts fine for a while.
I though ground maybe but it seems ok.
Any ideas out there?

Ken and Axl

General Discussion / 1967 327 Engine
« on: February 12, 2012, 04:10:34 AM »
Hello everyone.
I have a 1967 327 engine for sale. Runs excellent.
just drove the car from Ottawa to Alberta without any issues.
Best offer.

General Discussion / Engine Part Numbers
« on: February 03, 2012, 12:06:55 AM »
Hello all.
Does anyone know what all of the part numbers are for the 1967 350 rs/ss engine?
I need pistin, rods, and any others you know of?
Any help would be appreciated.

General Discussion / Opinions Please
« on: December 04, 2011, 05:59:05 AM »
Hello everyone.
I really need some advice. I have found a 1967 350 3892657 cast block, crank, heads, and some other parts.
The block is dated September 8/66. My car was built on December 28/66. i have a correct year 327 in the car now.
My issue is that the 67 350 block is $3,500.
It has been honed and prepped for rebuilt.
Is it worth it to spend $3,500 on a very close to correct dated block for the 67 RS/SS?
Opinions please!!!!

General Discussion / 1967 Camaro RS SS Convertible
« on: October 17, 2011, 11:16:38 PM »
Hello everyone;
We are brand new to the forum and have reviewed a lot of posts. Everyone seems very knowledgeable so I am hoping that I can get some information from the members.
I have a lot to catch up on as a recent Camaro enthusiast. My son and I have been building a 1957 Buick Special convertible for about a year now and he recently saw a 1967 Camaro at a car show.
Knowing that the Buick could be (is) a multi-year project, he asked if we could get a driver to use while building the Buick and he fell in love with the 67 Camaro.
We found and purchased the following:

1967 Camaro RS SS Convertible
VIN 124677N1616**
Production Date December 28, 1966
Purchased at Cornwall Motors in Cornwall Ontario. One of 1325 cars sold in Canadian Dealerships.
Decent options:

Was Tahoe Turquoise with a black power top. (now white and a poor paint job)
3.55 axle ratio
RS Package
SS Package
Deluxe seatbelts front and rear
Extra Gauges
Front compartment console
and a few others.
I have the option build sheet from GM.

Of course the car was a 350 Turbo Fire V8 when it came from the factory. The previous owner had it for 26 years. When he purchased the car the original owner had changed out the 350 for a 327 engine.
Apparently he could not find a 1967 350 block but he could find a 1967 327 block. Does this make sense to have replaced the 350 with a 327?

Secondly, the guy I got the car from says that he had the 327 block (a 1967) bored out to 350 with the 350 forged crank etc.
He claimed that having a 1967 327 bored out to 350 was a good thing, not as good as the original 350 but good nonetheless.

What are your thoughts?
I am trying to contact the original owner to see if on a million to one chance he kept the 350 block or knows where it is.
But assuming it cannot be located should I try to source a 350 engine with the correct casting numbers and date codes? Is it possible to find one? If so, what do you suggest to start looking for one?
If one is found how good is it to have a "correct engine" instead of a "numbers matching engine", or is it that not having the original means that the value is simply affected and having a correct casting number will not make a difference? Overall we are not 100% concerned with having a numbers matching car, but if it is possible we will do what we can. Either way the car will be driven daily all summer.

And lastly, does the fact that it is a Canadian car and one of only 1325 units sold to Canadian Dealerships add any value to the car? Not that I will sell it. Ever. My kid has excellent taste in cars and I now love the Camaro.
Our plan is to restore it in the winters and drive it in the summers. All original with the exception of a disc brake package. Overall the car is in great shape with a few leaks from sitting but it made the 2400 mile trip across the USA without incident and the interior is almost perfect. So we are very pleased.

We would welcome any of your thoughts and advice on what we should do.


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