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General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« Last post by bcmiller on June 19, 2018, 06:29:02 AM »
My 1968 L78 did not have a posi originally and the 1967 L35 I will be restoring with my son didnít either. Both are posi now.

I would never call a First Gen Camaro a pony car. Thatís for that ďother carĒ thatís discussed in Ford forums. :)

I think the term Muscle Car started in the 50s.
General Discussion / Re: 1967 pace car
« Last post by z28z11 on June 19, 2018, 02:22:02 AM »

ngine assembly stamps were done at the engine assembly plant. Big blocks got their stamped assembly date and application code BEFORE the heads were installed.

Partial VIN was stamped later, at the vehicle sssembly plant. 

The partial VIN position is what I was referring to - in the pics, if the head was installed, you likely wouldn't be able to get the stamp holder in the position that stamp in particular appears. Engine code is usually far enough away, or depending on the year, stamped on the opposite side of the pad from the core plug.

General Discussion / Bellhousing alignment procedure
« Last post by camaroman1969 on June 19, 2018, 01:44:51 AM »
Hello everyone....Question:  Does anyone here know the proper procedure on aligning a bellhousing???  We used a dial indicator, but everytime we would recheck the reading, they would "differ" from previous reading.  Used new dowel pins also.  Still no good.  Going to purchase some stock dowel pins and see if that helps.  Any assistance would be appreciated guys.  Thanks!
General Discussion / Re: 1967 pace car
« Last post by firstgenaddict on June 19, 2018, 01:25:17 AM »
 could you please expand on this point?
 What method was used to keep the Tonawanda stamped blocks properly applied to the correct  LA built car?
Would this indicate that big blocks motors were not pulled from bulk racks ?
Thus all BB cars body's and motor numbers should be in numeric order, Correct?


No there were bulk racks for the engine by assembly codes...
They were pulled according to the engine assembly...
JG - 396 325hp auto
JJ -  396 375 Alum heads MT
JH -  396 375 hp MT
JL  - 396 375  Auto
The engines were complete assemblies which were minus the Carbs and plug wires  - they were already equipped with flex plate or clutch/flywheel and bell housing.

There was nothing to keep straight  -
The engines were not First In First Out.

When the engine was pulled from the rack and mated with the trans and the pair were stamped the Assembly stamps must have been noted for eventual inclusion on the Protecto PLATE. 
General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« Last post by Mike S on June 19, 2018, 01:15:15 AM »
 I've always looked at my '67 Camaro's as pony cars. Still, one L35 SS has a posi and the other L35 has a non-posi rear.

General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« Last post by dannystarr on June 19, 2018, 01:10:38 AM »
Could have been the GTO. I just assumed with the name connection that it was Mustang. Here is Wikipedia info.. Who Knows..

 Defining the class

to search

Not to be confused with the Hyundai Pony.


  Ford Mustang
Pony car is an American class of automobile launched and inspired by the Ford Mustang in 1964. It broke all post-World War II automobile sales records, "creating the 'pony car' craze soon adopted by competitors."The term describes an affordable, compact, highly styled car with a sporty or performance-oriented image

The 1964 Mustang provided the template for the new class of automobiles. The term "pony car" to describe members of its ranks was coined by Car Life magazine editor Dennis Shattuck
General Discussion / Re: 1967 pace car
« Last post by vtfb68 on June 19, 2018, 01:08:59 AM »
Hi BC,
Yes, that is clear
 I am not referring to any stamp, just the transferring and assigning processes of the BB motors.
Restoration / Re: Heater hoses
« Last post by firstgenaddict on June 19, 2018, 01:06:45 AM »
HERE IS LARRY's 04C JL8 survivor that has the clip  - This car runs out so nice, I drove it a couple of years ago when I was in Colorado. 3.73 and M20.


MAY 26k Norwood Survivor White white RS SS 350 conv

August Norwood

May Norwood

April 69 Norwood

March Norwood

September 1968 Van Nuys

General Discussion / Re: "muscle car" without posi
« Last post by 1969Z27 on June 19, 2018, 12:30:56 AM »
I have a 67 6 banger with a born with 3:55 Posi..... Sweet!

Welcome to CRG Pat.
I'm a big fan of the inline six. Would love to see
some pics and some history of your 67 6 banger.
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