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lykaneagle

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could it be?
« on: December 22, 2012, 07:07:52 PM »
Anything stand out that may prove or disprove an SS?  She has all correct SS badging, dual exhaust, 10 bolt (don't know if any of it is original).  Drivers side door jam: 124377L107997.  She's an early model that may not have had the 4P.  No traction bar.  Thanks guys!

Im having difficulty with updoading pic so I'll spell it out:

10B            J742
67-12437LOS     4891
760-Z            Y-Y
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Re: could it be?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 07:32:30 PM »
Does it have the motor? SS cars only came with 350, 396 engines, match VIN"s. SS should have a 12 bolt rear.
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Re: could it be?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 07:38:10 PM »
It does have a 350 but not original.  Not sure if 10 bolt is original.  currently has multi leaf also.

thanks for the help!  and the welcome :)

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Re: could it be?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 07:41:49 PM »
I've been researching for awhile.......haven't been able to "disprove" that it's an SS.  I guess I was just hoping something would stand out to someone.

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Re: could it be?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2012, 08:07:19 PM »
Is the trans a T-400 with a matching VIN?  Is the rear end date a  match with the car?  It should be before your early build. Nothing in field 4 on the TT is not a good sign.  67 guys know much more than me, keep checking.
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Re: could it be?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 08:49:05 PM »
Since VAN Nuys starting using the 4P deisgnation for the 350 engine in September of 1966 (and your car was built the second week of October, 1966), It's not an SS. While it "could" be an L30 (327/275), more than likely it left the factory as a LF7 (327/210).

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Re: could it be?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 03:21:57 AM »
Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.  That's what I figured, I just wasn't ready to admit it ;)

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Re: could it be?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 03:27:46 AM »
67s never had multi-leaf rear.  ;)
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Re: could it be?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 11:06:05 AM »
you can still have a lot of fun with it even though it is not an original SS...

the 327 cars were still pretty fast and a lot of fun to drive...

with a little bit of tuning and/or some modifications ... you can have one very fast Camaro

... and not original really means you can modify it however you like...drive it all the time... etc...  ;D

and don't forget... it is still a Camaro...  a Great looking car     ;)
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Re: could it be?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 05:22:09 PM »
BlackoutSteve, the reason i mentioned the multi leaf is because I was thinking maybe the entire (12 bolt)  rearend was replaced with a 10 bolt and multi-leaf.  I'm still not 100% convinced she's not an SS.  The earliest picure of a trim tab I have EVER seen with a "4P" is from the 3rd week in Oct.  Mine was born the second week.  I need to find the birthdate of the 10 bolt and that would answer some questions, I suppose.  And yes, GI Joe, either way.....I love this car and just the fact that she "could" be an SS adds to the intrugue of it.  I'll continue to build her as an SS, which at this point only means getting the correct hood w/ louvers (and 12 bolt).  Everything else is spot on....engine, badging etc.  It will always be a driver and I never plan on selling.  It will be my son's pride some day.  With just a few minor paint repairs (bubbling around rain gutters and rear window) she will be a real looker.  Interior looks great and the 350 is strong.  Fun, fun, fun to drive, easy on the eyes and real head turner.  Just gotta love it!

thanks for the replies guys.....


Oh, anyone have a picture of a TT that shows a 4P from LOS prior to 10B?   If so, I will admit defeat :)
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Re: could it be?
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 05:31:08 PM »
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I'm still not 100% convinced she's not an SS

I am. The earliest cars we have in the db with the 4P tag is over 3 weeks prior to your car being built, so it's not an SS.

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Re: could it be?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 07:08:56 AM »
a picture's worth a thousand words.......

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Re: could it be?
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2012, 05:43:51 PM »
I doubt that would even convince you.

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Re: could it be?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2012, 06:18:37 AM »
Ahh..im just playing.  She's not an SS (most likely) ;)

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Re: could it be?
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2012, 02:43:49 AM »
Do the car right, and it won't make any difference.