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67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« on: January 26, 2013, 07:42:48 PM »
Could someone please post a picture of a 67 or 68 SS 350 engine? Preferably in the car... as close to original as possible... without cowl plenum or induction, please....
Better yet, if you could email me a detailed one, PM me and I'll send you my email address.
I need it for a club discussion in mid-February.  Thanks in advance.
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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 08:19:52 PM »
Phillip, attached is a photo of Charley's '68 RS/SS engine bay.  The power brake booster and master cylinder are not original.

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 08:28:16 PM »
The firewall is that glossy?

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 08:33:37 PM »
The firewall is that glossy?

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Mike, the firewall appears untouched.  See attached photo...

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 08:37:11 PM »
 Seeing the reflection of some parts is what caught my attention. I haven't seen a firewall that glossy before.

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 08:43:07 PM »
Thanks, Paul!

I could use any other pictures with all original parts (or replaced to original).
Not that I'm knocking Charley's car.  That pic is great for showing smog pump, etc.
My problem is my guys tend to get all caught up in pointing out unoriginal stuff, instead of discussing the point at hand --which in this case is going to be performance.

Once again, you guys are a veritable well of information!

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 09:27:23 AM »
The firewall looks like it has a hard tape line across it. I'm not saying it is but it looks like it has been taped off and painted.
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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 09:34:56 PM »
The firewall looks like it has a hard tape line across it. I'm not saying it is but it looks like it has been taped off and painted.

Look at the pic in reply #3.
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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 02:05:14 AM »
In the meantime I'm looking for 67 or 68 SS 350 pictures, original as possible.
Please...

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 03:03:40 AM »
That is orig firewall paint and yes the low mile cars i have seen are that way. The low mile 68 L78 we had at MCACN was also that glossy. Most people restore with a flatter black.

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 03:38:48 AM »
68 L78 low mile

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 11:37:08 AM »
Phil, it's been a few years since I've really looked at a rule book. Is there still a class for Impalas with 427 and three carbs? There was also a class for '69 Camaros with LT1 engines. I even spoke to the "boss" and got no response. The 04A and 04B class is a big problem right now. They ruined a good thing and then made it worse, the natives are NOT happy. I hope you can straighten them out!!  Doug
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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 02:31:10 PM »
Also notice the finish of the brake booster in the pic above. A little faded but backs up how Brakeboosters.com has been doing them.

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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 04:54:52 PM »
Your getting back into that what black paint was used in the blackout process (at least at Norwood), that also includes the tail panel and rockers on big blocks, and style trim cars (the rockers).  How many blacks do you think there were there in the paint system (clue, its 1 less than 2).  The same black was used for tail panels, rockers and firewall.  The stripes on Z28's (the only car with stripes painted by fisher) were done in the body shop soon after the color coat was applied, not in the blackout booth, so they had access to the gloss black used to paint the entire car, GM painted the front half stripes (and the entire front half of the car) in their paint shop well after the blackout had been applied by Fisher.  The discussion on what happens to the various finishes if its buffed or not (no one ever buffed the firewall) has been going on for years.
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Re: 67 or 68 SS 350 Picture?
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013, 05:06:17 PM »
Also notice the finish of the brake booster in the pic above. A little faded but backs up how Brakeboosters.com has been doing them.
Charley,  I'm curious about what you mean precisely here.. '.. how BrakeBoosters' has been doing them?'...   Do they do them good?  or ?   original or ??    I haven't compared booster restorers so I'm ignorant here.. :)
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