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« on: January 14, 2014, 08:08:42 PM »

Hi,
Just joined the site

Looking for information about my camaro

Vin 124378L346855

Cowl Tag

68 - 12437 L 45094
Trim - 712      0-0

Engine No. V0324CTD

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 08:21:55 PM »

Welcome to the site!!  You picked the correct year Camaro.   Wink

Engine is out of either 1970 Corvette 350ci 300hp manual trans or 1974 B body car 400ci 175hp 400 trans  Need to look at the casting date.

What is the build date on the tag?

Corvette Bronze, blk standard interior V8 car.  Do you have pics?

One of the others will have to look into the database to see if there is any info on your car.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 10:43:57 PM »

One thing the '68 Camaro had that the '69 didn't....  was 'Corvette Bronze' paint color..  Smiley  which I love...
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2014, 02:30:27 AM »

Hey thanks for all your comments.

The block casting date is 3970010.

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2014, 09:00:17 AM »

That is the block casting number.  The casting date is on the opposite side of the engine from the '010' number.. at the back.   Should be 3 or 4 digits..
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 05:05:31 AM »

Engine is out of either 1970 Corvette 350ci 300hp manual trans or 1974 B body car 400ci 175hp 400 trans  Need to look at the casting date.

3970010 is a 4" bore block, so that rules out the 400ci engine.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 05:31:15 AM »

wow those date codes are so hard to read.

All of my parts that Ive had to replace on the motor were to fit a small block 350, if it were a 400 would all the parts fit still?

eg rocker covers,  inlet manifold exhaust manifolds?

 
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 07:49:50 AM »

They are basically the same.  Main differences are the ci and external (400) vs internal (350) balancing.

010 casting was only used for the 350ci.  Great block to build on.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 08:30:00 AM »

They are basically the same.  Main differences are the ci and external (400) vs internal (350) balancing.

010 casting was only used for the 350ci.  Great block to build on.

Darrell...  I can't believe you left out the '69 Z28 302 from 'engines using the 010 block'...    *G*
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 09:50:47 AM »

I guess I should have put a disclaimer.

In 1970 it was only used for the 350.

Better?   Grin Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 11:01:27 AM »

of course..  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 07:28:14 PM »

Nice '68, Matt
Correct year, of course, and better with Corvette Bronze and black interior.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 10:47:40 PM »

Yeah I didnt like the corvette bronze to begin with but it has grown on me now. Eventually I think Ill restore it to its former glory!

As you can see in the pix its red with white strips thort that looked cool still.

The history of the car is that its been in storage for about 20 years after the original owner painted it up and then passed away his wife then sold it

I think to the guy I had bought it off then he said spent some doe on it, now its in Australia with me. something like that anyways.

Itll be cool to find out info on this car.

So on that the car is RS/SS 350 it had a bit of work done to the motor but had to take it off cause of the laws here (so ridiculous!!)



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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2014, 09:40:32 PM »

Hey
I managed to get to the rear of the motor
the only numbers i could see was

C130 if It makes any sense
the Rear axle ID is BU0925G2 E
4-speed muncie ID P0510

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2014, 09:48:44 PM »

What is the build date of the car? 

Also what is the casting date on the diff?
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2014, 10:06:41 PM »

Hey

The build date is 07A

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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2014, 10:11:09 PM »

You're getting a little closer to knowing exactly what you have...  Smiley    VIN.... L346855    is a July '68 production car..

C130 if It makes any sense     (13 March 1970 cast engine block, assembled 24 March 1970; installed originally in a '70 Corvette with 350ci/300hp/4sp)
the Rear axle ID is BU0925G2 E       (3.73:1 Posi 12 bolt - could be from a '68 or 69 Camaro.. assembled 25 Sept)
4-speed muncie ID P0510

Does the engine pad have a VIN on it?   mmSnnnnnnn   or ??
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2014, 10:15:25 PM »

yes

70s408936
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2014, 11:44:00 PM »

yes

70s408936

That further confirms the 350/300 engine as being from the 1970 Corvette having VIN partial of 70S408936.
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2014, 02:29:32 AM »

Ok well that solves that!

How do I know what kind of Muncie it is

Knowing that Its a Muncie 4 speed M??

This is great well done lads thanks for any asistance
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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2014, 07:48:05 AM »

Ok well that solves that!

How do I know what kind of Muncie it is

Knowing that Its a Muncie 4 speed M??

This is great well done lads thanks for any asistance

Read thru the Muncie information on the CRG...    http://www.camaros.org/trans.shtml#Shifters

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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2014, 06:06:51 AM »

Ok thanks.

I've noticed that there are various different packages of brakes offered with the Camaros but y have some got different size boosters and master cylinders
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2014, 11:41:27 AM »

GM only made one size booster. You are probably looking at modified cars wit later model 4 wheel discs.
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2014, 07:39:06 PM »

The reason y I ask is I've noticed my 68 has a slimmer master cylinder an only 1 metal strap where as others have a slightly fatter master cylinder and two hook over straps tying in the cover just a quiery
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2014, 11:52:14 AM »

The reason y I ask is I've noticed my 68 has a slimmer master cylinder an only 1 metal strap where as others have a slightly fatter master cylinder and two hook over straps tying in the cover just a quiery

Read this:

http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml#Brakecomp
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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2014, 02:13:55 AM »

K so according to that photo of the booster and the master cyl also what was said I have power assisted drums

is that correct? (refer picture attached)

Also the multi leaf springs there are 5 of them, the only time they talk 5 is for a Z-28?
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2014, 07:57:38 AM »

Also the multi leaf springs there are 5 of them, the only time they talk 5 is for a Z-28?

5 is the normal for multi leaf.
Z = 4
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