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« on: January 26, 2014, 05:56:25 PM »

Hello I am new to this forum but have been reading your research for a while trying to identify what my dads 1968 camaro was originally from the factory.  I do not have the original motor or transmission and unfortunately do not have any documentation from factory or dealer to my knowledge.

my VIN is 124378n329061
Trim Tag is    10B
            ST   68-12437      NOR 30030
            TR   724               CC
the car has the 4-leaf spring setup in the rear and did have the cross ram air throttle cable on it when i started working on it. I do not know if these are signs of it being a z28 or it is just somethings that a previous owner had put on it. 

The car was my dads and he bought it back in the 90's to restore. I helped him when I was a kid but then he came down with cancer and passed away.  It was sitting in an old chicken house of my grandmothers for 13 years before i pulled it out last year and started to get ready to restore it.  Like I stated before I do not have any documentation from any previous owners or the factory nor do I know who all the previous owners were but I would just like to know as much as i can before i start restoring because I would like to restore it as close to original as possible with the information I have.  I know it is not much but all feedback and knowledge I can get from this post would be much appreciated thanks.
               

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 06:08:46 PM »

Welcome.  Take some pics of the firewall, rearend stampings, trans tunnel from underneath and from inside the interior, radiator tag, what type of brakes does it have?  Also just out of curiousity what type of door glass does this car have?  Is there any etching that says Astro Ventilation?
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 06:15:39 PM »

It would help to know the rear axle code too...  http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#axle

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 06:56:30 PM »

A big welcome to the site, there, Birdleg! Isn't it nice to have an aspiration and a dream? I applaud your interest in your new found toy. Your dad would be proud to know you have taken the baton and are ready to take this old gal to it's next level. Too soon now, but someday I hope you can look back and say it was worth the efforts you will dedicate to the car and likewise, look back and say how fortunate you were to stumble on to the CRG! You see, there is a wealth of knowledge here and although your dad is not there to help, you will find a lot of "father" figures who will take you under their wing. Why? I think I can speak for our group in saying that we have a passion for these cars, a dedication in being true and factual and an enthusiasm that all generations are still finding an interest and love affair in keeping these cars alive. Good luck and post often.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 07:25:27 PM »

It has disc front and rear drum brakes and yes the windows say astro ventilation.  The rear axle casting # is 3894859nf and stamp is BP 0812 G or C it was hard to see.  My pictures are too large to upload how do i resize them to be able to post them?
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 07:50:46 PM »

Read Kurt's pic posting info HERE. Including Reply 4 about resizing...

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 08:40:50 PM »

here are the photos asked for
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 09:27:00 PM »

Factory A/C would rule out being a Z/28.  Appears to be a factory automatic as well which was not an option with a Z/28.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2014, 10:00:12 PM »

The rear axle casting # is 3894859nf and stamp is BP 0812 G or C it was hard to see.

G is correct and a BP rear axle wouldn't have been installed on a Z28.

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2014, 10:36:16 PM »

Originally a SB auto with AC car. Which small block is the question....
Is the tire sticker on the inside of the glovebox door?
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014, 11:06:46 PM »

The auto trans was put in by my dad i'm not sure if it was factory auto or not.  and there is no sticker in glove box I have yet to pull down the gas tank to see if there is a build sheet or anything stuck on top of it. 
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2014, 11:42:14 PM »

Check the routing of the speedo cable as well. Also look for the back up light switch bulkhead in the lower firewall area.

It does appear to have factory air, plus the presence (or lack of) a cutout for a factory four-speed shifter does appear to rule out a Z. Nice car to start with, in any event.

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014, 12:25:34 AM »

Thanks I will look into that.  There is no definite way to tell if it was a factory rs car without documentations is there? because it has all the rs package parts on the car but I don't know whether that was put on by a previous owner or not. 
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2014, 03:12:32 AM »

I have yet to pull down the gas tank to see if there is a build sheet or anything stuck on top of it. 

There won't be anything on the top of the gas tank on a Norwood car.

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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2014, 03:21:31 AM »

There is no definite way to tell if it was a factory rs car without documentations is there? because it has all the rs package parts on the car but I don't know whether that was put on by a previous owner or not. 

There are many clues with Z22!  Read this link (see Rally Sport (Z22)) ...  http://www.camaros.org/options.shtml#id

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