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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2014, 02:59:05 PM »
You can rule out the Rally Sport. For the base LF7 (327/210) and the optional L30 (327/275), the BP axle (2.73) came on non-RS cars. (RS cars got a 3.08.) And as memtioned before, you don't have the factory hole for the 4 speed, so the car came with a Powerglide automatic transmission.

So no way to know for sure which engine it originally came with, but the more common engine by a long shot was the base LF7 (124,870 vs 21,686 L30's), so that's probably what the car started life as.

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2014, 05:03:04 PM »
Wasn't the 2.73 gear optional even for RS cars?
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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2014, 05:13:26 PM »
No, the optional ratios were 2.56 (economy) or 3.55 (performance).

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2014, 05:24:45 PM »
Ed,

I'm curious, where did you find this information?

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2014, 05:27:02 PM »
No, the optional ratios were 2.56 (economy) or 3.55 (performance).
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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2014, 05:29:03 PM »
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I'm curious, where did you find this information?

The "1968 Camaro Power Teams" chart.

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2014, 06:22:29 PM »
The "1968 Camaro Power Teams" chart.

You're right Ed!  I never read the tiny note on the bottom of the chart, "3.08:1 when Rally Sport is specified"

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2014, 07:22:19 PM »
You can rule out the Rally Sport. For the base LF7 (327/210) and the optional L30 (327/275), the BP axle (2.73) came on non-RS cars. (RS cars got a 3.08.)

Did RS cars get 3.08 also for '67?  The BP axle code on the chart here shows 3.08 in '67 but changing to 2.73 in '68.
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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2014, 07:32:19 PM »
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Did RS cars get 3.08 also for '67?

Yep. For 67 and 68, the LF7 and L30 (with Powerglide) received the 2.73 10 bolt axle unless the car also had the RS option. If it did, then it received the 3.08 10 bolt axle.

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2014, 07:55:00 PM »
I wouldn't rule out an RS just on the basis of the axle.
Are there backup lights under the rear bumper?
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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2014, 08:06:55 PM »
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I wouldn't rule out an RS just on the basis of the axle.

True, if that axle isn't original to that car, but the date code of 08-12 indicates it might be. (2 months prior to the cars assembly, but still within the accepted range)

However, to verify, the casting date on the center section should be examined. If it's August of 1968, then it's probably original.

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2014, 09:08:12 PM »
Why would RS change axle ratio? Added weight?
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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2014, 09:19:27 PM »
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Did RS cars get 3.08 also for '67?

Yep. For 67 and 68, the LF7 and L30 (with Powerglide) received the 2.73 10 bolt axle unless the car also had the RS option. If it did, then it received the 3.08 10 bolt axle.

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2014, 09:20:53 PM »
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Why would RS change axle ratio? Added weight?

Correct. However, in 1969 they realized it really didn't make that much of a difference because there wasn't a ratio change for RS cars that year.

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Re: I need information on my 68 camaro please
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2014, 12:37:20 AM »
thanks for the info guys sorry i had college all day today and didnt have a chance to get on here.  yes KurtS the backup lights are under the bumper and also has the hidden headlights like in RS but like i said earlier this could have been installed by a previous owner so i have no real way to tell if it is original.  whether or not the car is just a base camaro or RS or anything else really is just for my own curiosity in being able to know what it was originally but other than that there is no monetary value for me needing to know because i dont plan on ever selling the car. it is just nice to know what I have and i really appreciate the insight you guys have given me so far thank you.