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Jonz68

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Hi everyone, new guy here......
« on: January 09, 2015, 11:29:10 AM »
Hi all,
Long time Camaro owner, several generations (1,2,3,4 & 5th), on Camaro #7, and this is my FIRST 1st Gen! I traded my 72 Z28, and some $$. Very happy with the deal. I am older than my friend (the guy I traded with) (51), so this car is more my gen, and my Z was his gen. I think we both knew from day one, eventually, we would swap cars!

It is a 68 327 (SS Tribute). The car was owned by one lady in GA, from 1968 -2006. My buddy bought on in 2006, had the 327 gone through and brought up the power with some nice mods as well. The TH350 was also added then. The drivetrain only has a few thousand on it, car has 72K. It is a numbers matching engine, and all else, sans the TH350, 4-wheel disc added last year. I have the orig title, o-manual, build-broadcast sheet, and protect-o-plate still in warranty book. Coming from a 4 speed (M-21) I thought I might not like having the TH350, but not the case, I love it. I look forward to learning a lot here, hopefully make a few friends along the way.
I live in NOVA, Potomac Falls, work in DC. Let know if you are near me!

here's my new Baby...
1968 Camaro - #'s matching 327 block / Sportsman II 2.02 Heads / Crane Cam & R-Rockers / Edelbrock Performer intake / Edelbrock 650 DP / Hedman coated FL headers / 3" stainless exhaust / Flowmasters / 3.73 posi / 4-wheel disc / Modified TH350.

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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 01:06:19 PM »
Welcome!
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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 01:16:58 PM »
May sound silly ,but what size tires ? Great look on it and I'm assuming no clearance issues. Another member (Danny) was inquiring on another thread for his 68. This always comes up and IMO you have the perfect combo. Welcome to the site--steve.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 01:24:32 PM »
Jano,
225/60/15 all around. No rubs!
1968 Camaro - #'s matching 327 block / Sportsman II 2.02 Heads / Crane Cam & R-Rockers / Edelbrock Performer intake / Edelbrock 650 DP / Hedman coated FL headers / 3" stainless exhaust / Flowmasters / 3.73 posi / 4-wheel disc / Modified TH350.

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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 03:33:32 PM »
Welcome to the site. Very clean looking 68. Awesome you were able to get the documentation with it, that stuff is gold no matter the model Camaro these days. Was the lady able to pass on any pictures of the car from back in the day?

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 05:37:09 PM »
Thanks all. :)
Bullit, just one, of the engine bay prior to re-build. It was super clean! I mean like crazy clean for an original car. She obviously took very good care of it. I wish I had more pics, but that is the only one.
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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 05:58:16 PM »
Welcome!  Congratulations on owning the best year Camaro, 1968!  ;)

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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2015, 06:00:10 PM »
Welcome!  Congratulations on owning the best year Camaro, 1968!  ;)

Paul

Ditto.

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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2015, 06:03:16 PM »
Thanks all. :)
Bullit, just one, of the engine bay prior to re-build. It was super clean! I mean like crazy clean for an original car. She obviously took very good care of it. I wish I had more pics, but that is the only one.

women can be 'obsessive' about cleanliness, even if they can't hear the noises telling them something is wrong.. :)
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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2015, 07:28:21 PM »
Great to see a fellow NOVA first gen owner.  I own a recently restored 67 RSSS Clone.  Have you taken your 68 to Katie's Coffee in Great Falls
for a Sat morning event?

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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2015, 02:11:28 AM »
Welcome John, nice car.  Bonus that you got some documents with it.  Congrats.
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2015, 02:43:51 AM »
Thanks all. :)
Bullit, just one, of the engine bay prior to re-build. It was super clean! I mean like crazy clean for an original car. She obviously took very good care of it. I wish I had more pics, but that is the only one.

women can be 'obsessive' about cleanliness, even if they can't hear the noises telling them something is wrong.. :)
Welcome!  Congratulations on owning the best year Camaro, 1968!  ;)

Paul

Ditto.
X3  Great looking 68 and welcome!
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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2015, 12:35:37 PM »
Thanks again all.
Jek, not yet.....with this car. I did take the 72 Z28 last season several times. I will certainly attend with the 68, cant wait. I will keep an eye out for you. Do the same. :)
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Re: Hi everyone, new guy here......
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 05:23:00 PM »
Awesome looking 68. Congrats.

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2015, 05:29:35 PM »
I'm curious on the docs. :)
Don't see many broadcast sheets for a 68. Is it a chassis or body sheet?
Like the original stripes, looks good.
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2015, 10:58:37 PM »
Welcome to the CRG you will like it here and learn a lot...
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2015, 10:59:35 AM »


Kurt,
It says "Body Broadcast Copy", and has info regarding the Fisher body, I'll attach.
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2015, 01:38:02 PM »
Nice paperwork. 

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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2015, 04:16:20 PM »
Nice paperwork. 

Wow, it's in great condition too!

Paul

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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2015, 06:25:54 PM »
Lukken - that a new dealer to me.
Notice the paint code is on the bottom of the broadcast sheet.

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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2015, 11:37:13 AM »
Interior shot:
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2015, 01:00:39 AM »
I assume your friend added the gauges. I see he replaced the door panels too. ;)
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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2015, 11:14:45 AM »
Kurt,
Do tell! Y aknow,....I didn't think to ask. Could the 327 coupe come with the U17 package, and/or the console gauges? The tach/clock looked original to me. What is up w/ the door panels? I want to learn all I can. Not nearly as adept on the first Gens. 2nd Gens - I know quite a bit. I lived in that world for some time, did quite a bit of restoring/research. I have been reading up here as much as possible.
Thanks  :)
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2015, 02:36:32 PM »
Kurt,
To clarify, it does have the "Tic-Toc-Tach". So, I am guessing, the U17 package?
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2015, 05:59:15 PM »
Reproduction door panels have a "puffy' appearance, like yours. Originals are much flatter.

U17 was available on any model. However, you have the body broadcast copy, which shows what was installed at the factory. I can't read your small picture very well, and by no means an expert, but I believe on line 3 it should have a cluster box and yours looks like "NF". That would correspond to a sticker on the back of the cluster.  I don't have a list of cluster codes, but CRG should know. I am guessing Kurt knows these codes and NF is probably the standard speedo and fuel gauge.

Also, reproduction tachs look different. Post a pic of the tach if you want to know OEM or reproduction.

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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2015, 06:37:32 PM »
Will do, thanks. Likely then this car just originally had a standard gauge package. The gauges sure look cool, and all of them work.
I finally got around to locating the pink buzzer-relay wire......disconnected! Gosh, that is one ugly sound....LOL

Weeeeeeeaeaaaaaaaaaaaaeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhh......

Next, putting in the new package tray I have. Old one is warped. Feel free to give me any pointers, though I think I remember how the back seats come out. Thx
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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2015, 10:28:19 PM »
Yup, broadcast sheet indicated no gauges. :)
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