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cody67

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1967 Camaro Coupe Decode Help
« on: September 10, 2015, 10:33:23 PM »
Hey guys... new member here and I need some expertise.  I was given this car when I was a youngster and have just now finally put it back in my garage after about 8 years of it sitting in storage.  I want to find out more about the car from when it was built and also see what I can find about the motor.  I am fairly confident I have figured out the VIN and Cowl Tag information but the motor stamping I can get to has me baffled.

What I think I know...

1967 Camaro Sport Coupe
Originally came in Gold/Gold configuration without Vinyl top
Standard buckets
A/C car

Here are the pictures of the VIN, Cowl Tag, Block front markings, and the back markings that are covered by the throttle linkage (which seems wrong but I have no idea)

VIN



Cowl Tag



Front Block Numbers



Rear Block showing Coverage by throttle linkage




So the motor code on the front has me baffled.... I cant find a consistent answer of what the HC is for.  This website shows it could be from a 1969 350 Camaro and other sites say 1965/1967 327.

Any help you guys can give me would be awesome.  I just want to be as familiar with the original vehicle before I start ripping in and making it mine.

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Re: 1967 Camaro Coupe Decode Help
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2015, 12:23:45 AM »
Your engine is out of a 1967 passenger car,327/275 hp with pg transmission.

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Re: 1967 Camaro Coupe Decode Help
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 12:40:10 AM »
Yup, the partial VIN (7R165929) stamped on the engine pad tells you the engine came out of a '67 Bel Air, Biscayne, Caprice or Impala.

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Re: 1967 Camaro Coupe Decode Help
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 05:04:12 PM »
Awesome.  So what are the tells for knowing it's a 327/275?  Is it the HC?  What list can be trusted when it comes to that information.  It seemed like every website out there had conflicting info.

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Re: 1967 Camaro Coupe Decode Help
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 06:01:28 PM »
Awesome.  So what are the tells for knowing it's a 327/275?  Is it the HC?

The partial VIN, the engine suffix code (HC), the block casting number, and the block casting date.

More info here...  http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#PadStamps

What list can be trusted when it comes to that information.  It seemed like every website out there had conflicting info.

Alan Colvin's, "Chevrolet by the Numbers 1965-69"

http://www.amazon.com/Chevrolet-By-Numbers-1965-69-Drivetrain/dp/0837609569

Paul