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mike willett

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1967 camaro rs with 283?
« on: May 20, 2017, 04:02:50 PM »
i have owned a 1967 Camaro rs for about 30 years. spending a bit of time doing research that was not available when i got it. I am brand new to this site! My car was built in nov. of 1966 in van nuys. the motor that it came with is block stamped v0329go. a few sites that i have visited list that as a 283 with A.I.R for a full size/or camaro!  It doesn't seem like this engine is recognized as a Camaro motor. but yet when you read the history of the z28 which cam out in Dec. of 66 there is a memo that lists Piggins as driving a "high performance 283 camaro" The car is a factory air car with the pulleys for the air even when the air was removed. it also still had the high output alternator.  I know there is a lot of discussion about the 283 in Camaro's other than the few that were for export. does anyone have history of when the z28 was in " the works" ? are there any proven 283 in Camaro's other than exports? Any chance that this motor was the original? also what does that A.I.R. stand for?  Thanks
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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 04:15:34 PM »
To the best of my knowledge no Camaro ever left the factory as a normal production car with a 283 engine.  A 283 might have been used in pre-production test Camaros but never released to the public.  AIR stands for air injection reactor, another name for what is commonly called a smog pump.  This was an emissions control system that came on certain Camaros especially those bound for sale in California. 

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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 05:38:44 PM »
The car was purchased used in the 80's from California and has a blue california plate in the trunk date 1970. So the smog pump makes lots of sense. I have sent the money in to get the original dealer info that is now offered- waiting for that answer.  As to the 283 I had decided that it was not original but then i see a few odd things that make me wonder. perhaps someone else will know something. thanks for the quick reply!
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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 05:39:03 PM »
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are there any proven 283 in Camaro's other than exports?

No, only Swiss built cars. More info HERE.

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Any chance that this motor was the original?

No, V0329GO is for a 283/195 with Powerglide from a 1967 full size car. Yours was assembled on March 29th, 1967. (That web site has a lot of incorrect information regarding the Camaro engine applications!)

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also what does that A.I.R. stand for?

Air Injection Reactor

What's your VIN and can you post a picture of your trim tag?

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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 07:44:31 PM »
Welcome to the site Mike!

Hey X2 on the trim tag, but also post some pics of your car bro.

thanks   :)
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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 03:30:35 AM »
And five early pilot cars had a 283.  I know one still survives.
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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 03:41:57 AM »
I would like to know more about those cars
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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 04:34:34 PM »
I would like to know more about those cars

Do a Google search for 1967 camaro pilot cars
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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 08:59:38 PM »
What would you want to know? 5 of the first 50 cars had a 283 in them - 2 with powerglides, 2 with M20, 1 with 3 speed manual. They were used for various testing purposes and eventually sold.
No other US-built Camaros had a 283.
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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 10:37:49 PM »
I would like to know more about those cars

Do a Google search for 1967 camaro pilot cars
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Sorry thought this was a Camaro Web site. I'll search some other web sites
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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 11:38:22 PM »
Unfortunately this isn't an "ask any Camaro question and get an answer" website.

If you did what I suggested, you could find all you want to know.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2017, 01:04:54 AM »

Kurt, in regards to the OP original question of this thread and the Piggins comment, and your info about those 5, were those early ideas surrounding the Z/28 platform and what it would include? Curious since it seems there were so many engine choices.

Maybe the cost was negligible to use the 283, and it was more cost effective to go with the 327, since they were phasing the 283 out?
(noticed they also had the 230 and 250 inline 6. )

Were there any big block cars in the first 50? or any other (semi-radical) options or ideas that didn't make it into regular production?
Also why 50? seems like a big number just for test mules,

*Did a google search, after a couple of minutes of searching, not much info out there.
I did find this CRG thread a little helpful though:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10773.0

So maybe (one day), this site could add a page about the first 50 (says 52, and 49 elsewhere) hand built cars, with the information on hand.
Bryon it would be more beneficial if you knew a site.
FYI- Your "do a search" comment, comes off as snarky.
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-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 01:25:28 AM »
Big blocks and Z28s were not available until later in the model year.

First link when I did a Google search will be sent to you via PM. I am not going to post the link here, and there are reasons why.

Snarky? Not hardly. But come on man, you can do a little searching and reading. We aren't here just to answer questions because someone doesn't know an answer. Volumes of information are on this site. You are probably most familiar with 69 Camaros.  Try this link.
http://www.camaros.org/diffs67.shtml

Sorry if you took it the wrong way.

Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2017, 01:49:00 PM »
Austin,

Kurt also posted some information in this thread.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10773.30
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

Kelley W King

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Re: 1967 camaro rs with 283?
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2017, 02:45:07 PM »
There is a Camaro pilot car website. Very informative about pilot cars and preproduction Camaros.
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