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ZLP955

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Re: CE motor stamping info
« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2018, 08:15:43 PM »
Tim, remember the warranty period covered more than just 1969 cars. It went back several years.
Yes, aware of that. Yet there doesn't appear to be any additional letter usage on CE blocks prior to the 1969 MY, so something changed at that point. And surely failures that required warranty replacement would be happening with some consistency, pre-69 vehicle (since the 5/50 began) engine failures wouldn't all start to happen in one model year.....
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« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2018, 09:27:28 PM »
Another thing to think about, 350s started in the Camaro in 1967, then for a lot more vehicles in 1968. A 350 blew up easier than a 327 or a 283 (shorter stroke) and there were fewer forged cranks in these engines. With more and more Super Sports out there and a general increase in racing, I think failures were getting to be more common. More cars were being abused.

In 1969 there had to be service assemblies for the 283, 302, 307, 327, 350, 396 and 427. Think about that.
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« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2018, 01:55:06 AM »
Another thing to think about, 350s started in the Camaro in 1967, then for a lot more vehicles in 1968. A 350 blew up easier than a 327 or a 283 (shorter stroke) and there were fewer forged cranks in these engines. With more and more Super Sports out there and a general increase in racing, I think failures were getting to be more common. More cars were being abused.



I agree. During this time period, 'Muscle Cars' were very popular as was racing. So warranty issues from blown engines seemed to become the norm. As I recall, during the 1970 model year, Ford installed factory rev limiters on their 'performance' engines to keep warranty costs inline. I believe Mopar did this too? Also, IF the customer disconnected the limiters, the good 'ol line of "Your warranty is void" came from your friendly service advisor at the dealer.
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Re: CE motor stamping info
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2018, 04:42:36 PM »
Good morning - Opelitis1 here.  I will need I guess an email address to shoot you a few pics of the CE 060689 TO 318 coding(s).
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« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2018, 04:47:55 PM »
OK, here it is.  :D
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Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2018, 03:06:22 PM »
Pic posted, obviously not something done by the factory or dealership.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

 

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