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302 in 1970
« on: October 08, 2007, 11:24:11 PM »
Talked to a guy this weekend that said he owned a 1970 Z/28 with a 302.  He said they produced 500 of these for that year.  I thought the 302 was from 67 - 69.  Does anybody no anything about this???

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Re: 302 in 1970
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007, 11:34:34 PM »
Yes-no 302 for 1970. He may have had a '70 with a 302 but Chevy did not install it.

Z28s had the 360hp/350 LT-1 engine. 1st year for an automatic Z28.

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Re: 302 in 1970
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2007, 02:49:49 AM »
He may have a late-built '69 Z--GM had a strike that year and the '69 model production ran long. I think it could technically be a 1970 model, but the '69 body style. All the 1970 2nd-Gen Z/28s had the LT-1 350 as William said. Sounds like the guy is screwing with you... John Z will know.
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Re: 302 in 1970
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2007, 03:08:10 AM »
I think they actually called the 70 a 70 1/2 because of the strile and/or long production run.
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Re: 302 in 1970
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2007, 05:10:43 AM »
^5 68Z--I was referring to the '69s   lol  They could be '69-1/2s or bastard '70s.   Ain't this fun?   
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Re: 302 in 1970
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 05:21:48 AM »
The 69 model ran long, but were never considered 1970 models.  Some have been incorrectly titled as such, but they were not considered so by GM.

No such thing as a 70 1/2.  The new body style, which was late to production, was a 1970 model.
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Re: 302 in 1970
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 05:51:04 AM »
The point was they were "referred" to as 70 1/2's, like slang.  I've got dozens of car mags with covers that say "New 70 1/2 Camaro". It was just to point out that someone hears that term and thinks therir 69, is really a 70, and that's how these "myths" get started.
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Re: 302 in 1970
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2007, 03:22:03 PM »
As William noted, 69Z's had the 302, 70Z's had the 350. Period.
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