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alex68rs

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Caracas Crossmember
« on: July 13, 2010, 09:57:45 PM »
Hi
I just check my crossmember on my caracas '68 Camaro and compare it with those in the CRG article. It is a Camaro small block crossmember ( the crossmember who fit with th-350 and all manuals trans.) In the last CRG report: It's believed the cars with automatics also had AC and power windows

My car was equipped with AC and PW back in '68 . Now My car as a Th-350 as trans, and I don't know where it came from because the numbers are all gone! I know that Th350 came from the factory on camaro in late 68.
My Crossmember is the original because it is written on in the part # and Hecho in Venezuela.

How can I be sure witch trans was there when it came out of the factory. Manual or automatic(th-350 or th400)
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alex

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Re: Caracas Crossmember
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 03:40:24 PM »
Alex,
The TH350 was only in very late cars. Yours is too early.
Assuming it had a small block in it (since I haven't heard any evidence of a BB), the auto would have been a powerglide. Should have a hole in the tunnel for the shifter cable, like pictured here - http://www.camaros.org/options.shtml#id.
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Re: Caracas Crossmember
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 12:54:32 AM »
So If I have the small hole it was automatic (powerglide). Do you know when 1968 Caracas camaro production stop for 69.
And How can I know the assembly date of my car.  I have date for all my part but this is not the assembly date. Do you know approximatly how many caracas camaro is in north america
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Re: Caracas Crossmember
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 06:47:04 AM »
There's no way of knowing the actual production date of your car. But with a late May axle, I'd guess mid-June to early July.
I only know about a handful of Caracas cars. Most have been in Venezuela.
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Re: Caracas Crossmember
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 09:54:05 PM »
Did you know a webpage where Non-Us plant Camaros owner can talk with each other and share info and photos on this. Do we have a page like this in this forum?  Kurt, you only know a handful of caracas Camaro.... I'm starting to believe you when you say this is very rare!!

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Re: Caracas Crossmember
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 03:21:31 AM »
This forum was made for just that purpose. You can also try the Venezuelan Camaro forum.
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