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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #105 on: February 22, 2013, 11:45:08 PM »
67conv6cyl,

Thank You!  That does fit with the the expected original length.
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2013, 01:38:07 AM »
I realize this is an old thread but thought I would keep it going with what I found on my driveshaft when I took it out this past weekend.

Year of car: '68
Norwood or Los Angeles car: Norwood
Month and week of vehicle assembly: 01D
Engine: 396
Transmission: TH400
Driveshaft length (measured center of u joint to center of u joint): 50 inches
Driveshaft casting number: ??
Type of attachment to pinion yoke: Strap and bolts
Code stamped on front of passenger side axle tube: BY 0207G1
Paint stripes and a picture: Shown below
Position of the u-joint flanges on each end: In-line
Bob
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Thanks Bob!
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The second photo in reply #106 (Bob) is the first Camaro driveshaft I've ever seen with the heavy-duty Saginaw-type nylon-injected yokes and trunnions (vs. the usual retaining-ring design); I've only seen the injected design before on full-size cars with concentric isolation dampers.
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John,

Yes. Needless to say, I was extremely surprised to see the pins when I pulled the driveshaft out during my restoration. I quickly began my search to try to figure out what was going on and ran across across this thread:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8333.0

Of course I can't say with 100% certainty that this is the original born-with driveshaft, but I can assure you that in my 35 years of owning this car the driveshaft has never been removed. The other thing that I found odd was that the date code (0207) on my rear axle tube is one week after the build date (01D) of the car. Again, I found this odd and from what my research has found, GM had a strike right around the time my car was built and may have resulted in some parts being delayed from their suppliers. I also found this issue on my brake booster which is date 038. Could some parts have been changed during previous ownership? Maybe, but from what I'm uncovering during my restoration there are a few more parts that seem out of sequence with the build date of the car. I'd be curious to know what others have found with cars built around this time frame.
Bob
'68 SS L35 01D

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The second photo in reply #106 (Bob) is the first Camaro driveshaft I've ever seen with the heavy-duty Saginaw-type nylon-injected yokes and trunnions (vs. the usual retaining-ring design); I've only seen the injected design before on full-size cars with concentric isolation dampers.

Hi John,

  Here is the front yoke on my 67 4B LOS with the original 396/TH400 + drive shaft that uses injection.
The rear used the injection too.

Mike
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Mike, if you have not posted your information earlier, I would really appreciate it if you would.  This is what we are looking for.  If you already posted - Thanks!

If you have an original driveshaft and would be willing to post information about your car, it would be very much appreciated. Here is what to include...

Year of car
Norwood or Los Angeles car
Month and week of vehicle assembly
Engine
Transmission
Driveshaft length (measured center of u joint to center of u joint)
Driveshaft casting number
Type of attachment to pinion yoke. There are two types: U bolts and the strap and bolts method.
Code stamped on front of passenger side axle tube.
Paint stripes and a picture (if possible)
Position of the u-joint flanges on each end. Some cars were "in-line" and others were "clocked" about 30 degrees off from each other

Bryon

Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
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I found some more information in this thread link.
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=151164

1967 Z28 w/ M21 - 1 white 1 orange
1968 L78 w/ M21 - 1 orange 1 green 1 white -18 inches from trans yoke

Images attached
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68 Z   04 D   Norwood    OE 302 , M21 ,4:10's ,axles ,rear end ,tubes etc...

staggered yokes ,50" on center ,or @## close.

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Hard to make out with re size: orange/yellow on front yoke.  white  orange white stripes. replaced joints once ,never rebalanced.

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Pics are too small to see any details.  If you want to send pics of the stripes to me, I can try to post them.  Thanks!
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2013, 11:44:23 PM »
Does anybody else want to share data?
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #117 on: March 16, 2014, 01:08:54 AM »
Bump...

Anybody else have data to share?
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #118 on: March 19, 2014, 02:04:11 AM »
Year of car 1969
Norwood  car
Month and week of vehicle assembly 12B
Engine 396
Transmission M20
Driveshaft length (measured center of u joint to center of u joint)49.56 in.
Driveshaft casting number ?
Type of attachment to pinion yoke. strap and bolts method.
Code stamped on front of passenger side axle tube. BS
Paint stripes none left
Position of the u-joint flanges= "clocked" about 30 degrees off from each other
I have an extra driveshaft from a friends 69 396. He parted it out back around 1990 and gave me some parts. It is the same as my original. No stripes visible on either. MAy show up evidence if I clean them (sand) Will get to other 2 cars as time permits.
James to strangers, Bentley to friends
1969 SS/RS 396 coupe Hugger Orange X22 712 bought in 79
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Re: Original 67-69 Camaro driveshafts - information requested about your car
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2014, 02:15:26 AM »
Thank You James.  That is the correct length as far as I know.  All 69s should be the same length. 

If you do some cleaning, I would not use anything abrasive. Try some WD40 first to see what that does.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016