Re: 1968 camaro questions... RS? or SS? I dont know what I own :(
First of all thanks for all the help and the welcomes, its good to finally find a website that has what I need to figure this out, Im not that old (still under 25) so I am new to all of this.
Here is an update to all of the things you said:
#1 the motor was overhauled during restoration, my numbers guy told me as far as he can tell so far, the engine looks like it may have been rebuilt using the block from a chevy truck with a 350. Like i said, its not the original engine so using that to decide what it is will not help.
#2 Its sounds to me like the only identifying feature I have an option is, is with the rear end... from what you guys are telling me, here is what I can come up with...
If i have a 12 bolt rear end its a SS with a Rallysport trimpackage. Which would make sense to have the hood ornaments, and the 350 emblems.
If it is a 10 bolt rear, then it was a plain jane Camaro upgraded with a RS trim package, and then had a 350 added to it during the restoration, explaining the 350 emblems.
So here is what I have decided, I am going to go check the rear end, and if its 12 bolt, I want to make sure everyone knows my camaro is an ss/rs so which emblems should I replace?
The car as of currently:
RS emblem on front grill
Rally Sport Emblem written out on fenders
RS emblem on gascap
350 emblems on the front end quarter panels
If its a 12 bolt rear end, that means its an SS/RS if I am understanding correctly. So which of those emblems should remain RS? and which should be changed to SS?
Also - I forgot to mention, the reason I am trying to figure all of this out, is because the body is in amazing condition, and I am currently doing another overhaul of the engine - I have decided I am going to stay with a smallblock 350 probably a crate motor from GM. If I do so, that means I would have the Motor and hood ornaments of a SS, if i find out that my car is mean't to be a 327 rally sport because the rear end is only 10 bolt, I can change the rear end to a 12 bolt, and buy the SS emblems, and that would put me as close as possible to a original factory 68 SS/RS?
And if thats the case, did the original SS/RS from the factory have RS emblems on them anywhere or does the SS emblem always take precedence over the RS?
any answers would be appreciated, I am going to go check my rear end now, and take some pictures of the vehicle to show you guys what I mean...
As far as other items include - i know some some of these things determine the cars situation also -
Its a 4 speed manual with a hurst shifter, and a muncie transmission box (I was under the understanding that this was a SS factory setup, maybe Im wrong)
***From decoding the VIN, all I can tell is that it was a V8 car, but that still doesn't solve my question, 327 or 350 *** Damn, I wish I knew what it came with -
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