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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 08, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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1970 Camaro SS 396

Hey guys i need some help.I am going to look at a 70 ss 396 car on sunday.How can i tell if it is a true ss big block.I know that it should have a Z27 on the trim tag.What is the difference between a small block ss or big block ss? It is a 4 speed and has 12 bolt rear.Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 08, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

If its was a 69Z i would get more responses.Are there no 2nd generation guys on this forum? Should i post this somewhere else on this website? Thanks
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post #3 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 20th, 08, 07:38 PM
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

ok, here you go

www.nastyz28.com is THE 2nd gen site

a lot of us do both

that aside, the 70 SS 396 had the black rear panel, same as 67-69

it also had:

rear sway bar with welded upper sway bar mounts

12 bolt (duh!)

dual exhaust hangers both sides

different redline on tach

4 speed or turbo 400 if an automatic

unique radiator shroud

f70 14 tires on 14 x 7 rally wheels (square holes) OR RPO wheel covers

it will NOT say Z27 on a 70 trim tag (Norwood ONLY, Van Nuys tags are useless), it will have the engine code L34 or L78 IF a bb

good 70 info here:

http://www.nastyz28.com/camaro/camaro70.php
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post #4 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 08, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

Thanks Jim i will let you know what i find today.
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post #5 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 08, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

Ok guys i finally got to see the car.The good news is that it says L78 on the trim tag.But the body needs all new panels.Floors are solid and the trunk pan.It is complete running and driving car but not numbers matching.Looks like the original M21 trans and 12 bolt.It has 150 speedo and 7000 tach.He is asking $7,400.00 which i thought was to high.Also needs some rear frame rail repair.Paint code is 43B.So what is it worth?????
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post #6 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 08, 02:37 PM
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

WHAT!!!!!

L78's are RARE, around 600 made, and not many found. As long as the tag is real, and I would have that verified, $7400.00 is well worth it if it can be saved. That would be a great price for a running driving 70 L78 needing panel replacement.

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post #7 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 08, 02:38 PM
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I bet you get everyone's attention now!
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post #8 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 08, 03:04 PM
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Yeah, as long as the tag is original you might want to grab that car right away and worry about what to do with it later. There have been a couple of 70 L78 motors or blocks up for sale lately so put a correct motor in it and it's value goes up even faster. Did it have the COX coded 3.55 posi rear or the 4.10 rear? Those 1970 original 12 bolt rears are worth some decent money too.

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post #9 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 08, 03:29 PM
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

Always interesting to find another 70 L-78.

Guys, lets deal with a little REALITY.......Car sounds like it needs major expensive body work and everything else that is associated with a restoration.
Then buy ALL the necessary parts to put together a non original motor........

What are you spending????? A TON !!!!!!!

What is it worth ????????????

Open mind before wallet!!!!!!

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post #10 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 08, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

I am with you CamarosRus.I offered $5,000.I just ran the code for the engine that is in it.Comes back as 72 chevelle 402/240 Hp.I will let you know what happens.
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post #11 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 08, 07:17 PM
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

But you could still part it out or sell it on Ebay for probably $10K or more even if you decide not to restore it back to 100% stock yourself. Did you get the trim tag information and VIN written down so if you don't buy it, the data can still be added to the 70 L78 registry?

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post #12 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 27th, 08, 10:03 PM
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

What part of the country are you in? Depending on where your at you might be able to get a knowledgable person to look at it with you to see how much of the real parts are there. That is if your interested in doing so.

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post #13 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 08, 07:59 AM
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

If its in the NE part of the country I may be able to help you....
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post #14 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 08, 02:33 PM
 
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

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But you could still part it out or sell it on Ebay for probably $10K or more even if you decide not to restore it back to 100% stock yourself. Did you get the trim tag information and VIN written down so if you don't buy it, the data can still be added to the 70 L78 registry?
It would be a shame to part it out but its going to take some serious cash to restore it.

Jeff, for your asking price, I can't believe your car has not found a new owner yet.
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post #15 of 58 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 08, 03:16 PM
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Re: 1970 Camaro SS 396

Same here Jeff. I wonder if it would be worth repainting it the correct color?

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