May 2nd, 00, 05:02 PM
Hi All, I am new to the Camaro world and would like to know how to identify a correct 69 SS. VS. a Z28 and RS. I am looking for a 69 SS big block and want to make sure I know what I am getting. For example, did any 69 SS 396's come with auto, a/c, low profile air cleaner? etc.
May 2nd, 00, 05:17 PM
69 RS's have hidden headlights and back up lights in the bottom of the back valance panel as opposed to being in the tail lights. pretty easy to tell them apart from the standard camaro with the headlights showing in the grill. the z/28 and ss options are harder to prove. search the archives at this board for numerous posts. unless the car is a later norwood car with an x code (la cars and early norwood cars had none) you will have to look for things as disc brakes, 12 bolt rears, gas lines, speedo cables, frame plates for dual exhausts, hood spring #, etc.
Z/28 had 302's with 4 speeds and no air. any ss could have a auto, a/c was not available on the solid lifter 375 hp models, but could be had on the 350 or 325 hp 396's and the 350. if you find something you like, post the vin and trim tag #'s here along with any part #'s and someone will be glad to help out. good luck!!!
To see a pic of my car, click here... pages.prodigy.net/mtbmtb/rf396ss.jpg (http://pages.prodigy.net/mtbmtb/rf396ss.jpg)
May 2nd, 00, 05:40 PM
Thanks for the info. Would a Chev Camaro, 396, Auto, Factory Air, Tinted Glass, PS, PDB, Spoilers, Rallys With Flat Caps, All SS Options, Cowl Hood, be a fairly desireable Camaro? Just had a 396/375hp Hugger orange SS w/4sp get away from me.
May 3rd, 00, 03:56 PM
sounds good to me, but remember, it all depends on what YOU like.
[This message has been edited by mike brown (edited 05-03-2000).]