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Old Dec 10th, 12, 12:15 PM
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Brand new here and just purchased a 1970 Camaro SS I think. Last owner had it for 22 years and put 2000 miles on it total. Lineage is 34000. He claims it was a real ss 350 And he pulled that engine out and has put in a 427 which has 1000 miles on it. Also put in a super tac 4 speed as he did not like the issues with Muncie and just put in a new eaton posi. This all checks out and the car is an 8 put of ten. My question is that there does not appear to be any way to really prove it is an ss no build sheet but door panels and tank have never been removed so maybe will find one. It appears to have all the correct trim as I have read on this forum so my question is some information indicates if it is a Norwood car(it is) that it would have z27 on the cowl tag. It doesn't. Others say no z27 option won't show on the tag so just looking for some clarification. Thanks. Car has the deluxe interior, 150 mile speedo, lights in glove box console, hidden wipers.
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Old Dec 10th, 12, 12:22 PM
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1st - Welcome to Team CAMARO

While this is more of a 1st Generation Camaro site, many of us have/had 2nd Gens also.

You can find lots of good de-code info on NastyZ28.com
Like this on the 1970 model - http://www.nastyz28.com/camaro/camaro70.php
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Old Dec 12th, 12, 11:13 AM
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My 70 SS Norwood car doesn't have Z27 on cowl tag either. I do have original dealer order sheet with all options though. Mine is a 58000 mile original car. I have looked everywhere and can't find build sheet.
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Old Dec 28th, 12, 06:59 AM
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Almost impossible to tell a smallblock SS car from those years without the build sheet.
The bigblock cars also,but there were some standard installed items on the body that help you better identify it.The SB cars could have those options if ordered,but they werent standard on them.
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Old Dec 28th, 12, 07:18 AM
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Does the previous owner still have the 350 that he pulled out? That would have a partial VIN on it and the stamped engine application code would verify whether it is an SS or not. I know that might be a stretch, but find out if the engine is still around somewhere.

Does the car have power brakes? What is the code stamped on the rear axle? Does it have all of the SS emblems? Just some things to check...
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Old Dec 28th, 12, 08:51 PM
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2nd gens build sheet are on top of the tank. I have a second gen and you will find more info on Nasty z28. I do believe you can tell if it is an SS by the Cowl Tag.
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Old Dec 30th, 12, 05:42 PM
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2nd gens build sheet are on top of the tank.
Not in all cases.

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I have a second gen and you will find more info on Nasty z28.
Thanks for the vote of confidence.

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I do believe you can tell if it is an SS by the Cowl Tag.
Again, no - not in all cases.

Go to this link about 2nd Gen trim tags and check it out...
http://www.nastyz28.com/decode.php#trimtag

From the link above you will find this information...
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The small block SS isn't coded because there's typically nothing unique about it.
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Old Jan 7th, 13, 09:11 AM
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My build she was not on top of gqas tank. Found one behind the back seat but was for another car in the line that day. Look under the front seats, top of tank. Min ewas a CA build car, I found my sheet under the carpet/pad on the passs side of the trans tunnel.
SS have the 12 bolt rear end, go out and count the boltsm they also had the sway bar in the back, the hidden wipers. If you are a Norwood build I would not hold out hope for the build sheet.
Get the code off the rims if they are the orig ones on the SS car. The rims are specific to the SS of that year. You will see a stamping to the right and left of the valve stem on the rim, what does it say? Most SS of 70 had the lower front seats, meaning looking for the front of the car you do not see the tops of the seats real well.
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Old Jan 7th, 13, 02:41 PM
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The rear swaybar was standard only on the BB SS,it was one of the optional equipment things I was referring to on SB cars.
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