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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 00, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

The car in the link if you look at the engine compartment it has the SBC heater hose routing/setup. Has anyone ever seen someone convert a BB to SB heater core setup?
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Heck I just realized it is kinda close I just might have to look at it in person

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 00, 02:11 AM
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That sounds a little fishy to me. I can see going the other way, from a small block to a big block, you'd need the extra clearance. Everything else about the car seems correct, he's right about the LA built cars not having "X" codes. I've got one myself, and it took alot of research to prove it wasn't an original SS/396 car. I'd count the hood springs (should have 28 vs 26 for stock hood), look for the fuel return line, check the location of the speedometer through the firewall, glovebox sticker maybe? Hanger plate on the drivers said frame rail for the dual exhaust plate, behind the back wheel. Camaros.org has alot of good info about deciphering this kind of situation. Problem is, just about ANY of this stuff could have been put on after it rolled down the assembly line. Without the POP or build sheet, you're really taking a big chance. But then again, if you can't prove it was an original SS/396, you probably can't prove it isn't either. Tough call.......KZ

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I emailed the seller and he said that heater box had been changed:rolleyes One thing to look at would be crossmember or maybe they changed it also

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Just read the new post on the 69 above, How do you find any remnants of black paint by removing tailights from a 69? Also a/c cars had the 2 piece brake line installed under the driver seat, right?

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I asked about how much trouble it is to change to a bb heater from a sb heater. I was informed here that you gota loosen the fender to do it because its partly under it.

I can't see myself doing it unless I had the fenders off in the first place, call me lazy, but I'm not one to look for that much extra work. So go figure!!! pdq67



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No one in their right mind would change the heater box just to install a small block. It's too much work. I don't think it's an original big block car.

Can someone enlighten me. I've never seen that type of radiator spacer. What's it from?

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Look at the radiator, its not a cross flow, it looks like a top tank from an early A body. also has short waterpump and alternator brackets.

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I have a '67 - and haven't spent much time looking at a '69 - but does anyone wonder why the air filter cover says "327"? - what did '69 valve covers look like? must have kept the same valve covers that were on the "283" heads.

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Not much rust, a few bubbles in the paint.
No way to tell until the paint is off. I have found that white paint hides so much.
I might be wrong, but the engine compartment, just doesn't look 'right' to me.
That ad gives me an uneasy feeling.
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