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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 00, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 68 std coupe 327 with a turb0-350 and was wondering if i could switch it to a clone SS. what do i need to make it a SS?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 00, 05:05 PM
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Easy, slap some SS emblems on it, and your finished! As far as I know, there were no 327 SS's, so you would have to change the motor if you even want to make a good clone!!
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 00, 05:33 PM
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Don't forget the hood, 12 bolt and multi-leaf rear springs.

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 00, 07:49 PM
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Don't forget the chrome around the wheel wells and door reveal, can't forget all that chrome now.....
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 12:09 AM
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don't they also get a front and rear spoiler?
and what about disc brakes?
the multi's should be 5 leafs.
the gas cap should say "ss"
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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i am going to put a cowl hood,both spoilers,whell well moldings.i dont want to change the motor and i am puting a locking bowtie gascap so i dont get sugar in the motor
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 05:24 AM
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Spoilers weren't offered as an option in 68
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 09:53 AM
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I'm planning on making my 67 convertible an SS clone also. It was originally a 327 powerglide.

The drivetrain is a 383 with a Tremec 5 Speed. I've got all the badging including the gas cap. And I'm planning on buying an SS hood with the appropriate "inserts". I'm going to check my white book tonight but I thought, at least for 67, the SS option only included the badging, hood, and the 275 hp 350.


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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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so are you leaving the 327 or switching to a 350?
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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ok one more question. how do i know if my 327 is a turbo-fire. when i bought it it didnt have the air cleaner so couldnt tell if it had a sticker that said turbo fire
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 02:11 PM
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I think all 327's were called turbo fire, maybe all small blocks.The big blocks were called turbo jet
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 03:19 PM
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That's correct ALL small blocks WERE turbo-fires.

As we're adding all the "DON'T FORGETS"... one very important one for me...
Don't forget it IS a clone and NEVER will actually be an SS. Keep that in mind if you ever decide to sell it. Genuine SSes are more valuable and even though YOU wouldn't try it, someone down the road might not know the car's history and get burned believing he's getting the real thing. It's all fun and braggin' at cruise nights, but there are ethical and legal issues when money starts changing hands.

There's an SS on the Black Painted (396 style) butt of my '69 convertible. It was advertised as an SS. I knew enough to know it wasn't, he fessed up and I bought it for a fair price. Whenever someone gets excited about my "SS" I make a point of telling them it's just an insignia. In my restification, while I'm adding factory options like console gauges, and power windows, fold-down rear seat, I'm taking credit for adding them and not passing them off as factory installed. I'll also be painting the whole car (including the rear panel) its' original garnet red and adding the plain old blue bow tie it came from the factory with. Just my 4 cents worth.
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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 00, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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thats all i want is for cruzing.i think having a SS on it makes people look at you more. does all SS's have the motor id on the fenders?
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 00, 03:25 AM
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all V8's had engine cid on fenders except some 67's and Z's

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dont forget Dual Exhaust!

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