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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 26th, 00, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Got the numbers off the cowl tag on my 68. All the numbers verify that it is a 68 camaro 2 door convertible built in Norwood with the sequence number. It has the black interior bucket seats and the lemans blue color. But there is nothing under the TR AND PAINT numbers. I know the options are usually listed under this line but there is nothing else on the tag. Does this mean the car is not an SS. Other than a build sheet is there any other way to check to see if the car is a true SS. iT has power steering and power brakes, but how can I be sure this is a true SS AND not a rip off. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks MARKO
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 27th, 00, 09:34 AM
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I rember reading something about ss cars having two fuel lines on the gas tank.
But not sure how true it is.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 27th, 00, 11:44 AM
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No, 68's didn't have two fuel lines. Nor is power steering or power brakes a prerequisite for an SS optioned car. My 68 SS had neither.

Consider the comprehensive detailed table compiled by Rich Fields at CRG:

Note the two-letter "Engine Code" is a suffix found on the front right boss between the head and block (if your engine is original).

'68 SS 350 M21 Muncie
LeMans Blue, black deluxe int.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 27th, 00, 05:28 PM
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Doh! misread the initial post...


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 27th, 00, 09:58 PM
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Unfortunately, with a 68 car the only TRUE way to determine authenticity is with paperwork. The cowl tag didn't have the codes stamped on it like the 67's.

With todays fakes & clones out there it's "buyer beware"!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 30th, 00, 04:29 AM
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Correctamundo! The protecto plate or build sheet is the only way to really document a '68 SS. Otherwise, it's just checking equipment, all of which could have been added later. Also, there seems to be considerable discussion as to what equipment is actually correct. The factory assembly manual covers all of it, but some here have disagreed with that too, as an example, according to the manual, an SS will have either a 350-295, or a 396, never a 327.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 24th, 05, 03:05 PM
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Re: True SS or not???

what are the 2 letter engine code,on the block.
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