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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 5th, 01, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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I just pulled up the carpet on my 69 Camaro transmission hump under the console. It has a automatic in it now, but a large square hole has been cut out under the shifter toward the driver side. about a 1/3 of the shifter sits over this whole. Obviously not the way it came from GM. Is there anyway to tell what kinda transmission came in a 69 orginally. I do not have any documentation, or the orginal engin. I do have the following:

2 week feb build date
V8 Vin number
Dual fuel lines, LM1 discontinued at this date so must be a SS350
12 bolt posi, orginal (numbers match)
All other SS items (dual exaust frame rear supports, 5 leaf springs, SS hood (orginal), X-11 car)

I do not belive being a SS has anthing to do with what tranny came in my car (auto vs Manual), but listed it just incase it might help. I thought I read once a auto matic transmission speedometer cable come thru the fire wall in a different location then a Mannual? Thanks for any help.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 5th, 01, 10:09 AM
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Good question. I'm not sure I have the answer for you but . . . I think 12 bolt high-performance cars came with either the TH400 auto or the 4 speed manual. You should be able to rule out the 'glide and Saginaw. If you can tell what crossmember came in the car originally you might be able to tell whether its the 400 or 4 speed. The 400 cars used a tubular crossmember and (I think) the 4 speed used the flat double hump one.

BTW I am completely unsure what cars used the TH350 in '69 - I think it came into production in '69 but am not sure what if any Camaros they were put in.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old May 5th, 01, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Eric,

I know the Turbo 350 was an option for the SS350. A 3 speed manual was standard. A turbo 400 was only used on the big block, which I know was not in my coupe.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old May 6th, 01, 04:38 PM
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I just converted mine from an original T350 to a four speed. If it was orinal automatic look for a 1-1/4" hole that the shift cable went through. There were maybe four nutserts that the floor shifter bracket bolted to. Neutral switch wiring in the console harness.

Original four speed would have the clutch engagement switch mounted to the clutch pedal along with the correct wiring. Wiring for the backup switch going to the switch on the transmission.

That's about all I can think of for now.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old May 6th, 01, 07:42 PM
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I think the speedo cable location would be different and look for the z bar frame bracket between inner fender and frame rail too.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old May 7th, 01, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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I just traced out my speedometer cable. It enters the firewall to the left (Driverside) of the steering column. Does anyone know if a Manual Transmission entered in a different place?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old May 7th, 01, 02:53 PM
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What you may also be looking at under your carpet is the original hole from a 4-speed. The shifter hole on Muncie equipped 69's was less than a science...my 69 RS/SS is a 4 speed car and the hole is actually just torch cut into the floor (this is from the factory). There was a pretty long thread on this topic a while back over at CRG....all of the "Z" owners confirmed this too.....something to consider.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old May 7th, 01, 03:05 PM
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Automatics:left of steering column. 4- speeds: right of steering column behind valve cover.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old May 8th, 01, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Danzo,

If I read your reply correctly, left of the steering column (toward the drivers side) is a automatic. This means I orginally has a automatic. I wonder why someone cut the hole in my tranny tunnel. Must of had a 4 speed sometime it my car's life. Thank you all for your help.
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