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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 8th, 01, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, my husband and I just recently purchased a 69 Camaro SS. Sadly, he knows nothing about cars. A car finatic in my family has comfirmed that it has matching numbers and was well worth the money we paid for it. However, one thing puzzles me. The car has a cowl hood, which I thought was not an option on the 69 SS. Am I wrong about this? Shouldn't it have the simulated stack hood... the one with the fake louvers? Is it possible that the changes in the engine forced the person who restored it to change hoods? My husband is too embarassed to ask the last owner anything, because he doesn't want to find out the car isn't what it is supposed to be. I feel the car is worth it no matter what, but was wandering whether we should change the hood back to the style it was intended to have. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. As you can tell, I'm just learning about these beautiful machines. Thanks! Leslie
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 9th, 01, 02:11 AM
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The cowl ( cold air induction ) was an option. In any case, SS hoods are available and could easily be retrofitted if you desire. I went the other way because I've always loved the cowl hood! Welcome.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 9th, 01, 04:26 PM
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Welcome to the site!

The cowl induction hood was an option on the later 1969 Camaros, so it could be the correct hood for your car. I've got a cowl hood on my 67-highly incorrect, but I LOVE the way it looks!!!!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 10th, 01, 05:01 AM
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From the description of the car it sounds like a nice car. Does the car have the complete set up including the breather etc.?
If it does,it would be a costly endevour to change it.
Don't make the mistake most new owners make!
Don't listen to the "experts". Read up on the cars and ask questions in this forum. You will find a wealth of information. I think most of the people you will ask will tell you, (including myself) that the cowl hood option "makes" the car. Enjoy the car and remember the car is 32 years old and to find a numbers match car is a bonus!
The more you learn about the car the more fun you will have.
Enjoy the cruise nights, car shows and all the thumbs up and waves you will receive when you drive it.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 10th, 01, 11:50 AM
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Welcome to Team Camaro. Check out the Tag Team forum, if you want to do some research. You can do a search with "Identify SS" as keywords, or something similar. There are many posts there to give you the key things to identify a real '69 SS.

I love my SS hood. You don't see them very often. The hood springs should have 28 coils for an SS car.

Also try for more research info.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 06:31 AM
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I don't know if u know about this but your car cas a somthing called a cawl tag under the hood on the driverside in the right corner. It gives alot of info about your car and if it has an "x-code" then it is a real SS. It will say somthing like x-44,
x-22 or X-66 exc. the only catch is if ur car is a Los Angles built car they don't use X-codes. If on the cawl tage in the vin number it has an NOR it is an ohio built car and will have the x-codes. If u take all the info on this tag and the vin number to the decoding section they can give u alot of info on ur new baby! Enjoy it and have fun cruiseing and showing off.

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