Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Friendswood, TX (Houston)
327ci, 275HP, 4spd Muncie, 10bolt - Orgininal???
I just purchased a 1967 RS Camaro and I am trying to find out if I have an original numbers matching car on my hands. This is all new to me and I want to make modifications to the car, but I want to have the ability to put it back to original. So, I want to keep parts that are original to the car. I was trying to decipher through all this info on the web to see if it was possible to have a non-VIN# stamped 327ci. 275HP connected to a Muncie 4 speed and finally connected to a 10 bolt non-positraction without a radius rod rearend.
The VIN Tag Reads:
04C = 3rd Week of April I148 = ???
ST 67-12437 LOS-31884 BODY = 1967, Sport Coupe, Standard Interior, Van Nuys
TR 760-Z Y-Y PAINT = Black Standard Interior with Buckets, Butternut Yellow Paint
E 2B 3L = All Tinted Windows, Rear Defogger, Rally Sport Package
The Engine Stamp Reads:
V0322MK = Flint Motor Company, March 22nd, 327ci, 275HP, Manual Transmission
Note: On the front of the engine it has two holes right below where the intake manifold and block meet, above the timing chain cover. It looks like at some point it had a tag or some type of identification riveted to the block. Also, the block does not have the vin # behind or in front of the engine stamp code.
The Transmission Reads:
P7C28 = Muncie 4 Speed, March 28th, 1967
Casting #3885010 = 1965 – 1967
US Patent #3088336 = ???
38575584GM = ???
The Fisher Body Cowl Tag Reads:
124377153956 = Chevrolet, Camaro, 8 Cylinder, Coupe Body, 1967, Los Angeles, Ca.
The Rear Axle/Differential Reads:
PA0331G1 = March 31st, Chevrolet, First Shift
3894859 = 10 Bolt
Casting C207 = March 20th, 1967
I am trying to find out if the block, transmission, and reared is original to the car. If so, it sounds like it has the L30 option. I have read that cars built early in the year (1967) did not have the vin # stamped on the block. Did they stamp them in the 3rd week of April 1967? I am finding conflicting articles on the 10 bolt and 12 bolt rearends. Also, I am reading conflicting articles on the radius rod.