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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 05:31 PM
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OK I never heard of this, but there is a dealer in the deals on wheels mag. that has a "RARE" tri-power 69 Camaro for sale....did chevy even have that option?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 01, 06:43 PM
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NO , I believe that it was talked about but was not put into production. TOO BAD!
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If it's a big block they could have used a tri-power set up off a Corvette. If it's a small block, Offenhauser and I believe Edelbrock both made 3 - 2 bbl set ups. It wouldn't be a giant leap in technology to add a tri-power off another motor or an aftermarket intake.
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didn't nicky camaro have the 3x2's on them or was that 67-68 ?
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You are right, Nickey used the 427/400 3x2 and the 427/435 3x2 Corvette enginges for the 67 Nickey Camaro's. I don't if they were used in the 68's and 69's. I got the article out of an old Car Craft magazine that I still have.


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If you ever get a chance to see a copy of the 69 Camaro GM assembly manual, they had a SMALLBLOCK tri-power RPO ready to go.
The photo shows part #'s etc....and then the word "Cancelled" printed over it.
Somebody said it was because of the polution control systems being developed at the time

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 01, 08:39 PM
 
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Hey Camaro fans,
What about Mr. Joel Roesen of Baldwin
Motion, wasn't that the stage III set-up
in 1969?
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 01, 07:26 AM
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The Motion cars used Holley three barrels. I'm putting a tripower on my car for something a little different.

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ZZ430DropTop67RS:
If you ever get a chance to see a copy of the 69 Camaro GM assembly manual, they had a SMALLBLOCK tri-power RPO ready to go.
The photo shows part #'s etc....and then the word "Cancelled" printed over it.
Somebody said it was because of the polution control systems being developed at the time
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You are quite correct regarding Chevrolet's own efforts at producing a tripower small block setup in the late 1960's. The intake was cast by Winters (as were most of the aluminum engine components) and mounted three Holley carburetors (probably different LIST numbers than the big blocks) and would also have used the big block air cleaner assembly as well. VERY trick!

I have been told that there were around a dozen or so cast for development work. I actually was given the opportunity to purchase one of these intakes several years ago (held it in my own two hands)... The five figure price tag was a real of a turnoff though...

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 01, 12:51 PM
 
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Stan, Smokey had one or maybe two for sale at his garage sale a while back, so I've read.

Ricks68rs, you gotta have as many mags as I have, LOL. pdq67





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