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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 01, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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John and Charlie, I sent you e-mails dealing with 2 cars going on the State of Hawaii auction block on the 17th of Nov. One is a 67 SS Chevelle and the other is a 89 328 GTS. Would like to know what if anything to look for in the 67 SS. I now the engine is it is a 327 already. Any help from yourselves or others on the board would be greatly appreciated. The 89 Ferrari 328 GTS is here for GP. Didnt know if anyone here collects something like this or not.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 01, 01:18 AM
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Well, a 67 SS would not have a 327. The SS were 396 only. This year the SS was easy to identify by the vin. 138 at the start indicates an ss

The grill should be correct, no emblem (about 10 inches long and skinny) or holes in the top of the grill.
No chrome trim running down the beltline of the fenders, doors and quarters. SS has one long rocker molding.
The hood should have a couple big lumps, accept no substitute, these hoods are very pricey to buy seperately.
The glove box should have an emblem that says Super Sport, not Malibu, see item 1 above.
An interesting often overlooked clue is to check for on an original big block car is the fuel line size, at the gas tank for the larger 3/8 dia. tube
* SS cars have the brake lines running through extra clips and are routing differently on the passenger's side of the front frame (this is to keep the lines from getting cooked by the exhaust manifolds). The brake line runs from the driver's side under the engine (like a small block) then shoots straight back towards the firewall and is held in place by extra clips then goes on top where there is another clip, the back towards the wheel).

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Now the not so obvious.
Dash gauges, may or may not be there, these were an option and did not come standard on SS's.
Bucket seats are not a sign of an SS. They were an option and lots of SS's came with a stock bench seat.
A TH-400 automatic was available only on the SS, this should have an electric kick-down switch and wiring on the back of the carb.
Firewall should be painted semi-gloss black, or evidence should be there that it once was.
Rear panel between tail lights should also be semi-gloss black, or evidence that it once was, open trunk lid.
Motor mounts are different for 396, the fronts are rounded, with a deep grove in the top. Tough to spot.
Engine numbers and ident codes should be correct.
Accent strip on top of dash, (with ignition key in it) should be crinkle black, not woodgrain.
Front stabilizer bar is a larger diameter on SS.
If the cowl tag is pop-riveted on, keep going, it should have the correct open holed rivets.
For a complete inspection, the ident numbers are stamped on the top of the frame, behind left rear tire.Tough to look at, try a mirror, but it should be there.
The "rag-joint" on the steering column should have a splined and bolted flange, allows removal on 396 cars.
The power steering should have a remote fill canister bolted to the left fender and front rad support.
The rear differential should be a 12 bolt, count'em if you have to.
Check for extra support struts while you're down there, they go from the front of the rear control arms to the upper frame.
The rear panel beneath the trunk should have an SS396 emblem and no Malibu emblem on the right.
The SS396 Grill emblem should have a bracket that keeps it out flat, not tight to the grill like some cheap repos.
The ident number will also be stamped into the trunk lip well and is located about 1/3 of the way back on the side body lip (next to weatherstrip) should start with 138.

Still want more? http://chevelles.com/years/67/

me lovesum 67's
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Geezzzzz Al....slow down...Have some more Coffee.... Jeff, I just answered your Email.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 01, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Al thanks, Charlie got yours and John Z return e-mails.. Im goning to try for the Chevelle. they also have at the auction a 79 Vette and an 89 Camaro but I-m a 60's car person. With some luck I will have a 67 SS next to the other cars. There are 2 pics of the car at www.rosenauctions.com. It does have the correct hood. Rear panel looks like its a different color shade of black since the car looks black in the pics, but im not sure if its a correct color.

Charlie, Im putting a heater into the 68 and the plates will be taken off. It will be my daily driver and YES we do need heater/defrosters here in Hawaii.
When I get the Heater assembly in place Ill let you know.

Al, I went to the link you posted but I do have a question for you in regards to the VIN starting with 138. On the pages it shows the 13817 and 13867 as the SS Convt and Coupe but it also shows 13835 as a Concours 8 cylinder four door wagon??? a SS 4dr wagon?? guess I should have checked the one I saw before it was crushed a few months back

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Before I buy a '67 Chevelle, I'm taking Al with me to look at it!!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 01, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Yes that would be nice but I dont want the millions of Team Camaro and Chevelle members to get one me when the sites need problems fixed.

Al, Team Chevelle's site wouldnt let me sign on, how do I go in resetting my password and screen name over there.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 01, 08:18 AM
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Jeff, I had the system resend your info to the .rr.com address that you signed up with last Jan.

Let me know if you have any problems (the password is one of those random generated ones so make sure you enter it with Caps on a few of them). you can change the password by clicking on 'profile' at the top right of any page.

and, hey, it's getting cold here - a little trip to the island to look at chevelles and camaros sounds mighty fine to me!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 01, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Would like to thank all those who responded. John- Charlie and Al you have like always come through gfor the members here.

Al The people doing the auction just e-mailed me the VIN Sad to say its a clone VIN is 136177Z135091 and even the e-mail states it as a clone. Just as sad is the fact that someone will buy it not knowing its one since it is listed as a 67 SS. Maybe Ill go anyway and see what happens. would make my wife a nice daily driver that way she wont get to attached to the Camaros.

Again Mahalo to all of you.
Jeff 67/68 & 69 RS's
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