Tic Toc tach - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2002 General Tech questions from 2002
Replies ONLY, no new topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 02, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 12
I have a '68 RS/SS convertible with a Tic Toc Tach that has a 6000 Rpm redline. I have found some info that indicates that this tach only came with the 396/375Hp engine. Does any one know if this info is correct? Is there other indicaters on the car that may help me varify if it truely is an L78.
ToadL78 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 02, 06:56 AM
Tech Team
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: PHX AZ
Posts: 85
Hi, if you post you vin tag # on the "tag team" they will help you.

68 RS ORIGINAL 327,350 trans.4 BARREL 650 CFM EDELBROCK,
PUMA68 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 05:23 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Vermilion, Ohio
Posts: 105

The information that I have indicates that only the Z/28 and the 396/375 HP cars came with the 6000 RPM redline Tic-Toc-Tach. I have used that as an indicator (but not fact positive) in my 68 RS Z/28 but remember that could have been swapped out at anytime during yours or my cars life. It is a realization that I live with even though I feel it is not that likely.

Unfortunately there is nothing on the trim tag mentioned above on the 68 Camaros that will help you confirm the L78 status. For some reason in 68, GM was very stingy on the amount of information on the Trim Tag. Outside color, interior, V8 or 6, and some date codes are about all that is available.

There are other indicators for SS and Z cars but confirming true L78 status without build sheet or POP may be very difficult.

BTW: They are making re-pop high RPM tic-toc-tach now so it will be even easier to clone a car unless the re-pop is not very good and easily recognizable. My car was finished 92/93 time frame so if the guy who did the car got a high RPM tach at a swap meet, at least I know it is OEM.

Good Luck


My 67 SS396 Chevelle
My 70 SS396 Chevelle
My 68 RSZ/28

Robert Stacho (a.k.a Mytmouse on Team Chevelle)
Robert Stacho is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 04:40 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Mid Missouri
Posts: 725
Was the car sold new in Canada? If so, you can contact GM of Canada and find out all the info you need.

'69 RS SS 396 375hp L78 Convertible, M22, 3.31 posi, deluxe interior, gauges, rosewood wheel, AM-FM, fold down seat, tilt wheel, Torque Thrust Wheels, console mounted 8 track player, chambered exhaust, locking gas cap
COMING SOON Corvette tripower, small body HEI, and maybe "842" aluminum heads
Chris396 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 02, 10:30 PM
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,273
I'm kinda curious about how many 68 Converts came with a 396/375 motor. Does anyone have any information on that?
Toby Keen is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 02, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 12
The restoration on my car was completed in 1989. The resto was well documented by pictures including the guage panel prior to removal from the car(1985). This car went through the phase of the big wide fender flares prior to the resto so it doesn't appear the guages had been tampered with.
As far as #'s in the 375 HP convertible goes It's anyones guess.
Unfortunately this car was sold new in the US.
ToadL78 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome