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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 20, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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'68 Camaro Weight

I got my new scales today, courtesy of Amazon, so I could not resist trying them out.

My '68 is a factory iron headed 396, Muncie 4 speed, 12 bolt, no PS or PB.
15" rally wheels, no spare tire & 5/8 tank of fuel.

The weight was 3374 with 59% (1996lb) on the front wheels.

For reference, my '91 Firebird is 3420 with 56% (1930 lb) on the front wheels.
LS3/T56, Strange 60, PS, PB, PW, T-tops, 13.2"/12" disks, 275/40-17's on all 4 corners
& less than 1/4 tank of fuel.

I always guessed they were about 3400 lb. each...

With a full tank of fuel the Camaro would be about 3400. I'll verify when I fill it up in the spring.
Firebird should be closer to 3500 with a full tank.

Thought I would share my trivia....
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 20, 01:18 PM
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Re: '68 Camaro Weight

that is about right. my L89, M21 coupe no options, no radio, no heater, with spare is about 3250.
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Re: '68 Camaro Weight

I got my '68 down to 2800 lbs. by removing the rear seat, pass seat, rugs and padding, and replace all small items with alum material and lightweight alum wheels. Also, alum brake drums on unsprung weight.
I bought Home Depot black carpet $3 sq. yard, and cover floor. Every loss of 100 lbs. of sprung weight equals 0.1 second at qtr mile time.
Less weight = more horsepower.

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Re: '68 Camaro Weight

I hit the local recycler who was really happy to see my car roll in

3420# with my 217# butt in it.
Iron SBE w/ aluminum heads
10 gal fuel cell
full interior
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Fiberglass hood

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 20, 04:33 PM
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Interesting.

My weights with the old combo, 400 small block aluminum heads and intake, TH350, power brakes, power steering, 15x8 rally, really basically stock except for a fiberglass hood.
If I recall about 1/2 a tank of fuel.

LF- 917 RF- 908
LR- 675 RR- 649
total- 3149

cross- 1583- 50.2%
left- 1733- 50.5%
rear- 1324- 42%
total- 3149

Add 180# for me.

Is that car only, no driver? That iron headed BBC makes quite the difference I guess.
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Re: '68 Camaro Weight

IIRC my first 69 (307 PG Radio) weighed about 3100. The one I have now (307 TH350 PDB PS deluxe interior , fold down rear seat ) weighs almost 3600.

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IIRC my first 69 (307 PG Radio) weighed about 3100. The one I have now (307 TH350 PDB PS deluxe interior , fold down rear seat ) weighs almost 3600.

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Wow, 3600#. Amazing how much the options add. Mine has (or had at the time) all the power accessories, but a base interior. But also itís an rs. I wonder how much the rs package adds though really.

I need to weigh it again with the new motor (SB2.2) because itís definitely heavier, the heads are more like aluminum BBC. Probably less than 50# though. I also shed the PS and PB though.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 15th, 20, 11:29 AM
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Here's the factory weights from the GM Heritage Center 1968 Camaro documents.


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With some of those weights, maybe it's time to start enrolling cars in Jenny Craig, not just the drivers.



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Re: '68 Camaro Weight

I can't believe the fold down seat only adds 34 pounds. IMO it's 50 plus for the seat back alone plus a pound or two more for the armrests and misc. brackets.

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