Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northern Illinois
New member, old motorhead reborn
Without getting into a long, sad story you can just say I'm an old motorhead from the seventies, who just lost his way. I owned several Camaros back then and even ran at Byron Dragway once.
Bringing us up to present day, I'm looking to get back into the old Camaros. Fortunately, I had the foresight way back when NOT to sell my last Camaro.
Sitting in the back of my shed, in pieces for too many years, is my old 1967 RS/SS 396 Camaro. I bought the car in 1984 and I believe I'm the third owner. The car was almost stock with only some bolt-ons added and I managed to get the stock iron ex.manifolds from the previous owner.
I drove it for awhile, until one very foggy morning - when I got into a fender bender with it. I then stored the car for a year -refusing to drive it with the damage caused by the accident. It was then I decided to begin a restoration.
I purchased almost all the parts needed, just shy an interior which was badly faded from several years of sitting in a factory employee parking lot. The body shell is done and it still needs the motor/trans rebuilt and the front end painted and assembled.
The project suffered numerous setbacks and distractions until I somehow lost interest. As I said, it's been in my shed in this condition for years. I'm now hoping to pick up the pieces and get this car finished. I'm hoping this site will get me re-motivated.
Just a few more details, This '67 RS/SS is Bolero Red with a red interior. It was built in the Norwood factory at the end of May which leads me to believe this is one of the first big blocks made. And it was delivered - and still has - a column-shifted Turbo 400 transmission. It also has front disc brakes and a 12 bolt posi rear.
Those that I've talked to have said this is a rare car. I do know only 1,453 cars received the 400 turbo and no-one has any idea how many were column-shift. I would assume very, very few. I can't seem to find the transmission code on the cowl tag - so I'm going to try to upload a picture I took today. I'm too embarassed to take pictures of the rest of the car.
Can someone point out where the trans code is, please? I only tried decoding the tag once and that was years ago. Any info would be appreciated. The interior of the car is as standard as can be with only bucket seats and that's it. The window sticker was long gone, and no build sheets were found when it was disassembled.
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by Buzzard; Apr 22nd, 15 at 08:47 AM.