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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 12, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

My name is Jay. I just sold my 70 Chevelle and moved to a sweet little 68 Camaro I bought locally here in Denver.
I knew my Chevelle very well and now I need to learn my Camaro, and especially the 427 engine. The Chevelle is a 454 with .030 pistons.
Unfortunately the seller could not give me all of the details on the engine build. I am trying to get them anyway I can right now. Just bought the car last Saturday for a steal. 60 year old guy bought it for his 36 year old gf and she couldn't handle it so he gave it away.

Anyway, I am trying to learn all that I can about the block and the engine. I'm told it has a TH400, but I can't tell by looking at it and the Chevelle has a TH350. The Camaro also has a Ford 9" and I do know what that looks like.

It's a fairly recent full restoration. When I buy a car I like to know as much as possible about the car, so this wasn't quite what I look for when it comes to information, but it was cosmetically so damn nice I couldn't pass for the price. Also has stuff like a Ron Davis radiator.

I did get a look at it up on a rack so I inspected every inch of it, which helped me a lot. It's not perfect, but that's almost impossible to find unless you build one yourself exactly the way you want one.

I am excited to learn from all of the Camaro experts here.
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Welcome, Jay.
Correct year and a warning, you will be gigged for pictures.
Searches will bring up alot of info, like you said.
Enjoy the journey ahead.

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Welcome to Team Camaro. Show us some pictures.

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 12, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Shot these this morning.













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Nice car and welcome to team camaro!!
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Sweet Camaro!

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Wow! That is nice. Love the paint and the 427.

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Wow! That is nice. Love the paint and the 427.
Thanks

The worst part about the car is the lack of info. on the build.
I have only been "told" the following:

Eagle forged crank
.040 Keith Black pistons
9.8:1 cr
Crane cam

I verified it does have a real 9", but of course I don't know what's inside. 28 spline or 31 spline.

Obviously I'm hoping it's the 31 spline.
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Beautiful car... Well, except for that Fword rear end!

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Welcome , very nice camaro.... if ur not raceing it what makes a difference both are pretty. strong again pretty car
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Nice car, 68 best year..... did he toss in the younger girl friend too? My opinion she had to go before that nice camaro!

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Welcome , very nice camaro.... if ur not raceing it what makes a difference both are pretty. strong again pretty car
I haven't decided yet if I want to take it to the track for at least some test and tune nights. That's always fun.
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Nice car, 68 best year..... did he toss in the younger girl friend too? My opinion she had to go before that nice camaro!
Nah, I asked, but he kept her.
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Get the casting #s off the block. Most guys do 454s and badge them as 427s

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