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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 19, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Greetings from Belgium with a '68

Hello guys,

I've been following the forum for a while and thought it was time to introduce myself.

So I'm Johannes and I live in the city centre of Antwerp, Belgium. I'm a young guy who worked hard to make his dream come true and own a classic muscle car! Which car better to have than a Camaro right?

"Unfortunately" the car isn't built in the Antwerp plant, these are really hard to find these days! I bought the car from a man who imported the car from Arizona and partially restored it to my liking.

The car has a SB 350ci V8 paired with a 2spd powerglide (or should I say powerslide?) I'm planning some upgrades for the car soon, more specifically the tranny.

Somewhere in July I'll be participating in the Budapest Rally where me and a few friends will be crossing a big part of Southern Europe in the Camaro!

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Cheers!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 19, 02:41 AM
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Dang... that is a SHARP car, Johannes! Welcome to the site. I can agree with you.... the Slip-and-Slide-Powerglide would have to go. There was a young lady from Belgium that posted her introduction with her '69 Camaro within the past week. Belgium must be the latest hot spot for Camaros!

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 19, 03:57 AM
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Welcome Johannes! I feel the best trans replacement for a Powerglide is a 200r4 out of a mid 80s Monte Carlo SS. That is the trans I swapped (code CZF). It was a lot of work, but worth it. 200R4s are pretty much the same length and you can reuse your original driveshaft. It is like a TH350 with overdrive. Many parts are available to achieve the swap. Luck!

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Hello guys,
I've been following the forum for a while and thought it was time to introduce myself.
So I'm Johannes and I live in the city centre of Antwerp, Belgium. I'm a young guy who worked hard to make his dream come true and own a classic muscle car! Which car better to have than a Camaro right?
Cheers!
Very nice Camaro! It's refreshing to see a young person taking an interest in classic muscle cars and WORKING hard to get it! Cheers to you and Welcome!

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welcome, Johannes, to the Club.
Very nice Camaro and correct year if I may say so, as I'm partial to '68's, and I currently own a '67 RS, so go figure.
I like the Powerglide, very simple design, consistent performance, less to break, very dependable, and if broken, easy to fix.
As suggested, a THM200R4 will fit nicely and give you the MPG, er, KPG or KMPG.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 19, 08:30 AM
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Re: Greetings from Belgium with a '68

Welcome Johannes, way cool to have a 1st gen in Belgium

I have a 67 and it also had a PG. It worked ok but 1st gear is so high that it was a dog off the line unless 3:73 gears in the rear..but that was not a friendly highway gear in terms of RPM's so a trans swap for me is what I did.

I had a TH350 so put it in which is a direct bolt in using the same X member & drive shaft. I also put in 3:08 rear gears as both PG & TH350 are still 1:1 final gear.

Several options for a OD trans and the 200 is one as is the 700R4. Both I believe do require either X member and or drive shaft changes but are very doable which allows you to still run lower rear gears if you like for highway driving

If you do a trans swap check out Shiftworks site for modifying your PG shifter to fully work with the new trans.

or...do a 5 or 6 speed manual swap
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Very sharp car Johannes and very special to have one in Belgium as well! Welcome to the site!
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Welcome to TC... nice looking ride, and good year

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Re: Greetings from Belgium with a '68

Hi all,

Thank you very much for the warm welcome and many many tips regarding the transmission. I've already found a lot of very helpful info on the forum regarding this swap. Fortunately there's also a shop not too far from where I live specialised in US tranny's and classic car swaps. They recommend me to go with a TH700 and to shorten the driveshaft.

I will keep you all updated!
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 19, 07:03 PM
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Welcome to Team Camaro! There are a lot of good people here with a lot of experience with our old cars. Enjoy yourself here.

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Re: Greetings from Belgium with a '68

Nice ride and welcome from Canada! Upgrading to a modern 4-speed transmission is a great idea.

Be sure to share lots of photos of the Budapest Rally.

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Be sure to share lots of photos of the Budapest Rally.
Ditto!

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