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Just purchased a '68 Camaro and wondering how to research the original details about how the car came off the line - engine, RS or SS, interior, etc. I found out how to decode the VIN and found out it was originally an 8cyl, std interior, built in CA. Are there other numbers somewhere else on the car that would tell me all the other detail? Anyone know where I should look? Once I find the detail from the car, where can I go to research? thx. JHN
 

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Lots of information at this link if you search around.
http://www.camaros.org/index.shtml

68 Camaros are tough to figure out other than what you have found out from the VIN. Exterior color and interior codes are on the cowl tag/Fisher body tag. Go here to decode those or post the information and I can help.
http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#CowlTag

Check here for some information on 68s specifically.
http://www.camaros.org/diffs68.shtml

Engine codes are at this link.
http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#PadStamps

I just had to do the same thing with my car in the past few years so I will be able to answer some of your questions. It will be harder to figure out if the original engine, transmission and rear end are gone.
 

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Thanks for the reply - very helpful
I recently pinched the smaller wire attached to the positive battery cable between the battery and the inside of the fender. It melted in half. The car would not start. I repaired with a splice and the car started - but when I turn the ignition off, the car still runs. Any idea why? Did I burn something else out? Anyone have any ideas? thx
 
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