1970 RS SS ?

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  1. ozziecam

    ozziecam New Member

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    I am going to have a look at a so called "RS SS" this weekend. I am only a newby when it comes to Camaros (will be my first) so looking for a bit of help.
    What should I be looking for to determine it is a RS SS 350.
    I understand the engine suffix, rear sway bar and hide away wipers are a few to look out for, what else is easy to spot?
    Did every car have a build sheet attached or was it pot luck?
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    SS 350 would have a Muncie 4 speed if manual tranny or TH350 if automatic. The TH350 doesn't identify an SS as it was available on any Sport Coupe as well. It would also have a 12 bolt rear end. The rear swaybar was optional on SS350, so that doesn't help.
    Build sheets were common on Van Nuys build cars, but rare on Norwood cars so you likely will not find one.
     
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  3. ozziecam

    ozziecam New Member

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    Car has a Muncie, the 12 bolt and its a Norwood build.
    Would the Hurst T style shifter be the original?
     
  4. Budz

    Budz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If you mean T Handle, no it's not original. There are different variations of them.
    Hurst T Handle.jpg
     
  5. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Check the VIN on the Muncie. If it matches the car, it would have to be either a SS or Z28. SS would have a 3.31 12 bolt. Check the ratio. If that matches, it is an SS. The Z28 12 bolt were either 3.73 or 4.10. SS396/350 would also have a 3.31 rear and SS396/375 would have either a 3.55 or 4.10 12 bolt.
     
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  6. Green hornet

    Green hornet Veteran Member

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    Good luck with your inspection and keep us posted on how it turns out.
     
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  7. ozziecam

    ozziecam New Member

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    This is the shifter, yes i know it is the wrong steering wheel.

    Thanks for everyones help.
     
  8. ozziecam

    ozziecam New Member

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    Some more photos taken by a mate, I am yet to see the car in person. Have checked the trim tag and vin tag, thanks to this site for the coding. IMG_2777.JPG IMG_2789.JPG (2).jpeg IMG_2790.JPG IMG_2767.JPG IMG_2768.JPG
     
  9. hogg

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    I belive there is something about the red line on the tec. some one may know,low back seats
     

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