It took thirty years to get this car......but I got it!

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by NS1RM21, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. john Gialanella

    john Gialanella Veteran Member

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    Nice Camaro. Z-28 Camaros are nice, but their is nothing like a BB Chevy Camaro. I have owned both 1970 Camaro 396's (402 CID) First one was the rare L-78 that I had for 13 years. I sold it to fellow member Chuck Sharin in 2012. it was numbers matching. And my present one is SS 396 L-34 like yours and also is numbers matching, except mine does not have AC, but does have rear spoiler. Your COV code means posi rear end like mine. Mine also has TH 400 trans. Members can see only the 396 camaros can have 4 (row or core) radiators, not Z-28. Either with AC (LS code) or if no AC, you have to check the VO1 option. Good luck with your restoration.
    John.
     
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  2. NS1RM21

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    Bought it to flip?? More like I bought it to save.
    If I was just going to flip
    It I would not be doing all this resurch and sharing this info with you people. Cars are only original once and the more info we get on sights like this the history will be saved. If this was a Chrysler I would keep it but I would rather have this car go to somebody that can restore it better than I can.
     
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    NS1RM21 Member

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    One build sheet in passengers lower seat cushion.
    One sheet on top of gas tank.
    One sheet in rear seat back. THIS SHEET WAS NOT FOR MY CAR.
     
  4. NS1RM21

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    Looking for a little help here. Where can I find the date of when the car was built? It’s a Van Nuys built car?
     
  5. Wa70SSRAt

    Wa70SSRAt 1970 SS 396

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    7th digit: L for Van Nuys, N for Norwood, Ohio .
    This site has a VIN, Trim tag, and drivetrain decode index .It will tell you location, month and day or week of build. Its been a while but I can't recall the specifics, might be just week and month .
    How about the trim tag? It will tell you a lot as well.
    That'll tell you a bunch more.
    I found only one build sheet, under (on top of?) The gas tank.
    I have the same car minus the A/C. I'm doing a complete restoration but not to the original color, a green which I just despise
    There were only 1864 (or 1863, I'm not certain) L-34's, and 600 L-78's (give or take). No matter what, its a rare car.
    Also, your posi is the same gear ratio as mine and just FYI, I was told by an experienced diff. mechanic that these gears are no longer available, he found a set of used gears when mine required a rebuild but it was just blind luck (or so I was told)
    I've had mine since 2003 and been restoring it since 2012. I've got lots of literature and other info.
    Thx for posting pics, it is a good resource for my build, which I'm keeping as original as possible except for the color. Have fun.
     
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  6. Wa70SSRAt

    Wa70SSRAt 1970 SS 396

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    I have a buddy whose 1970 SS 350 had a build sheet to a Monte Carlo. He told me he had asked around and deduced its possible a Monty was on front of or behind or near his Camaro during the build and it was mistakenly tossed in the wrong car. No clue if this is even close to what may have happened.
     
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    TommyRS70 Veteran Member

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    That must have been the very rare Monte Carlomaro!
     
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    tjdabomb New Member

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    keep it orig or only sell it to someone who will keep it orig, anything else is a crime.
     
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    C6368CCD-A425-4B04-9513-7FC61412F5F8.jpeg F33E8364-E928-41C3-93B1-0D4DC0039F8A.jpeg I found out tonight that it has the original coil. Kinda cool.
     
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    06CA0EEB-6269-4DA9-A93E-AB3945028128.jpeg FE93A57F-3242-48B4-8517-C7A4DF0C0274.jpeg 2DB84F93-27A5-446E-A737-D55E16332ECD.jpeg 9B5E001B-495E-42D5-8A7A-810FAD55909E.jpeg 334372D3-5364-4DC3-BAD9-13E8038A20DB.jpeg Been away for a few days but got into the trunk and pulled out the spare tire. I have not seen something like this in a while..
     

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