1970 L78 coming up for sale on Mecum - March 2020

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    Strange that the owner would go with those rims after a rotisserie resto on such a rare car.
    I hope they chain that air cleaner down. That's some money right there.
     
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    Yeah, also used on the 1970 LS-6 Chevelle without cowl induction.
    EDIT: And L-78 Nova's
     
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    I thought all of the 70 LS6 Chevelles had cowl induction. I didn't know it was an option. Any idea why someone wouldn't want cowl induction?
    Also, would the correct rims on the Camaro SS cars be the 14"x7" rallys with caps? I like the look of the color coded plain steel wheels with the dog dish hub caps. I think some people call them baby moons.
     
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    I've also heard them referred to as "poverty caps".
     
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    I believe the correct wheels for the SS's were the 14x7 steel wheels and there were 3 different types of hubcaps used. The basic wheelcovers were the small poverty/moon caps like in my profile pic, also available were P01 which were a little flatter aluminum wheelcover that had 5 slots, and then the P02 spoked/wire wheel covers that covered the entire wheel. The P02's are about 10 pounds each.

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    14×7 CL coded wheels are the correct wheels from 2 different manufacturers. Norris Industries wheels common on Vannuys cars and Kelsey Hays used on Norwood cars. They used the 3 different hub caps that joe posted prior. The 14x7 ralley wheel was also used with the steel chrome center cap.
     
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    We always called those wheels on the orange Camaro running at Mecum "SS" wheels for obvious reasons, but I never saw them in 15". Did GM ever make them in 15", or are they aftermarket?
     
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    Very nice looking car...I like it :)
     
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    Those wheels are most likely reproduction wheels. The 70 SS chevelle used the same wheel. But it only came in 14 inch from GM.
     

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