1974 Z28 for sale in NC

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  1. mallard

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    IIRC 342 rear was for AC cars, non AC got a 373.
     
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    Base Base L-65 L-48 Z-28
    Turbo Hydra-
    1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.52:1 2.48:1
    matic 2 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.52:1 1.48:1
    transmission 3 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1 1.00:1
    ratios R 1.93:1 1.93:1 1.93:1 1.93:1 2.08:1

    Axle ratios S 3.08:1 2.73:1 2.73:1 3.08:1 3.42:1
    Z28's with automatic trans got 3.42 with or without AC.
     
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    Ok, fair enough.
     
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    I thought I'd already seen that car on ebay...

    Please add that the passenger fender is a replacement; 74s were either smooth or had the oval intake cutout, never the oval stamping. My impression is this car is HEAVILY reworked, beware.
     
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    My camaro does not have that huge embossed FAN CAUTION logo in the top of the shroud. Would not pay that much for an auto matic Z28
     
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    Curious, what's wrong with an automatic Z28? From anything I remember the turbo 400 was a great trans.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with a automatic Z28, but I feel that a manual tranny is mandatory for any Camaro I would want to drive.
     
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    Stick cars seem to be preferred over auto as they “involve” the driver more in the driving experience. For drag racing, automatics usually have a consistency advantage. Technology is changing this. Witness the new Corvette which did away the clutch-stick option
     
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    As an owner of a nice T10 4sp 74 Z I admit that I do like shifting myself but further to that, I sure wouldn't turn down a decent automatic car. I recall from owning both I never lost a drag race from blowing a shift on an automatic car. :bowtie:
     
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    Long time ago, manuals were the better option, times have changed, automatics are objectively the better transmission. If you find that fun on the other hand....well thats a different debate. Comparing a 40+ year old automatic to an old manual, the manual is better hands down.
     

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