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Discussion in '1974 Specific' started by roeville, Dec 11, 2019.
IIRC 342 rear was for AC cars, non AC got a 373.
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.
Ok, fair enough.
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.
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
Curious, what's wrong with an automatic Z28? From anything I remember the turbo 400 was a great trans.
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.
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
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.
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.