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VIN Decoding Question

Want to know how many of your car were produced? What were standard equipment with your model? Restoration topics

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ebert74
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:06 am
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I have a 1974 Camaro that I am trying to put back to original specs and am needing to know how I can find exactly what motor and transmission was in it when built. It currently has a 1985 - 305 motor and a 350 turbo automatic tranny. It was built with factory air. According to everything that I have found on here the 74's came standard with a manual 3 speed and a 350. Can anyone help me figure this out?
 

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Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:03 pm
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Welcome :)

The 350 was standard on the LT (2bbl) and the Z28 (4bbl). The SC's standard engine was the L22 6 cylinder.
As for what engine your ride originally had, look at the VIN's 5th digit . . .
D - L22 6cyl 1bbl 205ci @ 100hp
H - L65 8cyl 2bbl 350ci @ 145hp
L - LM1 8cyl 4bbl 350ci @ 160hp
K - L48 8cyl 4bbl 350ci @ 185hp
T - Z28 "Package" got you an 8cyl 4bbl 350ci @ 245hp.

As for the tranny, the std tranny was standard and the auto was optional on all models. The type of tranny depended also on the kind of engine. It's hard to nail down after the original tranny is gone. Also . . .
NastyZ28 wrote:
Most Camaros were built to accept a manual transmission even if being ordered with an automatic transmission. The clutch rod hole will be punched and covered with a plate and the subframe will be drilled & tapped for the Z bar bracket. This makes auto/manual swaps relatively easy.


What engine does the VIN say it had?
1989 Iroc-Z, 305 TPI, 5 spd, 3.08 diff My Car Domain Website
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ebert74
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:10 am
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According to my VIN it has the code H for the motor. We were pretty sure that it had a 350 originally in it when it was bought back in 74 but were unaware of which one it would be. Thank you for your help to this point.

Do you know of a good website to buy parts for the 74's we are having some trouble with them even at junkyards because most of them have ended up on the dirt track? We need all the A/C hoses for our car.

Thank you for any information that you may be able to give me.
 

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:45 pm
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I know of a couple places on the web that have a good selection of parts for camaros. You could try Year One or National Parts Depo (NPD) If you google search you can find both websites. good luck
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ebert74 wrote:
Do you know of a good website to buy parts for the 74's we are having some trouble with them even at junkyards because most of them have ended up on the dirt track? We need all the A/C hoses for our car.

Thank you for any information that you may be able to give me.


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