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 Muncie 4 Speed Identification

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1968 Chevrolet Camaro Decoding

Decoding your 1968 Camaro.
VIN , Cowl Tag , Engine , Transmission , Rear Axle


VIN Number Decoding -
Example - 124378N531332

12437 = Model Number
8 = 1968
N = Assembly Plant (N=Norwood, L=Las Angeles)
531332 = Unit Number (Starts at 500001 at each assembly plant regardless of series.)

Model Numbers
12337 = Camaro 6cyl, 2dr. Sport Coupe
12437 = Camaro 8cyl, 2dr. Sport Coupe
12367 = Camaro 6cyl, 2dr. Convertible
12467 = Camaro 8cyl, 2dr. Convertible
 
 

Cowl Tag Decoding -
Example

02B                    E
ST68    12437    NOR 142396
TR 712                  UU PNT

Body Style Code
The 68 stands for 1968.  The 12 stands for Camaro, the 4 is constantly a four regardless of the body type  or engine. The next two digits are either 37 coupe or 67 convertible.

Assembly Plant
NOR = Norwood, Oh
LOS or VN = Los Angeles/Van Nuys, Ca

Body Date Code
The first two digits are 01-12 and correspond with the model year not the calendar year.  The
letter (A-E) corresponds with the week of the month.  So 02B would be February, second
week, 1968.

Norwood interior paint code, Los Angeles work order code
If your car was built in Norwood, this is a single letter code.

Norwood Cars
B = Blue
D = Red
E = Black
G = Gold
K = Parchment/Black
K = Ivory/Black
Q = Black Houndstooth
V = Ivory Houndstooth
T = Turquoise

Los Angeles Cars
This code has yet to be determined.  It is a letter, followed by one to three numbers.

Assembly Plant
NOR = Norwood, Oh
LOS = Los Angeles/Van Nuys, Ca

The Fisher Body Sequence Number - This is not the same as the VIN sequence number.

Trim Code
Standard Buckets
712 = Black
717 = Blue
722 = Gold
724 = Red

Standard Bench
713 = Black
718 = Blue
723 = Gold
725 = Red

Custom Buckets
714 = Black
719 = Blue
721 = Gold
711 = Ivory/Black
716 = Ivory Houndstooth
726 = Turquoise
730 = Parchment/Black
749 = Black Houndstooth

Custom Bench
715 = Black
720 = Blue
727 = Turquoise

Body Paint Code
AA = Tuxedo Black
CC = Ermine White
DD = Grotto Blue
EE = Fathom Blue
FF =  Island Teal
GG = Ash Gold
HH = Grecian Green
JJ = Rallye Green
KK = Tripoli Turquoise
LL = Teal Blue
NN = Cordovan Maroon
OO = Corvette Bronze
PP = Seafrost Green
RR = Matador Red
TT = Palomino Ivory
UU = LeMans Blue
VV = Sequoia Green
YY = Butternut Yellow
ZZ = British Green
 
 

Engine Decoding -
Example: F1115BA
F = Source Designation, (F=Flint Motor Facility, V=Flint Engine Factory, T=Towanda)
11 = November, 10 would be Oct, and so on.
15 = Day of month
BA = Type Designation (BA = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp engine with a manual transmission)

Type Designations -
BA = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp - Manual Transmission
BB = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp - Manual Transmission
BC = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp - Manual Transmission
BD = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp - Manual Transmission
BF = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp - Automatic Transmission
BH = 230cu 6cyl, 140hp - Automatic Transmission
CM = 250cu 6cyl, 155hp - Manual Transmission
CN = 250cu 6cyl, 155hp - Manual Transmission
CQ = 250cu 6cyl, 155hp - Automatic Transmission
CR = 250cu 6cyl, 155hp - Automatic Transmission
EE = 327cu 8cyl, 275hp - Automatic Transmission
EA = 327cu 8cyl, 275hp - Manual Transmission
MA = 327cu 8cyl, 210hp - Manual Transmission
ME = 327cu 8cyl, 210hp - Automatic Transmission
MO = 302cu 8cyl, 290hp - Manual Transmission
MQ = 396cu 8cyl, 375hp - Manual Transmission
MR = 396cu 8cyl, 350hp - Automatic Transmission
MS = 350cu 8cyl, 295hp - Manual Transmission
MT = 396cu 8cyl, 375hp - Manual Transmission
MU = 350cu 8cyl, 295hp - Automatic Transmission
MW = 396cu 8cyl, 325hp - Manual Transmission
MX = 396cu 8cyl, 350hp - Manual Transmission
MY = 396cu 8cyl, 325hp - Automatic Transmission

The casting numbers located on the rear, drivers side of the engine can be decoded at
http://www.mortec.com
 
 

Transmission Numbers
Example:  QBS8E01D
QB = Type Designation
S = Source Designation
8 = Model Year
E01D = Production Date and Month
Months are decoded as follows:
A = Jan     K = July
B = Feb    M = Aug
C = Mar    P = Sept
D = Apr    R = Oct
E = May    S = Nov
H = June   T = Dec

(01 is the first, 02 is the second, etc., D indicates day shift, N indicates night shift.)

Type Designation
QB = 3-Speed, 6cyl & V8 engine
HI = 4-Speed, 6cyl engine
XJ = 4-Speed, V8 engine
TB = Powerglide, 6cyl engine
YH = Powerglide, V8 engine
-- = Turbo Hydra-Matic, V8 engine

Source Designation
P = Muncie
S = Saginaw
C = Cleveland
T = Toledo
CC = Ypsilanti

The casting numbers located on the rear, drivers side of the engine can be decoded at http://www.mortec.com
 

Rear Axle Identification
Example:  PE0212B
PE = Type Designation (PE = 3.08)
0212 = Production, Month and Date (This one would be February 12th.)
B = Source Designation (B = Buffalo, W = Warren)
 

Rear Axle Type Designation
Code Ratio Posi-Traction or Open Differential
BA 2.56 Open
BB 2.56 Posi
BC 3.36 Open
BD 3.36 Posi
BI 2.73 Open
BL 3.07 Open
BM 3.31 Open
BN 3.55  Open
BO 3.73 Open
BP 2.73 Open
BQ 2.73 Posi
BR 3.07 Posi
BS 3.31  Posi
BT 3.55 Posi
BU 3.73 Posi
BV 4.10 Posi
BW 4.56 Posi
BX 4.88 Posi
BY 2.73 Posi
BZ 2.73 Open
PB 3.31 Open
PE 3.08  Posi
PG 3.07 Posi
PH 3.55 Posi
PK 3.55 Open
PN 2.56 Open
PO 2.56 Posi
PR 3.31  Posi
PX 2.73 Posi
PY 2.56 Open
Q2 3.55 Open
Q3 3.55 Posi
Q9 3.55 Open
QE 3.55 Open
QN 4.88 Posi
QS 2.56 Posi
QT 2.73 Posi
QU 3.07 Posi
QV 3.31 Posi
QW 3.55 Posi
QX 3.73 Posi
QY 4.10 Posi
QZ 4.56 Posi


We would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the data provided on this site.
This information has been gathered from several sources and has not been verified.