Steve's Camaro Parts - 1967 Camaro 396 Engine Option

In March of 1967 introduced a new Camaro performance appearance package featuring a 325 horsepower Turbo-Jet 396 V-8 engine. The new engine option (RPO L35) was available on the 1967 Camaro Sport Coupe and Convertible models. This larger displacement, higher horsepower engine became the sixth unit in the Camaro engine line-up, and with the transmission available the Camaro power team count becomes 18.

Identifying ornamentation for the newest “SS” Camaro includes:

Front header paint stripes
“SS” front fender emblems
Front fender 396 cubic inch engine emblem, located under the Camaro nameplate.
“SS” fuel filler cap and radiator grille emblems.
“SS” steering wheel hub emblem.
Special hood with simulated louvers and underhood insulation.
Black Painted rear end panel.

Engine and chassis equipment over the base Camaro includes the following:

Turbo-Jet 396 with a rating of 325 horsepower.
Higher performance starting motor.
Larger capacity radiator.
Larger diameter fuel lines.
Heavier duty engine mounts.
2 ¼ inch diameter dual exhaust system with resonators.
Heavier duty clutch (11 inch diameter driven disc).
Special front springs and shock absorbers.
Special rear springs and shock absorbers.
Special front suspension lower ball joints.
Heavier duty rear axle.
Rear Axle radius rod.
Red Strip wide oval D70-14-4PR tires on 6 inch wide rims.

Manual transmissions available for the Camaro 396 V-8 models were the Warner heavy-duty 3 speed (RPO M13) and the Saginaw 4-speed unit (RPO M20). Shift controls were floor-mounted for both transmissions.  The Turbo Hydra-Matic (RPO M40) was introduced to the Camaro line as the only auto-matic transmission option for 396 V-8 models.  Standard shift controls for the Turbo Hydramatic are column mounted with floor shift available optionally in combination with the center console. Special propeller shafts and higher capacity universal joints are used.
The Camaro 396 V-8 powertrain lineup is shown in the chart below.


Chevrolet Service News Volume 40, March, 1967, Number 3

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