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Old 2nd-October-2010, 08:02 AM   #1
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1968 non SS L79 with A/C ??

Was it possible to get the L79 in a non SS from the factory?
And was it possible to get Air Conditioning with the L79 in 1968 from the factory?

Please don't post unless you are 100% sure.
I've got a guy telling me about an all original 1968 Nova non SS with A/C and L79 engine.

It's my understanding that you could not get a solid lifter engine with A/C.
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The L-79 was not put in a SS nova in 1968.
L-79 has hyd lifters not solids.
Phil in Fla has Mike M.'s old 68 nova it is a documented A/C 68 nova with a L-79.
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Old 2nd-October-2010, 09:39 PM   #3
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The L48 350 and 2 versions of the 396 were the only SS engine choices in 68...and there were less than 5600 SS Novas produced in 68, the lowest number of the entire Nova Super Sport production 1963 to 1976

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1968 non SS L79 with A/C??

Cam Info From the Chevrolet Parts Interchange Manual:

1965-1968 327 with special high-performance RPO L79 used camshaft interchange number 3
Part number(s): 3863151, ID Number(s): 3849347, 3863152.
Specifications:
Lift: 0.447 inch intake and exhaust.
Duration: 221 degree intake and exhaust.
TYPE: HYDRAULIC LIFTERS
Usage: 1965-68 327 with special high-performance.
Commonly called the L79 327ci/350hp cam.

RPO Option C60 Air Conditioning Info:
Books by Doug Marion, Paul A. Herd, Alan L. Colvin, Jerry MacNeish, John Gunnell, Tom Currao, Ron Sessions and Jason Scott all support the above said theory that any Chevrolet cars with the solid lifter small block 302ci and solid lifter big block 427ci motors COULD NOT be ordered with AC, BUT any Chevrolet car with the hydraulic lifter small blocks or big blocks COULD be ordered with air conditioning.

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Old 5th-October-2010, 07:36 PM   #5
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The fathom blue 68 L-79 originally sold in Shreveport, La that sold recently was a black int, 3spd stick, AC car.
Check with Jeff L, he can confirm if I am incorrect. I have pics of the car somewhere but can't find em.
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