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350 variations 1967 to 1980

The L-48 is first available in the Chevy Camaro for the 1967 model year as the high performance engine option. This version was then an option in 1968 for the Nova and then in 1969 the engine is also available for the Impala’s, El Camino as well as an export product for the Holden in Australia from ’69 until 1972. In ’69 the L-48 package includes a Hydraulic camshaft, four barrel carburetor, cast pistons, and four bolt main bearings. The block has 010 as the casting number while the heads have either 041 or 186 casting identification number. This engine develops 300 hp and will offer 380 lb-ft (520 N-m) of torque. The compression due to the EPA mandate is lowered to 8.5:1 for the ’71 model year. From 1975 until 1980 the Corvette had the 350 L-48 V8 as the basic engine which produced 165 bhp (123 kW) for the ’75 model but it increases to 180 bhp in’76 through ‘77. By ’78 California and high altitude areas the L-48 offers 175 bhp while other areas the same engine will develop 185 bhp (138 kW). For 1979 the HP rating goes up to 195 but drops back to 190 bhp for the 1980 model year. By 1972 the Nova SS is the only other model with the L-48 four barrel and the car can be confirmed as an original factory Nova SS L-48 if the fifth character in the VIN is a “K”; ’72 is also the only year that a Nova SS pack can be identified with the VIN number.

The 350 cu in (5.7 L) LM1 package develops 155 to 175 hp is available in most Chevy passenger vehicles through to the 1988 model year. The four barrel carburetor is generally a Rochester Quadrajet and could be had with points, electronic and/or computer controlled power distribution through-out the years. The two barrel variation of the LM1 350 is the L65 which develops 145 hp; these two 350’s are superseded by the L05 for the 1989 versions.

From 1970 to ’74 the basic engine in the Corvette is the ZQ3 small block 350 with the four barrel Rochester 4MV carburetor, hydraulic lifters and 10.25:1 compression developing 300 bhp. The main bearing of the ZQ3 is the first 350 with the larger 2.45 journal. There is apparently a lower nickel content in small blocks cast after 1971but the deck is thicker to compensate while the heads are lighter with less iron in the casting but as a result they are more likely to crack than their predecessors-these units also have a lower compression of 8.51:1 which equates to a lower 270 bhp (201.34 kW) with the torque also dropping to 300 (net) lb-ft as well. In 1972 the ZQ8 will deliver 200 bhp net (149 kW) with 270 lb-ft torque; in ’73 an additional drop to 190 bhp (141.68 kW) although the 1974 model year the horse power rating goes up slightly to 195 bhp.

350 variations continued…


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Streamlined roof-mounted emergency lighting pods were beginning to appear by 1940 and Meteor showed a number of ambulances so-equipped in their mailings. Meteor's flower cars were topped by 5-window business coupe-style roofs and featured a fake folded convertible top made of aluminum mounted at the rear of the flower box. Meteor introduced a new driver's door first seen on 1939 S&S carved-panel coaches that featured an unusual A-shaped window frame. Meteor then mounted a miniature coach lamp within the triangular panel that was now part of the body. Although the new arched door looked great on their service cars, flower cars and carved Gothic hearses, it looked hideous when combined with the vertical B & C pillars found on their limousine-style coaches and ambulances. The rear door window frames as well as the B-pillars and C-pillars were still vertically oriented and clashed with the sharply sloping outline of the front door's arched window-frame.S&S did the right thing and used vertical B-pillar front door frames on their regular limousine-style and landau-style hearses and ambulances. Although they could have used a regular door on their limousine-style coaches and ambulances (as did S&S), for some unknown reason, Meteor didn't and continued producing ugly limousine style coaches until 1950, when regular door frames returned.Quite unfairly, LaSalle had acquired the reputation of being a "cheap" Cadillac and was eliminated by GM just as Cadillac released their new Bill Mitchell-designed models in 1941. The new Cadillac was decidedly forward-looking, side-mounted spares had been eliminated and the new Hydra-Matic automatic transmission was available for the first time having been pioneered by Oldsmobile in the previous year. The prow-nosed look seen in the Thirties was gone, replaced by massive front-end highlighted by the now-famous egg-crate grille. Headlamps were now mounted in, rather than on top of, the front fenders. Equipped with a Cord-like coffin-nose hood the new Cadillacs were noticeably different from their predecessors and set the standard for American luxury during the 1940s. A mid-sized 29-passenger transit bus prototype called the 101 was built during 1941, but never saw production. However their experience with the vehicle helped procure a large contract to produce bodies for a post-war Reo transit coach.The A-framed Meteor coaches continued little unchanged through 1942 although a less-expensive series of coaches appeared in 1941 mounted on Chevrolet chassis that featured normal-looking vertically-oriented B-pillars. When seen on a flower car body, Meteor's A-framed front doors looked good and their 1942 version featured a 5-window business coupe roof mounted on top of a standard Meteor coach body that had been built with no structure above the beltline. The coupe's blanked-in rear quarter-windows were covered by a landau bar and the base of the roof flowed straight back to the rear of the flower box which still had a makeshift faux folded-convertible roof. The rear doors were left intact and could be used to load chairs or other graveside necessities. Access to the casket compartment was through the tailgate which had built-in casket rollers that matched those on the compartment floor. The height of the exposed stainless steel flower deck was hydraulically adjustable so that different-sized floral tributes could be accommodated and a tonneau was included to cover the bed when not in use.After an illustrious career with Henney and a short stint at the Des Moines Casket Company, automotive designer Herman Earl (1878-1957) worked for Meteor up until his retirement during WWII. Another famous wartime Meteor employee was John B. Judkins who became a consultant for the firm, when his Merrimac, MA coachbuilding firm folded in 1942. During the War, Meteor manufactured aviation equipment for the US Navy and ramped up for civilian production in early 1945.Immediately after the war Meteor built 969 bus bodies for Reo's post-war 96-HT 'Victory' bus (1945-1947). These Reo-Meteor coaches included a Continental 427cu in 6­cylinder gasoline engine mounted under the floor and featured sectional bodies similar to those produced by Wayne Works.1946-1948 Meteor coaches remained unchanged from the pre-war 1942 models and still included weird A-framed front doors with integral miniature coach lamps. As with other makers, post-war prices increased by about 50% and new Meteor coaches started at $5,000. All Meteor coaches were now built on Cadillac chassis and included rear fender skirts plus optional automatic transmission and air-conditioning. Ambulances could be ordered with built-in roof-top warning lights, a choice of sirens plus a clever front fender-mounted fire extinguisher.Cadillac's new commercial chassis was available beginning 1949, one year after the introduction of their famous P-38 Lightning-influenced rear fenders.

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