1967

Production Figures & Information:

Body style Total
2dr Hardtop (coupe) 67,032
2dr Convertible 15,528
Total 82,560

 

Transmission Total
Manual 27,971
Auto 54,589
Total 82,560

 

Engine Total
OHC-6 17,664
326 V8 46,196
400 V8 18,635
400 Ram Air 65


Base Firebird
The base Firebird came with an OHC V6 (230ci) and 1bbl carburetor rated at 165bhp. Standard equipment included bucket seats, vinyl upholstery, nylon-blend carpeting, wood grain dash trim and E70-14 Wide Oval tires. This model can be identified by the "3.8 Liter: overhead cam" that appears on the rear edge of the bulge on the hood. Two versions were offered:
Coupe                  $2,666
Convertible           $2,903

Firebird Sprint
The Sprint package added a heavy duty suspension, floor mounted gear shifter, and a healthier OHC6 featuring more cam and a 4BBL carburetor which produced 215bhp. This model can be identified by a set of "OHC-6 Sprint" badges that appear on the forward edge of the rocker panels and a thin set of stripes installed on the sides of the body. These differed from those used on the "HO" package. Cost of the Sprint package: $116.16

Firebird 326
This model was the first in the line of V-8s, hence its namesake. The 326 featured a 2BBL carburetor and made 250bhp. This model can be identified by the "326" emblems located on the rear edge of the hood bulge. Interestingly this option was cheaper than the Sprint 6 package. Cost: $95

Firebird 326 HO
This model featured a high output version of the original 326. It featured a 4BBL carburetor, compression heads, and dual exhaust. The upgrades were good for a 35hp increase to 285bhp. This model can be identified by the stripes that were applied to each side of the body with the letters "HO" appearing in a break in the stripes on the fender. Package cost: $180.58

Firebird 400
Easily the most desirable model of the bunch this one featured Pontiacs 400c.i. mill. The 400 was equipped with a 4BBL carburetor and dual exhausts and made 325bhp. Other standard features unique to this model included a twin-scoop hood, heavy-duty battery, heavy-duty suspension, a Power Flex Fan, and redline tires. This model is most easily recognized by the twin-scoop hood with "400" emblems located on the rear edge of the hood bulge.
Cost for this option: $274
For an additional $263 the buyer could opt for the Ram Air package on this model. This package featured chrome engine parts and functional hood scoops designed to feed cold air directly to the carburetor. According to Pontiac this did not provide an increase in HP rather it increased maximum RPM to 5200.

VIN Number Decoding:

Location: Attached to the left-front door pillar

Sample: 223377U100001

22337 is the model number.
1st digit is the GM division number. 2 = Pontiac
2nd digit is the series number. 2 = Firebird
3rd digit is the model/engine number. 3 = All firebirds manufactured in 1967.
4th and 5th digits are the body type and number:
37 = 2dr coupe
67 = 2dr convertible

6th digit is the last number in the model year i.e. 1967
7th digit is a letter indicating the assembly plant:
U = Lordstown, OH

100001 is the sequential production number. These numbers fell into two ranges to differentiate between V-6s and V-8s as show in the table below.

Engine Body style Code
I-6 Coupe 223377L600001 and up
I-6 Convertible 223677L600001 and up
V-8 Coupe 223377L100001 to 600000
V-8 Convertible 223677L100001 to 600000


Specifications:

General specifications

Wheelbase 108
Length 188.8
Width 72.6
Height coupe 51.5
convertible 51.4
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.5
Steering Ratio manual 24:1 (6cyl)     28:1 (8cyl)
power 17.5:1
Brake Diameter rear drum 9.5"
front disc 11.12"
Oil Capacity   5qts (6cyl)      6qts(8cyl)

Shipping Weight

  Base Firebird Firebird Sprint Firebird 326 Firebird HO Firebird 400
coupe 2929 3006 3119 3143 3186
convertible 3203 3280 3393 3417 3460
w/ 4-speed - +9.0 +6.0 +6.0 -26.0
w/ auto -12.0 -12.0 -30.0 -30.0 +25.0


Transmission Ratios

  3-speed man (base) 3-speed man (others) 4-speed Manual 2-speed Auto 3-speed Auto
1st 2.85 2.54 2.52 1.76 2.48
2nd 1.68 1.50 1.88 1.00 1.48
3rd 1.00 1.00 1.46 - 1.00
4th - - 1.00 - -
reverse 2.95 2.63 2.59 1.76 2.08


Rear Axle Ratios

  230ci (base) 230ci (Sprint) 326ci 326ci (HO) 400
standard man 3.08:1 3.55:1 3.23:1 3.36:1 3.36:1
standard auto 2.56:1 3.23:1 2.56:1 3.23:1 3.08:1
optional 3.36:1
2.93:1*
3.23:1
2.78:1
3.23:1
3.08:1
2.93:1
3.55:1
3.90:1
3.55:1
3.23:1
3.90:1
4.33:1
*w/ automatic     w/ air conditioning     w/ ram air


Codes:

Exterior Color Codes

Starlight Black A Mariner Turquoise L
Cameo Ivory C Plum Mist M
Montreux Blue D Burgundy N
Fathom Blue E Silverglaze P
Tyrol Blue F Regimental Red R
Signet Gold G Champagne S
Linden Green H Montego Cream T
Gulf Turquoise K    


Body Side Stripes

Exterior Color Stripe Color Exterior Color Stripe Color
Starlight Black Cameo Ivory Fathom Blue / Plum Mist Mariner Turquoise / Burgundy  Cameo Ivory
Regimental Red Signet Gold / Champagne
Montego Cream
Starlight Black
Cameo Ivory Starlight Black Silverglaze Regimental Red
Regimental Red Cameo Ivory
Montreux Blue / Tyrol Blue
Linden Green / Regimental Red  / Gulf Turquoise
Cameo Ivory Starlight Black
Starlight Black    

      The chart above represents the stripe color usage for the Firebird HO. The stripe extended from front to rear wheel housings on both the hardtop and the convertible.

Interior Trim Codes

Color Std Interior Custom Interior
Bright Blue - 255 / 265*
Dark Blue 250 / 270* -
Medium Gold 251 / 271* 257 / 267*
Medium Red 252 258
Black 253 / 272* 259 / 269*
Parchment (White) 254 260
Dark Turquoise - 256
* Strato-bench seat

Door Panels

Standard Front Custom Front
Standard Door Panel (33626 bytes) Custom Door Panel (30091 bytes)

Seats    

Bucket Seats
Standard and Custom Seats (34627 bytes)

* Standard and custom seats were the same in 1967. Some colors could only be had with the custom interior.


Convertible and Vinyl Top Color Codes

Convertible Top   Vinyl Top  
Ivory 1 Ivory 1
Black 2 Black 2
Blue 4 Cream 7
Turquoise 5    
Cream 7    


Manifest Engine Codes (col. 75-76)

Code Displacement Comp. Ratio Bore/Stroke Cam Head
Casting
Carb
(bbl)
HP rating (bhp) Torque Trans
ZK (ZS) 230 / I-6 9.0:1 3.88 x 3.25 - - 1 165 @ 4700 216 @ 2600 man
ZN (ZM) 230 / I-6 9.0:1 3.88 x 3.25 - - 1 165 @ 4700 216 @ 2600 auto
ZD (ZR) 230 / I-6 10.5:1 3.88 x 3.25 - - 4 215 @ 5200 240 @ 3800 man
ZE (ZL) 230 / I-6 10.5:1 3.88 x 3.25 - - 4 215 @ 5200 240 @ 3800 auto
WC (WH) 326 / V-8 9.2:1 3.72 x 3.75 9777254 140 2 250 @ 4600 333 @ 2800 man
YJ (XI) 326 / V-8 9.2:1 3.72 x 3.75 9777254 140 2 250 @ 4600 333 @ 2800 auto
WK (WO) 326 / V-8 10.5:1 3.72 x 3.75 9777254 141 4 285 @ 5000 359 @ 3200 man
YM (XO) 326 / V-8 10.5:1 3.72 x 3.75 9777254 141 4 285 @ 5000 359 @ 3200 auto
WZ (WU) 400 / V-8 10.75:1 4.12 x 3.75 9779067 670 4 325 @ 4800 410 @ 3400 man
YT 400 / V-8 10.75:1 4.12 x 3.75 9779066 670 4 325 @ 4800 410 @ 3400 auto
XN Ram Air 400 / V-8 10.75:1 4.12 x 3.75 9785744 670, 97, 997* 4 325 @ 5200 410 @ 3600 auto
WQ Ram Air 400 / V-8 10.75:1 4.12 x 3.75 9785744 670 4 325 @ 5200 410 @ 3600 man w / AC
WI Ram Air 400 / V-8 10.75:1 4.12 x 3.75 9785744 670, 97, 997* 4 325 @ 5200 410 @ 3600 man
Engine codes in parenthesis are for cars built with AIR Injector Exhaust Control, code 616. This was an emissions reduction modification performed on the heads. They were cast with an air injection passage to reduce emissions. They were installed on Firebirds manufactured for sale in California only.
* The casting #97 and #997 heads were late season Ram Air heads. For the #97 casting the 6 and 0 were ground off and the number 9 was cast into the 6's spot. The #997 head casting appeared on the side of the head, just to the right of the center exhaust ports and below the #4 or #5 spark plug.


Manifest Transmission Codes (col.77)

2 3-speed manual - floor shift - 400 only
3 3-speed manual - floor shift - Sprint only
4 3-speed manual - floor shift - 326 and HO
7 4-speed manual - floor shift - Sprint only
D Automatic - 326 and HO w/air
F 4-speed manual - floor shift - V-8 only
X Hydramatic - 400 only
L Automatic - Sprint only - n/a w/air
N Automatic - 6cyl w/air
R Automatic - 326 - n/a w/air
T Automatic - HO - n/a w/air
U 3-speed manual - column shift - 326
Y Automatic - 6cyl 1bbl - n/a w/air
Z 3-speed manual - column shift - 6cyl


Axle Codes

Ratio Sales Code Std. Axle Code Safe-T-Track Axle
2.56:1 C XB UN
2.78:1 D XC UP
2.93:1 E XD UR
3.08:1 F XE US
3.23:1 G XF UT
3.36:1 H XG UV
3.55:1 K XN UW

      There are two methods of identifying the axle ratio. The proper two-letter code is stamped in the axle housing just to the left of the carrier case and
      directly below the brake pipe clip. The same code is applied to the left rear brake drum facing by means of a sticker.

Part Numbers and Casting Numbers

Engine Block
     Location: Early to mid 1967 the block casting number was located on the distributor pad. In mid 1967 it was
     moved to the rear of the block just behind the #8 cylinder.

     326 = 9786339
     400 = 9786133

Intake Manifold
     230 (OHC)
       1-BBL = 9782098
       4-BBL = 9787541

     326/400/428
       2-BBL = 9784438
       4-BBL = 9782896

Distributor
    
326 (250hp)
       1111164, 1111199

     326 (285hp)
       1111165, 1111238

     400 (325hp)
       1111250, 1111252, 1111253, 1111254

Carburetor

Block Part # Block Part # Block Part #
WC 7027071 WH 7037071 YJ 7027062
XI 7037062 WK 4243S WO 4245S
WU 7037277 YT 7027272 WQ 7037277
YM 4246S XO 4248S WZ 7027273
XN 7027276 WI 7027277    


Identification information specific to the year model

  • 1967 Firebirds can be identified by three exterior features:

    1. The 1967 Firebird was built with door windows that featured 1/4 glass up front. This resulted in pillar posts. This was changed for 1968 to a one piece window.

    2. The front parking lamps were located inside the space in the middle of the valance panel. In 1968 the parking lamp would be moved to the corner of the front end to "wrap-around" fender.

    3. The 1967 Firebird had no external marking on rear 1/4 panels. In 1968 to meet Federal Safety standards parking lamps were added to the rear 1/4 panels and took the shape of the Pontiac Arrowhead emblem.

  • Firebirds built in 1967 used the Chevy managed "five group" accessory code system. These codes were the same as used with the Camaro with only a few exceptions. These codes can provide very useful information as they will define any body shell alterations that may have occurred at the factory as it was being built. These codes appear on the data plate and are grouped behind 5 digits. A common list of these codes is as follows:

    1st Group (this digit does not appear on the data plate)
    D = Power Top / Convertible
    E = Tinted Glass all Windows
    L =  Folding Rear Seat
    S = Rear Mounted Antenna
    W = Tinted Glass Windshield
    X = Power Windows

    2nd Group (digit 2 appears on data plate preceding codes)
    B = 3-Speed Floor Shift
    E = A/C
    G = Console
    L = 4-Speed Floor Shift
    R = Rear Seat Speaker
    T = Rear Power Antenna
    U= Stereo Tape Player
    W = 2-Speed Automatic Tranny
    Z = 3-Speed Automatic Tranny

    3rd Group (digit 3 appears on data plate preceding codes)
    B = Rear Window Defogger
    F = 400 option
    J = Custom Option

    4th Group (digit 4 appears on data plate preceding codes)
    F = Outside Remote Mirror
    Q = Mounting / Full Size Spare

    5th Group (digit 5 appears on data plate preceding codes)
    Y = Deluxe Seats

    An example of these codes appearing on a data plate might look like this:
    LS  2ERU  3F  5Y

Interesting facts

  • 65 Ram Air Firebirds were built in 1967, 63 coupes and 2 convertibles both of which were automatics. Engine breakdown:
    WQ = 3
    WI = 42
    XN = 20
    Of the 65 built only 13 had 4.33 rear end ratios.

  • None of the 400s built in 1967 were 4-bolt mains, not even the Ram Air 400s.

  • The 1967 Firebird was released for sale to the public 6 months after the Camaro.

  • The Ram Air package did not increase the hp rating, instead it increased the engine's rpm peak to 5200. The package added a hotter cam with more overlap and longer valve duration, different valve springs with flat metal dampers, functional hood scoops ducted to the air cleaner, free-flowing cast-iron exhaust manifolds from the 428ci, plus different calibrations on the Q-jet 4bbl. 

  • The Firebird was originally to be named "Banshee" (after a jet fighter of the same name used during the Korean War) until Pontiac executives learned the name described a wailing spirit of death.

  • GM had a standing rule during the 60s that no production car could produce more than 1hp per 10lbs of body weight. This meant that the Firebird 400 (at 3,250 lbs) could only produce 325hp, while the same engine in the GTO was rated at 350hp. To meet the requirement Pontiac actually modified the link between the primary and secondary barrels of the Q-jet. A metal tab was added that only allowed the secondaries to open 90% at full throttle. New owners could spend about 10 minutes removing this tab and instantly add 25hp to their new Firebird!!


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