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sbc casting-vin decode ?

 
Mathieu Letourneau
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Posted: 01/01/14 03:15 PM

Hi. I got a sbc and the guys tell me its a 327. But im lost and i cant confirm my engine. Can u help me?
Partial vin : 781136255
Vin: V0I30B4
Casting: 3914678.

All info i got its with casting . 302-327-350 car and truck of 1968  

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dond1965
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Posted: 01/01/14 03:54 PM

this sounds familiar. go to mortec.com  

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tuffnuff
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Posted: 01/01/14 05:09 PM

I put up a sticky thread on Chevy casting numbers, check out the link below.

http://forums.chevyhiperformance.com/70/9338807/general-discussion/chevy-casting-numbers/

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Mathieu Letourneau
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Posted: 01/02/14 12:00 PM

ive checked on mortec before and nice thread on chevy casting number. But tell me about same thing i already know.

68 - 69 327 210-300 2-Bolt mains
Corvette/Camaro/Hi PO
3914678 68 - 79 350, 327 &: 302 210-350 2-Bolt mains


But i cant check nothing with this number:
Partial vin : 781136255
Vin: V0I30B4

because first digit of partial vin suppose to be between 1-4 but i start with 7
and sbc suffix is B4 but no 302-327-350 got this suffix...  

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joe-
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Posted: 01/04/14 11:10 AM

yea, you've got some real confussing info there.  are you 100% positive thats the correct partial vin & suffix?  

sometimes the only other thing you can do if pull a head and measure the bore and stroke. Frown  
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Mathieu Letourneau
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Posted: 01/04/14 11:25 AM

correct im not sure because i found nothing lol. but its exact number for partial and suffix. Ive checked twice its why im asking. But the part is very clean! Can someone buffed it and re-pouch it ?  

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dond1965
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Posted: 01/05/14 04:57 PM

that would be illegal. any thing is possible, some people say. acid probably works better than a buffer.  

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tuffnuff
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Posted: 01/06/14 09:00 AM

It's quite possible that this is a warranty engine and these do not follow the norm.

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dond1965
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Posted: 01/06/14 09:38 AM

tuff,YOU are probably 99% correct on that.  

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tuffnuff
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Posted: 01/06/14 12:22 PM

Could well be, because a short block replaced on warranty could have a variety of suffix #'s and the search might be an exercise in futility.
I would go by the casting #'s at the rear D/S of the block and call it a day.

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Mathieu Letourneau
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Posted: 01/13/14 10:29 PM

ok then ty  Laugh  

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shyrgfuh3
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Posted: 01/15/14 02:42 AM

To determine the size, simply but a device like a wooden dowel or coat hanger in the plug hole to measure the stroke.


Actually Chevy did not put warranty numbers on replacement engines. If it was a replacement short block, the dealer that installed it might have done it vut that would be highly unusual.


As you face the block, look for several faint vertical lines. These would be factory broach marks. These are removed for restamps which often have faint swirl/circular marks instead.  Shocked  

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garyrthome
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Posted: 05/12/14 07:39 PM

I need a little help    I just bought a Ford model A with what I was told was a ZZ4 crate engine    the ser. is V0502XXXXXXX     any help here as to what it really is oe was   thanks   gary  

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wayne712222
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Posted: 05/13/14 01:57 AM

V0502 identifies it as a flint built motor..  05= May.   02 is the second day of the month it was assembled.  

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garyrthome
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Posted: 05/13/14 12:00 PM

thanks       there is no #s after the 2 just xxxxx    thanks   it makes sense  its about a 10 year old build    again thanks  

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