Apr 10, 2018 American restraint types. The restraint type is specified as character seven of the American GM VIN for passenger cars. Missing Entry: Corvette Z06, vin code S 5.7L LS6 2001-2204 and vin code E 7.0L LS7 2005-2010 and later.
HI THIS GUIDE WILL HELP YOU DECODE YOUR Vehicle Identification Number ( VIN ) FOR CHEVROLET CARS 1953 ALL THE WAY UP TO 1971 This guide is made by the www TheGloveBoxShop com FOR 1972-1980 PLZ CHECK MY OTHER GUIDES please check yes if you like this guide 1953-1954 FIRST DIGIT V= V8 NO DIGIT FOR 6 CYLINDER SECOND DIGIT MODEL A=Passenger 150 B=Passenger 210 C=Passenger BEL AIR D=Sedan Delivery E=CORVETTE H=1/2 Ton Truck J=3/4 Ton Truck L=1 Ton Truck Z=School Bus THIRD & FORTH DIGIT 53=19 FIFTH DIGIT ASSEMBLY PLANT A=ATLANTA, GA. K=KANSAS CITY, MO B=BALTIMORE, MD L=LOS ANGELES, CA F=FLINT, MI O=OAKLAND, CA J=JANESVILLE, WI S=ST. LOUIS, MO T=TARRYTOWN, NY DIGIT SIX-ELEVEN CAR SERIAL NUMBER STARTED WITH NUMBER 0-1957 FIRST DIGIT V= V8 ((( CORVETTE DID NOT USES A V ))) ok i have been corrected some were hand stamped with a V NO DIGIT FOR 6 CYLINDER SECOND DIGIT A=150 B=210 C=BEL AIR D=SEDAN DELIVERY E=CORVETTE THIRD & FORTH DIGIT 55=19 57=1957 FIFTH DIGIT ASSEMBLY PLANT A=ATLANTA, GA. K=KANSAS CITY, MO B=BALTIMORE, MD L=LOS ANGELES, CA F=FLINT, MI O=OAKLAND, CA J=JANESVILLE, WI S=ST. LOUIS, MO T=TARRYTOWN, NY DIGIT SIX-ELEVEN CAR SERIAL NUMBER 1955&1956 STARTED WITH NUMBER 0 STARTED WITH 100001 SOME PANTS STADE WITH 001001 FOR 1957 1958-1959 FIRST DIGIT A=Biscayne/Bookwood w/6 Cylinder B=Biscayne/Bookwood w/8 Cylinder C=Bel Air/Parkwood/Kingswood w/6 Cylinder D=Bel Air/Parkwood/Kingswood w/8 Cylinder E=Impala/Nomad/ w/6 Cylinder F=Impala/Nomad/ w/8 Cylinder G=Biscayne Sedan Delivery/El Camino w/6 Cylinder H=Biscayne Sedan Delivery/El Camino w/8 Cylinder J=Corvette w/8 Cylinder SECOND & THIRD DIGIT 58=19 FORTH DIGIT ASSEMBLY PLANT A=ATLANTA, GA. K=KANSAS CITY, MO B=BALTIMORE, MD L=LOS ANGELES, CA F=FLINT, MI O=OAKLAND, CA J=JANESVILLE, WI S=ST. LOUIS, MO T=TARRYTOWN, NY DIGIT FIVE-TEN CAR SERIAL NUMBER STARTED WITH 100001 AT ALL PLANTS 1960-1964 FIRST DIGIT 0=1960 3=1963 1=1961 4=1964 2=1962 SECOND & THIRD DIGIT ODD NUMBER L6 EVEN NUMBER V8 04=NOVA / CHEVY II 06=CORVAR SPYDER 08=CORVETTE 09=CORVAIR 11 OR 12=BISCAYNE ( 1960 ELCAMINO ) 13 OR 14=BISCAYNE FLEETMASTER 15 OR 16=BEL AIR 17 OR 18=IMPALA 53 OR 54=CHEVELLE 300 ALSO ( 1964 EL CAMINO ) 55 OR 56=MALIBU ALSO ( 1964 EL CAMINO ) 57 OR 58=MALIBU SS FORTH & FIFTH DIGIT BODY STYLE 11=2 DOOR SED.
15=2 DOOR STATION WAGON 19=4 DOOR SED. 21=2 DOOR UTILITY SED.
35=4 DOOR STATION WAGON 6 PASS. 37=2 DOOR SPORTS COUPE ( BUBBLE TOP ) 39=4 DOOR SPORTS SED. 45=4 DOOR STATION WAGON 47=2 DOOR SPORTS COUPE 67=3 DOOR CONVERTIBLE 69=4 DOOR SED.
80=2 DOOR EL CAMINO SIXTH DIGIT ASSEMBLY PLANT A=ATLANTA, GA. ALSO LAKEWOOK, GA. K=KANSAS CITY, MO ALSO LEEDS, MI.
B=BALTIMORE, MD H=FREMONT, CA. L=LOS ANGELES, CA ALSO VAN NUYS, CA. Google voice download plugin. F=FLINT, MI O=OAKLAND, CA J=JANESVILLE, WI S=ST. LOUIS, MO T=TARRYTOWN, NY W=WILLOW RUN, MI. SEVENTH-TWELFTH DIGIT CAR SERIAL NUMBER STARTS WITH 1-1971 FIRST DIGIT MAKE 1=CHEVROLET 2=PONTIAC for guide click 3=OLDSMOBILE guide coming soon SECOND DIGIT MODEL 0=CORVAIR 1=NOVA / CHEVY 2 2=CAMARO 3=CHEVELLE / EL CAMINO / MONTE CARLO 4=VEGA 5=BISCAYNE / BEL AIR 6=IMPALA / CAPRICE 9=CORVETTE THIRD DIGIT ENGINE 1=4 OR 6 CYLINDER 3,5 & 7=6 CYLINDER 2,4,6,& 8=V8 FORTH-FIFTH DIGIT BODY STYLE 11=2 DOOR SED.
35&36=4 DOOR STATION WAGON 2 SEATS 37=2 DOOR SPORTS COUPE 39=4 DOOR SPORTS SED. 45&46=4 DOOR STATION WAGON 3 SEATS 47&57=2 DOOR COUPE 67=2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE 69=4 DOOR SED.
80=EL CAMINO 87=2 DOOR SPORTS COUPE SIXTH DIGIT YEAR 5=1965 9=1969 6=1966 0=1970 7=1967 1=1971 8=1968 SEVENTH DIGIT ASSEMBLY PLANT A=ATLANTA, GA. B=BALTIMORE, MD. F=FLINT, M.I G=FRAMINGHAM, MA. J=JANESVILLE, WI. K=KANSAS CITY, MO. L=VAN NUYS, CA.
N=NORWOOD, OH. O=OAKLAND, CA. P=PONTIAC, MI.
R=ARLINGTON, TX. T=TARRYTOWN, NY. U=LORDSTOWN, OH. W=WILLOW RUN, MI. Y=WILMINGTON, DE. Z=FREMONT, CA.
CANADA 8TH-13TH DIGIT CAR SERIAL STARTS WITH 100001.
I seem to answer a lot of questions about Chevy engine numbers, so I thought I'd share some of my 'secrets' here in a tech post. Chevy was pretty good about putting a lot of information on their engines, and the numbering systems have stayed mostly the same for a long time. The mid 50s and earlier engines are stamped differently than the newer ones, but the casting date numbers work the same back into the early 1930s.
Each engine will have 3 or 4 number sequences that when combined, will identify what the engine is from.We will start with the block casting number, which is from 6 to 9 digits long. On the straight 6 engines, it is on the back on the passenger side of the block, hidden or almost hidden by the starter motor, or along the middle bottom of the block, possibly hidden by an engine mount. On the V8 engines, it is on the top of the block, at the back, above the bellhousing area. Casting numbers for Chevy V8 engines can be found at:Casting numbers for Chevy 1937-1962 (stovebolt) inline six blocks can be found at:and for those and newer straight 6s try:At the same area where you find the block casting number, you will also find the casting date code. The date codes are sometimes ambiguious, because they don't have the whole year, only the last digit (with a few exceptions). The casting date code is a letter followed by 2, 3 or 4 numbers. The letter is the month, A = Jan, B = Feb, C = March, etc up to L = December.
The second or second and third number is the day of the month. The last number (sometimes last two) is the year.
Some examples:C 1 2orC 1 62if it's march 1st, 1962or B 16 2 (for Feb 16, 1962)The casting date is usually a day or two or three before the engine assembly date, but sometimes it's weeks or even a month or more earlier.The third set of numbers is the engine number stamped into the block. It will be on a machined pad at the base of the distributor on straight sixes, or on the deck surface just in front of the passenger side head on V8s. Some newer V8s have it on a little machined pad just above the timing cover.
The stamped code on 30s-mid 50s engines includes some variation of the car model code, and a sequential engine number, but no date information. An example is:JAD123456J = 1951Mid 50s engine have a sequential engine number, engine plant, the last two ditits of the year, and the letter suffix code. An example is:123456 F56BF = Flint engine plant56 = 1956B = truck 265 with hydramaticThe stamped code on 1957 and newer engines tells you the engine assembly plant, the month and day of assembly, and the type of engine and what it was used in. The code looks like this:F0306AFThe first letter tells you what plant the engine is from, either V or F (Flint, MI), it could be T (Tonawonda, NY).0306 is march 6th, the assembly date.
Notice that the year is not given here. Before about 1960, the date does not have the leading zero, so in this example you would see F306AF.AF is the suffix code. It can be one or two letters on 1969 and older engines, and three letters on 1970 and newer. The first letter of the 3 letter code on early to mid 70s engines will often be C for Chevrolet car engines, and T for chevrolet truck engines. There are literally hundreds of suffix codes, and I will not attempt to list them all here. I do have some books that list many of the codes from the 50s to the 70s, in addition to the ones pictured here, if you need help finding one please send me a PM. There are also some wierd codes for replacement engines and crate engines, sometimes they include an R at the end of the suffix, or the suffix is CE for 'counter engine' (or whatever else it might mean?).
Trivia: the LS-7 crate 454 that Chevy sold in the 70s and 80s has the suffix code XCH.The last number sequence is the partial VIN, which was used beginning sometime in the 1960s. This will usually be found stamped next to the engine code. It will have 9 characters, the first three are the interesting ones, the last 6 will match the last 6 digits of the VIN that the engine was originally installed in.
If you are looking at a car that claims to be 'number matching', what that means is that the 6 numbers on the block match the 6 numbers on the car's VIN plate. If they don't, then it's not a number matching car! (and even if it has the correct number, it's possible it was restamped).
We HAMBers usually don't give a shit about matching numbers, but at least now you know. Here's how the partial VIN breaks down:12K123456first number is the carline, which is 1 for Chevrolet, 2 for Pontiac, C for Chevy truck, T for GMC truck.Second number or letter is the year, it will be the last digit of the year on 1960s and 70s cars, and a letter starting in 1980. A = 1980, B = 1981, C = 1982, etc.Third letter or number is the vehicle assembly plant, in this case K for Kansas City. Very good info.
Thank you.I just want to add that if the number stampped on your block begins with 'CE' then it is a counter exchange engine. The 327 I'm working on now has that and it is my understanding that a counter exchange motor is one that was replaced under warranty.Essentially this limits the amout of information you can learn about the motor.
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All I know is that it is a replacment 327, and I found it in a 1967 3/4 ton chevy truck, but it has flat top pistons. I believe some trucks had dished pistons. I also have a 1968 427 block with a serial number that I have never been able to place.The number starts with CCxxxxxx., which doesn't match any car that I am aware of. I was wondering if it was a replacement block ( I have never seen any with serial numbers stamped on them ), or a Mercury Marine motor. All the moving parts, manifold, and heads are 435 horse. The crank is also a puzzle, it is a cross drilled, grooved crank, and I thought Chevy had stopped grooving the cranks.Any help would be appreciated.
I was going to put some flat top pistons in it, but have built up a 454 for my truck instead.Bob. Hi Everyone, As you can tell I'm new to this forum.I came across it when researching some engine numbers for a 1962 Corvette. The car was purchased from a friend 5 years ago, and he has had it since 1972, so the last 37 years have been accounted for. Nothing was done to the car in the 37 years.it was stored and occasionally driven (no enginge swap etc.)Here is my dilema: I've researched the engine numbers and cant figure out if its from this car. The rear block casting is 3782870 which show a 62-67 327.
That make sense.Then there is the stamping on the front plate: # 102596 FO2030EC.plus. a third set of numbers in the top left above 102596 'B 1304 62'The # 102596 matches the V.I.N.# but the 'EC' suffix doesn't. Can anyone tell me why? And.what are the third set of numbers from? Could this be a dealer replacement?I have pictures if needed.Thanks!!!Mike. Click to expand.This is possibly correct.
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I've also seen cases where there are indeed duplicate codes used. Usually they're completely different engines and even different years, hard to make a mistake or even a judgement call in that case. There's other possibilties as well.
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There could have been a hold up in production and something was pulled. The engine could have been a replacement and like stated above, VIN stamped by the dealer network. Some places actually gave a shit or had to define warranty issues. While most all of this can be taken as 100% spot on great info always remember that when it comes to the OEMs spitting cars out like a sausage press, nothing is sacred or carved in stone.Thanks for the post man. This is helpful to all Bowtie fans.