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Camaro Research Group Discussion => Decoding/Numbers => Topic started by: Jim1960 on November 06, 2017, 07:47:20 PM

Title: Block stamp
Post by: Jim1960 on November 06, 2017, 07:47:20 PM
Hello, Iím new to the group.
Back in 06 I seen there was some discussion on a block with V0706 XXB stamp 327. Seems Steve68 had some insight on the stamping, but I couldnít find the verdict. I have the exact stamping on an engine Iíve had since about 1970, not a restamp but has strange font. I was told back in the day it was 327/365 hp, it was a super strong engine, I still have it, anybody know what XXB would be?
Thanks Jim
Title: Re: Block stamp
Post by: bertfam on November 06, 2017, 08:02:09 PM
Yes, more information about XXX coded blocks have been found since then. In this case, XXB is a "Universal engine assembly" (P/N 3912353), which is a 1964 though 1967 327 (exc special high performance). This means it's a low to mid HP engine assembly.

Ed
Title: Re: Block stamp
Post by: Jim1960 on November 06, 2017, 08:26:44 PM
Iím trying to post a picture
The stamp font is different than any Iíve seen
It has a solid lifter cam and double hump Headís.
Title: Re: Block stamp
Post by: bertfam on November 06, 2017, 08:57:02 PM
If it has a solid lifter cam, someone's changed it or the documentation isn't correct (which isn't unusual!!). But double hump heads aren't necessarily high performance 2.02 applications. They also came in a 1.94 configuration that was used in the mid range HP engines.

Ed