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Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars => 1967 - Orphans => Topic started by: cook_dw on January 25, 2019, 07:14:05 PM

Title: 7L159826 Block
Post by: cook_dw on January 25, 2019, 07:14:05 PM
Posted on sYc.

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124377L159826

124677L159826


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Title: Re: 7L159826 Block
Post by: Mike S on January 25, 2019, 07:51:51 PM
 Another period stamp example for the DB.
I find it interesting how the letter 'L' in that specific period looks more like a lower case L ( l )
At first one would think the gang holder was at a slight angle but the lower portions of the VIN is shown so that tells me a lower case 'L' was used.
My 67 LOS ME from that period is stamped l7153761 when in fact it should be 7L153767
The stamper must have been having a bad week.

Mike
Title: Re: 7L159826 Block
Post by: bcmiller on January 25, 2019, 10:45:41 PM
There is quite a bit of variation in the LOS partial VIN stamping for late 1967.  The example shown appears to be legitimate and it is an upper case L.  Note the spacing.
Title: Re: 7L159826 Block
Post by: Mike S on January 25, 2019, 11:39:03 PM
I agree the stamping looks good, but that has to be a wrongly made upper case L as the lower slash doesn't look to be defined well.  Look at reply #38 here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10311.msg77958#msg77958    The lower part of the L is not defined because you can see the strike angle is not straight (heavy top and light bottom) though some numbers do have a completed bottom even though light. I wonder if it was the same L stamp used on these blocks.

Mike
Title: Re: 7L159826 Block
Post by: bcmiller on January 26, 2019, 01:28:07 AM
The lower part of the L is there, itís just weak. The stamping is heavier/deeper toward the top. Take a look at it with Microsoft photo editor and then see it with Auto Correct. Or use another photo editor and adjust the brightness/contrast/color. Thatís a viewing trick to see different levels of detail that is sometimes needed on less than perfect pics.

The L stamp was probably replaced not too long after this partial VIN was stamped.