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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Intake Date Code
« on: December 19, 2014, 04:13:26 PM »
How about  intake # 3933163 date 3-29-68 on a motor # 3935440 date G 1 8  L.A. 69 car ?

Late March intake on an early July engine is maybe a bit long, but within reason. And that intake is not as common.

Others may have a different opinion.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Intake Date Code
« on: December 19, 2014, 07:03:03 AM »
Six months is still a long time, and not typical in most cases for an intake that had common usage.

Originality / Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:54:39 AM »
01 9V is likely January of 1969, Flint - based on the casting date of January 17, 1969. 

What is the casting number?

Originality / Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« on: December 15, 2014, 06:44:37 PM »
Thanks for posting that Tim.  On my browser it looks fine. I will look it all over and put into a spreadsheet. Pics would be great if you could send to my email.

Jim you can send it to my email if you want.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: pad stamp?
« on: December 15, 2014, 05:42:18 PM »
Awesome picture John.  Thanks for posting it!!!

Decoding/Numbers / Re: pad stamp?
« on: December 12, 2014, 05:34:31 AM »
it looks like the date code is made with gang stamp and vin was stamped individually because they're out of line.  is that right?

Is this from the car you are interested in?  The image of the V0417MO stamp.

If so, can you have them clean off the paint on the pad with some lacquer thinner and a rag?  Then take a better picture.

Originality / Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« on: December 11, 2014, 08:58:08 PM »
Gary, and that is a very short history you had to check back on.  And still the paperwork is not there.  I believe what you have been told is right.  The time from when the engine was blown and the replacement block was cast seems like only about a week or less.

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Burnished brown Z/28's
« on: December 11, 2014, 02:35:22 AM »
Tracking it down would be easier with the VIN.  But I do think it would be worth looking for if you want it back.

Oh, and I like the color a lot!

Jack, what do you plan to be your max engine rpm.  A 650 cfm carb will work if economy is what you are after.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: 396-375 H.P. JJ CODE ?
« on: December 10, 2014, 06:37:10 PM »
Not crazy about the stamp.  Better picture would help.

I don't really think I would change much with the styling.  Would have been nice to have had a factory 427 in 67 and 68 though.   ;D

70 wasn't bad either.   :)

Originality / Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« on: December 09, 2014, 11:39:10 PM »
Gary, very interesting.  And nice car!

So you have the paperwork for the warranty work?  Did they note the CE number on the paperwork?

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: CRG Decoder Program
« on: December 09, 2014, 11:12:06 PM »
Daniel is going to take care of updating this ASAP.  

Originality / Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« on: December 09, 2014, 10:25:24 PM »
Tim, yes I have been trying to compile data on CE engines and CT transmissions for a while.  

If you or anyone else would like to share data, it would be AWESOME and greatly appreciated.  We need as many data points as we can get.

What would be best is
1. Picture of the stamped information on the pad.
2. Block casting number
3. Block casting date


Originality / Re: Service Engines (CE coded)
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:05:30 PM »
Tim, one thing to remember is that these CE assemblies were for the whole Chevrolet line, including trucks.

You may have seen some of my posts in those threads you mentioned too.  I have been looking at these CE blocks for a while too.

Here is how I would value things relative to what engine is a in car...
1.  Original born with engine with a partial VIN that matches the car.
2.  CE with original paperwork.
3.  Original engine, with original stampings, same engine as what the car had, but different partial VIN.
4.  Period correct CE engine - no paperwork.
5.  Period correct NOM with different original stamped code and partial VIN, but same displacement.
6.  Any other NOM.

But 4, 5 and 6 are pretty close to each other in my mind.  But this is just my opinion.

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