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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by bertfam on December 03, 2016, 04:09:23 PM »
Sure does! I'll have to check with Warren and see if he has any info on a 1969 F3 suffix code, but I would still expect it to be a 327. However, since it's just a bare block, you can make it a 327, 350 or 302! They all used the same 4" bore.

Ed
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General Discussion / Re: Sheet Metal Stamping info & ??'s
« Last post by dutch on December 03, 2016, 04:07:43 PM »
my late '67 year build car
it was considered a very early build car - by at least '68 Z 2/8 standards,   
Huh? How can it be a 'late 67' when it was built in 68??? http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#ModelYear
February is about midway between August and July.........

Model does not affect body parts, btw.

What was meant - is that it is a late in the calendar year (1967) built car (1968 model).. which it may be then apparently referred to, or considered to be, an early build vehicle for the 1968 model year.
What is being muddled I guess is the fact that I am talking calendar year dating (Jan - thru Dec) and you are talking about model year dating (Aug - thru July) - and I know that you know that I know that you know - that, I think..
If I recall some years back in 2007, I believe it was yourself Kurt or possibly Jerry, who actually responded to me in a post that I had put up - commenting that.. " it is or could be considered (using the commenter's phrase) an early build car" in describing it. adding something to the effect "that few '68 Z 2/8's were in fact produced until after the turn of the year into '68".. 
At that time I was in fact about trying to find if a '266 distributor in this car was original and legit, knowing it was a part number usually only associated with a 1967 Z model.
I was asking for guidance as to whether it and the date stamp on it could be good and if it all actually made any sense.. to which I was told..  "that since there were probably more distributors made than cars produced in '67, GM mandated that the left over's in the parts bins be carried on into the early '68 models" until depleted and then the '467's were used going forward - and the batch stamp on it bore that out and made perfect sense..
So if I came across as trying to be confusing it was unintended.. maybe I'm only being that to myself!..      Randy
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by Mingles905 on December 03, 2016, 04:07:34 PM »
It definately looks like a 3.... so are we thinking this is a 350 or 327?
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by bertfam on December 03, 2016, 04:03:27 PM »
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Is there anything else I should check?

Just recheck the suffix code again (only for MY curiosity!)

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Wait so is the K for Kansas City? Lol I'm confused

No, the "K" in the suffix code indicates the plant that assembled the engine (McKinnon Industries in this case). F would be Flint, T would be Tonawanda and K is McKinnon.

If the K was in the partial VIN, then yes, it would indicate Kansas City. The partial VIN on your block is 192092140, and the 2 is for the St Therese plant.

Ed
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by Mingles905 on December 03, 2016, 03:59:43 PM »
Wait so is the K for Kansas City? Lol I'm confused
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by Mingles905 on December 03, 2016, 03:58:14 PM »
Thanks so much Ed.   McKinnon makes perfect sense, which is probably why they have that raised M stamped onto the block.  Well it's in great shape, still has the standard bore.  It's only a 2 bolt main but if I can build her to 350hp ill be more then happy.  Thanks so much for your quick response.  Is there anything else I should check?

Jeff

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I'm assuming K05 14. Means it was made in St Catherine's on May 14 1969?

Semi Correct. St Catherine was called McKinnon Industries back in the 1960's, so the block was cast and assembled there. 192092140 is the partial VIN and indicates it was installed in a full size car assembled at the St Therese plant. However, can you check the F3 suffix code again? That doesn't look right. Probably FB (as in Boy)? This would be the correct code for a 1969 327/235 with a Powerglide installed in a full size car.

Ed
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by bertfam on December 03, 2016, 03:36:05 PM »
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I'm assuming K05 14. Means it was made in St Catherine's on May 14 1969?

Semi Correct. St Catherine was called McKinnon Industries back in the 1960's, so the block was cast and assembled there. 192092140 is the partial VIN and indicates it was installed in a full size car assembled at the St Therese plant. However, can you check the F3 suffix code again? That doesn't look right. Probably FB (as in Boy)? This would be the correct code for a 1969 327/235 with a Powerglide installed in a full size car.

Ed
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by Mingles905 on December 03, 2016, 03:24:32 PM »
I'm from canada so I'm assuming K05 14.  Means it was made in St Catherine's on May 14 1969?
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by Mingles905 on December 03, 2016, 03:22:20 PM »
Here is what I have where the build date is supposed to be
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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Help with 618 casting number
« Last post by Mingles905 on December 03, 2016, 03:12:09 PM »
192092140.   K05 14F3
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