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jbehr210

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1969 Camaro L65 350 -- Missing engine vin
« on: March 22, 2016, 04:33:13 AM »
I am trying to verify if the engine in the Camaro i bought last summer is the original. I found the T09I1HC code on the block in front of number 2 cylinder but no VIN. I looked by the oil filter, no VIN.
I found th e VIN on the Saginaw 3 speed and it matches.

Anybody have any ideas?

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Re: 1969 Camaro L65 350 -- Missing engine vin
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 04:39:09 AM »
What is the build date and VIN of your car?

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Re: 1969 Camaro L65 350 -- Missing engine vin
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 04:39:10 PM »
Sometimes that VIN can be really hard to see by the oil filter.
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Re: 1969 Camaro L65 350 -- Missing engine vin
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 08:45:14 PM »
Ok. I took another look and think i do see it by the oil filter. I missed it 3 or 4 times in the past. It is hard to see. I will have to take a wire brush to it to get a good look.
Thanks for the heads up.
To answer Paul, build date 9/69 VIN 124379N685917

If this is numbers matching, how do i find out how many cars with these features were made?

Thanks guys!!

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Re: 1969 Camaro L65 350 -- Missing engine vin
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 09:25:59 PM »
It appears the engine (engine assembly code works with VIN) and transmission are original, especially if the partial VIN stamp by the oil filter matches the one on the transmission. When you recheck the partial VIN, getting the block casting number and block casting date would also help verify originality.

If this is numbers matching, how do i find out how many cars with these features were made?

Records of the combinations of options are not available. Calculating the combination of two options is a guess. We do know there were 26,898 L65 engines and 39,590 standard 3-speed manual transmissions installed in '69 Camaros. How many with both = ?

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Re: 1969 Camaro L65 350 -- Missing engine vin
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 04:14:43 AM »
Most 3-speed manuals went into L6 and base V8 cars. The more that people paid up for an optional engine, the more they often paid for an optional trans too.
L65 manuals were outnumbered about 2.5 to 1 by L65 automatics, btw.
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Re: 1969 Camaro L65 350 -- Missing engine vin
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 11:36:45 AM »
I'll take this opportunity to welcome jbehr210 to the site. I hope you find this the place to "hang" for all your Camaro questions/comments? It would be nice to get to know more about you and your car. Pictures are real nice too as most here cannot get enough Camaro,lol. Questions like, how long you have owned your car? How you acquired your car? Any history about your car? A little bio on yourself? Again, welcome.
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Re: 1969 Camaro L65 350 -- Missing engine vin
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 09:11:16 PM »
I'll take this opportunity to welcome jbehr210 to the site. I hope you find this the place to "hang" for all your Camaro questions/comments? It would be nice to get to know more about you and your car. Pictures are real nice too as most here cannot get enough Camaro,lol. Questions like, how long you have owned your car? How you acquired your car? Any history about your car? A little bio on yourself? Again, welcome.

Thanks ko-lek-tor for the welcome.
I did find out the engine VIN does match the chassis and trans VIN , thanks to Kurt. It was difficult to get it cleaned well enough to see it.

I originally had a 69 RS 396 that originally was silver with a red interior back in 77,78,79. The guy i bought it from had painted it the 70's lime green, painted the interior black and swapped the 396 for a 327. It had two super dark green stripes. Looked really good.
I always wanted another, and after the kids were out I found this 69 in Nebraska. Purchased it June 2015. Still needs alot of work to get it where I want, but I am just enjoying working on it. Hope to make this one even better than the first one. Still debating on keeping it mostly original versus adding modern parts to it, like a 5 speed, better suspension, etc. I did put in a Flaming River rack n pinion power steering kit with a tilt steering wheel, and am glad i did. That armstrong steering is a little more difficult these days!! lol. I will try to attach a few pics of it from the day i purchased it.