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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 07:36:27 PM »
Thanks for pic. I wanted to see if it may have originally been a BB car. I am not familiar with IDing BB a/c equipped cars, which I realized your car was an a/c car right after I posted, so others may want to comment. Looks like a SB shroud and bracket though.
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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2014, 07:45:52 PM »
Not sure what you mean by BB and SB. If you need a better picture of that area  I would glad to take another now that I know what you are interested in.

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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2014, 07:49:44 PM »
Oh, why does the vin look funny?

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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2014, 07:58:35 PM »
Not sure what you mean by BB and SB. If you need a better picture of that area  I would glad to take another now that I know what you are interested in.

Possible car could have been a factory BB= Big Block Chevrolet,IE 396 cu or SB=small block Chev. IE 350 cu. VIN has nothing to do with that. Different engine required certain components that are different between BB&SB Like engine mounts, radiator, a/c box,trans. x-member,clutch z bar,shifter,shift linkage and shift mount to trans, radiator shroud. Just because your car has a SB in it now that does not prove it originally came that way, I am trying to clarify what originally came in your car and not assuming it is a 350 car..

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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 09:39:41 PM »
Oh, why does the vin look funny?

I can't see it clearly, but it appears to be a "L" (LOS) stamped VIN on the pad.  I've seen at least 67s with odd looking stamps - font size etc - and it may have gone on into later years as well.


   

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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2014, 10:41:01 PM »
It was a SS350 car originally.

Trans is from a 1968 car.

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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2014, 09:39:54 AM »
I picked up the car about 16 years ago in Cottonwood, AZ. It's an Az car as far as I know, don't know what deal ship it came from but live to know. I've not done much to it other than drive and enjoy it. It has A/C and a counsel. Has the standard interior in white. Body is straight and solid. I replaced the headliner and the 2 front bucket because of tears in the material. You all have been very informative.
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Here are the codes from the tranny:
Case - 3925660
Tail House - 3857584
Side Cover - 388468
Stamp - P8D15, 39514, C18

Can you post a picture of the area with the P8D15 stamped code? 

And could the rest of it be CT8 39514 rather than C18?  If so, it is a 1968 replacement transmission, assembled April 15, 1968.
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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2014, 07:32:24 PM »
Next time I have it in the air I will, but that was all I could see and it was stamped in a smaller script and worn down. Not much to see.
KurtS, when you said it was an SS350 originally were you talking about my car? If so, how can you tell?

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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2014, 07:50:07 PM »
when you said it was an SS350 originally were you talking about my car? If so, how can you tell?

Your air conditioning box.

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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2014, 07:55:41 PM »
Thanks Paul!
What about the AC box is different from a BB car or a non SS car?

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Re: Rear axle code
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 04:05:00 PM »
Thanks Paul!
What about the AC box is different from a BB car or a non SS car?

Both halves of the engine-side box are shaped differently, and the external refirigerant plumbing and valving is different on BB cars vs. SB cars.
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