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Engine Pad Stamps
« on: May 22, 2017, 11:44:06 PM »
Are these engine pad stamps original?



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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 12:26:07 AM »
 I am not an expert but there is something else stamped behind the M and it "looks" like it has been ground sideways to the broach marks behind the MO. The experts will certainly chime in on this to as I don't like the fonts on the VIN. But l know little about LA stamps

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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 12:28:50 AM »
I would have to compare it to some others later (busy now) but I don't see anything too concerning at first glance. 
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 02:18:50 AM »
Don't follow the '68 numbers as much as '69, but the gap between the 'L' and '3' in the partial VIN is unusual.
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 03:59:09 AM »
The VIN stamp and the V0831 is definitely original. Not sure on the MO - probably is.....
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 04:52:52 AM »
The examples I have don't help much on evaluation of the MO portion of the stamping.  If I could see it in person, I might be able to tell more.  I can't give a thumbs up or thumbs down. But...the overall condition of the pad surface just looks a bit odd to me. 

I agree, the partial VIN portion is definitely original, based on some examples I have.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 12:16:36 PM »
Do we have any other details about the block? Anything written on the side? Casting number and casting date? Any original 302 parts with it?
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 12:56:46 PM »
So it appears that the MO is not aligned with the other 5 characters in the stamp. I guess that's not unusual?
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 02:57:28 PM »
I can't get into details, but there is variance in this general time period.
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 03:15:24 PM »
Understood.
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 04:20:55 PM »
Thanks to everyone who replied! :)

Do we have any other details about the block? Anything written on the side? Casting number and casting date? Any original 302 parts with it?

Bryon, it's a bare block so we only have the casting number (3914678) and the casting date (H 24 7).

Since it appears to be original, I have posted the information in the Orphans section...

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=15654.0

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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 04:28:16 PM »
Anything legible in regards to it possibly having 302 written on it under the orange paint?
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 04:43:58 PM »
Anything legible in regards to it possibly having 302 written on it under the orange paint?

Not from the photos in the eBay listing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272682451475?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 07:36:52 PM »
Buy it now price of $3300 seems a bit high.
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Re: Engine Pad Stamps
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2017, 02:12:29 AM »
The "O"'s in the engine date/code appear to be different. One is wider than the other.