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Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« on: June 01, 2017, 02:07:13 PM »
Found another 010 block that appears to have been cast one day earlier than mine. Anyone seen an earlier 3070010 block than this?









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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 03:12:22 PM »
It's been a while since I have seen my original 010 block. It is at my engine builder since he left New York for South Carolina almost 20 years ago! Long story! GreenNV, is there a vin on the side of this block? As I remember, my assembly date is V0424DZ. Vin clearly stamped on the side of the block.
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 03:38:21 PM »
Pic is hard to see. Is it D 15 9 ?

Typo fixed...
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 04:00:03 PM »
Pic is hard to see. Is it D 15 8 ?

Looks like D 15 9 to me.

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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 04:58:13 PM »
I meant 9. Typo...
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2017, 04:59:49 PM »
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2017, 05:42:14 PM »
My DZ block was a 0421 but the previous casting # block. Must have mixed in on that day.
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 02:47:34 AM »
Yes it is D159. I am working to buy this block from the current owner and I am also checking on the VIN being determined.

Standard bore and in storage for 34 years.
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 07:16:26 AM »
My DZ block was a 0421 but the previous casting # block. Must have mixed in on that day.

Yup...definitely from the transition period where blocks were switched over from 618 castings to 010 blocks. Here's a 618 block cast one day earlier and stamped V0418DZ. The 010 block above is the earliest date I have seen. I'll post the VIN if we can read it.





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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 03:25:34 PM »
Green, you may ant to get in touch with Bryan302 on this site. He has an extensive database of 05A Z's.
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 08:34:11 PM »
Thanks

Bryan and I have communicated many times regarding this block and others. Great guy and enjoy talking with him.  ;)
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2017, 04:21:07 AM »
Yes he is! Let me know if you find a vin on that block. Some were really rd to read. Mine is clear as day.
69 Z/28 X77 burnished brown, 711 int 05A bought in 78
70 Z28 forrest green, green int, M40, bk vinyl roof PROJECT
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Re: Earliest April 3970010 Casting Dates
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2017, 02:56:12 AM »
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