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cook_dw

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7L159826 Block
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:14:05 PM »
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124377L159826

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Mike S

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Re: 7L159826 Block
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 07:51:51 PM »
 Another period stamp example for the DB.
I find it interesting how the letter 'L' in that specific period looks more like a lower case L ( l )
At first one would think the gang holder was at a slight angle but the lower portions of the VIN is shown so that tells me a lower case 'L' was used.
My 67 LOS ME from that period is stamped l7153761 when in fact it should be 7L153767
The stamper must have been having a bad week.

Mike
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bcmiller

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Re: 7L159826 Block
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 10:45:41 PM »
There is quite a bit of variation in the LOS partial VIN stamping for late 1967.  The example shown appears to be legitimate and it is an upper case L.  Note the spacing.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

Mike S

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Re: 7L159826 Block
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 11:39:03 PM »
I agree the stamping looks good, but that has to be a wrongly made upper case L as the lower slash doesn't look to be defined well.  Look at reply #38 here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10311.msg77958#msg77958    The lower part of the L is not defined because you can see the strike angle is not straight (heavy top and light bottom) though some numbers do have a completed bottom even though light. I wonder if it was the same L stamp used on these blocks.

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67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: 7L159826 Block
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 01:28:07 AM »
The lower part of the L is there, itís just weak. The stamping is heavier/deeper toward the top. Take a look at it with Microsoft photo editor and then see it with Auto Correct. Or use another photo editor and adjust the brightness/contrast/color. Thatís a viewing trick to see different levels of detail that is sometimes needed on less than perfect pics.

The L stamp was probably replaced not too long after this partial VIN was stamped.

Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now old school 468 big block
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016