Author Topic: Pad Stamp Tonawanda L48  (Read 1887 times)

WaltZ

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Pad Stamp Tonawanda L48
« on: October 29, 2022, 03:22:41 PM »
This 4 bolt large journal short block is in good shape, std bore, original 3.48 crank, rods pistons and turns over smoothly
before i dismantle it and send out for cleaning and magnafluxing, I'd like to know what the vin #s might mean
TI004HN:
Tonawanda, October 4, 1968, 300 hp 350ci, 350 turbo hydromantic.
 ... the 00 are not the same?, I have heard of similar differences on other Tonawanda blocks including an I used as a 1.

the vin numbers are what I can't' figure out.
naked eye looks like: 19201276
with photo enhancement, the 9 may be a 3, the 0 may be a 9, if so: 13291276
please see picture.
any help is appreciated.
and thank you in advance,
Walt
« Last Edit: October 29, 2022, 04:14:53 PM by WaltZ »

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Re: Pad Stamp Question
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2022, 04:13:36 PM »
I'm going to guess that it's a 350/300 with a Turbo 350 from a full size passenger car assembled at the Oshawa, Canada plant, but I'll have Warren take a look and see what he says.

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Re: Pad Stamp Tonawanda L48
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2022, 05:11:55 PM »
thanks Ed, looking foward you your thoughts and insights. The  previous owner had it in his garage for over 40 years and believed it to be from a ss 350 camaro, but who really knows. thanks

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Re: Pad Stamp Tonawanda L48
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2022, 03:22:51 AM »
thanks Ed, looking foward you your thoughts and insights. The  previous owner had it in his garage for over 40 years and believed it to be from a ss 350 camaro, but who really knows. thanks

Maybe it was a replacement in a 68 Camaro before he got it?

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Re: Pad Stamp Tonawanda L48
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2022, 06:40:49 PM »
Guessing it is from a ST Therese fillsize car and the last digit didn't get stamped for some reason
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