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ZZ28

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Engine Number Decode
« on: August 01, 2007, 01:17:48 AM »
I am trying to decode the numbers in my 68 Camaro.

Here are the numbers that I have

VP929 YU  ( this is very lightly stamped and I can't tell if these #'s are actually right)

C7U118513


attached is a picture if it helps.

Any help would be appreaciated.

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Re: Engine Number Decode
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 04:01:20 AM »
It's really a TYU. You can barely see the "T", but it's there.

V0929TYU

V - Flint V8 Engine Plant
09 - September
29 - Day
TYU - 1977 350/160 with manual transmission, 4-bbl carb (RPO LS9) 1/2 and 3/4 ton pickups

C7U118513 is the VIN
C - Chevy truck division
7 - 1977
U - Lordstown Assembly plant
118513 - Production sequence number that started at 100001. Yours is the 18,513rd truck produced at the Lordstown, Ohio Plant

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Re: Engine Number Decode
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 10:58:05 AM »
Thanks for your help.

« Last Edit: August 01, 2007, 12:03:20 PM by 23westwood »

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Re: Engine Number Decode
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 10:53:04 PM »
can you tell me what the 160 stands for in:    TYU - 1977 350/160 with manual transmission  ?

is it 160HP?


It feels like it has a lot more power than that when driving it.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2007, 10:55:43 PM by 23westwood »

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Re: Engine Number Decode
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 11:55:13 PM »
It started out as 160HP, but who knows what's happened in 30 years!

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