FROM YOUR RESEARCH TOPICS:
Engine Partial VIN stamping:
Some Van Nuys-built (LOS/VN) cars had the VIN stamped on the pad of the block and some had the VIN stamped down by the oil filter. Sometime in October of 1968, we believe the stamp was moved to the oil filter, but by sometime around February of 1969 we believe the stamp moved back up to the pad.
On Norwood cars, we believe the change to the stamping location did not occur until sometime around December 1968, and then did not move again.
We want to verify these general statements, and pinpoint more exactly when these changes occurred.
I HAVE A CAMARO VIN 124379N500304, BUILD DATE 8D. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A VERY EARLY 69 WITH 2BBL 327. THE ALTERNATE VIN IS STAMPED UNDER THE OIL FILTER BOSS ON SIDE OF BLOCK IN ROUGH CAST AREA. I HAVE MANY PHOTOS OF BLOCK, NUMBERS, ETC. ALSO ENGINE CAST DATE IS M-8, EXPLAIN THAT. I CAN SUPPORT ANY ADDITIONAL RESEARCH THAT YOU MAY WANT TO FOLLOW UP ON.