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west grey

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can someone help explain the engine vin
« on: March 11, 2009, 03:24:45 PM »
i was told i have a 1969 302 engine   here are the cast numbers  front of block   t41520936 kol 29 tmp 
back top of block  3970010-12

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Re: can someone help explain the engine vin
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 03:47:43 PM »
T41530936 appears to be the VIN and K0129TMP appears to be the engine suffix, and if this is the case, then no, you don't have a 1969 302 engine. You have a 1974 Truck engine assembled at the McKinnon engine plant in Canada. However, you might want to double check the TMP. I can't find that suffix code. Are you sure it's not TMB? That's a 1974 350/160 from a forward cab.

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Re: can someone help explain the engine vin
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 04:15:04 PM »
ok thanks and what about the number on the back of block it sais it is a 302 can you explain that please

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Re: can someone help explain the engine vin
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 04:26:28 PM »
Why don't you post a picture of the numbers so we can see what  you're talking about.   You need to do a lot more research
on reading block numbers.  Click on the red CRG box in the upper right corner and read the headers above it.
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Re: can someone help explain the engine vin
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 04:43:55 PM »
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what about the number on the back of block it sais it is a 302

If you mean the casting number (3970010), then that doesn't necessarily indicate a 302 either. That block casting was used from 1969 through the late 70's for a number of Chevrolet engines.

Like John recommended, if you can post a few pictures we might be able to give you more info.

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Re: can someone help explain the engine vin
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 06:57:29 PM »
The 010 block was made in the millions throughout the 70's.

Read http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#BlockCast
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