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« on: July 01, 2009, 08:55:59 PM »

i purchased a 69 camaro x22 that is stamped as an L78 396/375 (JH). i don't trust the stamp, other than pulling the engine, then the pan, is there another way to identify this engine? PLEASE HELP
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 09:16:58 PM »

Post a photo of the stamp.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 07:04:28 AM »

Thanks for your response, i will remove the alternator and get picture.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 11:37:29 AM »

I believe the 375hp block has the different tapped holes above the oil filer then the 350hp block
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 01:09:33 PM »

this is a picture of the stamping
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 01:16:10 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 01:20:49 PM »

tried but said the file was to large, i only tried to post one picture. don't know what happenned i'll try again
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 01:34:08 PM »

guess i just dont know how to post a picture, but i do know how to email one if anyone is willing.

thanks, mike
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009, 06:19:54 PM »

send it. tom@wwworkz.com
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 09:31:59 AM »

Here is the block stamping photo
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2009, 06:26:20 PM »

More photos from Mike by e-mail along with message:
maybe these pictures are a little better ? i have been told that the hole in the block for the oil pressure line is larger on the 375, so i included a picture of that.
thanks mike

I cropped these pics, to reduce image size without losing photo resolution.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009, 09:31:41 PM »

Pad is a restamp.
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 09:11:40 PM »

Thanks for everything.
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 09:19:43 AM »

How could you tell that the pad is restamped? I for one would love to avoid getting ripped off in the furture.
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009, 11:20:06 AM »

I would also love to know, but that kind of info is usually held close by those who have it. Wouldn't want the fakes to get any harder to spot. If anyone cares to share offline I would be thankful.
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2009, 12:08:20 PM »

I am the owner of this re stamped engine pad, and i would also like to know how to spot a fake in the future if at all possible! The only reason i had expected this to be a re stamp was because of the VIN was not present, and if you look close enough some of the numbers are not as straight as the others.
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2009, 05:50:46 PM »

Wouldn't want the fakes to get any harder to spot.

Good point. Never mind, Ill figure out eventually. Just need more time looking at the details of originals...
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2009, 04:05:55 PM »

i have confirmed the pad is a restamp, i pulled the engine and then the pan and found it to be a two bolt main! Will gladly post name of the individual and location of where car came from if there are no rules or regulations within in the forum to stop me. JUST LET ME KNOW!
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2009, 01:26:32 AM »

I could just make it easy for you.  Who sold you this block?
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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2009, 01:53:04 AM »

Feel free to post. Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2009, 07:47:24 AM »

will post tonight when i get home!!
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2009, 05:26:00 PM »

What ever happened?  What is the guy's name or did he decide to give you your money back?
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2009, 05:33:45 PM »

I think many of us would like to know. Might save someone else from going through the same fate.
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2009, 05:56:25 PM »

The Sellers info was posted in this thread:

Buyer Beware 396/375 ?

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=5626.msg36755#msg36755
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2009, 07:10:02 PM »

Tom, I just reviewed your pictures and I noticed that you can see the vin stamp to another car in the picture that shows the side of the block. I cannot make it out completely, but is it a Camaro vin?.............................RatPack.............................
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2009, 10:07:06 AM »

Here is that part of the photo, cropped and rotated. I see the sequence number, looks like 30120 or possiblt 80120. Thats all I can make out.
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2009, 11:12:25 AM »

Tom, I tried to invert the picture but it didn't help identify any other characters that might be present. If those numbers do not match the last 5 digits of your vin, then that is not your original engine.....RatPack......
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2009, 11:28:18 AM »

Not my engine, these pics came from crownroyal58. I just posted them for him.
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