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barraza
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« on: March 25, 2010, 09:00:45 AM »

I have  67 that I have owned since the mid 70's. Engine is coded V02I3ME. It was a complete and untouched, stock motor that needed a rebuild when I got it. It has been out of the car and sitting under the bench since then. I recently decided to rebuild it and put it back in. Problem is that I only now noticed that it is too early for the car, which is a 07B trim tag date. Engine casting date is A297, so it is ok with the engine build date. Being a 67, it doesn't have the vin number anywhere on the block. The heads were cracked when I pulled the motor years ago, so they got tossed. I haven't dug the intake out of storage, but if it has a casting date closer to the car build date, should I assume that the engine was replaced before I got it? Or is it possible that the engine sat around that long before it was put in a car? Everything else points to the ME code being correct, so I never realized the discrepancy.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 09:27:24 AM »

It's highly unlikely that a February 13th engine was originally installed in a mid-July built car; that engine would have left Flint V-8 on February 14th at the latest, and there's no way it sat around in the car assembly plant for five months.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 09:29:54 AM »

On a base 327/210 engine, that's an awful long span. Usually the base engine's were being installed as they were building them!

I would be curious know the VIN and to see a picture of your trim tag. And are any other components like the axle or transmission this far apart?

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 09:43:52 AM »

I'm pretty sure I don't still have the axle that came with the car, but I do have the tranny. I'll check it's date. I also have the intake, so I'll check its date too.

With a 67, I guess there is no way to be absolutely sure. It is interesting that it was replaced with a correct year and code engine.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 01:36:57 PM »

MY 67 HAS THE VIN STAMPED ON THE DECK. WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT 67'S DIDNT HAVE THE VIN STAMPED?
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2010, 02:05:54 PM »

Not all 67's had the vin stamped on the block,mostly the high performance engines
http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#partialVINs
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