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POP question
« on: May 29, 2006, 02:23:33 PM »
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Re: POP question
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 04:05:42 PM »
"V" is the correct prefix for a Flint-built engine (from '67-up; prior to '67 it was "F"); it would be "T" if it was a Tonawanda-built engine, and both engine plants supplied Camaro engines.
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Re: POP question
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 10:55:59 PM »
The engine code shown on the P-O-P is the same as the one stamped on the engine's front pad (that's where the clerk got it who typed up the P-O-P plate), and the Flint prefix was "F" through 1966, and "V" starting in 1967. If the decoder you mention says Flint had an "F" prefix after 1966, it's wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2006, 05:48:40 AM »
That site has several major errors throughout it.....
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2006, 03:55:07 PM »
One more thing to add, V was use for the V8's at Flint in 67 and up, but the L6 engines were still stamped with F for 67, 68 and part of 69.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2006, 04:54:10 PM »
One more thing to add, V was use for the V8's at Flint in 67 and up, but the L6 engines were still stamped with F for 67, 68 and part of 69.

That's why the change was made; the L-6 engines were made at the "Flint Motor Plant" in downtown Flint, and the Flint V-8 Engine Plant's "F" prefix was changed to "V" in 1967 to eliminate confusion in warranty reporting.
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