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vetteKID

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Need this stuff decoded please. i got the VIN and casting #(i think), but what do they mean?
VIN-1Z87L8S407182
Casting- 3970010

can someone help me out?
 
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Dave L.

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Its a 78 corvette.where did you find that casting#?On the cylinder head,block,etc....Get the series of numbers on the block in front of the right hand(passenger side) cylinder head.I will decode that engine for you.

Dave
 

chuck

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3970010 casting # used for several years. IZ=Chevrolet Corvette 87=coupe L=base engine 8=78 S=St. Louis Assembly Plant 407182= Build sequence number. Chuck
 

vetteKID

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BURGLAR said:
where did you find that casting#?On the cylinder head,block,etc
Dave

it was behind the driverside cylinder head, right next to the dist.

i'll get that other # for you today.

-thanks
 

Tom73

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vetteKID said:


it was behind the driverside cylinder head, right next to the dist.

i'll get that other # for you today.

-thanks
That is the casting # and was very common, used on Vettes from 69 through 79 or 80 plus lots of other Chevy cars. Could be 2-bolt or 4-bolt mains.

The numbers off of the stamp pad (machined surface on block in front of passanger side head) will id the engine.

tom...
 

ChuckG

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The "010" casting number is a 350 CI block. Could be 2 or 4 bolt mains. Chuck
 

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