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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 01, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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I need help decoding my engine in my 68 Camaro it is a 2-bolt large journal. Her are the numbers I have found.
Block casting number: 3914678
Casting date: K67
Engine stamp located on the forward end of
left-hand cylinder bank: VII29YC
Cast code at timing chain: HB G31
Cast code at the rear of block: H31 636
Cylinder head number: 380545
Crankshaft number: 4672
Piston number: 3796494

The car was in a nasty front end collision
at one time and I would really be thankful
for information about this motor. It is in
great condition, but are these the right
parts to rebuild this engine with?
Thanks guys, Wht 9t
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 01, 11:13 AM
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Don't have my pad stamp guide handy, but the block was used for 302/327/350's and was cast on October 6, 1967. The heads were used on '73 350's with 76cc chambers and 2.02/1.60 valves. The crank was used in 307's from '68-'73 and in 327's in '68 and '69. Appears to be a '68 327 engine, built on November 29th, with heads from a later 350. Do you have a casting date for the heads?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 01, 11:17 AM
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3914678 is either a 327 or a 350 casting that was used from 1968 thru 1978 in cars and trucks, it was also used for the 302 but not this one. This is a 327!

6=6th day
7=year 67 or 77

VII29YC has truck applications
V=Flint Engine Plant
YC=327-220HP (240HP in '68) 4BC 1967 & 1968 1/2 & 3/4 ton truck, Chevy & GMC convention cab 4x2.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 01, 12:04 PM
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Well... since they didn't make 327s in 1977, I guess this one's from 1967

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