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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis , CA, USA
Re: What does matching numbers really mean?
I would say at minimum it means the original block and tranny with the vin stamped on them. Next would come heads, intake, exhaust manifolds, AIR pump, differential, distributor, master cylinder, steering gear, alternator, wheels, radiator, glass etc. with the proper date code to match the build date within reason. There is no way to prove any of the parts without the vin stamp to be original.
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Gary,TC Member with a Lemans Blue/Ivory 02D X33, DZ, M20, MS, flat hood. Only the BU code rear end is original.