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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 05, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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new member,thanks for any help you can give me.
i just bought a 67 camaro,originally a 6 cyl. but now it has a big block in it. the guy i bought it from wasn't sure what year or what it came out of. i want to buy parts for it and don't know what year or size to tell them. the guy told me it was a 396ci out of a 69 el camino. i would like to verify it. the only numbers i could get off the motor were:

3969854 off of the rear of the motor on driver side

T1223TKB front of engine left side above damper

L 5 70 rear of motor passenger side

8642547-5 tail shaft of the transmission.
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Welcome Don!

That's a 1970 - 1972 402ci.
TKB codes to a 1971/72 402ci. truck engine.
I think it's a '71 402.

That 3969854 was also a 396 block in 1969.

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Thank you,
Would a 71 El camino have a truck motor in it?
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I want to say no, unless someone swapped the orininal engine of course. It could very well have come from a '69 Camino like the guy said, but it wasn't there from the factory.

There are folks on here with far more knowledge than I about those engines.

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Far as I know, the Elkys had car motor stampings. Plus, the three character code (CXX, TXX) began in 1970. Finally the L 5 70 would have been a 5th week of December 1970 date, which makes it right for a 1971 model year motor.

So, it may have been in a 69 Elky at one time, but it's a 71 truck 402. You'd have to pull a valve cover to see if the 402 heads are still on it, and I can't remember if 71 heads would have been open or closed chamber. I can check the book and let you know tomorrow if it matters...

Nothing wrong with a 402 (as written by the guy who found out his 350 horse 396 that came with his 69 Camaro was really a TLM coded 72 402).

Joe, glad to see I'm not the only East Coaster still here....

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I'd be overjoyed beyond belief if I found a 402 in my car! I can think of all kinds of fun stuff that I'd do to it! [img]smile.gif[/img]
That thing can be a monster! My '69 came with a 400ci in it when I rolled it home.... I sold it right afterwards. Idiot.

Eric, you talking about how late it is? [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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Yeah, how late it was...

I was working (and procrastinating).

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