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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have, I believe, a 1968 DZ302 motor. The engine number stamped on the front tab of the motor is V0810DZ. The date clock shows J 16 7. I believe this to mean it was assembled in Flint on August 10th, and was cast on October 16th 1967.
My first preference would be to find out if the car it came is is still around and reunite the motor with the car. If not, I suppose if someone had a 1968 Z28 in need of a correct motor, this would work. The serial number is still on the front tab as well. Is there any way to find out if the car exists? How much would this motor be worth? I don't believe the ehads are original nor the intake & carb, although I do have a line on a stock original DZ 302 intake and carb.

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 03:55 PM
 
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DZ is the code for '69.
MO is the code for '68.
MP is the code for '67.

Check this out:
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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 04:25 PM
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Is it a 2 bolt or 4 bolt main? What is the block casting #? DZ would be a 69 302 w/4 bolt mains. However the 67 casting date would indicate 2 bolt main. The assembly date is very early 69 model, so I guess it's not out of the question that Chevrolet wanted to use up some left over 68 blocks.
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This is why I posted here. I figured you guys would know what I have better than I do. I checked a couple of sites and was convinced it was a '68, due to the manufacturing dates, but if you say it is a '69.... that's fine too. Like I said, I don't know what to do with it. Rebuild it and buy a car to put it in, sell it as is, or find the car it belongs in. The latter being my preference by far.

Thanks for the info.
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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 04:59 PM
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What is the casting number of the block?
It is located on the bellhousing flange on the drivers side rear of the block.
It should be a 7 digit number like 3970010.

Let us know what you have and we can determine a year.
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Can i get a block casting number off this block. if it was a 68 Z block it would be a MO suffix

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post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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CAsting # off back of block is 3914678
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post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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The suffix as noted above is definitely a DZ, but everything I have looked at with the numbers I have provided leads me in the direction of a '68 block.
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 06:05 PM
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What is the VIN #? Is it above, or below 500000?

Of course, it COULD be a re-stamped block.
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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 02, 08:57 PM
 
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You can find the information on www.mortec.com. According to them the block number 3916478 came from a 302,327 or 350 manfactured in 1968. All are two bolt mains.
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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 02, 12:05 AM
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Lets get this straight you have a Aug 10 date for the engine build dat the casting date is Oct 67 and it has a 69 Z DZ suffix. i would have to say its a re-stamp. Is the VIN also stamped on the pad like asked above?

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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 02, 02:15 AM
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In late sept 68 one of my friends bought a new Z off the showroom floor of Heimbach & Sweat in Pennsburg Pa. Green with Black on Black and chambered pipe.
He beat the **** out of it and in Dec. it broke mid street race. No plugs were mangled and nothing showed outside so it wound up on the lift at Bergeys in Franconia, Pa. with the pan down and half a dozen of us looking up into a 2 bolt main small block with a rod visiting the cam.
After the "what the ****" and lowering the car to get a look at the stamp and guess what ..."DZ". Car got a new warranty motor, also the chambered pipes removed without notice, and no cost at all.
All these years later though everyone who "knows their Camaros" tells me I'm full of ****.

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post #13 of 32 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 02, 03:41 AM
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3d Cad ?? was it a 68 or 69 Z Late Sept of 68 you could have gotten a 69 new off the floor. Strange how the car was a 2 bolt block though with the DZ suffix. As for the chambered pipes the dealers removed them at no charge and most times without asking the owners think it had something to do with the amount of noise they produced. John Z or Kurt S any thoughts??

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It was a 69. Gorgeous car. Dk green. I think it was the first Z into the dealer in the new model year. It was on the floor inside.
If your car went in to have bug washed off the windshield and you had chambered pipes you didn't get the car back until they were swapped off. Stopped some cars from going back to the dealers for any service.

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The serial number is 312132
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