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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 01, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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O.K. all you engine gurus, tell me what this engine number is. TO5I9IHR. It came off the pad on the pass. side of the block. It is not a Camaro engine but something worth a little extra research. What horsepower rating and cars did it come in.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 01, 03:17 PM
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Just a guess...is it a:

1969 350cid 255hp 4bbl...Chevelle/El Camino, Camaro, Nova/ChevyII

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No NO, I don't know. Need a little help here.I think 427 big block but need to know hp rating.
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How about a block casting #...that would help a great deal.

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Year Model Code Size HP Tranny Carb
1966 Chevrolet Passenger IH 427 390 Manual 4bbl
1967 Chevrolet Passenger IH 427 385 Manual 4bbl
1968 Chevrolet Passenger IH 427 385 Manual 4bbl


The R designation on the end should be for a Rochester Carb. That's my understanding of the IHR as any other 3 letter codes would be for 1970+ years.
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IH would be 427 66-68 but where did the R come from...


Edit: Al you beat me on that one and even answered my question!!
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Hey guys, what does the "9" denote? Just curious.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 01, 04:53 PM
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T=Tonawanda Engine Plant
05I9 = May 19th assembly date
IHR = engine code as Al decoded in his post

Your post in Tag Team indicated the VIN as 166476JXXXX.
1=Chevrolet
66=Model Series-Caprice, 8 cyl.
47=My book doesn't have 47. Could it be something else? 67=2dr convt., 37=2-door sport coupe/5-passenger, 45=4-door wagon
6=year- 1966
J=Assembly Plant - Janesville, WI

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Al and Silver hit it dead on as qouted from Chevy by the Numbers 65-69 "NOTE: Some engine suffix codes have an extra letter to designate the carburetor application: H for Holley and R for Rochester. Example: HAR"
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16647 is shown as a Caprice 2-Dr coupe
Listed in Cars & Parts Catalog of American Car ID Numbers 1960-1969

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Jeff - Thanks. I'll put the 47 code in my Colvin Chevy By the #s book.

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Thanks for the info,guys. Can anyone tell me how many 427/4 speed Caprices were built in '66. This car is all there with original paint and very few options. What's the approx. value? Also, what does W 2LP mean on the firewall tag? Thanks again.

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Sounds like a car to begin the making of one nice project. As for price depening on the condition it coud go from $700 to $19,000
The 2000 price guide I have shows 6 conditions with #1 being Excellent and $19,000 #2 = Fine/$13,300 #3 = Very Good/$7,600 #4 = Good/$3,800 #5 = Restorable/$2,300 and #6 = Parts Car/ $700. It also notes that the 427/390 HP adds 40% the 427/425 HP adds 50% and Air if you have it 15%.

As for how many were built thats the golden answer all of us would like to know about with our cars, Seems no one really knows how many were built with the combos we all have, just how many body styles. Someone out there might be able to say there were 150,000 Caprice's out there but not how many of them are 427's.
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Any 1965-69 big-block with a third character in the engine suffix code on the stamp pad is a re-stamp. The third character for the stamped code suffix didn't start at Tonawanda until 1970. Some folks see a third character in the engine code on the Protecto-Plate ("H" for Holley or "R" for Rochester carb code) and feel compelled to add it when they re-stamp the code, but Tonawanda never put it there - it only showed up as the third character of the engine suffix code on the Protecto-Plate, for warranty tracking. When the third character DID start at Tonawanda in 1970, it had nothing to do with the carb at all - just another letter to use.

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