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What I have is a 69 rs/ss which is a factory big block car. It was built the second week of Feb. of 69. The person I got the car from...pulled a 427 out of it with a build date of Jan. 30 of 69. The car originally is a 375hp 396 from the factory. Is it possible that the 427 was a dealer install...such as Baldwin-Motions or any of those???? I ran the numbers on the 427 and came up with it being for a 69 corvette. The dates are just so close, kinda wanted to know whats what with it. I now have the 427. Can anyone help me please!?!
 

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Unlikely. transplants used crate motors, which would carry a CE code, and not a Corvette code (I assume when you said you ran the numbers, you meant checking the engine code. If it came from a Corvette, it would also carry the Corvette sequence number. In 69, it became so easy to use the COPO system, that not too many dealers continued to transplant, although there must be a few out there.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Unreal:
Unlikely. transplants used crate motors, which would carry a CE code, and not a Corvette code (I assume when you said you ran the numbers, you meant checking the engine code. If it came from a Corvette, it would also carry the Corvette sequence number. In 69, it became so easy to use the COPO system, that not too many dealers continued to transplant, although there must be a few out there.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the response and info. I was reading somewhere that back in the late 60's, GM had an awesome warranty on the powertrain. And that when these guys would take their Camaros out to the track and blow up the motor, that GM would replace the motor under warranty. Would they replace with the same size motor or with whatever they had or could someone request what size motor they wanted? This 427 is just puzzling me because the dates are exact to what the car is. Here are the numbers I got off the motor: TO130LM ; 19S715307 this # is on the deck pad. Thanks again!
 

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The transplant motors werent always crate engines. Most of the 427 were corvette engines in every article i read, yenko, baldwin motion, nikey, and the reast mostly used the corvette 427's like the nice tripower 427's (ahhh yeahh!!!! haha) i dont think too many were crate motors
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Inferno:
The transplant motors werent always crate engines. Most of the 427 were corvette engines in every article i read, yenko, baldwin motion, nikey, and the reast mostly used the corvette 427's like the nice tripower 427's (ahhh yeahh!!!! haha) i dont think too many were crate motors<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Which 427 corvette motor did they typically use on the transplants? 4bolt, 2 bolt..any corvette 427???



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