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I lost this site shortly after signing up, glad I finally found it again. Seems like alot of knowlegable people here.

I'd like your opinions on this vin pad and ask for ways to clean it up some. I don't want to mess up the broach marks anymore than time seems to have already done.







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Looks good to me. Vin is stamped down on the side of the block by the oil filter.
 

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Did you know that from the stamping shown?
By the stamping and the timeframe of your block.
 

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I'd like your opinions on this vin pad and ask for ways to clean it up some.
The stamping looks great "as is" to me. Has the engine ever been apart?
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I'd like your opinions on this vin pad and ask for ways to clean it up some. I don't want to mess up the broach marks anymore than time seems to have already done.Thanks guys
Don't use anything abrasive on it - just oil it. :thumbsup:
 

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The stamping looks great "as is" to me. Has the engine ever been apart?
Doug
Other than one of the PO's replacing the heads with a set of 492's and the intake being removed for cleaning the motor hasn't been apart.:hurray:
 

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I have a DZ motor as well with the vin stamped by the filter. My problem is I can barely read it, and I mean barely. I can't make out all the numbers, just enought ot know it's correct enough for me. Anyone have any ideas how to make the numbers more visible? I've tried paint and chalk but all they seem to do is smudge.
 

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I have a DZ motor as well with the vin stamped by the filter. My problem is I can barely read it, and I mean barely. I can't make out all the numbers, just enought ot know it's correct enough for me. Anyone have any ideas how to make the numbers more visible? I've tried paint and chalk but all they seem to do is smudge.

Alexander,

1st it's much easier with the motor out of the car.

I used a degreaser and a nylon pad to clean the area, then I had to use very bright lights just to see it with the naked eye.

I was able to make the numbers out only after taking photos.

Goodluck,
Rick
 

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The best way I've found to do this is take a little dark grease on your finger and rub it across the numbers. Work it until they show.
Doug
 
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