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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 19, 1:34 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Identify engine in 69

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Is it the original 69 engine?
Look for the suffix code stamped on the block in front of the passenger's side head.
How does it look ?
Any examples?
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Re: Identify engine in 69

What would be the correct code in the front of my cylinderhead passenger side?
1969 chevelle from fremont.
396bbc and th400

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396 ↓
JA 396-4 325-L35 Manual A.I.R.
JC 396-4 350-L34 Manual A.I.R.
JD 396-4 375-L78 Manual A.I.R.
JE 396-4 350-L34 TH-400 A.I.R.
JK 396-4 325-L35 TH-400 C.C.S.
JV 396-4 325-L35 Manual A.I.R./Heavy Duty Clutch
KB 396-4 350-L34 Manual A.I.R./Heavy Duty Clutch
KD 396-4 375-L78 Manual A.I.R./Heavy Duty Clutch
KF 396-4 375-L78 TH-400 A.I.R.
KG 396-4 375-L78
(w/L89) Manual A.I.R./Aluminum Heads
KH 396-4 375-L78 (w/L89) TH-400 A.I.R./Aluminum Heads
KI 396-4 375-L78 (w/L89) Manual A.I.R./Heavy Duty Clutch/Aluminum Heads

https://www.chevellestuff.net/1969/engine_id_codes.htm
https://www.chevellestuff.net/1969/engine_id_codes.htm
https://www.google.com/search?q=1969...gymX_rM:&vet=1

On the engine pad the first set of numbers on the left are from the engine factory and give you the date and designation of the engine as well as which plant the engine was built. The second set of numbers was stamped at the assembly plant and contains the year of assembly plant designator and partial VIN. If you only see the first numbers on the left, check the rough area near the oil filter. Some plants stamped the con Vin or partial VIN in this location. see attachment.

Your transmission will also have a con VIN stamped on the left side of the trans above the oilpan rail near the shifter mechanism if original.
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What would be the correct code in the front of my cylinderhead passenger side?
1969 chevelle from fremont.
396bbc and th400
Look for the suffix codes.
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I have the chevelle listed in my list from ebay in aug 2007 and jan 2008, unfortunately that is before I started capturing seller info but below is a pic from that period.
That looks a lot like a Chevelle that belonged to a member here quite a while ago.

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Thanks for the great replies. What would be the height or dimensions for the numbers on the engine pad location?

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Re: Identify engine in 69

thanks for all the replies.

What dimensions or height are the numbers on the engine pad location?

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Re: Identify engine in 69

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thanks for all the replies.

What dimensions or height are the numbers on the engine pad location?
Why do you ask?
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Why do you ask?
I need to reproduce it.
Over here in Europe they won"t accept a fresher 454 engine

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