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Re: Decode Motor
The original engine to your car (numbers matching) would have had a date within 3 months prior to your cars build date. Since this is a warranty block, your numbers matching engine would have been replaced by a date likely following the initial sale of your car after it blew up. Making it a period correct warranty exchange motor. I'm not saying this happened in your car's case, it's just a scenario. CE motors have casting dates in the location I suggested just like any other Gen IV BBC of this period, they just don't have the traditional Txxxxxxxx assemly dates and engine codes on the front pad you'd see if the motor was from a production car. The date on a CE motor isn't very critical as a specific number of blocks were cast for both warranty and crate sales, and you could end up hypothetically with one which was cast before your car was built (although unlikely).
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