'69 396 (325 HP) w/ auto. SS rag top numbers - Chevelle Tech
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 04, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Have misplaced my "Chevy by the numbers" for '65-'69 . Am trying to help a friend run his numbers.

Car was built the 3rd week of March (03C) in Kansas City.

Pad Stamp: TO314JK (just need to know what "JK" is).
Block Casting #: 3955272 Date: C189
Carb (Rochester): 7029200 EE 0519
Paint code: 52A
Alt: 1100834 37A
Trans metal tag: 400
Rear Axle: CWO314B
Casting #: 3959038 NF

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 04, 1:21 PM
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Here is what a bunch of the codes mean:

Engine JK - 396/325/TH400.
52A paint - Garnet Red, White convertible top.
CW rear - 3.31 non posi.

Hope this helps.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 04, 2:58 PM
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Your friend with the Chevelle doesn't happen to be named Dave and live on Shea Blvd., does he?

Other info:
3955272 is the right block for a 69 396/325.
C189 is March 18, 1969 casting date.
Carb #7029200 is correct for the application; 0519 is the 51st day of 1969, which is consistent with the engine and car build dates.
1100834 is correct alternator for a non-A/C car; 8L27 is Dec 27 68.
Trans tag numbers don't look familiar to me, and don't jive with the format in Colvin's book.

Hope that helps [img]smile.gif[/img]

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 04, 9:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to all. Just what I needed. Will pass info on.

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