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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 09, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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#'s Book ???

Hello,

Whoops, I had just erased this posting because I saw my question somewhat answered in the sticky posting titled "Decoding Resources"...
But the system will not let me completely erase so I will ask my question anyway. Sorry, hope I do not ruffle the feathers of anyone.

Looking for a book to buy that will show me all of the #'s and will decode a 70 LS5. It would also help if the book showed what to look for on these cars as well.

Obviously their are a ton of links and such listed in other postings. But I am wanting the best book I can buy for this. Something I can possibly take along with me when looking at these LS5's.


Please let me know the name of the book and where to buy.

Sorry for the duplicate posting folks.

Thanks,

Anthony

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Not sure what you want to "decode" in regards to an LS5. The engine is fairly easy enough, Alan L. Colvin's "Chevrolet by the numbers" 1970-75 would get you the engine block & heads casting numbers, carb numbers, engine suffix codes, rear end codes, etc. I have much of that data on my site as well. An LS5 engine is fairly easy to determine, determining if an LS5 is original to a particular car is a bit more difficult and requires some type of paperwork such as build sheet or POP warranty card to really match the engine to a particular car.

http://www.chevellestuff.com/1970/index.htm for 1970 general items such as paint, interior, engine codes, etc.

http://www.chevellestuff.com/qd/index.htm for block, head, carburetor, distributor, rear end codes, etc.

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Thanks Dale.
I have located a LS5 that I might entertain.
The guy has the build sheet.

Would you mind telling me how I match the motor to the build sheet?

I really appreciate the help.

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Thanks Dale.
I have located a LS5 that I might entertain.
The guy has the build sheet.

Would you mind telling me how I match the motor to the build sheet?

I really appreciate the help.
The engine should be noted on the build sheet of course. The sequence number stamped on the upper right corner on the build sheet should match the car. These two tell you car was originally a Z15 (SS454) optioned car. The LS5 notation is secondary since it was the base engine with the Z15 option.

The engine itself should have a properly dated and correct suffix code from Tonawanda and should also have a partial VIN stamped on it such as 10X123456 where 'X' is the assembly plant and 123456 matches the sequence number of the car.

Ask the seller for a readable photo or scan of the build sheet and a close-up photo of the engine pad.

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In addition to what Dale said, ask for the casting number and casting date on the block.
This information also helps determine if the block is correct.

Post the pictures and other information you get here. People can help.

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