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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 10, 4:25 PM Thread Starter
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#s matching...Hmmm?

The seller says this Chevelle is original #'s matching. I think I found a few things telling me otherwise. What say you?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 10, 6:18 PM
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Casting # is for a late 1967 327. Another brilliant "dealer"

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The fact that its a dealer is a red flag in itself. However, that aside. It looks like a nice car though.

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I've been told that ALL '65 Chevelles with a 327 engine came with a 12 bolt rear. So either the the rear was downgraded to a 10 bolt or the engine was upgraded to a 327 engine (IMO the latter is more likely).

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Beautiful Chevelle

I'm thinking that some dealers advertise cars by what they were told.
I mean they can't be experts about every model of every car.

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I'm thinking that some dealers advertise cars by what they were told.
I mean they can't be experts about every model of every car.

And to add, most buyers don't know everything about their own car or prospective car so why should it really matter, just enjoy it for what it is. Chances are these deals won't bring top money so all is good.

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So when you change the oil, where do you add the new oil?

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I've been told that ALL '65 Chevelles with a 327 engine came with a 12 bolt rear. So either the the rear was downgraded to a 10 bolt or the engine was upgraded to a 327 engine (IMO the latter is more likely).

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Not entirely true. I've owned an L79 car that had a 10-bolt posi and that rear end was original to the car. There was a strike at the axle plant in November or December 1964 and some cars that should have gotten 12-bolts got 10-bolts instead. It didn't happen very often, but it did happen and the documented car I had proved it. Even the L79 car I now have had some issues with the strike (it was build 12D) since it was built without a posi unit and the posi unit was installed at the dealer (all written on the original paperwork).

That car would look a WHOLE lot better with the correct SS treatment to the grill and rear cove.

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Casting # is for a late 1967 327. Another brilliant "dealer"
And '67 had an "EE" code 327 as well.

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There was a strike at the axle plant in November or December 1964 and some cars that should have gotten 12-bolts got 10-bolts instead. It didn't happen very often, but it did happen and the documented car I had proved it....
True, I forgot about that (my bad) but the trim tag tells me this car was built in the 4th week of June (6D). I would think by then this issue would have been over.



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That car would look a WHOLE lot better with the correct SS treatment to the grill and rear cove.

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