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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 10, 1:50 AM Thread Starter
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Original Engine?

Is there a way to find out exactly what engine your Chevelle originally had (example L48) without having the original engine its self? Ive looked up my VIN and basically all I can find is 2door Sport Coupe V8 Malibu.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 10, 3:57 AM
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Re: Original Engine?

If you are referring to a 69.......No.

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Re: Original Engine?

Not a definitive way from the vin or the trim tag or something... but heres the round about way I figured mine out.

In 69 if your car wasnt an SS, you had two v8 choices... 307 and 350. AmIrite?

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/show...or+mount+frame

VIN IDs car as malibu sport coupe v8. I have the 350 frame mounts. Mounts appear to be original (41 years of rust and crap on em when I popped em off the frame) Car had malibu script on the quarters till I got to it... all the malibu traits. It wasnt an SS. Therefore in my mind it was a 350.

Any of that stuff coulda been changed... but why would anyone? A malibu clone? Anyone feel free to correct me, but thats my thinking.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 10, 8:41 AM
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Re: Original Engine?

Lots of guys diss on the '72s,but THIS is where they shine!

5th character in the vin denotes original engine.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 10, 9:41 AM
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Re: Original Engine?

If it's a Canadian car, you can contact GM Canada and get an option list.

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Re: Original Engine?

POP, buildsheet

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