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Unhappy Engine Casting is 67 but Date Code is 66 ?

The engine in my 67 El Camino is block casting 3902406 with a date code of
J 20 6. The block casting checks out to a 67 396, but the date code is of a 66. How should I interpret this? I am stumped that it is a 67 block, but the year in the date code is off.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 13th, 05, 3:42 PM
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Re: Engine Casting is 67 but Date Code is 66 ?

The 67 Model year started in July of 1966. So yes, having a Sept. 66 date is fine.


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Re: Engine Casting is 67 but Date Code is 66 ?

Roger what Mike said. New model years back then were generally offered around September of the previous calendar year. Back that up a month or two for retooling and production.

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