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I have a '68 SS 396. I have no partial VIN on the front to authenticate the motor so I know I can't do it for certain. I do have the right casting number of 3916323 which appears to be correct. The build date for the car is 11E (Nov. Wk 5) but the engine is H 30 7 (Aug. 30) . Is it likely that this is the original engine with a 12 week gap? What is the norm?
Thanks, Phil
 

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I'd say your in the range for it being original.
Are there any codes on the front pad?
Take another look as they are sometimes hard to read.
 

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Some early SS cars had the VIN number stamped on the rear of the block above the oil filter. The number would be on the vertical surface close to the transmission.It is also stamped into the rough cast surface and may be hard to read.

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Dale I have a 69 350 block. Casting 3932386 with a suffix of HV. It has the vin down by the oil filter it is 19L012???. I can't read the last 3 digits they are stamped too lightly.

Troy

The vin is 19U012???. I just looked at it closer.
 

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HV appears to be a passenger car code for a 350/255 w/TH350 and apparently Van Nuys stamped partial VINs there for 69 passenger cars. Often we (me included) concentrate towards the Chevelle lineup, more often for simplicity of answers. Chevelle facts/theories abound enough without taking the entire Chevrolet lineup into account. :D

Good piece of data to keep in mind though, even if it doesn't relate to Chevelles. :thumbsup:
 

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I have a 70 LS-6 block with vin down by oil filter built at flint plant in michigan
 
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