There weren't any smallblocks in 1964 Chevelles that were stamped with partial VINs. Corvettes are a different story, but the first smallblocks to be stamped with partial VINs in Chevelles were the L79s in 1965 and 1967. All smallblocks got stamped starting in 1968. Smallblocks were always stamped on the deck pad. Stamps by the oil filter is a big block thing on some 69s and 70s.Is that on the block in front of the right head? If so its supposedly been deck and the #s are gone. I was told it could be on bell housing or side of block by oil filter. Correct or not? Thanks G
I know we are talking about a 1964 engine, but the VIN was not ALWAYS stamped on the deck of the block. The exceptions occurred in 1969 and 1970. This had to do with the change of the alternator location from 1968 to 1969.Smallblocks were always stamped on the deck pad.