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lrs30
02-29-2008, 03:28 PM
I just bought a motor with the casting numbers 3932386 From what I found out it could be either of the 2 with a 4 bolt main any other way to narrow it down. Once I get the VIN what web site can I use to find out more?
3932386....302.....69....4...Z-28 Camaro
3932386....327.....69....2
3932386....350.....69....2 or 4
It is a 4 bolt main that much I know..

Ratmotor
02-29-2008, 04:30 PM
Check out the numbers on the block pad under the alternator. DZ is Z28 302 1969.The sequence of numbers will be part of the vin and the letters following that are the designation as to what it is from. Sometimes the number is on a pad near the oil filter.

lrs30
02-29-2008, 04:38 PM
Cool thanks, waiting to get more numbers....

crapshoot
02-29-2008, 04:44 PM
according to my books it a ....1968-1969, 327 (corvette, camaro, or other high performance applications) or it could be.... 1968-1976, 350 (truck and other high performance applications)

Ratmotor
02-29-2008, 04:54 PM
This pic shows both the vin on the left and the engine designation on the right.Once you have the suffix there are many sites on the net that will break it down for you!

lrs30
02-29-2008, 04:56 PM
according to my books it a ....1968-1969, 327 (corvette, camaro, or other high performance applications) or it could be.... 1968-1976, 350 (truck and other high performance applications)

Intresting, the info I found was on Mor-Tecs site....Now I am really confused..I can't wait to get the other numbers now...

lrs30
02-29-2008, 05:46 PM
Here are some more numbers I cannot make heads or tales of these, I'm not sure this guy knows what I'm looking for,here is what he sent me....????

On the back of the block 2'oclock from the rear main is the code; H45 371868


other stamped numbers are: L138371 and 126

DonMan
02-29-2008, 05:56 PM
Mortec says either `69 302 or `69 350 if it`s in fact a 4 bolt block.

lrs30
02-29-2008, 06:15 PM
It is a 4 bolt that much I do know..
But all other info I am getting is fuzzy...lol Just curious as to what it actually is I got it for a real good price from my brothers buddy

lrs30
02-29-2008, 06:26 PM
The numbers from #2, #3, and #5 on the diagram.



http://www.mortec.com/diagram1.gif

H45 371868

L138371 126 maybe this makes since?????

Is H45 the Foundry? 371868 March/8/ 71? Hell I have no idea now...lol




Which numbers are where is my question? I hope to get some clearer info..Anybody able to break this down for me maybe I'm making to much of this but now I'm real curious to find out the date and hp rating on this thing..

lrs30
02-29-2008, 06:38 PM
13N= 1 is chevy - 3 is 1973 - N IS Norwood OH. plant
CLJ = 3932386- 302-327-350 - 68-74 - 250-350 2 & 4-Bolt
CLJ 73 350 Camaro 245 Z-28 Manual 4-Brl
That would be in the VIN which I do not have yet, not till tommorow was hoping to beable to make something out from the numbers I have already... maybe not..Thanks for the info, this will come in handy tommorow

Ratmotor
02-29-2008, 07:08 PM
You need the info from the pad at #4.

Bill.S
02-29-2008, 07:17 PM
You need the info from the pad at #4.
I broke down the numbers of the pic you posted and thought they were the numbers off his block.

lrs30
02-29-2008, 07:50 PM
Yhea the numbers on the #4 section is what I told him but he is kinda clueless...lol So He is going to get them for me tommorow....

squirrel
02-29-2008, 08:23 PM
H 4 5 is August 4th 1975

Wild Turkey
02-29-2008, 08:30 PM
Here's what I found on a casting numbers site:
3932386 327 1968-69 Bore 4.0000 Stroke 3.25 Big Journal<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
3932386 350 1968-00 Bore 4.0000 Stroke 3.48 300 To 350 Hp.<o:p></o:p>
3932386 350-302 1969-74 Bore 4.0000 Stroke 3.48 Hi Performance 4-Bolt Main

lrs30
02-29-2008, 08:43 PM
Here's what I found on a casting numbers site:
3932386 327 1968-69 Bore 4.0000 Stroke 3.25 Big Journalffice:office" /><O:p></O:p>
3932386 350 1968-00 Bore 4.0000 Stroke 3.48 300 To 350 Hp.<O:p></O:p>
3932386 350-302 1969-74 Bore 4.0000 Stroke 3.48 Hi Performance 4-Bolt Main

So it looks like so far this could be a good candidate for a decent street motor.. I hope to get more info as soon as I get the VIN.. The only thing is,it has later model heads, left facing tri-angle cast on them, but receipts showing 2.02 Valves put in them with some porting and polishing..

Hey there Wild Turkey I did'nt notice it was you till now, were still working on that old Ford Truck CAb I got from you a while back.....

Ratmotor
02-29-2008, 08:49 PM
If the motor has been gone over then it doesn,t really matter what it started out as.Early block would likely have flat top pistons though which gives better compression.The 4 bolt is a bonus.If the heads do have 2.02,s then with a good cam and intake it should work great!

lrs30
02-29-2008, 09:59 PM
If the motor has been gone over then it doesn,t really matter what it started out as.Early block would likely have flat top pistons though which gives better compression.The 4 bolt is a bonus.If the heads do have 2.02,s then with a good cam and intake it should work great!

True True , I'm just trying to narrow it down as to what it actually is and is it worth what he is asking. I have not given him any cash yet so I just want to make sure it is what he says it is..I come from a Corvette background where everything has to do with the numbers, so I guess thats why I am interested in finding out the who what when and where's(old habits die hard).Yhea I'm not looking to try and pass it off like somthing it's not, just looking for a good solid base to start with. It has an Edelbrock Low Rise of some sorts and a Edelbrock Carb. The previous owner has the receipts of the work that was done..But thats all I know at this point, its 900 miles from me so its not like I can just pop around the corner to check it out thats also why I'm asking a lot of questions..

lrs30
03-03-2008, 08:47 PM
19W412148 is the VIN on the Left and the Vo115ha is on the right
any idea on where to look to break this down?

Ratmotor
03-03-2008, 08:57 PM
Looks like a 69 300 horse 350 4 barrel. Look it up half way down the page.
http://www.73-87.com/chevy_ids/scode5.htm

lrs30
03-03-2008, 09:13 PM
Cool thanks for that site link, makes it a little simpler to read than some others..Thanks

Engine Pro 5X
03-03-2008, 09:27 PM
H A code in the book says 350 1969 manual trans chevelle.

lrs30
03-03-2008, 09:35 PM
Cool this is a lot of help...Thanks Ryan

squirrel
03-03-2008, 09:45 PM
19W412148 is the VIN on the Left and the Vo115ha is on the right
any idea on where to look to break this down?

1 = Chevrolet Car
9 = 1969
W = Willow Run MI assembly plant
412148 = serial number of vehicle

V = Flint Engine plant
0115 = Jan 15th
HA = Chevelle, Camaro, or Nova 300 hp 350 with 4bbl carb, 10.25:1 compression, manual trans

Interesting that the casting numbers on the back don't include a matching casting date code..but they are hard to read! especially with the engine in the car.

lrs30
03-04-2008, 06:37 AM
1 = Chevrolet Car
9 = 1969
W = Willow Run MI assembly plant
412148 = serial number of vehicle

V = Flint Engine plant
0115 = Jan 15th
HA = Chevelle, Camaro, or Nova 300 hp 350 with 4bbl carb, 10.25:1 compression, manual trans

Interesting that the casting numbers on the back don't include a matching casting date code..but they are hard to read! especially with the engine in the car.

It may its just that the guy that has it is a buddy of my brother and he has no idea what to look for, He is in Penn. and I am in KY. He bought a Toyota Land Cruiser and this motor was in it and he is wanting to swap it out for a 4.3 V-6 and wants me to give him some cash for this one(was trying to have him just "DONATE" it to me)...Just trying to figure out what it is and what it is worth either to keep it or sell it...Thanks Ryan