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Hot Rods small block chevy identification

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mike howell, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. mike howell
    Joined: Apr 24, 2020
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    mike howell

    on the pad at the right front of a chevy small block there is a number m06019vp. can anybody on the forum identify this block. ie c.i.,comp.ratio,yr. etc. ? thanks
     
  2. Post pic of numbers... They don't compute...
     
  3. Also casting numbers from back
     
  4. Could possibly be UP. That would make it a 307, 200hp 2bbl stick engine from a K20
     
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  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    M means Mexico, doesn't it? Replacement crate engine....looks like the VP is the low perf "universal" replacement engine. You can look for more clues, like a pan with a dipstick bulge on both sides, "hecho en mexico" cast on the top rear of the block, etc.
     
  6. saltracer219
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    Yup, sounds like an old Target Engine.
     
  7. squirrel
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    More likely a later Goodwrench...I thought all the Targetmasters wore out by now?
     
  8. mike in tucson
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    VP does exist, listed as a truck 1969 215hp 350ci L-65 with manual trans 2bbl 3/4t P series low compression motor
     
  9. squirrel
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    Yes, but that one would say T or F at the beginning, not M.
    Although it could be what the replacement engine, is supposed to replace.
     
  10. mike in tucson
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    Agree but I'm not familiar enough with P vans to know if they had
    Mexican motors or not.... P code was also used for motorhomes/RV
    stuff I think.
     
  11. squirrel
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    now you got me interested...so I looked in my 1969 Chevy truck parts book. There is no VP code listed anywhere. Lots of two letter codes that start with U W X Y, but no V.
     
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  12. mike howell
    Joined: Apr 24, 2020
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    I'll try to get more info and picks on this block and post it in a couple of days. I appreciate you guys taking time to help me with this puzzle, chevy engines can be difficult !
     
  13. mike howell
    Joined: Apr 24, 2020
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    mike howell

    The casting on the back of the block is 10066036
     
  14. mike howell
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    mike howell

    it is GM Mexico
     
  15. BigDogSS
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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
  16. mike howell
    Joined: Apr 24, 2020
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    mike howell

    Thanks for the info, BigDog and i thank all you folks for for the help!
     
  17. I just yanked the engine from my box van being used for storage..
    Presumed it had original engine. But NO got a replacement same engine suffix as the OP..
    It is a Mexico engine dual dip stick holes,
    States goodwrench on valve cover so is it a target or a GM engine..

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  18. 31 5w
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    If you got a good one they are fine, put 1 in a '34 ZZ Top car I built, had 1 in a 30 Roadster I bought. Was 14 yrs. old when I sold the car, dial in a bunch of timing, run Premium fuel . In a 2800 lb car ran scary fast.
     
  19. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    It's a 4 bolt block that came with a cast crank, low compression pistons, and 76 cc chamber heads.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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