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Old 29th-August-2007, 06:08 AM   #1
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Question .l-79 transmission vin stamping

where on the case were the 1966 muncie transmissions for l-79 cars stamped with the VIN number. also-were they stamped with the same characters as the engine stamp.

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Old 29th-August-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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L79 or not, Muncie's usually had the VIN code stamped on the top or side of the main case. They are frequently found near the date code stamping. As usual in those days, there was great inconsistency from plant to plant in how this was done, so there is no norm.
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Old 30th-August-2007, 12:37 AM   #3
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the vin # on the engine and muncie trannies were stamped with the same gang holder.at the same time.



the following picture shows my z/28 muncie trans stamp. this location and style is typical throughout the 60's.unfortunately re-stamping is becoming very popular in our hobby.therefore i have collected an extensive database on both authentic and reproduction engine and muncie stampings.




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Old 6th-September-2007, 09:57 AM   #4
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Here's my M21 out of my L79








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Old 2nd-November-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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trans vin

my engine vin was not stamped with a gang holder and I assume the trans was vin stamped at the same time as the engine by the same person. My question is-were the two numbers the same? I have heard that sometimes the transmission only used the vin# without the year and plant suffix i.e. 6N for example. Any input??
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Old 7th-November-2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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L79 trans vin

I wrote down my vin # the way it appears on the trans,sequence number is all they used.
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Old 7th-November-2007, 08:15 PM   #7
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The assembly plants used a gang holder to stamp both the engine and transmission with the same VIN #.

I have a '66 L-79 factory engine that has no VIN # on it. Just the engine plant assy date and engine code.

I didn't think Chevy II's got the VIN stamped on the engine/transmission until '67 or '68?
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Vin # on engine & trans

Chevrolet by the numbers,page 39, 1966
all final assembly plants stamped the plant designation and continous sequence number portion of the VIN on all 327,396 AND 427 cubic inch engines except for corvette.
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66 Chevy II's did have the last 6 numbers of the vin
stamped on the block and the transmissions.

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Old 8th-November-2007, 07:55 PM   #10
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All I said here was that I had an L-79 factory engine that was in a factory built car that had no VIN # stamped on the block. Oddball? I don't know. I didn't have the transmission.

Corvette's have had the VIN # stamped on the block since January of 1960.
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clarification

as I said before-my block is stamped with the year -(6) and the assembly plant (N) and the sequence #. Again-it was not stamped using a gang holder-it is obvious that each number and letter was stamped individually because they are not perfectly straight. I have seen other blocks which are stamped exactly like mine. I agree that corvette blocks were gang stamped but I don't think that nova blocks were. I also believe that only the hipo engines were serial # stamped. My question concerns the transmission stamping. My transmission only has the sequence number stamped on it-not the year and assembly plant stamps. again-they are not gang stamped. My question is this-- is my car an abberation or is this the norm for 66 L-79 cars?
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[QUOTE=Aztec Bronze L79;680747]
"Chevrolet by the numbers,page 39, 1966
all final assembly plants stamped the plant designation and continous sequence number portion of the VIN on all 327,396 AND 427 cubic inch engines except for corvette.On Corvettes only the continuous sequence number was stamped."
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Vin # on engine & trans

Fastfred67,It looks like yours and mine are stamped the same way,I think the engine I.D. may be gang stamped,different size character also.Mine is F0217ZJ factory A/C.
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Old 9th-November-2007, 05:39 AM   #14
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I agree-the engine code was stamped at the foundry after final assembly with a gang holder.
And you are right that the serial number characters are smaller than the engine id #'s-probably 1/8". Are you saying that your trans is also stamped with only the sequence # like mine? Thanx for the quote from the chevy by the numbers book-that verifys that only the hipo engines (327's) in 66 novas were serial numbered
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