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They have a recessed oil filter boss (but then all the early Chevy II V8s do). Other than casting numbers I wasn't aware that there was anything that would differentiate it from other early Chevy II blocks.
 

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I don't believe 64-67 have any difference's other than casting dates, and stampings. they all have the recessed filter.
 

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I used to have a 64 Chevy II 283 sitting on a stand next to a 65 Chevy II 283 and I couldn't see any difference. They were identical as far as I could tell. If there was anything different it couldn't have been too special.
 

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Only the recessed oil filter was unique to the Chevy II.

Every early small block had the front and rear breather ports. That was not unique to Chevy II.

So what's the mysterious special feature that only 65 Chevy II V-8s had?
 

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I've been told the 65 was the only one with the recessed filter housing. Did not make much sence since all early Nova's were same configuration. I was being vague to see how consistant the replies were. What would some of you estimate value at? I've got one sitting, not sure what I want to do with it. I really couldn't care less about much stock stuff.
 

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Value depends on what engine it is. you will also need to find someone that wants a Nova block. It's only special to guys with Novas.

Just a run standard 283 block might bring a couple hundred if in good shape, a 327 maybe $500.

It could be an early 66 L-79 if the dates are right, and I've seen them as high as a $1,000 for good rebuildable ones.
 
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