74 VIN and Engine Code

BARNFIND

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^ That's my thought too.

The trim tag looks like it belongs to 74 Z28 but the screws holding it to the body are the wrong type.
(There shouldn't be any washers there either.)
Yep, I mentioned the screws above. If it weren't for the engine, I would have a hard time getting any one to believe that it is a real Z28.
 

mallard

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Good eyes on the screws. I checked mine and and the ones in the pic do look replaced. However, if replaced, that was done a long time ago.
 

BARNFIND

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Good eyes on the screws. I checked mine and and the ones in the pic do look replaced. However, if replaced, that was done a long time ago.
Yes, the screws should like this:
Trim-Tag003.jpg
 

Z28PILOT

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I bet my paycheck the engine Stamp is original To that block .

What I would not want is the chore of trying to sell the car with the misstamped vin. Frustration would creep in on me after trying to explain it 1000 times.
Begs the question is actual the count of Z28’s now 13,802 +1 …..13803 as one was stamped as a fighting 6 cyl. By a worker out to lunch ..lol

Were they Smoking weed during their breaks ? LOL
 
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BARNFIND

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I am not going to disclose the other oddity about this car until I can pull the A/C suitcase off the firewall to look at the hidden VIN. I did buy it super cheap because of the odd VIN though.
 

Twisted_Metal

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Pull the blower motor off the evaporator case.

If you have a "camera scope", I think you can read the VIN through that hole, rather than removing the whole case.
(Unless you're planning to remove the A/C, replace the evaporator or prefer to do things the hard way. ;) )

The hidden VIN should be just above the rectangular hole for the heater core area.
 

BARNFIND

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Pull the blower motor off the evaporator case.

If you have a "camera scope", I think you can read the VIN through that hole, rather than removing the whole case.
(Unless you're planning to remove the A/C, replace the evaporator or prefer to do things the hard way. ;) )

The hidden VIN should be just above the rectangular hole for the heater core area.
One of the previous owners removed all the AC stuff except the evap case so I am going to replace it with a delete box ( I have to replace the leaking heater core) so I will look at the VIN then.
 




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