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Cheap 283 on my local FB. Will it direct swap?


Veteran Member
Aug 1, 1999
If he wants you to go to his home to pick up the motor, might be a good sign that it's a solid engine? If he's meeting in an alley somewhere it would probably be junk.


New Member
Sep 27, 2017
Amarillo Texas
No smallblocks were.Only bigblocks,at least on the chevelle line,only date coded.
Not sure if camaros were the same.
My memory and knowledge is Corvette based, which got VINs were block stamped beginning in 1960, I just assumed it was all of Chevtolet. It seems odd to me that Tonawanda engine plant would single out Corvette. Odd but not impossible.

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