SS bigblock on Ebay

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  1. linenoise

    linenoise Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I seen this #'s matching bigblock car on Ebay and was wondering if it is really the right engine. The last of the VIN matches the block but when you look up the engine code on Mikes page it shows CTW as 396ci, at, hp. I would think that it should be either CJH: 396ci, mt,375hp/SS or CJI: 396ci, at,350hp/SS? It is only going for 1200 with the reserve not met yet but I would think it would be a good restoration project for someone if it is the right motor even without the tranny.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6783&item=1876871572

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  2. 77CamaroSC

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    from what i know, no second gen ever had a big block in it

    i might be wrong but i dont think they did


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  3. Jim Hokama

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    You could still order a big block up into 1972 in the SS package. 396 blocks (402) in several HP packages. They are truly rare cars, which can command top $$$. Many big block cars are clones, double check when purchasing one.
     
  4. Michael Joslyn

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    The project car I just sold was a CTW block, TH 400. This auction isn't giving very much information about the car. Restorable is a pretty subjective term that I wouldn't take too much stock in. These 402 are actually bored 396 so 30 or 40 more on the block is really all you can do without running the risk of hurting the block. In 1970 the 396/402 were a min. of 10.25 and as such many have suffered blown ring lands from low octane gas, thats why they were parked originally. As someone who has had the "pleasure" of buying the replacement parts for a car like this I can tell you it is very expensive as many of the components are shared with 375 cars and even the LS6.I would certainly call the guy up and see what sort of information you can get. All that noted, it didn't stop me and although I sold the car I still love the 396 cars for thier unique and rare personalities.
     
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    1972 was the last year for the BB (Ihave one )The The fifth digit in the VIN should be a "U" which designates a BB.
     
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    Definatly had Big Blocks up to 72, but they were net rated at 240 horse. My 72 is all #'s matching. These are all the numbers on my car:

    Vin# 1Q87U2N126761 - 1-Chevrolet Q -sports coupe 87- body type - U-396SS -2- model year-72- N- assembly plant- Norwood - 12671- production #


    T1011CTA-Tonowanda - Oct.- 11th - 396 AR (air injector reactor) MT (manual trans) 240 net hp SS

    12N126761

    ST 72 12487NOR Body Sequence

    136 371 BDY

    TP 775 7575 PNT

    10 A51 Z27 LS3

    Trans code CK 3:42:1 non locking
    P aluminum case
     
  8. hot72rod

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    Heres what I like ( the original 12 bolt is still in the car) I hate to tell him 72 didn't come with a 12 bolt.

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    The car in question IS a 1970 model, so the 12-bolt is exactly what it should have had.

    Joey
     

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