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Thread: Visually Identifying GM V8 Engines of the 60ís and 70ís

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    Question Visually ID GM V8 engines

    Re the 215 CI engines, you made an error in the years offered in your first display, but you got it correct in your "Quick Reference Area" The Aluminum block was offered in '61 thru '63 and then Buick went to a cast iron block 300 CI with Aluminum heads in '64.
    Last edited by compactbc; 07-30-2006 at 03:36 PM.

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    thanks for proofing that.

    i've been kicked about it already but i was doing all of my changes in an MS Word document off line and then posting corrections.

    as work has been proceeding at my normal blisteringly glacial pace, i hadn't been back to post the correction.
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    in an MS Word document
    Tsss tsss .... use Sun Open Office man !!!
    Power of freedom !!

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    added id info for the Olds version of the 215 and tightened up the Caddy 390/429 entry.
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    Cool Tracking down VIN's

    Is it possible to find a VIN for a car if you know who purchased the car, approximately the date, where it was purchased, and options on the car?

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    the DMV could probably search on the owner but i've heard most of them haven't kept records prior to 81(?) when the VIN codes were federally standardized.

    is the dealer still in business?

    i take it you don't actually have the car...
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    Thanks Bob

    That's what I figured. I do not have the car. My brither sold it for $50 in 1978. It was my Grandfather's car and the first car I ever owned. I think it's pretty rare, if I can find it, I'm going to restore it.

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    as you're the prior owner have you considered trying to contact your car insurance agency (that you were insuring with back in the 60s/70s) and asking them if they've kept the records on it?

    if they've kept them you shouldn't have any difficulty getting your own personal info back from them. perhaps a small paperwork handling fee or something.
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    buick codes

    i have found two buick nailheads in a boat the blocks are red and i have one number 1374603
    are these 401s can anyone identify them.

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    try getting intake numbers. those head numbers were used on both 401s and 425s. block numbers wouldn't hurt either but the block code stamping would be best.

    here's the casting numbers:
    http://www.buicks.net/shop/reference...g_numbers.html

    here's were to find the numbers on the block:
    http://www.buicks.net/shop/reference...ent_where.html

    here's the block codes:
    http://www.buicks.net/shop/reference...ent_63_75.html
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    Government schooling is about "the perfect organization of the hive."
    H.H. Goddard, Human Efficiency (1920)

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