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Keith Litteken

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The 4 bolt main 429 CJ/SCJ blocks I have are stamped with these vin #  1Z580646 and 1G268468 on them.

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Re: How do you decode the vin on a block, since it does not have the full vin?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 07:29:27 PM »
Maybe just stating the obvious but here we go.
1971 block

646 and 468 last 3 digits of VIN
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Re: How do you decode the vin on a block, since it does not have the full vin?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 07:49:51 PM »
Pretty straight forward. For this engine and period you have

Year - Assembly plant (of the vehicle) - Sequential VIN

1G268468  = 1971- Chicago Il - Sequential VIN which also will identify model, body type and manufacturer (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)

1Z580646 =  1971 -  St Louis Mo  - Sequential VIN which also will identify model, body type and manufacturer (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury)
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Re: How do you decode the vin on a block, since it does not have the full vin?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 09:43:17 AM »
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Re: How do you decode the vin on a block, since it does not have the full vin?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 10:29:25 AM »
   Keith ,
  Because of the assembly plants noted the cars were Torinos or Cyclones.
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Re: How do you decode the vin on a block, since it does not have the full vin?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 11:08:38 AM »
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Re: How do you decode the vin on a block, since it does not have the full vin?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 01:00:31 PM »
Ranchero also at same ass'y plant?  I had a '70 Ranchero GT with 429. Fast & fun car/truck.
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Re: How do you decode the vin on a block, since it does not have the full vin?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2019, 11:03:30 AM »
  Yes sir!
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