Before I move on, I would like to share how relevant this is. My car club’s husband and wife have gone to look at a Chevelle. The car was being marketed as a Super Sport. They discovered a number of inconsistencies during the process of inspection and referencing the above book. The car had originally started out as a plain Jane 6-cylinder car, according to the numbers. The car was now painted a different colour, the interior was a different colour, and the engine was different.If you would like to learn more about this, please check out QUICK VIN VERIFICATION – reg 31.
You’re getting that picture. One (or more) of the previous owners modified the car over the years and tried to convert it into a Super Sport. The point is that it may not have been maliciously done, but the car still did not start out as a real Super Sport. And having the option of Super Sport obviously increases the value of the car.The engine is stamped on the 69 Camaro at (2) locations. One is on the pad with the right front engine. The other location on the back of the engine, just above the oil filter, is on the rough casting portion. I wiped out the areas I just described once again with a brake cleaner sprayed on a rag. You have to have a clean surface, and the brake cleaner normally does the trick. At one time, the front engine pad numbers appeared to have been restamped, perhaps after the engine block was decked (Decking in a machine process to check for irregularities that cause compression and water leaks in the flatness of the block deck.) The tricky part is to read the numbers on the area above the oil filter. I recommend a light that is really bright and a magnifying glass. If it doesn’t do that, I suggest taking a small amount of muriatic acid and applying it to the numbers. This should make it possible to read the numbers.