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  • Decoding Engine

    The engine block has two sets of codes stamped on the flat machined surface just in front of the passenger side head. The larger letters/numbers make up the engine identification code, the smaller characters make up the division code (Chevrolet) and a partial VIN. The alternator needs to be swung out of the way in order to see this area.

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    Examples

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    1: This engine is built for a Chevrolet vehicle (1)
    0F123456: The last 8 characters in the VIN. 1970 (0) built in Flint (F) with a VIN sequence number 123456 (123456)
    T0422CRE: Built in Tonawanda (T) on April 22, 1970 (0422), 350 4-barrel for a TH350 transmission (CRE)

     

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    T0930CPD: Built in Tonawanda (T) on September 30, 1970 (0930), 454 4-barrel for a TH400 transmission (CPD)
    1: This engine is built for a Chevrolet vehicle (1)
    1B123456: The last 8 characters in the VIN. 1971 (1) built in Baltimore (B) with a VIN sequence number 123456 (123456)


    Engine Identification Codes

  • 1970

    Assembly Plant
    V - Flint, Michigan
    K - McKinnon Industries
    T - Tonawanda Engine Plant

    Assembly Date
    Month
    01 - January
    02 - February
    03 - March
    04 - April
    05 - May
    06 - June
    07 - July
    08 - August
    09 - September
    10 - October
    11 - November
    12 - December
    Day   
    01 to 31

    Engine Suffix Code
    CKN - 402 ci 4 barrel with TH 400 trans
    CKR - 402 ci 4 barrel with manual trans
    CNI - 350 ci 2 barrel with manual trans
    CNJ - 350 ci 4 barrel with manual trans
    CNK - 350 ci 4 barrel with Powerglide trans
    CNM - 350 ci 2-barrel with Powerglide trans
    CNN - 350 ci 2-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CRE - 350 ci 4-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CRH - 400 ci 2-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CRN - 454 ci 4-barrel with TH 400 trans
    CZX - 400 ci 2-barrel with manual trans

  • 1971

    Assembly Plant
    V - Flint, Michigan
    K - McKinnon Industries
    T - Tonawanda Engine Plant

    Assembly Date
    Month
    01 - January
    02 - February
    03 - March
    04 - April
    05 - May
    06 - June
    07 - July
    08 - August
    09 - September
    10 - October
    11 - November
    12 - December
    Day   
    01 to 31

    Engine Suffix Code
    CGA - 350 ci 2 barrel with manual trans
    CGB - 350 ci 2-barrel with Powerglide trans
    CGC - 350 ci 2-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CGK - 350 ci 4 barrel with manual trans
    CGL - 350 ci 4-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CJD - 350 ci 4-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CJJ - 350 ci 4 barrel with manual trans
    CLA - 402 ci 4 barrel with manual trans
    CLB - 402 ci 4 barrel with TH 400 trans
    CLL - 402 ci 4 barrel with manual trans
    CLP - 402 ci 4 barrel with manual trans
    CPD - 454ci 4 barrel with TH 400 trans

  • 1972

    Assembly Plant
    F or V - Flint, Michigan
    K - McKinnon Industries
    T - Tonawanda Engine Plant

    Assembly Date
    Month
    01 - January
    02 - February
    03 - March
    04 - April
    05 - May
    06 - June
    07 - July
    08 - August
    09 - September
    10 - October
    11 - November
    12 - December
    Day   
    01 to 31

    Engine Suffix Code
    CDA - 350 ci 2-barrel with manual trans
    CDD - 350 ci 4-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CDG - 350 ci 2-barrel with manual trans
    CKA - 350 ci 2-barrel with manual trans
    CKB - 350 ci 2-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CKD - 350 ci 4-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CLB - 402 ci 4 barrel with TH 400 trans
    CMD - 350 ci 2-barrel with TH 350 trans
    CPD - 454ci 4 barrel with TH 400 trans
    CRW - 454ci 4 barrel with TH 400 trans
    CTB - 402 ci 4 barrel with TH 400 trans
    CTL - 350 ci 2-barrel with TH 350 trans

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