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gtfbelair
    
where is the engine ID for a 1957 chevy Belair, is there an ID & Serial #
 
posted: August 19, 2008
 
    
 
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jswashington
    
Not sure if this helps but 1955, 1956 & 1957 Chevrolet cars have the vin stamped on a stainless steel plate that is spot welded on the left front door hinge post. The first letter "V" will be for V8, see below.

Sample Vehicle Identification Number is: VC57F001001

V V-8 (no letter "V" indicates a 6 cylinder engine)
C Car Series (A-150, B-210, C-Bel Air, D-Sedan Delivery)
55 Last two digits of model year (55,56,57)
F Assembly plant (A-Atlanta GA, B-Baltimore MD, F-Flint MI, J-Janesville WI, K-Kansas City MO, L-Los Angeles CA, N-Norwood OH, O-Oakland CA, S-St. Louis MO, T-Tarrytown NY)
001001 Consecutive sequence Number
posted:  August 19, 2008
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54chevybaby
    
I know that in my 54 the number is located on the right side of the block to the rear of the distributor. For the 55 chevys the 6-cyl. engine numbers are located on the right side of the block to the rear of the distributor while the V8 numbers are on a pad on front right hand side of the block behind the water pump.

I don't know if this applies for the 57's or not but maybe this will give you a starting point of where to look.
posted:  August 19, 2008
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54chevybaby
    
I forgot to include a link to this website that might also help - www.mortec.com
posted:  August 19, 2008
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lsaltsman
    
if it is a 6-cyl it should be on the passenger's side next to where the oil dip stick enters the block.

if it is a v-8 it should be on the passengers's side as well.

look at the picture that i have included
posted:  August 19, 2008
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lsaltsman
    
In response to your email, it looks to me like your engine may be a 1956 model.
F = Flint, Michigan Plant
612 = ?
GC = 265 cu. in. V-8 w/ Overdrive

There should be a serial number before it starting at 0001001

This is what it should look like: 0001001 F612GC
sources: Chassis & Parts Catalog Chevrolet 1946-1964
posted:  August 20, 2008
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