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bradisme11
    
I have a 1968 Chrysler Newport, how do i find out if it holds the original engine?
it is a 4dr hardtop. I have found some serial numbers and such but i'm not sure how to be sure it is the original engine.
posted: July 17, 2011
 
    
 
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retiredpartsman
    
on the engine the first 2letters are plant code.3 to 5 are engine series.the next 4 are date code [2164 thru 2529] for 1968.followed by daily production [ not listed in hollander interchange] your vin should start with CE OR L 43 FOLLOWED BY ENGINE SIZE ,8 FOR MODEL YEAR. THEN PLANT # AND SEQUENCE #. ENGINE SERIES ID A=170 B-225 D=273 F=318 G=383 H 383 HI PERF J=HEMI K=440 L=440HPERF M =SPECIAL ORDER 8 AND P=340. if you can find a build sheet in seats or under floor mats it might possibly show engine sequence #.only other way is to compare build dates of engine and door sticker.i rember seening truck loads of engines comming from CANADA to DETROIT.so hard to place a proper engine in a car.
posted:  July 18, 2011
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