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Chevy Motor - 1962 Original Vehicle?
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I'm looking for information relating to a non- original motor in my '65 corvette. In Decoding the 327 CID Motor it appears to have originally been applied to a 1962 Baltimore built Chevrolet. Block has the following stampings: "B267038" that indicates Baltimore Assy. and the 6 digit VIN. Also: "F0522RB" indicating Flint motor, built May 22, and RB being 327 CID - 300HP - 4BBL- 4spd. If my limited research is correct, the 1st # of the VIN should be "2" for 1962? the 2nd &3rd #s would be series: 12, 14, 16 or 18? And t&4th #s would be Body type? B = Baltimore that built the full size Chevrolet. I would be very interested to determine the actual (original) vehicle information associated and matched to this quick little motor??? Regards, John
posted: January 2, 2017
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looking in my old motor manuals they show engines from 58-64 all having just one suffix letter. R for 327/stick and S for 327/powerglide. From 65-UP the only 327 blocks with a double suffix "R" code were only Corvette motors, but no RB. It shows RC, RD, RE, RF, RP, RQ, RR, RT, RU, RX. What is the casting # on the top of the bellhousing flange below the left head? It should be one of these 3782870, 3789817, 3792563, 3794460, 3830944, 3852174,3858174, 3858180, 3959512, 3970041. Also the F0522RB translates to F= Flint Plant 05=May 22=22nd hope this helps
posted:  January 7, 2017
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Thanks , your resources was same as mine until I downloaded the PDF file for the 1962 full size chevy (Impala) engine data showing the "RB" suffix. And yes the casting # is 372870.
Regards, John
posted:  January 7, 2017
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Typo Cating #3782870
posted:  January 7, 2017
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