engine block decoding hlp

Discussion in 'VIN, Trim Tag & Drivetrain Decoding' started by joe hockett, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. joe hockett

    joe hockett New Member

    4
    0
    Mar 12, 2017
    First one 3914660. TO 626 HI

    Second one 3858180. TI 008 HCH
    I BELIEVE BOTH ARE 327'S
     
  2. Crazy4camaro

    Crazy4camaro Veteran Member

    206
    12
    Dec 30, 2015
    Greenville SC
    Looks like it's out of a truck.
     
  3. joe hockett

    joe hockett New Member

    4
    0
    Mar 12, 2017
    Ok, i posted 2 different engines one is a early small journal. Second large journal motor
     
  4. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    20,682
    195
    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    3914660 is a 1968 327. The HI code is for a full size car with 327/250hp with manual tranny.

    3858180 is a 327 block used in 1965 and 1966. The HCH code was used in 1966 on full size cars with 327/275hp with Powerglide and Holley carb.
     
    Coolit and joe hockett like this.
  5. joe hockett

    joe hockett New Member

    4
    0
    Mar 12, 2017
     
  6. joe hockett

    joe hockett New Member

    4
    0
    Mar 12, 2017
    First of all. thank you for the response
    Is there any value in these engines? both are rotating assemblies the 1965-66 is a fresh .060 bore. - .010 rods and mains with rods&steel crank..
    The 68 is standard bore mostly complete less heads
     
  7. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    20,682
    195
    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    I don't have any idea what people would pay for an engine like those, but a good old 327 is a great running engine for an old car. The right person likely wants one.
     
  8. Coolit

    Coolit New Member

    8
    0
    Nov 20, 2017
    HI Gary S I know this is 8 months old and may be a stretch but Is it possible to get the location all the information was pulled from I'm working on several different things and would like to have that if at all possible at my fingertips
     
  9. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    20,682
    195
    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    The best source for this information is the books that Alan Colvin put into print a few years ago. You want his Chevrolet by the Numbers 1965-1969
    https://www.amazon.com/Chevrolet-Numbers-1965-69-Identify-Drivetrain/dp/0837609569
    and his Chevrolet by the Numbers 1970-75 books
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chevrolet-by-the-numbers-1970-75-alan-l-colvin/1105376234

    He also put out another one, Chevrolet by the Numbers 1960-64
    https://www.ecklerscorvette.com/chevrolet-by-the-numbers-1960-1964-by-alan-l-colvin.html

    With these books you can decode just about every important part in Chevys from 1960-1975.
     
    Coolit likes this.
  10. Coolit

    Coolit New Member

    8
    0
    Nov 20, 2017
    Thanks for the information
     

Share This Page