Engine ID help

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by 4thgencreamsicle, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. 4thgencreamsicle

    4thgencreamsicle New Member

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    I’m just trying to narrow down what this engine originally came out of. It’s in my great grandpa’s ‘69 Chevy PU.
    I think I’ve put most of the info together so this is double checking myself really.
    The stamp behind the alternator is 13C134498 and then T1023CKL

    Ok so If I put all the puzzle pieces together right:
    1=Chevrolet
    3=1973
    C=South Gate, CA (Assembly)
    And the rest in that is the original partial VIN

    T=Tonawanda,NY (Made here)
    1023= Oct. 23rd
    CKL= 1973 tur hydro, Calif F A B

    Double check me! Am I correct?
    If so, is there a way to narrow down what exactly it was originally in?

    And, further proof that I’m totally new with this... what does “tur hydro” mean.

    I’m a book nerd mom that has never worked on a car or truck in my life, but I have always wanted to and was able to buy my Great Grandpa’s 69 this last year. I am the 3rd owner and it’s all been in the family. Everything I am reading assumes some level of experience. Engine wise, I wanna make sure I do right by this old girl! Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    south gate produced full size chevrolets in 73 and tur hydro is turbo hydromatic transmission . so a full size chevrolet ( Impala , caprice and wagon ) with an auto trans . welcome to the site .
     
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