I.D. Help

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by Oldskool62, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Oldskool62

    Oldskool62 New Member

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    Hello All.
    The 78 Camaro I purchased came out of the factory with a 305. At some stage it has been changed to a 350. The ID stamped on the front of the engine near the water pump is either VM8031JW or V118031JW. I have searched and cannot make any sense of the number.

    Cheers
     
  2. hogg

    hogg Veteran Member

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    Could it possible be, I w, 69 350.. check your date code on back of block and heads it you don't thank thank they been changed.
     
  3. Oldskool62

    Oldskool62 New Member

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    Thanks I will check it out
     
  4. Mwilson

    Mwilson Veteran Member

    whats the suffix code?
     
  5. Oldskool62

    Oldskool62 New Member

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    JW
     
  6. Mwilson

    Mwilson Veteran Member

    thats what I thought I cant find a JW anywhere
     
  7. Oldskool62

    Oldskool62 New Member

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    And there lies my issue. I'll have to go down the block number path
     
  8. Mwilson

    Mwilson Veteran Member

    is the block in the car?
     
  9. Oldskool62

    Oldskool62 New Member

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    Yes it's still in the car
     
  10. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

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    Maybe a corporate small block from an BOP car? Only J* suffix I see is for a 64 Chevelle with 327 and those don't go to the W second digit, maybe a police package? TW might be a truck engine? Odd one there.
     

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