Trying to figure out which engine I have

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Ross Dobson, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Ross Dobson

    Ross Dobson New Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    Hey guys Im trying to identify the engine in my 1973 Camaro. I know its a 427 but Im trying to figure out which one it is. Is there a way to tell?

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  2. budro6968

    budro6968 Veteran Member

    Apr 2, 2016
    Jax Florida
    look at the casting # on the back by distributor next to bell housing. Also check the VIN stamp on the front pass side deck,Then check the site here for the decoding.
  3. Ross Dobson

    Ross Dobson New Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    Is this visible when the engine is in the car.
  4. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    May 5, 2005
    Rockford, MN
    Yes the casting numbers on bell housing flange (behind distributor) and info stamped on the block deck behind alternator should all be viewable with engine in the car. You may need to clean surfaces with a wire brush and a rag to read them. Cell phone cameras work pretty good too for getting into tough spots.

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