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Old 07-11-2019, 08:11 PM
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The only number on the entire engine pad is: 11207S. They are clearly stamped, and well-done. I would have thought any counterfeit attempt would not stamp in a puzzling number.

I suspect that maybe this was a factory or dealer replacement engine?

This is, allegedly, a 360HP FI car, a 1962. It has many correct features for a real FI car, and the original FI is in a box and it has a good # as well. But alas no proper suffix code or date codes on the pad.

The engine number is a puzzle to me, even though the basting number is correct (but of course not specific to 1962)

Any ideas?

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Old 07-11-2019, 08:17 PM
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The suffix code S is for a Impala 327/250. And thus no vin stamp
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The suffix code S is for a Impala 327/250. And thus no vin stamp
Thanks for that NM-- do the other numbers refer to a date code perhaps? Seems like one number too many.
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What is the casting date on the block? Can you post a picture of the stamp
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Casting date is 11-9-61, The casting number which is the typical 3782870.

I don't have a picture of the stamp but it looks just like a factory stemping. Nothing Mickey Mouse about it. I guess it could be a T1207S. If so, that would mean it was stamped after being cast, which makes sense.

Sure runs strong for a 327/250 but who knows, it could have been built up quite a bit.
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The assembly date is Dec seventh. Which works well with the casting date. After 60 years you know it’s been rebuilt.
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Thanks for all this. The car isn't being passed off as having an FI engine. The car itself might have been a fuelie originally, but you know, you can buy all the parts, drill a few holes and there you go. I think unless you have the window sticker or you were the original owner (or your family perhaps) you can't ever be 100% sure. My suspicion is that it was an FI car but the block was lost long ago. The restoration done on it was quite nice I have to say. I never liked the "fawn" color but you know, it's growing on me.
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If the stamp starts with a T, it is not a Corvette block. If your year date code is 2 digits, 61, as you say. It is a Tonawanda block. Nowhere Man covered its application.
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