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Old 08/22/2005, 07:50 AM   #8
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Re:289 engine

Just to clarify the other Steve's answer, the number on the top rear is the VIN that you would look for to see if the engine is "numbers matching". The first number does indeed signify the year, the second the assembly plant (in his case, H means Lorain, Ohio) and there will be 6 numbers after that, that would match the last 6 of your VIN on the dash or door, if the engine was original. I'd overlooked using the VIN to tell the engine year, but that would work.
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