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440 Block vin identification #3095063
11/17/22 06:03 PM
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Can someone on here help me with this 440 block vin identification? What it was from etc, thanks in advance.

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Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: greendart408] #3095071
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69 440 HP OUT OF A COP CAR OR FULL SIZE CHISELER

Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: ph23vo] #3095118
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"9C" = 1969 Jefferson Ave DETROIT, MI 1969 built Chryslers & Imperials (& NO HP in Imperials)

from a 1969 Chrysler

Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: greendart408] #3095171
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is that an E or F preceding 440 on the pad?

Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: TONY_DAGOSTINO] #3095203
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Originally Posted by TONY_DAGOSTINO
is that an E or F preceding 440 on the pad?

It’s a F and also says hp2

Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: greendart408] #3095206
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So how does the same block get a 1969 vin stamp and a 1970 pad stamp?

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Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #3095208
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Side note, for ph23v0 -

"Chizler" is the old term for Chrysler (1st saw it on Karamesines' TF car)
"Chiseler" is the audience for all things Chrysler laugh2

Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #3095418
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Originally Posted by Pacnorthcuda
So how does the same block get a 1969 vin stamp and a 1970 pad stamp?


That’s a good question! I missed that. I would bet the vin number would be correct since it seems that would be a harder mistake to explain to the boss. Miss the top pad stamp and no would would care.

Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: fastmark] #3095462
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Looks to me like some grinding was done on top pad?

Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: second 70] #3095512
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Originally Posted by second 70
Looks to me like some grinding was done on top pad?



the machine [mill cutter] marks from the china wall to the pad looks factory, but there are scrape [?] marks which could have been made to remove the paint to check the stampings. then there are other marks that could be best described as some kind of grinding/rotary tool marks [?] made for whatever reason.
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Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: moparx] #3095569
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Maybe somebody needed it to go from E to F, and HP2 to make it match closer to the car…

Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: moparx] #3095595
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So the backstory on this deal, my dads buddy got it I assume from a wrecked car, put a .484 cam in it, installed it in his drag car, went 12s waaaay back in the day. He gave it to my dad who has had it under a bench for over 40yrs and has never used it. I’m guessing then nobody cared about the numbers? I just was...We were just curious is all as I’m not a bb guy at all. Thanks to all who responded.

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Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: greendart408] #3095778
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i can tell with certainty, 40 years ago, nobody cared about numbers. in fact, we all laughed at the corvette geeks that were fussing over numbers back then........... laugh2
today, comparing us MOPAR fanatics to the corvette guys, we are FAR above those geeks when it comes to fussing over numbers. panic
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Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: TONY_DAGOSTINO] #3100581
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Originally Posted by TONY_DAGOSTINO
is that an E or F preceding 440 on the pad?


LOOKS like an F , but there is a scrape going right across where the bottom horizontal line would be for an E ..

I'm going with it being an E440.


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Re: 440 Block vin identification [Re: moparx] #3100590
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Originally Posted by moparx
i can tell with certainty, 40 years ago, nobody cared about numbers. in fact, we all laughed at the corvette geeks that were fussing over numbers back then........... laugh2
today, comparing us MOPAR fanatics to the corvette guys, we are FAR above those geeks when it comes to fussing over numbers. panic
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Oh, I don't know. I was surfing around one time and landed on a Corvette forum where two guys were going at each other over what the paint runs should look like on a restored Corvette frame. I'm anal but even I don't go that far. grin


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