Author Topic: Engine ID and VIN last number one off?  (Read 176 times)

Father&Son7379T/A

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Engine ID and VIN last number one off?
« on: November 25, 2017, 11:01:52 AM »
Has anyone ever experienced this.I am looking at purchashing a 78 W72 4spd ttop Starlight Black TA with 39k mi.Everything looks like a 39k mile patina tower clamps,grey GM plug wires deterioring fuel line insulator the whole car tells me its a survivor,I own a24k mile survivor 79 W72 so I kinda know what I'm looking at.HOWEVER.....the last number on the block is a 7,...the last number on the vin is a 6,ALL OTHER NUMBERS MATCH! ...Is this possible or a switcha roo?
1973 T/A Buccaneer Red L-75 #'s match
1979 T/A W-72 WS-6 4wl disc Atlantis Blue 23k mi. #'s match survivor
1999 T/A Navy Blue A4 60k mi.
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nas t eh

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Re: Engine ID and VIN last number one off?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 11:17:58 AM »
It seams to have happened from time to time, the factory workers did make these kind of mistakes. If you think about it, it would be nearly impossible to find the correct block one character out if you were trying to restore the car.
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FormTA

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Re: Engine ID and VIN last number one off?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 05:42:33 PM »
I bet it is correct, just a factory error.
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firebirdparts

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Re: Engine ID and VIN last number one off?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 09:01:13 PM »
that question has been asked here before, yes.  I would think it's original.
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Re: Engine ID and VIN last number one off?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 09:01:13 PM »
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