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Offline LOWMILES

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Can anyone give me some help on these numbers and letters?  Mostly the AA 852.  the block is from a 1978 w-72 4-speed car.  Thanks in advance.  (see attached photo)

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Re: **HELP ** Odd numbers an letters stamped on my 78 w-72 block.
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 09:26:49 PM »
Hard to tell where those are located on your block from the pic...this link may help you:
http://groups.msn.com/TransAm1978/engineidentifiers.msnw
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Re: **HELP ** Odd numbers an letters stamped on my 78 w-72 block.
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 09:30:47 PM »
Its right were the Partial VIN is.

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Re: **HELP ** Odd numbers an letters stamped on my 78 w-72 block.
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008, 07:39:39 PM »
Those numbers there do not look like they were stamped by Pontiac or the Factory.  They look like something after the fact, but have not a clue as to what.
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Re: **HELP ** Odd numbers an letters stamped on my 78 w-72 block.
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 09:41:59 AM »
Contact John Witzke....I think his email is listed on this site.  He might know...and if he doesn't my guess is no one will.


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Re: **HELP ** Odd numbers an letters stamped on my 78 w-72 block.
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 10:54:28 AM »
I would bet those numbers are from a machine shop.  Lots of shops will stamp parts as they come in to keep track of them.  Your engine has probably been rebuilt and that is probably the ticket number from the rebuilder.


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Re: **HELP ** Odd numbers an letters stamped on my 78 w-72 block.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 10:58:09 AM »
that's the best explanation Ive received so far.  Thanks!

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Re: **HELP ** Odd numbers an letters stamped on my 78 w-72 block.
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 10:59:34 AM »
That was my guess also, tracking numbers from a machine shop.
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