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Offline sparkey

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cowl plate
« on: August 05, 2007, 01:47:38 PM »
con somebody decode this for me

79  05a  2fs87l249815
19r  19l  19u  w
51  cgl  b-4017248

this is the plate thats on my 79 t/a that i want to clone to a 77/78
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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 02:22:10 PM »
Line 1: Body by Fisher (kind of self-explanatory)

Line 2: 79=1979, 05A=built first week of May, 2FS87=body style number (base model), L=Van Nuys assembly plant (N=Norwood), 249815=consecutive fisher body number (and has no direct correlation with the VIN)

Line 3: 19R=black interior (standard??), 19L 19U=Starlight Black lower and upper paint, W=??(not in my info, my Van Nuys built '81 T/A has this W also)

Line 4: 51(not A51??)=modular seats, cgl=(no info for this one, CCI=ttops), B-4017248=?? (no info, agian my '81 T/A has B 4xxxxxx in this location)

Looks like you have a 1979 Starlight Black T/A with a black interior, which may or may not have t-tops (is that cgl really CCI??) Does this info agree with your car?
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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 02:30:04 PM »
that looks about right. it does have t-tops and where can i find out my motor size its in there and looks like its never been touched.
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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 02:40:22 PM »
You can check what engine came with the car by looking at your VIN # and compare the digits here:
http://www.78ta.com/vin1979.htm

That doesn't mean your engine hasn't been changed though....you will need to do further inspection on your part to find out what engine is CURRENTLY in your car.
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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 02:49:38 PM »
the vin plate is so rusted up i cant read it
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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007, 03:23:22 PM »
Does it have a Pontiac, Olds or Chevy engine in it now?
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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 03:35:40 PM »
looks like big block Pontiac
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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007, 03:42:17 PM »
Well, all Pontiacs use the same basic block so it could be a 301 or a 400 (usually the 400s were mated to 4 spds in '79)
Is the emissions decal still under the hood? It will have the size on it in the upper left corner.
Larry


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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007, 04:20:42 PM »
The only way you got a 400 in 1979 is with a four speed. 

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Re: cowl plate
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2007, 08:10:27 PM »
W=??(not in my info, my Van Nuys built '81 T/A has this W also)
W= Stands for paint type whcih was Water based paint.

Line 4: 51(not A51??)=modular seats
A51 = Bucket Seats
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