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Offline sylvester

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Matching number??
« on: October 08, 2015, 05:27:40 AM »
Hi
I just finish to restore a 1979 trans am and i like to know if its the original motor in the car,i think yes because the car have only 40 000 miles but im not sure at 100% if its the original motor and i dont find any number to proove its the original match number of the motor...
Look at the pics i saw in internet it suppose to have the serial number of the car write on the motor,about 1-2 inch under the 4A,but this motor dosen't have any number at this place...???
How can i check if its the original motor??
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Re: Matching number??
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 07:46:06 AM »
Look closer on the plain pad. If nothing there then you'll have trouble getting it registered anyway.

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Re: Matching number??
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 08:28:10 AM »
Looks like you have an Olds 403 engine...the partial VIN stamping ( matches VIN on dash of car if original engine) is located on a pad on the driver's side head (see picture)


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Re: Matching number??
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 08:58:06 AM »
Yes i check right there andwe have nothing write over there...
Is it possible the motor do not have the serial number of the car stamp on it??

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Re: Matching number??
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 12:07:00 PM »
It could have worn off.