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Offline rangerlover

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VIN INFO
« on: August 13, 2007, 04:30:12 PM »
Here's my vin can someone tell me what I have thanks

2w87z8l140541

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Re: VIN INFO
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 05:29:51 PM »
2 = Pontiac
W = Trans Am
87 = 2 door coupe
Z = Pontiac 400 engine
8 = 1978
L = Built in Van Nuys California
140541 = Pontiac Production Number
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Re: VIN INFO
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 06:15:41 PM »
So I have a run  of the mill 400 trans am nothing valuable.
Well thats kinda strange because i have the 6 x heads and the factory w72 valve covers so somebody did some part swappin.
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Re: VIN INFO
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 06:58:08 PM »
Nevermind I read some threads and now I see the vin# doesnt give that info.

More info

auto tranny
power windows
hurst dual gate shifter "I dont think it came from the factory"
cruise
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Re: VIN INFO
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 10:31:53 PM »
The "Z" code is for both the L78 "base" 400 and the W72 "hi-po" 400. The only way to know if the car is a true W72 is to check the build sheet and/or PHS docs.

The Hurst Dual Gate shifter is aftermarket and has been added on at some point in the cars life.
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Re: VIN INFO
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 10:39:42 PM »
Go to http://www.phs-online.com and get your documentation on the car, that will tell you.
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Re: VIN INFO
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007, 06:40:42 PM »
   You can always check to se if the vin #s are on the engine/ trans. Then you know for sure.