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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sorta OT Where to find vin tag on eng&trans on GM

I'm looking at buying a 96 Chevy 2500 ext cab Silverado 4x4 I have been told that the engine & trans are not the original and want to check the numbers to be sure. Does anyone know where I look to see if it is numbers matching thus no new drivetrain, or numbers not matching thus a really good deal.
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Re: Sorta OT Where to find vin tag on eng&trans on

I did not even know they put Vin on the motor or trans..
Dash,firewall and on the frame thats all i know of.
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Re: Sorta OT Where to find vin tag on eng&trans on

I'm not positive that they do I thought that the vin used to be put on the motor somewhere that's why you'll hear about #'s matching classic cars.
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Re: Sorta OT Where to find vin tag on eng&trans on

IIRC, on SBCs the engine number used to be on the front of the right head surface, just above wherre the water pump meets the block.
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Re: Sorta OT Where to find vin tag on eng&trans on

Since John asked about matching numbers, and it's a mystery to most how they're used, may I suggest reading: Matching numbers mean money, and Determining Matching Numbers
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