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Old 12-04-2017, 12:40 PM
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Need help with Vin and engine decoding





Any help is appreciated! The previous owner said it was a 72' truck but It has dual headlights and I didn't think a 72 had them.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:35 AM
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Block was cast in 7/6 of 1988 and it is a 440 casting number.

7/5/1988,

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Old 12-05-2017, 07:49 AM
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That does not make any sense. Because the last year of it was 78-79 right?
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:30 AM
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I looked at the date closer and I can't tell if it's a 1988, 86 or 66 but the 6430 block is supposed to be a late block.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:34 AM
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What would the .5 mean? Like a mid year
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:27 PM
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Month/may got it?
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7/5/1966
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Thats how I read it..
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:42 PM
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Casting number was used 1966-1672
7/5/1966
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Thats how I read it..
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:20 AM
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Thanks y all. I didn't know where to start. And I believe this truck was pieced toget her but I do appreciate it.
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:01 PM
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Alright fellers. I got you another pic but this one is the head. How can you tell which heads theses are.

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looks like 906 Head casting ??????
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Are they any good by chance. What I've done. I've jumped the gun on the built and now Im realizing everything and pretty confused. Plus with no knowledge on anything about it. But what I've thought about now is just going with a aftermarket head for street/ drag
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aftermarket heads are a good step up.. Availability seems to be the biggest challenge's
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Originally Posted by RacerHog View Post
looks like 906 Head casting ??????
I've done A little more research Nd they are indeed 906 heads.
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