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Old 07-08-2018, 05:55 PM
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can anyone tell me if the corvette has the vin number on the engine the heads the bellhousing the trans the rear end etc. i know car has numbers and they go by a build sheet but i did not know the corvette put the vin number on all the car parts. or are the numbers on the parts just numbers and they would be placed on a build sheet. thanks bp.
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:42 PM
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I know the VIN is stamped on the right front corner of the engine block and on the kick up of the rear frame over the axle on the driver side. I believe there are least two other places but I'm not familiar with their location.
 
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ok i guess that makes sense for a vette. but he claims the numbers are on every engine par. in fact yesterday when i was changing out the harmonic balancer for him i looked at the driver side head on the back toward the firewall and read an s number and said that is the serial number.

anyway i changed out the balancer and he drove it and said he thinks it is still there. but he told me the steering wheel shook real bad when the vibration starts and i did not see or feel anything myself. so i'm leaning towards the vibration he feels is just the engine shaking on the power cycles.

but thanks for that help with the numbers.
 
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Not sure what the number was on the head but I doubt that it had anything to do with the VIN. I know for a fact that the Corvette VIN is stamped on the right front corner of the block.
 
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thanks for that help
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:31 PM
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You're welcome. I forgot to mention that if the block has ever been decked, the stamped VIN may have been machined off. There are places that rent the stamping kit so the block can be restamped.. They are accepted by NCRS. Of course bad guys can also use them to produce a non-original original car.
 
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