I am looking for a reliable source for decoding the VIN for a 1979 Malibu Coupe. Can anyone help?

Asked by Sep 17, 2008 at 04:36 PM about the 1979 Chevrolet Malibu

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I specifically need help to decode the engine portion but I would appreciate confirmation on the whole VIN if possible.

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Available motors in Malibus in 1979: 200 V6 (95 HP), 231 (3.8L) V6 (105 HP), 267 V8 (125 HP), 305 V8 (140 HP), 350 V8 (165 HP) If its a v6, its most likely a 231. If its a V8 with a two barrel carb, its a 267. If its a v8 with a four barrel carb its a 305. I highly doubt its a 350. Factory 350 78-81 malibus are rare

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I got a J code for engine can't figure out if it's a 267 or 350

what is the bolt size on the rear bolt from the frame to the body?

I had the same question, please check out this side for guide lines: http://www.ebay.com/gds/VIN-NUMBER-DECODE-CHEVROLET-CARS-1972-1980-/10000000002310017/g.html

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