1971 Corvette 454 engine original?


Asked by Mar 19, 2016 at 05:04 AM about the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: General

two questions
can you tell me where to find the stamped engine number that includes the
partial VIN? A detailed answer with a picture would be appreciated.
The cast engine number is 3955287GMT. B22 – 71 is also there. What does
this mean? Could this be original to the car?

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This number 3955287 I find for 1970-71 Q-jet intake that fits 402/454. The earliest 454 block casting number I find is for 1973 to 1985 454 that went into cars, which is 361956 block casting number. I don't know exactly were to find the casting number, but usually they are on the side of the block, or right behind the distributor along the top of the bell housing.

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Possible that the motor is a rebuilt 402? Do need the casting number.

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The serial number will tell you what engine came with the car-

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