Engine Suffix codes

CORVETTE SPECIFIC - Applicable to all or most models

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Engine Suffix codes

Postby Wayno77 » Thu May 10, 2012 6:08 pm

Guys, I have a 77 vet with an engine block number with a "TDS" suffix code and have searched high and low and no-one seems to know what it is out of..Some have suggested a 1980 Chev truck???I give up, if you guys don't know who will? Any help is much appreciated.

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Postby riverracer » Thu May 10, 2012 6:39 pm

are you sure it's not 'TBS', as TDS is not on the following suffix code list
3/4 way down the page

http://www.nastyz28.com/chevy-engine-code-stampings.php

whats the block casting number?
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Postby Wayno77 » Thu May 10, 2012 6:41 pm

Yes, definately V501TDS, this is obviously not a car but a truck or similar.
Searched the various American sites with no success!!!!

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Postby 68ragtop » Thu May 10, 2012 7:04 pm

Wayno77 wrote:Yes, definately V501TDS, this is obviously not a car but a truck or similar. Searched the various American sites with no success!!!!


Could be. The numbers on mine make it from a 68 K10 pickup!

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Postby Wayno77 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:47 pm

Where did you find that info? :shock:

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Postby riverracer » Thu May 10, 2012 8:58 pm

what about the block casting number?
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Postby 68ragtop » Thu May 10, 2012 10:22 pm

I used the Nastyz28 site above. For mine the block casting number was 3914678, which made it a 302, 327 or 350 from '68. But the engine pad stamp was V1011YX (once I worked out all the 1's were actually stamped with capital I's) which comes out there as a Flint 327/210hp motor built on October 11 for a truck in the Chevy/GMC K10 - 25 range!

Ony other things on the net are http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=148288 where someone says
TDS = 1980 350, 170hp, 4barrel, manual trans, truck

And http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showt ... id/124436/ where they say the same thing
1980 Chev 20 series 350 4bbl 170 HP STD Trans

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Postby DOC » Fri May 11, 2012 1:02 am

Interesting Club! I can't join :cry: Oh well, At least I can be in the matching numbers club, More members I think.

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Postby Wayno77 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:26 am

Hey thanks 68Ragtop, that's about all I could find also.
I guess I will go with that and I am glad to you join your truck club by the way!
Numbers matching doesn't really bother me as the car was something I could afford on my budget and it was the colour I was after. If I wanted an investment I wouldn't be buying an American muscle car unless I had the money to buy something really rare like a LT1 etc.

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Postby australi » Fri May 11, 2012 9:40 am

...There was a BRILLIANT site once with ALL possible combinations of engine numbers, called mortec; but they took it down :cry: :cry:

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Postby 68ragtop » Fri May 11, 2012 10:19 am

australi wrote:...There was a BRILLIANT site once with ALL possible combinations of engine numbers, called mortec; but they took it down :cry: :cry:


All the Mortec site info can still be found at the Internet archive/Wayback machine. http://web.archive.org/web/200711111820 ... ortec.com/ :o

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Postby australi » Fri May 11, 2012 1:05 pm

EXCELLENT!! :o :D :o :D

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Postby Wayno77 » Fri May 11, 2012 2:15 pm

Thanks anyway guys, still not there, bugger!


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