Casting date 340 12 9 68

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  1. Dartsun

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    I’ve got a 340 engine I’ve had for awhile. Wondering if belongs anybody’s car. Vin looks like BH23P9B251864
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    • Dana67Dart

      Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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      Not sure what the question is
       
    • moparmat2000

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      Heres how it breaks down for you
      B barracuda
      H highline
      23 sport coupe (notchback)
      P 340 V8
      9 model year 1969
      B dodge main plant Hamtramick
      251864 build sequence number

      A 1969 340S notchback, that's a rare one.
       
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      • Dartsun

        Dartsun Mopar Dude

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        No question just have a found motor to no 340 car.
         
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        Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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        Sorry I saw casting date in the header and then an engine Vin in the post, got confused
         
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          Is that vin on the oil pan rail? If so, I cant say I've ever seen a complete vin there before.
          Thanks for posting!
           
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          • A56

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            I thought that I read somewhere that they did that on some early '69 motors but then only used the last 7 or 8 of the vin.
             
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            I wonder if being a 68 date code that its stamped up where bell housing mounts( where 68 model years were). Not that I've seen a lot but all 340 vins I've seen were 8 digits long. For example Dartsuns would read 9B251864.
            Hope that makes sense?
             
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            • moparmat2000

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              Yep Steve typically just the last 8 of the vin. Never seen a complete vin on an engine block like that.
               
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                Yep Steve, makes sense, haven't any alcohol yet.
                 
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                  I've seen a few with complete VIN's...

                  But most were just the last 8 digits...
                   
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                  • A56

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                    Steve, Is your in box full?
                     
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                      Pretty cool in my opinion.
                       
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                        Made room George.
                         
                      • Dartsun

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                        Yes that’s by the oil pan. I don’t see any stampings by bell housing.
                         
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                          Only 1969 had the full vin on the block, I have one out of a ragtop
                           
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                            Which 1969's ? early casting date on the ragtop 340?
                             
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                            As far as I know all 1969's. Casting date 9-9-68

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                                Maybe it was only the early ones, I had a 440 with a full vin but that's been gone for a while so not sure on casting date
                                 
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                                which is typical Mopar. This motor casting date is one day later than the op motor as far as I can tell.
                                 
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                                That's what I had posted earlier that I had read somewhere that it was the earlier castings but one day later and this one that I showed is a partial.
                                 
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                                The 1969 model year ran from August 1, 1968 through July 31, 1969.

                                So this is a 1969 model year engine.

                                Hamtramck stamped full VINs up to approximately mid-1969 model year.
                                 
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                                  He definitely needs a drink, or something !
                                   
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