Double VIN stamping on M Code 440 Engine Block

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    I am looking for an expert in the Vin stamping department. I saw an engine block that has the same Vin number stamped twice. It looks like it was stamped in the wrong place the first time and then corrected below it the second time. Has anybody ever seen that? I have a picture but would rather not post it at this time. I can email you the picture. Thanks!
     
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    Post it on lost and found. The car it came from may be looking for it.
     
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      Not me.

      I have seen what I would deem an over stamp sorta. But never a double stamp. That would be interesting to see what you are saying! Not sure what the wrong place is as there is only one correct place.
       
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        I am new here. Is there a way for me to email you the picture?
         
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        M-code is mid 69 and no doubt where the correct stamp should be!
         
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        Start a conversation with @1969383S it will be private.
         
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        Triple kind of stamp, very unusual!, but the font on each is the same! Never saw one stamped above the flat like that. I now wonder how they did the stamp in the first place! Thought I understood but! Someone got out of control in Trenton!

        ‘Cuda M-Code block for sure!
         
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          Is it the engine factory stamp on the front below the left side head, or the VIN number stamp just above the oil pan on the pass side????
           
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          Someone call Scooby and the gang! We've got a mystery on our hands!!!
           
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              Another mystery 440 thread. Interesting stuff.
               
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                I have seen all kinds of double stamps on engine blocks, nothing unusual. Still looking for the block for a couple of the M-Codes I have had, why not post the number or a picture?
                 
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                  Exactly. They were always hand stamped. Hit the stamp with a hammer and if you don't think it was good enough you hit it again. Heck this triple stamp could have been the first try for a line worker or someone just filling in.
                   
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                    Please post the vin stamping. I sold my M-Code ‘cuda earlier this year and the car was originally from the central New York area but I’m sure that current owner would be interested in it if it was from the car.
                     
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                      This thread is worthless without pictures.

                      A bit like saying “I’ve got a great joke to tell but, nah, I, not going to tell it.”
                       
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                        Thanks for everyone’s help on this. I am trying to buy the original engine block for my car and I wanted to make sure it was real.
                         
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                        There are more ways to tell what the block came out of originally than the VIN stamping, pictures of both sides of the block and the numbers on the top pad, and there might be numbers on the underside near the where the starter goes.
                         
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                        Best of luck to you. I hope that you can reunite the engine to your car.
                         
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                          Another thing you can do then if you have the original transmission - Compare the VIN stamping fonts digit by digit, they should be identical on the engine & transmission.
                           
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                            Jamie Passon has some insight on factory stampings in his book. This may also apply in this case. And yes, these were stamped by hand. It would be nice if we could re-unite this engine with the original car.
                             
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                              Here is a picture of my 69 340 out of a GTS convertible.

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                                It’s a good original stamp just a little odd to me. Not sure when the stamp was applied, at the assembly plant or Trenton. Always thought they banged it with a hammer and multi die. This looks like it was machine applied and missed the mark on first press. The OP will decide weather to post it or not! To me it is original.
                                 
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                                The engine & transmission were mated together at the main assembly plant & then stamped one right after the other - boom -boom. This was done just before they were mated to the car.
                                 
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