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colpac 11-25-2017 09:34 AM

1970 Chevelle numbers
Is this a true SS 136370R237688, thanks

vinces427bb 11-25-2017 06:49 PM

you cannot tell if it is an ss car from the vin on a 1970 car...
car was built at Arlington ca plant and was #237688 built at that plant...
you will need to find other documentation to verify it..
like a protecto-plate, build sheet, and/or other visual clues
like matching partial vin on proper bbc engine and transmission

there was also a rare Malibu 400 available in 1970 that came with a 396 bbc engine...

what engine do you have???

colpac 11-26-2017 08:00 AM

It has a matching number 454, was told to check the number on the motor and if that is the same it is a SS because they only put 454s in the SS. Thanks

Hank70SS 11-26-2017 08:19 AM

If the VIN stamped on the engine matches the vehicle VIN then it's probably a true SS. Engines have been restamped to make them look numbers matching. You'll find the block number and year of manufacture on the back of the block above the bell housing.

A true SS would have front power disk brakes. A larger fuel pump with a return line to the tank. It will also have a screw clamp rag joint fitting on the end of the steering shaft. A non big block would have a pressed on rag joint. A 12 bolt rear as well. None of these proves it's an SS but if they're lacking that's suspicious.

colpac 11-26-2017 08:40 AM

I will look, thanks

vinces427bb 11-26-2017 11:47 AM

you should also have a round gauge dash :)

Hank70SS 11-26-2017 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by vinces427bb (Post 63016)
you should also have a round gauge dash :)

Forgot that one, and boxed rear lower control arms.

vinces427bb 11-26-2017 10:03 PM
check this link from chevellestuff
they have a huge database on these cars...

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