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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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1966 Biscayne tag(s) to decode

Lets face the truth, it's a '66 2-door Biscayne. How tough should this be? The only thing that I haven't been able to figure out is the 840-A, (which must be upholstery related) and the 2M.

Anyone got the specifics for these?


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 03:55 PM
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Unless Big Dave gets to it first. I will be home in an hour and I will help out.

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Dave, sounds like a challenge...

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 04:44 PM
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840=Blue cloth bench seat
D-D = Mist blue paint (medium blue)
2M is a M37 PowerGlide transmission

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I figured the seat. the P/G had me.

Just curious, what would a '5Y' be where the '2M' is?

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2M is actually M35 powerglide. And M38 was TH350 starting in 69. I don't think there was ever a M37.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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What would be the RPO code for a big block Biscayne for '66? I've seen the list on the 348/409 but it's not all that specific for which codes were used in what years. Id this as vague as it may seem?

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 09:22 PM
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The cowl tag just says V-8 or in-line six the engine ID code has the application. If you were attempting to clone a big block car you start with one that has most all of the castings within 4 days of the build week.

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Thanks Dave. You can't get much more specific than that.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 09:40 AM
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Oh you mean you want things like an engine code of ID for a 425 horse manual secondary 427 in a 1966 passenger car with a four speed? There are 14 different codes depending upon horse power of the engine, carburetor on top, and tranny it was mated to; and other such things such as being A.I.R. equipped if being shipped to California. They can all be found on page 42 of Alan L. Covin's Chevrolet by the Numbers for 1965-'69.

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Thanks for the title Dave. My birthday is next month; I'll have to let my mother-in-law know ;-)

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