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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-31-2016, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Cowl tag decode

This is the cowl tag off of the parts car that came with my SS, could someone decode for me?
Also here is the engine code #'s. FI0I2HCH.
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1966 Impala SS Convertible
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-31-2016, 02:52 PM
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Lee according to my book "Chevy Cowl Tags: 1950-1975" by Mark S. Allen That decodes as:

01A ==========> first week of January date code
STyle
1966 =========> 1966 production year (started in August)
16467 ========> V8 Chevrolet Impala two door Convertible
FL2 ==========> Flint Michigan Assembly Plant (2 should be a 1)
423 ==========> Fisher Body Sequence Number
TRim
870-A =========> Fawn Colored Vinyl Bench Seat
A -2 ==========> Tuxedo Black Exterior Paint; 2 Black Top
W ===========> Tinted Wind Shield Only
2 ============> Second Option Group Number
S ============> Rear Antenna
R ============> Rear Seat Speaker

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Dave, you put 01A is January, but the tag reads 10A, would that be October?

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Dave, you put 01A is January, but the tag reads 10A, would that be October?

You are correct (though the picture was upside down, and I am dyslexic anyway

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Thank You. I dont know why it copied the pic upside down. Any idea of what the car would be worth fixed up?

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Hagerty has a value estimator on their site. Optimistic, of course, because it is for insured value. And, be realistic about condition. Cars that are driven are usually #3.

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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5Y: Deluxe belts Rpo A39
110500 Work sequence #

Engine Decode:
Built at the Flint Plant
October 12, 1965
HCH: L30 327/275 HP Powerglide Trans

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Thank You all for your responses.

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Ok, now that the site has decoded my cowl tag and my engine #'s, heres my question. Is it possible to have a car built the first week of October 1965 and a motor that has a code date of October 12, 1965?

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What's the vin? (To answer your other question) For whatever reason Flint used 10A for all of October so that's why the engine date is later than the date on the tag.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-01-2016, 02:34 PM
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Anything is possible. It is possible it went down the assembly line and when they cranked it up at the end of the line to park in the delivery lot the original motor blew up for lack of oil in the pan. Then the factory would have had to rework the car by pulling the original motor out and replacing it with another one off the line.

This is just one possibility.

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