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  1. Alaska Mike

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    I recently picked up a 66 Satellite with an original 383 4-speed so i’m trying to find out some information and history about this car. It has a 150 MPH speed-o-meter which i thought was odd. Could this have been a pursuit car?? How do i find out everything possible based on the SN on the door jamb??
    AK Mike
     
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    • Jerry Hall

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      IMO, the cluster has been changed, or at a minimum the speedometer. Pictures would help.
       
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        Welcome from Alabama, 66-67's are great.
         
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        You have a wealth of information and help right here at FBBO - but you're going
        to have to post a lot more info, starting with pics:
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          Welcome from AZ...
           
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          Welcome, nice satellite. The 150 speedo was made for the 1967 GTX. So it was not yet invented to be factory installed in a 1966 car. Same with the 1967 only hood scoop on your car.

          You can post you door jam (VIN) number here. It won’t tell much. Does your car have a tag underhood by the battery with codes in it? Size of a credit card screwed to the inner fender. That will tell much more.
           
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            g'day from Australia :welcome:
             
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            Hi mike Im from Alaska also. Cordova . I live in Wa state now. I have a 1969 satellite and it was a 318 v8 car and speedo only goes up to 120 I think for that reason. I have a 440 now though
             
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            Welcome aboard from NJ. As mentioned, a picture is worth a thousand words! :D
             
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              @Alaska Mike Welcome from a former AK resident (Turnagain Arm 1960 - 1965)!
               
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                  66 VIN code for your car should begin with-

                  RP23G

                  RP is Satellite

                  23 is 2 door hardtop

                  G is 383 (all were four barrels in 1966)


                  ...and just to nip it in the bud- there was an error in the 1966 factory manual regarding VIN codes for engine sizes.
                   
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                    Great to have another northerner on board. Welcome!
                     
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