How to decode Engine Date code stamping?

1968 -1970 Mopars

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    1 Wild R/T Well-Known Member

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    69 was the only year with the full VIN and not all 69's have the full VIN
     
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    So I double checked, yes it has the full VIN in the block and trans too. 69 lynch road car, road runner, sold new in Vancouver Canada
     
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    Lynch road must have been a crazy place back in the day. Lots of people say that the broadcast sheets were rarely put in lynch road cars, but i found mine in two minutes, the first place i looked. Dadsbees block stamping looks like a three year old did it, and only has 9Axxxxxx, mine is beautifully stamped, also only 9Axxxxxx, yet 4mulas has the full vin on the block and trans, all from the same plant. Im guessing different shifts, different work.
     
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    broadcast sheets in cars from the LR plant are not uncommon. Few sheets are found in cars for the LA plant.

    full VINs can be found from most plants until sometime in January 1969.

    RE C body 383 HP pic from earlier......we need more info. 383 HP was NA in a C body.....yet, if that VIN goes with that pad stamp, more follow up is needed.
     
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    I'd say the new paints "muddying" my engine stamp 33, it's actually pretty clear (a shot before I restored the Bee). Feb 25 scheduled car build date, motor wasn't built until Feb 28th! Trans also only stamped with 9A....... and zero Broadcast sheets in my car. I also have this Lynch Rd Road Runner A833, full VIN stamp. Dodge / Plymouth thing or as Coronet has pointed out maybe a date time frame.
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    My Runner was January production, a month earlier.
     
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    My block was cast 12 11 68, stamped December 27 1969, and I have no reason to believe why it wasn’t out Ina fury 4 door as an HP motor. If you ordered it chrysler would make it, also thinking it fits the bill as a cop or fire department car? Who knows, all I know is that it’ll nestle in nicely in my 69 Belvedere, and the date codes are even super close.
    You can just see the casting numbers from this pic. Maybe.
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    Hitting you hard ? Lol !
     
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