Need a new oil dip stick for 383 engine

Ritchie Valens

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Hey Guys, I have a 1971 RR, with a 383 engine 4 speed. I need to buy a new oil dip stick for it. Just wanted to know if I also need to know the year of the engine? Or just the 383 size? Also, would you know where the year would be stamped? I was told years ago that it was a 1965... but I have not confirmed that. I believe the year is stamped somewhere on top of the engine block?
 

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On the 383 in my ‘69 the year info is stamped in large raised letters on the side of the engine block. Drivers side I believe. Says “9 21 68”. Also there is a VIN stamp on the passenger side of the block just above the oil pan IIRC. Has the last 8 digits of the VIN. Mine says 9A152***. The 9 being the year(1969) and the A being the plant it came out of.

Found this in an old thread here in reference to locating info from topside of engine. I’ve never looked for this on mine.
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The folks around here may have other ways to decipher engine year as well. We’ll see what they say.
 

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On the 383 in my ‘69 the year info is stamped in large raised letters on the side of the engine block. Drivers side I believe. Says “9 21 68”. Also there is a VIN stamp on the passenger side of the block just above the oil pan IIRC. Has the last 8 digits of the VIN. Mine says 9A152***. The 9 being the year(1969) and the A being the plant it came out of.

Found this in an old thread here in reference to locating info from topside of engine. I’ve never looked for this on mine.
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The folks around here may have other ways to decipher engine year as well. We’ll see what they say.
Awesome thanks! I was able to find numbers stamped on the passenger side of the engine under the distributor. Has the size, 383 and the date right below it. Thank you again!!!
 
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