Numbers Matching

1966 -1967 Mopars

  1. 440 4 speed

    440 4 speed Well-Known Member

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    Everyone assumes that prior to 1968 there weren’t any numbers matching cars made. Seems like many people think numbers matching includes the engine and transmission.
    In actuality 1967 had numbers stamped on the rear cross brace, rad support and fender tag. These numbers were matching, so in essence that is a numbers matching car. All the rest were accessories/add ons.
    Something to think about on a cold winters day.
     
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    • Jerry Hall

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      • 440 PHIXX

        440 PHIXX The Island of Misfit Mopars FBBO Gold Member

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        And... they are the important matching numbers. Unlike a GM car made before 1972, the VIN stated what engine the car came with.
         
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        • Fran Blacker

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          There are no "numbers" like VIN's but there are dated parts, engine and transmission numbers. You can't just dump a 68 383 in a 66 and it's the original engine. My 66 original block is cracked. If I wanted to lie I'd have to get a block cast close to cracked one. That's not all engine assembly date comes into play that needs to close to original date also. Have a block cast 2 days after my original but the engine assembly date is 3 weeks after my car's scheduled production date.
           
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            Matching numbers Means nothing except to the guy trying to sell.
             
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            What is the build date on your car and the original block?
             
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            Block cast on 1/19/66 engine assembly date 2/17/66 car schedule build date 3/8/66.
             
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