Production - Engine Identification
V8 Engine Identification (Post VF)
By David Mizen
The engine number can be found on the left side of the motor above the starter motor.
All V8's fitted to V and C model vehicles and small block "Phoenix and Dodge trucks have an "A" prefix.
The second digit refers to the size
The third digit refers to the performance level
|2||Standard (2 BBL)|
|3||High Performance (4 BBL)|
The fourth digit refers to the gearbox type
The fifth character is the year of manufacture.
|DIGIT||YEAR OF MANUFACTURE|
|G||1976 pre July|
|H||1976 post July|
|...and so on...|
The remainder of the characters denote the sequential build number
To make life a little easier we now have an online function to decode these engine numbers for you - try our V8 VG-CM engine decoder.