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Help me find my original engine number

magnetvh

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Hello
Its probably a long shot but I'm trying to find my original engine number and where my VH SLE was first sold. I know Holden didn't keep records from 78-89 but there must be an ex employee or someone out there that kept this info or has it or could put me onto someone. My Vh has L36 (253) on the vin plate and the engine is a VR block so I know that block is a 253 but want to know if I can trace the original numbers for the car. And no I don't have the log book. Anyone's help would be appreciated.

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Hey Mick,

I thought if you produced the VIN/HIN (the thin plate) to Holden Customer service they give you confirmation on what it is, numbers and where originally sold.

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Not for VB-VNish Connors, no records of those cars built. Tech, 1978-190ish
 

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You want to find the cast date mate. Should be on the front of the block just above where the water pump bolts on. Should be a clock next to it telling the time it was cast.

The date code should 2 or 3 numbers and a letter.
 

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You want to find the cast date mate. Should be on the front of the block just above where the water pump bolts on. Should be a clock next to it telling the time it was cast.

The date code should 2 or 3 numbers and a letter.

The clock ispointing to 2 oclock and the number is 2J03
 

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2J03 is 2nd Oct 83

whats the build date on the car? if Oct or Nov 83 then its original
 
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