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It's an extended regular van that went to the Los Angeles DSO from Loran, OH in March of 1965 with a 240 six "under the hood". It has a 90 inch wheel base, is (and was in March of '65) dark green with a standard green vinyl interior, but here's where it gets sticky: There are a few of the PLATE codes I'm having trouble with...
under BODY the plate reads: "3 89"
the 3 is standard green vinyl interior, right? But, what's the 89?
under TRANS the plate reads: "4G" what's a 4G transmission?
under AXLE the plate reads: "13" what's a 13 AXLE?
4G on the trans has me puzzled.
in 1965, the G meant 3-speed trans.
In 1966, the G meant C-4 Automatic.
Which do you have?
There was no 13 axel code in 1965. Your Diff tag says 3.00 ratio which was not available that year.
In 1966, the 13 axel is a 4.56 ratio 9-inch rear.
Is the cover on the front or rear of your differential?
The dark green might be military, and sometimes they had special orders with special numbers.
What's your VIN? Maybe you have a 1965/1966 hybrid.
Hey folks! Sorry I took so long to get back here...
The VIN: E16JH...
The Model code: E160
My indication that it was a 160 SuperVan came from the data plate info in the shop manual I purchased.
Thanks AGAIN NumberDummy.
Can anyone tell me exactly where that plate is on the van? I can't find the vin # on it & it's too full of stuff to pull the doghouse right now. The number isn't in those other locations either.
If it's in the glove box I guess I'll have to break into it. The dummy I got this thing from left the keys in it while it was parked with the for sale sign on it & someone took the keys.
Have you looked at the brace at the back of the van. Behind the taillights. They will stamp the serial number into the metal of one of those cross braces behind the taillight. The tag from what I can make is a 65-66 extended paneled van. with a 240 engine and 3 spd trans. According to what is available on the pic of the tag.
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