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Help finding out what I have


I have a 66 acadian pretty complete now and trying to find parts if I can. I need help decoding my vin 671837006XXX Style C718372-5-5 Body 806880 Paint Y Trim 054



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In the interest of security I blocked out the last three digits of your vin.

Looking at your VIN I can see you have a 1966 Canso Sport Deluxe. It was originally produced with a V8 on the 5th of May 1966 during the second shift at the Oshawa plant. I didn't open my books to check the interior color and the paint color and I can't do them by memory.

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Paint Y = Lemonwood yellow
Trim 054 = black


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Would have been a spiffy little car. Can be again!



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38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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Thanks for all the info. How do I tell if the 327 that is in it is what came in it or if it was a 283

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You can send for the information package for your car from GM Vintage Vehicle Services. 

They'll tell you everything you need to know about your car- the date it was built, which plant, what options, selling dealer, production numbers etc.

Well worth the cost!

https://www.vintagevehicleservices.com/



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Any original 66 Acadian built with a 327 only came one way---an L79 350 horse 327. If it has original components on it, there would be an aluminum intake manifold with a Holley, dual snorkel chrome air cleaner, 2.02" cylinder heads, it would have to be either a 3 speed or 4 speed manual, it would have a 12 bolt rear end and a 3/8" fuel pipe from the gas tank to the engine. There's more little clues but those would be the major ones.

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I thought that the early Chevy 2 v8 engines had a recessed oil filter pad. That would be easy to check. It may not be original, but it would be the correct block.

Paul

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Prefectca wrote:

I thought that the early Chevy 2 v8 engines had a recessed oil filter pad. That would be easy to check. It may not be original, but it would be the correct block.

Paul


 Yes,, that is correct Paul. The 283 and 327 Acadian/Nova blocks from 64-67 were unique because they were the only small journal V8 engines that had a spin on oil filter.



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Spin on as in a cartridge type. The date codes are for a 66 on the engine and you can just make out 350hp 327 but I don't think it is an aluminum manifold even though there was an aluminum one in the trunk. It does have a power glide in it too. Must just be a regular car and someone collected up parts over the last 50 or so years. Still cool and will be fun to do. I think worth it. I did trade a set of mud truck tires for the whole package years back. Haha!

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Sounds to me like you did just fine!

The 283 block casting will likely end in 194, the 327 will likely end in 362 or 721. By spin on I mean spin it off and toss the whole thing away vs. the other one where you take the metal can off and replace the cartridge inside the can. It should also have a front sump oil pan vs all other small blocks using rear sumps in that era.

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I agree!  Even a 283 2 barrel with a Powerglide will be a well balanced, spritely setup in a car that light for everyday driving around.

I have that in my Beaumont and I'm liking it more and more for most uses except for the occasional pass attempt where a four barrel would be nice. 

If you want to make a tire smoking beast, that's a whole different story.



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38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome

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