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Old 09-21-2012, 01:23 PM
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Help decoding BBC engine codes

I recently purchased a chevy 454. I have cleaned it up and found every number on the block but having a hard time decoding them.
Front Center above timing cover
T0928FBH Tonawanda, Ny - Sept. 28
Cannot figure out what the FBH means

Front Passenger beneath cylinder head
TES 505548
I have absolutely no clue what that one is

Rear Driver bell housing
14015445 454ci 1975-1990 car or truck
That does'nt really tell me much

Rear Passenger
J21 3
Any information that can be gathered with the information that I have would be greatly appreciated. I am wanting to rebuild it but would like to know as much information about it as possible. 1965 Chevy C10 stepside patiently waiting on this power plant!!!
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Help decoding BBC engine codes

T=Tonawanda, 09=Sept., 28=day of month, FBH= must be incorrect letters cannot find on any website. 14015445= 1975-90 454 truck, J= OCT, 21=day,3-1973. Look under valve covers for head casting numbers.
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That's the problem I had, I couldn't find anything on the internet, but that is what's stamped on the block! I'll post a pic.
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