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i have a sbc engine with a 3970010 number stamped on the drivers side rear of the block , and on the passager front tabon the block just below head it has VC or VO ,278TDS, Then below that number is, T8A509005, C an anyone tell me what i have here . thnks jim

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The suffix code guide has it listed as a 1980 350 c.i. 170hp truck engine.
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i have a sbc engine with a 3970010 number stamped on the drivers side rear of the block , and on the passager front tabon the block just below head it has VC or VO ,278TDS, Then below that number is, T8A509005, C an anyone tell me what i have here . thnks jim
I do not see "TDS" suffix code showing up anywhere- are you positive that's correct?
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the TDS is clear ,and all of the T8A509005, is very clear , the only thing not to clearis in the VC278TDS, is the c, may be a 0,and the7 may be a 1
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I see aztecbronzel79 got a read on it- the 'usual' places I look for suffix codes don't show it, but as long as it's somewhere...
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Msa-1 Chevy Small Block Code Guide 2123

On page 99 and page 233 of this book it has (TDS) listed as 350 c.i. truck engine.This copy was released in 2000.
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