65 Riviera GS - Engine production code stamping

Discussion in ''Da Nailhead' started by Timberjack, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Timberjack

    Timberjack New Member

    I am purchasing a 65 Riviera GS and wonder if you guys can help on an engine production code stamping question.
    Assume it a 425. Most confusing is the L is more than two inches away from the X167. The L is not a clear crisp stamp like the others. It would be helpful if I could include a photo. Also on this 65 are the 2 carbs with a metal sticker on each throat that reads Carter Competition, clearly not original. Look on the side of the carb and raised factory letters read WEBER, so its not an original Carter carb. Does this create concerns.

    I also need to measure the exhaust pipe dia. to help determine if its was original GS. It does have the Gran Sport emblems in the right ( early production ) location and on the glove box.
  2. Timberjack

    Timberjack New Member

    I know the LX should be next to each other not separated over two inches. Has anyone seen this unusual letter separation in stamping? Or is this a concern?
  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    You can upload or link photos. Post a picture of the decal inside the glove box.
  4. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    Most of them have the letter "X" 2-3" away from "L" each other normally.
  5. Timberjack

    Timberjack New Member

  6. Timberjack

    Timberjack New Member

    Tom, good to hear you have seen that before. Now I can move forward with the car.
    Tried to upload a photo of the engine code letters. System says error.
    I still have a place in CT too, but FL is a little warmer for the winter
    Thanks for the knowledge.
  7. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Jack, if you send the photos to me at Larrymta@verizon.net I'll post them for you.
  8. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Here you go Jack.


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