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QUESTION: hi ron,was wondering can you tell me manufacture of my dj5 jeep,it is regd 1974 with english plate,the chasis number is 414694,AM General corporation,south bend indiana 46623.if i can prove jeep was manufactured 1973 or before i can have free road tax,thanks ron

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DJ-5A (196870)  : 153 cu in (2.5 L) Chevy Nova straight-4, 2-speed Powerglide automatic
DJ-5B (197072)  : 232 cu in (3.8 L) AMC Straight-6 engine, BorgWarner T-35 three-speed automatic
DJ-5C (197374)  : 232 cu in (3.8 L) AMC Straight-6 engine, T-35 or M-11 automatic

Have you tried to contact GM research center?

does it have a VIN ?

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QUESTION: hi ron the vin number is 414694.and printed on vin plate is am general corperation,south bend indiana 46623,thanks ron

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OK you are right, no VIN on those , just production numners.  The one way to tell may be to fine a prodcution engine number, or engine VIN.  Look for numbers on the block or intake manifold , trans casing.  Look for tranny numbers as well, use list I provided

If it is the original engine/tranny ,it might provide a clue
what kind of tranny and engine does it have?

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I can answer questions on W114/ W115 /W(R)107/W123/W126 Mercedes models 1967-1985. I have rebuilt many of these cars and have problem solved many issues. I have access to much of the technical data and have deailed instructions on fixing the most common issues. Vintage US 1950-1989 and other foreign cars as well If you are going to ask me about car value, please provide ample information on service history, rust issues, and current "needs". Pictures are helpful. Disclaimer on value - I can only give you data on what the market is bringing, and may not be what you want to hear!

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