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Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby tinsfci » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:54 am

I got some help from a friend of mine - who is also a good programmer - and we ended up with a "automatic" H-body VIN-decoder :D

I did like Bryan, used the data from the original VIN# Decoder found here on H-Body.org. I also used some of the info on Bryans updated version.

You can find it here:

http://h-body.se/VIN-decoder.php

NOTE! It probably has a lot of decoding errors/bugs at this time in the beginning, so don´t rely completely on the output from it.
Some searches will also probably generate an "UNKNOWN" in some parts. The plan is that I update or add data to the database when you encounter such output.

And...please report errors in this thread so I can fix them.

I hope you will find it useful!

Thanks,

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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby sirrick4 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:33 pm

Works for me. Good job. :th:
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby BadBowtie » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:07 pm

Works for me too, cool stuff!
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby tinsfci » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:13 am

Thanks :)

There will probably be VINs that ends up with "UNKNOWN" in some fields. But that is easy to fix
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby EVL VEGA » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:33 am

Mine is a 1973 but the vin decoder is showing it as a 1978.
I X'ed out my VIN but left the relevant 6th number that shows 3 indicating 1973.


VIN : 1V77B3XXXXXXX
Division : Chevrolet
Carline series : Vega
Body type : S Hatchback (1978)
Engine : 2.3l, L4, 140ci, 2bbl (75-77)
Model year : UNKNOWN
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (1978)
Serial number : XXXXXX
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby tinsfci » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:00 am

Thanks, I will check that error on monday!
( On vacation over the weekend)
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby tinsfci » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:11 am

EVL VEGA wrote:Mine is a 1973 but the vin decoder is showing it as a 1978.

Body type : S Hatchback (1978)
Model year : UNKNOWN
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (1978)


Fixed! I had missed some info for the '72-74' cars. (The "1978" year under "Assembly Plant" is from Bryans page and refers to 2nd Gen. manufacturing)
Now it reads:

Body type : Coupe/Hatchback
Model year : 1972
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (2nd Gen: 1978)

Try again please :)
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby EVL VEGA » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:28 pm

tinsfci wrote:Fixed! I had missed some info for the '72-74' cars. (The "1978" year under "Assembly Plant" is from Bryans page and refers to 2nd Gen. manufacturing)
Now it reads:

Body type : Coupe/Hatchback
Model year : 1972
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (2nd Gen: 1978)

Try again please :)


Seems to work now.

VIN : 1V77B3UXXXXXX
Division : Chevrolet
Carline series : Vega
Body type : Coupe/Hatchback
Engine : 2.3l, L4, 140ci, 2bbl
Model year : 1973
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (2nd Gen: 1978)
Serial number : XXXXXX
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby rjaustin2 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:28 am

Pretty slick. The G engine code for my 79 Starfire does cause it a problem, though.

VIN : 3T07G97123456
Division : Oldsmobile
Carline series : Starfire
Body type : Hatchback
Engine : UNKNOWN
Model year : 1979
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (1979-80)
Serial number : 123456
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby waybad » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:24 pm

cool thanks :th:


VIN : 1V7782U12639Q
Division : Chevrolet
Carline series : Vega
Body type : Coupe/Hatchback
Engine : UNKNOWN
Model year : 1972
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (2nd Gen: 1978)
Serial number : 12639Q
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby RobR » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:54 pm

Here's mine, Engine unknown though...

VIN : 1V77E5U216144
Division : Chevrolet
Carline series : Vega
Body type : Coupe/Hatchback
Engine : UNKNOWN
Model year : 1975
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (2nd Gen: 1978)
Serial number : 216144
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby tinsfci » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:33 pm

RobR wrote:Here's mine, Engine unknown though...

VIN : 1V77E5U216144
Division : Chevrolet
Carline series : Vega
Body type : Coupe/Hatchback
Engine : UNKNOWN
Model year : 1975
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (2nd Gen: 1978)
Serial number : 216144


Hi,

engine code "E" is not listed on the H-body FAQ here http://www.h-body.org/library/hbodyfaq/ ... .html#1.14

Do you know what engine it is/was equipped with from the beginning?

Can anyone else comment the "E" engine code?

Thanks
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby Monza Harry » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:58 pm

If Rob's car is indeed a "Cosworth" [and it does appear so] it would then have come with the 2.0L DOHC inline four. Harry
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby tinsfci » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:35 am

rjaustin2 wrote:Pretty slick. The G engine code for my 79 Starfire does cause it a problem, though.

VIN : 3T07G97123456
Division : Oldsmobile
Carline series : Starfire
Body type : Hatchback
Engine : UNKNOWN
Model year : 1979
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (1979-80)
Serial number : 123456


Fixed! I hope? Does the engine seem right now?
Sorry for the delay answering this. I haven´t received ANY email notifications from subscribed h-body.org threads since sept 19 :(

VIN : 3T07G97123456
Division : Oldsmobile
Carline series : Starfire
Body type : Hatchback
Engine : 5.0l, V8, 305ci, 2bbl (Chevy) (1979)
Model year : 1979
Assembly plant : Lordstown, Ohio, USA (1979-80)
Serial number : 123456
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Re: Automatic VIN# decoder

Postby tinsfci » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:45 am

Monza Harry wrote:If Rob's car is indeed a "Cosworth" [and it does appear so] it would then have come with the 2.0L DOHC inline four. Harry


OK. The only engine code for the Cosworth 2.0L DOHC is "O" according to our FAQ on this site.

I added the "E" code now, meaning = "same as O"
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