May 14, 2021
Every production car manufactured in the United States has a VIN, or vehicle identification number. This 17 digit code is like a fingerprint of your automobile, as no two are the same.
As you can imagine, each digit, and it’s corresponding position in the code, contains specific details about the vehicle. Here’s the breakdown:
With today’s technology, you can look up your VIN number and find a whole host of information about your car. A lot of it you may never have known. (Click on the image to the right to see a full-size version).
From the example image here, you can tell the manufacturer, make and model, year produced; the plant city, state, and country; the number of doors, the body class, the type of fuel and fuel delivery system; and even the air bag features.
But most importantly for Fraser, the VIN tells us exactly what engine belongs in your vehicle, including they model name, configuration, number of cylinders, and most important, the exact displacement or size of the engine.
You may notice in our example image that we ask you to copy the VIN decoder information page and send it to our sales office if you are planning to buy a remanufactured engine. We do this because it’s important for you to review the information for accuracy. Sometimes entering one wrong digit can still provide most of the correct information but not the right engine. So, this adds an additional layer of protection to your purchase by verifying the engine you’ve selected is the right one for your vehicle.
Thinking about building a replica with an american-made engine? Fraser has the right engine ready for you!