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ENGINE CODES

 
 

CORVAIR

 
1960
Code Prefix
1961
Code Prefix
6-140
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YC 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
Y
6-140
95hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YD 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YC
6-140
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YH 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YF
6-140
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YL 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YH
6-140
95hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YM 6-145
98hp, 9:1, 2-1brl
YJ
6-140
95hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YN 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl
YL
6-140
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
Z 6-145
98hp, 9:1, 2-1brl
YM
6-140
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZB 6-145
98hp, 9:1, 2-1brl
YN
6-140
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZD 6-145
98hp, 9:1, 2-1brl
YN
6-140
95hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZF 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZB
6-140
95hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZG 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZD
6-140
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZH 6-145
98hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZF
6-140
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZJ 6-145
98hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZG
  6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZH
6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZJ
6-145
98hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZK
6-145
98hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZL
 
1962
1963
6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl
Y
6-145
150hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, T/C, M/T
Y
6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, T/C, 4 Spd
YC 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, T/C, 4 Spd
YC
6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, M/T
YH 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/C, M/T
YL
6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/C, M/T
YL 6
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/C, HPE
YM
6
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/C, HPE
YM 6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, M/T, H.P.E
YN
6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, M/T, H.P.E
YN 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
Z
6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl
YQ 6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/C, A/T
ZD
6-145
150hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, T/C, 4 Spd
YR 6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T, H.P.E
ZF
6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
Z 6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T, A/C, H.P.E
ZG
6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZB 6-145
84hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZH
6-145
80hp, 8:1, 2-1brl, A/C, A/T
ZD  
6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T, H.P.E
ZF
6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T, A/C, H.P.E
ZG
6-145
84hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZH
6-145
84hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T, A/C
ZJ
6-145
102hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T, A/C
ZK
6-145
84hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZL
 
1964
1965
6-145
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, T/C, 4 Spd
YC 6-164
95hp, 8.5:1, 2-1brl, M/T, A/T
RA
6-145
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, A/C, M/T
YL 6-164
140hp, 9.25:14-1brl, M/T
RB
6
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, A/C, HPE
YM 6-164
110hp,9.25:1, H.P.E
RD
6-145
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, M/T, H.P.E
YN 6-164
95hp, 8.5:1, 2-1brl, A/C
RE
6-145
150hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, T/C, 4 Spd
YR 6-164
110hp, 9.25:1 2-1brl, H.P.E, A/C
RF
6-145
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, A/T
Z 6-164
95hp, 8.5:1, 2-1brl, P/G
RG
6-145
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, A/C, A/T
ZD 6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, H.P.E
RH
6-145
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, A/T, H.P.E
ZF 6-164
95hp, 8.5:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C
RJ
6-145
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, A/T, A/C, H.P.E
ZG 6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C, H.P.E
RK
6-145
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, A/T
ZH 6-164
180hp, 8.25:1, T/C
RL
  6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, M/T, SHPE
RM
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, SHPE, P/G
RN
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl,M/T, A.I.R
RS
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, M/T, A.I.R, H.P.E
RU
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A.I.R
RV
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A.I.R, H.P.E
RX
 
1966
1967
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, M/T, A/T
RA 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, M/T, A/T
RA
6-164
140hp, 9.25:14-1brl, M/T
RB 6-164
110hp, 9:1, 2-1BRL, H.P.E
RD
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, H.P.E
RD 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, A/C
RE
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, A/C
RE 6-164
110hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, H.P.E, A/C
RF
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1 4-1brl, H.P.E, A/C
RF 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G
RG
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G
RG 6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, H.P.E
RH
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, H.P.E
RH 6-164
95hp, 8.5:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C
RJ
6-164
95hp, 8.5:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C
RJ 6-164
110hp, 90:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C, H.P.E
RK
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C, H.P.E
RK 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 4-1brl, M/T, A.I.R
RS
6-164
180hp, 8.25:1, T/C
RL 6-164
110hp, 90:1, 2-1brl, M/T, A.I.R, H.P.E
RU
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, M/T, SHPE
RM 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A.I.R
RV
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, SHPE, P/G
RN 6-164
110hp, 90:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A.I.R, H.P.E
RW
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, SHPE, A.I.R, M/T
RQ 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl
QM
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, A/C, M/T
RR 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C, A.I.R
QO
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 4-1brl, M/T, A.I.R
RS 6-164
110hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C, A.I.R, HPE
QP
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, M/T
RT 6-164
110hp, 9:1, 2-1brl, HPE, A/C, A.I.R
QS
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, M/T, A.I.R, H.P.E
RU  
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A.I.R
RV
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A.I.R, H.P.E
RW
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, P/G, A.I.R, H.P.E
RX
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, P/G, A/C, A.I.R
RY
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, SHPE, A/C
RZ
 
1968
1969
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, A/C
RE 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, M/T
AC
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, H.P.E, A/C
RF 6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, H.P.E
AD
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C
RJ 6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G
AE
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A/C, H.P.E
RK 6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, H.P.E
AF
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, M/T, A.I.R
RS 6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, SPHE
AG
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, M/T, A.I.R, H.P.E
RU 6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, P/G, H.P.E
AH
6-164
95hp, 8.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A.I.R
RV  
6-164
110hp, 9.25:1, 2-1brl, P/G, A.I.R, H.P.E
RW
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, A/C, A.I.R
RY
6-164
140hp, 9.25:1, 4-1brl, SHPE, A/C, P/G
RZ
 
 

Configuration:

A/C: Air conditioned

A.I.R: Air injection reactor

A/T: Automatic trans

HPE: High performance engine

M/T: Manual trans

P/G: Powerglide

SHPE: Special Hi Perf.

T/C: Turbocharged engine

 
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