Turbo Hydramatic 400

Code/Engine HP/Vehicle
CA - 350,396,400,402 (145,160,170,240,255,265hp)  2bbl, Chevrolet, Monte Carlo
CB - 400,427,454 (180,345,390hp) Chevrolet
CC - 396 (325hp) Chevelle, Camaro
CD - 327,350,400,402,454 (215,235,240,250,300hp) Chevrolet, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
CE - 396 (350hp) Chevelle, Camaro, Nova
CF - 402,427,454 (215,235,270,335,350hp) Chevrolet, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
CG - 396,454 (265,365,390hp) Chevrolet, police
CH - 427 (390hp) Chevrolet
CJ - 396,402 (???,240hp) Chevy Truck 10,20,30 series
CK - 350 (165,190,195,200,300hp) Corvette
CL - 427 (400hp) Corvette
CP - 454 (???hp) Chevy Truck C-10/20/30 series
CQ - 427 (335hp) Chevrolet
CR - 400,402,454 (170,215,235,240,270,360,390hp) Chevrolet, Monte Carlo, Chevelle, police
CS - 454 (245,270,360,365hp) Corvette, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
CT - xxx (???hp) Chevy Truck C10 & C20 series
CW - 402 (375hp)...Chevelle, Camaro, Nova
CX - 396,427 (375,425,430,435hp) COPO
CY - 350,396,427,454
    (high shift point)
(245,375,425,430,435,450hp) Chevrolet, Corvette, Chevelle, Camaro, Nova.
CZ - 350 (205,250,255hp) Corvette

(Note: List is not complete but data collection are ongoing.)

Identification tag

A small metal tag is affixed to the passenger side of the transmission just above the pan rail. This identified the model year, engine type, date, and transmission serial number.

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501 ~ May 16, 1967 (501st day from January 1, 1966)
CC ~ 396 (325,350hp) Chevelle, Camaro
67 ~ 1967
13884 ~ Transmission serial number

Courtesy Bill Lessenberry
282 ~ October 9, 1967 (282nd day from Jan 1, 1967)
CC ~ 396 (325hp) Chevelle, Camaro
68 ~ 1968
5813 ~ Transmission serial number

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337 ~ December 3, 1967 (337th day from Jan 1, 1967)
CC ~ 396 (325hp) Chevelle, Camaro
68 ~ 1968
25916 ~ Transmission Serial Number

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205 ~ July 23, 1968 (205th day from January 1, 1968 - leap year)
CE ~ 396 (350hp) Chevelle, Camaro, Nova
69 ~ 1969
1071 ~ Transmission serial number

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228 ~ August 15, 1968 (228th day from January 1, 1968 - leap year)
CC ~ 396 (325hp) Chevelle, Camaro
69 ~ 1969
2028 ~ Transmission serial number

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243 ~ August 30, 1968 (243rd day from January 1, 1968 - leap year)
CC ~ 396 (325hp) Chevelle, Camaro
69 ~ 1969
2247 ~ Transmission serial number

Courtesy Chris Carney
290 ~ October 17, 1968 (290th day from January 1, 1968 - leap year)
CE ~ 396 (350hp) Chevelle, Camaro, Nova
69 ~ 1969
1882 ~ Transmission serial number

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395 ~ January 29, 1969 (395th day from January 1, 1968 - leap year)
CX ~ 396/427 (375hp/425hp) COPO
69 ~ 1969
2147 ~ Transmission serial number

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304 ~ October 31, 1969 (304th day from Jan 1, 1969)
CF ~ 402,427,454 (215,235,270,335,350hp) Chevrolet, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
70 ~ 1970
8569 ~ Transmission serial number

10/28/2009
281 ~ October 8, 1969 (281st day from Jan 1, 1969)
70 ~ 1970
CY ~ 350,396,402,454 (high shift point) (245,375,425,430,435,450hp) Chevrolet, Corvette, Chevelle, Camaro, Nova
2683 ~ Transmission serial number

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388 ~ January 23, 1970 (388th day from Jan 1, 1969)
70 ~ 1970
CS ~ (245,270,360,365hp) Corvette, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
2614 ~ Transmission serial number

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413 ~ February 17, 1970 (413th day from Jan 1, 1969)
70 ~ 1970
CY ~ 350,396,402,454 ( high shift point) (245,375,425,430,435,450hp) Chevrolet, Corvette, Chevelle, Camaro, Nova
1928 ~ Transmission serial number

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441 ~ March 17, 1970 (441st day from Jan 1, 1969)
70 ~ 1970
CY ~ 350,396,402,454 ( high shift point) (245,375,425,430,435,450hp) Chevrolet, Corvette, Chevelle, Camaro, Nova
24414 ~ Transmission serial number
Known to be fake and on an original SS396 car as a CF coded tag and being sold as an LS6. Buyer beware!

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469 ~April 14, 1970 (469th day from Jan 1, 1969)
70 ~ 1970
CY ~ 350,396,402,454 ( high shift point) (245,375,425,430,435,450hp) Chevrolet, Corvette, Chevelle, Camaro, Nova
2382 ~ Transmission serial number

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463 ~ April 8, 1971 (463rd day from Jan 1, 1970)
71 ~ 1971
CD ~ 327,350,400,402,454 (215,235,240,250,300hp) Chevrolet, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
12894 ~ Transmission serial number

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379 ~ January 14, 1971 (379th day from Jan 1, 1970)
71 ~ 1971
CF ~ 402,427,454 (215,235,270,335,350hp) Chevrolet, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
5610 ~ Transmission serial number

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483 ~ April 28, 1971 (483rd day from Jan 1, 1970)
71 ~ 1971
CD ~ 327,350,400,402,454 (215,235,240,250,300hp) Chevrolet, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
13801 ~ Transmission serial number

04/30/2010 - Bill Hall
Courtesy Bill Hall
203 ~ July 22, 1971 (203rd day from Jan 1, 1971)
72 ~ 1972
CF ~ 402,427,454 (215,235,270,335,350hp) Chevrolet, Chevelle, Monte Carlo
1535 ~ Transmission serial number

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517 ~ June 1, 1972 (517th day from Jan 1, 1971)
72 ~ 1972
CD ~ 402/240hp
18002 ~ Transmission serial number

Partial VIN

The partial VIN is stamped on the driver side of the transmission just above the pan rail. This identified the model year, assembly plant, last 6 digits of the car the transmission was installed in.

03/21/2010
Partial VIN stamping on a Kansas City-built 1969 Chevelle TH400.

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Partial VIN stamping on an Arlington-built 1970 Chevelle TH400.

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Partial VIN stamping on an Atlanta-built 1970 Chevelle TH400.

Partial VIN location ~ 05/28/2009
Partial VIN stamping on a Los Angeles-built 1970 Chevelle TH400.

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Partial VIN stamping on a Los Angeles-built 1970 Chevelle TH400.

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Partial VIN stamping on a Los Angeles-built 1971 Chevelle TH400.

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Partial VIN stamping on an Oshawa-built 1971 Chevelle TH400.

Oil Pan

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Early 1967 Chevelle TH400 oil pans had a unique heel mark, a bump, and 3 dimples.

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According to a Chevrolet Service News Bulletin around July of 1967 saw a change in the TH400 oil pan; the heel mark, bump, and 1 of the dimples was gone.