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Below, you can find Vehicle Identification Number, casting dates, casting numbers, and other information for identifying the 1979 Corvette.

VIN Tag Information
1Z8789S400001 - 1Z8789S453807
Digit Definition
1st 1 = GM Division = Chevrolet
2nd Z = Series = Corvette
3rd/4th Body Style:  87 = 2 dr. Sport Coupe
5th Engine Type:  8 = L48, 4 = L82
6th 9 = Model Year = 1979
7th Assembly Plant:  S = St. Louis, MO.
Last 6 digits Production Number starting with 400001 and up.

Engine Suffix ID Numbers
ZAA: 350ci, 195hp (manual transmission, early production)
ZAB: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, early production)
ZAC: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, California emissions, early production)
ZAD: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, high altitude)
ZAF: 305ci, 195hp (manual transmission)
ZAH: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission)
ZAJ: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, California Emissions)
ZBA: 350ci, 225hp (manual transmission)
ZBB: 350ci, 225hp (automatic transmission)

Block ID Numbers
14016379: All Engines (late production)
3970010: All Engines

Head ID Numbers
462624: All Engines

Alternator ID Numbers
350ci: 1101041, 1102394, 1102484
350ci with air cond: 1102474, 1102908

Carburetor ID Numbers
Rochester Q-Jet #17059202, 17059217: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059203: 350ci, 195hp (manual transmission)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059210: 350ci, 225hp (automatic transmission)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059211: 350ci, 225hp (manual transmission)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059216: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, air conditioning)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059228: 350ci, 225hp (automatic transmission, air conditioning)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059502: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, California emissions)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059504, 17059507: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, air conditioning, California emissions)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059582: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, high altitude)
Rochester Q-Jet #17059584: 350ci, 195hp (automatic transmission, air conditioning, high altitude)

Distributor ID Numbers
1103285: 350ci, 195hp (California emissions)
1103291 350ci, 225hp
1103353: 350ci, 195hp
1103302: 350ci, 195hp
1103353: 350ci, 195hp