The casting numbers of a Chevrolet small block camshaft are typically located in the center of the camshaft, between the valve lobes. The numbers may not be visible in a fully assembled engine.
The casting numbers of a Chevy camshaft comprises up to 10 digits stamped into the metal for the purpose of precise identification by future owners and mechanics. The numbers are referenced using databases of factory production parts. Numerous such databases exist, even online, offering varying levels of detail. Correctly matching a camshaft to an engine's type, size and performance specifications is crucial to the engine's proper functioning.