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Would be a real oddity, if not a tipoff to a restamped Pontiac block, to find the Fremont plant stamped confidential VIN up & down next to the timing cover like blocks stamped (late '68 and later) out of other assembly plants.
Fremont typically stamped up high, often just a little lower than what you are showing and at an angle. Many times the gangstamp tool was quickly held and struck at an angle and the last few numbers will trail off, very hard to discern what they are. The original "70 and '71 Fremont stamped Pontiac blocks I have also used a different size font than did the home Pontiac plant.