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Re: New Engine Options
kclark2227 #1296138 Fri Jan 25 2019 02:08 AM
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Beware, the engine serial number may be the VIN number used on your title, if so don't scrap the engine until you get an alternate number worked out with your DMV.

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Re: New Engine Options
Mike B #1296157 Fri Jan 25 2019 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike B
Beware, the engine serial number may be the VIN number used on your title, if so don't scrap the engine until you get an alternate number worked out with your DMV.

Mike B smile


My VIN is off the body tag in the driver's door opening. I'm also in NC where they don't use engine numbers for VIN just for the reason you mentioned.

Re: New Engine Options
kclark2227 #1296199 Fri Jan 25 2019 03:07 PM
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Doesn't matter where you are, the vehicle could have come from somewhere that did use the engine number as the VIN and it was never corrected/updated. Therefore good advice for anyone with a new to them old truck to double check. I'm about done getting one corrected/updated, possible but not quick or as simple as you might hope.


1951 GMC 250 in the Project Journals [stovebolt.com]
1948 Chevrolet 6400 [stovebolt.com] - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup [stovebolt.com]
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Re: New Engine Options
kclark2227 #1296205 Fri Jan 25 2019 03:32 PM
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kclark2227,

Is your truck already registered in NC?
Do you know approximately when it was first registered in NC?

Is there a ID plate between the hinges on the driver's side door (that does looks like it has never been removed)?
Is that code on your NC registration/title?
If not, is that code on whatever title/registration you have?

NC uses the door tag code (and, might look for a non-existent code on the frame, under the cab).

NC does not accept an engine code and will not accept a door plate code that looks like it has ever been removed - even if it was removed for painting.

All of the above notwithstanding, the DMV requires a frame code to be found - good luck finding that one.


Tim
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- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
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Re: New Engine Options
kclark2227 #1296213 Fri Jan 25 2019 04:16 PM
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Some modification require, but look in to the LL8 engines with a 4L80E behind it. Not a direct drop in, but an in line 6 with enough HP, torque and RPM to accomplish what you are trying to do....


Randy Domeck
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Re: New Engine Options
kclark2227 #1296217 Fri Jan 25 2019 04:39 PM
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DLBrooks
OK, you get my 2 cents. Back in late 70's I owned a 1972 5500 GMC that had a 4 bolt 350 engine with big 2 barrel. I hauled 2000 gallons of water plus tank in a 9 ft dump bed 5+2 speed. Yea could always want more but I would think would stay up/surpass a 261 with a few more rpm's. Maybe the torque of an L98 or like would be a choice.

Last edited by 42465967; Fri Jan 25 2019 05:00 PM. Reason: words
Re: New Engine Options
kclark2227 #1296272 Fri Jan 25 2019 11:30 PM
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If your keeping the original rear axle then faster top end is going to make any motor scream. My 283 has plenty of power with the stock gearing but topped out against the governor at 45mph, I haven't hooked up a tach but the factory specs say 4000rpm, I wouldn't want to turn this old motor any faster but a fresh small block could handle higher rpm's.


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
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