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Engine casting numbers.
#1314059 Wed Jun 12 2019 05:40 AM
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I recently hauled home an orphan 1960 C10. The engine serial number looks kind of odd to me.

In the following picture are the I’s read as 1’s?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Engine casting numbers.
Beartooth-Cowboy #1314115 Wed Jun 12 2019 09:06 PM
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The casting marks indicate the date. Looks like conveyor #4 and cast on
L=December
19 = 19th day
9 = year but I’m uncertain about what engine you have because of the location of the serial number FI22IJC (both are i). If there is no road draft tube and the fuel pump is to the rear of the engine perch, then I’d guess you have a December 19, 1969 292ci engine.
Got any more pictures?

Last edited by Lugnutz; Wed Jun 12 2019 09:12 PM.
Re: Engine casting numbers.
Beartooth-Cowboy #1314118 Wed Jun 12 2019 10:01 PM
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Lugnutz, thanks for your reply.

This has the road draft tube.

Fuel pump at the front of the engine.

Enclosed an overhead picture.

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Re: Engine casting numbers.
Beartooth-Cowboy #1314119 Wed Jun 12 2019 10:09 PM
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How do you read the engine serial number?

Is this the correct S/N for a 1960 235 c.i.?


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Re: Engine casting numbers.
Beartooth-Cowboy #1314125 Wed Jun 12 2019 11:16 PM
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Find the casting number per the link below and tell us what you find.

http://www.1954advance-design.com/Web%20images/casting-code-photos/codes-ser-nums.html

1960 might have had a 235. Your date code L199 might indicate 1959 casting date. But it could be any replacement motor. Show us some more pictures.
Your valve cover have 4 fasteners?

I will move this post to the engine pages where you will get more insight if you dont get answer here.
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Re: Engine casting numbers.
Beartooth-Cowboy #1314161 Thu Jun 13 2019 03:16 AM
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Thanks Hambone, it does have 4 screw fasteners on the valve cover. Pretty sure this is a 1960 235. Will need to get to WallyWorld do more engine degreaser to find the block casting numbers. Have gone through 3 cans of degreaser just to uncover what I have found so far.

How to read the engine serial numbers? Read where the suffix JC indicates 1960-1963 engines.

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Re: Engine casting numbers.
Beartooth-Cowboy #1314182 Thu Jun 13 2019 10:10 AM
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that is the head #. The engine block # will be down by the distributor. xxx848 is desired. Google chevy 6 cylinder engine identification and you will find a number of resources.
Send more pictures of the truck as well. We will get you started.


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Re: Engine casting numbers.
Beartooth-Cowboy #1314549 Sun Jun 16 2019 10:37 PM
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If you have not yet ID'd your engine head/block, find/post the codes at the locations shown on this page:
http://www.1954advance-design.com/Web%20images/casting-code-photos/codes-ser-nums.html

Engine Serial Number

Head date casting code, and head casting code

Block date casting cost, and block casting code


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- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]

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