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Identify 292
#1426291 Fri Oct 08 2021 06:44 PM
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Old Mechanochist
I have a C15 short bed I am restoring and need to identify the 292 in it. Here are pictures of the numbers on it. The number above the starter is: 934117 and M0163GBC is the number next to the distributor. It originally had a 250.

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77, GMC, C-15, Short Bed, 2WD, mystery Mexican 292, Muncie 465, 12 Bolt Main.
Next project: 76, GMC, Vandura, G-3500, 400, THM400, formerly an RV converting to a crew cab flatbed.
I would rather die living than live dying!
Re: Identify 292
Chiana River #1426301 Fri Oct 08 2021 07:57 PM
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Curmudgeon
Above the casting number 93411147 it says 6.8L
Clean some more and you may find, "HECHO EN MEXICO"
6.8L = 292 ci.
Most likely a replacement block.

Before spending a lot of $$$, I would search the internet. There may be quality issues with the cast iron used to make this block.


https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...it-was-made-in-the-20th-century-ugh.html


"Adding CFM to a truck will only help at engine speeds you don't want to use."
"I found there was nothing to gain beyond 400 CFM."
Re: Identify 292
Chiana River #1426309 Fri Oct 08 2021 09:17 PM
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'Bolter
I installed about a hundred of the Goodwrench & Target Master 292 engines over 20 years & only had a problem one time. It was a burnt exhaust valve.
George

Last edited by Wrenchbender Ret.; Fri Oct 08 2021 09:19 PM.

They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

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Re: Identify 292
Chiana River #1426312 Fri Oct 08 2021 09:38 PM
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'Bolter
Another way to quickly ID a 292 is: the pushrod cover is about 6” tall, considerably taller than all others.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
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Re: Identify 292
Chiana River #1426314 Fri Oct 08 2021 09:56 PM
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'Bolter
6.8 L = 292 ?????


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Re: Identify 292
Chiana River #1426319 Fri Oct 08 2021 10:49 PM
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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.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Identify 292
Chiana River #1426329 Sat Oct 09 2021 02:14 AM
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OOPPS! Thanks Tim and Johnny for keeping me on track. 4.8 liters is what I meant to type.

A flag was raised in another forum that Chevy 292 blocks casted in Mexico may have issues when re-boring (has voids).
Chevy 292 blocks casted in the USA and remanufactured in Mexico did not have re-boring problems.
Regardless of whether this information is indeed the truth or not, I would do my boring first before buying any rebuild parts.


"Adding CFM to a truck will only help at engine speeds you don't want to use."
"I found there was nothing to gain beyond 400 CFM."
Re: Identify 292
Chiana River #1426390 Sat Oct 09 2021 11:49 PM
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Old Mechanochist
I did not explain enough. I also put this in the wrong forum. This truck was borne with a 250 and someone put this 292 in it. I just put $500 in the engine. My mechanic pulled the engine and found that someone had hydrauliced a bolt and cracked the block at the oil pan. He managed to fix it so it is not leaking now. HAZZA! And yes you are right it is a Mexican block hence the crack in the block. The bearings were 0.10 over so someone has rebuilt this motor. They also appear to have put an RV cam into it. The only other money I expect to spend on the engine is to get a 4 barrel intake as it already has a header.

I am hoping someone may have the old book or chart to identify what this engine was in before?

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77, GMC, C-15, Short Bed, 2WD, mystery Mexican 292, Muncie 465, 12 Bolt Main.
Next project: 76, GMC, Vandura, G-3500, 400, THM400, formerly an RV converting to a crew cab flatbed.
I would rather die living than live dying!
Re: Identify 292
Chiana River #1426391 Sat Oct 09 2021 11:58 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
The fact it is a replacement motor from Mexico it was not factory installed in any truck. What it was installed in prior to your truck cannot be determined. Sorry


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Re: Identify 292
Justhorsenround #1426396 Sun Oct 10 2021 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
The fact it is a replacement motor from Mexico it was not factory installed in any truck. What it was installed in prior to your truck cannot be determined. Sorry

That makes sense as numbers on the block do not correspond with any of the dozen charts I have found. But from what I understand all the 292's where the same so I can order parts for a 292 of any year.
P.S. Thank U for your sacrifice even if you where daydreaming in the clouds! I respect cops but have not hugged one yet.


77, GMC, C-15, Short Bed, 2WD, mystery Mexican 292, Muncie 465, 12 Bolt Main.
Next project: 76, GMC, Vandura, G-3500, 400, THM400, formerly an RV converting to a crew cab flatbed.
I would rather die living than live dying!
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