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Soonerseaj 02-15-2013 10:27 AM

283 engine identification help
 
The serial number on the passenger side of the block of t he 1957 chevy I just bought is VOII1WA. Any idea what year and size it is?

philshevlin 02-15-2013 10:43 AM

A good site to help ID it:

Small Block Chevy Engine Block casting and code identification

cobalt327 02-15-2013 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soonerseaj (Post 1646735)
The serial number on the passenger side of the block of t he 1957 chevy I just bought is VOII1WA. Any idea what year and size it is?

ID Chevy engines

If it's a 283, suffix code "WA" is for a 1965, '66, or '67 Chevy truck, RPO L32, 2 bbl w/manual trans.

But the same suffix code is also used for a '68 307 and a '69 350 SBC, possibly others as well.

That's why you also need the casting number and date code from the block to narrow it down, although the difference between a small journal and large journal SBC block is pretty easy to spot if you know what to look for. That could narrow it down to a 283/307 or a 350.

cal1320 02-15-2013 05:42 PM

Are there bolt holes on the side for motor mounts? If it's a 57, it won't have them.


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