engine code confusion - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2012, 08:54 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Alabam
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
engine code confusion

i have an engine with the casting number of 3959532, there are two lines of numbers stamped on the pad in front of the r/h head that read CE6N251 and under that number is the So824XO number any idea on how to decipher would be appreciated

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2012, 09:40 AM
1ownerT's Avatar
Home School Valedictorian
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa
Age: 53
Posts: 1,645
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
The CE designates it as a crate engine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2012, 12:00 PM
68NovaSS's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Working with chromed bolts
Last journal entry: New to me T-Bucket
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Posts: 5,230
Wiki Edits: 9

Thanks: 103
Thanked 131 Times in 122 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1ownerT
The CE designates it as a crate engine.
Armed with that, take a look at this site.
__________________
Boost adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl...

Midnight Sun Street Rod Association
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2012, 04:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Alabam
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i have looked at the site and sort of confused:the casting number says it is a 69 283 block but the numbers on the landing indicate it is a ce crate engine the next number being a 4 i am assuming it is a 74 since ce was not used till 1968 now the rset of the number says it is a saginaw built engine in aug and that it is a 350 truck engine. Do they use the 283 block to build 350 truck crate engines?that i guess is the question
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-26-2012, 06:58 PM
1ownerT's Avatar
Home School Valedictorian
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Iowa
Age: 53
Posts: 1,645
Wiki Edits: 4

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
That code is a 1956-67 283 number. A 283 would take a .125 overbore to make a 350, not impossible but not doable on all 283's, the main bearing size of a 283 is smaller than a 350 also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2012, 08:51 AM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcross55
i have an engine with the casting number of 3959532, there are two lines of numbers stamped on the pad in front of the r/h head that read CE6N251 and under that number is the So824XO number any idea on how to decipher would be appreciated
To add fuel to the fire, the suffix "XO" shows a 1969 350 cid truck engine, 255 hp, RPO LS-9 w/a TH400 trans, 4-Bbl and 4-WD.

You might need to check the bore and stroke.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
292 engine code John Chesal Engine 3 11-14-2010 10:20 AM
Engine ID Confusion! 71vellelover Engine 9 10-11-2010 05:57 AM
engine confusion kevin35 Engine 6 01-24-2006 12:52 AM
Need help with this engine code.. WillT Engine 3 04-29-2005 03:39 PM
engine code rustyrazer Engine 0 05-13-2003 03:09 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.