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Re: Engine Color
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I don't know about that era but prewar, around 1935 and prior, factory rebuilt short blocks were painted Crane Gray.

Posted on: 2/28 15:39
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Re: Engine Color
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Thanks Don. I appreciate it.

Posted on: 2/28 19:45
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Re: Engine Color
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BDeB wrote:
The red painted engines were not factory rebuilt but rather new replacement long blocks with no stamped serial number.
I have one of these that came out of a 22nd Series Custom 8 sedan.



Thanks BDeb,
This sounds interesting. When I bought the car I remember looking for the engine number but couldnt find it at the time. Everything was pretty dirty. So I was going to clean up the engine and look later. I havent looked very close since then, but maybe thats why I couldnt find it.
I'd like to see a picture of your engine if you have one handy.
Thanks again,
Dave

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Re: Engine Color
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The engine is not easily accessible for a photo but definitely had remnants of red paint with no other color present.
It was installed in a 22nd Series Custom 8 that had been renumbered with the 1949 serial number 2252-9-7023 from an original number of 2252-7114. The original Washington State title showed the engine number as G609044C which would be consistent with mid 1948 production.
There is a raised pad at the top of the block just to the rear of the oil filler tube for the serial number and it is blank for the replacement engine. Casting date on this engine is January 24, 1950, so much later than the original.

Posted on: 2/28 22:41
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Re: Engine Color
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This is what the engine serial number looks like.
Click to see original Image in a new window

Posted on: 2/29 10:27
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Re: Engine Color
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I was able to pull the number from my engine. It looks like G511555C. Not sure what that tells me.

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Posted on: 2/29 10:57
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Re: Engine Color
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Probably G611555 which corresponds to a 1949 motor. Not sure what the C suffix represents on those years.

Posted on: 2/29 11:10
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Re: Engine Color
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BigKev wrote:
Probably G611555 which corresponds to a 1949 motor. Not sure what the C suffix represents on those years.


I can see that. I think you’re right, it is G611555

Posted on: 2/29 12:06
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Re: Engine Color
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Not sure what the C suffix represents on those years.

Suffix C indicates the engine had the revised pistons and rings as detailed in bulletin 48T-9.

Posted on: 2/29 12:19
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Re: Engine Color
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HH56 wrote:
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Not sure what the C suffix represents on those years.

Suffix C indicates the engine had the revised pistons and rings as detailed in bulletin 48T-9.


Thanks Howard, I’ll look it up.

Posted on: 2/29 12:30
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