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vigman

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V1101FSF
No misread here.
It came out of a 79.
Has some engine work done on it.
Looks like a good builder engine.

but FSF ??!!

Wwwwwhaaaaatttttt is it Stipmy?
Helllpppppp
Mike
 
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75SHARK

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Vig-
I'm showing absolutely nothing listed under "FSF". I know you said no miss-read, but I did find 'SFS'. The codes jump from 'FM' to 'FY'. I take it you know what the rest of the code stands for?!
-Dave
 

vigman

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I have no IDEA

That's why I'm askin.. hopin the GURUS have some insight & wisdom.

Now this might help
Orange block ( looks like factory paint )
straight peanut plugs
the head casting has that has the tower with a 45 degree roof ( later smog style)

Where again is the casting # for the block?


Mike
 
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75SHARK

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OK, so here's the only info I can give you, minus the suffux: V1101: V=Flint, Mi. (manuf plant), 11=Nov (month), 01=1st (day). Check that stamping again. If it's painted, remve paint to read. Sometimes paint fills small areas of stamping.
Find the 'casting number' for the block on bell hsg flange, behind dist on left side.
Pull a valve cvr & get head casting no. also. It should be in relative center between a couple of rockers, and sometimes it's upside down.
Still searchin....-Dave
 

vigman

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BTW

I used a wire brush to remove the paint..no decking of block..good fresh FACTORY stamps here.

Such an engima

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Mike,

If you're lucky and the innards are clean you can read the driver side head casting # without removing the valve cover. I found this out by accident on mine - I just popped off the oil fill cap and used a maglite and a small mirror.

- Eric
 

vigman

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The next round

On the back top of the engine, by the distrib

290

On the sides of the block
CFD 207

Now "NAME THAT ENGINE"

Mike
 

vigman

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Crazy idea here

Somebody postulated the following:

FSF

Code for

Feild Service Factory


I'm pretty sure thats wrong...but I needed to flot the post back up to see if anyone else had a thought.


HELLLPPPP
Mike
 

vigman

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Another clue

Casting for the block
14010207

Now
"Name that Engine"

Mike
 

Yoda

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Re: Another clue

14010207 = 350CID

1980~84 Passenger, Malibu & Camaro
1980~85 Truck

BudD
:w

vigman said:
Casting for the block
14010207

Now
"Name that Engine"

Mike
 

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