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Alexander Feiman
11-09-2006, 11:49 AM
i have what seems to be a 1954 232ci serial #303276 the embrossed number on the heads is #527644 are theses in fact 54 or are they not if not what year are they - thanks - alf

Roscomacaw
11-09-2006, 11:54 AM
That serial# is wrong. It should have a "V" prefix to it. The serial# is STAMPED into the upper, front, left corner of the block on a '53-54 232. It's stamped back near the distributor hole on 51-52 232s[:I].

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

1956 Hawk
11-09-2006, 03:31 PM
This site lists Studebaker head casting numbers:
http://patriot.net/~jonroq/Text/Headcasting.html
However it doesn't list the number you have.
David

Alexander Feiman
11-09-2006, 04:58 PM
i went to garage and rechecked numbers on engine i could not find any numbers near distributer but on front of engine near oil breather were two numbers one is V303276 the other is 52674 so what year and size is my engine - alf

Dwain G.
11-09-2006, 05:39 PM
The 527644 casting number that you said was on the heads is actually the block casting number. The cylinder head casting number should be located just above the center exhaust ports, and is probably 535107, although that's not the only possibility.
Biggs already nailed the year. It's 232 cubic inch displacement with 120 advertised horsepower.

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Dwain G.

Roscomacaw
11-09-2006, 05:48 PM
Well, I hadn't REALLY "nailed it" - I only pointed out where the serial# might be found. This number you've given (V303276) defines it as having started life under the hood of a '54 Commander of some sort.[^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle!!

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Alan
11-09-2006, 05:49 PM
By the V30 ect.it is a 54 232. The 54's Started with V282501 but without the casting nos. I can't tell you the exact date.