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toolz
10-23-2005, 07:59 PM
I have recently purchased a 53 commander and I am having trouble finding what motor is in it. The code stamped on the block is V4I6748 and the casting # is535601 can anyone help, my brain is on fire.[?]

Transtar60
10-23-2005, 09:12 PM
The number you give is for a 1958 Commander 259.2 V8
see under tech tips on SDC mainpage.
http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tech_v8data.asp

IIRC early V8 engines had the serial # back by the distributor(51-54??)
So if the serial # you give is at the front of the block thats another hint.

Alan
10-23-2005, 09:23 PM
I have got 5, 53 motors here and 4 have V numbers starting with V2****** and one with a raised casting with cast numbers on the front where the number is normaly stamped at.

toolz
10-23-2005, 11:32 PM
on my motor the raised casting is on the right front of the motor, on the top engine rail. Also the fuel pump is located on the drivers side below the water pump

Alan
10-24-2005, 12:57 AM
Sounds like a replacement motor, the 53's had a stamped steel cover and the fuel pump was on a stalk dead nuts center of the engine. Driven by a rod from an eccentric on the cam. The one engine I have with the raised casting numbers rather than stamped appears to be a factory replacement.

Dwain G.
10-24-2005, 01:30 AM
1951-52 engines had the stamped engine number at the rear near the distributor, and casting number 527644 up front in the spot where the stamped number would be from 1953-on.

Dwain G.

Alan
10-24-2005, 01:23 PM
All 5 of my 53 motors are casting No. 527644 but there are other letters cast above it a 1 or 2

toolz
10-25-2005, 02:09 AM
the motor i have casting #535601 has a #4 cast above it.

Roscomacaw
10-25-2005, 04:54 PM
Well, that engine number you gave ( V416748 ) identifies this as a '58 vintage 259.[^]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

toolz
10-26-2005, 02:05 AM
Not trying to cause any trouble here [}:)] but the stamp reads V4I6748 not V41 maybe somebody fatfingered the stamp, is there any other info or markings that would help, this is my first Studebaker so I don't know alot about them, I do know that it is not the original motor or the correct year block by where the fuel pump is located.

Transtar60
10-26-2005, 02:32 AM
In Studebaker Numbers capital "I" equals the number 1.
Supposedly to avoid confusion with #7.

Again, Studebaker Serial #s(vehicle or engine) "I" = 1.
OK???

studegary
10-26-2005, 10:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by Transtar60

In Studebaker Numbers capital "I" equals the number 1.
Supposedly to avoid confusion with #7.

Again, Studebaker Serial #s(vehicle or engine) "I" = 1.
OK???


I agree that an "I" in a Studebaker serial number or engine number is really a "1", but not for the reason that you give. It had to do with the typewriters and stamps available at the time.

toolz
10-28-2005, 03:15 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Transtar60

In Studebaker Numbers capital "I" equals the number 1.
Supposedly to avoid confusion with #7.

Again, Studebaker Serial #s(vehicle or engine) "I" = 1.
OK???
ooootay ;) now I understand, this clears up the question, thank you for the wisdom, now that I can walk across the rice paper without tearing it, wait that was Kung Fu [:o)] seriously Thank You very much this will help me alot.