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David Daoust
07-05-2013, 04:14 PM
Attached are photos of the engine in my 64 Daytona. Does that engine number look correct? It doesn't seem to match the format. Or am I missing something?


07-05-2013, 04:40 PM
Yes you are missing something, that is the Casting number, they are all the same because it is raised in the mold that created the block.

Your Engine Serial Number is on the other side, the drivers side, STAMPED into the flat machined pad.
Remember "I" 's are Ones.

It appears that your Climitizer Heating and Defrosting System is inoperative.
The water manifold is plugged and only one heater hose coming from the core or Temp. Control Valve.

Skip Lackie
07-05-2013, 05:09 PM
Look at the picture at the bottom of this site:

David Daoust
07-06-2013, 10:28 AM
Ok.....I got it now. Engine number is P93233. If I'm reading the tech sheet correctly that should mean a 1963 289 engine from a Lark/Hawk. Then it references "63V" Not sure what that means.

07-06-2013, 11:45 AM
The year is 1963. The 'V' means V8. The blocks were the same for 259's and 289's. The cranks had a different stroke. If it was a 63S, it's a 1963 six cylinder.

07-06-2013, 11:53 AM
The Blocks that were stamped "V" are the base V8, 259 Engines.

07-06-2013, 12:00 PM
David this is my build sheet for my Daytona. If you look at the serial number, it starts with 64V. It means nothing more than it's a 1964 V8 powered car. In '64, the engine numbers were slightly different. Mine was PK328. In '64 they didn't have individual engine serial numbers (so I've been told). The replacement engine I bought was PK326 out of a '64 Cruiser. That 64V should also be on the cowl tag for the body shell (mine is 64V - J8). Yours should start be 64V - L8? I can't remember what the convertible code is.