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    I have an NOS block with a Studebaker metal stamped tag bolted on the front with a part number of #1558833. On the rear rail it has a keystone with the number 54 stamped in it. There is no cloverleaf on the front rail.
    It does have the cam bearings in it. Just wondering it's worth?
    THANKS

  • #2
    with numbers starting with 155 I bet it is a full flow?
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    • #3
      It WAS a complete '63-'64 Full Flow, 289 SHORT BLOCK, someone has stripped it.

      It COULD have been sold by Newman & Altman as a bare block, after they sold the 289 Crank, Pistons, Rods, Timing Gears, Camshaft, Timing Cover etc. back in the 1970's.
      A word of caution though, I would have it dye checked, pressure tested and carefully inspected before dumping a lot of money into it, because after all these years there are many possibilities as to WHY it is in it's present condition, like a reject or "take off" at the dealer.

      Maybe 1 to $400.00 value today, to someone who has a cracked block.

      OR, someone wanting to "upgrade" to a full flow block on a rebuild.

      I realize that using that term "Upgrade" will be accepted by some and rejected by others!

      That is OK, because I too would prefer a '55 to '57 Block that was cast when the tooling was fresher, and there was less core shift, when the Engine will be used for high performance driving.
      Last edited by StudeRich; 02-15-2012, 03:01 PM.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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      • #4
        1558833 '63-'64 289 Short Block

        Bump; Paul, did this help you decide what to do with the Block?
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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        • #5
          Yes, I was just curious what it was originally because I could not find the part number. I had someone interested in buying it.
          Thanks for your help
          PAUL

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