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  • 289!?!?

    Hello all, wonder if anyone can help me out,
    how do you know if you have a 289 or the smaller V8??

    1960 Hawk

    thanks in advance

  • #2
    Look at the front of the block , to the right of the oil filler tube.
    There is a machined flat area with a STAMPED number.
    289's start with a P , and 259's with a V .
    Bill H
    Daytona Beach
    SDC member since 1970
    Owner of The Skeeter Hawk .

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    • #3
      On the drivers side front of the engine on top there is a machined flat spot. That is where your engine serial no is. If the number starts with a V it is a 259 and if it starts with a P then it is a 289 if JT then "R" series. This is on 60's and newer engines maybe older but definetly not the flat heads or 6 cyl.

      Mark

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      • #4
        Here's what a stamped number looks like.

        This stamping begins with a V, so this engine is a 259:



        If yours begins with a P, as has been stated, and falls within the range of

        P70501 through P74701

        OR

        PC2201 through PC2501

        it is probably your 1960 Hawk's original 289 engine.

        The "C" in both the sample picture and the numbers above denotes an engine built in South Bend for Hamilton ON Canada production. BP
        We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

        Ayn Rand:
        "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

        G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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        • #5
          thanks guys I will check it out,
          new Stude owner will need lots of help!

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          • #6
            thanks for the pic

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            • #7
              And, as most of Us know, the 1955 President 259 V8's engine number also started with the letter 'P'

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              • #8
                I did not know that, Thanks SN-60

                Mark

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SN-60 View Post
                  And, as most of Us know, the 1955 President 259 V8's engine number also started with the letter 'P'
                  That's because they are yet to receive the June 2012 Turning Wheels Co-Operator, Ed. <GGG> BP
                  We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                  Ayn Rand:
                  "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                  G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/V8EngineID.asp
                    Skip Lackie

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                    • #11
                      Ok Stude ladies and gents, I did a quick look and this is what I found,
                      no letter in front of these sets of numbers, please advise...
                      Attached Files

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                      • #12
                        Those are not serial numbers but either part numbers or casting numbers.....your looking in the wrong spot. Look for a number that is stamped in not raised.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by adolphpeavy View Post
                          Ok Stude ladies and gents, I did a quick look and this is what I found,
                          no letter in front of these sets of numbers, please advise...
                          go to this page and scroll to the bottom to look at the picture referencing where to look for your engine number, you are not looking in the right spot.
                          http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/V8EngineID.asp

                          it is on the front right block when looking at the engine standing in front of your car. You will likely have to wipe off some grease/oil before even seeing it.
                          also look at post #4 of this thread showing a stamped number.

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                          • #14
                            ok will report back

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                            • #15
                              yeah, most definitely a Stude V8 Looks just like my water pump cheers jimmijim
                              Originally posted by adolphpeavy View Post
                              Ok Stude ladies and gents, I did a quick look and this is what I found,
                              no letter in front of these sets of numbers, please advise...
                              sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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