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    Would someone please ID this engine? Currently in a 53 Commander. Thank you.Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    It is not the original engine. Can not actually read SN 1st digit, but it is a 'P' so that prefix was used to denote the larger engine which in 1955 was a 259 and from '56 up a 289. Best wag is a 57-58 289.

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    • #3
      Thanks Jeff.

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      • #4
        How 'bout a better picture so we can ID it for sure?
        Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
        '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
        '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
        '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)

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        • #5
          That was a screenshot of a photo sent to me.

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          • #6
            Just ask the owner what the number is, and we can see the year in the V8 Engine I.D. listing here on the SDC Website.
            StudeRich
            Second Generation Stude Driver,
            Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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            • #7
              Engine number is P68519Click image for larger version

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              • #8
                It's a 1958 289
                Skip Lackie

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                • #9
                  The V8 Engine I.D. Chart is no secret, it is right here on the SDC Website:

                  http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/V8EngineID.asp
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    Ok, what does P60,701 mean? First number of that year is P60701 and ends at P70500?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tim333 View Post
                      Ok, what does P60,701 mean? First number of that year is P60701 and ends at P70500?
                      The serial number of the engine you pictured falls between these two numbers, which as Skip pointed out means that it is a 289 CID engine built in 1958. P60701 is the break point/ (start number) with which the Studebaker Corporation used to designate/differentiate engine type and year model. In this case, the number tells us this is the 7,818th (P) 289 CID built during the 1958 model year.
                      Last edited by Bo Markham; 12-17-2018, 04:25 PM.
                      Bo

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                      • #12
                        I always hesitate to try to correct Bo Markham, but I think his assumptions in his last sentence are wrong. 289 engine #68519 would be the 7818th 1958 US Studebaker 289 car engine (starting number was 60701), and the 46,518th US Studebaker car 289 engine built (starting number in 1956 was 22001). Trucks, Packards, and Canadian engines were numbered separately. Now someone correct my corrections . . . . .
                        Skip Lackie

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Skip Lackie View Post
                          I always hesitate to try to correct Bo Markham, but I think his assumptions in his last sentence are wrong. 289 engine #68519 would be the 7818th 1958 US Studebaker 289 car engine (starting number was 60701), and the 46,518th US Studebaker car 289 engine built (starting number in 1956 was 22001). Trucks, Packards, and Canadian engines were numbered separately. Now someone correct my corrections . . . . .
                          Skip is correct. It is the 7,818th 289 built during the 58 model year. Haven't a clue what I was thinking about when I wrote that???? Thanks Skip.......
                          Bo

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