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  • kurtruk
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    Your comment in the initial post about all 170ci parts being interchangeable regardless of year is not true! Some are, some aren't.

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  • studegolfer
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    Thanks Gary!!! I ordered the Production Order. 4 to 6 weeks for delivery, it will be a cool item to keep a copy in the glove box. Of course my year was the most expensive. HaHa I've really learned a lot in 6 weeks, I'm really happy that I talked to Bob Palma when I saw this car, he steered me to the SDC!!!

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by studegolfer View Post
    I don't have a production order, only a title. Where would I find a production order??
    You can purchase it through the Studebaker National Museum. It will give much information, such as the original engine number, how equipped, usually where shipped to.

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  • studegolfer
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    I don't have a production order, only a title. Where would I find a production order??

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by studegolfer View Post
    Oh No, I found another number stamped on the block just below the horizonal boss, this number doesn't jive with the serial number or block casting. What is it??
    I'm trying to find info on when and if the engine was replaced before all the numbers are hidden by accessories. Jerry
    That is a 1951 Champion engine number. Does it agree with the number shown on your production order?

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  • studegolfer
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    Oh No, I found another number stamped on the block just below the horizonal boss, this number doesn't jive with the serial number or block casting. What is it??
    I'm trying to find info on when and if the engine was replaced before all the numbers are hidden by accessories. Jerry

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  • 64studeavanti
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    Originally posted by studegolfer View Post
    Does the "E" designate 1951?? If so, the fourth pic would indicate the block was cast on March 13, 1951.
    Yes, the "E" indicates 51. I did not see the fourth picture. For some reason, this forum only shows 3 thumbnails on my android phone

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by studegolfer View Post
    The Vehicle Identification Number is G899544 I don't think that would give a build date on the car. From threads I've read, If the serial number isn't stamped on the pad, the block or engine is a replacement.
    That is a Vernon (LA) assembled 1951 Champion that was built about mid-way through the model year.

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  • studegolfer
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    The Vehicle Identification Number is G899544 I don't think that would give a build date on the car. From threads I've read, If the serial number isn't stamped on the pad, the block or engine is a replacement.

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  • studegolfer
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    Does the "E" designate 1951?? If so, the fourth pic would indicate the block was cast on March 13, 1951.

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  • 64studeavanti
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    at least the cylinder head has a casting date code of 1/22/51.

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  • studegolfer
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    Need Engine Decoded 51 Champion

    Need an engine numbers guru to tell me if this is a 51 engine. The block has evidently not original as it has unusual stamping on the Serial number Pad (J, Partial O and backwards L). 2nd Pic is Block, 3rd is Head and 4th is casting above the distributor.
    I've read that all parts are interchangeable on the 170 flathead regardless of build year.
    The proper Marine Corps Green paint arrived yesterday, so I can start reassembly, Yay!!!
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