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  • Spare Engine came with my 55, can someone ID it?

    16527844 on the block
    527772 on the head

    Once I get the "yuck" hosed off the engine in the bay I will See if I can get an ID on that one.

    Thanks very much in advance

    55 Commander Regal Coupe
    XA Bat (The Roadwarrior)
    KARR (Knightrider)
    Eleanor (ORIGINAL Gone in 60 Seconds)


    Mad Max Car's "Hero Car Ranch"; Seattle, Wa.

    55 Commander Regal Coupe
    XA Bat (The Roadwarrior)
    KARR (Knightrider)
    Eleanor (ORIGINAL Gone in 60 Seconds)


    Mad Max Car\'s \"Hero Car Ranch\"; Seattle, Wa.

  • #2
    Here is the post you really need to read, it answers all your questions. Basically you need to get the actual [u]Serial Number</u> from the left front top corner, it will be STAMPED into the casting not a part of the casting like all these Raised Casting Numbers you gave us, which do not change because they are part of the casting.

    There is also a possibility from those casting numbers, I suspect it is a 232 engine from a '51-'54, if so the serial Number COULD be on the top [u]Left Rear</u> of the block as '51-'52's like Bob Shaw's were.

    If the "16" was separate from the 527844 then it would be a early V-8, 232 casting.

    Also the 527772 IS a 232 Head, these have smaller Valves and Ports than 259/289 are low compression and for the smaller 232 bore.

    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...rms=engine,I.D.


    StudeRich at Studebakers Northwest -Ferndale,WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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