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    Can anyone tell me where to look for the engine serial number for a 1950 champion? I understand the engine serial number was used for title purposes instead of the body serial number back in 1950.


    sigpicStude Steve

  • #2
    After you open the hood, stand by the left front tire and look at the engine. You will note the head and the block. On the forward end of the block, just below the head is a machined 1 1/4 by 2 1/2 inch pad. On this pad are stamped some numbers. This is the engine serial number. This number was used as the SN on the title in some, not all, states.

    You may have to wire brush or sand the pad to make the numbers visible.

    Tom Bredehoft
    '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
    '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
    ....On the road, again....
    '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
    All Indiana built cars


    • #3
      Per a previous post, the serial on Champion 6's is here:

      '57 Transtar Deluxe
      Vancouver Island Chapter </h5>

      Mark Hayden
      '66 Commander
      Zone Coordinator
      Pacific Can-Am Zone


      • #4
        Do get your car titled with the body serial number. I don't think any states still use the engine number. Engines can be swapped at the drop of a hat
        Brad Johnson,
        SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
        '56 Sky Hawk in process


        • #5
          And be aware that instead of using the number "1" Studebaker used an "I".

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          • #6
            found it

            thanks guys,

            sigpicStude Steve