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1953 commander engine I.D.

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  • 1953 commander engine I.D.

    I have recently purchased a 53 commander and I am having trouble finding what motor is in it. The code stamped on the block is V4I6748 and the casting # is535601 can anyone help, my brain is on fire.[?]

  • #2
    The number you give is for a 1958 Commander 259.2 V8
    see under tech tips on SDC mainpage.
    http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tech_v8data.asp

    IIRC early V8 engines had the serial # back by the distributor(51-54??)
    So if the serial # you give is at the front of the block thats another hint.

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    • #3
      I have got 5, 53 motors here and 4 have V numbers starting with V2****** and one with a raised casting with cast numbers on the front where the number is normaly stamped at.

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      • #4
        on my motor the raised casting is on the right front of the motor, on the top engine rail. Also the fuel pump is located on the drivers side below the water pump

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        • #5
          Sounds like a replacement motor, the 53's had a stamped steel cover and the fuel pump was on a stalk dead nuts center of the engine. Driven by a rod from an eccentric on the cam. The one engine I have with the raised casting numbers rather than stamped appears to be a factory replacement.

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          • #6
            1951-52 engines had the stamped engine number at the rear near the distributor, and casting number 527644 up front in the spot where the stamped number would be from 1953-on.

            Dwain G.

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            • #7
              All 5 of my 53 motors are casting No. 527644 but there are other letters cast above it a 1 or 2

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              • #8
                the motor i have casting #535601 has a #4 cast above it.

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                • #9
                  Well, that engine number you gave ( V416748 ) identifies this as a '58 vintage 259.[^]

                  Miscreant at large.

                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe
                  1957 President 2-dr
                  1955 President State
                  1951 Champion Biz cpe
                  1963 Daytona project FS
                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                  • #10
                    Not trying to cause any trouble here [}] but the stamp reads V4I6748 not V41 maybe somebody fatfingered the stamp, is there any other info or markings that would help, this is my first Studebaker so I don't know alot about them, I do know that it is not the original motor or the correct year block by where the fuel pump is located.

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                    • #11
                      In Studebaker Numbers capital "I" equals the number 1.
                      Supposedly to avoid confusion with #7.

                      Again, Studebaker Serial #s(vehicle or engine) "I" = 1.
                      OK???

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by Transtar60

                        In Studebaker Numbers capital "I" equals the number 1.
                        Supposedly to avoid confusion with #7.

                        Again, Studebaker Serial #s(vehicle or engine) "I" = 1.
                        OK???
                        I agree that an "I" in a Studebaker serial number or engine number is really a "1", but not for the reason that you give. It had to do with the typewriters and stamps available at the time.
                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                        • #13
                          [quote]Originally posted by Transtar60

                          In Studebaker Numbers capital "I" equals the number 1.
                          Supposedly to avoid confusion with #7.

                          Again, Studebaker Serial #s(vehicle or engine) "I" = 1.
                          OK???
                          ooootay now I understand, this clears up the question, thank you for the wisdom, now that I can walk across the rice paper without tearing it, wait that was Kung Fu [)] seriously Thank You very much this will help me alot.

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