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Username Post: 1960 ID        (Topic#347067)
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Reg: 09-09-17
09-09-17 08:00 PM - Post#2707214    

I have a 1960 chev pick up I am trying to id the v-8 motor in it the gm casting numbers are wore off. the rpo number looks like a J05 but I am unsure can anyone give me some more info on how to id the motor it is still in the truck. Ecklers

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09-10-17 08:08 AM - Post#2707260    
    In response to strd27

the casting numbers do not wear off

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09-11-17 06:12 PM - Post#2707422    
    In response to sidworks

The suffix code that would help identify it is on the stamp pad right below the front bottom head of the passenger side head. You can use these letters to go to the website and find out what motor it is and what transmission was originally hooked to it. Sometimes this stamping is light and hard to read and sometimes it has been machined off. The engine casting number is on the back side of the block on the drivers side right above the top edge of the bellhousing. This can sometimes be hard to see with the motor installed in the truck and can have lots of dirt and grease caked on. This number is cast into the block and will not wear off. On the passenger side in this same area is a alpha numeric code that will tell you the casting month day and year. Again the same website will help you decode these numbers. There are other decoding websites but I have found this one to be the most accurate by far. Ecklers

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