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Username Post: Date code decipher on engine block?        (Topic#359371)
asahi1234 
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01-04-20 07:00 PM - Post#2783704    

I have a 39 Chevy Master Deluxe 85. I got the car not long ago. The engine is a 216. Trying to figure if it's the orginal engine. The serial on the pad by the distributor LAS47924. Thanks for all your help.



 


2blu52 
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01-05-20 08:40 AM - Post#2783734    
    In response to asahi1234

Go to the sticky posts for this forum, information may be there.

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Keith_Knox 
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01-05-20 08:58 AM - Post#2783738    
    In response to asahi1234

I am not seeing an LA listed.
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/models/series...

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
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asahi1234 
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01-08-20 06:58 PM - Post#2784021    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Here are a few numbers I found that someone that be able to tell me 216 or 235.
Found this behind the starter (Con 1 F13.
Side of the head B55848850.
Top of the head 3836848 gm-25.

I tried to add pictures but couldn't figure out how.
But I have tried other forums. But couldn't find information on the year of engine size or what year the engine was made.

I was told by the previous owner it was the orginal motor. He was the second owner. Thanks for any ones help and to tell me more information.



 
Keith_Knox 
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01-09-20 09:52 AM - Post#2784051    
    In response to asahi1234

Head is 235 Here is casting # info.
http://1954advance-design .com/Stovebolt-engine/cas...

Posting pictures.
http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/showforum.php?fi... Posting photos

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17. Sold 9/16/20
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
1971BB427 
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01-09-20 10:26 AM - Post#2784057    
    In response to Keith_Knox

My '39 Chevy had no engine when I bought it, and no VIN tag either. It did come with a clear title, so I knew the VIN number. But the VIN number didn't give me any clue to where my '39 was built, and I've not been able to determine that. My VIN is 21635XX, and sites I checked don't give any info to assist in where it was built. Only thing I did possibly find is the "21" at the beginning being maybe the Wisconsin Chevrolet plant?


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
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01-09-20 12:33 PM - Post#2784063    
    In response to 1971BB427

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/models/series...
Check this out.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17. Sold 9/16/20
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
1971BB427 
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01-09-20 05:21 PM - Post#2784081    
    In response to Keith_Knox

I don't see anything on that link site that even deals with VIN identification.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
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01-09-20 09:30 PM - Post#2784097    
    In response to 1971BB427

The VIN was called Serial number back then. But it should have 2 letters in the front of the number.
Looks like the 39 should be JA or JB.
Where did the VIN number come from?

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17. Sold 9/16/20
2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Super Crew


 
1971BB427 
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01-10-20 06:51 AM - Post#2784118    
    In response to Keith_Knox

It came off my title exactly as I posted it. No alphabetical letters. The VIN tag does say "Master Deluxe" in a box just above the VIN numbers.

It looks very much like this style repro tag:




1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


Edited by 1971BB427 on 01-10-20 06:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
cbmkr56 
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01-11-20 04:39 PM - Post#2784207    
    In response to asahi1234

It's a 1953 235 with the later 848 head .



 
asahi1234 
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01-22-20 09:38 PM - Post#2784940    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Off of the engine block. Sorry for the long wait for my delayed response.



 


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