Terry, I believe there should be a 3 in front of the numbers your listed.
According to the Mortec web site casting # 3731548 is a 1957. Those numbers
were used on 265's and 283's also they do not have side mounts. You can also
check the head casting #'s on their site too. http://www.mortec.com/
There is a chance it's a 265 so the head numbers should confirm which it is.
Either way, Great Score!
'55-2 short/step "Street's Rod Project" (just got the engine mounted in the
"Terry S. Glines" wrote:
> Scored a good one today! A friend of a friend is cleaned his garage
> and let me have a complete 283 with tranny (3-speed) for free if I would
> haul it off. Done deal!
> Now I got it here in the shop and am trying to I.D. it. But the code
> space on the front clyinder has no numbers or letters, and I can't find
> the numbers on the back listed in any of the sites I know of.
> It has a blow by on the back of the block, canaster oil filter, and
> a generator.
> If anybody can help the number on the block is: 731548
> Terry & Ace
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