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Re: How to identify a Spitfire engine

To: John Gottstein <john@ssrimusic.com>
Subject: Re: How to identify a Spitfire engine
From: Joe Curry <spitlist@gte.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 07:49:41 -0700
There is a boss on the top of the block toward the rear on the same side as the 
distributor.  Onto that boss is stamped the engine serial number. 
That is the important one.  Let me know what that one says and I'll see what I 
can tell you about its origin.
Please include all prefix and suffix characters.


John Gottstein wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a spitfire engine (no car, just the engine) in my garage, and I would
> like to get more information on it.  Here's what I found so far, if anyone can
> help me get some specifics, or let me know of a source of information, I would
> appreciate it.  I think it's a 1296cc engine.  I looked on the web, but I'm
> not sure what I'm looking for.
> On the left side of the block (not the distributor side), near the top there
> are the markings: N78 307871
> Near the middle of the block: 306840
> and near the bottom: D90
> Hopefully I wrote down some useful numbers.
> Thanks very much for your help,
> John Gottstein

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