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Thread: First timer question

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    First timer question

    Hello,

    I just purchased a 1966 Skylark and the person that I got it from knew nothing about the engine. He said that he had a friend that was working on it (not in a good way) and when I got it she was not running. The past owner has had it for about 20 years and he was working on the body (removing paint). According to him it is a '71 455. I am not too sure. If anyone can enlighten me on determining what engine I have that would be very helpfull.

    Where is the block casting number?

    I have pulled a few numbers off of the heads and intake.
    Pass Head MP1241860
    Driver Head MP1241860
    Intake B1245061-3

    It has an HEI distributer and a 4bbl carb.

    Thanks,

    Superman
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    It's definitely a BBB of 400/430/455 CID. Look on this site for castings numbers & for ID.
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