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    Engine numbers

    Hi
    I have a 1937 buick with a 248 straight 8. I have just purchased a motor for spares was told it was a 248 out of a 1948 however not sure if this is correct how do I tell? enginee number is 63329964 or b33299b4 hard to tell if its a small b or 6 can anyone please help

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    Engine numbers.

    Welcome, Kerry
    The "small" b was used as a 6, or turned upside down, a 9, by Buick. Probability is your spare is a 1951 by the number. Pre ww2, the first digit, 6 in your case, denoted series. If that is the case, 6 3,329,964 is a 1937 320 engine. Later, the last digit is the series marker. So 6,332,996 4 is a 1951 263 from a Special. does the engine in question have a pad about 1/3 way back from the front with 4 bolt holes, each side? If so, for sure 1948 or later.

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    Thanks Ben
    yes it has the engine mount part way back and the bore is about 80mm so I guess it is a 263? the serial number plate is between the distributor and water pump on the right side of the moter

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    Well, that is good. It can be installed in the '37. The front plat that has the motor mounts on the '37 will interchange. How about pictures of the car and the Engine.

    If the 263 came from a Dynaflow car, the bask of the crank will need a little "change" to mount a flywheel to.

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    Hi Ben
    Have attached some photos I think been having problems getting them up on the site. The 263 came with standard 3 speed manual

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    fancy octopus you've got sitting on top there.

    i see you didn't use the "balance tube" trick.
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