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1963

Serial Numbers
B J H 1 0 0 0 0 1

Car serial numbers are located on the left front body hinge pillar....

First Digit A = 4000 V-6
O = 4000 V-8
B = 4100 V-6
1 = 4100 V-8
3 = 4300
4 = 4400
6 = 4600
7 = 4700
8 = 4800
Second Digit Year, J = 1963
Third Digit Assembly plant
Last Six Series production number

Engine Identification

V6 - 198 Code is stamped on front of crankcase below left cylinder head.
V6 - 225,
V - 8 300, 340
Code is stamped on right side of crankcase between middle branches of right exhaust manifold
V8 - 215, 400, 401, 425 Code is stamped upside down on front of cylinder block when viewed from front of engine

Engine Tune-up

MODEL
SPARK PLUGS
DISTRIBUTOR
IGN.
TIMING
comp.,
crank
VALVES
FUEL
PUMP
PRESS.
IDLE
SPEED
Type Gap Dwell Gap
Tappet
Clearance, hot
intake
opens,
(deg)
intake exhaust
V6-198 cu. 44S .035 30° .016 5BTD 160 zero zero 18B 4-5 1/4 525
V8-215 cu. 2bbl. 45FFS .035 30° .016 5BTD 160 zero zero 29B 4-5 1/4 525
V8-215 cu. 4bbl. 45FFS .035 30° .016 7 1/2BTD 160 zero zero 29B 4-5 1/4 525
V8-401 cu. 2bbl. 44S .032 30° .016 12BTD 170 zero zero - 5 3/4 485
V8-401 cu. 4bbl. 44S .032 30° .016 12BTD 170 zero zero 37B 5 3/4 485
V8-425 cu. 4bbl. 44S .032 30° .016 12BTD 170 zero zero 31B 5 3/4 485

Engine Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
CUBIC INCHES
CARBURETOR
HP @ RPM
TORQUE
A.M.A.
HP
BORE &
STROKE
COMP.
VALVE
LIFTER TYPE
OIL
PRESSURE
V6 - 198
2 - bbl.
135 @ 4600
215 @ 2400
31.5
3.625 x 3.200
8.8 - 1
hyd.
33
V8 - 225
2 - bbl.
155 @ 4600
220 @ 2400
39.2
3.500 x 2.800
9.0 - 1
hyd.
33
V8 - 215
4 - bbl.
200 @ 5000
240 @ 3200
39.2
3.500 x 2.800
11.0 - 1
hyd.
33
V8 - 401
2 - bbl.
280 @ 4400
424 @ 2400
56.1
4.1875 x 3.64
10.25 - 1
hyd.
40
V8 - 401
4 - bbl.
325 @ 4400
445 @ 2800
56.1
4.1875 x 3.64
10.25 - 1
hyd.
40
V8 - 425
4 - bbl.
340 @ 4400
465 @ 2800
59.5
4.3125 x 3.64
10.25 - 1
hyd.
40

Engine Torque Specifications

MODEL
CYLINDER
HEAD
ROD
BEARINGS
MAIN
BEARINGS
CRANKSHAFT
BALANCER
FLYWHEEL
INTAKE
MANIFOLD
EXHAUST MANIFOLD
V6
65 - 70
30 - 35
100 - 125
140 - 160
50 - 60
25 - 30
10 - 15
V8
65 - 70
30 - 35
50 - 55
REAR 65 - 70
140 - 160
50 - 60
25 - 30
10 - 15
V6 Head torque pattern
V8 Head torque pattern

Front Wheel Bearing Adjustment


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